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Monday, July 4, 2011

Treme Season 2 Concludes

Treme Season 2 wrapped up business last night with a mostly happy ending -
  • Albert is finally happy!  Yes, he is - he likes the money he made with his and Delmond's and the all-star recording, and he's up for more.
  • Janette's not only back in New Orleans - to open her own restaurant, this time with some strong money backing - but she's in bed with her sous-chef Jacques.   Glad to see it - good for both of them.
  • Davis is back on the air - at least, as a substitute host for a night.  Otherwise, he's come to terms with his not be being a big star.  He's still together with Annie - but I bet that she gets back with Sonny next year, and Janette has a least one roll with Davis.
  • Sophia has come to terms with her father's suicide.
  • LaDonna is finally back to her feisty self - getting to righteously beat on one of her vicious attackers.  After meting out this justified piece of personal justice, she feels better about the bar and her patient husband.
That's the good news.  On the other side of the ledger -
  • Toni and Terry seem pretty close to finished - at least, for now - after Terry rudely badgers Toni for some evidence in a murder.  It's all for a good cause, but Toni doesn't know that.
  • Nelson has to take a break from N.O. - his backer cuts him loose, because of his association with Oliver Thomas.
  • Speaking of which, the Councilman is out of the race for Mayor, and arrested for bribery, just as happened in real life.
Kudos again to Thomas for playing himself - he did a good job - and to Treme's producers for giving him this role.

It was a good season - not as exciting as the first season, but weaving together an engrossing set of stories.   And the music was always great.   In fact, for this last episode, I have no favorite, because I loved them all - every swinging performance - especially the dazzling work at the Jazz Fest.

I'll see you here next year.  (By the way, I didn't get a chance to review last week's episode, but I liked it just fine.)

See also Treme Is Back! ... Treme 2.2: Bounce and Jazz ... Treme 2.3: Crime and Music ... Treme 2.4: Angry Albert ... Treme 2.5: "Today I'm Gonna Write a Song" ... Treme 2.6: "Phil Ochs Said" ... Treme 2.7: "One-Murder Mardis Gras" ... Treme 2.8: Antoine's Music ... Treme 2.9: Pied Pipers

And also Treme! ... Treme 1.2: "If you ain't been to heaven" ... Treme 1.3: Fine Sweet and Sour ... Treme 1.4: New Orleans, New York, Nashville ... Treme 1.5: Delicious! ... Treme 1.8: Passions and Dreams ... Treme 1.9: Creighton ... Treme Season One Finale: Happy Sad Life

And: My Favorite Moment in Treme (Season One)

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