Treme “This City” Season 4 Episode 2 airs Sunday Dec 8 2012 at 10pm on HBO.
Episode Synopsis: Treme Season 4 Episode 2 “This City” – Lambreaux learns his cancer has spread; Delmond plays with Terence Blanchard in New York; Annie wins song of the year for “This City”; violence strikes one of Batiste’s students.
Show Summary: In this improbable city, which is responsible for some of America’s greatest cultural gifts, the protagonists of TREME can rely on little, other than a sense of what they can, and must, create that gives life in New Orleans power and value. Here, the multiculturalism that has created and sustained the Crescent City – a blend that is French and Caribbean, Spanish and African-American and American – is a value embraced and understood by those who can’t imagine living anywhere else. By such currency, New Orleans keeps its people committed to it, despite the odds.
This season, as one major character bravely faces his mortality, others look to make headway in careers, relationships and artistic endeavors, all amidst hope that an Obama administration will bring renewed attention and financial aid to New Orleans. The results are mixed, as opportunities end up in the hands of outsiders looking for quick financial gain, while the guardians of the flame struggle to make their voices heard over the din of construction and local politics