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HBO renewed "Treme" after the season was in the can and sent off to critics, meaning that it was still in limbo when the last episode (teleplay by David Simon & Eric Overmeyer, story by Simon & Anthony Bourdain) was written. Limbo is a terrible place for a series to be. "Hill Street" was left hanging until well beyond the point where a proper send off could be filmed. At least John Romano got to burn down the station house; David Milch never was that close with "Deadwood." (A finale to "Deadwood" – any finale, be it the kind of short season "Treme" is being offered or a stand-alone two-hour like Joss Whedon wrestled for "Firefly" – is at the top of just about everyone’s list of episodes we most want to see.) Rather than leave their audience hanging, "Deadwood" style, Simon & Overmeyer settled for a split decision: they wrote a season finale »

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