HOLLYWOOD—The first season finale of “Treme” was titled “I’ll Fly Away.” I could have cried at the playing of that old gospel son at the end of the episode, which left few dry eyes sitting in front of the TV and most devoted viewers feeling like the season ended too soon.

On Sunday night, Toni’s (Melissa Leo) concerns about Creighton turned to anger, as viewers were expecting this reaction by Toni, but it was still very dramatic to watch. Leo is an incredible performer and her acting style grew on me by the end of the season.

Albert and the Indians suited up for St. Joseph’s night, which was a huge surprise and a clear spectacle produced in an excellent manner. Antoine gambled away a big payday. If New Orleans has any stereotype, it’s that some residents if not most throw away prime opportunities, which they seem to feel is just part of life! Davis tried to convince Janette to stay put, but I was rooting for her to go her own way. Annie weighed her future options, and a funeral procession offered its mourners a chance to reflect on the events of the last year in New Orleans.

The season culminated into one huge spectacular finale, which fans are discussing. Reader Ann said, “I feel like it ended too soon. I’m going to miss this show, but am excited it’s been picked up for another season.”

The episode was written by David Simon and directed by Agnieszka Holland. “Treme” was created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer; executive producers, David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Eric Overmyer, Carolyn Strauss; co-executive producer, David Mills; producer, Anthony Hemingway; directors, Agnieszka Holland, Jim McKay, Ernest Dickerson, Anthony Hemingway, Christine Moore, Brad Anderson, Simon Cellan Jones and Dan Attias; writers, David Simon, Eric Overmyer, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Lolis Eric Elie, Tom Piazza and Davis Rogan.