"Don't You Leave Me Here"
Season 3, Episode 8
Dont You Leave Me Here
Air date 11 November, 2012
Written by Eric Overmyer (story)
Tom Piazza (teleplay)
Directed by Ernest Dickerson
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"Don't You Leave Me Here" is the eighth episode of the third season. It is the 29th episode of the series overall. It premiered on HBO on 11 November, 2012. The teleplay was written by Tom Piazza from a story by Eric Overmyer. It was directed by Ernest Dickerson.

LaDonna Batiste-Williams faces increasing intimidation from associates of the man who raped her as his trial date approaches. Police harassment of Sofia Bernette continues as Toni progresses her investigation into departmental corruption. Antoine Batiste approaches Delmond Lambreaux for advice about learning to play modern jazz. Albert Lambreaux begins his chemotherapy treatment. Sonny sells his instruments to fund an engagement ring for Linh. Annie Talarico and Davis McAlary drift apart. Nelson Hidalgo proves his value to C.J. Liguori. Janette Desautel successfully opens her restaurant. Terry Colson loses the support of his colleagues when he refuses to keep quiet about the department's problems.





  1. Khandi Alexander as Ladonna Batiste-Williams
  2. Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux
  3. Chris Coy as L.P. Everett
  4. Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel
  5. India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette
  6. Michiel Huisman as Sonny
  7. Melissa Leo as Antoinette Bernette
  8. Lucia Micarelli as Annie
  9. David Morse as Terry Colson
  10. Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreux
  11. Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste
  12. Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo
  13. Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary


  1. The Iguanas - "My Girlfriend Is A Waitress": Desautel's restaurant kitchen.
  2. John Boutte - "Treme Song": Main title.
  3. Annie T & Her Bayou Cadillac - "Morning Blues": Annie listens to music on her headphones.
  4. Leroy Jones - "Basin Street Blues": Desautel's soft open.
  5. Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman - "Door Poppin'": Lambreaux at Gigi's.
  6. Sonny Landreth with Annie T - "Blue Tarp Blues": Annie sits in at the Music Shed.
  7. Paul Sanchez - "Exit To Mystery Street": Desautel's soft open.
  8. Little Bob & The Lollipops - "I Got Loaded": LaDonna gets a threatening call.
  9. Tom McDermott - "Opulence": Desautel finishes soft opening night.
  10. Johnny Sansone - "Give Me A Dollar": Mimi & McAlary drinking at his home.
  11. Rotary Downs - "Djinni Stomp": Sofia at teenage house party.
  12. Delmond Lambreaux et al - "Misterioso": Batiste sees Delmond play the House of Blues.
  13. Wendell Brunious - "Funkin' It Up": Back stage at the House of Blues.
  14. Fatter Than Albert - "10 Miles To Kenner": Sofia at teenage house party.
  15. Natchez Calliope - "The Entertainer": Sonny and Linh on a levee.
  16. Evan Christopher - "Way Down Yonder": Desautel's actual opening night.
  17. J.J. Johnson and Antoine Batiste - "Viscosity": Batiste plays along with Johnson's modern jazz classic.
  18. Evan Christopher - "The King of Treme": Hidalgo compliments Desautel.
  19. Li'L Queenie & Josh Paxton - "10 Carat Blues": Mimi and McAlary at Chickie Wah Wah.
  20. Donald Harrison, Delmond, Batiste et al - "The 7th Day": Jam session at Delmond's.
  21. Jelly Roll Morton - "Don't You Leave Me Here": End titles.

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