Though our love for 'The Wire' carried us through quite a bit, HBO and David Simon's New Orleans drama 'Treme' will come to an ultimate conclusion by the end of the year, premiering its fourth and shortened final season on December 1. That said, why wait for the return when we've got the first trailer and descriptions of all five final episodes right here?

Our last look at the post-Katrina series' latest run of episode brings together all our favorite characters and character actors, including Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce), Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), Melissa Leo, David Morse and more. Meanwhile, HBO has released descriptions of all five upcoming episodes that give us some insight into the final 'Treme' season.

Spoilers be warned!

Episode #32: “Yes We Can Can”

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

New Orleans celebrates the election of Barack Obama; Desautel opens her own Bywater restaurant; LaDonna rebuilds Gigi’s bar; school band director Batiste gets invested in his students’ lives.

Episode #33: “This City”

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

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.

Episode #34: “Dippermouth Blues”

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

McAlary and Desautel spend New Year’s Eve together; Batiste picks up a movie job; LaDonna comforts Lambreaux; Colson offers to testify, and the NOPD retaliates.

Episode #35: “Sunset on Louisianne”

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

McAlary celebrates his 40th; Bernette gets a break in her case; Annie dumps her band; Lambreaux insists that Delmond carry on as Big Chief after he’s gone; Everett returns to New Orleans.

Episode #36: “…To Miss New Orleans” (series finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (9:00-10:15 p.m.)

Colson is offered a transfer; guardians send Lambreaux home; Batiste takes his sons to a Dr. John gig; Hidalgo returns to Texas; McAlary revisits his pothole, now decorated.

The final season premiere of 'Treme' will unfold on Sunday, December 1, so check out the full trailer above, and tell us in the comments if you'll tune in to check out our last hours in New Orleans!