Rescue Me


Season 4, Ep 7, Aired 8/1/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A devastating fire has a profound effect on the crew; Tommy wrestles with his feelings about the baby; Alicia (Susan Sarandon) returns with a proposition for Franco; Troy breaks up with Sheila while Lou makes a tough decision about Theresa; and Sean apologizes to Mike about the fire he set that burned down Mike's mother's house.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • 9 Children die and Tommy now realizes what he has to do...

    By GripNRip73, Aug 22, 2007

  • Rescue Me delivers the best TV episode of the summer. No spoilers.

    By PabloExobar, Aug 02, 2007

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  • Quotes (9)

    • Mickey (on the phone): So, I saw the baby fire in the news. Tommy: Jesus Christ. The baby fire? They're still callin' it the baby fire, I guess. You know, why don't they call it the '16 appliances plugged into one wall socket fire', how about that, huh? Mickey: Yeah, I know, Tom. I'm just sayin' what they're sayin. Tommy: Or how about 'God doesn't really give a shit about poor black kid's fire', how about that name, huh? It's unbelievible to me, it really is. What was God thinkin' here, Mick? What do you think? What did he have in mind? Mickey: We don't know. Maybe he was showin' his mercy, maybe he was savin' these kids from a fate far worse down the line somewhere. Either way, it's out of our hands. Tommy: Well, lemme tell 'ya somethin', okay? We carried those goddamn kids out in our goddamn hands because their moron parents plugged in faulty space heaters because they were tryin' to keep warm, 'cause their shit-ass landlords were too cheap to keep the goddamn heat on. God had nothin' to do with it, okay? God doesn't even venture into the equation, okay? But according to your theory, I guess God had Connor run over by a drunk driver, why? So he can spare him the fate, of maybe having cancer of the ass when he was 42 years old? Is that what's goin' on, Mick? Mickey: Or maybe because of his DNA he becomes a raging alcoholic and gets behind the wheel with a load on and runs over somebody else's innocent kid 15 years from now. Maybe that's what's happenin'. Did you ever think of that, huh? Tom? ... Tom? Tommy: Yeah. Nobody knows nothin', Mick. Not until it happens. Mickey: You're wrong. Everything happens for a reason.

    • Tommy (answering the phone): Yeah. Colleen: Hey, Dad. Tommy: Hey. What's wrong? Colleen: Nothing. Tommy (clears his throat): Need some money? Colleen: I can't believe that you would think that I would be callin' you... Tommy: Okay, you know what, sweetheart? I've raised from when you were a zygote. You got my DNA, okay? I can read you like a book. I know you're callin' me about money, and I know you're not callin' me about a little money, it must be the rent money, right? Because no one calls about a goddamn blender at this time of the night. Colleen: Yes. Tommy: Is your ring nosed, loser boyfriend kinda sittin' there coachin' you through this call? Colleen: No. (camera pans, so you can see her boyfriend sitting there) Tommy: Yeah, uh huh. ... I'll tell 'ya what, I'll drop the money by later tonight. And tell your boyfriend he can stop. Colleen (to her boyfriend): Stop. (into phone) Thanks, Dad.

    • Sean: So, listen, bro. I got kind of a confession to make. I know why you're gay. Mike: I'm not gay, dude. Sean: Yes, you are, come on. And here's why: your parents are gay. Mike: What? Sean: Your parents were gay, Mike. They're homos, come on. Mike: How do you know about that? Sean: That's the other part of the confession I was just getting to. You know the fire the other day at your mom's, that burn the whole house down? I broke in that night and I rooted around in the closets and I found all the pictures. Mike: Well, nevermind the pictures, are you sayin' that you burned my mom's house down? Sean: I'm sorry, dude. I'm really sorry. You can hit me if you want. (Mike slaps him, and the Sean slaps Mike right back) Mike: Ow. Asshole. You said I could hit you. Sean: I'm sorry, it was a reflex. Jesus. I feel terrible about your mom's house, I really do. It was an accident, Mike. I swear to God. Mike: So, that's why the guys are callin' you 'Zippo'. Sean: Yeah. So, how pissed are you? Mike: I don't know... About the slap? Sean: No, about the fire, asshole. Mike: Oh, uh... I--I I'm not really that pissed I guess, you know? I mean, to be honest, I... that place was kinda like... it had a lot of bad memories, you know? And-- And I'm kinda happy to be rid of it, I guess. Sean: Wow. Mike: Yeah. ... You know what, you're wrong about a few things. I'm not gay, and havin' gay parents, doesn't make you gay. Sean: Well, it's gotta increase the chances a little bit, don't 'ya think? Mike: I don't know. Maybe. Bro, can you just do me a favor? Sean: Of course, dude, anything. You name it. Mike: Promise? Sean: I promise. Mike: Can you not tell the guys about my parents? Sean: Okay, okay. I.. I wouldn't. I would never... I mean, I kinda already did. Mike: You dick! (Sean slaps him) Ow! What are you doing? Sean: Sorry. I was anticipating, I can't believe I... are you alright? (puts his hand on Mike's shoulder) Mike: Don't touch me, asshole.

    • Alicia (about Keela): She wants you in her life. She needs you. ... We need you. So, I was thinking, maybe we should give it another go. Franco: Uh... I... uh, Alicia, I uh, I kinda met someone. A girl. Alicia: You met a girl? No, you're kidding. Not you. Fracno: It's a... It's serious. Alicia: What does that mean, like a week or something? Franco: I gave her a ring. Alicia: So this is love? Franco: I guess so. I mean, yeah, totally. It's love.

    • Mike: I still feel so bad. Her cheating on you... with me... that bitch. Kenny: Well, you know, it's not the first time she cheated on anyone. Mike: So, she's done it before? Kenny: She was a nun when I met her so technically, you know, she was married to Jesus. Mike: I guess that makes you the other man. (laughs) That's a mighty impressive takeaway on your part. Kenny: Yeah, well, I'm real proud about that. Even if it means I'm takin' the express train to hell. Mike: But look, it was worth it, right? Kenny: No, not really. ... You know, I mean, you're family, Mike. That's what's important, you know, family, that... that unbreakable bond. And I'm willing to forgive and forget. Mike: Bros before hoes, right? Kenny: Bros before hoes. Mike: Now, let's get shitfaced and make it offical.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: June 28, 2009 on AXN Finland: January 7, 2010 on Nelonen

    • Music Featured In This Episode: The Lure Would Prove Too Much - Twilight Singers Wedding Song - Abel Some Unholy War - Amy Winehouse

    Trivia (1)

    • Katy's full name is Kathleen Marie Gavin.

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