Rescue Me

FX (ended 2011)




Episode Guide

    • Justice
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Tommy copes with a tragedy. Jerry must decide what to do when his wife's condition worsens. Sean has a crisis of faith. Lou learns some shocking facts about Candy. And the crew responds to a multi-level building fire with people trapped inside.
    • Happy
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Tommy's sister suddenly shows up in town when their dad is about to inherit 56 million dollars. Tommy and Janet decide to renew their wedding vows. Meanwhile, Mike is worried when he finds a lump.
    • Devil
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Janet decides to meet with Tommy after not speaking with him for months since the sudden death of their son. Uncle Teddy refuses to allow anyone to help him get out prison. Tommy is shocked when he accidentally discovers just who his nephew has been sleeping with.
    • Discovery
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      During a night out, Franco and Tommy meet two women. Tommy is finding himself bribing his daughter Colleen before she tells their mother about his indulgent treatment of her sister Katy. Jerry visits his wife Jeannie in her expensive nursing home and soon goes to Lou for financial help. Meanwhile John Sr. insists on having his 83rd birthday at a restaurant that no one else likes.moreless
    • Rebirth
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Tommy starts taking Janet's antidepressants. When Sean meddles in Franco and Laura's troubled relationship he makes things worse. After a gay visitor, the crew wonders about Mike's sexuality.
    • Brains
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      When Tommy, Johnny, and Mickey confront Father Murphy it results in tragedy. Sheila needs Tommy's help with a domestic issue. Jerry decides it's time to get a nurse to care for Jeanie. Lou offers to help Candy out with her situation. And Laura discovers the truth behind Franco's poetry.
    • Sensitivity
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Tommy has a chance at finding his kids with help from his oldest daughter. Chief Jerry asks his son for help when his wife's condition worsens.
    • Beached
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Tommy ends up promising Janet that he will help her with the baby, but neglects to tell her about his future plans with Sheila. Meanwhile, Franco decides to check up on his daughter, Keela.
    • Sanctuary
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      The hockey game rematch between the NYPD and the FDNY is right around the corner and Tommy must figure out a plan to save himself from being pummeled by the cops who have it out for him. Tommy's relationship with Sheila is discovered by the guys and they must adhere to tradition to handle it in their own way. When Tommy is visited by his demons during a fire, Franco comes to his aid... with devastating results.moreless
    • Reunion
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Tommy seeks the truth about Sheila while trying to get his kids back; Lou does not like the person he has saved through a bone marrow donation; Franco's addiction puts those he loves at risk; Sean's new girlfriend habitually dates firemen.
    • Bitch
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Tommy lays off the antidepressants when he is kicked off the hockey team. Sheila asks Tommy to talk Damien out of being a firefighter. Meanwhile, when Franco sees Laura with another guy he gets jealous and Tommy's dad gets a surprise when he returns home from a three day trip to Atlantic City.moreless
    • Torture
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Franco begins to fear he's becoming Alicia's boy toy, while Tommy finds a way to end the fling between Damien and his science teacher. The rest of the crew also face their own problems - Lou is becoming real unstable emotionally, the chief has financial problems, and Sean is afraid of Tommy finding out who he's been sleeping with.moreless
    • Zombies
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      After a game of street hockey, Sean takes some sleeping pills believing they are painkillers and it has an unwanted consequence. In the meantime, Tommy and Angie decide to go on their fake date that they know will upset Janet. After having a close call, Lou gets a new angle on firefighting from his Uncle Red.moreless
    • Guts
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      New York City firefighter, Tommy Gavin, cannot escape the ghosts of those who have died around him as he faces the everyday challenge of saving lives while trying to fix his own.
    • Hell
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Tommy and Janet are brought together once again by another Gavin family tragedy. Jerry ends up not showing up for work. Mike decides it is time to look for some advice about his sexuality. Meanwhile, Maggie has a surprise for Sean.
    • Inches
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Tommy attempts to handle the insanity of his father while defending Colleen's new lifestyle to Janet. At the firehouse, Sean and Mike the Probie unknowingly launch a full blown wager among the crew.
    • Twilight
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      John Sr. ends up disappearing after arguing with Tommy about their living conditions. Tommy is none too thrilled with Lou's latest love interest, while Jerry's new woman might prove to be dangerous for him. Also, Sean and Maggie meet with the priest to discuss their upcoming wedding.
    • Believe
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Jerry forces the crew to attend a birthday party that his son is throwing for his boyfriend. Meanwhile, Tommy makes a move on Mariel after she tells him she might not be his half sister after all. Franco asks Laura to move in with him while Sheila tries to make Tommy jealous by showing off her new girlfriend.moreless
    • Babyface
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Janet has given birth to a baby boy---whom she fears prefers Tommy to her. But Tommy has a bigger problem: He's suspected of starting the beach-house fire. Meanwhile, Jerry's son asks him to be his best man at his commitment ceremony; Richie wants Franco to marry Natalie; Lou and Theresa get distracted in church; and the volunteer firefighter (Jennifer Esposito) who rescued Tommy from the beach house takes an interest in him---and isn't shy about letting him know.moreless
    • Iceman
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Tommy is haunted by ghosts of 9/11 and other ghosts, including his dad, his brother Johnny and his cousin Jimmy. Meanwhile, Sean's health continues to deteriorate and black Shawn is still missing; Needles and Lou try to talk Franco into entering a FDNY boxing tournament; Mike befriends Damien; and a nervous young man enters the bar justmoreless
    • Satisfaction
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      While Tommy and Johnny have another encounter, Janet and Angie re-establish their acquaintance. Meanwhile, Sheila is unhappy when she sees Tommy and Angie together. Maggie wants to get back together with Sean. Mike hooks up with a woman at a bar, making his roommate, Chris, jealous. Franco finds out about Jerry's second job at the pub, and the money in the no-smoking jar goes missing.moreless
    • French
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      An exotic woman comes by and that sparks mixed emotions in the house. Tommy deals with possible explusion from the FDNY and a new sponsorship role in AA.
    • Perspective
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Tommy takes Genevieve on a tour of Ground Zero and tells her why the 9/11 footage of Jimmy Keefe was so haunting. And Franco's 9/11 conspiracy theories come under attack. Literally. Meanwhile, Mike's bar proves to be a success; Tommy and Lou have a falling out; and Janet tells Tommy why she sent Katy to an upstate boarding school.moreless
    • Sparks
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      The crew decide to save some children from a disabled school bus as they go to call in Harlem. However, the soon meet up with an upset Rev. Al Sharpton. Franco finally realizes why Alicia is so interested in him. Mike and his roommate discuss their sexuality. Sean ends up telling Tommy about his feelings for Maggie. Sheila has a proposal for Tommy. Janet wants to talk to him about their settlement, but with no lawyers involved.moreless
    • Baptism
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Tommy copes with the loss of his father and a new man in Janet's life. Sheila finds a different way to deal with her issues while Sean, Franco, and Mike concoct a surefire way to get rich and laid.
    • Balls
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Tommy's fate in the firehouse depends on vote by the crew. Tommy reunites with his dad. Franco and Laura's relationship grows.
    • Mickey D
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Mickey learns that Tommy is drinking again; Sheila discovers that Tommy has been sleeping with Janet again; Sean tells Needles about his upcoming cancer surgery; Franco meets a gal in the gym; and Lou has another encounter with Candy.
    • Control
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Job safety requires Tommy and Mike to patch up their differences at work; Sheila uses her leverage to control Tommy's drinking; Lou resists the allure of an old flame.
    • Pieces
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      The crew faces more than accustomed when rescuing a man from his burning apartment; Sean has a request for Maggie's dad; Franco thinks his new girlfriend is hiding something from him; and Tommy realizes that his crew's future together may be in jeopardy.
    • Chlamydia
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      After Sheila bumps into Johnny's ex-wife, Angie, Tommy seeks her out. Jerry and Rose spend a very romantic evening together, while Mrs. Turbody is in jail for statutory rape. This gives Tommy some relief but also new worries, and Franco loses his daughter, Keela.
    • Wheels
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Franco has his first FDNY-tournament fight, and he and Carla have an encounter outside the gym; Candy cooks dinner for Lou; the guys have a surprise for Sean when they visit him in the hospital, and he has one for them. The guys also plan an outing for the kids in the cancer ward.moreless
    • Harmony
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      In an effort to get more time off to search for his wife and kids, Tommy joins the new firehouse’s Barbershop Quartet. Meanwhile back at the old station, Lou and Chief Reilly conspire to get Tommy back, but the rest of the crew has grown fond of his replacement.
    • Alarm
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      When Tommy discovers a secret that Janet is keeping from him, he must come to terms with the possible consequences. At the firehouse, Chief Reilly preps the boys for their new female replacement. With the help of Franco and Sean, Tommy tracks down the man responsible for Billy's death.
    • Leaving
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      When Janet needs more money to cover house repairs, Tommy turns to Uncle Teddy and his "little" friend to help him out with extra cash. When Franco's father has a stroke, Franco finds himself trying to juggle work and raising his daughter on his own. Meanwhile, a goodwill tribute to the firefighters lost in 9/11 goes awry and the firehouse is put in jeopardy.moreless
    • &#!&
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Tommy asks his cousin for help in understanding the bizarre visions he's been having. The crew tries to help Laura understand the essence of male comaraderie.
    • Immortal
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      When Tommy struggles to help Janet in a financial crunch, he must turn to his Uncle Teddy to help him out. The new female addition to the house fights to be accepted by the guys while they do everything they can to drive her nuts. Just as Mike is getting fed up from sleeping on the firehouse couch, he is offered a helping hand with a free place to stay... at a steep price.moreless
    • DNA
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A "friendly" date between Tommy and the widow of his dead cousin takes a unexpected turn when she makes a move on Tommy. Franco's ex-girlfriend shows up at the firehouse and claims he's the father of her five-year-old daughter, turning his life upside down.
    • Retards
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Following a meeting with Janet, Tommy has yet another confrontation with Johnny; Teddy's conjugal visits with Ellie prove to be a letdown; and Franco tries to befriend his new girlfriend's mentally challenged brother. Elsewhere, Tommy keeps his vigil at Stack's bedside.
    • Revenge
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Tommy takes one step forward by convincing Janet to leave Roger but two steps backward when she stumbles onto his latest fling. The boys convince Sean to date a woman but neglect to tell him that she is actually a he. Franco discovers he can't shake his newfound fatherly instincts.
    • Commitment
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Tommy encounters Colleen's boyfriend and sparks fly; Jerry learns he flunked his physical and is given a desk job; Uncle Teddy, hiding from Ellie, breaks into prison guard Lenny's apartment; Sheila goes out with the man who pulled her from the beach house, while Tommy keeps avoiding Nona (Jennifer Esposito), the volunteer firefighter who rescued him from the blaze; and Mike seeks Tommy's advice on how to deal with his dying mother's request that he kill her.moreless
    • Mom
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      While Tommy attempts to make reason of the chaos in his life, he continues to defy death while pulling dangerous stunts on the job. Lou admits his infidelity to his wife and receives an unexpected surprise. When tragedy strikes his family, Tommy must come to the rescue of his father.
    • Seven
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      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.moreless
    • Karate
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Lou turns to new-age techniques in his efforts to change his life. Sean and Maggie come to a surprising decision. Tommy and Angie continue to see each other, which quickly leads to an embarrassing scene with Janet.
    • Gay
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      When a retired gay firefighter makes a published claim that several firemen who died in 9/11 were closeted gays, Chief Reilly is determined to set the record straight. While attempting to mask the pain of losing his wife and kids, Tommy does Jimmy a favor and spies on his widow which leads to a surprising discovery. The probie must deal with the unexpected repercussions of being a hero after making his first save in a fire.moreless
    • Orphans
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Tommy comes to terms with the reality of his broken family as a result of a shocking experience with his father. When a freak accident occurs, Franco must make a life-changing decision, and Chief Reilly is forced to expose a family secret in order to save his career.
    • Tuesday
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Tommy is embarrassed about the beach-house fire investigation; Teddy is released from prison; Mike gets unthinkable request from his mother.
    • Butterfly
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      When Tommy asks for extra vacation time, Chief Reilly tips him off on how to get a free two week vacation from headquarters. While building a deck for Tommy's neighbor, Tommy takes advantage of his "free" advice which leads him to make a bold move in reconciling with Janet.
    • Kansas
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Tommy decides to make life a living hell for his wife's new boyfriend by wreaking havoc on his business and finances. Meanwhile, Chief Reilly faces possible suspension as the result of an altercation with a fellow firefighter and Lou decides to share his poetry.
    • Solo
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Janet plots revenge when she learns what Tommy did with the baby; Franco questions his marriage proposal to Natalie in light of Alicia and Keela's return; and Tommy faces his ghosts.
    • Shame
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      Franco's addiction to painkillers has driven him to a support group to get help with his problem. A young boy clings to life after Tommy saves him from a fire. Jerry is introduced to his gay son's life partner.

    • Voicemail
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      In the opener to the second season, troubled Tommy Gavin is having a difficult time adjusting to life at his new uneventful firehouse after the volatile split with his old crew. On top of this he is still looking for his missing wife who has kidnapped his three children and he has to come to terms with the fact that his dead cousin’s wife is pregnant with his baby. His frustrations come to a head and he has a meltdown with a street vendor selling 9/11 memorabilia.moreless
    • Wine
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      After learning of Colleen's relationship with Black Shawn, Tommy decides that it's time for a talk about the birds and the bees. Tommy also decides to meet with the French reporter who's writing a book about 9/11, and issues raised by her book lead to friction between Franco and Mike. Meanwhile, Mike hits on a new theme for his bar; and Sean seeks out treatment for his bad back.moreless
    • Initiation
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      As Damien joins 62 Truck, Sheila reminds Tommy of his promise to watch out for him. Meanwhile, Janet gives Tommy guidelines for their relationship; the guys attend a memorial dedication for a firefighter who died on 9/11; and Sean is released from the hospital, vowing to live life to the fullest.moreless
    • Torch
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      After dealing with a particularly horrific accident on the job, Tommy questions his feelings in a dream sequence with his dead father, brother and son, and Jimmy Keefe. Meanwhile, Sean has an unwanted visitor at the hospital; and Lou has a very-much-wanted visitor to his apartment.
    • Jimmy
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Lou wants to cooperate with Genevieve because he's interested in her. She's interested in Tommy, who isn't particularly interested in her, but he does watch some 9/11 footage she gives him, and what he sees is very disturbing. Meanwhile, Mike's bar opens; Sean's back still hurts; and Sheila's psycho-dramaturge tells her to "purge" herself of Tommy.moreless
    • Jump
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Tommy tends bar to relieve tension after a failed rescue attempt puts the guys down in the dumps. Meanwhile, Franco steps into the ring against one of Carla's friends.
    • Balance
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Tommy and Janet deal with revelations about the baby; Sean learns a secret that Mike has been trying to hide; the new probie holds the guys to their agreement about doing no 'probie' work; and Lou's cousin Mike visits.
    • Thaw
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Tommy takes heat from both Needles and Dwight, and receives offers from Janet and Sheila; Sean tells his mother about his illness; black Shawn sees Colleen again; and Franco's boxing skills are tested
    • Forgiven
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      When headquarters shuts down the house, the crew formulates a makeshift response to a nearby call. A face from the past stirs Tommy and Janet's emotions as their date begins to unravel.
    • Ashes
      Season 7 - Episode 9

      After Seven Seasons and 92 Episodes, Rescue Me draws to a close. In the highly-anticipated series finale, after the fire, the guys struggle to pick up the pieces. The probies receive a familiar speech and stand before a new leader.

    • Zippo
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Tommy has rocky encounters with Janet and Sheila, and an encounter with Kelly that isn't as rocky. Meanwhile, the guys go grocery shopping with the newly domesticated Lou.
    • Head
      Season 7 - Episode 5

      Tommy has his badge revoked after his latest outburst goes national. Sheila's attack affects Tommy's biggest critics when they aren't looking; which ends up freeing Tommy and clearing the Gavin family of all negative association.

    • David
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      When Kelly-- a headstrong recent save-- continues to probe the firehouse for men, Tommy steps in to put a halt on her advances on Damian. Lou approaches Needles to act as a buffer to Tommy for the upcoming nuptials.
    • Carrot
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      A trash-talking woman shows up at the firehouse looking for a date; Janet gives Tommy an ultimatum; Needles and Lou instigate a battle of the sexes; Sean has a new medical problem.
    • Sheila
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Lou sees the same thing on the 9/11 tape as Tommy did---and so does Sheila. Meanwhile, Sheila has a talk with Damien about his plan to join FDNY; Tommy gets to know Janet's boyfriend; Sean gets the results of his medical tests; and Colleen and Black Shawn discuss the parameters of their relationship.moreless
    • Play
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Tommy and Janet drive upstate together for a weekend at Katy's boarding school, and Teddy and Maggie surface in Maryland, where they are volunteers at a VA hospital. Back in New York, Franco gives Lou love tips, and Sean has a new health issue.
    • Drink
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Janet and Sheila's plan goes haywire; Teddy suffers a major personal loss.
    • Good-Bye
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Damian tries, and fails, to leave the house; Tommy and Sheila come to an epiphany about their relationship.
    • Brownies
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      Upset by Tommy's bitter and caustic television interview, Franco looks to move beyond 62 Truck before his own career gets too tainted.

    • Disease
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      The guys visit Sean in the hospital; Katy is home from school and wants a family dinner, one that includes Colleen and Black Shawn; and Lou and Tommy make a wager concerning the women in their lives.
    • Animal
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      The Gavin clan stages an intervention after several disturbing family calls; the mysterious woman (Gina Gershon) from the restaurant leaves Tommy wanting more; Janet must take matters into her own hands to get her baby back; and a depressed Mike calls Tommy in a moment of despair.
    • Pussified
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Emotions flare up when the crew learns about Jerry's death; Tommy's manhood is called into question after some embarrassing romantic encounters; Sean confronts Maggie about her drinking; Franco considers asking Natalie to marry him; and Lou looks for a way to get that ringer Bart for the house basketball team.
    • Cowboy
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Needles' political leverage catches the FDNY HQ off guard, leaving them no choice but to reopen the house. Feinberg loses control, Damian saves a helpless victim from a fire, and Tommy and Sheila find themselves in hot water.
    • Black
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      The crew gets a new chief. Sheila makes a surprising proposition to Tommy. Franco feels ready to propose to Natalie. Tommy gets embarrassed. Sean attempts to convince Maggie not to divorce him.
    • Keefe
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Tommy plays hero in someone else's uniform, confusing the crew; Colleen finds a new reason to get upset with Tommy; Natalie asks Franco for a favor; a rift between Mike and Black Shawn nearly leads to blows; and Tommy makes a move on the chief's daughter. This does not please the chief.moreless
    • Menses
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      The guys go stir crazy waiting for a job; Lou fakes his physical; a news team memorializes Jimmy; Tommy is saved by an unfamiliar face.
    • Yaz
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      In the fourth-season finale, Sheila learns that Jimmy's ghost has been spotted on several occasions, so she investigates. Meanwhile, Colleen blames Tommy for her failed relationship; Franco and Natalie come to an understanding, as do Lou, Cousin Mike and Latrina; and Tommy spends time with his father.
    • Blackout
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Tommy falls off the wagon, while the crew looks for Colleen.
    • Lesbos
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      The perfect party becomes a nightmare when a herd of brutish women infiltrate the bar. Tommy's love triangle reaches new heights.
    • Jeter
      Season 7 - Episode 7

      Franco demands a sense of responsibility around the house; Lou delivers Tommy's letters.

    • Mutha
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Sheila and Janet join forces and shake-up Tommy's family life.
    • Vows
      Season 7 - Episode 8

      Colleen's wedding becomes an emotional affair; the guys tackle the mother of all fires.

    • Press
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Tommy puts an end to Kelly's dull date and to his spell of uselessness; Lou becomes godfather; Colleen finds a dress; Tommy sits down for his interview.
    • Clean
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Tommy is cleaning the firehouse as punishment for yet another antiauthoritarian outburst when a mysterious woman strolls through. Meanwhile, Tommy's family confronts him about his drinking.
    • High
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      The Gavin family AA group's first meeting doesn't go exactly as planned. Tommy bribes Colleen for information on Janet. Franco learns the truth about Natalie from Richie while Lou contemplates revenge on Cousin Mike.
    • Cycle
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Tommy goes on another memorable date with Beth for the sake of the crew; Black Shawn proves himself in an unexpected arena; Franco realizes what he's really lost while Latrina shows she knows how to keep Lou happy; Dad gives Tommy some insight into his childhood.
    • Breakout
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Lou's hospital stay might be short lived; Tommy seeks out a priest (Peter Gallagher); Sean reconnects with a cancer-stricken firefighter.
    • Comeback
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      The crew is challenged on Tommy's first day back to work.
    • 344
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      Tommy writes love letters and returns to Ground Zero with an old friend.

    • Sanctuary
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      The job gives Tommy cause to worry about his daughter; Colleen requires more extreme measures to straighten out.
    • A.D.D
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Tommy and Sheila do their best to adjust to life after Damian's accident; Sheila copes with her grief; Tommy struggles to budget his time between his family and the FDNY, and the guys find themselves with a new pickup ploy.
    • Change
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Tommy's plans to make amends hit a snag.
    • Legacy
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      A terrifying vision of the afterlife leaves Tommy shaken as he attempts to reconnect with his friends and family back on the outside. At the firehouse, the crew's fate hangs in the balance when the department decides to cut costs.