Rescue Me

Season 2 Episode 12

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 06, 2005 on FX
9.3
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10

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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.

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  • That was like the saddest thing I ever seen, yet I get the feeling that too much have happen recently.

    9.0
    The look on Tommy's seeing his son coverd in blood on the pavement was just... powerful. There are moments when I feel like crying when I watch touching movie or show and to see the kid pass away at the hospital was one of the. I don't know how to feel about this, I didn't see that coming at all. But that's the thing about drunk drivers, you can have the time of your life and they one of them come and turn it upside down. One of the best things about this series is the characters and I've really got attached to some of them and share some of the pain Tommy is feeling. Janet slap Tommy in the face before she leaves the hospital, and it couldn't be clearer than that - it's over between them. It's not his fault, but I can't blame her for blaming him, I know I would. I really love the show and every episode so far, but now it needs to slow down a bit or it will flip out and spin out of control. I mean, in the last couple of episodes a pedofile priest, and Tommy's newly discouvered half brother, makes one of his victims to blow his brains out and Jerry's wife tries to kill herself and the list goes on.moreless
  • This episode is a prime example of what a Dramity really is!

    9.9
    This series is about laughter and tragedy. That is what it comes down to. The series is found on the sadness of 9/11. If that had never happened then this series would most likely not exist. That being said it's shocking how much we can laugh with it, even with all the tragedy which continues to occur in the life of Tommy Gavin. The fire crew is shown in one scene laughing and playing practical jokes. The next we're reminded of the Chief's sick wife. One scene we laugh as a rich old women leaves sixty million dollars to her cats. The next we see Tommy's family collapse again, and in more ways than one. What it comes down to is great television which makes us believe we know each character personally. It makes us laugh with them at the high points and feel for them in the low points.moreless
  • Tommy loses his son to a drunk driver.

    10
    This show never ceases to amaze me with the depths it will go to. From the promos, I was suspicious of Connor\'s fate, but watching it happen was unlike anything else. Heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, Denis Leary and Andrea Roth delivered Emmy-calibur performances that had me sobbing uncontrollably. Ray Lamontagne\'s beautiful melody was a perfect fit for this scene, and his contributions to this season\'s episodes made me run out and buy his CD, Trouble (which is superb). This episode is Rescue Me at its best: raw, emotional scenes matched with enhancing meddlies that bring the viewer to their emotional knees in both laughter and tears.moreless
  • OH MY GOD!

    6.2
    What the hell? they killed off conner?! couldn't they killed off Janet? she's whines more than the kids! please Denis leary if you ever read this KILL HER and bring back the kid, i loved the part when they find the dad's new wife dead on the ground and they walked to the other room and start cheering over her millions so funny
  • After a bit of a lull in plot momentum, things begin to fall into place.

    10
    This episode was worth the build-up. The show seemed to be dragging for a bit but the payoff was great. And for those who haven't seen it yet, I won't reaveal anything. All I have to say is I admire this show for having the guts to go where it goes and not hold back. A fine episode that makes you appreciate the FX channel for the quality television it can bring us.moreless
Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Tommy Gavin

Andrea Roth

Andrea Roth

Janet Gavin

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Sheila (Season 2, Recurring Previously)

Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata

Franco Rivera

Jack McGee

Jack McGee

Chief Jerry Reilly

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey

Jimmy Keefe

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Ringmaker

Guest Star

Alexie Gilmore

Alexie Gilmore

Dawn

Guest Star

Ed Moran

Ed Moran

Detective

Guest Star

Dean Winters

Dean Winters

Johnny Gavin

Recurring Role

Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke

Uncle Teddy

Recurring Role

Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Rose

Recurring Role

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    • Uncle Teddy: You mean to tell me she's leaving 60 million dollars to the goddamn cats?!
      Lawyer: And the cancer foundation.
      Uncle Teddy: I got cancer.
      Tommy: You do?
      Lawyer: Cat cancer.

    • Sean: Hey, I've-- I've been thinkin' about your nuts. And I think it's gonna be okay. I mean, look at Lance Armstrong. He turned out really well.
      Mike: Yeah, was that before or after he landed on the moon?
      Sean: No, Lance Armstrong. The guy who won the Tour de France like 26 times in a row. (Mike is silent) Whoa, holy shit, bro you don't even know what the Tour de France is, do you?
      Mike: I want to say wine tasting?

    • (In Tommy's apartment)
      Maggie: Who decorated this place? Elton John?
      Tommy: No. I kinda left that all up to Janet this time.
      Maggie (sees a bird cage): Yeah, well, it looks like your bird flew the coop.
      Tommy: Well, those are-- we, we really never had birds those are... what's the word? Decorative.
      Maggie: Hmm. They're queer.

    • Maggie: I figured you and me we always had a special bond. Backed each other up.
      Tommy: I know. I know.
      Maggie: I figure the only reason that you like me is because I'm the only person the family hates worse than you.
      Tommy: There might be a sliver of truth to that. But you know I love you and Johnny likes you.
      Maggie: Oh, don't pump sunshine up my ass Tommy. Johnny is scared shitless of me. Always was.

    • John Sr.: Compliments of my beautiful daughter, Peggie Sue.
      Maggie: It's Maggie, you stupid old fart.

    • John Sr.: I haven't seen you in many, many years. Peggie Sue. I hardly reconized you.
      Maggie: You know what? Why do you gotta call me that name? I hate that name. My name's Maggie.
      John Sr.: It's the name your mother and I gave you.
      Maggie: I don't care. It's a stupid name. Just because you and mom were a Buddy Holley fan doesn't mean I gotta be stuck with that stupid name for the rest of my life.

    • (Janet wants a ring that has all rare stone in it: emerald, pearl, onyx, and ruby. Tommy suggests something else)
      Ringmaker: That's an argot.
      Tommy: Right. And that symbolizes what?
      Ringmaker: Dirt. Soil. The outdoors.
      Tommy: Uh-huh. And how rare would that one be?
      Ringmaker: Not very.
      Tommy: Right. That could be an interesting thing, you know. Common people, back to our roots, that sorta thing. Back to the Earth, you know.
      Janet: Dirt.
      Tommy: Well, no. Back to the Earth, honey. (she gets up and leaves) From once we came.

    • Cop: I didn't know you were a fan of the open water.
      Johnny: I'm a fan of any place where people aren't shootin' at my ass.

    • John Sr.: Nobody changes, Tommy. You know that.
      Tommy: I changed. I quit drinking.
      John Sr.: That doesn't mean you've changed. That means you're a pussy.

    • Sean (gasps): You banged my sweet cousin, Angie?
      Franco: No.
      Sean: Oh, Jesus.
      Franco: I banged your sister.
      Sean: Missy? Franco she was like 17.
      Franco: I know. I waited a year.

    • Janet: We should renew our vows.
      Tommy: Huh?
      Janet: You know, have like a little ceremony. Invite our friends and family. Let the whole world know that we are still devoted to one another.
      Tommy: Well, that sounds like a lot of work, honey. Can't we just get some tattoos or something?

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