Rescue Me

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 28, 2005 on FX
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Episode Summary

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.moreless

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  • Definitely an adventurous episode. (Spoilers)

    This episode of Rescue Me was adventurous, mainly because Tommy went to a completely different state to try and locate his family. Also it was adventurous because he had to join a group of singing firefighters to get there. I enjoyed this episode, but at the same time I hated how Janet treated Tommy; and how she went behind his back again to take his kids away. I hope he finds her again soon and presses charges or something, because what she's doing is stupid and wrong. I'm interested to see where Franco takes things with Laura. Overall, I give this episode, Harmony, an 8.5 out of 10.moreless
  • Great show IMO!

    Tommy wants to quit the firehouse in order to spend

    More time with his kids. After his wife kidnapped them!

    In order to do so, he sees his opportunity and tries to work for a firehouse barbershop quartet. But the firehall

    definately wants him back right away.

    However, there is a twist to this....the firemen under his watch already have grown to love his replacement!
  • Need the soundtrack

    I think this is one of, if not the best written shows on TV ever. But i have a problem. I need the soundtrack to the episodes and i cant find it. This one has some great music. Anyone who has some info for me, please respond. Much thnx to all thos who brought this show to us and those who keep it alive!
  • Tommy joins a barbershop quartet and earns them the trophy without busting a note.

    This is what Tommy Gavin brings to whatever he does: His spirit, an overwhelming lust for life and the kind of confidence anyone would hope to have in just about any situation.

    So many ties to Season One. Tommy is desperately bored. This is the same firefighter who chomped amphetamines and leapt building to building to save lives (and, yes, with no small degree of a deathwish). And after the stationhouse beatdown following his cousin Mike's betrayal, Loo was the guy who stood by him, and he and Jerry are the strongest voices to get him back.

    And Sheila, of course -- always a joy. Poor, battered, grudge-holding Franco, but I get where he's coming from, too.

    I was hoping to see what would happen between him and the physical therapist, but it was cool to see something said out-loud between him and Laura. "Unlaid as a pile of bricks" is a fun line, and that was a great exchange all the way through. :)

    So his brother and cousin are tracking his family (well, I really don't know how hard they're working on it) but it's not 'til Colleen calls Tommy that he can connect with them. And the situation he tracks them to is a bad one. I wonder why his kids -- who do want him in their lives -- weren't making a bigger deal about leaving without him, but there are plot devices that don't work that way. The missed connection at the gas station was moving and sad.

    I liked the fight between Tommy and the Mullet. I wish he'd won, but I guess he can't win all of the fights. Can't believe Janet hooked up with another firefighter -- and that one, in particular, since he seemed to have no appreciation for her. Maybe that is just a comfortable place for her to be.

    I like how Tommy won his quartet the trophy without even singing, and that song was indeed beautiful, and structurally perfect -- the sound direction on this show is always outstanding. The thing with the blackmail over the illegitimate daughter was silly, but fun (if dark), the thing between Mike and Teresa was deeply sad (I feel really bad for him even tho he's being a jerk) and I'm feeling really awful for Tommy's uncle. I'm hoping he's o.k. and I'm guessing he's not.

    Great show. And Tommy -- those are some *wild* d.t.'s you've got going, there. Just sayin'.moreless
  • Well written.

    Such a great episode, I didn't want it to end. It's going to be great to see what happens this season on rescue me. I can't wait until Tommy returns to his old firehouse and stops drinking. As bad as it was his ex wife, sold the house and took off with the kids, I think it's what he needed to get his life back on track.
Judy Del Giudice

Judy Del Giudice

Italian Woman

Guest Star

Lou Patane

Lou Patane

Contest Official

Guest Star

Lee Tergesen

Lee Tergesen


Guest Star

Bernardo De Paula

Bernardo De Paula

Jesus Christ

Recurring Role

Dean Winters

Dean Winters

Johnny Gavin

Recurring Role

Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke

Uncle Teddy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Sheila (in baby talk): The diddle baby wants his big Daddy to bring some more soupy. Do you think that big Daddy can bring some more soupy-woupy?
      Tommy: That had better be the baby talking because if it's you, big Daddy's gonna come home and punch you right in the neck.

    • Jewish Cop: Do you know what the difference between Irish guilt and Jewish guilt?
      Tommy: What?
      Jewish Cop: Whiskey.

    • Sean (about his girlfriend): She said if I can find her friend a date we can move on to the next stage.
      Mike: What's the next stage?
      Sean: The blow job stage.
      Mike: I like that stage.
      Sean: Yeah, it's the best stage.

    • (Franco puts the "moves" on Laura)
      Laura: Can I tell you how this is gonna go?
      Franco: Yeah, please. I love a woman who takes control.
      Laura: You're really cute, and really funny, and make great faces, until I sleep with you which I eventually will because you're a tall stud and I'm as unlaid as a pile of bricks.
      Franco: Sounds good so far.
      Laura: But then I'll want more out of the relationship eventually, you know, me being the woman and all and I'm so goddamn good in the sack you will actually try and commit for the first time in your life. You'll change for me Franco. But then you'll resent me and I'll resent you for resenting me. Pretty soon we won't even stand being in the same room together let alone forcing our body parts to intersect. But we have to be in the same room because we work together. So unless one of us dies in a fire or moves away or kills the other. We'll be forced to remember the bloody horrofic train wreck of a relationship that we had that started with your hand on my coat. But it's your move, stud.
      Franco (pause): I'll see you tomorrow.
      Laura: Smart man.

    • (to Chief, who has had his face scratched in his sleep by his wife who has Alzheimer's)
      Lou: Next time you try banging the cat, put little booties over its paws so it can't scratch. That's what I do.

    • Tommy: It's not like you need me around here anyways. The biggest call we got in the last three weeks was that old lady reporting a gas leak. Ended up she was the leakee.

    • Tommy: I'm gonna go upstairs, and leave you three guys alone so you can blow each other.

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