Rescue Me

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 22, 2004 on FX
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Episode Summary

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

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  • Another character development episode. (Spoilers)

    Yet another great episode, showing Tommy continuing to do more dangerous things. I hope that in future episodes he changes the way he does things; because if he keeps going down this road he'll end up hurting himself or the people he cares about. I'm glad that he got the money for his ex-wife at the end of the episode, showing that good things still happen to him, even though they don't happen very often. I'm still hoping that Franco visits his daughter soon, because that was one of my favorite plots of this show. Overall, I give this episode, Immortal, an 8 out of 10.moreless
  • Great show once again!

    Janet is finacially strapped and unable to turn to Tommy for help, he goes to his uncle to get her out of the mess that she is in.

    Meanwhile, a new person, a woman, joins the fire department and as usual, there are sexist and condescending remarks there at the workplace.

    As she tries to find a way to be accepted!
James Badge Dale

James Badge Dale

Timo Gavin

Guest Star

Kaitlin Hopkins

Kaitlin Hopkins

Jennifer's Mom

Guest Star

Phoebe Strole

Phoebe Strole


Guest Star

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne


Recurring Role

Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke

Uncle Teddy

Recurring Role

Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Tommy's Dad

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Leary is seen wearing a shirt bearing Garnet "Ace" Bailey's name, number and picture. Ace Bailey was the lead scout for the Los Angeles Kings (also a former Boston Bruin) who was killed on September 11th when Flight 175 hit the World Trade Center.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Uncle Teddy: Hey, Tommy, do me a favor: come here and pick up this wad of cash for me.
      Tommy: That's it, you're goin' on a diet.

    • (After he starts the car up in the garage with the door shut)
      Uncle Teddy: Tell my wife she can kiss my ass.

    • (Talking about when Lisa, her psychic friend first met Tommy, Lisa thinks that he is a ghost magnet)
      Shelia: She said that she got this vibe from you.
      Tommy: She-- she got a vibe from me? (Shelia nods) I don't have a vibe, okay? I can't afford a vibe.

    • (On the phone)
      Tommy: Hey, Dad, what's goin' on? How ya doin'?
      John Sr.: Ah, good. (In captions below "Horrible.")
      Tommy: How's ma?
      John Sr.: She's good, she went to the grocery store. (In captions below "First peace I've had all week.") She's makin' her famous chicken casserole tonight. God help us.
      Tommy: So, uh...what do you want? (In captions below "I'm kinda busy right now.")
      John Sr.: I want some of them shooters and in a little mini fridge like Teddy had. You can stick it down in the basement, your mother would never know the difference.
      Tommy: Dad. (In captions below "You're nuts.")
      John Sr.: Tommy. (In captions below "So what.")

    • Laura: I know you guys are talkin' about my tits and my ass. Just in case you are wondering, I'm a 34-C cup, my nipples are slightly larger than average and stand up like top-hats when aroused. My ass is tight as a snare drum but still soft to the touch. Any more questions?
      Tommy: Wow. (Laura puts Tommy's sandwich on the table)
      Sean: Yeah. Can I get one of those? (points to the sandwich)
      Laura: No. (leaves)
      Tommy: Did she just say top-hats?
      Franco: I believe she did.
      Lou: I've always been a big fan of formal wear.

    • (Tommy throws money into the air)
      Tommy: I think you asked for what? Four grand? There's about six or seven here.
      Janet: Where did you get it, Tom?
      Tommy: The harder I work, the luckier I goddamned get.

    • Janet (to Tommy): I'm sick of the poor-ass Irish story!

    • Franco: Two fags in a tree.
      Lou: It's a tree-some!

    • Uncle Teddy: Where's Elvis?
      Tommy: What?
      Uncle Teddy: Isn't this heaven?
      Tommy: No, it's my garage.
      Uncle Teddy: Goddamn it! I'm alive. Shit!

    • (Tommy is pulled over for speeding through a downtown intersection)
      Tommy: Hey, how you doing? Hey, Collins man!
      Collins: You better have a good excuse, Gavin.
      Tommy: Oh, you know what man, I got a phone call...
      Collins: That was some dare-devil shit back there.
      Tommy: I know, I know. I got a phone call about twenty minutes ago. My mom had a heart attack and I got to get to a hospital.
      Collins: Bullshit.
      Tommy: No bro, I'm serious!
      Collins: Give me your license and reg... All right, the honeymoon's over Gavin, all right? So tell all your friends and all that hero worship you got after 9/11 ain't getting paid any dues anymore. We lost guys downtown too, but nobody even talks about us. 343 firemen. There was almost 100 cops!
      Tommy: That's true. Nobody's forgetting about the cops.
      Collins: Guess what? You so much as look at a cop the wrong way and you're paying the price. All right, asshole?
      Tommy: You know this is going to come back to bite you in the ass. We got a big hockey game coming up again. A rematch-- in what, like a week?
      Collins: Yeah, I'm real concerned about payback. Yeah, I hope your ma don't die while I'm writing you up, either. Have a nice day.
      Tommy (whispers): Shithead.

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