Rescue Me

Season 1 Episode 13

Sanctuary

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2004 on FX
9.2
out of 10
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126 votes
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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

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  • Wow. (Spoilers)

    10
    This was, without a doubt, the best episode of Rescue Me so far. So many important things happened in this episode that makes me want to start watching Season 2 immediately. I'm glad that Franco is apparently taking his daughter full time now, but I'm upset that he got injured during the fire at the end of the episode. I'm also a bit upset that Sean isn't trying to sort things out with Laura, because I'm sure they would have been great together. I think it's sad what Chief Jerry Reilly and his wife are going through, and I hope his wife eventually gets better. I don't know what I want to happen with Tommy and Sheila now, since she's pregnant; but I would prefer it if Tommy broke things off with her but still stayed around to be a father. His wife took the kids and left him, so I hope he finds them like he told her he would if she left. Overall, I give this episode, Sanctuary, a 10 out of 10. It was an outstanding Season Finale.moreless
  • Fantastic Ending

    9.1
    What a fantastic ending to a great season of RESCUE ME. Tommy's wife leaves with the kids, sells the house and runs away without tell him. The ghosts that haunt Tommy finally cause problems but not to Tommy but to France who turns around in a fire to help Tommy. The love affair with Sheila is finally exposed and the rest of the people in the house feel like they have to impose the no ex-wives or girlfrinds rule. Tommy's drinking habit is also reaching an all time low as his life is crumbling around him. Also if you watch carefully when Denis throws the bat at the end of the episode it bounces back and hits him in the leg! Fantastic!moreless
  • The first season finale concludes with Tommy's relationship with Sheila being revealed, as well as her pregnancy, and Janet taking the kids and fleeing New York.

    10
    Superb and beautiful, Rescue Me is at its finest with some of the best acting done by Denis Leary. The demise of his character was heartbreaking to watch, but too incredible to turn away. This episode provides unresolved conflict between Tommy and his crew, specifically the now-injured Franco, and between Tommy and Sheila, and Tommy and Janet. This episode sets up the character arc for the next season, where Lee Tergesen replaces Tommy at the firehouse, and Janet avoids Tommy's search in Ohio. Great acting, perfect music, brilliant writing, inspiring directing. There's nothing more to say except: THIS SHOW ROCKS!moreless
Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Shelia

Guest Star

Tony Cox

Tony Cox

Arlo

Guest Star

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

Carol

Guest Star

Diane Farr

Diane Farr

Laura

Recurring Role

Paula Devicq

Paula Devicq

Sondra

Recurring Role

Robert John Burke

Robert John Burke

Father Mickey Gavin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (After Mickey told Franco that Tommy was seeing Shelia)
      Tommy (to Mickey, in confession): Bless me father for I have sinned, and so have you. (he grabs him and starts beating him up)

    • (Sean is dating a girl who's a really bad kisser)
      Chief: Now, you're talkin' about bad kissin'. Are you talkin' about too much saliva bad kissin'? Or using your tongue like an iguana eatin' a fly bad kissin'? (Sean and Franco give him a look) Hey, I used to be a player.
      Franco: That was disturbing, Chief.
      Sean: Yeah. And disgusting.
      Chief: You shoulda saw the chick that I did it with.

    • (The whole crew is looking at the NYC skyline)
      Sean: It's a nice view, huh?
      Tommy: Yeah. It'll never be the same for me.
      Franco: Yeah, me either.
      Laura: Even when they put up whatever it is that they're puttin' up.
      Franco: It's like they're tryin' to erase what happened. You know?
      Chief: It's insulting. Remember when they had those spotlights right after 9/11? I couldn't take that. I like it like this... empty. Just the way those scumbags left it. No spotlights, no new buildings, just empty.
      Tommy: Yeah. That's the thing about the spotlight, you know. Walk out into it and at first everybody thinks they see a good-lookin' all-American hero. But then you stay out there long enough and you know, they start to notice certain things. Maybe your nose is a little crooked, you know, maybe your teeth are too crooked. Maybe you got a little scar on your upper lip. Your hair's not right. One eye's bigger than the other. Next thing 'ya know they think they're lookin' at some kinda goddamn monster. Like they're lookin' at King Kong. Then they start throwin' shit at 'ya.
      Lou: Well, I'll tell ya one thing. That morning they threw a couple a jets into a couple a buildings. And they threw at us the biggest job in the history of our profession. And what do we do? We gave up 343 of our guys to save... at least 10,000.
      Tommy: Yeah. And look at us now: Three years later and still waitin' for a goddamn raise. I'll tell 'ya what guys, we were on our own that morning and we're still on our own today.

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