Rescue Me

Season 2 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 21, 2005 on FX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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

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  • This was another Series Classic, and a great start for Season 2 of Rescue Me. (Spoilers)

    I enjoyed this episode all the way through. I have no complaints at all for this one. It had plenty of Comedy and a good mix of Drama as well. It's good to see that Tommy is going to try to change the way he's been living. I hope he finds his wife and kids soon. I like that Franco and his daughter have developed a good bond over the past few episodes. I hope to see more father and daughter moments as the season goes on. I also hope to see Tommy get back with 62 Truck soon. Overall, I give this episode, Voicemail, a 10 out of 10.moreless
  • The best episode yet in the show!

    I think this is the best episode ever in the show

    As Tommy's wife is missing and she kidnapped their three kids and act as though that they are her kids

    And not hers and Tommy's! Tommy has a heart attack when someone is trying to sell 9/11 memoriabilia to make a buck!

    I mean wouldn't you be mad if someone was trying to sell 9/11 to make a buck at the expense of those victims' families! I know that I would!moreless
  • Can't wait for more

    this series just keeps getting better and better. It shows the harsh realities of life and that all of us are human. So many faults, so little patience, so much stress. The average 'joe' may assume that there is great respect and honour in being a firefighter..and of course there is and should be--but--the stress of life, the daily monotony really hits home!
  • Great episode of this excelent series, one of the high lights of last summer's TV schedule and I'm so glad it's back

    Rescue Me took the summer by storm and was an instant classic when it debuted last year and I've been awaiting it's return ever since.

    Leary is a comic genius but this show also shows his excelent acting ability as he portrays the mixed up guy who wants it all, friends, family, drink, women but has screwed up every one of them. Constantly asking his brothers for help and screwing them up every time, stuck in a relationship he shouldn't be in and without his kids.

    this season premier introduced us to where tommy's been left since last year, transfered out of his fire house to a quiet, boring staton island station where the most action they get is a car fire and he's not even allowed to say god damn.

    He's living in an illegally rented appartment and may have just been caught, arrested for urinating on a 9-11 memorabilia stand and with a large collection of Parking tickets one brother has had enough.

    He's still not spoken to Franco who's still sufferening from the accident where Tommy nearly got him killed and he's turned up at an AA meeting with his other brother (who's been kicked out of the priesthood since last season) after puring half a bottle of vodka over himself (and drinking the other half)

    An excelent start to the season with some good humour from the old fire house and from the new guy in town, Sully. Played by Lee Tergesen from Oz he looks to be trying to fit in by being the joker of the house and it's working, the guys all like him. Hopefully he'll stick around coz I've always been a fan of his and it's good to bsee him playing something different than I've seen before (cop, cop, fbi, imprisoned lawyer)

    Excelent episode of a great show.moreless
  • This show gets better and better. Thank god for Denis Leary!

    So, Tommy's life has gone down the toilet. His ex-wife has gone on the run with their three kids. He's knocked up his dead cousin/best friend's widow. His drinking and emotional problems caused him to screw up on the job and leave another fire-fighter injured. He's transferred to a podunk no-action firehouse where he definitely does not fit in. Things hit bottom so hard that he finally makes it back to AA, even if he shows up for the meeting drunk.

    And back at Ladder 62, things aren't going so well either. The chief's wife is sick, the lieutenant is finding that divorce is not all it's cracked up to be, Franco is struggling to recover from his injury, and poor Mike the Probie is learning a hard lesson about relationships.

    This show works. It's the perfect combination of humor and angst and the characters are imperfect enough to relate to. The 2nd season opener set a high standard. Let's hope the rest of the season continues the trend.moreless
Lee Tergesen

Lee Tergesen


Guest Star

Terry Serpico

Terry Serpico

Cousin Eddie

Guest Star

David Vadim

David Vadim


Guest Star

Ashlie Atkinson

Ashlie Atkinson


Recurring Role

Cailin Stollar

Cailin Stollar


Recurring Role

Dean Winters

Dean Winters

Johnny Gavin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The tape Tommy watches says "XMAS 2000", so shouldn't his kids be five years younger? Jimmy is on the video so it couldn't be anytime past his death.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Franco: What's with the camera?
      Laura: Oh, my folks wanted to see where I worked. So I, uh, you know, I thought I'd send them a couple pictures give them an idea of what it looks like.
      Sean: Oh, yeah? You gonna take any pictures of us?
      Laura: I don't wanna scare them.

    • Franco: Hey, Laura. Can you do me a favor?
      Laura: If it involves any part of your body, no.

    • Chief: Broads.
      Lou: Crazy broads.
      Chief (sees Laura): Speaking of which. (to Laura) Banker's hours, sweetheart?
      Laura: Sorry, darling.
      Chief: Excuse me?
      Laura: From now on, you call me names, you're getting them right back.
      Chief: Don't push it dollface.
      Laura: Okay. Love-lum. (walks into the house)
      Chief: Love-lum?
      Lou: I've used it.

    • Tommy: Fag.
      Cousin Eddie: Yeah, so what? Super fag.
      Tommy: Wh-what, what the hell does that mean?

    • (Lou catches Tommy sitting outside the house in his truck)
      Tommy: I got this new girlfriend, and uh, she's really into antiques. Uh, and I remember that antiques shop up here and I went over to look at---
      Lou (interupting): Who the hell do you think you're talking to asshole? I've helped you concoct some of the most bullshit cover stories---
      Tommy (talking over Lou): This is not a concoction, okay?
      Lou: ---Under the worst possible pressure situations okay?
      Tommy: I have a new girlfriend, okay?
      Lou (mocking): Antiques, and my new girlfriend. Why don't you kiss my goddamn giant Irish pisshole? I've seen you out here in your truck 10, 20, times in the last three months. I figure you must to desperate to know what's going on so I figured I come out here and fill you in.

    • (About a woman who's reportedly trapped on the third floor, and after the newspaper called the FDNY racist)
      Tommy: Is she black?
      Chief: I guess so. Given the neighborhood I guess. Why?
      Tommy: Well, we're racists. Just think how much easier it would be if we only had to save the white people.
      Sean (laughs): Or even, you know, models.
      Tommy: There you go. (Sean trips going up the stairs) You alright?

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