Rescue Me

Season 4 Episode 13

Yaz

0
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 12, 2007 on FX
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
102 votes
5

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In the fourth-season finale, Sheila learns that Jimmy's ghost has been spotted on several occasions, so she investigates. Meanwhile, Colleen blames Tommy for her failed relationship; Franco and Natalie come to an understanding, as do Lou, Cousin Mike and Latrina; and Tommy spends time with his father.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Some things come to a close, other questions are newly opened. The real question here is why they didn't end the season with a pivotal ending like the other season finales?moreless

    8.6
    This episode was great because we got to see how mischevious many of the characters can really be. We find out that Lou's cousin knew all along that Lou was going to sleep with Latrina. They are both still close and great cousins. Then we find out that Franco calls Natalie to sound sweet and forgiving, while actually going behind her back and letting Richie get married to his sweetheart against Natalie's orders. Then we see that Sheila really got Elvis'/Wyatt's ear pierced behind Tommy's back. Amazing how they can all be so evil.



    But we get to the sweeter side of the episode which mainly focuses on Tommy. We see Tommy finally talk to Valerie and finally talk her into being his ideal "wife". While that goes well, we also see that the new ghost that he is seeing is really himself, which makes you think how crazy Tommy really is. Then we see that he really loves hi father and follows his wishes by taking him to a minor league baseball game. The episode ends with the death of Tommy's dad and as that scene ends, we don't really get sad, but instead embrace his well-lived life. Can't wait till next season!moreless
  • Nothing has come to a close, and yet there are plenty of openings...

    8.0
    Tommy's father died during his last wish to his son. A nice shiny day watching Minor League Ball.



    Franco lets Richard get married, Janet discovers the hole in the ear, Sheila finds her husbands fire jacket, and Tommy's Daughter now seeing the Black Sean.



    Now Tommy may be driven back to drinking or may see his father in his 'dreams', may get pissed at Black Sean for dating his daughter.



    Bigger questions now are the Sheila and Janet plot, and their reactions. Now we have to wait until next year for season 5 to start and see how all of this plays out...moreless
  • Just not enough for me!

    5.5
    I have said all season that something was just missing, and the finale was no different. It felt very choppy and very bland. I gave it a 5.5 because it was still pretty funny and it had a few interesting moments that will hopefully lead to a better season next year, but overall I was just not as impressed with one of my favorite dramas!



    It was very sad to see his dad die, but it was a happy moment for them too, so that was kind of sweet. That was pretty much the highlight of the episode. They better come back swinging next season!moreless
  • What is wrong here? Why was this the season finale? What REALLY tied everything together? Where was the punch?

    3.7
    I have to commend Leary and Tolan for keeping the show up for as long as they did. But for god's sake couldn't they take examples from their past season finales, (Well at least the first two season finales.) Those finales wrapped things up. Poetically at that. Gavin's family leaves him. Teddy Shoots a man. It flowed. Now it seems Leary and Tolan have been so busy producing this show that it changed the way they write it. It seems like the scripts were rushed through the writing process. I loved little moments of the show. Janet and Tommy having their conversation in her place, that guy in a.a. But what did it really build to that wasn't washed out and just plain damn confused. It's like they start to write without really knowing what they want their characters to do or who they are. BUT- When the show opened, it seems they knew what they were doing. They knew this was the end of a chapter. But it then teetered off somewhere when franco's **** happens. WHY!? Why didn't anything happen? Why didn't we get an answer to "Shadow tommy"? Why did shadow Tommy have scars across his face. I honestly bought into the "Maybe this season is a coma dream" theory and was excited to see the charred face. But then, similar to the way all new Rescue Me characters travel, he disapears and the build up leads to very little payoff. What about the Mike and Black Sean? I could have sworn they were gonna but heads. I mean, they only threw it in our face last week. Maybe Tolan and Leary aren't fully understanding that we have to wait a year between seasons. Please Denis! Please Pete! Hell, please evan Reilly. Hire me to write your show. I'll hook you up.moreless
  • Yaz... this episode sucked, yah.

    2.0
    What a great finish to season4! The finale is just as bad as the rest of the season.



    All of the theories that could've made the season any better, simply got debunked. (For example, Tommy already being dead, and he's just a ghost, he's just dreaming, etc).



    They sound lame, yep. But at least, then, all of the destruction done to the characters could be undone.



    But this way... no. Tommy's way out of control. He keeps doing the most random stuff ever. But, to be honest, it's not fun anymore. It was fun in season 1, but now, it's just stupid. The show simply lacks a storyline at this point. There were - potentially - a bunch of ways the story could have gone. But none of them were exposed.



    What happened to Sheila this season? She was barely featured. Janet? And her friend? What's up with the ghosts, why they abandoned Tommy? What's the role of 2 minute girl?



    Why is Tommy randomly reading the Bible? Why is he pretending to be Jimmy? Why is Lou so damn out of character? Why Jerry was killed, if there's no benefit of that twist? What's the point of Black Shawn? Why Mikey's character so downgraded that it feels awkward if he's even shown?



    So, the only event in this episode was right at the ending as usual. Tommy's father passed away. It was sad, but it doesn't make the episode.



    Overall, there's not much to be said about this episode, nor this season. Hopefully, the 5th season will be a countinuation to the 3rd season, not the 4th.moreless
Steven Pasquale

Steven Pasquale

Sean Garrity

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Sheila Keefe (Season 2 - Recurring Previously)

John Scurti

John Scurti

Lt. Kenneth "Lou" Shea

Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata

Franco Rivera

Andrea Roth

Andrea Roth

Janet Gavin

Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Tommy Gavin

Alex Emanuel

Alex Emanuel

Fan #1

Guest Star

Artie Lange

Artie Lange

Kenny's Cousin

Guest Star

Sharon Wilkins

Sharon Wilkins

Latrina

Guest Star

Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

Black Sean

Recurring Role

Natalie Distler

Natalie Distler

Colleen Gavin

Recurring Role

Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Michael Gavin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The minor league baseball game that Sean, Teddy, Kenny, Tommy and John Sr. go to is a Staten Island Yankees game. Class A minor league ball.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Sean: You know, the only thing I hate about watching games live?
      Kenny: Goin' to the men's room?
      Sean: Yeah, okay, well, two things. It's just so slow. You're sittin' there half the time, just waitin' for somethin' to happen. It's ridiculous. It's like work.
      Kenny: It's life. Actually, baseball's the perfect metaphor for life.
      Teddy: You know, I read somethin' like that in a book once.
      Kenny: You read a book?
      Teddy: Well, no. It was one of those HBO documentaries, Bob Costas hosted. He's a midget.
      Sean: Is he really?
      Teddy: Well, close to it. He can fit two of his asses in these seats.
      Kenny: Anyway, baseball and life, one in the same. Everybody always says that life is too short. Bullshit. Life, unless you get hit by a bus or cancer, or set on fire, takes forever. Just like baseball. It's a series of long, mind-boggling boring strecthes of time where absolutley nothing happens. So, you take a nap, and then after a little while, when that crisp crack of the bat hittin' the ball, so crisp, you could almost you could almost smell that would burning, jolts you awake and you open your eyes to see something so exciting an intricate, and possibly, very, very meaningful that just happened, but you missed it 'cause you were just so goddamn bored in the first place. Oh, you know, a couple of hot dogs, throw in some beers, the occasional blow job, and that's that. (looks over to see Sean napping, someone gets a hit and he startles awake)

    • John Sr.: Nice ballpark. (in captions below it says: 'Thanks for bringin' me, kid.')
      Tommy: I know. Sure beats Brooklyn, right? (in captions below it says: 'Anytime, Dad, least I could do.')

    • Kenny (getting tied up so he can repel down to the elevator that's stuck): Last time I had this much rope by my balls, I was wearin' a leather mask and gettin' my ass paddled.
      Black Shawn: Oh, S&M club?
      Kenny: No, Thanksgiving about five years ago.

    • Kenny: Look, Mike, I did a bad thing.
      Cousin Mike: What? You piss yourself?
      Kenny: No, no, not yet.

    • Maggie: You are not an alcoholic.
      Sean: Oh, yeah? Well, two nights ago, I went to a bar and I got shit faced, and I-I ended up takin' home this woman who I thought looked like Julianne Moore, and I banged her brains out all night, okay? And I woke up the next day, and you know who she actually looked like?
      Maggie: Tawni Katan?
      Sean: No, Lucille Ball. Wait a second, Tawni Katan, she's the girl who used to go out with the guy from Whitesnake, and in all the music videos she's like on the Hot Rod in all that lingerie.
      Maggie: Yep, that's her.
      Sean: Oh, god, she's so hot. I wish. (Maggie laughs) Wait, why are you smiling?
      Maggie: I'm happy for you.
      Sean: You're happy I slept with Lucille Ball?
      Maggie: No, I'm happy you had sex with somebody. I felt so guilty after all these months of wanting to sleep with you. So, she wasn't Tawni Katan, big deal. At least you got laid. And you know what, Sean? The only reason you slept with her is to prove to me that you're a drunk, which you're not because a real drunk either wouldn't have remembered doing it or woulda been so ashamed and afraid, he'd do anything possible to cover up what he did, including lie through his teeth to his wife to keep her from finding out. We are all good. I love you. I always will. But it's time to move on. ... Bye.
      Sean: You move like really move on? Or just a temporary good bye?

    • Tommy: It's just now I'm starting to realize how much money I make. Even the stuff under the table, I gave to you, you know, so you can buy everything for the kids.
      Janet: Tommy, you were always generous.
      Tommy: Right. What was the name, the Chinese guy with the designer shoes?
      Janet: Jimmy Choo.
      Tommy: Yes. There are certain things you carry away from a relationship, that is one of the things I will never begrudge you.
      Janet: My Jimmy Choo's. (laughs)
      Tommy: Yeah, 'cause I'll tell 'ya somethin', some of those, just the way that... they made your ass... and your legs look.

    • Sheila: In theory, let's just say I was gonna give Elvis a little earring, what's the worst that could happen?
      Tommy: Janet would shit a turkey dinner, okay?
      Sheila: So, then we'll wait 'til right before Thanksgiving.

    • Teddy: Jesus Christ, what are these, midget seats? Now I know why they call Yankee Stadium 'The House that Ruth Built', those seats are big enough for giant fat asses like mine. This is a minor league seat, I got a major league ass.
      Vendor: Beer here!
      Teddy: These guys are killin' me. Give me a break, pal, I'm an alcohlic!
      Guy (drinking a beer): So am I, go call your sponsor.
      Teddy: I know what you're doing Jesus. Surrounding me with temptation to see how I respond? I'll show you, I can be strong, I can do it!
      Vendor: Beer here!
      Teddy: Aaaaah, you! Over here!
      Vendor: How many?
      Teddy: How much for the whole tray?
      Vendor: 20 beers, 5.50 a piece, that's 110.
      Teddy: I'll give you 200 to stay the hell out of this section.
      Vendor: Okay.
      Teddy: Beers for everybody. (the vendor hands him one) Everybody but me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 9, 2009 on AXN
      Finland: February 18, 2010 on Nelonen

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      My Drug Buddy by The Lemonheads
      Good Times Roll by The Cars
      She Dreams All Night by Syd
      Yastrzemski Song (Shoutin' Liza Trombone) performed by the show's cast

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