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Rescue Me

Series Summary
New York firefighter Tommy Gavin is a hot mess. He talks to his cousin, Jimmy, who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and he's seeing ghosts of other victims, too. Spotlighting Denis Leary as Gavin, a temperamental alcoholic whose self-destructive behavior has cost him his family, the series revolves around the daily drama associated with being a firefighter in post-9/11 New York, and how the men of 62 Truck use dark humor to color their true feelings.

Air Dates: 2004 - 2011

Genres: Drama

Network: FX

  • Season 7, Ep. 9 : Ashes Sep 7, 2011

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    After the fire, the members of 62 truck struggle to pick up the pieces; the new probies receive a familiar speech and stand before a new leader.

  • Season 7, Ep. 8 : Vows Aug 31, 2011

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    In the tradition of the Gavin family, Colleen's wedding becomes an emotional affair; the guys tackle the mother of all fires.

  • Season 7, Ep. 7 : Jeter Aug 24, 2011

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    Franco demands a sense of responsibility around the house; a precarious call puts Franco's leadership skills to the test; Lou delivers Tommy's letters.

  • Season 7, Ep. 6 : 344 Aug 17, 2011

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    Tommy gets inspired to write letters to his loved ones; Tommy returns to ground zero with an old friend.

  • Season 7, Ep. 5 : Head Aug 10, 2011

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    Tommy's badge is revoked because of his latest tirade; Sheila's two-pronged attack hits Tommy's critics, clearing the Gavin family name.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Rescue Me is by no stretch of the imagination a documentary, but a lot of what happens in this series comes from the real lives of real New York firefighters, which is sort of a mixed blessing, given that the behavior of the fictional FDNYers includes drinking, smoking, swearing, womanizing, bigotry and even the occasional bit of thievery. [21 June 2005] show more

  • Last summer's best series was FX's Rescue Me, a daring comedy-drama about New York City firefighters. It's a good bet this imaginative, adult show will repeat as the top series this summer. In its second season, which begins Tuesday, the program has lost none of its nerve or verve. show more

  • It's not a nice show, but it's so damn good. ...Leary has invented simply one of the best characters on TV. show more

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