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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.
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On 9/11 firefighter Tommy Gavin lost hundred of friends, including his cousin/best friend Jimmy as well as part of his soul and sanity. Three years later and his life is in shambles and an everyday struggle not to take a drink. Between spying on (& trying to get back with) his separated wife and 3 kids, the growing sexual tension between him and Jimmy's widow, his father and uncle's erratic behavior and the antics of his crew, Tommy's (Irish) anger and need to drink is at a tipping point - and now his survivor's guilt is making him see and talk to dead people, particularly his cousin Jimmy. All these personal demons are threatening what he holds most dear - the inherent courage and pride it means to be a member of the perpetual boy's club of the F.D.N.Y. Written by Luke_Was_A_Terrorist

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They save us. But who saves them? See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Asema 62  »

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In the pilot, Franco (Daniel Sunjata) jokes that he will get back at someone by reporting that he "touched me in the shower". Sunjata was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for the play "Take Me Out", in which his character memorably sexually assaulted another man in a locker room shower. See more »

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In the Season 1 episode DNA, while Sheila and Tommy were at dinner, Sheila's wine glass fills up immediately after she drains it completely just seconds earlier. See more »

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Sean Garrity: [the FDNY is losing the hockey game and Kenny Lou is going to lose 500 dollars on the game] Man, I'm gonna lose my 25 bucks.
Kenny Lou: [looks at Sean for a few seconds. Takes out lighter and lights Seans pants]
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C'Mon, C'Mon
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies
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Rescue Me
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never has a show given so much to the viewer; drama, comedy, suspense, this show is the best thing to happen to television in years. I myself serve in the military and understand what it means to put a uniform on and defend the innocent and helpless. Dennis Leary was already a genius in my book; yet again he tops his past projects. I've read about his cousin (firefighter) passing away in a fire, so it seems that Mr. Leary takes this project very personnel. That desire to do well has enabled him to create the most enjoyable show I've ever seen. I just got my hands on season 2 and have barely done anything else but watch it. Do yourself a favor and tune it next time it airs. You won't be disappointed.


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