A terrifying vision of the afterlife leaves Tommy shaken as he attempts to reconnect with his friends and family back on the outside. At the firehouse, the crew's fate hangs in the balance when the department decides to cut costs.
With the hospital cookout quickly approaching, the guys hatch a plan to sneak Lou out of the hospital. Sean and Mike attempt to do good, Teddy bonds with Colleen, and Father Phil gives Tommy a piece of advice that sends him reeling.
Tommy loses his nerve when a young driver's recklessness reminds him of his daughter's new lifestyle. After a meeting fails to put Colleen on the wagon, Tommy is forced to pursue a more aggressive method to get her life back on track.
Tommy and Sheila find themselves in hot water with Janet and Mickey and realize the truth about their relationship. Damian attempts to leave the crew, but is seduced back by the camaraderie of the brotherhood.