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.
Sometimes you have to play with fire.
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Did You Know?
, a good friend of Denis Leary
, and who co-starred with him on The Job
(2001), was approached early on for a role in the show. He initially couldn't commit, due to other engagements, but did have a large role later on as Chief "Needles" Nelson. See more
Towards the end of season 3 when Tommy confronts Johnny's killer, he mentions that Johnny was 41. Johnny is later called Tommy's little brother. However, since Tommy and Janet met in high school and had a child then (Colleen) who in season 4 is 18, that would put Tommy and Janet both in their mid-30's. See more
[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.
[looks at Sean for a few seconds. Takes out lighter and lights Seans pants
Referenced in Conan: VooDoo or Voo Don't
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies See more