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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Tommy Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Mike Silletti 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Sean Garrity 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Janet Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Kenneth 'Lou' Shea 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Franco Rivera 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Sheila Keefe 93 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Colleen Gavin 64 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Jimmy Keefe 56 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Mickey Gavin / ... 53 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Uncle Teddy 53 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Chief 'Needles' Nelson 50 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston / ... 45 episodes, 2007-2011
...  Chief Jerry Reilly 44 episodes, 2004-2007
...  Damien Keefe 42 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Maggie Gavin / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Katy Gavin 39 episodes, 2004-2011
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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're still playing with fire. [series 2] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Asema 62  »

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Trivia

In season one, episode two, "Gay", Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) is on the phone with his brother, John Gavin. John, using a cell phone, passes a promotional poster for Shorties Watchin' Shorties (2004), which Leary produced, and which features his voice. See more »

Goofs

In Season 2, when Tommy is supposed to be working at a firehouse on Staten Island, the Engine number is 3xx. House on Staten Island are 1xx. 3xx would be located in Queens. See more »

Quotes

Janet Gavin: [She and Sheila are sitting in the kitchen of the firehouse looking at one another and texting insults between them. About one particular text from Sheila] You spelled it wrong.
Sean Garrity: [He later comes in and glances down at Janet's cell phone, which still has the misspelled word on the screen] What's a "cunf"?
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Referenced in Conan: VooDoo or Voo Don't (2011) See more »

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C'Mon, C'Mon
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies
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An emotional explosion - genius
21 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have never seen a show that combined comedy and drama in such an intelligent and well-balanced way. On top of the heartfelt writing, the cast is perfect, the characters beautifully flawed (especially Tommy Gavin), but completely sympathetic. I come from a family of hockey-playing firefighters and can appreciate the familiarity. I have never laughed *and* cried so hard watching a show.

My only hope is that it gets the exposure it deserves and lives long enough to become a revered classic drama. And do not let John Wells anywhere near "Rescue Me". I'll personally come and bite him.

And, to fill the 10-line requirement, my personal favorite things about "Rescue Me": the episode when Engine 99 "measured" themselves, Lou, Probie's liaisons, the girl whose name Tommy couldn't remember, Sheila talking about horses, Uncle Teddy, Franco taking Keela shopping, Reilly talking about make-out techniques, and the heartbreaking, *gut-wrenching* season finale.


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