Troubled Tommy Gavin is having a difficult time adjusting to life at his
new uneventful firehouse after the volatile split with his old crew. On
top of this he is still looking for his missing wife who has kidnapped his
three children and he has to come to terms with the fact that his dead cousin's
wife is pregnant with his baby. His frustrations come to a head and he has
a meltdown with a street vendor selling 9/11 memorabilia.
In an effort to get more time off to search for his wife and kids, Tommy
joins the new firehouse's Barbershop Quartet. Meanwhile back at the old
station, Lou and Chief Reilly conspire to get Tommy back, but the rest of
the crew has grown fond of his replacement.
Tommy's fate in the firehouse depends on vote by the crew. Tommy reunites
with his dad. Franco and Laura's relationship grows.
Tommy asks his cousin for help in understanding the bizarre visions he's
been having. The crew tries to help Laura understand the essence of male
Tommy has a chance at finding his kids with help from his oldest daughter.
Chief Jerry asks his son for help when his wife's condition worsens.
Tommy seeks the truth about Sheila while trying to get his kids back; Lou
does not like the person he has saved through a bone marrow donation; Franco's
addiction puts those he loves at risk; Sean's new girlfriend habitually
Franco's addiction to painkillers has driven him to a support group to get
help with his problem. A young boy clings to life after Tommy saves him
from a fire. Jerry is introduced to his gay son's life partner.
Jerry forces the crew to attend a birthday party that his son is throwing
for his boyfriend. Meanwhile, Tommy makes a move on Mariel after she tells
him she might not be his half sister after all. Franco asks Laura to move
in with him while Sheila tries to make Tommy jealous by showing off her
Tommy starts taking Janet's antidepressants. When Sean meddles in Franco
and Laura's troubled relationship he makes things worse. After a gay visitor,
the crew wonders about Mike's sexuality.
When Tommy, Johnny, and Mickey confront Father Murphy it results in tragedy.
Sheila needs Tommy's help with a domestic issue. Jerry decides it's time
to get a nurse to care for Jeanie. Lou offers to help Candy out with her
situation. And Laura discovers the truth behind Franco's poetry.
Tommy lays off the antidepressants when he is kicked off the hockey team.
Sheila asks Tommy to talk Damien out of being a fire-fighter. Meanwhile,
when Franco sees Laura with another guy he gets jealous and Tommy's dad
gets a surprise when he returns home from a three-day trip to Atlantic City.
Tommy's sister suddenly shows up in town when their dad is about to inherit
a million dollars. Tommy and Janet decide to renew their wedding vows. Meanwhile,
Mike is worried when he finds a lump.
Tommy copes with a tragedy. Jerry must decide what to do when his wife's
condition worsens. Sean has a crisis of faith. Lou learns some shocking
facts about Candy. And the crew responds to a multi-level building fire
with people trapped inside.
Tommy Gavin and
the team of New York fire fighters are back and the great news is that the
second season is even better than the first.
Peter Tolan and Denis Leary keep up the momentum of first season and then
push it to new heights. Picking up from the events of the season one finale,
we discover what happened to Tommy when he discovered that his wife had
left him and taken his children with her and the repercussions of the events
on him and the rest of the Engine 62 New York fire fighters.
Now that the characters
have been defined, the show can run with storylines instead of backstory.
The second season of course focuses on Tommy and his family but the rest
of the fire fighters also get a chance to shine. Jack McGee's Chief Jerry
Reilly has to deal with the degeneration mental health of his wife and his
distant relationship with his son. Daniel Sunjata's Franco Rivera has to
cope with an addiction to drugs and getting to know his new daughter. John
Scurti's Kenny Shea finally realises that his marriage is a scam and finds
someone new. Steven Pasquale's Sean Garrity gets even more stupid as the
season progresses. Mike Lombardi's Mike Silletti finds love with someone
he would never have expected and one that the boys find very amusing. All
of these stories add to the charm and structure of the show and make this
cast a great ensemble.
It is Tommy's story
that is the backbone of the series however and Dennis Leary is as superb
as ever. Everything is going wrong for Tommy and the visions of his dead
cousin Jimmy Keefe, played by James McCaffrey, troubled by his affair with
his widow Sheila (Callie Thorne) and trying to find his wife Janet (Andrea
Roth) and their kids. The events that unfold because of his shape the direction
of the season and push it too new heights in portraying comedy and drama.
The second season
of 'Rescue Me' is superb. Dennis Leary and the cast and crew make this show
compulsive viewing and one of the best programmes on television. If you
have never seen, get the first season and catch up and if you are a fan,
add this superb season to your collection.
PICTURE & SOUND
Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen
16x9 with Dolby Digital 5.1, the series looks great, reflecting the fact
that it is shot using high definition digital tape.
Real life on the Set of
Rescue Me (8.32)
Accompanied by commentary producers Tom Sellitti and Jim Serpico, we go
behind the scenes of season two of 'Rescue Me'. Here we see the high jinx
on set with footage of the hockey games, paint ball and Dennis Leary's
Behind the Scenes of 'Rescue
Six behind the scenes featurettes covering the highlights of the second
season. Hear from Denis Leary, writer/producer Peter Tolan, producers
Tom Sellitti and Jim Serpico, Mike Lombardi, James McCaffrey, Jack McGee,
Steven Pasquale, Daniel Sunjata and John Scurti as they take you behind
the scenes and talk about their contributions to the show.
Sneak Peek at Season 3 (0.33)
A very short preview of the upcoming third season Deleted Scenes View
thirty-five extended or deleted scenes from all the episodes. Unfortunately
there is not commentary or introduction to reveal why they where removed.
Watch previews of 'Rescue Me: Season One', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Ultraviolet',
'The Hunt for Eagle One' and 'Dawson's Creek'
Fans of 'Rescue Me' will be
very pleased with this DVD release. Only the lack of commentary tracks
comes as a surprise but the featurettes and deleted scenes more than make
up for this.
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