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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rescue Me jaw-dropping season surprises

Photo: Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin, courtesy of FX

Holy cow! Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor.

I just finished watching the first three episodes of the new season of Rescue Me, that returns to television on June 13, and all I can say is get your Depends, Tubers. Get them now!

The third episode has such a jaw-dropping surprise that I literally sat staring in shock at the television at the end of the show.

Not to oversell this, but the first few episodes of season four are as strong or better than what we’ve seen from Denis Leary and company in the past. It’s that good, folks.

I’m not going to spoil you because the surprises are way too good. I will tell you this: Tommy survives the fire. Yeah, I know, no big surprise there, right? Frankly, there would be no show without the charming and dysfunctional Tommy Gavin.

The show picks up after Tommy and Sheila escape the fire. Tommy then finds himself under investigation for allegedly starting the fire to get an insurance settlement.

Guys, hottie Jennifer Esposito joins the show this year, as the firefighter who pulled Tommy from the blaze, a fact that macho guy Tommy can’t seem to comprehend.

For those of you who’ve never watched Rescue Me, it isn’t just “dudes in fire suits” as I discussed on the 106.5 Magic Morning show this week. It’s a candid, humorous, and sometimes painful look into the lives of New York City fire fighters.

Season four premieres June 13 at 10 p.m. on FX. So, if you haven’t seen the show, go to the library or the local store and check out the first three seasons on DVD. You’ll thank me later.


Kim said...

Tube Talk Girl, you're killing me! What the heck is so "shocking?" I hope no one dies. I hate it when they kill people we love.

Steve said...

I LOVE this show!

I read your review in the newspaper a couple years ago in your column and started watching it. I've been hooked ever since.

Thank you so much for turning me on to this fabulous show. I'm really looking forward to the new season, especially after reading this.

Thanks, Steve

Justin in Boston said...

Jen, is Susan Sarandon on this season?

tube talk girl said...

Justin, she is included in the press packet bios, so I'm guessing we'll see her at some point. However, she was not in the first three episodes.

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