Few things are more satisfying than watching a great episode of TV with an appreciative audience. Such was the case Wednesday night when FX screened the Rescue Me finale (my second viewing, but my first on the big screen) at New York's grand Ziegfeld Theater, a benefit for Denis Leary's Firefighters Foundation. Fittingly, a number of NYFD's finest were in the crowd, laughing at all the right places and cheering at many others (and maintaining a respectful silence when things got serious, which never lasted for very long).
It was a triumphant end to one of cable's most distinctive (if sometimes maddening) series, a well-timed tribute to ...
Cheers to Rescue Me for going out in a blaze of glory.
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[Warning: The following story contains mild spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Rescue Me. Read at your own risk.]
There are a couple of co-stars John Scurti wishes he'd had fewer scenes with in Rescue Me's final season.
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"I honestly wished we could have given the doughnuts and cupcakes a rest at some point," Scurti tells TVGuide.com. "You pick your battles. I just remember there was a lot of it ... and I didn't think it was that necessary. I hope that people aren't jarred by it."
The prop pastries have been a nearly constant presence during the seventh season as the series explores the continually troubling health of Scurti's character, Lou...
As FX's firefighter drama Rescue Me begins its final season Wednesday (10/9c), it must contend with the question that has loomed over the series like a black cloud of smoke since Episode 1: Will there come a day when reckless hero Tommy Gavin won't come out of a burning building alive?
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Of course, fire isn't his only vice. Although Tommy (Denis Leary) survived the rescue effort on 9/11, his battle with alcohol and his revolving door of women have put him a number of situations that were just as life-threatening as running into the World Trade Center. So, after six years of ghosts, sex and gallons of booze, is there any chance Tommy escapes the series with a pulse?
"Obviously, you want to make sure it's a satisfying end of the journey for the viewers," co-creator and executive producer Peter Tolan tells TVGuide.com...
[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from the Season 6 finale of Rescue Me.]
"You did this to me, Tommy."
The final words of Rescue Me's Season 6 finale — spoken by a vision of Damien (Michael Zegen), the newly paralyzed and brain-damaged godson of Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) — came as a creepy shock at the end of an hour that dwelled on Damien's life-altering injuries. But even though Tommy is no stranger to being haunted by his past, Damien won't be joining the rogues' gallery of Gavin-family ghosts...