Jun 20, 2006
Season 3 Episode 4
While hurrying to the aid of a Harlem man, the crew of 62 Truck stops to help an overturned school bus full of private school students. Though the firefighters consider themselves heroes, Jerry is soon lambasted in the press for stopping to rescue the wealthy, and mostly white, children, at the expense of a black man. Unable to continue his cover up, Sean admits that he's seeing Maggie, but is surprised to find out that Tommy has known ever since his dad's birthday party. Yet instead of being upset about their being a couple, Tommy advises that Sean get out of the relationship before Maggie does something crazy. Meanwhile, as Jerry's first day at work finds him cleaning bathrooms instead of tending bar, Sheila insists that Tommy seek out a sperm bank to ensure that the Gavins will have a male heir to work in the fire department. And despite their sexual relationship, Mike and his roommate, Chris, insist that they aren't gay. Though Franco has a hard time finding the words, Alicia makes it clear that, despite his misgivings about their differences in age, income, and social status, she still wants a relationship with him and his daughter, Keela. While most of his friends are struggling to manage just one relationship, Tommy is simultaneously dealing with Janet, Sheila, Maggie, and Nell Turbody. And to top it all off, after agreeing to preserve the family's legacy by using a sperm bank, the sexual demands placed on Tommy leave him too exhausted to do any good. As Sean refuses to heed Tommy's warnings about the problems that lay ahead with Maggie, Lou dismisses any suggestion that he needs to pull himself together. However, after coming within inches of suicide, he wakes Tommy in the middle of the night to ask for help. Finally, after agreeing to a face-to-face meeting with Janet to discuss their divorce, Tommy's phone conversation with Johnny reveals that the seeds of the affair between his brother and his wife were planted when they were in high school. And after his meeting with Janet sparks a violent and passionate sexual affair, Tommy leaves just seconds ahead of his angry brother's arrival.