Rescue Me

10 Worst Episodes of Rescue Me

Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with being a firefighter, while exploring the ways the men use dark humor to protect their true emotions.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 22, 2022.

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Rescue Me - S7E6

#10 - 344 (Season 7 - Episode 6)

A day at ground zero inspires Tommy to write letters to his loved ones. When Lou betrays his trust, Tommy returns to ground zero with an old friend.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 40 votes.

Rescue Me - S6E6

#9 - Sanctuary (Season 6 - Episode 6)


Tommy loses his nerve when a young driver's recklessness reminds him of his daughter's new lifestyle. After a meeting fails to put Colleen on the wagon, Tommy is forced to pursue a more aggressive method to get her life back on track.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 33 votes.

Rescue Me - S2E1

#8 - Voicemail (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the opener to the second season, 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.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 63 votes.

Rescue Me - S3E4

#7 - Sparks (Season 3 - Episode 4)


The crew decide to save some children from a disabled school bus as they go to call in Harlem. However, the soon meet up with an upset Rev. Al Sharpton. Franco finally realizes why Alicia is so interested in him. Mike and his roommate discuss their sexuality. Sean ends up telling Tommy about his feelings for Maggie. Sheila has a proposal for Tommy. Janet wants to talk to him about their settlement, but with no lawyers involved.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 61 votes.

Rescue Me - S1E8

#6 - Inches (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Tommy attempts to handle the insanity of his father while defending Colleen's new lifestyle to Janet. At the firehouse, Sean and Mike the Probie unknowingly launch a full blown wager among the crew.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 71 votes.

Rescue Me - S3E9

#5 - Pieces (Season 3 - Episode 9)


The crew faces more than accustomed when rescuing a man from his burning apartment; Sean has a request for Maggie's dad; Franco thinks his new girlfriend is hiding something from him; and Tommy realizes that his crew's future together may be in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 58 votes.

Rescue Me - S1E4

#4 - D.N.A. (Season 1 - Episode 4)

A "friendly" date between Tommy and the widow of his dead cousin takes a unexpected turn when she makes a move on Tommy. Franco's ex-girlfriend shows up at the firehouse and claims he's the father of her five-year-old daughter, turning his life upside down.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 86 votes.

Rescue Me - S1E7

#3 - Butterfly (Season 1 - Episode 7)


When Tommy asks for extra vacation time, Chief Reilly tips him off on how to get a free two week vacation from headquarters. While building a deck for Tommy's neighbor, Tommy takes advantage of his "free" advice which leads him to make a bold move in reconciling with Janet.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 75 votes.

Rescue Me - S1E3

#2 - Kansas (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Tommy decides to make life a living hell for his wife's new boyfriend by wreaking havoc on his business and finances. Meanwhile, Chief Reilly faces possible suspension as the result of an altercation with a fellow firefighter and Lou decides to share his poetry.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 88 votes.

Rescue Me - S1E2

#1 - Gay (Season 1 - Episode 2)


When a retired gay firefighter makes a published claim that several firemen who died in 9/11 were closeted gays, Chief Reilly is determined to set the record straight. While attempting to mask the pain of losing his wife and kids, Tommy does Jimmy a favor and spies on his widow which leads to a surprising discovery. The probie must deal with the unexpected repercussions of being a hero after making his first save in a fire.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 112 votes.

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