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Rescue Me: Season 5 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Rescue Me changes tone this season in a drastic and wavering turn from grim to buoyant, yet still maintains its edgy approach to human tragedy.


Air date: Apr 7, 2009
Air date: Apr 14, 2009
Air date: Apr 21, 2009
Air date: Apr 28, 2009
Air date: May 5, 2009
Air date: May 12, 2009
Air date: May 19, 2009
Air date: May 26, 2009
Air date: Jun 2, 2009
Air date: Jun 9, 2009

Tv Season Info

The fifth season finds Tommy (Denis Leary) and Lou ( John Scurti ) competing for the love of a woman writing an article about 9/11 (Maura Tierney), leading to an in-depth flashback exploration of the events leading up to the attacks and the surrounding experience for all of the men on 62 Truck.

Network: FX
Premiere Date: Apr 7, 2009
Creators: ,
Executive Producers: , ,
Producers: , , ,


Denis Leary
as Tommy Gavin
James McCaffrey
as Jimmy Keefe
Daniel Sunjata
as Franco Rivera
John Scurti
as Lt. Kenny `Lou' Shea
Steven Pasquale
as Sean Garrity
Andrea Roth
as Janet Gavin
Michael Lombardi
as Mike Siletti
Callie Thorne
as Sheila Keefe
Charles Durning
as Tommy's Dad
Dean Winters
as Johnny Gavin
Chip Zien
as Arthur Frost
Jerry Adler
as Chief Feinberg
Adam Ferrara
as Needles
Jen Egan
as Tanya
Robert Guarino
as Store Manager
Gunna Wilson
as Helena Weisser
Jordan Gelber
as Man on Bridge
Adam Trese
as Dick MacNamara
Natalie Distler
as Colleen Gavin
Lenny Clarke
as Uncle Teddy
Baron Vaughn
as Hipster
David Call
as Young Man/Connor
Ron McLarty
as Dr. Willins
Will Chase
as Pat Mahoney
Tatum O'Neal
as Maggie Gavin
Barbara Andres
as Lenora White
Kate Guyton
as Kelly MacNamara
David Beach
as Jim King
J. Elaine Marcos
as Pretty Lesbian
Kevin Chapman
as Terrence
Ana Kayne
as Hipster
Joy Nakayama
as Conspiracy Chick
Savannah Wise
as Singing Woman
Gina Gershon
as Valerie
Ann Arvia
as Kathy King
Chris Phillips
as Rep. Gerard
Kate Simses
as Conspiracy Chick
Deidre Goodwin
as Restaurant Hostess
Claire Byrne
as Attractive Lesbian
Karina Lombard
as Genevieve Lazard
DK Bowser
as Male Nurse
David Pittu
as Charles
Erica Huang
as Amanda Ho
Chris LaPanta
as Boxing Official
Elisabeth A. Furtado
as No-Nonsense Lesbian
Paul Coughlin
as Dour Guy
Wenne Alton Davis
as No-Nonsense Lesbian
Anthony Mangano
as Bobby Vincent
Peter Maloney
as Uncle Red
Terry Serpico
as Cousin Eddie
David Wohl
as Dr. Harris
Ericka Yang Hunter
as Singing Nurse
Jennifer Merrill
as Attractive Shopper
Eddie Sullivan
as Billy Warren
Molly Church
as Assistant
Maura Tierney
as Woman at Fire
Lou Volpe
as Himself
Gina Bombara
as Singing Nurse
Tonya Wathen
as Singing Nurse
Darlesia Cearcy
as Mrs. Berg
Steve Alleva
as Fireman
Nick Raio
as Meeting Leader
Heather Lang
as Singing Nurse
Rashidra Scott
as Nurse Violet
Mike Landry
as Bartender
Renee Pugh
as Singing Nurse
Bob Van Lindt
as Father Barry
Dina Duva
as Nurse
Meredith Howard
as Singing Nurse
James McNally
as Meeting Leader
Guisseppe Jones
as Cable Guy
Celisse Henderson
as Nurse Voice
Marya Grandy
as Singing Nurse
Jodie Langel
as Nurse Voice
Natalia Zisa
as Showgirl
Jenn Colella
as Singing Nurse
Heather Bair
as Showgirl
Samantha Zack
as Showgirl
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Critic Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (11)

Now Rescue Me has taken on an invigorated intensity.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Rescue Me is at its best when it's not focusing on those doing the leaving, but those left behind, struggling to comprehend how a life can be just consumed by flame.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
AV Club
Top Critic

Rescue Me has lit a new fire under both the man and his show.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Some things don't work quite so well.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Though the firefighting scenes are exciting, the strength of Rescue Me is that the characters' problems and crises are all very believable.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Common Sense Media

[FX's] Envelope-pushing signature series.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

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