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Rescue Me: Season 2 (2005)




Critic Consensus: Rescue Me's second season plunges Denis Leary's avatar of traumatized rage down past new, unfound levels of rock bottom, forging achingly funny television in the process.


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Season two opens with Tommy (Denis Leary) getting used to his new firehouse on Staten Island, while his replacement back on 62 Truck, Sully (Lee Tergesen) has become the new golden boy. However, when a routine call results in an embarrassing secret about Sully coming out, it looks like Tommy might win his old job back.


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
Jack McGee
as Chief Jerry Reilly
Diane Farr
as Laura Miles
Dean Winters
as Johnny Gavin
Natalie Distler
as Colleen Gavin
Charles Durning
as John Gavin Sr.
Callie Thorne
as Sheila Keefe
Lenny Clarke
as Uncle Teddy
Neal Jones
as Peter Reilly
Christopher Durham
as Father Murphy
Trevor Heins
as Connor Gavin
Bernardo De Paula
as Jesus Christ
Peggy Scott
as Jeannie
Michael Mulheren
as Chief Perrolli
Ed Sullivan
as Billy Reynolds
Jessica Leccia
as Mary Magdelene
Cynthia Harris
as Mike's Mom
Michael Zegen
as Damien Keefe
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Critic Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Thanks to the nimble Leary, ever riveting as TV's most nuanced antihero (sorry, Tony Soprano), Tommy's tenuous struggle for sobriety is even more rewarding than last season's harrowing downfall.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Its humor is as brittle and brutal as its intense scenes, and, like everything here else, is memorably credible.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[Denis Leary] and co-creator Tolan have taken the issue of our time and turned it into gripping, thoughtful drama. For that startling feat, Rescue Me deserves to be mentioned with the best hour series in this golden age for drama.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Leary's character, the abrasively witty New York firefighter who is blunt to friends and a liar to lovers, has few redeeming qualities... That's the beauty of Rescue Me. Tommy is simultaneously loathsome and likable.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

While season two could be chalked up as a disappointment for many fans (this reviewer included), it delivered the kind of build-up that could make season three one hell of year for the show.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An engrossing, character-driven series.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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