Rescue Me: Season 4 (2007)

SEASON:

Season 4
Rescue Me

Critics Consensus

With its founding conceit receding into the background, Rescue Me careens between various tones in its fourth season, but the series' resonant highs still outweigh its ill-conceived lows.

91%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 11

90%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 23

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Jun 13, 2007

As the fourth season begins, Janet has given birth to a baby boy---whom she fears prefers Tommy to her. But Tommy has a bigger problem: he's suspected of starting the beach-house fire. Meanwhile, Jerry's son asks him to be his best man at his commitment ceremony; Richie wants Franco to marry Natalie; Lou and Theresa get distracted in church; and the volunteer firefighter (Jennifer Esposito) who rescued Tommy from the beach house takes an interest in him---and isn't shy about letting him know.

View Details
Air date: Jun 20, 2007

Tommy confronts Sheila about the beach-house fire and she lies to him. But they present a united front to the insurance investigators (as embarrassing as it is for Tommy). Meanwhile, Lou's determined to get a basketball ringer (Lorenz Tate) to be 62 Truck's new probie; Uncle Teddy is released from jail; Colleen runs away with her rock-musician boyfriend; and Mike's mother has a death-bed request.

View Details
Air date: Jun 27, 2007

Tommy encounters Colleen's boyfriend and sparks fly; Jerry learns he flunked his physical and is given a desk job; Uncle Teddy, hiding from Ellie, breaks into prison guard Lenny's apartment; Sheila goes out with the man who pulled her from the beach house, while Tommy keeps avoiding Nona, the volunteer firefighter who rescued him from the blaze; and Mike seeks Tommy's advice on how to deal with his dying mother's request that he kill her.

View Details
Air date: Jul 11, 2007

Emotions flare up when the crew learns about Jerry's death; Tommy's manhood is called into question after some embarrassing romantic encounters; Sean confronts Maggie about her drinking; Franco considers asking Natalie to marry him; and Lou looks for a way to get that ringer Bart for the house basketball team.

View Details
Air date: Jul 18, 2007

The firehouse gets a new chief (Jerry Adler), who is rumored to possess a very special gift; Tommy suffers embarrassment during a hockey game against the NYPD; Franco works up the nerve to propose to Natalie while Sean tries to talk Maggie out of a divorce; and Sheila makes a surprising proposition as Janet's depression deepens.

View Details
Air date: Jul 25, 2007

Janet sinks deeper into her postpartum depression; Sean learns a secret that Mike has been trying to hide; the new probie (Larenz Tate) holds the guys to their agreement about not doing "probie" work; Lou and (especially) Theresa struggle with their decision to "take a break" from sex.

View Details
Air date: Aug 1, 2007

A devastating fire has a profound effect on the crew; Tommy wrestles with his feelings about the baby; Alicia (Susan Sarandon) returns with a proposition for Franco; Troy breaks up with Sheila while Lou makes a tough decision about Theresa; and Sean apologizes to Mike about the fire he set that burned down Mike's mother's house.

View Details
Air date: Aug 8, 2007

Janet plots revenge when she learns what Tommy did with the baby; Franco questions his marriage proposal to Natalie in light of Alicia and Keela's return; and Tommy faces his ghosts. He also agrees to date Chief Feinberg's needy and awkward daughter (Amy Sedaris).

View Details
Air date: Aug 15, 2007

The Gavin clan stages an intervention after several disturbing family calls; the mysterious woman (Gina Gershon) from the restaurant leaves Tommy wanting more; Janet must take matters into her own hands to get her baby back; and a depressed Mike calls Tommy in a moment of despair.

View Details
Air date: Aug 22, 2007

The Gavins attend their first AA meeting, but Sean isn't welcome since he doesn't drink enough; Tommy turns to Colleen for information about Janet and learns some disturbing things about his childhood from his father (Charles Durning); Richie tells Franco what Natalie has been doing since their breakup; Lou mulls revenge on his cousin (Artie Lange); and Mike, under orders from Tommy to "stop moping," visits a singles bar.

View Details
Show More Episodes

Rescue Me: Season 4 Photos

Tv Season Info

Season four opens with Tommy (Denis Leary) and Sheila (Callie Thorne) being investigated for arson and insurance fraud following the fire at Sheila's new house. Janet (Andrea Roth) gives birth to a child that Tommy has determined to accept as his own -- until the baby's hair turns out to be the jet black color of Johnny's.

Critic Reviews for Rescue Me Season 4

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

At heart, it's a funny, raucous, bittersweet and vividly entertaining chronicle of the spontaneous emotional combustion that goes on in the lives of one soulful, eclectic assortment of firehouse characters.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet one more example of how this series skillfully hopscotches from tender to intense.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This year, though the juxtaposition of harsh drama and dark comedy is as seamless as ever, Rescue Me starts out by placing more emphasis on the humor.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part it's still morbidly fascinating, with the last seconds of Episode 3 providing one of Rescue Me's biggest jolts to date. The series may not be on fire all the time, but it hasn't cooled its jets just yet.

Jun 13, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show's still a hoot to watch.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

More than in past seasons, Rescue Me openly talks about the ways that women emasculate men. Women exist on Rescue Me to terrify men, and thus the show constantly loses out on opportunities to deepen its storytelling.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Rescue Me so often pulls off the impossible that its misses are forgivable. And that's an impressive kind of understanding of art and its complicated mission.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Leary's barbed performance gets sharper by the year, and the comedy is as strong as ever, but this series filled with recidivist addicts can't kick its own worst habit: unnecessary melodrama.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Dazzling, sharply written, often baffling.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Where daytime serials toss in one-dimensional evil twins or random demonic possessions without a second thought, Rescue Me genuinely cares for its weird characters and plot deviations.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The simple fact is that this is a good show, Leary is particularly good in it, and if the premiere is any judge, the fourth season will be as entertaining and engrossing as ever.

Jun 13, 2007 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 4

News & Features