Rescue Me: Season 7 (2011)


Season 7
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Rescue Me continues to affect emotions with realistic and well-written hardships, sprinkled with true-to-life humor.

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Critic Ratings: 23

83%

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User Ratings: 31

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Air date: Jul 13, 2011

The seventh (and final) season begins with Tommy's family life being shaken up by Sheila and the pregnant Janet, who are now best friends. ("We bonded," Sheila says.) Meanwhile, Black Shawn wants to take his relationship with Colleen to the next level; Mickey and Teddy go into business together; and Damien is still in a chair in the wake of his on-the-job accident.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2011

Tommy responds emotionally when he learns about a 9/11 documentary featuring Jimmy Keefe. He also runs into Kelly (Maura Tierney), who has disquieting news. Meanwhile, Lou faces his FDNY physical with trepidation (and a little help from his friends).

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Air date: Jul 27, 2011

Colleen gets some sage advice from Mike and makes an offer to Teddy that Tommy is not likely to like; Tommy tells Kelly about the ghosts in his life and makes an offer to Lou, who also gets a stiff dose of tough love from the guys, who want him to diet. Meanwhile, Chief Feinberg remains alternately distant and combative; and Tommy decides to sit for an interview for the 9/11 TV documentary.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2011

Tommy's 9/11 interview airs, with predictably combustible results; Sean goes out with Emily (Cody Horn), the bridal-shop clerk; Kelly gets the results of her blood test; and preparations for Black Shawn and Colleen's wedding hit a snag. Meanwhile, Lou's reading list includes "The Celery Bible."

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Air date: Aug 10, 2011

The fallout from Tommy's 9/11 interview hits like a ton of bricks, and reporter Pam Keppler begins probing Tommy's personal life as well, which promises to bode ill for everyone in 62 Truck. So Needles proposes "to fight fire with fire," but Franco won't go along. Meanwhile, Sean works up the nerve to confront Emily over "the smell," and Tommy lays down the law to his family (Sheila included).

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Air date: Aug 17, 2011

Tommy crosses an emotional line with Sheila and lures Lou into a psychological trap after he visits Ground Zero with the guys. Meanwhile, Franco challenges Lou's authority at the firehouse; and Sheila makes Colleen an offer (and won't let her refuse it).

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Air date: Aug 24, 2011

Jeter: With Tommy ostracized by his family, Lou looks to rehabilitate him by giving the Gavin family the letters Tommy has left for them to read after he's died. Donde sea disponible en SAP.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2011

Colleen and Black Shawn wed, but the day's glow becomes an inferno when a major fire breaks out.

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Air date: Sep 7, 2011

Ashes: In the wake of the deadly arson fire that has taken Lou's life, Tommy and his friends ponder their futures inside and outside the FDNY.

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Tv Season Info

Season seven finds Tommy at a crossroads, as Janet tells him the only way she'll move forward with her pregnancy is if he quits the FDNY. Meanwhile, other personal issues come to a head, as Lou comes to terms with the trauma behind his issues with food, and the men on 62 Truck all write letters to be opened upon the event of their deaths.

Critic Reviews for Rescue Me Season 7

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

Despite sometimes loopy comic relief, the stories were heartbreaking.

Jul 13, 2011 | Full Review…

Leary has been unfailingly honest in this role.

Jul 13, 2011 | Full Review…

Middling start, but we've stuck with Rescue Me this long, and no point in bailing now.

Jul 13, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The series finale underscores the plusses and minuses of a dramedy that might have fared better by dousing some of its excesses.

Jul 13, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Rescue Me has also humanized the survivors and reflected the way their battles are the battles that many of us fight, in our own ways and our own worlds.

Jul 13, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

On and on and on with the same old Tommy/Janet/Sheila stuff, as if Tommy is some great catch? Two-and-a-half fantastic seasons; seven seasons total.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

They say all's well that ends well. The Rescue Me gang should take comfort in that.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The relevance that had made the show so enjoyable early on was absent for most of the episodes, and Rescue Me fizzled out well before the end.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Rescue Me has had its ups and downs, just as Tommy Gavin has, but Season 7 delivers the goods.

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Settles the future of Ladder Co. 62 and honors firefighters for their sacrifices without bathos.

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Much of what I've seen of this season feels like a mix of throat-clearing and perhaps (a little) atonement for past excesses.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show wrapped just the way it should.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 7

  • Jul 08, 2017
    skipped through and only watched the fire crew parts. the last two episodes were pretty good (1 viewing)
  • Aug 12, 2014
    Would have given it 4 stars, if the series had been less focused on Leary's character and more on the other's. Great dialogue and casting.

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