Episode 5: Orphans
By: Carlos Uribe
Rescue Me is about firefighters in New York City. It aired from 2004 until 2011 on FX.
This episode had Chief Reilly beat his suspension by leaning on his gay son. It's apparent that the relationship between the two is very strained due to the son's sexuality. Franco became a single father when Nez drops dead at the beginning of the episode. He gives up his daughter for adoption but it's suggested at the end of the episode that he's going to raise her. Tommy spends the episode having some character development by agreeing to give Colleen some space. He also beats up Roger, leading to him getting beat up by Roger's friends at the end of the episode. In his professional life, he has to deal with the fact that he was speaking to a dead girl and other firemen knowing this information. This was ultimately a good episode that continued to deal with the themes of the last episode. If anything, this felt like a second part to a two-parter.