RESCUE ME “344? Review

RESCUE ME "344" Season 7 Episode 6 – That Rescue Me can go from post sex flatulence to insanely deep emotional 9/11 torturous breakdowns and monologues in a flash is indicative of the show’s strengths. And, sometimes, its problems. The sudden changing of tone causes an imbalance that sometimes brings the whole show off its rocker, but you can never accuse the show of not taking risks. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the show sometimes does not work because it can’t quite decide on a tone, while other times it is gobsmacking just how fantastic the show is. This episode was one of those gobsmackingly fantastic episodes filled with little moments which I really just want to rewatch again and again.

It was a dark, poignant episode: the FDNY are called to a gas leak and while they spend their time joking and ragging on Sean and his girlfriend up until they break into the house and find a father and his two kids dead on a couch. It’s a sudden moment, and the long silence afterwards is pregnant with melancholy and really touching. It’s bookended by Sean’s fartress, and while the gas mask gag fell flat on its face, it was kind of weirdly nice. Plus, the scene afterwards when Tommy returns home where all of his family are sleeping and he numbly checks to make sure they’re alive. Read More...


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