Initially, I was really disappointed with the direction that Rescue Me has taken this season, particularly with Tommy's drinking problem. I really like Tommy Gavin and want to see him happy. However, it just seems that whenever his life is going ok, he manages to screw it up somehow (i.e. his year of sobriety). At first I was annoyed that Tommy still had drinking issues and was hoping that this season would see a reconciliation between him and Janet, but now I am beginning to see the light. Tommy fell off the wagon because of the French lady and her documentary (with the footage of Jimmy). It stirred up a lot of old demons that Tommy has avoided, with the help of alcohol, for a long time. Now that I understand why he has turned back to the alcohol, I hope that this season will show Tommy making real efforts to confront his demons and let go of the past.