Dead or drunk: These seemed to be the primary ways we were meant to see Denis Leary's Tommy Gavin in the new, sixth season of Rescue Me that premiered last night.
Dead: That's how he started out, in a pre-credit sequence that followed up on last season's Tommy-gets-shot cliffhanger. In Tommy's unconscious vision, he's a walking corpse surrounded by dead firefighters who rise up, including his cousin Jimmy, who accuses him: On 9/11, you never came back to get me.ÃÂ
Drunk: Tommy's going off and on the wagon this season, with head-snapping quickness. Sometimes it's a fake-0ut - see, that's water, not vodka he's guzzling - and sometimes it's boozing in earnest.
Other subplots? Tommy's firehouse may become a victim of the recession. Franco (Daniel Sunjata) has taken to helping Tommy's soon to be divorcedÃÂ wife, Janet (Andrea Roth), at her house while Tommy has been recuperating. Naturally, Tommy is suspicious and jealous.
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