'Rescue Me' season finale: It didn't exactly go out in a blaze of glory

Since Rescue Me is such an assiduously irreverent show, I feel free to say that it ended its season trying to get us to both care for and laugh at one of its least appealing characters, young Damien (poor Michael Zegen), whom someone described last night as Tommy’s “brain-damaged godson.”

Then again, picking a least-likable character in Rescue Me these days is a real horse-race, since to my way of thinking you’d have also have to consider the shrill tantrum-thrower Sheila (poor Callie Thorne), Tommy’s ridiculously detestable, angrily alcoholic daughter Colleen (poor Natalie Distler), and the yelling idiot the show has turned Uncle Teddy into (poor Lenny Clarke).

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