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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
RESCUE ME ... TONIGHT!
What timing! Now that "24" has left Jack in the clutches of the Chi-Coms, and The Sopranos will wrap up this Sunday, who should come to rescue me but that naughty boy, Denis Leary. Tonight :-)
"Rescue Me": 3rd season of 5-alarm storytelling: The third-season premiere, at 10 tonight on FX, delivers a jaw-dropping fadeout. Episode 2 builds to a furious emotional payoff. Episode 3 reveals a firefighter's surprising life away from work. … The show has lined up three Oscar-winners. Tatum O'Neal returns as Tommy's impossible sister. Susan Sarandon comes aboard as an affluent woman attracted to Franco. Marisa Tomei appears later as Tommy's former sister-in-law.
Fans angry about 'Rescue Me' death: Despite the anger the decision caused, Tolan and Leary insist they don't regret killing Connor off, since it served the show and its characters.
'Rescue Me' gets bold: [T]onight's "Rescue Me," written by series creators Leary and Peter Tolan, rescues itself from the brink of the despairing note it ended on last year. Tommy remains as self-destructive as ever, but the writers pepper the series with enough comedic moments that it never becomes overly bleak. Even Uncle Teddy's incarceration is played for laughs, as the old coot comes to love prison.
"This Murder One is the best diet I've ever been on!" Uncle Teddy says, crowing over his 83-pound weight loss.