History Series / RescueMe

11th May '16 3:25:00 PM Shishkahuben
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* TheAlcoholic -- Tommy, Tommy, ''Tommy.'' He'll use prescription drugs recreationally when he can get his hands on them, too.
* AllJustADream -- Many episodes begin InMediasRes and turn out to be this.

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* TheAlcoholic -- TheAlcoholic: Tommy, Tommy, ''Tommy.'' He'll use prescription drugs recreationally when he can get his hands on them, too.
* AllJustADream -- AllJustADream: Many episodes begin InMediasRes and turn out to be this.



* BigDamnHeroes -- Averted. There are times when the crew cannot get to a victim in time.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed -- The boys have a measuring contest. [[spoiler:Franco wins - 9 inches.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes -- BigDamnHeroes: Averted. There are times when the crew cannot get to a victim in time.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed -- BiggerIsBetterInBed: The boys have a measuring contest. [[spoiler:Franco wins - 9 inches.]]



* BigScrewedUpFamily -- The Gavins. As one character noted, they're so screwed up they make the Jacksons look like the Osmonds.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily -- BigScrewedUpFamily: The Gavins. As one character noted, they're so screwed up they make the Jacksons look like the Osmonds.



* BunnyEarsLawyer -- The entire cast can enter into here at times. Tommy's a drunk compulsive liar, Franco nearly got his station into a brawl with another, Sean Garrity is a bonehead and Mike is still unsure of himself. They still fight fires and save lives.
* ButtMonkey -- Probie Mike is constantly treated as such, being the station's newest and most sexually confused member. Even after he outgrows the name Probie, Mike is still treated this way, to the point that he loses the very band he created.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer -- BunnyEarsLawyer: The entire cast can enter into here at times. Tommy's a drunk compulsive liar, Franco nearly got his station into a brawl with another, Sean Garrity is a bonehead and Mike is still unsure of himself. They still fight fires and save lives.
* ButtMonkey -- ButtMonkey: Probie Mike is constantly treated as such, being the station's newest and most sexually confused member. Even after he outgrows the name Probie, Mike is still treated this way, to the point that he loses the very band he created.



%%* CopShow -- Subverted to the tenth power.
* CowboyCop -- Subverted in name, but not action. Tommy is ''very'' headstrong about his life and job.
* CrimeTimeSoap-- Sort of, but with fires instead of crimes.
* DaChief -- Jerry Reilly, followed by Sidney Feinberg and Needles Nelson.
* DeathBySex -- [[spoiler: Jerry Reilly]], though not directly.
* DirtyOldMan -- Uncle Teddy. Still likable, though, at least sometimes.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale -- {{Averted|Trope}}. Sheila's rapes of Tommy are very disturbing and definitely ''not'' {{double standard}}.
* DownerEnding -- Season 1 ends with [[spoiler: Tommy's wife having left him and taking the kids.]] Two ends by [[spoiler: Tommy's only son being killed by a drunk driver.]] Three has [[spoiler: Tommy trapped in a burning building.]] Four ends [[spoiler: with Tommy having his Dad die next to him at a minor league ball game.]] Season Five ends with [[spoiler: Teddy shooting Tommy.]] Most individual episodes end this way, too.

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%%* CopShow -- Subverted to the tenth power.
* CowboyCop -- Subverted CowboyCop: Averted in name, but not action. Tommy is ''very'' headstrong about his life and job.
* CrimeTimeSoap-- CrimeTimeSoap: Sort of, but with fires instead of crimes.
* DaChief -- DaChief: Jerry Reilly, followed by Sidney Feinberg and Needles Nelson.
* DeathBySex -- DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Jerry Reilly]], though not directly.
* DirtyOldMan -- DirtyOldMan: Uncle Teddy. Still likable, though, at least sometimes.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale -- DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: {{Averted|Trope}}. Sheila's rapes of Tommy are very disturbing and definitely ''not'' {{double standard}}.
* DownerEnding -- DownerEnding: Season 1 ends with [[spoiler: Tommy's wife having left him and taking the kids.]] Two ends by [[spoiler: Tommy's only son being killed by a drunk driver.]] Three has [[spoiler: Tommy trapped in a burning building.]] Four ends [[spoiler: with Tommy having his Dad die next to him at a minor league ball game.]] Season Five ends with [[spoiler: Teddy shooting Tommy.]] Most individual episodes end this way, too.



* DysfunctionJunction -- Seriously, I shouldn't even have to tell you this.
* EverybodysDeadDave-- In the series finale its revealed that only [[spoiler: Lou]] survived the previous episode's cliffhanger. [[spoiler: Actually subverted, it's ''Lou'' that died and left the others behind.]]

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* DysfunctionJunction -- Seriously, I shouldn't even have to tell DysfunctionJunction: If you this.
haven't noticed by this point, you aren't paying attention.
* EverybodysDeadDave-- EverybodysDeadDave: In the series finale its revealed that only [[spoiler: Lou]] survived the previous episode's cliffhanger. [[spoiler: Actually subverted, it's ''Lou'' that died and left the others behind.]]



* GambitRoulette -- Pulled off successfully by, believe it or not, [[spoiler: Lou!]] After [[spoiler: she betrayed him way back in season two, Candy returns in season five to make amends with him. They fall in love, they make plans together, they get married, they plan a vacation, Lou steals all her money and then sics the cops on her, they- wait, what?]] The look on his face as he reveals his diabolical plan is simply priceless.
* TheGhost -- Tommy's mother, taken almost literally with the season one finale.
* HairTriggerTemper -- Sheila is called this by Tommy's latest love interest in the season five finale. Tommy has shades of this too.
* HeroicComedicSociopath -- Partially subverted with Tommy. He does lots of morally questionable or downright bad things for fun and profit, but he isn't in it for wanton destruction or to fulfill some psychological compulsion. He's just angry and being mean is, for him, easier.
* TheImmodestOrgasm -- Janet, so very much. Of particular note is the bed and breakfast in season five. She and Tommy make so much noise that everyone else in the place comes out into the hall to see what's going on... just in time to see them [[WallBangHer break down the door.]]

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* GambitRoulette -- GambitRoulette: Pulled off successfully by, believe it or not, [[spoiler: Lou!]] After [[spoiler: she betrayed him way back in season two, Candy returns in season five to make amends with him. They fall in love, they make plans together, they get married, they plan a vacation, Lou steals all her money and then sics the cops on her, they- wait, what?]] The look on his face as he reveals his diabolical plan is simply priceless.
* TheGhost -- TheGhost: Tommy's mother, taken almost literally with the season one finale.
* HairTriggerTemper -- HairTriggerTemper: Sheila is called this by Tommy's latest love interest in the season five finale. Tommy has shades of this too.
* HeroicComedicSociopath -- HeroicComedicSociopath: Partially subverted with Tommy. He does lots of morally questionable or downright bad things for fun and profit, but he isn't in it for wanton destruction or to fulfill some psychological compulsion. He's just angry and being mean is, for him, easier.
* TheImmodestOrgasm -- TheImmodestOrgasm: Janet, so very much. Of particular note is the bed and breakfast in season five. She and Tommy make so much noise that everyone else in the place comes out into the hall to see what's going on... just in time to see them [[WallBangHer break down the door.]]



* InfantImmortality -- Subverted several times, but most notably at the end of Season 2 with the death of [[spoiler:Tommy's only son, Connor.]]
* InstantDeathBullet -- Subverted at the end of season five. [[spoiler: Teddy takes it into consideration that Tommy won't die right away, and plans to sit and watch him "fade away".]]

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* InfantImmortality -- Subverted InfantImmortality: Averted several times, but most notably at the end of Season 2 with the death of [[spoiler:Tommy's only son, Connor.]]
* InstantDeathBullet -- Subverted InstantDeathBullet: Averted at the end of season five. [[spoiler: Teddy takes it into consideration that Tommy won't die right away, and plans to sit and watch him "fade away".]]



* MagicalRealism: If you believe Tommy isn't hallucinating when he sees ghosts of his dead cousin, [[spoiler: brother, father, son, various other firefighters, the vengeful spirit of his disabled godson Damion, and, in the final scene, Lou.]] Oh and Jesus in season 2.
* ManipulativeBastard -- Yeah, yeah, we know that Tommy has this in him. But Sheila and Janet are constantly fighting for this title.

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* MagicalRealism: If you believe Tommy isn't hallucinating when he sees ghosts of his dead cousin, [[spoiler: brother, father, son, various other firefighters, the vengeful spirit of his disabled godson Damion, and, in the final scene, Lou.]] Oh Oh, and Jesus in season 2.
* ManipulativeBastard -- ManipulativeBastard: Yeah, yeah, we know that Tommy has this in him. But Sheila and Janet are constantly fighting for this title.



* MotherDaughterThreesome -- In the episode "High", Mike is at a bar, and a hot cougar asks him if he's up for a little mother-daughter action. [[spoiler: But then he finds out that she's the daughter...]]

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* MotherDaughterThreesome -- MotherDaughterThreesome: In the episode "High", Mike is at a bar, and a hot cougar asks him if he's up for a little mother-daughter action. [[spoiler: But then he finds out that she's the daughter...]]



* OurGhostsAreDifferent -- The menagerie of ghosts Tommy witnesses verbally lambaste him, insult him, tear him down, bring him up, and eventually, abandon him and set his apartment on fire, only to return once Tommy and his buddies set up the bar. In Season 6, Tommy finally gets tired of hearing them talk about how everything is his fault, and turns on Jimmy and Connor. His best friend-cousin and his ''son''.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent -- OurGhostsAreDifferent: The menagerie of ghosts Tommy witnesses verbally lambaste him, insult him, tear him down, bring him up, and eventually, abandon him and set his apartment on fire, only to return once Tommy and his buddies set up the bar. In Season 6, Tommy finally gets tired of hearing them talk about how everything is his fault, and turns on Jimmy and Connor. His best friend-cousin and his ''son''.



* ThePhilosopher -- Lt. Shea, through the various seasons.
* RealSongThemeTune-- The theme is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ChoDZuRqdQ shortened version]] of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGoxmrMUY1k C'mon C'mon]]" by the Von Bondies. Oddly for such an emphatically New York show, the Von Bondies are an emphatically UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} band.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath -- After Tommy's dad passes, his family reflects on the good times they had together. Except for Tommy.

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* ThePhilosopher -- ThePhilosopher: Lt. Shea, through the various seasons.
* RealSongThemeTune-- RealSongThemeTune: The theme is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ChoDZuRqdQ shortened version]] of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGoxmrMUY1k C'mon C'mon]]" by the Von Bondies. Oddly for such an emphatically New York show, the Von Bondies are an emphatically UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} band.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath -- RedemptionEqualsDeath: After Tommy's dad passes, his family reflects on the good times they had together. Except for Tommy.



* TraumaCongaLine -- Tommy, nearly every episode.
* TwoferTokenMinority -- Franco is a Puerto Rican Single Father.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight -- When Janet's wheelchair-bound boyfriend (played by MichaelJFox) confronts Tommy in the firehouse and finds out that Tommy slept with Janet, he responds by squeezing Tommy's balls - for ''seven minutes.'' Lou comes by in the middle of it and has a brief conversation with Tommy, barely raising an eyebrow, then leaves.
* WhamEpisode -- The aptly named ''Happy'' in season two changed the entire direction of the show, proving that the writers have the balls to take anything and everything away from Tommy, and the tragedy is brought up on a regular basis to this day.
* WhatTheHellHero -- Pick an episode, any episode, and you'll probably find an example of this.

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* TraumaCongaLine -- TraumaCongaLine: Tommy, nearly every episode.
* TwoferTokenMinority -- TwoferTokenMinority: Franco is a Puerto Rican Single Father.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight -- UnusuallyUninterestingSight: When Janet's wheelchair-bound boyfriend (played by MichaelJFox) confronts Tommy in the firehouse and finds out that Tommy slept with Janet, he responds by squeezing Tommy's balls - for ''seven minutes.'' Lou comes by in the middle of it and has a brief conversation with Tommy, barely raising an eyebrow, then leaves.
* WhamEpisode -- WhamEpisode: The aptly named ''Happy'' in season two changed the entire direction of the show, proving that the writers have the balls to take anything and everything away from Tommy, and the tragedy is brought up on a regular basis to this day.
* WhatTheHellHero -- WhatTheHellHero: Pick an episode, any episode, and you'll probably find an example of this.



* {{Yandere}} -- Sheila. See the trope page entry. See also MoralEventHorizon, on the YMMV page.

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* {{Yandere}} -- {{Yandere}}: Sheila. See the trope page entry. See also MoralEventHorizon, on the YMMV page.



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30th Dec '15 3:58:16 PM fruitstripegum
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* ActorAllusion -- In a Season 2 Episode,Tommy is insulted at being told he resembles Conan O'Brien. Denis Leary and Conan O'Brien are cousins in Real Life
26th Sep '15 2:11:47 AM Silverblade2
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''Rescue Me'' is a drama series created by comedian Creator/DenisLeary and Peter Tolan. The series follows the lives of the firefighters of FDNY station Battalion 15, Engine 99, Ladder Company 62 (referred to as a whole by the firefighters as "62 Truck"), as they deal with the job, their personal lives, and the strange quirks and oddities that seem to only happen to firefighters (such as the fact that women, no matter what their preference, [[FiremenAreHot line up like geese for firemen]]). The series starts three years after 9/11, with many in the house still reeling from the loss of four brother firemen, one of whom was Tommy's cousin and best friend. From there, it is a long, slippery slope into cheating, homosexual bashing, questioning life itself, and death. The show was well received by both viewers and critics for its willingness to tackle every subject from alcoholism to rape.

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''Rescue Me'' is a drama series created by comedian Creator/DenisLeary and Peter Tolan. The series follows the lives of the firefighters of FDNY station Battalion 15, Engine 99, Ladder Company 62 (referred to as a whole by the firefighters as "62 Truck"), as they deal with the job, their personal lives, and the strange quirks and oddities that seem to only happen to firefighters (such as the fact that women, no matter what their preference, [[FiremenAreHot line up like geese for firemen]]). The series starts three years after 9/11, with many in the house still reeling from the loss of four brother firemen, one of whom was Tommy's cousin and best friend. From there, it is a long, slippery slope into cheating, homosexual bashing, questioning life itself, and death. The show was well received by both viewers and critics for its willingness to tackle every subject from alcoholism to rape.
death.



* KilledOffForReal -- Once a season. [[spoiler: Tommy's mother, Connor, Johnny, Jerry Reilly, Tommy's father, and Ellie.]]
** [[spoiler: Lou in the series finale.]]
21st Jun '15 6:12:58 AM LentilSandEater
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* OffTheWagon: [[spoiler:Tommy]] in Season 5.
** With the rest of his family getting off with him.
** "Off the wagon" doesn't begin to cover it. At the rate that he gets on and off, either he must be really good at catching up, or that's a very slow wagon.

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* OffTheWagon: [[spoiler:Tommy]] in Season 5.
** With
5, to the rest point of his family getting off with him.
** "Off the wagon" doesn't begin to cover it.
being an ExaggeratedTrope. At the rate that he gets on and off, either he must be really good at catching up, or that's a very slow wagon. His family also falls off the wagon.
21st Jun '15 6:10:48 AM LentilSandEater
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* CopShow -- Subverted to the tenth power.

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* %%* CopShow -- Subverted to the tenth power.
20th May '14 3:20:40 PM MarkLungo
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** Don't forget about GinaGershon's guest appearances, who'd refuse to be touched after getting off.

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** Don't forget about GinaGershon's Creator/GinaGershon's guest appearances, who'd refuse to be touched after getting off.



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8th Apr '14 10:41:27 AM hullflyer
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** The biggest one has to be [[spoiler:in the final episode which opens with Lou eulogizing his fellow crew members, only for Tommy to wake up, revealing that Lou was only of the core six dead.]]

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** The biggest one has to be [[spoiler:in the final episode which opens with Lou eulogizing his fellow crew members, only for Tommy to wake up, revealing that Lou was the only one of the core six dead.]]
31st Dec '13 3:47:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HotMom -- Janet, Sheila, Angie, and others.
26th Dec '13 5:09:13 PM nombretomado
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''Rescue Me'' is a drama series created by comedian DenisLeary and Peter Tolan. The series follows the lives of the firefighters of FDNY station Battalion 15, Engine 99, Ladder Company 62 (referred to as a whole by the firefighters as "62 Truck"), as they deal with the job, their personal lives, and the strange quirks and oddities that seem to only happen to firefighters (such as the fact that women, no matter what their preference, [[FiremenAreHot line up like geese for firemen]]). The series starts three years after 9/11, with many in the house still reeling from the loss of four brother firemen, one of whom was Tommy's cousin and best friend. From there, it is a long, slippery slope into cheating, homosexual bashing, questioning life itself, and death. The show was well received by both viewers and critics for its willingness to tackle every subject from alcoholism to rape.

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''Rescue Me'' is a drama series created by comedian DenisLeary Creator/DenisLeary and Peter Tolan. The series follows the lives of the firefighters of FDNY station Battalion 15, Engine 99, Ladder Company 62 (referred to as a whole by the firefighters as "62 Truck"), as they deal with the job, their personal lives, and the strange quirks and oddities that seem to only happen to firefighters (such as the fact that women, no matter what their preference, [[FiremenAreHot line up like geese for firemen]]). The series starts three years after 9/11, with many in the house still reeling from the loss of four brother firemen, one of whom was Tommy's cousin and best friend. From there, it is a long, slippery slope into cheating, homosexual bashing, questioning life itself, and death. The show was well received by both viewers and critics for its willingness to tackle every subject from alcoholism to rape.
13th Oct '13 7:40:25 AM crazyrabbits
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* LovingForce -- When Janet and Tommy argue over the furniture.
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