909 Watches TV: Rescue Me, The Staircase

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Cool, I want to hear your thoughts but didn't want to spoil anything in case you hadn't finished.

The bigotry coming off the prosecutors was something. You could feel it. Also, I noticed that Mike Nifong was in the prosecutors room prior to when he got disbarred later on over Duke. But other than that I have no opinions yet because I learned a long time ago when it comes to this kind of shit to not judge anything before knowing all the facts.
 

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So, I finished up. I don't believe the Owl Theory, but I don't know exactly what to believe. Here's my theory I guess. I also did some of my own research before posting this.

I don't think he killed her. The physical evidence just doesn't match up. The judge also seems to think he didn't based on the interview at the end, and Peterson probably should have taken his chances at retrial because he wouldn't have gotten convicted. If he killed her, why would the prosecution have to make so much shit up? I don't care enough to list all of their lies, but there were a lot of them. The prosecution had to create a whole obviously bullshit story just to get things into the court room. It's also obviously bullshit in that the people presenting evidence are actually proven to be liars. The people who were full of shit had no counter answer when their claims were challenged, and the prosecution would have had nothing to present the second time.

The problem is, Peterson has his own set of lies and he's obviously not telling the truth either. We know he's a liar because he got caught lying about his service in Vietnam. At the end of the series he goes back on his statement about Kathleen knowing he had sex with men, and said that he thought she would have been okay with it. I don't think she would have. I think he might have found her there and left her there hoping his son would come home to tell him what to do. He also has motive to have done it. Those things like their financial situation, or him fucking dudes, those aren't little things.

But, I keep coming back to the prosecution's claim of blunt force trauma causing blood loss leading to her death. Blunt force trauma causes damage to the brain or skull fractures. She didn't have them. The 911 call is definitely staged though and makes me feel like he saw her, walked back outside, and left her there until he called.
 

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GUTS

Not sure how much I'm gonna write about this show, not because it's bad but I'm not sure there's any demand for me to write about it. Anyway, as I'm sure everyone knows, Rescue Me is a story about the FDNY post-9/11, and specifically about Denis Leary's character Tommy Gavin. Tommy is plagued by survivor's guilt and PTSD among other things, and he sees visions of his cousin who died on 9/11 as well as those he's failed to save in the line of duty. He also lives across the street from his soon to be ex-wife. It's a good premise for a show. I liked the first episode quite a bit, and the scene with the therapist is particularly of note. But, like I said. Not sure there's much demand to read this.

GAY

You know how in The Office thread we were talking about an episode that wouldn't get made now? Well, this one really wouldn't. A firefighter from another house says that there's a secret society of gay firefighters, and that some of the guys on 9/11 were among them. This leads to what can best be described as a gay bashing incident on the part of the chief of the firehouse featured in the show. Then, at the same time, the new probationary recruit might be gay himself. I say that because he seems to not be rejecting this dude hanging around the place. But, again, like I said, this episode would never be made today. Nor should it be. There were funny things in the episode unrelated to that though.

KANSAS

So, the chief is accordingly going to be in trouble for what he's done, and nobody at the gay bar is going to help him out because of what he did to that guy. Good. I honestly can't tell if the show is trying to make you feel bad for this character. Anyway, Tommy accidentally ruins his ex-wife's new relationship which is funny, but she wants to move to Kansas which is not so funny. I'm sure she's not going anywhere anyway. It does however seem like the show is headed towards awkward moments with Tommy and his cousin's widow. His relationship with alcohol is also not so good. And again, I don't know if the new guy is gay or not. The scenes with the guy and his wife about poetry didn't sit that right with me either. On the other hand, the scenes with Tommy and his daughter, or Tommy and his nephew, or the hockey game, all that stuff made this a good episode.

So, while I enjoyed the time I spent watching this, I'm not sure if there's demand enough to spend time writing about it. I still might anyway because it doesn't take that long.
 

Hawk 34

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Man this show was such a thrill ride of a show. The first couple seasons are intense and very peak tv level and then it hits some truly remarkable peaks and valleys that I can’t entirely say I’ve seen other shows equal it. Then it gets so dumb it needs your reviews for it.

also the gay bashing thing you mentioned? That was a fraction of the stuff you couldn’t air anymore that this show did.
 

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DNA

This was a pretty funny episode. Not sure which part was better. The part where Tommy's macking on his cousin's widow or the part where Franco has a crazy ex-girlfriend with a kid. Or, maybe the part where it seemed like Mike was going on a date with a gay dude but instead the guy wanted his girlfriend to get double teamed. This was all pretty funny. Not quite as funny and on more serious notes, Tommy's daughter gets in a near fatal car accident and the really dislikable chief has to use his gay son as a tool to help him keep his job even though he's clearly abused his son. The encounters with Tommy and Roger in the emergency room were pretty funny, but I don't think this was a particularly notable episode.

ORPHANS

This was more of that stuff with the chief, and arguably too much. At the same time Tommy and Roger get in a fight where Tommy threatens to do the same thing that Vic Mackey did to Armadillo with his stove burner. This was good and so was the scene where Roger clearly got his friends to beat Tommy up. But did I make clear how much I don't like the chief. I really don't like him. Also here, in a more surprising note, Nez OD's and Franco feels the need to take some control over what turned out to be his daughter. What really matters here though is Franco's self centered attitude and how this may play into the rest of the show merely beyond his daughter. Or, you know, maybe it won't. I'm still cracked up that Ryan O'Reily is Tommy's brother. I also think this is the episode where Tommy's dad tells him a story about why he just left his wife, and I thought this was surprisingly poignant even though the scene started out as something entirely different. It may have been in the following episode and due to watching these in batches, sometimes they run together.

REVENGE

Speaking of stuff that couldn't get made now, we have this. Sean is pranked into going on a date with a trans woman, he gets blown and later goes to feel her up and gets a hand full of balls. He finishes anyway and brings it up later at the firehouse, which makes the chief sick. Like I said above, and like Hawk just said, some of this shit couldn't get made now. Nor should it in this case. Besides that, the episode is about Franco finding his daughter and the aftermath of Tommy having been beaten up. Janet even considers reconciling with him until she finds out that Tommy's...I don't even know what you'd call it - the chick with no name is up in his house. And then Tommy reveals that he doesn't know her name and it all goes to shit to a point where she lights his house on fire. Laughed pretty hard at this. Her name being Karen, pre-Karen meme world, is just perfect. It also turns out that the Lieutenant guy shared his poetry at a 9/11 PTSD group and none of those people were even there. This episode really runs the gamut of extremely offensive storyline, very funny material, good serious stuff, and commentary on those who used to claim things about their own selves on 9/11 that weren't true. I guess the last thing I'll call grief hoarding. This was the best episode so far.
 

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BUTTERFLY

I really don't like these kinds of episodes. By that I mean, the ones with random characters you probably won't ever see again, who have an outsized impact on the story and simultaneously manage to take up a lot of the focus. In this case it's one of Tommy's neighbors, a psychiatrist who wants some help building a deck in his back yard. Because Tommy is bringing in his whole crew to do it, we're treated to scenes where they all unload on the psychiatrist and air their feelings. I don't really care very much for this at all. The subplot with Mike is a lot more amusing, as it is when they make Mike construct almost the entire deck by himself. But again, I don't care for this and don't have much to say. Tommy getting mad at being told to have sex with his wife was good too though.

INCHES

This is a dick measuring episode that's interesting for a lot of other reasons, namely that this is our first firefighter death. There are two things they didn't take any time waiting to show people. Both that and Tommy's daughter getting injured feel like events that came too soon. The episode also begins with our first glimpse of what happened on 9/11. Of course it seems like the right time for that because Tommy is banging a 9/11 widow. We also learn that this is a big problem between firefighters (I don't even know if this is true) and Tommy's vision of his cousin sees Tommy in the middle of doing it. So now what? This is a good episode but there's probably too much shit going on here. Also, it's not like you wouldn't do the same thing because just look at her, so...I'm not seeing the big taboo here.
 

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ALARM

Well, there sure was a lot here. Janet is pregnant, either by Tommy or Roger, and she decides to get an abortion because it's the right thing to do. Chief Reilly has a gambling problem to the extent he steals from someone's house while responding to a call. Lou bangs Billy's ex-wife. Mike bangs his girlfriend's daughter. But, it seems like the largest impact thing to happen to the show's plot as a whole is when a female firefighter joins the house and the guys decide they don't want her to be there. This was a very funny hour of television that pretty much featured everyone being led around by their dicks.

IMMORTAL

Tommy is really going off the rails now and everyone can see it, and it's obvious this is all leading to a major downfall of some kind. In addition to drinking all the time, he's beginning to show emotions that can best be described as being empty. He owes Janet a lot of money and gets it in one of those kinds of flukes that only happens in television, which is ordinarily a hallmark of a bad episode but in this case it is not. This also features a couple of the funniest scenes in the show so far, when Mike has to move in with Andrew. It was obvious what was going to happen all along but that doesn't make it less funny. Regardless the part when Andrew is dragging Mike over to his bed was highly amusing. The bit with the twins isn't bad either.

MOM

Of course, this episode's title is in relation to how many of the plots revolve around people's moms. Most importantly here is that Tommy's mom died and this will inevitably send him careening off the rails even worse. His dad has to move in with him, and his uncle is there now too along with a midget, so I don't know where all that's going to go. At the same time Mike is pressured into going on a date with a fat girl, who tells him she'll fuck him like nobody else ever has and it turns out she was telling the truth. He's still going to be ashamed of her and it seems that will create problems. I also cracked up good at Lou finding out his wife was cheating on him too. Now, I have two more episodes left in this season and I expect something major to happen.
 

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LEAVING

In this episode, Tommy gets warned to stop seeing Sheila or else, because he's breaking firefighter taboo and shit. Yet one of the guys is banging the ex-wife of a dead guy, so you can see how hypocritical this is and I think that's supposed to be the point. A lot of bad shit happened here. I don't know where to start because some of it is morbid enough to be hilarious and some of it isn't. Like the bookie forgetting his bets. That was funny. Franco's dad having a stroke led to some funny outcomes. Janet lying about the money too, which you find out more about later. But then, you have Mike's girlfriend having bulimia which isn't supposed to be funny even though I did laugh in some part due to how it was revealed. And you have Sean hitting on Laura, the new firefighter. But in not so funny shit, the damn firehouse nearly burns the fuck down because of a 9/11 "tribute". And a lot of this shit that was funny leads to bad things in the next episode.

SANCTUARY

The other shoe dropped here. The bookie storyline with Chief Reilly was a precursor to his own wife having Alzheimer's even though she isn't that old. The hockey game happens and FDNY finally gets their revenge, but that only matters because of the totally unrealistic beginning of this episode. Actually, a lot of this episode is unrealistic but let's just roll with it. Lou is going to get a divorce. Mike comes to handle Theresa's eating disorder, but he gets a massive amount of shit for dating her in the first place. This is somewhat resolved when Mike and Franco beat the fuck out of Tommy over Tommy's thing with Sheila, and at the end of this beating we find out she's pregnant. There are some funny things here too, but they don't matter. Franco also nearly dies when Tommy has one of his PTSD episodes, and Tommy asks for a transfer. Basically this is some wild shit. And at the end, Janet sells her house and leaves! That's how you end a season.

VOICEMAIL

The aftermath of Janet leaving is not so good it seems. She didn't tell Tommy where they were going and with good reason, she found out about Sheila, and the kids are with her and haven't seen their dad for a while. Meanwhile Tommy is working at the most religious firehouse on Staten Island, he's bored, and he's spiraling even more in some part because of that. The guy is drinking more than ever. Meanwhile at his old house it seems like Beecher (Oz) has taken his spot and is a bad influence. When he told Sean to take a picture of his dick with Laura's disposable camera, Sean sure did it. This episode is mostly about Tommy though, and he unloads in a lot of very toxic ways. He beats up people selling 9/11 stuff at gross profits, which I approve of. He beats up his cousin and gets in a fight with his brother, which I don't. Sheila hates his drinking too. He also gets really wasted and pours alcohol all over himself while watching home videos, which leads to him going to an AA meeting to get his shit together. Didn't expect that. I did expect Franco refusing to speak to him. Really good episode here.
 

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HARMONY

I feel like the show was really at its best in these two episodes. There still aren't enough people at the firehouse who want Tommy to come back, so it isn't happening. But there might be something good going for him after all. Maybe he can see his family again, when he finds out that they're living in Ohio. He can't get time off though. Instead, he joins their barbershop quartet under false pretenses, finds his family, gets into a fight with some random guy, and his family leaves and heads off to who knows where. Classic Tommy. There's only a few other things here that really matter. One is that Mike got dumped and is absolutely losing his shit. The chief's wife has really completely lost her damn mind too. And, now that Tommy has quit drinking, it feels like he doesn't really care about Sheila anymore.

BALLS

This episode is just as packed as the other one, although the content is more scattered and spread around to everyone else. Franco sleeps with Laura which is probably not such a good idea. It seems like Mike is going to kill his ex-girlfriend. In the big one, Sheila has a miscarriage and decides not to tell Tommy about it. Tommy, after all, is on a big high after going back to his firehouse as a result of Sully being found in a sex dungeon during a fire. This was really funny. Tommy's dad also comes back with a new Asian wife and she's really weird, but anyway, I don't care about that. There's a lot of funny things in this episode and it was worth the watch. I was also surprised all the guys agreed to have Tommy back after all that's happened, but you know, this is a television show and that would never actually work out that way.
 

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TWAT

I dig how shows on FX would go for the most controversial episode titles possible. Of course, twat is in reference to what Lou told Laura when she messed up. Now it's Mike's turn to mess up and to be shit on for messing up, but their point is that their toxicity is more along the lines of ball busting than anything else. Which is true, but the way it sounds is cleverly written into the show so that it actually sounds like a problem. This episode also has a funny storyline where Tommy's uncle is doing photoshoots for a football fans magazine kind of thing. Tommy's dad being rejected and not being allowed to do this made me laugh so hard. Tommy's visions of Jesus are also getting much more common even though he isn't drinking anymore. Mike also meets a very tall woman he starts dating, and he gets over his ex in the process. This leads to some funny jokes in the other episodes. This set up the other two rather than being a good stand alone episode.

SENSITIVITY

It turns out that Tommy has a long lost brother, because his dad lived a double life for a very long time due to lack of sex in his marriage. I can only imagine where this is going. His brother is a priest, just like his cousin used to be, so it all seems to fit together very well. After Colleen arrived at the end of the previous episode, this leads to Tommy wanting to find where his other kids are and bring them back/kidnap them. This is uh...something I'm not too sure about but this show likes to do crazy shit with their storylines. The chief has also had to move his gay son back home even though he's an extreme homophobe. Big yikes. The sensitivity training scene is also some pretty bad shit that doesn't really make a lot of sense to me, but I found some of the things preceding that to be hilarious. It's also not that often a show can make me laugh like this one does.

REUNION

Lots of funny scenes here, and then you have two that are like...mindblowingly serious. The best series of scenes is almost definitely Lou's relationship with the person he donated bone marrow to. I really liked this. Sean also has a new girlfriend who likes to start fires, but she winds up dead at the end of the episode and he seems inconsolable. The chief's scenes with his son also have an element of comedy to them. However, this is about the point where the fun stops. The scene with Tommy and Sheila is too raw and makes him look like an absolute scumbag of epic proportions. I know this was the era of bad people being the main character in shows like this, but man. After that, he runs off to kidnap his kids, which isn't all that bad as he's just reciprocating what was done to him. His brother tried to warn him that this wasn't a good idea. But on an even more bad note, Franco's daughter seems to have taken some of his vicodin and possibly died. Big yikes. I really don't know where the show goes from here.
 

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SHAME

This episode right here brought a lot to the table. I knew that at the start of the episode when they showed Reilly's son's boyfriend, that it wasn't gonna be good. I don't really understand what it's like to be like that though. You can't just let your anger consume you. Anyway, besides that, Tommy saved a kid and has been keeping time at his bedside because he's really turned over a new leaf for once. It's weird. But then, at the same time, he wants to find a new pad and get more vicodin now that he can't steal it from Franco. He is also considering banging someone who may or may not be his half sister. His half brother may also be a pedophile and given the nature of this show he almost certainly is. So it ain't all good. Also, Lou is trying to get back Sondra and using an escort to do it. Good for him. Also, of course they didn't kill off Franco's kid.

BELIEVE

I was initially going to talk about how funny this was, but the one afterwards is so much more funny I see no point. Anyway, this is the Chief's worst nightmare. His wife wants to have a party for their son's boyfriend. He won't say no because of the shape his wife is in, and this leads to about 100 gay guys coming over to his house and doing all kinds of stuff. His meltdown in the basement is grotesque, but it seems that he comes to grips with all of this and can handle it now. Seeing Mike and Sean sing karaoke didn't hurt. These two are so fucking dumb I can hardly watch their scenes without dying inside. Unfortunately for Tommy, Janet has found their kids. Fortunately for him, she wants to give their marriage another try. I could hardly believe this and it turned out that the following episode was necessary as a companion episode. Also unfortunately Sean tells Laura too much information and she breaks it off with Franco. This was a great episode though.

REBIRTH

All that matters here is that Tommy found out that Janet was on pills after what he did to her, and he finds out that he wants to be on those pills too. This leads to a lot of the funniest things I've seen on television. He went from being a major asshole to being a model human being. All of this is amazing. They could literally not have written better television than this. The best part is that it didn't get old. A lot of shows would have ended the joke, but nope, it seems that this will carry over into the next episode. It sure didn't end here. This dude is even going to mass now. The prayer in the locker room was probably my favorite part. Tommy even helps Franco get back together with Laura, but it's under false pretenses and this can't possibly last. Also, Mike is hanging out with gay dudes now because it helps him get tail. This is one of the best episodes of TV I've ever seen.
 

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BRAINS

This episode was so wild and off the charts that I felt like I couldn't watch my usual amount of episodes as a result of that. Plus, I think three episodes is kind of a lot anyway and I might ramp it down a little bit sometimes. This stuff with the kid shooting himself in front of the pedophile is not something I saw coming. I thought he might kill him, but he didn't. And now Tommy's half brother is a pedophile who got arrested. Could you imagine that shit. The rest of the episode has some moments but not anything as big as or approaching that. Tommy is almost out of happy pills and is so close to going back to being an asshole too. Laura also thinks Tommy is into her. I laughed hard at this one. The scene with Sheila felt too much like everyone wanting to keep her in the show when her character no longer has purpose.

BITCH

I didn't think this was a good episode at all. Tommy was off the pills but there wasn't a lot going on here. All that really happened is that we found out Jimmy's kid wants to be a firefighter. Franco also punched Tommy at the end as this meandered to its conclusion. Of course, Tommy finally admitted that he wrote the poetry. And also, Mike and Sean are still really fucking stupid. It's also a good laugh when Franco's blind date shows up with such a huge ass. But that's it.
 

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HAPPY

This was a really funny episode until the ending, with a lot of awkward moments mixed in with those that felt like comeuppance or something I was waiting for. Awkward is along the lines of Sean feeling the lump on Mike's balls while feeling his own. Of course someone would walk in during that. You find out there's nothing wrong with Mike, but it's still funny. Tatum O'Neal also shows up playing Tommy's sister, this has potential too. She's there for the reading of Mrs. Ng's will and that doesn't go well for anyone. In more unfortunate news, the Chief's wife tries to kill herself. It comes out of nowhere and it's impossible to understand why because she has Alzheimer's. She just did it. And the real capper here is Tommy's son getting killed by a drunk driver. This was bigly unexpected and the kind of dynamic shift a show needs going into its finale.

JUSTICE

Of course, the episode after a kid dying is going to be about his family and their reaction to it, which is really not good. Tommy is devastated and can't really talk at all, which leads to Sheila arguing with Janet about why Janet's treating him like shit. Then you have a couple real big ones as the episode goes along. Janet leaves again because pills can't even make her happy now, and she thinks it's Tommy's fault even though he told his kid to go inside. The Chief also has to put his wife in a home. Tommy goes over to save Sheila from getting beaten up, and gets beat up himself and starts sobbing. Well, a show don't get much more real than that. Laura leaves the house too and will never see Franco again, and the bits with Sean and Mike only provide some amount of levity which is nearly impossible given the tone of the episode. The real climax however is Uncle Teddy FUCKING KILLING THE DRUNK DRIVER. I couldn't believe it and initially this was a character I couldn't stand, but the dynamic with him and Tommy's dad really grew on me. What's gonna happen to him now? Great television here.
 

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DEVIL

How does a show follow up the death of a kid, and the murdering of the guy who killed that kid? I couldn't quite figure it out but these two episodes were bangers. I couldn't possibly conceive of some of these things and I don't know where to start. So just know that I have an opinion about everything even if I don't mention it. It's all good other than Damien having an affair with his teacher, cause while that could merit a storyline in some other show it doesn't seem to do so here. The non-smoking scenes are all pretty funny even though this ends with Tommy having a cig after saving someone who had been written off for dead. Tommy also has to take care of his dad now because his uncle is in prison. Sean's storyline with Maggie is a good one as well, but yeah, Janet and Tommy seem to really be over this time. This is exacerbated in the next episode.

DISCOVERY

We hit all notes necessary here. I don't know where to start this time either. I guess we can start with the club scenes featuring Susan Sarandon, who wants to bang Franco. I laughed plenty here. Everyone else at the house is just ridiculously pathetic. Sean ain't ever gonna tell Tommy about dating his older sister it seems like. Mike always spends time talking to dudes, which isn't pathetic but it seems like there's potential for him to be in denial about being gay. Lou is dead broke and the Chief might need to borrow money from him. The scene of Lou watching porn featuring the chick who conned him was in the previous episode, but it was good enough to mention here. Franco and Mike are also considering leaving the house. But, I really buried the lede here. How about Tommy nearly killing his brother when he finds out about him and Janet? It wasn't shocking that he was involved with her, but Tommy's reaction was shocking even though his rage over these things had already been built up in other stories during this episode. This was the best episode and I can't see anything else topping it. I nearly forgot to mention Sheila and Janet getting into it at the same time.

Also, I know this might be fucked up, but that scene was also satisfying. He went too far, but you know. You think about all the shit this guy went through that wasn't his fault, even though there definitely was a lot of shit that was his fault, and that's like the ultimate betrayal.
 

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TORTURE

This episode brings some big revelations while continuing the downward spiral of a few of the characters. I guess I'll start with the latter. This storyline to make Lou into a miserable fuck is a really good one. The actor is perfect for it, for one thing. The second thing is they take his misery to unexpected points. The point where this guy is blacked out walking through the streets, or when he harasses Mike for reading The Tao of Pooh, that's some really dark shit. Chief Reilly can also not pay for his wife's nursing home and nobody's going to help him, so he has to get a second job. And Tommy ain't talking to Janet anymore. Meanwhile Susan Sarandon's character is hooking up with Franco and it's all going well, but there's no way she stays on this show for very long. Lastly, I knew Mike was gonna turn out to be gay or bisexual, and there it is. I thought it was a good cliffhanger though because the other shoe doesn't drop until the next week.

SPARKS

There's only two things to talk about here. Yes, Mike is gay. Now it's time to only talk about the one other thing. There are shows where the lead characters do a lot of bad shit. There aren't very many shows where the lead character rapes his soon to be ex-wife. It doesn't really matter that towards the end she doesn't seem to mind or any of that. These two have a really strong hatred of each other but they're also still attracted to each other. Janet says early in the first season that the problem with their relationship is all psychological and due to Tommy's lack of openness and inability to talk to her. But it's still rape. It's impossible for me to really think about anything else when it comes to the episode. That all being said I don't think that means this isn't a show worth watching or anything. I need to see where the ride ends. There was already plenty of reason to think Tommy was a bad guy as a character and it always surprises me when people decide that a show has gone too far in portraying that. The scene is also ultimately up to anyone's interpretation, but that was mine. He raped her, end of.

Also, when it comes to a television show, I think people also need to learn that the season as a whole is more important than the individual episodes, and that in any given episode you aren't getting the full picture of anyone's intentions. Having said that I think the moment is consistent with the character and wasn't surprised by it.
 

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CHLAMYDIA

This episode was absurd and it felt like it could have been better. But I mean, how can it be that bad with Marisa Tomei? The answer is that it can't. Mrs. Turbody also gets busted for statuory rape, and she may or may not have had the clap, so Tommy thinks he probably has it. So, a lot of this episode revolves around his dick and whether or not he can use it. But, I think he does have the clap. This was all funny anyway. I loved seeing the Chief get busted fucking that other older woman and having to work a second job for the meantime. Shit is wrong. Speaking of wrong, I knew Susan Sarandon's character was going to take Keela away once Franco slipped up and told her the deal. Mike and the other guy almost coming to blows every time there's some dick sucking is pretty funny too. But, they didn't really follow up on the rape here.

ZOMBIES

This is where we either start the build to Mike leaving this firehouse or no longer being called the Probie. There's no other way for it to go from here. And then there's Sean's long drug related trip similar to Walter White faking it in Breaking Bad. Except Sean isn't faking and these scenes are a good distraction from everything else. There are two main things here. One is that Janet shows up at Tommy's house and they have sex. Like I said, the first time was rape even though they do have base attraction to each other. This thing sometimes happens in relationships but it's still rape. And then, Sheila's attempt to set Tommy up with his brother's ex (Marisa Tomei) does not go well and she thinks that Tommy is gonna fuck her. After this she has a major meltdown. Lou also nearly gets Tommy killed. Lots of potential for shit here. Also, the way Tommy kept Sheila on the string all this time is really scummy and I won't be surprised by pretty much anything she does.
 
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