Rescue Me: Zombies
(S03E06) I'm honestly not even sure how to react. After this episode, Rescue Me has officially knocked off Nip/Tuck as my favorite show on F/X. Sorry Shield fans (and I'm one of them), but Chiklis and Co. can't hold a candle to Leary and his boys. This was arguably a perfect episode. It was just flawless. But no sense in going through all the wonderful minor things that happened, and there were plenty. Let's get right to the point: Marisa Tomei is smoking hot.
Following their agreement last week, Tommy and Angie made plans to dine at a small bistro where a friend of Janet's is a hostess. This way, Janet will be sure to hear all about who Tommy is dating now. What's with Angie though? She went from being 100% against the whole revenge on Janet and Johnny thing to giving Tommy pointers on how to grab her ass and rub her breasts in a public setting. She really got into the part. Now, if Leary was smart... he re-shot all those scenes at least a dozen times.
Moving on, Janet never found out about the date and the kissing and the groping and buttocks squeezing. Turns out the hostess was friends with Sheila too. Unfortunately, she's not over Tommy. At least that's what I inferred from all the plate tossing and glass smashing. How come she never put up a stink when Tommy got back together with Janet at the end of last season though? Why is this any different for her?
As I said though, Janet never found out because she showed up at Tommy's later on wearing nothing but some tiny little black thing under her coat. She threw him on the couch and basically did the same thing to him that he did to her. Except, there was a lot less fighting on his part. I'm honestly not sure what's going through her mind though... other than Tommy. You could tell she was thinking about him earlier in the episode while she spoke with Johnny. It's like Johnny is chicken, Tommy is pork, and Janet needs the other white meat. Seriously though, it's weird that Johnny is replacing Tommy as the father figure for Katie and Colleen and Janet realizes it too.
All that happened in the last ten minutes, so there was plenty going on in the rest of the episode. Jerry's storyline isn't going anywhere. Mike is still "gay" but his boyfriend is seeing someone else so maybe, if we're lucky, that will get interesting next week.
Sean's bit was great though. Throughout this entire series, he's never really had a solid storyline. He always kind of piggy-backed onto other ones. Like when he had a religious awakening following Connor's death which led to him dating Maggie. I think Leary and Peter Tolan have started to realize that Sean isn't tied to anything so they can do whatever the hell they want with him. For instance, what if Sean got doped up on sleeping pills and started sleepwalking? Done. You want to talk about a funny scene. His face was covered in spinach chip dip (he passed out into a bowl of it) and he marched through a supermarket, eating food, throwing things, and insulting people. Then he stole a bunny from a pet shop. It was hilarious.
The only other major plot point was Lou. And it was major, a real turning point for him. At least I think so. Rather than lay that all out and taint people's opinions, I'm curious to know what people think about this and Lou's future. Where's he going now?
I'll leave you with a classic Lou quote though:
Lou (trying to phase Tommy after he got no reaction by mentioning that Tommy's dad wet the bed again): "I was thinking of taking a shit on the floor or maybe, uh, just puke on the couch... decisions, decisions."