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When a retired gay firefighter makes a published claim that several firemen who died in 9/11 were closeted gays, Chief Reilly is determined to set the record straight.

While attempting to mask the pain of losing his wife and kids, Tommy does Jimmy a favor and spies on his widow which leads to a surprising discovery.

The probie must deal with the unexpected repercussions of being a hero after making his first save in a fire.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 1002
Airdate: Wednesday July 28th, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 7) Oct 03, 2008

Guest Stars
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Sheila O'Keefe
David WaltonDavid Walton
As Bartender
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Johnny Gavin
As Asian Girl
Jay PotterJay Potter
As Roger Mills
Jimmy Burke (1)Jimmy Burke (1)
As Andrew
Joe Murphy (1)Joe Murphy (1)
As Vinny
Natalie DistlerNatalie Distler
As Colleen Gavin
Olivia CrocicchiaOlivia Crocicchia
As Katy Gavin
Robert TuranoRobert Turano
As Policeman #1
Russ AndersonRuss Anderson
As Bobby Teff
Sharron BowerSharron Bower
As Patty
Susan A. Ashton (1)Susan A. Ashton (1)
As Lauren
Trevor HeinsTrevor Heins
As Connor Gavin
Al BrownAl Brown
As Small Man
Michael ZegenMichael Zegen
As Damien
William H. BurnsWilliam H. Burns
As Policeman
Episode Notes
The retired firefighter that announced he was gay was in 74 Truck.

Damian, Jimmy's son and Tommy's nephew, is a hacker and hacked into Roger's credit.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Tom McRaeStronger Than Dirt 

Episode Quotes
Lou: I saw the thing about the guy eating his parents.
Franco: Nah, they were his in-laws
Lou: Oh well,... who hasn't wanted to do that.

Lou: By the way, how do you prove twenty of these guys were gay?
Tommy: Ya know how you prove it? You look at a poster of the 343 and pick out the 20 best looking guys. Those are the ones the fags are gonna claim were gay.
Lou: Wadda ya mean?
Tommy: Well, it's always the handsome sons of bitches. It's always Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt that they say are gay. It's never, you know, ah, Donald Trump or Dennis Franz or...
Franco: Jim Belushi.
Tommy: Jim Belushi.
Mike: Donald Trump's gay?
(Long pause.)
Tommy: Get out of the truck.

Sean: I'm not explaining it right. Franco, you know what a metrosexual is right?
Franco: Uh, that would be a huge goddamn no.

Roger: So you're a firefighter?
Tommy: Yep.
Roger: My hat's off you you, man. I mean, seriously, the work you guys do. Look at me, wearing my monkey suit, stuck in some big office building. Compared to the work you do, I feel like a... wuss.
Tommy: Well, that's not the word I would've picked, but that'll do.

Chief: Marriage is a beast, boys. I'm at it almost 40 years... and the beast has claws and nails and teeth that grow longer and sharper every goddamn day. You wanna fight back, but you can't, 'cause if you do, the beast'll snap your spin in two pieces. So you give in and you sit in front of the tube, sipping a beer, hoping and praying that she'll fall asleep first or that you die of a truly sudden and massive heart attack.

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