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Rescue Me: Retards

Tommy and Johnny have it out again when Tommy meets with Janet about how they are going to deal with their situation and what they are going to tell the rest of the family. Also Tommy continues to be a Stacks bedside while he fights for his life.

Franco makes an effort to become better friends with Natalie's brother, Richard, and it takes their relationship to a new place.

Teddy and Ellie's conjugal visits begin to be a let down to Ellie because of where they are and she starts to make changes to increase the mood. Meanwhile, Mike finally puts in his transfer forms to Chief Perolli.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 310
Airdate: Tuesday August 08th, 2006

Guest Stars
Adam FerraraAdam Ferrara
As Needles Nelson
Alison BartlettAlison Bartlett
As Deb
Charles DurningCharles Durning
As Tommy's Dad
Connie WinstonConnie Winston
As Nurse
Cornell WomackCornell Womack
As Richard
Harriett D. FoyHarriett D. Foy
As Karlene
Lenny ClarkeLenny Clarke
As Uncle Teddy
Matt MulhernMatt Mulhern
As Lt. John Stackhouse
Michael MulherenMichael Mulheren
As Chief Perolli
Patti DPatti D'Arbanville
As Ellie
Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
As Father Mickey Gavin
Sherri SaumSherri Saum
As Natalie
Tatum OTatum O'Neal
As Maggie
Trevor HeinsTrevor Heins
As Connor Gavin
Derrick SimmonsDerrick Simmons
As Escalade Driver
Holter GrahamHolter Graham
As Bartender
Laith NakliLaith Nakli
As Cab Driver #2
Maria AngelicaMaria Angelica
As Crazy Girl
Rizwan ManjiRizwan Manji
As Cabbie
Episode Notes
Sheila gives Tommy a new truck and it gets stolen.

Jimmy finally gives his blessing for Tommy to be with Sheila.

Tommy falls off the wagon.

Lt. John Stackhouse passes away from the injuries he suffered in the fire.

Episode Quotes
Lou: Ya know how they talk about retards having, what's it called,... retard strength?
Sean: Whadda ya looking at me for?

Probie: Here's my transfer form, Chief. I want out.
Chief Perolli: From what I hear, you're already out.
Probie: Thanks for the insurance policy. Now, put my transfer through or I dial up my Union rep and tell him what you just said.

Bartender: For a glass that's gonna cost about a C-note, you're certainly drinking it pretty fast there, pal.
Tommy: Ya, you would too if you only had about $2.75 in your pocket,... approximately.

Tommy: Sweetheart,... believe me,... this is way, way more bad boy than you're ever gonna be able to handle. Do yourself a favor,... go blow a drummer.

Richard: You gay?
Probie: No.
Richard: He said you had a boyfriend.
Probie: I had a roommate. He used to...
Richard: Blow you?
Probie: Ya, a little,... sometimes.
Richard: But you're not gay?
Probie: No, I'm not.
Richard: Wow, and they call me retarded.

Episode Goofs
The two camera angles for the exterior of the first cab ride don't match up. The front view of the cab shows a sedan coming up on the cab, but when it's switched to a profile shot, the cab is passed by a mini-van.

Cultural References
Franco: No, no, Ruben Studdard was the fat guy. Clay Aiken was the fag.

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken were the two finalists in the second season of American Idol.

Episode References
Tommy: I thought that was all about Keela and now that she's gone...

This is a reference to the episode, Chlamydia, where Alicia took Keela to live with her against Franco's wishes.

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