A female firefighter who replaced Billy Warren at the end of season one and for the rest of season two. Initially rejected by most of the crew simply for being female, she slowly gains their respect and ultimately began a romantic relationship with Franco. Unfortunately, when her relationship with Franco ended, she secretly transferred to a different firehouse and instructed her friends not to share any information regarding her whereabouts with her former lover or crew.
Tommy finds out Janet is keeping a secret from him, and tracks down the man responsible for Billy’s death. Meanwhile, the squad gets a female firefighter.
Tommy struggles to help Janet financially, and has to turn to his Uncle Teddy for assistance. Meanwhile, the new female firefighter tries to fit in while the guys try to drive her out.
Tommy tries to bring order to the chaos of his life, and pulls dangerous stunts on the job. Also, Lou tells his wife that he cheated on her.
Janet needs money to cover house repairs and Tommy turns to Uncle Teddy for help. Also: Franco’s father has a stroke, and Franco has trouble raising his daughter alone.
Tommy’s relationship with Sheila is discovered by the guys, who handle it in a traditional way. Elsewhere, Tommy tries to avoid getting pummeled by the cops, as the FDNY-NYPD hockey rematch looms.
Tommy has trouble adjusting to the mundane life at his new firehouse and takes out his frustrations on street vendors hawking Sept. 11 memorabilia. Later, he has a confrontation with Johnny. Meanwhile, Sean plays a crude joke on Laura that backfires on him.
Tommy finds out his wife and kids are living in Ohio, so he joins his firehouse’s barbershop quartet, who happen to be traveling there for a singing competition. Elsewhere, Mike flies off the handle after Theresa breaks up with him; and Lou tries to get Tommy transferred back to 62 Truck.
2.3 “Twat” (aka “!&”)
Lou faces heat from headquarters for using a derogatory term to insult Laura. Meanwhile, the guys try to convince her that name-calling is part of the job. Meanwhile, Tommy injures his hand when he has another dispute with a cop over a parking ticket; and Johnny Sr. wants to become a plus-size model after he learns that Uncle Teddy is making a fortune.
With Colleen’s help, Tommy gets another chance to find the kids and bring them back to New York. Also, Jerry needs his son’s assistance when his wife’s condition gets worse; and a priest tells Tommy and Johnny that he is part of their family.
Tommy finds out about Sheila’s miscarriage and reacts badly. He later gets a visit from Jimmy, who orders Tommy to get her pregnant again. Also, Sean learns his new girlfriend has a suspicious past; Jerry has trouble communicating with his son; and Tommy gets kicked out of his apartment.
Franco goes to support-group meetings to get help for his addiction to painkillers; Lou runs into Sondra and lies about his love life; Jerry meets his son’s life partner; Tommy and Johnny meet their half sister; and Mickey has an uneasy feeling about Father Murphy.
Jerry forces the crew to attend a birthday party that his son is throwing for his boyfriend. Meanwhile, Tommy makes a move on Mariel after she tells him she might not be his half sister after all; Franco asks Laura to move in with him; Sheila tries to make Tommy jealous by showing off her new girlfriend.
Tommy discovers that Janet is taking antidepressants, and he decides to take some for himself. Elsewhere, Sean tries to make things right between Franco and Laura, but he only makes things worse; and the crew questions Mike’s sexual orientation after a gay guy stops by the station looking for him.
Tommy, Mickey and Johnny confront Father Murphy about his suspicious relationship with Ricky. Also, Lou meets with Candy’s pimp to tell him she’s quitting; Jerry looks into hiring a nurse to care for his wife; and Laura pressures Franco to write another poem.
Tommy’s sister (Tatum O’Neal) visits after a four-year absence — a curious coincidence considering their dad’s announcement that he’s about to inherit millions of dollars. Also: Mike worries he might have cancer when he finds a lump; and Tommy and Janet decide to renew their wedding vows, but their plans are derailed by tragedy.
Family tragedy puts a strain on Tommy and Janet’s recently mended relationship. In other events, Tommy finds out who’s been spying on him at his AA meetings; Sean questions his belief in Heaven; Lou learns troubling news about Candy; and Jerry considers putting his wife in a health-care facility for Alzheimer’s patients
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