Spoilers for tonight's "Rescue Me" coming up just as soon as I use sex as a weapon...
"Thaw" was the last episode of the season I've seen in advance. I have the next six(*), but for schedule and blogging purposes, I suspect I'm going to be watching them one at a time, not long before (or maybe shortly after) they air. But this felt like a very strong episode, give or take some of the show's usual peccadillos.
(*) At one point, there was talk that FX was going to split up the airing of the season, since there are 22 episodes, but as of now, the plan is to run them more or less straight through.
At this point, I just roll my eyes whenever Janet or Sheila are throwing themselves at Tommy -- and here, we got them both doing it in one week(**) -- and I still find the idea of Grown-Up Ghost Connor a little too weird, even by the usual standards of Tommy's alcoholic fantasies. But I really liked the rest of "Thaw," from the serious stuff like Needles continuing his pledge to be tougher on the guys (and, in this case, Fienberg) and Mike out-fighting a drunk and out-of-control Tommy, to the sillier moments like Franco being taken out by a one-eyed geezer and Dwight returning to exact his seven minutes of revenge on Tommy.
(**) I will give credit, though, to whoever came up with the idea to dress Sheila all in red and make her boudoir look like Hell itself. That was funny, even if Sheila's really only useful as a serious character these days.
Again, I don't know what's coming next, but I feel confident that it's going to be interesting, and that the good stuff is more than likely to outweigh the bad.
What did everybody else think?