Season 2 Previews
Tommy starts pressing for a return to the old firehouse ... and
solicits help from his old buddy Kenny (John Scurti). It so happens
that Kenny distrusts Tommy's "goddamn great" replacement,
Sully (Lee Tergeson). Though he's something of a chef (he makes
haricot verte) and "terrific" on the shift, there's
something about Sully that bothers Kenny. It might be that he's a
great masseuse, or maybe it's that "he's like a chick, he can
talk to anybody about anything." Insert a shot of Sully
reassuring firefighter Laura (Diane Farr) that a new haircut with
bangs won't be too much of a "Dorothy Hamill thing." Chief
(Jack McGee) likes him, Sean (Steven Pasquale) digs the massages
("I feel like one of those deer in the meadow with the flowers
and the birds and shit"). Tommy's looking awfully stuck.
The new guy replacing Tommy in the house - Lee Tergesen's Sully -
seems too perfect, like Tommy "without the angst," one
puts it. With Sully's cooking and massages, the wonderfully dim
firefighter played by Steven Pasquale blankly declares he'd marry
him (naturally spending the rest of his time living this statement
Sean Garrity (Steven Pasquale) gets friendly with new firefighter
Sully (guest star Lee Tergesen) but gets a rude surprise.
Sully (Lee Tergesen), is an incongruously metrosexual
character whose ... cooking and fabulous back massages are
initially welcomed by his new colleagues (once they get past
the squeamishness of having another guy touch their bodies).
Gradually, suspicions are aroused and in a truly corny twist
(one of the series' few false notes), Sully is exposed as
not a real man at all.
Lake City Weekly:
“New guy” replacement Sully (Lee Tergesen) is
seemingly too good to be true (he is, as will be hysterically
revealed in the season’s third episode).
Sully (Lee Tergesen), Gavin's replacement who seems so
perfect, shows a different side by episode three.
Tommy is just about losing his mind and wants to return to his old firehouse. Unfortunately, his replacement, Sully (Lee
Tergesen), is just like him - "without the angst.'' Sully even likes listening to women - how weird is that?
Tommy's replacement, Sully (Lee Tergesen), is an early hit - a great cook, masseur and listener. "Denis comes around wondering if we're missing him, but we love the new guy," says Steven Pasquale, who plays firefighter Sean Garrity. (In Episode 3, they abruptly change their minds, for reasons too juicy to reveal.)
Sully (Lee Tergesen), can whip up gourmet meals, deliver powerful massages and talk to anyone about anything. The show deftly establishes an air of mystery about this too-good-to-be-true fellow.