The Best Episodes Directed by Peter Tolan


#1 - Vacation

The Job Season 2 - Episode 12

After getting into trouble for posing as a firefighter in an unorthodox drug bust, Mike is forced to take a vacation in Miami, but he can't relax when he suspects one of his most wanted fugitives is staying at his hotel.

star 8.50
6 votes
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A Brush with (the Elbow of) Greatness

#2 - A Brush with (the Elbow of) Greatness

The Larry Sanders Show Season 1 - Episode 12

Larry makes the tabloids when a woman claims he knocked her into a magazine rack and neglected to apologize.

star 8.21
104 votes

#3 - Sanctuary

Rescue Me Season 1 - Episode 13

The hockey game rematch between the NYPD and the FDNY is right around the corner and Tommy must figure out a plan to save himself from being pummeled by the cops who have it out for him. Tommy's relationship with Sheila is discovered by the guys and they must adhere to tradition to handle it in their own way. When Tommy is visited by his demons during a fire, Franco comes to his aid... with devastating results.

star 8.17
362 votes
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#4 - Ashes

Rescue Me Season 7 - Episode 9

In the aftermath of the fire, the members of 62 truck struggle to pick up the pieces and look towards the future. Down at The Rock, the new probies receive a familiar speech and stand before a new leader.

star 7.99
430 votes
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End of the Season

#5 - End of the Season

The Larry Sanders Show Season 3 - Episode 17

Roseanne spots Larry's drug dependence and offers herself as his friend and keeper as he kicks the habit.

star 7.90
60 votes
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#6 - Guts

Rescue Me Season 1 - Episode 1

New York City firefighter, Tommy Gavin, cannot escape the ghosts of those who have died around him as he faces the everyday challenge of saving lives while trying to fix his own.

star 7.89
626 votes
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#7 - Justice

Rescue Me Season 2 - Episode 13

Tommy copes with a tragedy. Jerry must decide what to do when his wife's condition worsens. Sean has a crisis of faith. Lou learns some shocking facts about Candy. And the crew responds to a multi-level building fire with people trapped inside.

star 7.84
270 votes
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#8 - Play

Rescue Me Season 5 - Episode 7

Tommy and Janet attempt to survive a weekend together at Katy's new prep school. Meanwhile, Lou sees Tommy's absence as a way to move in on Genevieve. Teddy and Maggie receive vulgar propositions and Sean's stomach pain acts up at an inopportune moment.

star 7.84
482 votes
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#9 - Reunion

Rescue Me Season 2 - Episode 6

Tommy seeks the truth about Sheila while trying to get his kids back; Lou does not like the person he has saved through a bone marrow donation; Franco's addiction puts those he loves at risk; Sean's new girlfriend habitually dates firemen.

star 7.78
334 votes
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#10 - Sensitivity

Rescue Me Season 2 - Episode 5

Tommy has a chance at finding his kids with help from his oldest daughter. Chief Jerry asks his son for help when his wife's condition worsens.

star 7.75
271 votes
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#11 - Mutha

Rescue Me Season 7 - Episode 1

With Damian confined to a chair and a new baby on the way, Sheila and Janet join forces and shake-up Tommy’s family life.

star 7.70
391 votes
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#12 - Discovery

Rescue Me Season 3 - Episode 2

During a night out, Franco and Tommy meet two women. Tommy is finding himself bribing his daughter Colleen before she tells their mother about his indulgent treatment of her sister Katy. Jerry visits his wife Jeannie in her expensive nursing home and soon goes to Lou for financial help. Meanwhile John Sr. insists on having his 83rd birthday at a restaurant that no one else likes.

star 7.69
327 votes
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#13 - Devil

Rescue Me Season 3 - Episode 1

Janet decides to meet with Tommy after not speaking with him for months since the sudden death of their son. Uncle Teddy refuses to allow anyone to help him get out prison. Tommy is shocked when he accidentally discovers just who his nephew has been sleeping with.

star 7.67
329 votes
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#14 - Iceman

Rescue Me Season 5 - Episode 8

A late-night cleanup turns into a nightmare for Tommy when several unexpected visitors stop by the bar. Feinberg allows Damien to ride along with the crew, but may not be prepared for the consequences.

star 7.63
541 votes
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#15 - Babyface

Rescue Me Season 4 - Episode 1

Janet has given birth to a baby boy---whom she fears prefers Tommy to her. But Tommy has a bigger problem: He's suspected of starting the beach-house fire. Meanwhile, Jerry's son asks him to be his best man at his commitment ceremony; Richie wants Franco to marry Natalie; Lou and Theresa get distracted in church; and the volunteer firefighter (Jennifer Esposito) who rescued Tommy from the beach house takes an interest in him---and isn't shy about letting him know.

star 7.61
234 votes
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#16 - Baptism

Rescue Me Season 5 - Episode 1

Tommy copes with the loss of his father and a new man in Janet's life. Sheila finds a different way to deal with her issues while Sean, Franco, and Mike concoct a surefire way to get rich and laid.

star 7.55
523 votes
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#17 - French

Rescue Me Season 5 - Episode 2

An exotic visitor sparks mixed reactions in the firehouse. Tommy deals with the possibility of expulsion from the FDNY and a new sponsorship role in AA. As Mike and the guys renovate their new bar, Sheila learns that being a big sister isn't always easy.

star 7.55
517 votes
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#18 - Hell

Rescue Me Season 3 - Episode 12

Tommy and Janet are brought together once again by another Gavin family tragedy. Jerry ends up not showing up for work. Mike decides it is time to look for some advice about his sexuality. Meanwhile, Maggie has a surprise for Sean.

star 7.49
319 votes
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#19 - Beached

Rescue Me Season 3 - Episode 13

Tommy ends up promising Janet that he will help her with the baby, but neglects to tell her about his future plans with Sheila. Meanwhile, Franco decides to check up on his daughter, Keela.

star 7.39
235 votes
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#20 - Jump

Rescue Me Season 5 - Episode 21

Franco steps into the ring with one of Carla's friends;Tommy tends bar after a failed rescue leaves the crew in the dumps.

star 7.24
359 votes
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