Rescue Me 6/21--spoilers

Holy crap, I can’t believe how it ended last night. Someone please tell me there was more to that little encounter than how it looked. And what was with Janet just acting like nothing happened?

That type of thing is enough to make me stop watching. Tommy is an asshole, but he’s not a rapist (well, until now).

Well, if you read this TV Guide story (some spoilers in there might not have shown up yet) the actress portraying Janet seems to think that there was more to that little encounter than it actually looked.

Personally, I came away feeling that Tommy did that solely to get back at Johnny, that Johnny knew that was going to happen, and that Janet knew it too and might have played into the whole thing by getting Tommy over alone and ensuring that Johnny wasn’t present. It’s not as if she couldn’t have arranged their meeting on neutral ground, with other people around.

Of course, that could just be my loathing of the Janet character showing.

I’m more afraid that they’re mirroring this Janet-likes-it storyline in Probie’s storyline: Janet gets raped; she ends up liking it. Probie got raped; he’s becoming bisexual. :rolleyes:

Really the whole Probie storyline just leaves me… nonplussed.

Ugh ugh ugh. Sex at its worst. But true to the characters. Tommy has to be Tommy, and Janet was okay with it, as payoff for the chaise longue (lounge? whatever).

Had to chuckle at Probie and his friend arguing about whether they were gay.

How was Lou going to kill himself? Was that a third rail? (I’m a country girl.)

That ending was truly a WTF moment.

Did Tommy just commit rape? Did his ex just “lie back and enjoy it” as if being raped is no big deal? Or was that just a moment of mutual (though rough) passion?

And what did the brother know? At first, I thought he and Tommy were agreeing to the rape/seduction in order to produce the male heir their dad is so obsessed with. Sort of: “You’ve got 30 minutes to get her pregnant but if you’re still there when I get home, I’ll beat the crap out of you.” But he seemed clueless when he got home.

Whatever the writers thought they were accomplishing with that scene, I don’t think it worked.