The other firefighters at 62 Truck aren't faring much better. Chief Reilly has a compulsive gambling addiction, ladies'-man Franco Rivera lives life fast and dangerous, and 'Lou' Shea simmers with bottled-up frustrations.
Season two opens with Gavin separated from his former crew and working in a Staten Island firehouse, where he tries to come to terms with his debilitating alcoholism. Adding the chaos of his life, he learns that his girlfriend, his cousin's widow, is pregnant.
Leary and Emmy-winning Peter Tolan (The Larry Sanders Show) write the gripping and darkly humorous show, which resonates with Leary's real life--his cousin, a firefighter, died in a tragic 1999 warehouse fire.