Brett wakes up. She seems to be slow getting a move on. She goes downstairs and finds Otis and Cruz ready for work. She slept through her alarm and Antonio is long gone. She’ll be ready in 10 minutes. As Kidd heads into the living room she hears Severide on the phone telling someone he has work the next day.
She asks him if he’s pulling a double. He says he’s not. It was just him getting out of something. They ride together to the firehouse. On the floor everyone is teasing Cap for buying himself a new recliner. Alarm sounds for ambo and truck. They get to the scene of a car accident. It’s a husband and wife. The man is a loudmouth.
He refuses treatment. The wife has some existing injuries, bruises on her neck and abdomen. Casey asks her if he needs to know anything and she just tells him that she “can’t.” Dawson and Brett get ready to take her to Med but the husband, Boylan, is pushing her to refuse treatment. Casey distracts him while ambo takes off.
Back at the house, there is a slamigan sales force meeting. Cruz is seemingly overwhelmed. Casey goes to see Boden about Boylan and the call. He thinks something is fishy with the bruising and wants to call Antonio. Boden gives him the all clear but says after that it’s a police matter.
At Med, Brett and Dawson talk to Will Halstead about the woman’s bruising. He doesn’t like it but the woman says it is from falling in the bathtub. There’s nothing they can do. They hear commotion. Boylan is picking up his wife against medical advice. Halstead tries to stop him but it’s no use. With all eyes on her, the wife says she feels fine and they head out.
Dawson tells Casey what happened at the hospital and he tells her about his chat with Antonio. Casey wants to try talking to the wife. He walks away and Otis swings by looking for cold medicine. Brett tells him to steer clear because she is running on empty. Kidd forgot something in Severide’s car. He tells her to just grab his keys.
When she does, she finds a letter from Springfield General Hospital about something for Anna. Cruz confronts Herrmann and Mouch about the slamigan business. Herrmann tells him that he’s the boss and gives him a shirt. Cruz gives Brett some credit, and ownership, from the Herrmann and Mouch shares. While she’s thanking them, she sees Herrmann’s sandwich.
It makes her sick and she makes a mad dash for the bathroom. Dawson catches up with her and they talk about how she’s feeling. Dawson points out that she sounds pregnant. Brett seems terrified. Severide is outside grilling when Grissom turns up and invites him to dinner with some higher ups.
Casey heads to the Boylan house to talk to the wife. He tells her that he knows what she is going through and she tells him that no one can help him. Burgess and Antonio are at 51 talking to Casey and Boden about Boylan. Burgess had been by the house twice as a uniform but no charges ever stuck. Antonio and Casey
Dawson and Brett are in the ambo. The latter is freaking out because apparently she might be pregnant. They swing by a pharmacy for a test but Brett is having serious issues with the possibility of being pregnant. Dawson tells her that it’s better to know. At the house, Cruz checks his bank account. He’s low on funds and asks Otis to spot him rent.
He’s been writing checks to make his prototype and didn’t realize it was quite so much. Herrmann and Mouch offer to help out but he declines. Gotta spend money to make it. Severide is outside grilling when Kidd walks out. She tells him that she saw the letter from Springfield on his desk and wants to know why he isn’t going.
Severide tells her that it’s not a good idea but she tells him it is. She thinks that he’s worried he can’t handle it and he tells her to mind her own business. Kidd is serious though. She tells him that he can handle it and that she’ll go too. She walks inside as a car comes flying in. It’s Boylan and he’s there to confront Casey about calling the cops. Casey is not backing down.
Boden tells Boylan to get lost. Antonio and Burgess are back to talk about it. The woman is sticking to her story. Casey mentions pressing charges and they are game but Burgess tells them it won’t do any good if the wife doesn’t want to leave. Casey tells her that she is desperate. Burgess will try and reach out then.
On their way out, Antonio and Burgess run into Dawson and Brett. Antonio and Brett have a moment and it seems like she wants to tell him. She starts to cry and before she can get it together the alarm sounds. It’s all hands for a fire at Boylan’s house. Boden gives orders and warns them that it is the guy that wanted to fight Casey.
They move into the house.Casey finds the wife sitting calmly on a couch with a baseball bat. She tells him that there is no way out. Severide and his team find Boylan unconscious and take him out of the house. The fire is contained. Casey talks to the wife. They can help her. She takes his hand. They leave the house and Casey covers for the injury she gave the husband.
Mouch announces that there is a purchase order for the slamigan. Cruz is thrilled until he finds out it’s only for two. Boden tells Casey that they have a spot at a shelter for the wife and that the husband is not pressing charges. Kidd and Severide go to the ribbon cutting of the Anna Turner Center. On the way back, she wants to stop for milkshakes.
He can’t though. He has a dinner with Grissom and some big wigs. She acts like she understands but he just keeps glancing at her. Dawson goes to Brett’s to be with her when she takes the test. They talk about Antonio and Dawson points out that she may be emotional. Severide stops for milkshakes. Brett gets the results. Not pregnant. She seems upset.
Dawson hugs her. As they head to their next shift, Otis and Cruz bicker about nicknames. Mouch and Herrmann are called in for backup. Nicknames are final. Kidd and Severide talk about their milkshake adventure and make plans for a trip to Milwaukee. When Kidd walks away, Casey teases him and then the alarm sounds.
They get to the scene and find a young man. He says that he heard pops like pipes bursting and that his parents are still inside. Truck and squad head in for the rescue. Severide finds the father. While searching upstairs, Otis and Kidd find themselves under fire. Someone is shooting. Casey and Herrmann save the mother as they evacuate.
Kidd comes too and tries to save Otis. She finds that he is bleeding bad. He’s been shot in the neck. Boden tells Casey how to go in with an aerial but Severide isn’t waiting. He just charges in. The teen that escaped tells them there is no shooter. He had loaded ammo in his closet. It’s in the fire. That’s what is going off.
Severide gets in and they get Otis out through the window. It’s not looking good though. They have to shock him in the field and when they manage to get a heart rate, they rush him to Med. Brett says it’s bad though. She doesn’t know if he’ll make it. Cruz takes the ride. At Med, Otis is in surgery. Kidd has some bruises but her radio stopped the bullet. The mother is barely hanging on.
Lily gets there and Herrmann tells her that they don’t know much. That’s when Choi comes out to update them. Otis is stable but the bullet is still in his neck very close to his spinal cord. Lily and Cruz go in to see him. Choi tells Boden they are hoping he wakes up soon to decide what to do. Dawson and Brett watch kids playing in the waiting room.
They talk about how Brett imagined her life with Antonio when she thought she was pregnant. Kidd is okay and wants to work at Molly’s while they hold the fundraiser for Otis. She steps toward Severide but he gets pulled aside by Boden. The insubordination is not going to fly. Boden asks what was in his head and Severide tells him. “I can’t go through this again.”
There’s a ruckus in the waiting room. All the guns and ammo were in the house legally. The cops can’t charge the kid. Cruz yells after him that he has blood on his hands. The next day, Otis wakes up. He’s in pain and concerned about Kidd. Cruz calms him down. Molly’s is packed for the fundraiser. Brett tells Dawson she doesn’t want to be casual with Antonio.
She wants something more and she’s nervous to tell him. Kidd talks to Severide about rescheduling their Milwaukee trip. He’s distant with her. Brett heads out and bumps into Antonio. He tells her that someone at the district set him up on a blind date. Cruz is at the hospital chapel. He talks to the father that was pulled from the fire.
At the start of next shift, Severide apologizes to Boden because his insubordination was never about disrespect. Boden tells him that his strength is something to be proud of. As Severide heads out, Grissom and another chief come in. They can’t save the spot on 81 indefinitely so they have a list of floaters to take the spot.
Everyone is assembled for the regular meeting. Boden updates them on Otis. He’s heading into surgery. Also the mother succumbed to her injuries. Cruz wants charges to be pressed but Boden tells him it’s up to CPD. They should let go of their anger. As he wraps up, the alarm sounds. It’s the same house.
They get there but it’s not a fire. The teen is trying to kill himself in the garage. Cruz manages to get inside and pull him out. Dawson and Brett are able to bring him back and Cruz talks to him. He screwed up but he owes it to his dad to stick around. Cruz has an alert chime. Otis is getting out or surgery. He asks to get out early but Boden tells him everyone is going.
Lily tells them that Otis made it through. They go in to see him. Casey talks to Severide about his feelings for Kidd. Just because he doesn’t want them, doesn’t mean they will go away. Lily and Cruz are with Otis when Choi comes in to check him. Choi is messing with Otis’ feet and then leaves in a hurry. They’re sure it’s nothing though.
Dawson finds Brett cleaning her locker and asks what she’s up to. Brett says that nothing has changed since before she took the test. She wants to focus on herself. Dawson applauds it. Kidd is at Molly’s alone when Severide comes in. He asks her to get food and then turns to leave. She confronts him on being dodgy and asks what he’s feeling. He kisses her.
I mean, Otis is at least partially paralyzed right? That’s what that was? Also, are Severide and Kidd going to get together now? Because with them together and Antonio and Brett not, it’s time for another Dawson/Casey fight. This whole replacement on truck thing isn’t going to work out either.