Chicago Fire, episode four

It’s a big day for Casey and Dawson wants to do something to make it memorable. She got him a gift. Hope starts shift and Brett confronts her about the news that she stole money back home. Hope has an excuse though. Casey calls to find out where Dawson is. She took the morning off and is running errands she tells him. She gets off the phone when she sees unsafe construction.

She tries to get the foreman to shut it down but he won’t listen. She takes matters into her own hands and runs into the parking garage to evacuate it. When she and the foreman are inside, it crumbles and they are trapped. Two other guys, one an army man, are with them but the foreman is in trouble. He’s got a cracked skull. He barely lasts ten more minutes.

Kidd is on ambo with Brett. She asks why Hope is so bubbly but Brett tells her it’s a long story. In the collapse, a few more people wander over. They are fighting and the army man takes control. Dawson tells him to stand down but he just tries to appease her. Mouch and Cruz see the collapse on tv. Boden comes in and asks Casey to start taking some captain duties. Personnel and furlough. He doesn’t seem to happy.

Things are tense in the garage. Dawson is trying to keep the peace while army man fiddles with a CB radio. They can’t get a signal out but Dawson hears the firefighter orders. They are pulling back. They also find another survivor. A man trapped in his car. They manage to get him out even though his car is holding the ceiling up.

Army man takes over again when the pillars start shifting. He wants to dig out. Dawson says that its too dangerous but he puts it to a vote and the rest side with him. Casey is already sick of captain work. He makes an announcement to laugh off. Hermann’s kid turns up and gives him a mascot.

Brett tells Kidd about Hope’s trouble back home. They hear a call about the garage but it’s not for them. Dawson has her hands full. The ignorant chick is being nasty to the black guy and the newest addition keeps freaking out about something but it’s not in a language they understand. He gestures to the elevator. His daughter is trapped inside. They get a jack and manage to pry the doors open enough for her to escape.

Dawson again advocates for sturdying the pillar. This time army man agrees. At the house Casey is starting to worry about Dawson. Things are tense inside but Dawson tries to keep spirits up. The ignorant woman is hoarding water though so they keep fighting, until someone passes out. He feels dizzy and weak. Army man has a headache. It’s carbon monoxide.

There must be a car running. Army man goes to shut it down. It’s a suicide mission though. He knows it. Dawson knows it. She tries to get the others to keep working. Kidd has a bit of a passive aggressive confrontation with Hope. In the garage, there are more crumbles.

It’s almost time for Casey’s ceremony. No one has seen Dawson. She’s cutting it down to the wire. Hermann’s wife mentions that she heard from her earlier. She was at an antique shop… near the garage collapse. They all roll out. They get there and find out that Dawson is inside. They start helping clear debris.

On the inside they get the emergency phone in the elevator working. Dawson calls out and talks to Casey. He tells her where to go. She sends the others and takes a detour to find the army man. The team digs out a clearing and people start coming out. Dawson isn’t with them though. Casey goes in to save her.

He finds her doing CPR on the army guy. They work together to get him out and then get clear. Brett treats the ignorant woman. The black guy comes over and gives her the rosary beads she dropped. She doesn’t thank him. Dawson and the army guy shake hands.

At the house, Cruz and Otis see that the gerbil escaped. They pretend to know nothing. Boden promotes Casey. Dawson presents him with a badge. It belonged to the first captain of 51. He served during the great fire of 1910. Casey commends Dawson for her work at the garage.

I’m glad that Dawson handled that so well. You knew that she wasn’t going to die but it was still pretty tense. Also when she went to find the army guy it was like straight out of Legends of the Hidden Temple. Casey needs to calm down. This captain thing is going to cause trouble. And can they just ditch Hope now. She’s going to fight with Kidd and that will lead to Kidd and Severide fighting. I don’t want to watch that. I liked the history of the badge.


Chicago Fire, episode three

Severide is in the shower. Hope comes in behind him. Kidd is yelling for him to hurry up to head to the station. Hope comes out. An awkward conversation ensues. At the house, there’s a new chief for half the shift. He gives them a lot of busy work. Casey comments on it but they start the work anyway.

Ambo gets a call. It’s a little girl on a bike. She was hit by a car. The driver is still there and while Dawson and Brett strap her in, the driver goes into cardiac arrest. Dawson hits him with the paddles and revives him but the second ambo is still too far out. They have to transport both patients.

Mouch is in a good mood. Otis and Hermann call him on it and he admits that he flew Cruz’s brother in for his birthday, his on the run from gang members brother. Dawson and Brett get back in high spirits. Chief Mullins is less than keen about their judgement call. Casey tries to come to their aid but it is of no use.

Severide tells Casey to keep his head down. Casey goes to check on Dawson and Brett’s paperwork. He criticizes Dawson’s handwriting. Out on the apparatus floor, a fireman from another house brings by some gear. He comments to Cruz that he saw his brother. Cruz insists his brother is not in town.

Casey hears from Severide that Mullins is on the shortlist for commissioner. Dawson comes in and tells Casey to do something. He goes to see the chief. He apologizes but Mullins is a jerk about it. There’s a call. Everyone has to report. There’s a man on the ledge of a highrise.

Hermann and Casey head to the roof. The negotiator is up there but he’s not optimistic. Casey asks if he can try something risky and gets the go ahead. They rig up a rope to yank him back with. On the ground Mullins asks Dawson what Casey is up to. She tells him whatever it takes. The guy tries to step off but they yank him back and bring in the paramedics.

He will be fine. Ambo takes him to Med. She has another strange encounter with Kidd before talking to Brett about how great it’s been in Chicago. Casey doesn’t care if he gets dinged. He doesn’t like Mullins. Cruz’s brother shows up at the house but they hide him.

Boden tells everyone he was at the academy earlier. He then addresses another issue. They hired someone to handle paperwork in the bullpen. It’s Hope. Severide is less than pleased. Also, shocked is Brett. Hope gives her a whole story and says that she thought Brett would be happy for her. Brett says she is but it seems like a lie.

Mullins is calling for Casey’s file. Kidd mocks Severide. The sister of the suicidal man turns up. She’s just thrilled he is alive. She tells Casey, Hermann and Dawson that her brother stopped going to therapy and taking his prescription. He had a will in his pocket. The sister wants to thank them for all they do.

Cruz wants to tour gang corners and ask about his brother. Otis tells Mouch to abort the plan. He says no. Casey and Dawson get called to Boden’s office. He gets asked about the jumper call and again defends his actions. Mullins tells him that he is a true leader and he’s been recommended for a meritorious promotion. He will have a ceremony but he’s now Captain Casey.

Hope starts the job and gets advice from Connie. She then seeks out Severide tells him they should leave what happened behind them. He agrees. Cruz is ready to hit the corners but Otis tells him that he has to work. They can go after. Mouch does some convincing but Cruz agrees to head to Molly’s.

Severide, Casey and Dawson talk about Mullins. Severide gets teased by Kidd about Hope. Cruz shows up and is surprised. It’s a great night. Until Connie seeks out Brett. Turns out Hope stole $10K from her last boss.

I don’t really get why Casey gets all the attention all the time. Hermann does all this stuff too. He’s really the backbone of 51 and should get some more recognition for that. I still think bringing Cruz’s brother back to town is dangerous.


Chicago Fire, episode two

Severide and Kidd are still being roommates, and are walking around in their underwear. Brett gets a ride to work from her friend Hope. Talk turns to back home. She promises that nothing is wrong before Brett gets out and goes inside.

Casey and Severide are in Boden’s office talking to Donna. She thinks the fire was arson but no one is coming forward to talk about it. Boden wants them to look into it. They say they will before heading out on a call.

Another truck is there helping an overturned vhicle. They try to assist when the truck tips on their guy. 81 is able to get him out but the situation is tense. Mouch makes a bet about the muster competition with the folks from the other house.

Boden goes with Donna to school and gets the lay of the land. Mouch tells the house all about the muster and why it’s important. Everyone looks at what tasks they are assigned to do. Kidd and Dawson are paired. Kidd mentions training and that she is living at Severide’s place.

At the school, Casey and Severide investigate with the arson squad. There was no accelrant. Just an old school. They report back to Boden that Donna was maybe wrong. He doesn’t accept that. They complain to Dawson and then head back to the school to talk to students.

Some are more forthcoming than others but they don’t get anything. Dawson and Kidd go to the park to train for the muster. Caseu and Severide tell Boden and Donna about what happened at the school. They let the arson folks know and they will look into it.

Brett is practicing for the muster when Hope turns up. Otis and Hermann stop by to offer some advice. Hope chats with Severide and Kidd sees it. Ambo gets a call. It’s a kid from the school. One that had been willing to talk to Casey. His arm is busted.

Donna is pissed and tells Casey and Severide as much. The latter has a plan. Brett is still training. Kidd notes that her friend has been around a lot but Brett thinks it is because of issues at home. Severide goes to the school and confronts one of the other students.

Severide has it all figured out. Kid started the fire and beat up the other student. He confesses. Casey and Boden get the lab results. Sevride comes back. The kid’s story doesn’t add up. They go over the lab results. There was chlorine present. The kid that got beat up is a lifeguard. Dun dun dun.

Casey and Severide head over to Med. They find the kid. He had been bullied. He was trying to exact revenge. It just exploded. None of the adults feel better knowing the truth.

It’s the day of the muster. Kidd is flirting with people to prove she’s over Severide. Cruz is over being guilty. He tells Mouch as much. It all comes down to the tug of war. With Boden as the secret weapon, 51 wins! Severide apologizes to the kid he accused of arson.

Kidd is still hung up on Severide. I have no use for Brett’s friend. It seemed like Boden wanted a confession by any means necessary. I wasn’t into it. This needed more Dawson.

Chicago Fire, episode one

When we last saw the heroes of House 51, most members were in dire straights trapped in a fire as Boden called for the hoses to be turned on. Oh and Mouch had a heart attack.

Boden orders the cannons on and though many take cover, Hermann has no where to go. He continues CPR on Mouch as he boils alive. When the situation is under control, Cruz and Boden go in to find the rest of the team. Severide calls out. He is okay. Hermann is still doing compressions and Casey is unconscious.

At a press conference, Boden speaks of Casey’s bravery and dedication before bestowing him with the medal of valor. Dawson is on hand looking very proud. They head home and find her father on his way out the door. He’s imposed for long enough and will now be getting out of their hair. With the apartment finally all to themselves, they celebrate.

Mouch heads into 51. He’s finally back and Cruz still feels guilty. Hermann and Kidd give him a new nickname, “Dead Mouch.” A guy comes storming into the house looking for someone. Severide watches him go, amused. Turns out he’s looking for Kidd and he doesn’t have anything nice to say. He’s her landloard and they argue about her renter’s rights.

Severide and Casey meet with Boden. The post of captain may be in Casey’s future. Also, truck is getting a new member. They get kicked out of the office when his wife turns up. She’s shifting to teaching high school and needs some moral support.

Brett is raving to everyone that will listen about her high school friend that is in town. She turns up at the house and while Cruz and Otis make fools of themselves, she has eyes on Severide. The gesture is returned. Cruz is still feeling guilty and gives Mouch football tickets.

Casey tells Dawson the captain news. She’s excited and mentions a future as chief. He tells her he just wants to fight fires and once his back is turned she makes a face. He heads to the roof and chats with Severide about Dawson Sr. hitting the road. He had nothing to do with it. Their cigar break is interrupted by a man yelling for help. He has a little girl in his arms that is bleeding from the eyes and purple.

Dawson and Brett jump into action. She was choking on a hot dog. They dislodge it and take her to Med. Later that night Brett and her friend head to Molly’s. They chat with Dawson. Otis wants to swap shifts with Kidd but she can’t. She’s apartment hunting because she got evicted.

Brett’s friend hits on Severide. Dawson Sr. turns up and talks to her and Casey. He’s got a lead on a job but he’s more concerned about Dawson talking to someone about the stress of Casey saying goodbye in the fire. She hasn’t been in a while and he thinks it will all come tumbling down. She tells him she has it under control.

Kidd has been sleeping at Molly’s and showering at the firehouse. Everyone else turns up for their shift. Hermann tells Mouch to let Cruz off the hook for his guilt. Mouch ignores him. Dawson rounds a corner and finds the chaplain is at the house. He is looking for her but she hides.

Call comes in. Boden knows the address. It’s Donna’s school. All units head out. The teams dispatch. Everyone has a job. Boden finds out that Donna headed toward the fire. Casey, Boden and Severide head to the flames and evacuate the kids. Boden is still looking for Donna. They find her and clear her out. One teacher is taken to Med though.

Mouch is stoked. He signed the team up for a muster. They aren’t interested though. He yells at them though. Tells them he almost walked off the job before that fire. They agree to be there for him. Severide texts Hope, Brett’s friend. They chat and she lies to Brett about it. Kidd shows up at Severide’s place to crash.

Casey and Dawson are heading out. They talk about her dad landing a job. Casey heads for the door and she yells at him to never say goodbye to her again. She doesn’t need him to quit but wants him to promise to always come back to her. Boden and Donna are at Med. The teacher that was rushed in is critical. Donna updates students and then pulls Boden aside and tells him the fire wasn’t an accident.

Okay there was a lot in this episode but the best part was obviously the crack about Justice right? Dawson’s comment about there not being lawyers at Molly’s anymore made me laugh. You had to know that Casey would survive. I’m surprised Mouch did too. It seems like a copout. Also, Dawson Sr. just landed on his feet like that? I don’t buy it. I’m rooting for Kidd and Severide. I don’t like Brett’s friend.

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Chicago Fire, episode twenty-two

It’s a rough night for Alderman Casey. He tries to speak his piece but can’t get a word in. His constituents aren’t interested. He goes home to find Ramon camped out on the couch. He’s being a waste.

Next shift Mouch tries to talk to Cruz but gets nowhere. The alarm goes. It’s ambo and truck for a car accident. The car is on fire on its side. Herrmann climbs in and pulls the kid out. His arm is busted though and he loses his signed Cubbies cards in the fire.

At the house Mouch apologizes to Cruz. It’s no use. Cruz is not looking to forgive any time soon.

Gabby goes looking for Matt to talk about the Ramon situation. She doesn’t want to put a date on it but he wants him out. Matt goes out and smokes a cigar with severide to vent about Ramon and talk about Cruz.

Another call for ambo. A landlord wanted the police because she has a tenant whipping someone. Dawson is a badass and kicks down the door to get in. The man is whipping himself. He fights them when they try to help until they subdue him.

Tamara turns up to talk to Matt. The other alderman wants the funding for a Gold Coast beach renovation. He just needs to muddy the waters to throw off Matt’s plans.

Boden tells Severide that squad is under review and might lose a man. It’s up to Severide who. He goes out and sees Cruz standing alone and tries to engage. No use. He walks away and Cruz calls his brother.

Mouch gets a job offer from his alarm selling friend. He needs time to think about it. End of the week, his friend will be back.

Herrmann goes to visit the kid from the accident. They talk Cubs until the kid starts having a reaction to his medication. He’s not breathing but they get him stabilized. Later,¬†Herrmann is being himself and trying to help the kid with his Cubs obsession.

Everyone is at Molly’s. Ramon is drunk and being demanding of Gabby. Cruz is drunk and being nasty with Mouch. Severide tells him to take a hike. Matt meets with the other alderman about their respective bills. They establish a quid pro quo. Then Ramon runs his mouth and Matt gets pissed. He tells Gabby he’ll find someplace else to sleep.

Mouch is still at the bar hours later reminiscing with Herrmann about how he used to be. He tells him he feels old. Platt comes in and he tells her that he thinks it’s time to hang up his hat.

He’s still in a bad way when he turns up for next shift. Gabby confronts Matt about not coming home and how marriage works. She blames the alderman job and he points a finger at Ramon. Herrmann interrupts. He wants to take a ride. Casey says okay, then thinks about it and tells Herrmann to go without him.

Dawson is crying in the bathroom. Brett come in. She tells her everything and Brett tells her to talk to Casey.

Herrmann is at med when the kid gets discharged. He wants to take him for a ride. Casey heads to the town hall and calls out the other alderman. Then announces that he will be stepping down. He nominates Tamara to take his spot. She gets a round of applause.

The ride takes the kid to Wrigley. Not only that but he gets to meet Kris Bryant and Jake Arrieta. The kid asks Herrmann to sign his cast but then the radio sounds. They have to get to a factory fire.

They get there and Mouch tells Herrmann it’s his last shift. He’s retiring. Everyone heads into the fire. There are still employees inside. Things take a turn and boden calls for everyone to evacuate. Casey finds a victim that he’s going to try and save. Mouch had a heart attack.

Outside everyone is panicked. Cruz wants to go back in. Casey is trapped. Squad is at a dead end too. Herrmann tries to drag mouch out but they are surrounded. Boden agrees to go back in with Cruz but the entrance blows out. He calls for them to get out by any means necessary. Gabby and Cruz are in tears.

Casey talks to Boden. He says that it’s bad. He takes off his mask to talk to Gabby. He wants her to remember them happy. She’s his miracle. He loves her.

If anyone dies, it’s gonna be Mouch. That’s a shame because I like him but they set it up so much. Also, the whole explosion thing and the last shot of Dawson standing there was very reminiscent of when they killed Shay off. I’m still not over that.

Chicago Fire, episode twenty-one

Cruz and Capp are going over the ways of the house with the new guy Kannell. They mention Severide not taking any time off and then he turns up and gives some orders about getting squad ready. Cruz is called into Boden’s office. Turns out he is being charged with conduct unbecoming for his issue at the bar. There will be a hearing. Alarm sounds.

Squad answers a call at Soldier Field. The electrician is dangling above the stadium. Kannell and Severide rappel down and get him.

At the house, Mouch runs into an old department friend. Guy is retired and now sells gas detectors. He knows he is getting old but still wants to be around the CFD. Mouch comments that his injuries don’t heal up as quick as they used to.

Capp is excited about his new invention. A jacket fan. There isn’t enough space for Kannell but before Cruz can sort it out his phone rings. Kannell and Casey talk about a first responder bill that he’s pushing as alderman. Cruz’s call was about a possibly suspension because of the charges. He talks to Mouch about it.

Gabby is walking through the house when her father comes in. He knows that she blames him for his divorce from her mother but everyone is doing fine. Gabby points out that that is only the case now. He just wants to still be a part of her life.

Severide goes into Boden’s office where Casey and Boden are already waiting. They want to make sure things are good with Kannell and that he is feeling welcome. Both Kannell and Severide have been through a lot recently. Severide says that he is ready and if Kannell is not he should stay home. This isn’t group therapy.

Kannell is getting coffee when Brett starts chatting with him. She pranks him about decaf. Everyone else is watching TV where Casey is talking about his new bill. He does have some opposition downtown though.

Cruz is doing laundry when Severide confronts him about not telling him about the hearing. Severide is angry but Cruz tries to defend himself. It’s no use. Mouch is trying to get ahold of his friend at the CFD office but hasn’t gotten a call back yet. He figures he will take a ride down after shift. He tells Cruz things are going well.

Ambo gets a call. A well-being check. They get to the apartment of a man that lives alone and finds him in a chair, he startles awake. He seems to be in pain and his tongue is black. They set him up and take him to Med. The whole thing makes Dawson want to visit her own father.

Mouch heads downtown and finds that his buddy retired. The new guy is concerned with “optics” and the CFD’s reputation. He won’t let the charges drop.

Casey is at Molly’s with Tamara talking about the other alderman. She knows a guy and is willing to make a call. Mouch and Herrmann talk about the Cruz situation. He turns up and Mouch tells him the bad news and that he will help him at the hearing. This isn’t over yet.

Gabby gets to her dad’s place. His door is open and he’s arguing with some guy about money. Gabby walks in and he kicks her out, saying he will call her tomorrow.

Severide is alone and freaking out. He’s pacing and staring and upset. Theres a knock on the door. Kidd is there, trying to help but he isn’t up for company. She gives him food and leaves him be.

Casey is at the house when Tamara shows up with the other alderman to discuss the new legislation. Casey gives him a tour and has him speak to Kannell about what happened at his house. Mouch is looking for Casey. He needs permission to go to Cruz’s newly rescheduled hearing. Casey grants it.

Mouch gets to the hearing and discovers he isn’t allowed to talk. He gives Cruz a pep talk and they head in.

Dawson is sitting in Casey’s office. He comes in and they talk about her father. She will give him until the weekend to reach out and then she’s going to break down his door.

In the common room, Mouch gets a call. It’s about Cruz. Suspended no pay for 60 days. Cruz is pissed… at Mouch because he is so out of touch. Mouch apologizes as the alarm sounds. Car accident. Motorcycle and cars and the cyclist went flying.

The driver is in a container truck, and when Casey starts yelling for tools, Mouch flubs it. Casey saws into the side of the truck and Kidd climbs inside. The guy is in rough shape. Ambo takes him away but Mouch is still shaken up.

Shift ends and everyone is leaving except Kannell. He’s messing with the dimensions on the jacket dryer. Severide says something to him and Kannell admits that he doesn’t like being at home. The place is too quiet.

Casey thought after the house visit the other alderman would be on board. No such luck and now the others are jumping ship to avoid the politics of it.

Cruz is at Molly’s complaining. Mouch meets with the gas detector salesman about jobs. Mr. Dawson comes in looking for Gabby. She’s not there though.

She and Matt are at home getting ready for date night and talking about his alderman troubles. Herrmann calls her. She ignores it. He calls Herrmann so they answer and it turns out her father is drunk at Molly’s. He’s in a spot with money and he’s being a weepy drunk about it. He says he has nothing but that’s not true. He has her. She and Matt lead him out of the bar.

At the house, Kannell is fixing up the jacket fan. Severide comes by and helps.

Why is this all Gabby’s problem? Like either she handles it alone or calls her mother? Doesn’t she have a brother floating around that would probably be able to relate to divorced dude issues too? Why was Antonio not called? I feel bad for Cruz with the suspension and I feel bad for Kidd because she is trying with Severide. If someone dies in the finale, it’ll be Mouch. Calling it now.

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Chicago Fire, episode twenty

Severide is at the hospital. Anna is asleep. He asks the doctor about her condition. She wakes him up and sends him on his way.

Casey gets to the house and talks to Boden about saving the surviving firefighter from last week. He’s got to find a way to save him from the hearing.

Otis and Cruz are looking for a new roommate. Brett offers and they are not all that interested. As Kidd jokes about everyone in the house wanting to live together the alarm goes off.

Everyting responds and squad goes inside. They find some flames and victims as well.
Boden and Casey talk to the guy in charge of the hearing and explain the situation. He’s open to an alternative.

Kidd talks to Severide about her past and Anna. Everyone is pulling for her.

Cruz and Otis are still saying no to Brett moving in but she pushes. They don’t like the idea of a woman roommate. She tells them to write down all the potential roommate questions and let her have a shot at them.

The alarm sounds. Ambo reports to a rock climbing facility and finds two young people snuck in. There was an accident and now it seems that the woman has a spinal injury. They are able to strap her in and take her to Med.

Severide gets a visitor. It’s the daughter of the woman he saved earlier. She mentions that her mother won’t leave the building even though it’s not safe.

Brett goes through the interview process with Cruz and Otis. They are rigging it against her until she pulls out the big guns. She secured them all parking spots. The landlord loves her. They welcome her with open arms.

Anna and Severide are talking about food and her condition and what he is going to do about the lady that won’t leave her home.

Casey goes to see the man he got cleared. He doesn’t jump for joy though. He tells Casey that he doesn’t get it. He’s done with the CFD. Casey goes home and talks to Dawson about what to do. She tells him not to quit.

Severide is back at the scene of the fire. He talks to the woman there about the safety of the building. Then about Anna then building lives together.

There are a few growing pains as Brett moves in with the other two. She is big on cleaning and organization.

Maybe the third time will be a charm? Casey goes to talk to the firefighter that was cleared. He doesn’t answer but Casey yells through the door.

Cruz is at his bouncer job and he has to bounce a guy. He uses his hands and ends up getting fired.

Squad is on a call. They pull a trapped man out of a car when Boden comes flying up the street. He got a call about Anna. He lets Severide take it to Med. Anna took a turn and it’s time to say whatever he might need to say.

He goes in and talks to her about staying strong and continue the fight. She does though. And Severide goes downhill.

Casey is at the house when the other firefighter turns up. He can’t go back to his other house though. Casey offers to set him up at 51 but it might take some time.

Severide goes to see the lady that wouldnt leave her house. He pulls off the molding. She can take her husband with her. He needs to take Anna with him.

I mean it was pretty clear from the jump that Anna was just a set up for drama with Kidd and Severide. Now she will help him deal and they will get together. I’m glad Casey helped the other guy.

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