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.