The episode begins with Rice and Severide at a diner before shift starts and talk old times with an unlikely guest – mutual friend April from Chicago Med. Severide requests some one-on-one time and reconnects with April later at the botanical garden. She reveals why she felt betrayed by him in high school despite staying at her house for a summer while his family sorted out issues. It turns out the reason he ignored her in school was because his dad cheated on his mom with a teacher from their school. Severide assures her that he’s a different guy now, and they solidify their reunion by meeting at her parents’ house for a potluck.
Back at 51, a call to an apartment fire sends the squad to Herrmann’s old neighborhood where he grew up. The fire rages and Herrmann risks his life to save a baby inside, defying an order from Boden in the process. Once the baby boy gets to the ambulance, Herrmann calms Slater, the frantic father, connecting with the man’s understandable sense of dread. But the rescue gets complicated when Officer Burgess and Roman stop by 51 and reveals that a friend of Slater’s videotaped him blowing meth smoke into his baby’s face earlier that day. The negligence may have caused the fire, and now Slater’s gone. This news hits Herrmann hard, and the squad returns to the neighborhood for a little investigating of their own.
Herrmann approaches an old neighbor and discovers everyone knows Slater’s an addict and points Herrmann to a bar. After sitting on the information for a little while, Herrmann heads over to the bar, finds Slater and beats him without mercy, irate that he would jeopardize his son for an addiction. Luckily Casey shows up in time to separate the two men and help subside Herrmann’s rage. Burgess and Roman toss Slater into jail and announce that the fire is officially considered arson. Casey keeps this moment under wraps.
Meanwhile, Dawson notices Brett avoiding Cruz, and the roommates discuss the faltering relationship at home. Brett confesses that she plans to break up with Cruz over dinner, but feels awful about dumping such a nice guy. With Dawson’s support, Brett heads to the dinner ready to end the relationship… except Cruz beats her to it and dumps Brett. Are you freaking kidding me? Does anyone ever stay together for long? Rhetorical question of course.
Another imperfect scenario comes to fruition when Mills’ sister flies into town with big news that their grandfather’s estate left them a restaurant in North Carolina. She presses Mills to move out there and open up the restaurant together, excited for a new start. But when Mills hears from his doctor that he’s cleared for the squad again, his decision appears clear. He wants to fight fires again, and Elise relents.
At Chicago Med, all of 51 gathers when news breaks that the baby Herrmann rescued developed a blood clot. While they wait on word from the doctors, Chaplain Orlovsky stops by to chat with Herrmann. Surprisingly, Herrmann reveals a deep guilt for rescuing the baby. Orlovsky urges him to focus on the righteousness of his action rather than the unfortunate state of the present. However, when the doctor announces that the baby did not survive the surgery, Herrmann struggles to hide his emotions. It’s not until he attends church with his family and listens to Orlovsky speak about loss and faith that Herrmann finally feels at peace. Such a powerful episode that had all a Twitter a buzz plus the fact this was David’s finest performance on this show. Well, the show will take a break for a few weeks and will return April 7.
Chicago PD: Tracy Spiridakos Teases Fire/PD Crossover, ‘Upzek’’s’ Future, and Relationship with Halstead
Chicago PD and Chicago Fire are teaming up for yet another exciting crossover!
On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, Intelligence and Firehouse 51 will work together after a string of robberies lead to a building fire.
However, Tracy Spiridakos, who plays Hailey Upton, revealed that the situation might get more personal when Voight suspects a firefighter may be involved.
‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago P.D’ and ‘Chicago Med’ Renewed, ‘Chicago Justice’ On the Fence
NBC said yes to Chicago, specifically three major Chicago shows.
Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D and Chicago Med will all be returning for the 2017-18 season.
No decision has been made about the fourth and most recent addition to the franchise, Chicago Justice.
It isn’t surprising considering that out of the shows, Justice seems to have the lowest draw, starting out slow when it premiered in March during a three-show crossover.
Also not yet renewed is Wolf’s Law & Order: SVU, despite being the second-highest-rated drama on the network with over 10 million viewers weekly.
P.D is another top performer while Med’s ratings are solid, even after a move to Thursday night.
If Justice and SVU get the boot, Wolf won’t be too concerned as he’s adding yet another drama this year – Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.
Dick Wolf. Unstoppable.
Chicago Fire – Deathtrap (5×15)
Welcome to part one of the #OneChicago 3 hour, 4 show crossover event. There was a lot of Chicago on television tonight!
Things kicked off with Dick Wolf’s first series, Chicago Fire. The firefighters were responding to a fire at a warehouse in the city with multiple teens inside. Despite their best efforts, Chief Bowden had to pull his men from the fire because it was too big of a risk.
That’s when Olinsky from Chicago PD’s Intelligence Unit ran up frantically exclaiming that his daughter Lexi was inside. Last we saw Lexi, Olinsky called her into the precinct not to ask her to move back in, but to tell her he loved her after dealing with a case where parents lost their young girl. Now he was being faced with that same fate.
Bowden did his friend the favor and went back inside to try to find Lexi. When they brought her to Med, Halstead declared more than 60% of her body had been burned. Her chances of making it were slim but he promised to do everything in his power to save her life.
As the death toll kept rising – we left off at 38 – Bowden and his team were determined to find out the cause of the fire. That’s when they brought in Intelligence and a special unit, who found that it wasn’t an accident, it was actually caused by a lightbulb and some cat litter. Seriously – something so simple you can find online killed so many innocent children.
They initially looked at the owner of the warehouse – a man who claimed to offer kids with little to no money a safe place to stay. When he was further questioned, he shot himself in the bathroom stall at the fire house. Not the best way to end a horrible day.
At that point, the investigation is turned over to Intelligence and knowing that Lexi was a victim propels them to work even harder to find the suspect.
It’s a devastating blow and the whole city comes together to get some justice…. the perfect lead in to Chicago Justice’s very first episode. (But that’s for later.)
Other Important Moments
- Severide calls Anna to tell her misses her after a brutal night. She shows up at the firehouse to tell him she accepted a job as a pediatric at Med and he couldn’t be happier. Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in future episodes.
- Mouch is injured in the fire when a balcony falls on him when he’s trying to save the victims. His heroism shines through as he tells the staff at Med to let him be and focus efforts on those who need help. He then helps a woman cope with the trauma of the fire and knowing she may have hurt someone in order to save herself. Deep.
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