Firehouse 51 has had to deal with outsiders trying to pick apart the house for years. That is why Chicago Fire‘s united victory this week deserves a toast!
Squad is called to deal with a situation at another firehouse to help a firefighter injured in a drill. Cruz is suspicious that something isn’t right. Sure enough squad hears rumors that there is bad blood between the firefighter who was injured, McCormick, and the one who was supposed to be watching his back, Richter. Severide goes to the other house and starts making accusations, which does him no favors with that house’s captain. Cruz is sure about what he saw, Severide trusts Cruz, and Boden backs them up. It turns out Richter was lying about the fall, but he didn’t push McCormick. Richter was just scared no one would believe him that Mac just fell. Severide remembers what Mills went through as a result the explosion that killed Shay. Mills’ balance was such a risk that he transferred back to paramedic. Severide figures out that McCormick probably has a similar problem which caused him to fall. Dr. Rhodes confirms this, so really Severide writing up Richter was a blessing in disguise.
Brett feels Chili’s loss when she is forced to work with the angriest paramedic in the city. Due to the closure of another firehouse Jimmy is bumped from his position to make room for a firefighter with more seniority. He is sad to leave 51, until Boden comes up with the “Mills solution”. If you’ll recall, Peter Mills bounced from paramedic to squad and back. He was a jack of all trades, which kept him at 51 with his friends until he felt it was time to retire. Since Jimmy is certified as a paramedic, he fits Chili’s open position perfectly. He also jumps at the chance to stay at 51, despite the fact that Brett just admitted to having a thing for him. Not only does the house get to keep Jimmy, they gain a new firefighter named Stella Kidd, who seems pretty cool. She’s already friends with Dawson, and it would seem that she has a little bit of a history with Severide (how appropriate it was we shall see).
Casey’s run for alderman is in full swing. The whole house is behind him. Family you can trust, but Casey is entering a shaky arena. A heavy-hitter in a nice suit named Ridge Corbin comes by the house to make a rather large donation to Casey’s campaign. At the same time Casey is asked to meet with a group of “city leaders” who want to hear what Casey will do for them. These so-called leaders are really just neighborhood gangsters who want to see if Casey will work with them, not against them. Casey might have been safer with them since the rich donors only want to endorse Casey’s campaign so that they can get him to vote their way on certain zoning laws for their commercial properties. Casey flat out says he will serve the people and he cannot be bought to vote for something in which he doesn’t believe. See this is why nobody likes politics anymore-you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Casey certainly has trouble ahead.
Were you grateful for the Peter Mills nostalgia?
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