Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 1, Episode 22 - Leaders Lead - full transcript

Severide decides to look into Tara's past to find evidence that would help him fight the criminal charges she filed against him. Peter asks Gabby to move in with him, but she feels burdened by the secret she's been keeping about his mother. A little girl with a special connection to the firehouse lights everyone's spirits up. The calls of the day include a collapsed apartment building, a car accident and a lightning victim. By the end of the shift, a personal tragedy hits one of the team members.

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I don't want us going down the
same road we did last time,

not talking to each
other for a month.

You're too important to me for that.

I feel the same way.

You know, I found this contract

that we both signed after
we got in that argument.

Let's always keep the fighting
clean and the sex dirty.

I could always just tell that there was

something that wasn't being told to me.

Do you really not care if it all comes out?

Pete is gonna keep
digging until he finds out.

You care about Mills like I think you do?

Drop it.

Oh, God!

- Victim's underneath.
- Oh, God, help me!

Hang on, ma'am.
We're gonna get you out.

She said you tried to kiss her,

that she was uncomfortable
and tried to leave.

I.A.D. is pushing me
to file a police report.

For what?

Look me in the eye.
Tell me what I did.

The I.G. has sustained Tara's allegations.

They're kicking the case up to
the state's attorney's office.

Meaning what?

Criminal charges.

A promotion, huh?

You need to stay away.

You get a promotion, and
meanwhile, I could go to jail?

Get away.

They're talking about
filing criminal charges.

Why the hell are you doing this?

I didn't do a damn thing to you.

- I said to stay away.
- Are you okay, ma'am?

- She's fine.
- Ma'am?

We both know nothing
happened that night.


I have a request.

Yeah? What's that?


We don't move from this
spot for the entire day.

Yeah, and skip your shift?

I'll just have the truck pick
me up here if we get any calls.

I don't think these boxers are
going to stand up against a fire.

I'll just call out
orders from this spot.

Cruz, grab a 2 1/2.

Mouch, put down the sandwich.

At 24 hours and 1 minute,
I wanna be right back here.


I'm happy for 'em.

Yeah, me too.

Are you?

Without a doubt, yes.



This might be a
weird time, but...

I was just...

...thinking this whole two rent
thing, it's... it's crazy.

The two rent thing?

I mean, you know, you're basically
living with me already,

and we don't call
each other to say,

"Hey, I mean, are you home yet?"


How about I give you a key,

we make it official, you move in?

I realize...

that was the complete
opposite of being romantic.

- No, no.
- Look...

I know I'm
really, really bad at this.

I keep beating around
the bush all the time.

I love you.

I think we should live together.

- I'm...
- Oh, God.

God, that was awful.

That was really awful.

Yeah, it was.

Look, take the time that
you need to think about it.

Let me know. No pressure.

All right, hey!
Peter Mills, hurry up!

'Cause I gotta take your money
after I finish with Cruz here.

Okay, duty calls.

What up, sunshine?

Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61.

Building collapse, 800
South Carpenter Street.

He loves you.
That's great news, right?

I don't know.

Out with it. Come on.


I still haven't come clean with
him about Boden and his mom.

And it just... it feels like
this dark cloud hanging over us.

Over you, you mean?

- Well, to be fair, yes.
- Okay.

So repeat after me.

- It's not my business.
- Shay.

I'm serious.

That is between Boden
and what's her name.

I just feel guilty is all I'm saying.

A lie of omission is still a lie.

And if we're gonna be
getting this serious...


All the schools are on
spring break, big party.

We were here on a D&D when we
saw the whole thing collapse.

One porch on top of another.

There's at least a dozen trapped.

Just tell us where you need us, Chief.

We'll get the surface victims first.

Set up cribbing columns.

K-12, sawzalls to cut away the timber.

Battalion 25 to Dispatch.

We have a three-story deck
collapse, multiple victims.

Give me an E.M.S. plan 2

and two extra truck
companies for manpower.

Copy that.

No, God! Oh, God.


Ma'am, stay back.
Come back, come on.

No, let me go. Let me go!


Look at me, look at me, look at me.

We are gonna do everything in our
power to help your friend, okay?

Paul. His name is Paul.
He's my fiancé.

Tell me he's not dead.

We were just talking.

Okay, Katie.

I need you to listen to me.

No. Please don't say it.

Katie, he's gone.
He's gone, he's gone.

Katie, you gotta stop.

- You gotta stop.
- No!


You did nothing!

You did nothing!

I got one!

I'm gonna die.

You are not gonna die, ma'am.

You are not gonna die.

- Yeah, I'll get it.
- You got it?

She's got an impalement in
her chest and lots of blood.

We gotta get her free enough to
transport her and this piece of wood.

I can't breathe.

Take slow breaths, okay?

Slow breaths.
Slow breaths, all right?

Hey. We got one.

We need some more hands!

I'm not gonna... I'm not gonna...

I'm not gonna...

Hey, what's your name?

- Valerie.
- Valerie.

You're gonna make it.

You have to believe that, okay?

Don't lie to me.

You're not telling
me how bad it is.


Okay, Valerie. Keep still.

All right, clear.

All right, let's get
her on the backboard!


Heart rate's dropping.

She's crashing, Shay!

61 to Lakeshore,
we're coming in hot

with a trauma victim, 20
years old, impalement injury,

respirations are dropping.

Copy that.

Come on.

I need a crash cart.

Call for respiratory and blood.

Let's hang units of o-negative.

Let's get X-ray and C.T. standing by.

Push an epi, now.

Stop compressions.

We got a pulse!
Let's get her into trauma!

Let's go!

Nice work, Dawson.

Could've been a hell of a lot worse.

Two D.O.As, and I bet
we saved a dozen or more.

That right there is
what it's all about.

All right.


What are you doing?

I'm supposed to speak to Luke's
class about fire safety.

So I'm gonna rig one side of the
house with flammable materials

and then the other side with
flame-resistant type stuff.

Then, I'm going to
demonstrate the difference.

Kids are gonna love it.

What could possibly go wrong?

Guys, guys, I have an
announcement to make.

I need everybody's attention.

Today, I came across
something so upsetting

that it literally
shook me to the core.

I was in the laundry room.

I was pulling my stuff from
the washer to the dryer,

and I discovered these left inside.

Don't look at me. I've been a
Fruit of the loom man since 1975.

20 bucks to whoever finds the owner.

Lieutenant? No!

Hey, first, they ain't mine.

Second, these don't come down
until the owner steps forward.

I can't unsee this.

Someone has to pay.

He who smelt it hath dealt it.

You're nuts.

Those look like something
that a Russian

would wear on his wedding night.

They're not mine,

but I will put my money on Capp.

Keep deflecting, Otis.
That's a good strategy.

Maybe I'll just let the
kids wear the oxygen mask.

Excuse me?

- Yeah.
- Hi.

I was wondering...

Do you guys allow kids in here to take
a picture on a truck or something?

Yeah, of course we do.
Where are the kids?

I'm just checking.

Some other time.


You confronted her
in a parking lot.

I'm facing criminal charges.

Damn right I confronted her.

You are not helping yourself.

Chief, I did nothing wrong.

You did today.
You strengthened her case.

Whose side are you on?

I am trying to help you here.

Well, it doesn't feel like it.

I'll handle this myself, thanks.

No, no.

You contact her again, go within 100 feet of her,

you will force me to
take away your squad.

- That's your way of helping?
- Yes.

Hey, Chief.

Taking bets on the red
skivvies from the laundry.

You interested?

My dad used to tell me,
"You have a choice.

You can either choose
to be in a bad mood..."

"Or you can decide to be happy."

Where is this going?

At first, I... I wasn't
sure about Mills, right?

Was he too young?
Was I just rebounding?

Did we move too fast?

But then I realized,
damn it, he's good to me.

Be happy.

So you love him
'cause you choose to?


Because I do.

My little Dawson's all growed up.

Shut up.

What about the mom thing?

I don't know.

Ambulance 61.

Man down from unknown causes.

Looks like it's one of those days.

Hey there, bud, how you doing?


His pulse is fast.

Let's sit him down and check
his heart rate. Come on.

All right.

Here we go, bud.
All right.


Virgilio Ventura.

Welcome back, pal.

You had a couple cocktails today?

No, I think something
a little heavier.

What's your flavor, Virg?
A little "H"?

He's clean.

What's up with you, buddy?


His heart rate's racing at 150.

He's in S.V.T.

We're gonna lose him if we
don't stabilize his rhythm.

Cardioverting at 100.
Stand back.

Dawson, wait.

His ears.

Look at his ears.


Shay, he's got an electrical burn.

His shoe's missing.

It's a third-degree burn.

He's got an exit wound.

He was hit by lightning.

We can't shock him. His
heart's had too much trauma.

6 mils of adenosine.

Yeah, yeah!

All right.

Hang in there. Hang in there.

Ready when you are.

On three. One, two, push.

Okay. It bought us some time.

Let's get him out of here.

What is it?


- Rough shift.
- Yeah.

Hey, what are you doing
for dinner tonight?

I'm doing all the cooking now
that Cindy's in the home stretch. So...'s either gonna
be pizza or steak.

It's your call.

Well, I can never turn
down a Herrmann steak.

All right. Great.

- Bring the beer, all right?
- I will.

- All right.
- Thanks.

Hey! Excuse me, Chief.

I was wondering. Can I pick
up a couple shifts next week?

Maybe pull 48.

These squad classes are
breaking the bank, so...

I just need the extra money.

What did your Lieutenant say?

Check with you.

- Well, we can make that happen.
- Yeah?

- I'll talk to second watch.
- Thank you.


I'm not exactly one to
sit on my hands, you know?

Yeah, well, you shouldn't.

Yeah, well, that's not
what the C.F.D. is advising.

I'm running out of options here, Shay.

I'm telling you, the
more I think about it,

the more I think that she
targeted you specifically.

She knew your background,

and she took, what, all of two seconds
to start flirting up a storm?

Anyone do a background
check on her?

I've been on my heels
this whole time, no.

Yeah, exactly.

It's time to turn it
around, go on the offensive.

You thinking about jumping?

- Hey.
- Hey.

- You made it.
- Yeah, bearing carbs.

I see.


What is it?

You never answered my question.

I know that I'm...
I'm moving too fast. I...


I love you too.


Yeah, really.

I just got one question for you.

Am I gonna have to borrow Antonio's
pickup, or are you gonna help me move?

- I will help you move.
- Yeah, that's what I thought.


Hey, man.
Thanks for meeting me.

You sure you know
what you're doing.

Like I told you on the phone, I'm...
I'm feeling out of options.

Well, it might be
worse than you think.

I called the assistant
State's Attorney.

That Rutkowski's testimony landed.

And they won't be accused of playing
favorites for a fire fighter.

They're gonna approve
criminal charges.

I ran a background
check on Tara Little.

She worked at an ad agency.

There were criminal charges
filed and then withdrawn.

- Against her?
- No.

A fellow employee there
named Clay White.

There's an address in there.

I appreciate it.

If I was smart, I'd tell you to
let a lawyer handle it from here.

May I help you?

Are you Clay White?

I am.

I was told to talk to
you about Tara Little.

Anything you wanna say about
her, you can tell my lawyer.

Now get the hell out.

It's... it's not like that.

I... I need your help.

I was a middle level
executive at Ramsey Call.

I high-end ad agency
on Michigan Avenue.

Tara was one of 20 graphic
designers we had on staff.

Tara and I had hit it off.

Was it inappropriate?

She was game, and I wasn't married.

It was all consensual.

We had some fun but went
in different directions.

Ended totally civil.

Then we lost an account.

The rumor mill started
flying about downsizing.

Next thing I know,
Tara makes a claim,

says I took advantage of her, it
was a hostile work environment.

I was fired and ostracized
by the whole industry.

I've got an M.B.A.

And this is what I do
to pay my mortgage.

She got a nice settlement
from what I heard.

Sounds familiar.

Would you consider
coming forward?

I signed a nondisclosure agreement,
so she'd drop the criminal charges.

You didn't answer my question.

Let me take a look at him, Miranda.

What happened?

I was texting on my phone, and
I walked into a damn tree.

That's a new one.

All right, I'm gonna
walk you back to a bed,

where we can get that thumb set.

- You can walk with me?
- Yeah.

No texting while you do it.

One sec.



You used to always drop by
the firehouse with lunch,

so I'm returning the
favor, if you have time.

Got you covered.

Come on.

I'll show you around.


We have five beds.

But we can stuff eight
in here if we need to.


A couple of visitation rooms,

a couple of offices.

There's where we keep the meds.

This is our bathroom.

One bathroom, mind you, for all
of us, including the patients.


Steven Gooding.
He started the clinic.

This is my...

This is Matt.

- Hey.
- Nice to meet you.

Listen, do you think you
could help us out on Sunday,

maybe noon to 5:00-ish?

- Dr. Arend can't make it.
- Yeah, I think so.

I just have to check my
schedule over at Lakeshore.

Great. Just let me know, okay?

- Nice to meet you, Matt.
- You too.

One sec.

That's weird.



Oh, yeah. I know about this.

I'll take care of it.


- Everything good?
- Yeah.

I'm starving. Let's go.

You really like it here?


When I was away,

I remembered why I got into
medicine in the first place.

I remembered a lot of things I wanted
to reclaim for myself when I returned.

All right.

Look it, look, look, right there.

- I won!
- Yes.

Turn that thing up.
Screw the neighbors.

Let's go.

No, no.

Doing the dishes
is my specialty.

You're sweet, Wallace.

Anyway, ain't you supposed to be in bed?

You think I'm going to trust
Chris alone with those monsters?

Get outta here.





I think I'm losing the respect of
an important man in the house.


Between this...

...Benny and...

...this Tara thing...

I think he thinks I'm
the bad guy here.

What's that you always say?

"Leaders lead from the front"?


Sounds like me.

Up front can be lonely,
that's for sure.


...goes with the territory, don't it?





Ready to lay claim
to your undies?

Yeah, you wish.

Just come clean, Otis.
No one will judge you.

This is a safe room.

You know what? No. I can't stand
to look at these another shift.

That's it.
Now I know they're yours.

Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61.

Vehicle accident.

The Taurus there was just pulling out
of the hotel parking lot, when, bam!

The trailblazer hit it straight on.

Thank you.

We're on the trailblazer.

He's D.O.A.

Ma'am, try not to move until we
get you collared and braced.

I need the report to say
we're just co-workers,

and we were coming from a
lunch when that jackass hit us!

We don't report that
kind of stuff, ma'am.

I gotta get out of here.

I need that collar!

- Here you go, Lieutenant.
- Thanks.

Struts, wedges, and cribbing.

Stabilize that car, so
you can get that woman out.

You heard him.
Get that cribbing in place.

Cap, center part!

- Get it piped down.
- How are we on the other side?

Almost there.

Good. Let's cut that roof away.

Watch for sparks.

Roof's clear.


Copy that. Flying in.

All right, you ready?

Take here out as
straight as possible.

Where are you taking me?


Will you call my husband and
tell him you found me by myself?

Ma'am, you're gonna have to take that
up with the doctors at the hospital.

Hey, I'm gonna need you
to cover for me for an hour

when we get back to the station.

You got it.

You're supposed to
stay away from me.

Am I?

You're finished.

You hear me?

I am about to scream so loud.

Hi, Tara.

He can't.

He signed...

A nondisclosure and
confidentiality agreement?

What else can you
take away from him?

I checked with the union attorney,

and it turns out in cases of fraud,

the courts don't care much
about those agreements.


Maybe we take you
to criminal court,

get testimony on the record.

Or you retract your lie, quit this job.

We never see each other again.

Excuse me?

- Yeah.
- Hi.

I was the one that
asked about the pictures.

Yeah, of course. How are you?

- Hi.
- Hey.

This is my husband Roger...

- Hey, Roger.
- Hey.

And our daughter Charlotte.

Would you mind?

God, no. No problem at all.
Come on, Charlotte.

I'll show you around here.
Come on.

How old is she now?

- 12.
- That's incredible.

Yeah, plus, today is her birthday.

So here we are.

She's really something.


Hey, do you have a few minutes?


...I think we can do a little
better than a couple of photos.

- Sure.
- Yeah?

All right.

- Get in there.
- Okay.

Hey, Chief.

We got a kid's birthday
party in the common room,

and they'd like to see you.

You tell little Danny or Billy
or Leo happy birthday for me,

but I have a mountain of paperwork
that I need to get through.

This one's important, Chief.

Okay, where are the other kids?

It's not that kind of party, Chief.

Later, I'll grab all the guys from
the truck, take a picture together.


Are you Chief Boden?

Yes, I am.

And are you the birthday girl?


And what's your name?



And how old are you, Charlotte?


Well, Charlotte...

Happy Birthday.

Do you recognize me?

I'm sorry. No.

I don't.

12 years ago today,

I was left on the
doorstep of this firehouse.

He said you were the
fireman who found me.

I always wondered
what happened to you.

I was adopted.
I live in Indiana now.

Look at you.

Don't you look great?

She's always wanted the truth.

When my mom and dad told
me where I came from,

I had to come here.

And I am very glad that you did.

Thank you.

No. Thank you, Charlotte.

'Cause you have made this Chief...

...a very happy man today.


Here we go.


You'll still pay a $20
bounty on these briefs?

If you're ready to
admit they're yours.

You wanna know
something curious?

I looked at the tag here.

Interesting that they're a
Japanese brand of underwear

not sold in the United States.


The same language you've been studying.

- That... that doesn't...
- Japanese.

The same proverbs you've
been spouting for weeks,

one of which you used to
fleece me out of 20 bones.


Thank you...

very much.

Go ahead. Go, tell everyone.
Get a good laugh.

Oh, I will. I will.

I've been dating a Japanese woman.

I'm doing everything I
can to impress her,

because quite frankly, I'm
not getting any younger.

Now, she mailed me the underwear as a gift.

So that's a good sign, right?

Wait, wait.


From where?

Well, we've been...

Our relationship is...

We haven't actually met yet.

An Internet girlfriend.

I've talked to her on the phone...

- A lot.
- Right, right.

How much have you spent on her?

Not much.

Yeah, a little.

Please don't bust my
balls on this, Otis.


Hey, just the man I
was coming to find.

I don't know if you've
heard, but miraculously,

Tara Little has quit
the fire service

and recanted her
testimony against you.

Did she?

What'd you do?

Well, I... I...

You know what?

I'd rather not know.

It was on the up-and-up, Chief.

I promise you that.


Throughout all this,

never doubted you.

I want you to know that.

Just had to be a Chief.

I know.

I appreciate it.

Can we talk?


Not here.


Apparently, it happened during a time

when your mom and dad
were already separated.

Boden and Ingrid got together,

but Boden backed away
as soon as he found out

that your dad and mom
might reconcile.

And I didn't know what to
do with the information.

And I didn't think it was my place
to tell you, so I just sat on it.

But the more I thought about
how close you were getting,

the more I thought
that maybe I should...

I should just tell you, so...

Boden and my mom?

And you knew about this how long?

Since the big banquet.

Look, I know I should've
told you sooner.

I know it.

But you have to see it
from my point of view.

Do I?

Is that what I need
to do, Dawson?

Peter, I'm sorry.

If I'd have known you'd
have this kind of reaction,

I would've just come right
home and told you then.

But you didn't, okay?

- I didn't know.
- Yeah.

I need to be alone.

Truck 81, Squad 3,
Engine 51, Ambulance 61.

Building fire.
3331 West Halsted Road.

That's Hallie's clinic.

Let's go!

Why aren't those hydrants open yet?

We're gonna need this vented.
Get that aerial to the roof.

My partner Barnes, he went in further.

He found a woman, but
he couldn't get to her.


Back door is there.

Fan out! Look for victims.

I'll stick with Casey.

I couldn't reach her!


Get him out of here!

Fire department! Call out!



This is an oven. Everyone out!

Hallie's in there.

- Who?
- His girl.


Casey, where are you?

No! No!


Casey, where the hell are you?



Talk to me.
Where the hell are you?

We got her!
We're coming out!

Get oxygen on her and
into the ambulance now.

We'll lead the way.

I'm coming.

Breathe, Hallie.


Damn it, baby. Breathe.

Come on! Breathe.


Damn it, girl.