Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 1, Episode 24 - A Hell of a Ride - full transcript

The team faces a hell of a ride when a small prison fire turns into a much more dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Cindy Herrmann goes into labor, Shay is anxiously waiting for her pregnancy test results and Mills faces a turning point in his love life and his career.

- We need to pull her up.
- Pull. Pull!

I'm gonna push to fast track
Peter Mills to squad.

Why is this
so important to you?

'Cause I want to be
an elite firefighter, sir.

And this has got nothing
to do with your father.

- This is about me.
- Can we talk?

Boden and my mom.

And you knew about this
how long?

I wish you would've told me
when you found out.

- It wasn't my business.
- It was your business.

- I was your boyfriend.
- Was?

I think I need some time.

Stabilize that car so you
can get that woman out.

Ma'am, you need to
remain still.

I've been dating
a Japanese woman.

We haven't actually met yet.

An internet girlfriend.

Part of me feels horrible because
of what Casey's going through.

Here I am with
butterflies in my stomach

because I'm getting
ready to get pregnant.

Hallie! No!

Let me... Let me
ask you something.

What kind of equipment

do you use for your podcast?

Oh, the podcast
you call "dummy-vision?"

Now you're interested.

All right, listen.

The baby's due
in a couple of weeks

and Cindy, she wants me to set
up a video journal or something.

You got a video camera
I can use?

Herrmann, you got a hi-def
camera on your phone.

Why don't you
just take some footage,

I'll edit it for you?

- Aw, thank you, Otis.
- Yeah.

All right.

"Ladies Night Specials."

You're kidding me.

I told you she'd be pissed.

You know why?

'Cause it's sexist.

Yeah, sexist against men.

It just feels
a little desperate.

Oh, look at the new shop.

Great. Great.

Now it's gonna
be construction traffic

that's gonna clog up the block?

Hey, easy, negative Nancy.

This is gonna be good for us.

You know, it's probably gonna
be a bunch of new condos.

Nature food places.

I told you guys,
the neighborhood,

it's up and coming.


You're messing with me.

Women love it.

You would not believe
how many nerve endings are...

Morning, Lieutenant.

Don't stop with the sex advice
on my account.

How you doing?

You know.

Just taking it day by day.


I'm fine.


If there's anything
I can do.

Thanks, man.

Sorry I'm late.

Leslie Shay.

Did you get your blood
drawn this morning?


Where are you on your cycle?

Um, I'm a day late.

I didn't wanna take a home test
'cause they're not 100%

so Kelly and I went to the doctor

and they're gonna call us
later on with results.

Oh, my God.

I get to throw
the baby shower, right?

Don't jinx it.

It's too soon to be
talking about that stuff.

You and Mills
ignoring each other?

Uh, not completely.

I mean, we pass each other
in the halls

and say "Good morning,
see you later."

You were trying to protect him.
It's crazy if he can't forgive you.

Well, you gotta be able

to trust the person
you're with, right?

And if you can't...


Wanted to give you a heads up.

Boden got word.

Squad decisions
are being made today.

This could be
your last shift on truck.

Hey, Severide,
I got something for ya.

- What the hell is this?
- It's a pregnancy pillow.

Cindy used it up
to the 7th month.

It helps with back issues
and whatnot.

You give that to Shay
when the time comes

and you will be her hero.

Okay. Thanks.

All right.


Having a kid is the best thing
you'll ever do.

Yeah, that's what I hear.

[house alert blares]

[over P.A.] Squad 3, truck 81,

engine 51, ambulance 61,
battalion 25.

Structure fire.
3015 South California Avenue.

[sirens blaring]

Don't worry, Mills.

These kind of calls usually
aren't too serious.

What kind of calls?

Over there.
Up against the curb.

You in charge?

Facility director,
Rick Esposito.

Okay, what are we looking at?

We got smoke in pod four,

a dorm area
we set up for overcrowding.

Thought you were evacuating.

Well, I pulled
most of my staff out.

But I think it's best
we don't move the inmates.

We have vents
that'll draw away the smoke.

Are the sprinklers turned on?

The inmates were turning 'em
on to cause trouble.

So I had 'em deactivated.

Will you turn 'em
back on now please?

Right now?

Find Roy.
Facilities Roy?

Tell him to turn
the sprinklers back on.

Casey, build a small team.

We gotta go inside.

Severide, I want squad standing
by for RIT rescue.

- RIT rescue?
- Rapid intervention team.

All right,
Cruz, Herrmann, Mills,

leave your irons.

Bring a pry ax, pike pole,
two silver bullets,

1 3/4 hose.

[security door buzzes]

[shouting in distance]

Back up!
Come on, follow me.

- What the hell you looking at?
- Mills.

Keep your eyes open
and you backs to the wall.

Hey, baby.

Don't take any lip
from anybody, got it?

[banging on glass]

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"A Hell of a Ride"

Sync and corrected by Gianluca Belfiglio

I wanted to thank you

for not spilling the beans

about my lady friend in Japan.

Your steamy online affair's
still going?

As a matter of fact,

Mari lands at O'Hare

We're finally gonna meet.


That doesn't sound
very Japanese.

- M-a-r-I.
- Uh-huh.

Now did Mary ask you to carry
anything back to Japan for her

or, you know, make deliveries of
any kind here in the States?

Right. I understand.

I'll let Herrmann know.

Christopher Herrmann,
can you read me?

What's up, Chief?

Cindy just went into labor.

Your folks are bringing her
to Lakeshore right now.

- [Joe chuckles]
- How about that?

For once in her life,
the woman's early.

I'm sending someone
in to come get you right now.

Eh, that'll take too long.

We're almost there.

I can smell the smoke.

Master control, what do you
see in pod four overflow?

Can't see anything.
Too much smoke.

[muffled shouting]

Let's go, let's go.

[door alarm buzzes]


We gotta get into
pod four overflow now!

Copy that, Lucci.
Opening pod.

- Get down!
- Mills.

- Locate a standpipe.
- Yeah.

- What happened to the exhaust?
- I don't know.

Get down on the floor!

[pod door buzzes]

[inmates shouting]
All right, get down.

[inmates shouting]
Back up! Get low!

Let these guys work!

On the floor!

Stay low!

We've gotta get
these guys out of here.

I gotta clear that
through master control.

Then clear it.

- [clangs rod] Move back!
- [Inmate groaning]

Back off.

This guy's hurt!

[inmates coughing, shouting]


I said back off!

We've gotta
get this guy out.

We ain't waiting
for permission.

who started the fire?

It's Lucci again. We're coming
out with an injured guy.

Cruz, clear off that vent.

Got it.

[pod door buzzes]


He's all yours,

Hey, I need your help, man.

We've gotta put pressure
on these wounds.

Hey, I need your help, man!

Put pressure on these.
Come on.

Come on, man.

Stay down, stay down.

All right?

Chief, we got a victim here
with multiple stab wounds.

Mills, can you
transport the victim out?

Uh, no, negative, Chief.

Bleeding too heavy.

Hang tight, Mills.

Shay and Dawson
are on their way in to you.

I'll grab the bag,
you grab the chair.


- [inmate groans]
- All right, stay down, buddy.

Keep holding.

[fire whoosing]

What's wrong with you, huh?

You wanna die?

Knock it off!

Where the hell's Lucci?

Now we're gonna get you
to a hospital, okay?

Hang in there.

Hey, what's your name,
what's your name?

Bite me.

Name's Randall.

[scattered coughing]
Get those flames out.

I'm out!

Yeah, they're through.

- Stay back!
- Back off!

Lucci, where you at?

Up here.

Hey there, you got a name?


It's Randall.

What's yours, sweetheart?

Yeah, now you change
your tune, right?

Unh. Ahh!


Okay, we got stab wounds
to the thorax...

Left flank,
left and right abdomen.

All right, get me gauze.


All right, I gotta
get back in there

to my Lieutenant, man.

- Fojas, you got this?
- Yeah.

Open up pod four.

Give us a few seconds, Lucci.


All right.

Okay, this is gonna hurt.

[chuckles] What's
gonna hurt, baby?

You don't feel this?

How's your back feel, Randall?

Did you take a fall
during that scuffle?

All right
forget the stair chair.

He's not going anywhere
without a backboard.

- Okay.
- I gotta get out.

I can't leave her
alone with him.

[door alarm buzzes]

Mills, stick with Dawson.

Let's go.

Watch out.

[scattered coughing]

Okay, we're done.

Let's go.

Amen to that.

[multiple alarms buzzing]

Oh, this ain't good.

Hey, guys, what's going
on with the power here?

We'd really
like to get out of here now.

We have no way
to open that door.

I advise you to let yourself
into the pod

and wait for a power reset.

This way.

Deeper into this hellhole?

- Okay, let's go.
- It's gonna be a minute now.

We got a power outage, Shay.

Mills and Dawson
are alone in there, Chief.

- We gotta get back inside.
- You can't.

The perimeter doors failsafe
to a lock position.

Don't you
have a backup generator?

It's not a problem
with the grid.

The system
just shut itself down.

It'll reset soon.
Hold tight.

Get me the blueprints
to this prison.

We need to find
a way out for my guys.


This is creepy as hell.

All right, Lucci can move
about within the pod,

but every point of exit
is remotely operated

which requires power.

Is anyone trying
to get the power back?

Well, Roy,
my facilities guy,

he went down to the basement
to deal with the sprinklers

and now he's trapped.

We're trying to reach
our other guy,

but he's off site today.

Do you have an emergency plan

to get my firefighters out of there?

My emergency response team's
ready to go.

But until the power's
back up...

[cell phone rings]

[cell phone beeps]


[scattered coughing]

Lovely clientele
you have here.

Yeah, smoke up the place just
to conceal the shivving.

They did it
by tampering with an outlet.

Must be what
overloaded the system.

Don't worry,
it'll reset itself.

Any minute now.

Hey, Chief, this is Mills.

Any idea how much
longer it's gonna be?

Our victim is bleeding out
in here.

Just do what you can
for him, Mills.

We'll get you out
as soon as we possibly can.

We are not waiting anymore.

Do what you gotta do, Chief.

- Get 'em out, Lieutenant.
- Yep.

Is that the doctor?


It didn't take.


It's official.

We're trapped
until further notice.

- Nice.
- Hey, hey!

You want me to finish
what those guys started?

[ragged breathing]

Hey, Randall?

Randall, you with me?

- Hey.
- [Randall chokes]

That sound...

Yeah, that's stridor.

He's got a hematoma
pressing on his trachea.

- We need to intubate.
- All right.

Come on!

No, he's fighting me.


We gotta do
a nasotracheal intubation.

Um, get me a-a size seven
E.T. tube.

Have you done this before?

In the O.R. room
in training.

Okay, hold his head
back for me.

Do not let him move and keep
that flashlight on his face.

Come on.

[frustrated grunt]

Boy, they don't make this
easy, do they?

Well, that's
kind of the idea.

Well, bolt's pretty hard to get to.
I'm gonna take the hinges instead.


[motor sputters]

Hey, Chief, you got
any updates on Cindy?


Shay's gonna
call the hospital right now.

Hang on in there Herrmann.

Thanks, Chief.

Hello, can I get an update on
Cindy Herrmann up in maternity?

[door squeaks]

You guys, close that door.

- Whoa, what the hell is this?
- We'll check upstairs.

Come on, move back.

What are you guys
doing out here?

We were getting smoked out.

Corbett opened the cells.

So where's Corbett? He just
opened up your cells and left?

Hey, Corbett,
where are you, buddy?

Got a little bit
of explaining to do.

There's smoke here too.

Chief, we got a second fire

smoldering somewhere
in the HVAC system.

Probably an electrical fire

caused by the inmates
tampering with the outlet.

Copy that, 81.

See if you can locate
that fire.

you making any progress?

Hey, Chief, just finishing
the first door now,

but we're going through
a lot of blades.

Security studs?

You watched me
cut through all these hinges

and you didn't tell me
that they got security studs?

I didn't build the place.

Ed, Capp, prep the torch.

We gotta cut through
this bolt after all.

All right.
You got it.


Is it in?

Uh, I think so.

Attach the ambu bag.

- Give me a few breaths.
- Okay.



I don... I can't... I... I...
I don't know.

I can't tell if it's
in the trachea or not.

I hear breathing sounds

I gotta get in there to see.

Yeah, the...
That may work.

- Hold that steady.
- Uh-huh.

Okay, uh,
hand me that stylet.

If the tube's
in the right place

we'll see the light shining
through his skin.

Oh, Gabi, Gabi, it's in.

[exhales, laughs]

Oh, my God.


[both laugh]

if the fire's electrical,

it might be keeping
the power from resetting.

We should try shutting down
the cell block circuit.

Got it.
Keep looking for that fire.

It gets out of control, we will
not be able to evacuate.

Hey, Chief,
any news about Cindy?

Standby, Herrmann.

The baby's in distress.

They have to do
an emergency C-section.

No news yet, Christopher.


Where's your substation?

Comed should have someone over
here in about 40 minutes.

But if you wanna give it a shot,

the substation and switch
gearbox are on the east side.


Don't worry, Herrmann.

We're gonna get out of here.

Hey, Lucci, is this some
kind of maintenance access?

- Yeah.
- Thanks.


This guy's cold.

Chief, we got
a real bad situation here.

We got an officer down.

Looks like
his throat's been cut.

He's dead.

Bled out.


Where are his keys?


They got his keys!


Holy cow.

What happened to the
old-fashioned fuse box?

You remember the power outage
at the super bowl?

We're the guys everyone's
waiting on to fix it.

No pressure.


Who did it?

Which one of you
scumbags did it?

On the floor!

On the floor now!

Get down!

On the floor now!
Everybody, let's go!

- Got it?
- I got it.


Hey, Chief,
we're through the first door.

Maybe we should turn back and
start cutting our way to Casey.

that would take too long.

You keep going.

Find Mills and Dawson.


This whole thing with Boden
and your mom...

I messed up.

But I had good intentions.

I... I appreciate that.

So maybe we...

we put it past us
and start over?

Day one?

Clean slate right here?

You want a clean slate?

You just tell me honestly

that you don't
have feelings for Casey.

All right,
you tell me that

and this right here
becomes day one.

[metal banging]

Dawson, Mills, you in there?

It's mills.


- Acevedo, you did it?
- No!

Then tell me who did
or you're going down.

You're all going down
for this.

Everybody just take it easy.

- [inmate groans]
- On the floor!

- Whoa! Whoa! Hey!
- Nobody move.

Nobody move.

Back off.
You understand me?

You're going down, Rios.


Everybody just take it easy.

You think you're gonna
get away with this

'cause the cameras are down?

No way.

Back off.

And you get us
out of this smoke.


Here's what we do.

Is there some place
we can move these guys.

You wanna move
these lowlifes?

Yes. Let's get
out of the smoke.

Get 'em some place
they can calm down.


We, uh...

We can move 'em to the chapel.

All right.

Everybody, just take it easy.

All right.

Chief, we're making
our way to the chapel.

One of the inmates has a knife
to Herrmann's throat.

You tell them
that we have a hostage situation

and they have got
one of my men.

The guy's still
a half-hour away.

We don't have half an hour!

I mean, there's gotta
be someone at Comed

who can talk us
through this procedure.

They're not familiar
with our setup.

He's barely hanging on.

Chief, victim's
on his way out to you.

Thank you, Severide.

Now you get to the basement
and the quicker the better.

'Cause apparently
this facilities guy

is the only one
who can get the power back up.

[inmates shouting]


The smoke's not so bad
in here.

Let's talk now.

Now let my man go.



My guy there,
he's got a baby on the way.


He's got four more
kids at home.

Let him go.

Come on.


You want a hostage?

I'll be your hostage.

Casey, don't.

But you let my man go.


I don't want you.

Then what do you want?


I want him.

Huh? Huh?

I'm going down, I might as well
finish what I started, huh.

I am not handing someone over
so you can kill them.

Then you ain't
getting your man back.

Hey, yo, Mr. Fireman,
you wanna trade or what?


How do you
reason with these guys?

Reason with them?

They're animals.

They just don't
like their zookeeper.

Do not leave his side, Fojas.


I can't tell you
what you want to hear.

It wouldn't be the truth.

I'm sorry.

[siren blares]


Anybody down here?

[banging on door]
Over here!

[pounding on door]
Down here. I'm trapped. Help!

Hey, Chief,
we found facilities Roy.

Good news.

Get his ass out here.

We're out of cutting rods.

Damn it.

Hey, can you
talk someone through

resetting the electrical system?

It's against union rules.

There's a firefighter
being held hostage.

- I think they'll give you a pass.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chief, he's gonna
relay instructions.

Mouch, Otis, you listening?

Yeah, we're ready.

Uh, first, uh, look
at the indicator panel

on the switch gear.

Make sure that it's green.

That means it's ready
for operation.

Okay, look at
the... the indicator

- on the switch gear panel.
- The switch gear.

And make sure that it's green.

And then it's ready
for operation.

Looking for an indicator.

You see a green indicator?

Is that it?
Where is it?

Right here, right here.

Okay, got it.

Go ahead.

Got the report.

- Is the airway secure?
- Think so.

Stats are 100%.

Nasotracheal intubation.

Get him to room one.

Excuse me, I need the status
of a patient up in maternity.

Cindy Herrmann.

Casey, the power reset's
gonna take a minute,

but Otis and Mouch
have their instructions.


Hey, Severide,
if you're still in the basement

see if you can locate
the supply duct for pod four.

You got it.


What are you talking
to them about, huh? Huh?

We still have a fire burning
in the vent system somewhere.

I'm trying to put it out before
the smoke kills all of us.

What do you think?

Casey, can Herrmann hear me?

What's up, Chief.

Go ahead, Shay.

Christopher, they performed
an emergency C-section on Cindy.

It's a baby boy.

There were some complications.

The baby's in icu.

Back off.

I don't care
about no damn baby.

Are they okay?
Is everyone okay?

I'm trying to get
more details.

Back off...

Try to get Lucci!

- Get Lucci!
- Hold 'em off!

Come on, in here.

Get Lucci!
Get Lucci! Get Lucci!

You're dead, Lucci.

You ain't coming
out of here alive.

did you find that supply duct?

Yeah, big problem, Casey.

We got the fire.

We're putting it out now.

No, not yet.

We need the smoke.

There should be a smoke damper.

It should have closed
when fire alarms went off.

You hear me, Lucci?

I'm gonna kill you.


Smoke damper!

- Severide, right there.
- Got it!

Okay, break
the linkage on the damper

and open it manually.

Otis, mouch,
get that power up.

We need the fan
to start blowing.


Damper's open.

Otis, Mouch,
where's the power?

Uh, it's coming up.

M... Momentarily.

[generator whirring]

[fan buzzes]

All right,
the fans are blowing, Casey.

Power's back up.

- Get my men out.
- Go.

[all coughing]

Rios. Rios!

Let me and my firefighters go.

You can have Lucci.

We're not dying for him.

Just let us go.


Come on out, Lucci.

Thank you.

Herrmann, it's the hospital.

Yeah, this
is Christopher Herrmann.

What's happening
with them? Huh?


Okay, yeah.

No, I... I'm on my way.

I'll be right there. They said
the baby's not getting enough oxygen.

Get him out of here.

[siren blaring]

- My wife, Cindy Herrmann and my baby boy?
- 310.

But, sir...



What happened, honey?

[baby fussing]


Say hello to your son.

Oh, man. [chuckles]

Come here.

Hey. Ah!

[both laughing]

Look at him.

Yeah, he's beautiful.

We got
a real good one here, huh?



- Hey, pops.
- Oh! Isn't he cute?

- Hey.
- Oh, my God.

- There's my boy.
- [all laughing]

- Thank you.
- Oh, my God.

What do you think, Chief?

- [Christopher chuckles]
- Fantastic.

[cell phone ringing]


- It's a little Herrmann.
- It's a little Herrmann!

Herrmann, this kid's
the cutest thing I've ever seen.


You're gonna make
that W.C. fields face?

Who's that?


Hey, Mills.

Can I talk to you?

Just had a call
from the higher ups.

Unfortunately, you did not make
squad this time around.

These things are political.

A few names float
to the top of the list.

This is not a reflection
on you or your hard work.

I have seen men brood,
lose focus

when they didn't
make it into squad.

I'm hoping that you can rise
above all that.

You keep working hard,

you keep up with the
latest training methods,

and I am sure your chance gonna
come back around.

That's good to hear.

So anything else?


That's all.

You got something
you wanna say?


See you in a bit, guys.

Hang on.

Gonna take him
back to the room, all right?

Congrats, brother.

Oh, hey, hey,
hey, you guys?

Cindy wants to see you
for a minute, okay?

[kids laugh]


Hey, there.

Come here, you guys.


- Congrats.
- Thank you.

Knock it off.

So Cindy and I wanted you to
know, if you're... Well...

We were hoping that...

We want you
to be Kenny's godparents.

You don't
have to answer right now.

I'd be honored!

Yeah. Hell yeah, man.
Me too.

[both laugh]

Thank you.


What the hell?

Is your finger
blocking that circle on top?

'Cause that's
the camera, honey.

Cindy, I know that.



Your ma's kind of
a control freak.

- Christopher.
- [Christopher laughs]

All right.
But you'll learn quick.

We do whatever the lady says,

so she wants me
to impart some wisdom to you

to start you off right,
so here we go.

Day one:
little Kenny James Herrmann.

It was kind of a rough one.

[construction sounds]

At least until you came along.

You've gotta be kidding me.

Bunch of us
took some knocks today,

but that's the way
it goes sometimes.

Might as well hear it now.

I'd like
an application please.

You came along and you made
a lot of people really happy.

Not just your old man.


You're a lucky guy.

You were born
into a really big family.

A lot of people gonna
have your back no matter what.




Nothing makes sense.


I know.

Like I said, it's not gonna
be all sunshine and roses.

But I can promise it's gonna
be a hell of a ride.

- You okay?
- Mm-hmm.

- Sure?
- Yeah.

- Renee?
- Hi.

I... I didn't... I didn't know
that you'd be in town.

Well, I just wanted
to tell you

in person.

Sync and corrected by Gianluca Belfiglio