Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 4, Episode 15 - Bad for the Soul - full transcript

Casey begins his campaign and is approached by someone who represents people who want to support him. The team responds to a call at another firehouse wherein one of them is an accident while trying to do an exercise. After helping him, Cruz overhears the fireman who was with the man who was injured telling what happened. Cruz then tells Severide the story he told doesn't jive with how the equipment was set up. Severide says he knows the man and says he's a good man but Cruz won't let it go and a new guy tells them he was at that station and says the two men were butting heads. Severide decides to pursue it which causes the brass to come down on them. Boden informs Borrelli that he is being bumped off the team for someone with seniority.

I mean, it's not like
I've ever been drunk at work.

I just need help.

I want you to know you will
always have support here at 51.

Just not as a paramedic.
I'm sorry.

You're fired.

Excuse me,
are you Matt Casey?

- Tamara Jones.
- What can I do for ya?

- You can run for alderman.
- I'm not a politician.

Matt, you keep saying,
"This isn't me,"

but without you,
what do the people have?


- I'm running for alderman.
- Oh, my God.

All right,
let's get this party started.

I'm about to introduce you
to a real, live hero.

Local boy, born and bred
in our Ward.

He puts his life on the line
every day for regular people,

and he's about to do even more
for the city of Chicago.

Put your hands together

for CFD Lieutenant
Matthew Casey.

Come on up, Matthew.

[cheers and applause]

All right, come on, Matthew.
Give 'em something.



Whoa, oh.

Hey there, everyone.

My name's Matt Casey.

I have no idea how Tamara roped
me into this, but, um...

I recently saw first-hand

how the system can take
advantage of people.

I'll tell you what,

I don't like seeing
people get cheated

and lied to.


I really like you, honey.

Enough of them politicians.

I'm gonna vote for you.

Well, thank you so much.
I appreciate it.

Okay, thanks for coming.

- Hey there.
- Hey.

Denny Booker.

You really got something,
you know that?

Well, thanks for listening,
Mr. Booker.

Denny, please.

Um, listen.

You want to win this thing,

you have to get the
community leaders behind you.

What are you gonna
do about that?

Who's this guy?

Sweetheart, I just
put up a few fliers.

Who shows up
is anybody's guess,

like this character.

I got no idea what he's about.

So it's official.

Casey is running for alderman.

- Yay, all right!
- Whoo!

Hey, you know what?

I bet aldermen get great
season hockey games,

VIP tickets to Comic Con...

Hey, what can we do to help?

Uh, first order of business:

we got to get Casey's
name on the ballot.

So we're a little
late to the party.

We only have, like, a week

- to collect 450 signatures.
- Done!

I'll post a copy over
at Molly's, 10% off all drinks

for anybody
who signs the petition.

- Pretty sure that's illegal.
- Eh, 5%, then.

Still illegal.

I probably should have
come to you sooner,

but I was still weighing
my decision.

So you've decided to run?

Pending your approval,
of course.

It's a big responsibility,
I know.

But I'm confident I can serve

and still fulfill my duties
here at 51.

Casey, you are one of the most

upstanding people I know.

Anyone can make a difference
from being in office,

it's probably you.

Thank you, Chief.

Don't bring politics
into my firehouse.

Of course not.


If you'll excuse me,

I have a woman crisis
I need to take care of.

Can I help?

Not unless you're running
for Fire Commissioner next.

One thing at a time, Chief.


Hey guys, um, I just
overheard Connie on the phone

talking about a major personnel
change for Truck.

You sure she said Truck?

She's probably talking
about Chili's empty slot.

Do we know who's
filling that yet?


No, no, no.

Oh, hell, not Ogle.

Why not?
What's his deal?

They call him
"The Bitter End."

Anger comes off him
in waves.

I'm Rodney Ogle.
You've probably heard of me.

Uh, no, I don't think so.

Okay, well,
uh, how about this.

You ignore my reputation,
and I'll ignore yours.

Get used to this face, guys.

I'm thinking about making 51
my permanent home.

She's gonna lose her mind.

I could've sworn I heard
Connie say Truck personnel.

[alarm blares]

Squad 3, person trapped.
989 West Grayson.

That's Firehouse 21.

Why are they calling us
to another firehouse?

Who knows?
Let's move, guys.

[sirens wailing]

[dramatic music]

[indistinct chattering]

What's going on?

McCormick fell off the aerial
during a drill.

Landed on the truck.

As soon I saw him,
I knew we needed a squad.


He's been unconscious
since he hit the truck.

We got him right on
the backboard and C-collar.

This post has got
to be really close

to his femoral artery.

We need to keep him still.

Capp, Tony, let's get some
cribbing underneath him.

Cruz, get the whizzer saw.

Rest of you guys give him
some room, okay?

Anybody not holding the board,

let's back it up.

Give Squad 3 space to work.

Let me stay.
I can hold the board.

Hey Severide, I can stay, right?

Richter, let's go.

We got it, Richter.

Hey, Cruz, gonna need
a figure eight wrap of Kerlix

around his leg.

- We'll attach it to the post.
- On it.

- Uh, Torres.
- Yeah.

Get me an IV bag.

Gonna need to keep
this marker post cool

- while we cut it.
- Copy that.

One more layer
should do it.

That's good.

You guys can hold him steady?

All good.

Keep that IV streaming
on the post.

All right, all good.

Hang in there, Mac.

[saw buzzing]

Keep his leg up.

It's almost through.

[saw buzzing]

All right, got it.

One, two, three.

[background chatter]

[tense music]

♪ ♪


It was just you and McCormick
on the drill?

Yes, sir.

But I was getting on the roof
when he fell.

I didn't see what happened.

Thanks, Cruz.

Real grateful for Squad 3's
quick work.


Need anything?


I'm good.

Hey, Lieutenant.

Something's off here.

What do you mean?

When we pulled up,
I noticed that the ladder

was set up for
an aerial pipe drill.


Aerial's 3 feet
shy of the building.

It doesn't make sense
for the other guy

to climb to the roof
from there.

He'd be an idiot to try.

But that's just what
he told his captain.


He's upset.
He probably misspoke.

We were at the same class
at the Academy.

He's a solid firefighter.


Man, the whole vibe
at 21 was weird.

That's what I'm saying.

It wasn't just Richter.

That whole house
was acting tense.

One of their guys
almost died.

Of course it was tense.

Is that a coloring book?

A coloring book for adults.

It's a thing.

Look, man, I know that
Richter's your boy,

but I'm telling you, man,
something was up.

Cruz, give it a rest.


You guys talking about
that wife swap drama

over at 21?

I worked there
a couple of shifts.

Oh, adult coloring book, huh?

My therapist says that could
help reduce my stress.

God, is she an idiot.

Uh, wait, hey.

What about the drama
over at 21?

We got a call there today.

A guy named McCormick
got hurt real bad,

impaled on a marker post.

McCormick... that's who
Richter's been fighting with.

McCormick just started
dating Richter's ex-wife.

Meanwhile, I'm the one who
can't get a permanent position?

Go figure.

Yeah, Richter and McCormick

have been at each other's
throats for weeks.

That's why Richter lied
about being up on the roof.

What if he pushed McCormick
off that ladder?

[knocking on door]

Wanted to see us, Chief?

Uh, yeah, come on in.

Have a seat.

I'm gonna start off by saying
I am not happy about this.

But all of my efforts
to stop it have failed, so...

Here's where we are.

I've got some bad news
from the CFD brass.

Because of the Auburn
firehouse closure,

we have been told
that we need to

adjust our manpower...

On Truck.

All right, guys.

Listen up.


Chief Boden just let us know

about some personnel
changes on Truck.

What kind of changes?

The Auburn firehouse
shut down.

CFD's putting a firefighter with
a couple more years on the job

into Jimmy's slot.


That's crazy.
They can't do that.

Unfortunately, they can.

Union allows for firefighters
with more seniority

to bump candidates
out of their slot.

Guys, it's all good.

I'm gonna go into
floater rotation.

My brother's been trying
to get me a position

at his house, so...

- who knows?
- Yeah.

Listen, you're gonna
land on your feet, but...

it's gonna hurt like hell
to see you go.

Appreciate that.

It's been a real honor
being at this place.

Yeah, whatever.

- Gentlemen?
- Hey, Lieutenant.

What'd you hear
about McCormick?

They were able
to save the leg,

but he's still unconscious.

Bunch of us are going
to head over to Med soon.

Okay, well,
he'll be in our thoughts.

Richter, hey.

- Uh, do you got a sec?
- Sure, yeah.

What's up?


doing the, uh,

the paperwork from
the call this morning.

Just wanted to run
something by you.

Joe Cruz, one of my men...

he saw the aerial was
up for a pipe drill,

which means that
you and McCormick

must've been close
to each other

when he went down.

Your guy calling me a liar?

Whoa, hey,
take it easy, okay?

I just wanted to come
down here

and have a conversation...

give you a chance to set
the record straight.

Well, Cruz saw wrong.

I was getting on the roof
when McCormick went down.

We go back, you and me.
Why would I lie about that?

We heard you guys
had some bad blood...

some sort of personal thing.

Me and Mac had words
about Gretchen, yeah.

But so what?
He's a brother.

And I'm as messed up as anyone
over what happened to him.

There a problem here?

Not unless
you want there to be.

Back up.

If I'd been close enough
to help him, I would have.

But I was on the roof.

Got it.

Hey, Lieutenant, I downloaded
the petition form.

You didn't have to do that.

How many copies you want?

Where'd you make the copies?

On the Xerox in the bullpen.

I waited till Connie
was out on lunch break.

I can't use CFD resources

for campaign business.

Says who?

Uh, the Illinois
State Board of Elections.

- Who's gonna know?
- Me.

Here, go pay Connie
for the use of the copier.

I'm more afraid of her
than I am Board of Elections.

I'll bet.

Thank you.

- [raps door]
- Hey, Casey.

Quick question.


You can be the first to support
my run for alderman.

If I was any kind
of friend at all,

I'd talk you out of this.

What's your actual question?

When Cruz was on Truck,

he was pretty good
with the ladder, right?



I once watched him
put the aerial

dead bang on
a fifth story window

he couldn't even see,
the smoke was so thick.

Best I ever saw.


Well, it's...
it's firefighter business.

Doesn't concern a politician
like yourself.

Chief Burwell?


Much better over here,
don't you think?

What's the matter...

You don't like
when somebody

comes into your house
and interferes?

Well, neither do I.

I'm not following.

One of my guys at 21

took a nasty fall
this morning.

Tricky impalement.

And his captain called in
Squad 3 to make sure

it was handled correctly.

On my understanding, it was.

Yes, and we were
grateful for that.

Then your Lieutenant

overstepped his bounds,

started nosing around

and slinging accusations
at my men.

So here's the deal.

You run your house.
I'll run mine.

Look, I am happy to have
this conversation with you,

Burwell, but after you
have dialed it back.


I said
what I came here to say.

Keep your men in line, Boden.


Get me Severide.

I'm not playing
private eye here, Chief.

I'm just filing my report.

But there is a firefighter
lying in a coma at Chicago Med.

Does seem important
to get the details right.

Are you sure that Cruz
saw the ladder in place

before it was moved?

I trust my man.

Then you write your report

however you see fit.

Thank you, Chief.


Can I help you?

I'm looking for you, actually.

Rich Corbin.

Matt Casey.

I know.

I caught your little
speech last night.

Pretty good stuff.


What can I do for you?

Mr. Casey, I represent a group

of civic-minded Chicagoans

looking for a fresh face to back

in the local political


And who are these people?

Names you'd recognize...

usually see them on the sides
of museums, hospitals,

university buildings.


I tried to track down
your campaign office,

but I couldn't find
your website.

I... yeah,
it's a work in progress.

I've set up a campaign fund,

but the rest of it is...

Then consider this your
first campaign contribution.

Is this even legal?


What's the catch?

No catch.

Come meet the group.
Shake a few hands.

Pose for a selfie or two.

Butter them up,
and you'll be able

to afford a slick
new website in no time.

Give me a call.
Set something up.

All right.


Thank you.

[knocking on door]

You writing up the call?


Aerial was set up
for a pipe drill.

Look, Lieutenant, uh,

I don't feel right about putting
you in the middle of this.

The position of the aerial...

it wasn't part of our rescue,

so maybe we don't
put it in, you know?

You sure about what you saw?

- 100%.
- Then that's how we file it.

Richter's gonna get pretty
jammed up over this, huh?

Getting cold feet, Cruz?

- No, I just, uh...
- Good.

Then get back to work.

Let me fill out the damn report.

All right, Otis.
Head on up.

Okay, what the hell is this?

You squad guys
are using our truck?

Otis said it was okay.

Oh, well, gee.

Just make sure you
get it back by midnight.

Yeah, yeah.

Now what?

Get on the roof.

You got to get me closer.

You can't just hop
onto the roof from there?

Oh, I suppose I could try,

if I had a death wish.

What are you doing?

You had the O2 tank
on the stretcher

inside of secured
in the side compartment.

Because that's where
I like it.

Oh, sure, you don't mind it
flying around the rig, right?

What do you care?

Zooming about, and then...


And if I was an infant,

I'd be dead right now.

I don't leave it there
when there are patients

in the rig.

[alarm blares]

Ambulance 61, pedestrian
struck by an automobile

at 42228 16th Street.

Apology accepted.

How can you make
a truck on the street

feel like a boat on the ocean?

I've gone blind!
Help me, I'm blind!

Easy, easy, easy, easy.

So did you go blind
before or after

you checked your phone?

I never looked at my phone.

It's like someone suddenly
turned off the lights.

I couldn't see anything.

That maniac
came out of nowhere!

Ellen, I didn't see him.
I'm so sorry.

Stop, Gerald.
It wasn't your fault.

Okay, you two.
My name is Sylvie.

So I'm just gonna take
a look back here, all right?

Have you been conscious
the whole time?


Let me know if it hurts
where I'm pressing.

I think it's mostly my ankle.

He could've killed her.

You know what?
He's right.

You're a very lucky
woman, Ellen.

All right.



It's not pretty,
but the doctors

will be able to fix that
ankle right up, all right?

His pupils are responsive.

That's 'cause
he's full of it.

This is reckless driving,
plain and simple.

- Come on, let me have him.
- Excuse me one second.

Hey, is it okay with you
if I do my job?

What he's describing
is entirely possible.

Sudden blindness can indicate
a major medical condition,

like stroke or a lurking
brain tumor.

[clears throat]
So sorry to interrupt,

but I have
a serious issue myself.

Um, Ogle, will you take
a look at my chest,

because I didn't
layer up properly,

and I'm afraid that
I'm getting frostbite.

[unzips coat]

Yeah, sudden blindness cured.
[zips coat]

No, I... I...

maybe the shock
made my sight come back.

All right,
let's go, buddy.

All right, let's get
the actual victims

back to the ambulance.

Hey, you know, I'd be happy to
take a look at that frostbite

for you once we get back
to the rig.

Hey, I've been
looking for you.

Is this for real?
You're leaving?

Yeah, I guess it is.

You okay?

Chili pushed me to my limit

and then flamed out.

Ogle is inciting me to violence,

and now you're leaving,

so no, I'm not okay.

And FYI, neither are you.


I mean, have you
even called Chili?

Because I've left her
five messages,

and she won't call me back.

Same here.

But I hear she's doing okay.

Well, it'd be nice
to hear it from her.

Yeah, but maybe she needs
to be looking forward, you know?

Not back.

Jimmy Borrelli, I'm gonna
tell you something,

because there is no point
in holding it back now.

I've had a huge thing for you

since you showed up at 51.

And who knows what would've
happened if you'd stayed?

Who knows?

I'm... I'm flattered.

Good, yeah.
You should be.

All right, so before
we all head off of shift,

let's grab some of these

and get as many signatures
as we possibly can.

From registered voters.

So here, take one
of these, too.

CFD property, right?

Guys, you don't
have to do this.

But he really appreciates it,

and he's meeting with
community leaders tonight,

so the momentum is building.


[pens clattering]

Chief Boden
is looking for Jimmy.

Uh, last I saw him,
he was in the bunk room.

What was that about?

No idea.

[knocking on door]

Jimmy, close the door.

What's up, Chief?

Um, I may have
found a solution

to keeping you at 51.

You're kidding.

Yes, yes... whatever it is,
my answer is yes.

Hear me out first.

So we had a young firefighter

who suffered an injury
while on the job.

Couldn't get cleared
for squad duty,

but he was a qualified

As are you.

I'm loving the idea already.

We could detail you
on Ambulance 61

on a kind of open-ended

I will stay there as long
as you want, Chief.

I want to go as far as I can
at CFD,

and it seems like
the more that I learn

about all the different
roles and responsibilities...

I mean, the sky's
the limit, right?

Well, that settles that,

Um, I'm, uh,
I'm gonna go tell the guys.

Yeah, yeah, go ahead.
Go on.

Get out of here.

Hey, man of the hour.

Wasn't sure this was
the right place.

Your community leaders
are inside?

They are.

So how's this work?

No big mystery.

These folks all wield
a lot of influence

in the neighborhood,
so they just want to,

you know, get to know you,

see where you stand
on the issues.

And you win them over,
you earn their trust,

they'll deliver votes...
hundreds of them.

Local race like this,

that could make
all the difference.

What's in it for you?

It's time to put
some good out there, man.

Put good out,
you get good back.

Savvy question, though.
I like that.


I'll listen.

Good, 'cause
I'm freezing my ass off.

- [laughing]
- Right this way.


Meet Matt Casey.

He's running for alderman
of our fair Ward.

How you doing?


Yeah, I know who you are.

Two years ago,
my truck responded

to a fire at a pawn shop

up the street.

Turned out to be
gang headquarters.

Don't remember that.

This guy runs
the 24th Street Disciples.

Dante's out of
the gang life, Matt.

None of these guys
are active anymore.

But they're still connected.

They're still respected
in the streets.

That's why you need them.

And you get elected,

you got to serve all the people,

not just the ones
you approve of.

We don't bite.

We just want to talk to you
about some things

that matters to us, you know?

To our neighborhood.


[clears throat]

Like, uh, what, specifically?

Like, what do you intend
to do about police harassment?

I'll hold the police

make sure there's specific,
independent oversight.


What else?

We need you to get
the police cameras

off the corner of
Richmond and Augusta.


Listen, uh...

thanks for your time, gentlemen,

but, um...

I don't think I'm the candidate
you're looking for.

- Just hold on.
- You got the wrong guy.

It's cool, you know.
No sweat.

We just wanted to meet you,
you know.

Hear what you're all about.

Yeah, I appreciate it.

You guys all have a good night.

Thank you.

Connor says McCormick
is still in a coma.

Doctors don't know
what's going on.

Squad should swing by
next shift.

Pay respects on behalf of 51.

Is Kelly Severide here?

That's Richter's ex,

What's she doing here?

What are you doing, Kelly?

The report your filed

got Kevin called in
to headquarters.

They're saying
he could be suspended

or even fired for
lying about the drill.

It was me.

I told the lieutenant
that I noticed...

No, no.
Cruz, no.

Look, Gretchen, we...
we talked to Kevin.

Gave him a chance to set
the record straight.

He wouldn't.

We had our differences,
me and Kevin.

But I was married to the man,

and I know him inside out.

He wouldn't lie.

You made a mistake.

Just tell them.

Can't do that.

I'm responsible
for this whole mess.

I need to make it right,

and I can't do that
without your help.


this is not your fault.

But it's not ours, either.

What we put in that report
is the truth.

Are you really
so sure you're right?

Because you are destroying

a lot of people's
lives over this.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Hey, you're staying!

Uh, that's so great.

Yeah, you cool with it?

Of course, yeah.

I'm thrilled.

Why, are you cool with it?

Yeah, I'm really psyched.

Um, can I just say...

you try working with Ogle

and see what sort of insanity
you start spouting

by the end of shift.

Um, I mean, I was kind of
out of my mind.

And I'm sorry.

There's no need
to apologize.

Can we just pretend
that never happened?



'cause, um, I think
this partnership

is gonna be awesome.


Okay, guys,
I got it, all right?

This new guy from Auburn...

we're gonna make his life
a living hell

until he washes out
and requests a transfer.

Then we get Jimmy back on Truck.

Eh, Jimmy sounded
pretty excited

about working with Brett
on the ambulance.

No, no, no.

We need Jimmy back on Truck,

and this... this...

is how we're gonna do it.

A stink bomb?

Doesn't seem like
much of a plan.

This is just the beginning.

A stink bomb in
the turnout gear, ha ha.

But then we proceed to
all the old standards:

the mousetrap in the locker,

The noisemaker under the pillow,

dreaded Toledo Twister...


Meet the newest member
of Truck 81.

Stella Kidd.

You got to be kidding me.

I can't work with her.



This is too good to be true!

Oh, my God!

Of course you're at 51.
Of course.

You guys are gonna
love this girl.

- This is amazing.
- [laughing]

So guess you two have met?

- Oh, oh...
- Yeah, mm-hmm.

Yeah, you could say that.

Yeah, Kidd and I
worked together

for a few months after training

before CFD decided we needed
to be separated.

Uh, yeah, because Dawson's
a nasty influence.

- Mm-hmm.
- Don't we know it.

Welcome to 51, Kidd.

Ah, thank you.
Good to be here.

Hey, can we still do
the Toledo Twister?

Come on.
All right.

Two broads on Truck?


Herrmann, come on.

It's 2016, man.

Hey, we'll check in
at the nurses' station,

get an update.

How's McCormick doing?

Not so good.

Still unconscious.

- Sorry to hear that.
- [sighs]

I've been suspended.

And now all the guys
at the house

are icing me out

'cause they think I pushed him,

and I'm here now
just for show.

But none of that...

none of it, you hear me,
is true.

I lied.

I was on the ladder
when he fell.

I know.

But I didn't
lay a hand on Mac.

I swear, it just...

he just lost his balance

out of nowhere.

And I knew no one
would believe me

after all my threats.

Why would anyone believe me?

Richter, come with me.
Come on.

Tell Dr. Rhodes
what you saw.

Well, McCormick was
a couple steps behind me.

And he called out like
he was gonna say something,

and then he just started
grabbing at the air

and just fell.

I had a firefighter
under my command

do the same thing.

Guy named Mills.

Lost his balance
out of the blue.

Turns out it was ear damage

from an explosion
a few weeks before.

This could be
an underlying condition.

I wish we had known
about this sooner,

but we'll get him
right into a CAT scan.

So what have you
heard about 51?

Uh, well,

I heard you all live together.


We don't all live together.

I live with Joe Cruz,

and Brett and Dawson
are roomies.

And Casey and Severide
have a place.

It's cool.

Just don't rope me
into your love shack.

I just split with my hubby,

and I'm really enjoying
the solo life.

You and Grant split up?

Took me six years,
but finally I was like,

"Why am I taking care
of this guy?"

You know, why do I want
to grow old with somebody

who's never gonna grow up?

So pulled the plug.

- Good for you.
- Yeah.

Go out whenever I want.

I eat at nice restaurants.

And then if I'm ever lonely,
I just sleep with my ex.

You sleep with your...

and he's okay with that?

Yeah, why wouldn't he be?
It's win-win.

[alarm blares]

Engine 51, Truck 81,

Ambulance 61,
Battalion 25.

All right!
Show me what you got, 51!

[indistinct chatter]

51, get a line in there.

- 81, vent the roof!
- Copy that, Chief.

- [coughing]
- Ma'am, come with me.

I don't know how
it happened!

Don't talk.
Slow, deep breaths.

- [hacking]
- 61, get her some oxygen.

Already got it.

Herrmann, mask up.

- We're going in.
- Right.


- Hey, Lieutenant, over here.
- Hey!

Can I get a shot for
my campaign piece?

Stand aside.
Get out of the way.

Stand aside, get out the way!



Where's Bobby?

I thought he was with you!

Oh, my God!

- Kidd.
- Yeah?

- Get the rear door.
- All right.

Got it.

Hey! Hey!

Sorry, but you do not
want to go back in there!

Let me go!
I got to get Bobby!

We can't just leave him there!

All right, stay put,
the both of you.

We're going in.

Don't have much time, 81.

Structure's about ready
to go.


Fire department!

Call out!

Oh, my God, poor Bobby.

Don't worry,
they're gonna find your boy.

No, no, no, no.

No, Bobby is our cat.

You've got to tell them
they're looking for a cat.

Chief, we got a problem.

81, come on out.

We've confirmed that there are
no more victims inside.

51, back that line out.

We're gonna fight it
from the outside.

Copy that, Chief.

Turn it around.

[distant meow]


Let me guess, Bobby?

Here, boy.

Where's Casey?

Damn it.

Casey, what's the holdup?


Stay where you are.

Casey, report.

Why are they coming back out?

What about Bobby?

Ma'am I can't risk
my men's lives for a cat.

They went in after a cat?

Get out, now!

Thank God.

Son of a bitch, he's got it!

I told you to step back.

What, just...

Come on, let's go.

Okay, fire up
the water cannons.

Yeah, boys!


If I'm showing up
at your house,

it's usually the worst
day of your life.

You're hurt,
or your home is on fire,

or somebody you love
is in danger.

And yeah, sometimes
it's too late to help.

But if I'm also an alderman,

maybe I can help people before
their lives are in crisis.

That's a beautiful

You keep talking like that,

you're going to win over
a lot of people.

I mean it.

I really do.

Even better.

- Thanks, guys.
- Great evening.

- Nice to meet you.
- Nice meeting you.

What did I tell you?

Just be yourself, and they'll
fall in love with you.

Before I introduce you
to this next guy...

you're in construction, right?


You aware of the situation
with Racine Development?

Not really, no.

City's refusing to rezone
a couple blocks in Pilsen,

and it'd really tip the scale

if we had a friend
on the council.

Well, I...
I haven't been elected yet,

but, um, I'll keep it in mind.

We're gonna help you
get elected.

And we hope you help us
rezone a block or two

for commercial use.

Everybody wins.

Like I said,

I'll keep it in mind.


Once they got Eddie
in the scanner,

they found a blockage
of his left main artery.

It was cutting off the oxygen
to his brain.

It's why he fell.


But they did an angioplasty,

and it sounds like it went well.

He got out about an hour ago.

That's great.
That's good news.


they call that kind of blockage
a "widow-maker."

If they hadn't found it,

Eddie could've been dead
within a week.

They did.

I know.

Thank you.


Eddie just woke up.

Oh, my God.

He's alert,
and he wants to see you.

Go see him.

Come on.

I owe you one, Severide.

Nah, it all worked out.

I've been suspended
for a month

for lying about the accident...

Which is fair.

Mac's gonna make it.

That's what matters.

You're damn right.

So my girl Dawson

is sleeping with
the lieutenant.

Well, yeah, figures you didn't
get on Truck legit,

like I did.

and future alderman.

- Oh.
- So do me proud at 51,

or I can get you fired
and have O'Hare's flight path

rerouted over your bedroom.



Hey, Kidd.


How was your first shift?

It was good.
It was... it was real good.



does anyone know,

from 51?

- Uh, Dawson...
- No.

No, no.
I never said a word.

Cool, uh...


Good night.


- Hey.
- Congratulations, Matt.

I just heard from
the Board of Elections.

You got enough signatures.
You're on the ballot.



Guess I am.

I was sorry to see you
cut out early from the party.

I wanted to talk
a little bit more

about that Racine thing.

Rich, if I'm elected,

I promise to look into it

and vote whichever way
feels right to me,

regardless of who contributed
what to my campaign.

I'm sorry if that seems blunt,

but, hey...
I'm a straight shooter.

Well, I'm a straight shooter
too, Matt.

So I'll lay it out.

Do you think I came to you

because I swooned over
your ideals?

No, I sought you out because

I think with a little help,

you can win this thing.

But if I don't get
some assurance

that you appreciate my help,

it's no big deal.

I'll just throw my support
behind Alderman Becks...

and make damn sure
he destroys you.


Welcome to politics, Matt.

Hey, uh, Rich?

Get the hell out of my bar.