Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 4, Episode 19 - I Will Be Walking - full transcript

The squad finds a boy beaten and tied to the tracks. Casey learns that the boy was targeted because of his brother. He tries to help the boy but is unable to. Detecxtive Holloway brings her son to the station and asks Kelly to keep an eye on him. He comes back later without his mom. Kidd tells Hermann she knows more about managing a bar than he does. So they have a wager to see who's better so Dawson prepares a series of contests for them. Otis sees something is wrong with him so he goes to Chicago Med to check it out but is unwilling to have the tests. A woman Brett and Borelli helped calls them again but only to thank them and she shows up at the station with a gift for them.

Detective Bianca Holloway,
Area South Homicide.

You need anything else, let me know.

Danny Booker.

You have to get the
community leaders behind you.

I've been doing some thinking

about the way things work here in Chicago.

Drugs will no longer be sold

on the two corners bordering
Anderson High School.

They need to know they're
safe when they go to school.

Who says I can make that happen?

We just have to trust
each other's word is good.


Just put up a new one, Otis.

Are you out of your mind?

Please don't tell me that you
believe in all that craziness.

What I don't believe in,
Joe, is tempting fate.

- Johnny Ewing, Jr.
- Huh?

- Excuse me?
- What, y...

Johnny Ewing, Jr. over at 118

fell through the roof, shattered his femur

on the same day that somebody

pulled his name tag off his locker.

Don't monkey around
with a man's mojo, Cruz.


Oh, dude, what the hell
happened to your back?

Oh, come on. You think
I'm falling for that?

No, seriously, dude, you have a bruise

the size of a breadbasket.


- Yeah.
- I didn't notice.

I must haven't banged it
on a call or something.

Hey, have you noticed a drop
in customers at Molly's lately?

No, why?

We're down 8% from the
same time last year.

Get out of here.

Fact: 90% of bars go under
because of poor management.

You guys sure you know what
you're doing over there?

- Hey, fact.
- Hm?

I have spilt more beer than
you've ever laid eyes on.

Yeah, right.

I ran the best pub in
Milwaukee for 2 1/2 years.

The best.

The best. Uh, guess what?

Milwaukee ain't Chicago, doll.

I will go toe-to-toe
with any bar owner alive.

- You included, Herrmann.
- Yeah?

- Yeah.
- You think you can run a bar

better than me, you got
another thing coming.

Guys! Guys!

There's a simple way to settle this.

The Bar Olympics.

- Okay.
- You in?

Yeah. See this?

See this?

- Yeah.
- That's $300.

Put your money where your mouth is.

- Oh, yeah?
- Mm-hmm.


All right, you see that?

That's, um...

Hey, Mouch, will you spot me?

I'm covered.

Truck 81, Ambulance
61, person in distress.

Racine and Loomis.

Somebody call the fire department?

Over here. Under the L tracks, quick!

Up there.

Help me!

Herrmann, Mouch,

- 20-foot ladder!
- Got it.

Kidd, Dawson, rope bag and webbing.

Copy that.

- Help me, man.
- All right, hold on, kid!

We're coming.

What's your name?

- Victor.
- I'm Lieutenant Casey.

We're gonna get you down, okay?

Hey, Victor?

He's going into shock!

- Keep him conscious.
- Hey!

Stay with me, Victor!

Herrmann. Webbing's coming up.

Rope bag. Coming up.

- Rope bag, Lieutenant.
- Thank you.



Gah! Ah.

I'm okay.

Rope bag coming down.

- Take up the slack.
- Got it!

Let me cut your hands loose.

It'll take the pressure off.

He's all yours! Take him down!

All right, we got him!

Strong radial pulse.

Hey, you're gonna make it.

The hell was that?

He's just a kid.

How's it going?

Still standing.

- You?
- Same.

Looking better than
the last time I saw you.

Though I am partial to a man
with blood on his knuckles.

Can I ask you a favor?

No sweat, what's up?

Give my son a tour of 51?


- It'd be a big help.
- What's with the unmarked?

Just some people I'm working with.

- Everything okay?
- Yeah.

This is Lieutenant Severide.

What's up, bud?

- What's your name?
- J.J.

J.J., I'm Kelly. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you too.


I'll be back soon, 'kay?

- Bye, Mom.
- Thanks.

Hey, I got you covered.

Want to sit inside the squad?

Hey, who's this?

What's your name?

Who's a good girl? Who's a good girl?

- Excuse me, sir?
- Yes.

May I help you?

You're Matthew Casey, the alderman?

I am.

So you just sit back

and allow these things in your ward?

I'm sorry, and you are?

Patricia Vasquez.

You pulled my grandson
Victor down from the L tracks.

Yeah. How is he?

He's in the ICU.

I'm sorry.

He's a good kid.

On the honor roll every
semester since his father died.

He's got nothing to do with gangs.

Was that who did this to him?

They're turning our
neighborhood into a war zone.

My baby doesn't deserve that.

No. He doesn't.

He's graduating in three days.

Been waiting his whole life for this.

But I'm afraid the next time
he walks down that block,

they might kill him.

What are you gonna do about that?

- Thanks for coming down.
- Anytime, Chief.


- You know Kevin, right?
- Yeah.

I've asked him to come down,

help us with this
Victor Vasquez situation.

How's it looking?

Well, I checked in with gang unit,

and apparently Victor's older brother

used to run with the
18th Street gangsters,

until he got jammed up,
started working with us.

And naturally, he hasn't made
too many friends since then.

What's that got to do with Victor?

His brother's cooperation with the cops

has placed the bill in his lap

that he's paying for now.

And the police are going
after whoever did this?

Definitely. Definitely looking into it.

These kind of things just take time.

What am I supposed to tell Victor?

My advice is that you
just tell him to park it.

Just chill till things cool down,

and be on the safe side.


How you doing, Victor?

It only hurts when I breathe.

They're saying you'll be out
in time to get your diploma.

Grandma told you?

In no uncertain terms.

She has a way of getting a point across.

Anyway, if you want, I'd
be happy to drive you.

Thanks, man, but...

I'll get there on my own two feet.

Given what happened, um...

I'm not sure that's a great idea.


I'm not getting bullied.

If they want to stop me,

then they'll have to kill me first.

The rules are simple.

Two contestants, ten
events, winner takes all.

Who's the judge?

I am.

And all decisions are final.

I can live with that.


First up.

- Otis.
- Sorry.


Beverage trivia.


Who goes first? Do you...

- Uh, roshambo you for it.
- Yeah?

- Yeah. Ready?
- Yeah.

- Ro! Sham! Bo!
- One! Two! Boom!


- All right.
- Got it.

All right, uh...

"Grapes and Grains" for 100.

This distilled spirit

is made from a type of grain
closely related to barley.

- What is rye?
- Correct!

I like that, Herrmann.

"Grapes and Grains" for 200.

This wine originated in France,

but is now most commonly
associated with Argentina.

Oh, what is M... Malbec?

- Oh, yeah...
- Okay, all right.

Okay, I will take, uh,
"Grapes and Grains" for 300.

It's our Daily Double.

Filtering this distilled spirit

through sugar maple charcoal

distinguishes it from its cousin.


Um, what is... Tennessee whiskey?

- Oh!
- Oh, oh!

Suck it!

Boom. Boom, boom.

- Hey, pal.
- Hey, J.J.

Check out the spreaders, huh?


Hey, Pouch, hey.

Uh, his mom is due back when, now?

Hour and a half ago.

Well, he's not gonna be a firefighter.

Maybe a dog trainer.

You got a dog at home?

My mom won't let me.

She got bit when she was a kid,
so she's not really into them.

When I was a kid, my old man told me

he never wanted me to be a firefighter

'cause he knew how dangerous the job was.

Day I made squad, never saw Dad so proud.

Sometimes parents don't
know what they want

till they've got it.


This is Chicago, not Kandahar, Chief.

Kids shouldn't have to live like this.

What about that community leader?

The one that brokered the deal

to keep the drugs away from the school?


Kept up his end of the bargain, right?

The police cameras came down,

and they stopped dealing on the corners.

So maybe you could do it again.

Ambulance 61, person
down from unknown causes.

1550 Michigan Avenue.

All right, what do we got?

Tenant's sister called me in a panic.

Uh, they were on the
phone, she heard a thud,

and the line went dead.

- How long ago was that?
- Maybe 15 minutes.

She called me. I called 911.

There, okay.

Fire department!


- Turn her over.
- Okay.

I got a pulse,

but her respirations are only 10.

Hold on.


All right, she's ODing.

Get an IV in. I'll hit her with Narcan.

Pushing 0.4.

It shouldn't take this long, should it?

She's burning up with a fever.

Her skin is dry.

It's got to be something else.


Looks like some sort of abdominal surgery.

All right, she might be
septic from infection.

Give her a fluid bolus.

Come on.

Hey, can you hear me?

- Where am I?
- You're at home.

Who are you?

I'm Jimmy Borrelli, paramedic.

Am I dreaming?

Uh, no.

Ma'am, did you recently have surgery?

I had a tummy tuck.

Oh, my God.

I am so sorry.

Oh, my God, you came in here
and you saw me like this.

Hey, we're gonna get you
to Chicago Med, all right?

Sorry I'm late.

He okay?

Yeah, you?


J.J. was hungry... made him a sandwich.


Took longer than I thought it would.

Something you want to let me in on?

State's attorney won't let me.

Hi, Buster.

- Hey.
- Hey.

Can we get a dog, Mom? Please?

Well, if he's anything like this one,

we might be open for business.

Come on, let's go.

- Okay.
- See ya, bud.

Bye. See ya, Pouch.

Call me after shift, we'll get a drink.

I'll tell you what I can.


Thanks again.

Hey, Sylvie.

Hey, could you, uh, do me a favor?


Could you look at something for me?

It's probably nothing, but...

- Yeah.
- Okay.


Oh, wow.


Did you bang it on
something during a call?

That's the thing, I've
been racking my brain,

and I... I definitely didn't.

- Huh.
- There's, um...

And there's also this.

Yeah, you should definitely
get that looked at.

Oh, my God, are you saying I have cancer?

No, Otis, I'm not saying you have cancer.

I'm saying... get a doctor to look at it

so you don't give yourself an ulcer.

You need me to drive you?

No, I'm good.

I'm Russian.

What does that mean?

I... I don't know, I'm just nervous.

Just do me a favor and
don't tell anybody, okay?


Herrmann's up first.

All right.

What we got there is a Pinot Grigio.

Mer! Negative!

Get out of here!

All right. All right, all right.

- Go ahead, Stella.
- All right.

Chenin blanc.

Advantage, Kidd!

- Yes!
- You stink!


- And now, for the win.
- Okay.

All right.

It's not Sauvignon Blanc, but it's close.



- Way to go, girl!
- Yeah!


What can I say? I got a magic tongue.

- Oh...
- Don't say it.


Hey, what's up?

Hey, you seen, um...
Holloway at the district?

No, why?

Well, she was supposed to meet
me here almost an hour ago.

Well, I can't imagine
she's got a lot of time

for anything outside of
prepping for the Biasso case.

Didn't know about it.

Couple years back, she worked
this undercover narcotics case.

It's a crew of Mexican nationals,

brutally violent, connected
to El Chapo himself.

Two street lieutenants got popped,

but the main guy fled.

Last week, local boys

picked him up on a fugitive warrant.

State's attorney's
calling her in to testify.

- Oof.
- Yeah.

- I gotta run.
- Yeah, thanks.

- Be safe.
- All right.

All right, yeah. That's it.

- Hey, Doc.
- Hey, right in there.

Got to go. Bye.

Hey, uh, even though this is technically

an informal visit, it's still
totally confidential, right?

Yeah. Take your shirt off, Brian.


It's, uh...

not sore to the touch.

I... I'm feeling great lately.

Never better, really.

You have a similar contusion on your hip?

Is that correct?


Same thing.

It's not sore at all.

I'm assuming that's a good thing.

Any night sweats lately?


Excessive fatigue?

- Mm-mm.
- Okay.

You can get dressed.

I'm gonna have you go sign in,

and we'll draw some blood to
rule a few things out, okay?

This is a shot in the dark,

but, uh... I was online,

and I read that easy bruising
is a sign of leukemia.

Is that true?

Hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Yeah. It's cool.

Just be honest with me.

Can be.


Congratulations on the win, alderman.


Appreciate you making
this sit-down happen.

Worked well for both
of us last time, right?

They're in the car?

These cats are shot
callers for 18th Street.

They ain't got a lot of love
for people who help the police.

Step lightly.

Tony, Julio.

Alderman Matt Casey.

Appreciate y'all hearing him out.

The reason that I ran for alderman

is folks were tired of hearing half truths

from politicians who didn't
give a damn about this ward.

I do.

Victor's older brother,
he did what he did.

I can't change that.

But Victor's not his brother's keeper.

Let him out of the house

so he can walk around the neighborhood.

You do that, I'm good for a favor.

Know what I got my eyes on?

Pair of mukluks.

Know how much they cost?


Yeah, that's funny, because I already got

a $300 easy clean deep fryer on order.

- Mm-hmm.
- All right, people.

It's a dead heat.

Whoever wins the last
one walks away the champ.

Places, please!

- Ooh!
- Fastest mai tai wins.

You ready, Mouch?

Marks! Set!


And we're off!

Here we go, here we go,
she's rounding the bend,

rounding the bend, she's blowing it up.

Pouring the liquor in.
We're concerned about rum.

Here we go, some more on Herrmann's side,

and he's up by one,

two, three seconds ahead of Kidd.

Here we go. Kidd is running around behind.

Still neck and neck. Here we go.

Herrmann is still coming in for the first,

Kidd in the second.

Or it could be Kidd in the
first and Herrmann in the second.

Who knows? What do we know?

- He's getting close!
- Nobody knows.

Shake it like a salt shaker.

Here we go; Herrmann
putting down the bottle

and last, a rim with an orange.

Wait a second.


What is this?


What... this is simple syrup.

Not Orgeat.

You need Orgeat to make a mai tai.

You cannot make a mai tai without Orgeat.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the winner is Stella Kidd.

Yes, baby!

Whoo! Whoo! Yes!


Brian. Will Halsted.

Oh, hey, Doc.

Everything okay?

I went to check on your blood work,

and there's no record of you signing in.

Oh, yeah. Yeah, you know, I, uh...

I didn't have time that day, so...

This isn't the sort of
thing you wait around on.

You know the risk.

You need to get this
done as soon as you can.

Ambulance 61.

Person down from unknown causes.

1550 Michigan Avenue.




Is it Groundhog Day,

or am I having a flashback?

Nope. Same place.

Fire department. Someone
call for a paramedic?

In here.

Ugh. Perfume.

You okay, ma'am?

I'm feeling faint.

Yeah, I think you're
gonna be just fine, ma'am.

I'm really embarrassed about
what happened last time.

No, don't be.

120 over 80.

You're as healthy as can be.

- Really?
- Yup.

Am I looking better?

Yeah, you look radiant.

Nah, I'm okay.


Thank you.

Uh... Don't mind me, ma'am.

I'll just start documenting a refusal.

Not sure I'd classify that
as a major medical emergency.

Did she feel your face again?


Did she feel any part of your body?

No, she didn't.

It's not gonna happen.

What are you talking about?

Couple guys from their
crew got rolled up by cops.

- They think...
- You said they were on board.

It went sideways.

What do you want me to tell you?

That kid needs to stay
locked down at his place.

- Thanks for trying.
- Mm.

Hey. How you doing?

Taking him home.

How's the arm?

Won't keep me from walking.

Yeah, uh, listen.

I know we talked about it, but...

you can't walk there, Victor.

- It's too dangerous.
- We live here, you know?

This is our home.

Yeah, I appreciate what you're saying.

- I really do...
- Mr. Casey, my dad...

God rest his soul, but
he used to always say,

"Whenever you're afraid of something,

you go right at it,

or it'll control you for
the rest of your life."

So I will be walking to my graduation.

Where's your mom at?

She said to stay here
with you till she got back.

She was upset.

I could tell.

Well, I'm sure it's no big deal.

I think it has something
to do with her work.

Uh, I tell you what.

I'll check in with her to make
sure everything's all right,

but I'm telling you, it's cool.

- You think?
- Yeah.

Come on. Let's get something to eat.

Truck 81, squad three, ambulance 61,

structure fire. 1800 block.

- You know where the fridge is?
- Yeah.

Okay, we'll be back in a bit, all right?

And, hey, J.J.

Everything's gonna be cool.


Hey! Tell me what happened.

The still just blew up out of nowhere,

sounded like a mortar round.

Your men, are they accounted for?

No, there's two missing.

There was one in a real bad shape.

- And the other one?
- Distillery operator.

He never came out.

Okay, Brett, Jimmy.

You're triage. Engine,
let a hose line out.

Truck, Squad, search and
rescue. There are two missing.

Sev, take the west side.

We'll take the east.

Hey, guys, extinguishers
and stokes, let's move it.

81, silver bullets. Kidd, bring the sked.

- Copy that.
- Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Fire department, call out!

Fire department, call out!

Herrmann! Got anything?

Nothing so far, Lieutenant!

Over there!

He's down here!


Bring the sked over here!

Copy that!

How is he?

I got a pulse, but he's bleeding out fast!

Get him out of here!

Talk to me, Casey.

We got one victim,

critical condition!

Bringing him out now!

This whole place is like
a bomb ready to explode!

Hey! Hey, you!

Hey, he's deaf from the blast!

Hey, Chief, we found our second victim!

His arm's caught in a machine!

We're gonna need a small airbag!

Message received.


Hey, Dawson, we'll be there in 2 minutes!

Set off your PASS device
so we can find you!

Hey! I found the power switch!


What the hell was that?

Some machines, they finish their cycle

when you cut the power!

That would tear his arm
off before we got him free!

Over here, I got him!

Come on! We got to hurry!

This whole place is gonna blow!

Hey, Cruz!

Throw a wedge in that gap!

Nobody touch the power switch,

this could be a full-cycle machine!

Hang on, bud, we'll get you out!

Airbag's ready to go!

Raise it up!

Nice and slow!

We're good!

You can turn the power off now!


Gunny said you wanted to see us?

Come on in, sit down.

How's it working out between you two?

Uh, all good.

What about you, Jimmy?

How you liking being a paramedic?

- Love it.
- Good.

Apparently, you two have
made some fans out there.

Says on the card

that you are welcome for tea anytime.

You care to clarify that?

Yeah, we treated the patient.

Um, she poured some tea. I drank it.

I was documenting a refusal anyway.

It wasn't like a big delay or anything.

But there was a delay.

I was there 5 minutes, tops.

You go on a call,

you treat the victim,

and then you leave.

Am I making myself clear?

Yes, sir.


I was just trying to give
her a little dignity back.

Hang on a sec.

Fair point.


Ready? Up!

Hey, J.J.,

run and grab Pouch
another treat, would you?

Yeah. Come on, Pouch.

Buddy at the district
told me about the case.

You okay?

Surveillance team picked
up something on a wire.

Threats were made.

I... I didn't want to freak J.J. out,

so I brought him here.

No, no problem.

Thank you.

In a couple days, this
will hopefully all be over.

Well... drop him off anytime,

and anything else you
need, you let me know.

- Okay?
- Thank you.

- You okay?
- Yeah.

I love you.

Love you, too, Mom.

All right, already, I'm
getting you your money.

- Don't crowd me.
- Keep it.

Let me manage Molly's for you instead.


I promise you will not regret it.

I will start on base salary.

You guys do group tips or individual?

- Individual.
- Great.

All the better. Look.

I will get your percentages back up.

I got great vendors to bring to the table.

This could really work out.

Or you could pay me $300.


You thinking what I'm thinking?

You get an employee and $300.

I mean, she's basically
paying you for the job.

Talk about a win-win, right?


Wait a minute.

Tell me you two weren't
in cahoots on this.

Pulling some kind of reverse
psychology thing on me?

Herrmann, come on. No way.

He can't walk out of his own house.

Look at the alternative.

Kid has a very determined look
in his eye, which I respect,

but I... I'm also worried about.

With good cause.

Know what?

I've been trying to
solve this as an alderman.

Instead, I'm gonna handle it as a man.


I'll walk him to his graduation.


Alderman Casey.

Call me Matt.

He's not listening to me.


You going?


I'll go with you.

- I don't need a babysitter.
- Yeah, I know you don't.

But I'm walking with you.

I'll get my cap and gown.

Ready when you are, Lieutenant.

Chief Boden once told me,

"A hero's not somebody who's unafraid.

It's the guy who's scared to death

and does what's right anyway."

Thanks, Mr. Casey.

- So?
- Hey.

What did Halsted have to say?

Got my blood drawn that day.

Clean bill of health.

- That's great.
- Yeah.

Isn't it?

See you around.


Excuse me.

Is Matt Casey in?

Uh, yeah.

He's right over there.


Alderman Casey.

Yeah, uh... Matt's fine.

Susan Weller, political consultant.

I work with some of the
biggest names in the party,

and not just in Chicago.


When I saw the YouTube video of you

walking the kid to school, I
knew you were the real deal.

Yeah, his name is Victor Vasquez.

And he's a hero, not me.

I think you've got a
national future ahead of you,

and I'd be happy to help shape it.