Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 4, Episode 20 - The Last One for Mom - full transcript

Severide watches over Detective Holloway's son while she testifies in court as part of an undercover operation, but he's left to deal with the situation due to an unexpected turn of events.

Oh, wow, no, you should
definitely get that looked at.

Draw some blood
to rule a few things out, okay?

Just be honest with me.
You're saying I have cancer?

Let's not get
ahead of ourselves.

- Can I ask you a favor?
- No sweat. What's up?

Give my son
a tour of 51.

Everything okay?

She's prepping
for a narcotics case.

Mexican nationals.
Brutally violent.

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

Susan Weller,
political consultant.

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

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

and I'd be happy
to help shape it.


So, uh,
where you from?

Born and raised.

Where at?

Talcott and Odell.

Dad had a place with a fantastic
view of 90.

No way.

I was Talcott and Nordica.

Could hit the highway
from my bedroom window.

- You're kidding.
- No.

You were three blocks
away from me? [chuckles]

- Yeah.
- Get out.

- Hi.
- Hey.

Sorry, sorry. [sighs]

Parking was a nightmare.

Uh, Susan, this is
Gabriela Dawson, my...


I researched the campaign.

It was hard to find
a photograph

of Alderman Casey without you
standing beside him.

It was Gabby's idea
for me to run.

- Oh, smart girl.
- Did I miss the pitch?

No, but I'll take that
as my cue.

I've worked on 18 campaigns,
had 18 candidates elected.

People tend to think that my
trick is great campaigning,

but it's actually that I always
pick the right horse.

Look, I appreciate
your confidence,

and I don't want
to waste your time.

I ran for alderman
to fix my ward,

not start a
political career.

You don't have
to decide anything now.

I'm just the person you keep
in your back pocket

during your term.

Media strategy, the platforms
you throw your weight behind...

I can give you advice,
but nothing's official

unless there's a campaign.

I think I'm missing
something here.

What exactly would he be
campaigning for?

Pretty much
whatever you want.

Senate, mayor.
Take your pick.

Hey, Kelly.


Have you seen Pouch?

Hey, I love you.

- Love you too.
- Mmm.

- Be nice to Kelly.
- Yeah.

"Pleases" and
"thank yous."



Oh, thank God
that dog was here.

- [Severide chuckles]
- And you, of course.

Thanks again
for doing this.

He got this assignment
at school,

and it just seemed
like the perfect excuse

to keep him at 51.

Like I said, no problem.

- [Holloway sighs]
- Trial starts today?

I go on the stand
in a couple hours.

Things have calmed down.

The sooner I get
this over with,

the sooner my life
goes back to normal.

You sure
you're okay with J.J.?

Yeah, no problem.
I've got him.

- Okay, thanks.
- Yeah.

[J.J.] Want to come up
on the couch?

I brought you something.
Here you go.

Take it.


[dramatic music]


[alarm blares]

[over P.A.] Truck 81, Squad 3,
Ambulance 61.

Structure fire.
190 South Roselle Road.


[siren wailing]



Hey, hey!
There's still someone in there.

- Casey?
- Yeah.

Completely open floor plan.

No interior walls
to navigate.

We go in there,
we're not making it out

before that place

Chief, squad can do
a rope-assisted search.

Ma'am, do you know
all who are inside?

It's just Armand.
We were having an event.

He ran back in.

- Okay.
- Give me two minutes.

I can make it
in and out in time.

Okay, just two minutes.


Rope-assisted search.

Capp, you're on anchor.
I'll take lead.

Cruz, Tony, make sure
you slip your bags

onto the main line.

- Copy that!
- Got it!

Okay, Tony,
you take right.

- Cruz, you stay left.
- Copy that.

Lights on.
Let's go.


[oxygen masks hissing]


Fire Department!
Call out!

[fire crackling]




I got eyes on him,

About 40 feet out.

All right, copy that.
Stay put.

[on radio] Tony,
backtrack towards Cruz.

Copy that.
On my way, Cruz.


This guy's fading fast,

Stay put!
Tony's right behind you.




- Come on.
- [man coughing]

No, I can't leave it.

Hey, come on, guy!
You got to help me out here!

Come on!

- [man groaning]
- Come on!

- [man groaning]
- No, come on!

We got to go!
We got to go!


Lieutenant, I'm off line.

where are you?

[on radio] About 50 feet back
from the main line

with the victim.



Cruz, activate
your PASS alarm.

We'll come find you.

[alarm beeping]

Severide, where are you?

[static sound]
[on radio] In the lead, backtracking.

There's too much interference
with the PASS.

We should go in
and get him, Chief.

No one's going inside.

[PASS beeping]
[static sound]

Get those cannons ready.

[people scream]

Severide, talk to me!
[people scream]


Chicago Fire S04E20
"The Last One for Mom"

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio

Battalion 25 to Main.
We have a mayday emergency.

Mayday! Mayday!

[on radio] Copy that, 25.

All units, keep the air clear
for mayday transmission.

- [man coughing]
- Here they come!

Help him.

Everyone pull back.

Fight it defensively.

Fire them up!

Oh, no.
You can't.

Hey, sir, calm down.

It's going to help you


[man] You don't understand.
[indistinct radio chat]

[indistinct radio chat]

What the hell was that
in there?

You never leave the line
on a rope search.

It was too hot in there.
There wasn't enough time.

Tony would have got
to you in 40 seconds.

We would have been out
in two minutes.

Instead, you had us
sticking around for four.

that man was fading.

Yeah, and that
two minutes

could have cost him
his life or ours!

I thought that I could
get back on the li...

Just shut up
and listen to me.

I'm telling you...
you messed up.

You made a mistake.

So what'd you think
about Susan?

Little slick, right?

I mean, she seems pretty great
at her job, but I don't know.

Sometimes you meet people,

and you don't believe
a word they say.

Like, they actually
practice every line

before they say it.

You didn't... You didn't
like her, did you?

can you close the door?

[clears throat]

This came in the mail today.

Oh, my...
Oh, my God.

This has to be like...


- Are you kidding me?
- Nope.


Ten grand?
Oh, my God.

Is this a...
Is this a bribe?

I think so.

Holy... this is actually
a bribe?

Weird thing is,
there weren't any instructions.

Well, there's a name.

Cartman Development.

Never even heard
of them.

Yeah, they must want
to change that.

I guess
I should call Antonio.

Yeah, I'd say so.

You know what?

I think I should
congratulate you.


Pretty sure that makes you
a true Chicago politician.


This "Day in the Life"
video project

should explore
an important career.

One-on-one interviews
should focus

on why the subject
chose this career,

what a typical day
looks like,

and why their job
is important.

Anything else?


I was going to interview CPD,

but my mom said you guys
might be interesting.

You don't have to
if you don't want to...

Hey, you kidding, kid?

You get these schmucks

you won't be able
to get them to shut up.


Here, come on.

[Pouch whimpering]

Here you go.

Come on, Pouch.

You know,
if not for a human,

I'd risk it for a pet...

you know, something
with four legs,

but there is no way

I'm going back in for art.

What did it even
look like?

I don't know, okay?

I never even heard
of that place.


Trickster Art Gallery's
a Chicago staple.

Hell of a lot of Native American
culture in there.

Shame it got destroyed.

All right, everybody.
Listen up.

I've got an important
announcement to make.

All of us here will be
traveling next month

to the annual firefighting
and leadership conference in...

wait for it...

Las Vegas.

- Hey, nice.
- Right?

What are you talking about?

Oh, I've completely
arranged it.

We got, uh...
We got three days in Vegas.

Um, we're going to throw in
a few training seminars

just to balance it out.

Who's in?
Who's in?

All you got to do
is say yes.

- Yes.
- Yes!

I don't know what you did
to swing this, Otis,

but count me in.

Hey, all you got to do

is sign your name
to the list.

Otis is going
to take care of the rest. [chuckles]

Here you go.

All right.
We'll collect payment later.


I thought
you had arranged it.

Yeah, I mean,
it'll cost us.

So what exactly
did you arrange?

The sign-up list.
Come on, guys.

Hey, it's the trip
of a lifetime!

You only live once.

I was a paramedic first,

and then I thought
I would want to be a doctor,

but I don't know. [sighs]

Sometimes who you are
sneaks up on you.

Finds you and sinks
its teeth in.

[sirens wailing in distance]

[door clicks opened]

Okay. What's next?
[door clicks closed]

Why is firefighting
so important?

What's going on?

Detective Holloway's
been shot.

They're prepping her for surgery
now at Med.

What happened?

We believe the shooter
was stationed

across from
the courthouse.

As soon as Holloway
pulled up, shots were fired.

- It was a hit?
- Yes.

She said you guys
cleared the threat.

That things had calmed down.

We thought so.

I'll get J.J.
I'll take him to Med.

No, you can't.

For now, Chicago Med's
on lockdown.

This guy had
a getaway car waiting.

He's in the wind.

He finds out he didn't finish
the job, he might come back.

I can't let J.J.
anywhere near Med.

Officer John Lucas.
I'm with peer support.

I contacted Holloway's
emergency contact,

a sister in California.

With the circumstances,
she asked that we not tell J.J.

what happened until
after she arrives.

What do we do
in the meantime?

I'll take J.J.
for the day...

go to a movie,
get some lunch, keep him busy.

No, that kid's a smart kid.

As soon as you take him
away from here,

he's gonna know
something's wrong.

He's been hanging out in here
for three shifts.

I know him.
He trusts me.

We'll have
to provide protection.

Squad cars can be
stationed out front.

[dramatic music]

So J.J.'s aunt really didn't
want us to tell him anything?

Yeah, she's about
six hours out.

Six hours.
All right.

Well, that's plenty of time
to make the best damn video

that this third grade's
ever seen,

so if we're not out on call
or doing drills,

we should all be
on J.J. duty.

We can give this kid
a good day.

[chairs scraping]

Chief, I can't leave
the firehouse today.

I've got Connie calling
for a relief, Lieutenant.

- She'll be here soon.
- Thank you.

- She'll be all right.
- Yeah.



You wanted to see me,

Yeah, come on in.

Just had a phone call
from a Liz Brexel...

woman from the art gallery.

How's Armand?

He's gonna be fine,

but Liz is asking for the names
of the firefighters

who pulled him out,
and she is being insistent.

I've pushed her off
for now,

but you have got
to know

this might come back.

Those extra minutes
we spent outside

we could've spent
attacking that fire.

Severide's already spoken to you
about this call, right?


You don't need
to hear it from me.


There are two kinds
of mistakes.

There is the inevitable,
and then there are the ones

that you could have
just avoided.

Listening to orders...

that stops the latter.

Listen up, guys,
you'll be happy to know

that the Firefighting
and Leadership Conference board

have agreed to let teach
a four-hour seminar

called "Lead From the Front,"

which'll give us free passes
to the conference

and free meals
for three days.

So we're still paying
for most of the trip,

and now we're working?

I like the name.

Oh, thanks, man.


Hey, Otis, did you ever hear
any follow-up from Dr. Halstead?

Why would I hear
a follow-up?

It's normal.

Doctors call back to check
how you're doing.

Yeah, but like I told you,
it wasn't anything,

so... [pouring liquid]
why would I need a follow-up?

[sighs deeply]

- Hey.
- Hey.

Why were there cops

Uh, just checking in.

We're helping them out
with a case.

Okay, so who's next?

When did I fall in love
with this job?

I was even doing it.

When I was a kid, we had
firefighters come to our school.

They came with all the gear,
the truck.

They even let us climb up top,
and, yeah, I knew right then.

I'm proud of what I do,

of this job.
Of the people.

There is no more honorable way
to spend your life.

Sometimes when you help
somebody else,

you help yourself too.



Is there anyone else
I can talk to?

Yeah. Capp, beat it.

- I haven't answered yet.
- Beat it.

Brett, please.

Could we call
my mom first?

Uh, she's... she's really busy
right now, bud.

What if we call
in a little while?

Can we just try her?
She always answers when I call.

[alarm blares]
[over P.A.] Ambulance 61, injured child.

- 1395 Wells street.
- Sorry.

[siren chirps]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

I gave them their two-minute
water break,

and Sally just came back
acting wrong.

Okay, um,
do me a favor.

Will you get all of these girls
to go outside?

- Thank you.
- Come on, girls.

All right, tell me
exactly what's going on.

We were at the bar.
She kept stumbling.

She's not talking.

I can never
get her to stop talking.

Hey, Sally?
I'm Jimmy.

That's a real cool tutu
you got there.

Hey, can you look at me?

All right,
her breathing is a bit shallow.

Any asthma?

No, nothing on her sheet.

I called her mom,
had to leave a message.

Sally, we're going to put
a really cool mask on you now,

- okay?
- Sweetie...

Katie, everything's
gonna be okay.

Um, Olivia, will you just
be sure to...

You feeling okay?
Is something wrong?

Sally did something
really bad.

What did she do?


[unzips bag]

Sally drank this.

She thought
it was candy.

Oh, my God.

60% alcohol.

let's get an IV going.

All right, sweetie.
Here you go.

Oh, damn it.
It blew.

Sally, can you look at me?

Brett, pupils are blown.

BP's 110 over 90.

This is not alcohol.

[gasps, grunting]

All right, we need versed
to control the seizing.

BP's too high.
You're going to have to drill.


Come on, sweetie,
let's go.

Fast and steady.



- All right, there you go.
- Thanks.

- Versed's in.
- Okay.

She's still seizing.

What do we got?

Six-year-old girl.

- Signs of a brain bleed.
- GCS is 7. We have IO access.

- Hey, Dr. Halstead.
- What's up, guys?

- Any news on Holloway?
- Still in surgery.

You guys are our first call
as soon as she's out.

- Thanks.
- Yeah.

Uh, Jimmy, I'll meet you back
at the ambo, okay?

Um, do you have
a second?

- Yeah, come on.
- Okay.

Um, Otis mentioned that he never
made it to an appointment.

Blew you off?

Yeah. I usually don't need
to leave six voicemails

for somebody to get
their blood drawn.

He didn't get
his blood drawn?

Did I just step
into something?

Uh, no, no.
It's all good.

Thanks, Dr. Halstead.

Sylvie, he's your friend?


The guy needs to let me
run some tests.

Do your best
to get him here.

These aren't terrible.
Is that kale?

Excellent guess.

Actually, that's a little bit of
Swiss chard and cayenne pepper.

My wife taught me
the trick.

And that's how her mother
used to make them...

Alderman Casey?

Yes? Can I help you?

Al Nelson.

I'm with the Board of Ethics.

I'm here to discuss
the bribe you received.

I didn't realize the Board
of Ethics would be involved.


You know what
the Board of Ethics does?

A politician gets
a bribe in Chicago,

I'm usually their first call.

Oh, well, I, uh...

Didn't realize that.

[clears throat] I haven't been
a politician very long.

Listen, this isn't really
the best place to...

I'll only be a minute.

I just have a few questions.

When did you receive the bribe?
[pouring liquid]

Start of shift.

And you turned
the bribe in?

Couple hours after that.

Who would you suspect
of bribery?

There was a name on the box:
Cartman Development.

I know.
Anybody else?

No one's approached you yet?

I'm sorry, Al,
you don't need to sit.

I'm actually
on shift right now.

It'd be more appropriate

to deal with this
during my office hours,

or you can contact
the CPD.

I already gave them
all this information.

Of course.

The CPD.

I'll contact them
straight away.

What made you want to do
your project on the CPD?

everyone knows me there,

and they're really nice.

Sometimes they let me look
through the evidence locker.

There's some crazy stuff
in there.

I'm probably gonna be a cop.

My mom says I don't
have to decide yet,

but I'm pretty sure.

That's cool.

She likes you.

Your mom?

She calls you Kelly.

Ever since my dad died,

she calls almost
every guy "nitwit,"

but you're just Kelly.

I like her too.

- Really?
- Yeah.


That's cool.

So... when's
she picking me up?

I think towards
the end of shift.

You sure?

I thought she said 4:00.

Come on.
Let's go to the kitchen.

We'll get Pouch
some real dinner.

Okay. Hey, Pouch.
[Pouch breaths heavily]

Come on,
let's get you something.

Is that the Trickster Art

I'm looking into it.

Just got to know
what's what.


[cover thuds]

My first year on truck,

I was so pumped
to get into a fire

that I forgot to open
the air cylinder on my SCBA.


That was a mistake.


Are you sure
you made a mistake?


If I would have waited
for backup,

we would have gotten
out of that fire

two minutes earlier.

The guys would have been
out of there sooner.

That man would have inhaled
a lot less smoke.

We might have even
saved the building.

- But you got him out.
- [Cruz sighs, pats his legs]

I shouldn't be making
mistakes anymore.

Look, I'm sure Severide
reamed you out, right?

- Huh.
- Look.

Honestly, that guy
operates on his gut

80% of the time.

He wasn't you in there.

He didn't see
what you saw,

what you felt.

Sometimes it's your call.


Our job is not
black and white.

Whoa, whoa, hey.
That's per night?

I thought we were
talking weekly here.

Well, how many people
can we squeeze inside

of a standard room?

Yeah, okay.
Well, you know what?

Let me call you back.
All right, bye.

What's going on?

You bailed on
your blood work?

I didn't bail.

I just, uh, haven't gone yet.

It's exactly
the same thing.

No, it's not.

Listen, my cousin Stas
in Omsk,

he waited till he was 33
to ever see a doctor.

Okay, Otis, you have
to find out what's going on.

You're not a kid.

I shouldn't have
to explain this to you.

This could all be nothing!

Or it could be something,

Let's just get Vegas
straightened out and, you know...

Who cares about Vegas?

I do. I care.

Do you think
Detective Holloway thought

she was going to get shot
when she woke up this morning?

I can't control
what happens tomorrow,

but I can enjoy today,

so we're going to Vegas.

You cannot compare yourself
to Holloway.

You need to get the test.

I don't know how much
clearer I can be.

I don't want to know.

[knocking on door]

Oh, hey, Al.
You forget something?

I talked to the CPD
like you requested.

They mentioned that
you thought the box

may have been here
a few days.

The money was
with my mail.

It could have come in
off shift.


I checked the company
on the box.

It doesn't exist.

- Okay.
- Okay?

Al, I'm getting
the feeling

you're not just here
to investigate the bribe.

I turned the money in.


You turned in
the $10,000

three days
after you got it.

You didn't turn it
into the BOE.

You turned it into
your cop buddy in intelligence.

I wasn't cutting any corners.

I'd really like to sit
and talk about this,

but I already
turned the paperwork in

for a full investigation.

I meet with the Inspector
General 3:00 tomorrow.

You should be there.

Everything worked out?

Are you sure
you want to call her?

Al Nelson?

Al plays poker with
your predecessor Becks

three times a week.

There's no way he takes this
easy on you.

I got a bribe.

I turned it in... same day.
I did nothing wrong.

I'm not saying you did,

but I doubt this
was actually a bribe.

It's more likely someone's
looking to jam you up.

Maybe a contractor?

I tried to run a company
out of a city contract.

We might never know for sure.

I want to find out
who it was.

It doesn't matter
who it was.

Someone gave you
a clean box of cash

so Al would pin you down
in an investigation.

The bell's already been rung.

All you need to worry about now
is us un-ringing it.


I move things around.


Yeah, you got your
awe-inspiring saves,

your death-defying

your being a hero,
but the real,

you know,
golden reason?

The raison d'et...
The raison d'et...

What do they call it?

Just answer the question,

Okay, all right.
All right.

the honest-to-God reason

why so many rabble-rousing,
grade A misfit dingbats

like you and me
get the firefighting bug?


Severide, Boden's office.

Hey, how about you and me...
we fire up this bad boy

and see what we can
start cutting?

[saw whirring]

[door shuts]

[suspenseful music]

She didn't make it.

She went into acute
respiratory distress.

Doctors tried
to get her BP up.

They transfused,
but Bianca...

They did
everything they could.

What about J.J.?

Mary Holloway's
about an hour-and-a-half out.

We still need
to respect her wishes.

She is J.J.'s
primary caretaker now.

- I can't lie to that kid.
- You don't need to lie.

You're just giving him
some more time.

Two more hours until
his life changes completely.

I can take J.J.
for a few hours, and then...

No, no, no.


I told Bianca
I'd take him for the day.

I'll do it.

[somber music]


[door closes]

You choose a job
like this,

you learn to live
in every moment.

There's a hell of a lot
of people out there

who never figure that out.

I don't think
we can say "hell."

Heck of a lot of people out...
The job just teaches you

how to enjoy every day
while you can.


You almost got everyone?


I haven't got you yet.


Do you ever wish

you were anything
other than a fireman?

Uh, sure, yeah.

I've thought about
other jobs.

Sometimes being
a firefighter is, uh...

You know when something
bad happens...

that feeling you get
right in your stomach?

Well, sometimes that
happens on calls


sometimes bad things
happen to good people,

and we can't fix it.

The job is to help
as much as we can,

and then... then I just try
and remember

somewhere down the line,

those good people
will be okay again.

I wasn't expecting you
so soon.

- Are you all right?
- Yeah.

I could just use
some good news.

Lead the way.

I took care of it.

- What do you mean?
- I spoke with Al.

He's going to contact
the CPD.

Since the money was actually
a private donation

to a charity in your ward,

it will be pulled from evidence
and donated directly.

Turns out there was
never any bribe.

All I need from you is the name
of a charitable foundation.

The 100 Club of Chicago.

The money should go
to families

who lost someone
in the line of duty.

- Okay.
- Okay.

And, uh, what do I owe you
for the consulting?

Think of it as a favor.

No, no, no.
I'll pay.

I've gotten
enough favors lately.

I gave you my card.

I wanted you to have it.

This morning,

when I said you could have any
campaign you wanted,

I know you
thought of something.

I think it was only
for a second,

but I could tell.

Whatever you saw, however
far-fetched you think it was,

I can get you there.

[clears throat] Uh, Liz, right?

How can I help you?

I wanted to bring
you something.

You know that gallery?

Armand worships
that place.

His stubborn ass would have kept
trying to save everything.

If it weren't for you,

I think he would have
died in there.

I wanted you to have this.

The piece is my favorite,

and each feather was donated
by a Native American veteran.

It's hundreds of stories
just woven into one.

I just wanted to thank you.

We didn't lose anything
important in there.

We share our stories.

We'll always create more.

Thank you.


[Boden] Severide.

Just got off the phone
with Commander Crowley.

CPD have got the shooter.

Man's in custody.

That's good to hear,

I just thought of something

that might be good
for your video.

You want to go see it?

- Yeah.
- Come on.

All right,
one foot at a time.

Almost there.

All right.

How's that
for a last shot?



[gentle music]


- Huh?
- Yeah.


Guess the video's done.

Just one more interview left.

I thought
you got everyone.

I'm saving the last
one for Mom.

It's supposed to be the day
in the life of a local hero.

[sirens wailing]

Who's that?

Is that my mom?

Hi, Mary.
I'm Kelly Severide.

Is J.J. ...
Is he okay?

Yeah, he's okay.
He's inside.

He's been keeping me

I was sitting on the plane,

and I was thinking over and over
the best way to tell him,


God, now I just can't...
I can't remember a thing.

Would, um...
Would you mind being in there,

just in case I can't
get the words out or something?

Of course.

If you want me in there,
I'm there.

[whispering] Okay.

[indistinct chatter on TV]

Aunt Mary!

What are you doing here?


I came here to see you.


Have you met
my friend Kelly?

Come on, guys.
We can go in here.


[J.J.] Why are you

[Mary] I have something
to tell you.

Your mom...
was at work

and she was shot.

[somber music]


- [J.J.] It's not true.
- [Mary] I am so, so sorry.


No! You're lying.

She'll be here
soon. [crying]

She's going to
pick me up.

[Mary] No, she won't.


[Pouch whimpers]



Thanks for helping me today.


See you, Pouch. [sniffles]


[Pouch whining]

I think the dog
decided for us.


[whispers] Is it okay if
the dog stays with you guys?

- [J.J. crying]
- Come on.


I was thinking maybe you could
take Pouch for a while.

Look after her.

She really seems
to listen to you.

My mom really liked her.

She did.

Since Pouch is part
of this family,

that means you are too.

Come back any time
you want, okay?

You want to talk,
you call me.


All right.

[engine turns over]


What's that?


Job's not black and white.

That's the gray.

[Severide] So after interviewing
everybody here today,

do you still want
to be a cop?

[exhales sharply] Probably.

I mean, cops get
to catch the bad guys,

and besides,
my mom is a cop.

She says
once she started,

she knew she never wanted
to do anything else...

till me.

She just wants to be
a cop and a mom.

- Got it?
- Got it.

Sync and corrected by
Gianluca Belfiglio