Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 4, Episode 23 - Superhero - full transcript

Dawson hopes to foster Louie while a dangerous structure fire puts a member of Firehouse 51 in a dangerous situation.

I could get used to this.

- Stella?
- What are you doing here?

I felt so lonely. I can't
survive without you.

Alderman Casey, Susan Weller.
Political consultant.

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

and I can get you there.

I might actually have a shot

at fostering Louie after all.

- What?
- You two have a connection.

I won't let that go unnoticed.

I can't stop going over it in my head.


Chief never makes the decision lightly.

Well, he was dead wrong!

Hey, Chief.

Do you really need
these by end of shift,

or can we think on them some?

On my third shift as candidate on Truck,

we lost Mikey Philo
in the Superior fire.

We all got back to the house,

pulled off our turnout gear,
put on our work boots.

Mikey's boots had just stood
untouched for a month

That was a reminder.

These are about having no regrets.

So... end of shift, please.

It was tougher than I expected.

Yeah, well, it's a tradition
worth bringing back.


Hey, sorry I'm late, guys.

Um, let's go talk in my office.

If it's all the same to you,
I'd like to get changed

and get to work.

Okay, go get dressed.

It goes without saying, people,

we are here for him, whatever he needs.

Dawson, someone here to
see you, apparatus floor.

Hey, Ms. Cantrell.

I was on my way in and
realized I'm still waiting

for an update on your living situation.

I know. I'm close.

Just dotting a couple of "I" s.

I'm under pressure to place
Louie with a family.

- Okay...
- This week.

I'm looking at an apartment
as soon as shift's over

that's be perfect for us.

Give me three, four days tops,

and I'll be ready for a home inspection.

I sympathize. I do.

But there are other worthy
foster families in line,

and for the child's well-being,
I can't delay any longer.

Two days.


Ambulance 61, emergency upgrade.

- I'll make it work.
- EMS plan one...

Jimmy, are you sure about this?

Yeah, let's go.



♪ ♪

All right, let me know
when you guys are done.

Jimmy, hey.

I'm sorry.

Jimmy, come on.

Borrelli, I'm sorry about your brother.

Thanks, Chief.

Where do you need us, Chief Hatcher?

I've got some smoke inhalation
victims over there by 152.


- Okay?
- Everybody okay?

Belzer, Grimes, do you copy?


Set him down.

The floor gave away. We
found him in the hallway.

He looks pretty clean.

How far was he from the collapse?

About 50 feet.

I'm not getting a pulse.

He's having a heart attack.

- I'm gonna start compressions.
- Okay.

- Is he dying?
- No way.

Come on, man. Come on.

- Hey, Jimmy, slow down.
- Borrelli, calm down.

- Breathe.
- Jimmy. Jimmy.


Jimmy, stop.

Hey, hey, look at me.

Look at my face. I
need you to calm down.

Just breathe. Nice steady rhythm.

I'm gonna put the pads on him.
We've got this.

All right, guys, pull him out.

♪ ♪

He's in V-fib. Charging.



All right, there it is. Pulse is good.

Sinus tach. Let's get him on the rig.


Hey, how goes the hunt for Chez Dawson?


I'm waiting on my realtor.

We're supposed to see a place
the day after tomorrow,

but I... I've got to see it sooner.

- What are these?
- Backups.

Caesarstone countertops. Fancy.

300 over budget.

Ooh, you know what?

This is a crazy idea, but Cindy and I,

we got an in-law apartment
above our garage.

You would actually evict
that family of bats?

No, I appreciate it, guys, but
I'm looking for something

that's already set up and ready to go.

All right.

There is a simpler solution.

Move back in with me.

Severide will understand,

and the place will look
great to the DCFS.

Matt, no.

We both know that's not what you want.



Yeah. Okay.

Okay, great.

They can show the place
right now if I...

Yeah, go.

Thank you. I'm on my way.

- What? Oh, my God.

Uh-oh. Who's in trouble?


Ohh, who do you think?

Grant's been texting nonstop
since I didn't go to his gig.

He still using?

Mm, four minutes ago:

"I hope you burn to death slowly."

Hmm, two minutes ago:

"I'm sorry, baby. I love you."

You want me to talk to him?

Given our history, I think
you're probably the last person

that he wants to talk to.

Oh, but what can you do?

You know, this whole thing
is making me really tense.


And, you know, like,
my neck and my back.

Oh, sounds rough.

Maybe you should come over after shift.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.


- Hey.
- Hey.

Just who I came to see.

I've got good news.

Yeah, what's that?

The State Appropriations Committee

is holding a three-day summit to
discuss public safety issues,

and you are now an official invitee.

And somehow this is good news?

Yes, because the Director
of Emergency Management

will be there, and getting
real face time with him

is crucial if you want to make inroads

in updating Chicago's 911 system.

She's not wrong. It would go a long way.

I already booked a pair of rooms

with stunning parking lot views
at the Springfield Marriott.

The neighborhood's safe,

and the folks in 4B have two
little ones of their own.

It's perfect.

And with the park across the street,

you two'll be spending all of
your time outside in the summer.

How much?

It's a little more than you
said you could afford.

In fact, it's a lot more.

I'll take it.


♪ ♪

Just want to say, Danny was family.

That makes you family, too, brother.

Anything you need.

Thanks, Paul.

You guys meant the world to Danny too.

I'll walk you out.

Hey, I wanted to ask you

about the choices that
were made that day.

You mean by Boden?

And that extra minute?

The building was coming down.

We all saw it.

It's all I can do not
to drive over there

and punch him in the mouth.

If you want to get out
from under that bastard,

I'll sign your pink myself,
transfer you here.

Application's in, which it
should be a rubber stamp.

So that means it's all
about the home inspection.

I sincerely offered my
place to make it work,

and you dismissed it flat.

I'm trying, Gabby.

Well, don't.

You shouldn't have to try.

I'm gonna do what's right for Louie,

and that starts with giving him a home

where he feels incredibly wanted.

- Like Boden said, no regrets.
- That's not fair.

Be honest with yourself, Matt.

I want something that you don't.

I'm ready, and you're not.

It's not a crime,

and it doesn't make you
any less of a man.

I'll be off next shift.

There's a summit on public
safety in Springfield,

and Susan wants me to go.



Sounds fun.


Ah, close the door. Have a seat.

Coming back to work after
a loss like yours,

is never easy.

There's no right time
or wrong time to do it.

Now is the right time.

Well, I can appreciate
you feel that way.



I got a phone call from Chief Hatcher.

He said that you were pretty aggressive

in your last run.

I need your head working
as much as your heart.

Focus, clarity.

That saves lives.

We saved a life today.

What about you?

Excuse me?

I was just thinking that as a chief

you do a lot of telling
people what to do

without actually doing
very much yourself.

Anything else?


Leave it open.

Deputy District Chief's Office, please.

It's Wallace Boden.

Chief Tiberg? Yes.

We need to talk about Jimmy Borrelli.


Oh, my God, what are you doing here?

Well, up until about ten seconds ago,

I had the bang-up idea of forgiving you

for not coming to my show, and...
I don't know...

maybe sweeping you off your feet,

but now I know exactly what's going on.

Are we really having
this conversation again?

You're disgusting.

- What?
- You're nasty.

You... you... have a nice life, Stella.

Have a real great life, you know,

'cause I was just fine before you,

and I'm gonna be fine long after you.

That's for sure.

Just some bitch I used to nail.

- That's all.
- Okay.

Safe to say he got the message.

Looks like he took it well.

Okay, all right, let's
talk about anything,

anything at all besides me.

Home study with the DCFS inspector

scheduled for tomorrow, check.

Realtor on her way with the
lease right now, check.

Gabriela Dawson kicking
ass and taking names.

- Check, check.

Good luck.

Casey's in Springfield?

Saving the world as usual.

Need I remind you you wanted him

to run for alderman.

Yeah, I know.

But you want him here?

Not if he doesn't want to be here.



I'm afraid I have some bad news.


I really tried to change his mind.

- Whose?
- The landlord's.

He's gonna give the
apartment to his daughter.

She just graduated from college.


Give me a couple of days to dig.

I'll find something else. I promise.



Don't... don't worry about that door.

We'll get that fixed up, no problem.

Yeah, so it might need a little TLC

but nothing we can't handle, right?

Hey, when's that inspector coming by?

Uh... 6:00 p.m.



All right. Okay, well, you know,

it might not be a Gold Coast penthouse,

but, you know, it's got a special charm

about it, you know.



Ahh, I should've warned you about that.


You know, just got to get
rid of this dust, you know,

get past that broken door,
move some stuff around.

I won that stupid monkey at Navy Pier,

and I'll be damned if it wasn't

every one of my kids' favorite toy.

There's something about it.

This place is perfect, Herrmann.

Thank you.

No problem, kid.

Anything for you.

I'm calling in reinforcements.

- We've got four hours.
- Ah...

We can do this. We have to.

Not standing here like a
bunch of boobs we can't.

Let's go, people.

We're right down the
hall from each other.

- Okay.
- And here we go.

Senators Reynard and
Twigg and Mark Hanson,

who's the director of
Emergency Management.


Director Hanson, you
owe me a phone call.

And a Glenlivet on the rocks.
Hello, Susan.

This is Alderman Matt Casey,

the Chicago firefighter
I told you about.

Oh, yes, heard amazing things about you.

All lies, all lies.

Don't you firefighters have
some kind of easy schedule?


♪ ♪

We're 24 on, 48 off.

Three-day work week. Must be nice.

When we're not running
into burning buildings,

I guess it is nice, sure.

These guys do amazing work.

We're going to grab lunch.
You should join us.

We should.

Matt wants to talk to you
about the 911 system.

That's right, I would.

Sounds like we better get that
scotch with the appetizers.



Gabby, this is Marvin.

He'll be doing the evaluation.

Yes, hi.

Thank you so much for coming today.


Oh, excuse me.

You got this.

I'm not sure what good
brown-nosing would do,

but Gabriela Dawson is the
most incredible woman I know.


♪ ♪

So you know, there's another family.

the Gambrells.

They have three foster kids currently,

and they're ready to
take Louie tomorrow.


Well, I'm ready to take Louie right now.




(SNIFFS) Is that paint?

Yeah, yes.

We just touched it up a little bit.

I wanted everything to
be perfect for Louie.

Oh, here, let me give
you a hand with that.

I was in a jam.

I had an apartment lined up,

but it fell through,
and my friends rallied

to get this place the best they could

with the time that we had.

And I know it needs a lot of work,

but believe me when I say
that my firehouse family

made a miracle happen today.

And it's just a taste of
the love Louie's gonna get

once he comes home here with me.

Okay, thank you.

We'll be in touch.

- Hey.
- There you are.

Director Hanson heard you were a golfer.

Wants to invite you out to Medinah.

Good. And the 911 system?

You've got his support, but
now you've got to convince

the appropriations committee.



Jimmy, come on in.

I want to talk to you about Danny.

As do I.

I had a conversation with Chief Tiberg.

He and I both thought that
maybe the best way to keep

your brother's memory alive
would be for you to take

Danny's badge number for your own.

That is, if you're interested.

And we can present the badge
officially at the memorial.

Okay, Jimmy.

I know you're going over
that day in your head.

I'm doing the same thing,

but that's how we all improve.

That's how future lives are saved.

One minute.

That is what you said,
and it got him killed.

Your brother thought he heard someone.

He made a choice to go back in.

I as chief made a choice to let him.

- A choice?
- Yeah.

Just like I made the choice
to come in and get you.

Your brother made a sacrifice

for something that he believed in.

And he died a hero.

All right.


Oy, first shift back you're
gonna treat me like that?

Mail-order B12 shots.

Brain cells are growing
like winter wheat

and spring has sprung.

- What?

Hey, did you guys hear that
old McGill at 22 retired?

He wasn't that old.

Wasn't that old? Crusty old bastard.

He slept in his turnout pants
so he wouldn't be the last guy

on the engine if the
bells went off at night.

- Who the hell does that?


What is it?

I don't know. Something's wrong.

Who? Grant?

Hello, Grant?

Wait. Slow down.

Grant, you're not making sense.


Damn it.

Stella, talk to me.

He's on something.

We're on the same account.

I can use "find my phone."

Lincoln Park.


♪ ♪

Fan out.





We need a stretcher on
the north footbridge.

Oh, my God.

Shallow breathing, pinpoint pupils.

All right, let's get him elevated.

- Grant.

I need two milligrams of Narcan.

I'll get an IV going.

Grant, just listen to my voice.

Stay with me, okay?

Can you hear me? Grant.

He's not responding.
Still not breathing.

I'm gonna push two more.

♪ ♪

Pushing two now.


Okay, okay, we got you.

Let's get him up.



Did I...



You need help, Grant.

I need you.

No, you need to get clean.

You... you don't know
how hard it is for me.

You have no idea.

Stop. Stop.

I am done with the excuses.

You're done?

- Yeah.
- All right.

Then leave.

- Grant...
- (SHOUTS) Leave!

Leave! Get the hell out of here!





Dr. Charles, um...

Look, Stella, rock bottom
always looks ugly.

Doesn't mean it's the end.

You absolutely did your
part getting him here.

I want you to try and let him go for now

and let us do our thing.

Promise to keep you informed, okay?


- Thank you.
- Of course.

The OEMC Director says maybe
they can start the upgrades

in three months, so by
this time next year,

the 911 system should
have a complete overhaul.

(LAUGHS) Well, that is
fantastic news, Alderman.

(LAUGHS) And things there?


Uh, you haven't spoken to her?

We left it up in the air.

Well, there is no news on that front.

You just finish up your
job there in Springfield

and we will hold down the
fort here in the meantime.

Sounds good. Thanks, Chief.


You wanted to see me, Chief?

Yeah, come on in.

Can you please explain to me

why I still do not have
a letter from you?

This is a...

this is a very complicated
time right now.

I just want to do it right.

Gabby, if I push...

It's because I care.

I know, Chief.

So how'd I do?

I've been saying it for months.

You're a natural. Phew.


Matt, you've got a way about you.

All the cynicism and phoniness

that's part of the game
just rolls right off you.

It's a very attractive quality.

When it comes to building
political allies, I mean.


How about a run for state Senate?

There's a seat opening up in the fall,

and I wouldn't bring it up if
I didn't think it was real.

The truth is,

Susan, my future...

independent of being an alderman
and being a firefighter,

it's just...

it's all uncertain right now.

I understand

and I want to assure you...

I'm here when you say yes.



Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambo 61,

Structure Fire, 4738 North Avenue.




Mouch, come on.

Wake up.

Mouch, hey.



Yep, yep, yep.

Let's go!



♪ ♪

Okay, 51, get a line in there.

Squad, start on the top floor.

Truck, fifth floor.
Get that roof vented.

Copy that.

Hey, Otis, Mouch, to the roof.

Dawson, Kidd, you're with me.

♪ ♪


Hey, we got one on the stairs here!

- Let's go!

Hey! Hey! I got her.

You two clear the floor.


♪ ♪

Clear this one!

♪ ♪


One more, then we're out.

Top floor is clear, Chief.

Work your way down, Squad.

Copy that.

Check that.

Everyone out now.

The fire's moving up too quickly.

Copy that, Chief.

Copy that, Chief.

Go back!

Mayday! Mayday!

Fifth floor corner unit,
northeast corner.

Don't have much time.
Fire's moving quickly.

Northeast corner?

This is Mouch. We can drop a lifeline.

Then do it!

And get that ladder over there now.

We're good.

You first.

- No.
- Hey, no arguments!

I got seniority, and I
call the shots! Go!

♪ ♪

(SOFTLY) Okay.

Come on. Come on.

This place is gonna go, Chief.

Gabby, get on that line
and get out of there.


- Watch it!
- We got you.


Dawson, talk to me.


♪ ♪

There she is!



Hold on, Dawson!


- Hold on.

Hang on. I gotcha. Come on.


Yeah, I gotcha.

I gotcha.

I'm okay.




♪ ♪



You'll make a great mom.



Hey, Stace.

Hey, you guys, how you holding up?

Well, this is everything

that was in his locker, you know?

Look, if there's anything I can do,

you know, watch the kids or...

I heard from the guys at 67, Jimmy.

The rumors.

What kind of rumors?

That your chief made a bad call,

that Dan shouldn't have
been in that building,

that he didn't have to die.

Is it true, Jimmy?


Hey, they are just rumors, Stace.

Danny died a hero.


I just don't know what
I'm do gonna, Jimmy.

Hey, come here. Come here.

I don't know what I'm gonna do.

This is your new home.

Come on.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


Dear Louie, Chief Boden
asked us to write letters

to a loved one in case something

ever went wrong on a call.

I had the hardest time
writing this letter,

until you came into my life.


I've given up a lot to get where I am,

but when I look at you,

I know it was all worth it.

I want you to know that
the life I've lived,

the sacrifices I made,

it was in the service of helping others.

Sacrifice is the hardest
of all human actions,

but anyone who puts on a
uniform to help others

knows it's also the most important.

We pay a price for our service.


Where's the kid?

Don't know.

And sometimes that price
is beyond our limits.


You were amazing, like a superhero.

Oh, come on. We were amazing.

I never should have doubted you.

This trip was a great idea.

It still is.

I've made mistakes and bad choices,

but life has a way of giving
all of us second chances.


Never doubt the power of
goodness in one's heart

or for a single second that together

we make an incredible family

and you will be loved always.


♪ ♪



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