Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 5, Episode 22 - My Miracle - full transcript

A dangerous warehouse fire puts truck and squad at risk. Tensions rise for Dawson and Casey as Dawson's father overstates his welcome at their home.

You've been charged
with conduct unbecoming.

Take it easy. I'll talk to the legal guy.

The CFD needs to protect
its imagine and its reputation.

They're suspending you
for 60 days without pay.

You are so out of touch.

You have no right
just barging into my home!

Why does he owe that guy money?

- Should I call my mom?
- You need to give Ramon

a chance to solve his own problems.

- I've got nothing.
- You got me.

Matt Casey says,
we need to earmark funds

for our first responders.

Smells an awful lot
like self-dealing to me.


Maybe what we need
is some of that swamp draining

right here in Chicago.

Yes. That's right.

Alderman Matt Casey right here

wants to take
your hard earned tax dollars

and dole it out
to his buddies in the CFD.

- Typical politician.
- Yeah. That's right.

That's right, but what
I am trying to do is stop him.

I am not your typical politician.

- I am a firefighter with the CFD.
- What about our schools?

- Yeah!
- What about our healthcare?

We didn't elect you
to slide money to your friends.

Ma'am, if you'll just let me...


if you'll just let me talk.

I can exp...

There he is. Man of the house.

Sit with me.

- Sit, sit.
- I'm beat, Ramon.

Life, Matt.

You can actually eat it up by the spoon.

Um, Matty, it would be great

if instead of skim milk,
we could get some 2%.

We'll do that.

Thanks, buddy.

Hey. How'd it go today?

How long is your dad gonna stay here?

Till he gets on his feet.

- And when is that?
- I don't know.

It's up to him, I guess.

Gabby! I need some batteries
for the remote.

- This is crazy.
- Welcome to another episode

of "The Dawsons."

- Come on.
- Nah.

Hey, Joe, could I...

could I have a word with you?

I'm eating.

He's just trying to wrap his head around

that 60 day suspension.

Truck 81, Ambulance 61,

vehicle accident, 291 North LaSalle.

Hey, is the north leaf
of the LaSalle bridge up?

Help! My son's in there!

- CO2 and a ladder!
- On it!

- Where is he?
- He's back here.

- Stay back, please.
- Back over there.

He's in there, Herrmann. Go up.

- Otis, get that fire.
- Copy that.

51, where are you?

- About three minutes out, 81.
- Three minutes.


Okay, hey, pal.

I need you to try
to climb up here to me, okay?

I can't. My arm. I can't move.

- Casey, I'm going in.
- Get in there.

Okay. Hey, you go to Brookridge?

Only the bravest kids go to Brookridge.

Hey, we're gonna need more

of these extinguishers, Lieutenant!

Otis! Kidd! You got any more?

We're out!

Mouch, get that ladder in there.


We gotta go, all right? On three.

We gotta move, Herrmann.

Sorry. One, two, three.

All right, good.

Come on.

Got him.

Got him.

Here we go.

Coming down.


Got him, Mouch.

51! Let's go!

Arm is positive with crepitus.

Dad, my cards.

My cards!

Yeah, what's this now?

He had all the Cubs cards
signed by the World Series team.

Well, Almost. We were on our way
to an autograph signing

when I looked up and saw
half the bridge was up,

and I just swerved.

Hey, you know,
I was a baseball card kid, too.

Cubbies all the way.

Hey, who's your favorite player?

Kris Bryant, of course.

All right, arm's secure.
Great job, Hogan.

We're taking him to Med.
You can ride with us.


Joe. Really.

- I understand you're upset.
- Not here, Mouch.

I just want to say...

I feel awful about
your suspension hearing,

and I'm very, very sorry, but, Joe...

I tried.

It's important to me that you know that.

When you told me not to worry,

I didn't worry

because I trusted you.

But now...

because you're so completely
out of touch

with how the system works,

I have to call my little brother

and tell him that he can't
go to college next semester.

So, yeah...

you tried.

But try making that phone call.

Hey, Dawson.

How is that kid from the call
on the bridge?

Fracture's pretty bad.

Might need surgery.


Okay. Thanks.

- Looking for me?
- Hey.


Um, so I just...

I want you to know
that this situation with my dad

- isn't ideal, but...
- I want a date when he's gone.

Two more days? Five?

I'm even willing to pick up
a construction job or two

- if he needs the money.
- No. I'm not putting

a hard and fast date on this.
He needs his daughter.

What he needs is some tough love.

I'm all for him figuring out his life,

but he's interfering in ours
while he does it.

Maybe I want him to do it with me.

- And maybe I don't.
- Wha...

I'm getting screamed at by an angry mob

like I'm Frankenstein.

They were ready to pitchfork me
right there on the stage.

Then I come home, and
Ramon thinks he's Sigmund Freud

because he's eating a bowl
of Life cereal.

How long is he staying?

Ask my wife, 'cause I can't.

Hey, how's Cruz?

He's in his own world.


His heart's in the right place,
but his emotions rule the day.

Maybe time off is just what he needs.

Ambulance 61,
man down from unknown causes.

3401 East Union.

Man, we should do this more often.

Life, I'm not talking the cereal,
is too short.


Hey, I'm sorry, man. I didn't mean to...

Great. I call the cops,
they send an ambulance?

If I had a heart attack,
I'm sure they'd send the bacon.

The cops are on their way, ma'am.

- What's the nature of the call?
- I told 911.

I've got a tenant
that's whipping someone.


Paramedics! Open up!

Shouldn't you wait for the police?

Open up! Now!

Chastened with pain on his bed!

And with unceasing complaint
in his bones!

My God.


Man is chastened with pain on his bed.

And unceasing complaint in his bones!

Hey, hey, hey! Hold him!

Hold him down, hold him down.

Hold him down, hold him down.

Man is chastened with pain!

Hold him! Hold him!

And with unceasing complaint
in his bones.

Man is chastened...

Give us some room.

Ma'am, I'm gonna need some towels.

Let's tape him up.

Blakeslee wants the money

for his Gold Coast beach renovation.

Now, he knows that your bill
beats his all day long.

Straight up.

So he tosses some mud the water.

As long as a firefighter is introducing

a first responder bill,
it's gonna look hinky.

Blakeslee is gunning
for a final consideration vote

- next week.
- That fast?

I haven't even had a chance

to present it to the full council.

All right, so figure out a way
to give him what he wants

so you can get what you want.

Tamara, you're truly wired
for this life.

Can you make it to the next town hall?

Let me know how it goes? I'm on shift.

Okay. Of course.


Headquarters has been reviewing
whether Squad 3 can have

an extra man on its roster permanently.

- And?
- I need us to be prepared

if their decision doesn't go our way.

Now, the Kannell situation
makes it difficult,

but I'm gonna leave it up to you
to choose who goes

into the floater pool.

- Best man gets the job, right?
- That's right.

At a Halloween party once.

Last year.


- What the...
- That's what you told me to do.

That's exactly what you told me to do.

- Never.
- He taught me to do this

last Halloween party hanging out with...

- what was her name?
- Halloween tricks?

- Gina?
- Hey, Joe.


Everything all right?

Yeah. Good. I'm fine.

It doesn't seem like it.

I'm here, right?

Yeah, you are...

and the city of Chicago thanks you.

Hey, Leon.

Yeah. No, yeah, yeah.

I'm good. Um...

Listen, I need to talk to you

about next semester.

Corporate said
your phone interview went great.

The job is yours if you want it.

Commissions are negotiable,

and we just want to make you happy.

You bring in more business,
the scale slides upward.

The company's looking
to get into turnout coats,

gloves, fire boots.

You know,
not just equipment, but apparel.

The stuff will sell itself.

You with me?

What? Yeah. I'm sorry.

It sounds like a great opportunity.

Look, I know this is a big change.

Take it from me,
you pull the trigger on this,

it's the greatest choice
you'll ever make.

End of the week?


And thanks, Nick.

I'll talk to you Friday.

Hey, can you tell me where

a Hogan something or another is?

Kid was in a car accident.

Broke an arm. He's a big Cubbies fan.

- Hogan Korpi.
- Yeah.

- Right across the hall.
- Yeah? Thanks.

Down 3-1. Comeback.

Blowing the lead and the rain delay...

It was the best day of my life.

For a lot of us, Hogan.

The whole city!

I collected baseball cards, too.

I had everyone from
the '89 Cubs autographed, too.

- Just like you.
- Greg Maddux?

Yeah, I had Greg Maddux. Jeez!


I wanna give you those cards.

Just to help make up for what you lost.

- Really?
- Yeah. Really.

There's no better place for them
than with a fan like you.

Letting Maddux go
was such a typical Cubs move.

Hey, buddy? You okay?

- Hogan?
- What's wrong?


We need some help in here!

Move! Out of the way!

He's not breathing.

T.D. Must be a reaction
to the compazine.

I need 25 of diphenhydramine.


Compazine is what we give
to patients for nausea

with their pain meds.

Reactions are rare, but it happens.

- Keep a close eye on him.
- Okay.

Christopher, what are you doing?

Where are my baseball cards?

The ones you sold?


Garage sale, 2002.

You wanted to buy
those cross-country skis.


What cross-country skis?

The ones you sold in garage sale 2007

for the mountain bike we sold in 2010.

Hey, how's it going, buddy?

- It's going.
- Yeah.

Wow! That's the field right there?


you like peanut butter
and chocolate chip cookies?

My wife, she made them this morning.

Gabriela, I can almost see
the bottom of this glass.

We are gonna have to name
that barstool after you, Ramon.

No greater honor can a man have.

Excuse me, young lady,

I have to see a man about a urinal.

I don't want to get in the way of that.


- As always.
- Yeah, I have to admit.

His social skills are a little rusty.

Hey, Cruz, how many you had?

Not enough.

- Maybe you should down, bud.
- Why would I slow down

when I don't have to pay for them?

Ain't that right, Mouch?

Hey! Put my round on Mouch's tab.

- He always covers his friends.
- Cruz.


Get it together, or find somewhere else.

Or maybe find something else.

Loud and clear, Lieutenant!

- Alderman.
- Matt Casey.

I got your message.
Thanks for reaching out.

No reason we both can't get
what we want, right?

You know my bill is good for
the city and has nothing

- to do with my self-interests.
- I'll give you a maybe.

You've got your own bill coming up

for the Gold Coast?

Beach improvements for the over-funded

and already nicest section of the city.

- Who pay the most taxes.
- Yeah, I read the early draft.

Listen, as long as I can help my people,

I'll help yours.

I can live with that.

I'll pledge my support
at the town hall tomorrow.

I'm on shift.
I won't be able to make it.

You can count on me
as long as I can count on you.

I give you my word.

- Is this the guy, Matt?
- What are you doing?

My daughter and Matt told me everything

about you and your, double-dealing.

- All right. Okay, okay. Ramon...
- Disgusting.

- I...
- Ain't it what you said?

- No, that's not what I said.
- That's what you said.

- I didn't say that!
- Actually, you know what,

Alderman Casey, keep your bill.

Good. Good.

You go slither back
from wherever you came from.

- Gabi...
- Baby, he didn't mean that.

I'll find somewhere else
to sleep tonight.




How are you doing, pal?

Been better.

What's going through
that melon of yours?

Remember Scotty Bell?

Yeah. Biggest head in the CFD.

He was a great one.

- Died in the Superior Fire.
- Yeah.

Not many left from my class.

Out of 36,

only me, Longmiller,

and John Nowak are still active.

Everyone else...

retired or gone.

- Don't let Cruz get to you.
- It's not Cruz.

It's me.

I'm not what I used to be.

I feel old.

- What am I doing?
- What you were born to do.

Hey, Trudy!

Hey, Christopher.

I got your message.

Got here as soon as I could.

Hey. I'll leave you two to it.

What'cha doing?

Limping down memory lane.

What a blast from the past.

And look at that hunk in the middle row!

Long time ago.

What's going on, baby?

Just thinking.

I'm listening.

I think maybe...

it's time.


You're being selfish.

- Excuse me?
- You don't come home.

I slept at Severide's,
and I texted you that.

I don't give a damn what you texted.

That is not how marriage works, Matt.

We don't text. We talk things out.

Talking involves listening, Gabby,

and you're not doing that.

Listen, I understand you wanting
to help out your dad.

You do?

Because you're really,
really not showing it.

You are way more concerned
about your alderman job

- than anything at home.
- I'm missing a town hall today

because I'm on shift.

My first responder bill
will probably die because of it.

No thanks to your father, by the way.

Yeah. Okay.

We'll be there ASAP. Thank you. Bye.

Sorry about this,
Lieutenant, but,

can we go for a ride?
It's kind of urgent.

- Sure. Let's go.
- All right.

Actually, Herrmann, um...

you go do what you have to. Radio's on.

I got something else I have to do.

Okay. Sure.

Hey. You okay?


What's going on?

My dad.

Matt. I don't know.

All of it?

Talk to me.

My dad's been crashing at my house,

and Matt had enough.

He didn't come home last night.

That's doesn't sound like him.

And my dad's been an ass.
I get it. He's...

completely out of control, but...

do you have any idea
what it's like to have

the man who's been
the rock of the family

crumbling in front of you?

Okay. So...

all that... you need to tell Casey.

Next chance you get, right?

Don't miss that chance.


What's up, Cubs fan?

Mr. Herrmann?

Of course!

So, listen, have you ever ridden

in a fire truck?

I know that I promised you
my old baseball cards,

but then I got thinking, and I thought,

maybe I can give you
a real experience instead,

so as we like to say in the firehouse,

let's go for a ride.

Go. We'll follow you.

- How's that arm?
- Getting better.

Get up there.

This is awesome.

- Where are we going?
- To finish what you started.

Hit it, Otis.

Public trust has never been lower.

You have aldermen like Matt Casey

who takes advantage of you,
but doesn't have the decency

to show up and say it to your faces.


Does decency include improvements

to Gold Coast projects
simply because that's where

the tax money comes from?

Alderman Casey,
you don't have the floor.

A lot has been said
about me being a fireman.

Which, I am. Obviously.

But this bill... this initiative

I've been trying to get passed

has nothing to do
with me being a fireman

and everything to do
with me as a human being.

The first responders
who show up when you call 911

deserve to know
that this city has their backs

if the unthinkable happens.

And it happens.

Sometimes men and women
answer the bell...

don't come home.

But Alderman Blakeslee has made it clear

that I can't speak up about this bill

because of appearances.

Well, Alderman Blakeslee,

I like this appearance.

I like being a firefighter,

and I would never want
my position in the CFD

to jeopardize what is right
for the heroes of Chicago.

But the truth is...

My job has gotten in the way
of my responsibilities

as an alderman...

and as a husband.

That's not okay
for the best city in America.

Which is why...

I will be stepping down as alderman.

I would like to nominate
Tamara Jones to fill my seat.

Tamara is a public school teacher,

and an advocate
for the voiceless in this city.

So while me and my fellow
first responders

will continue to put our lives
on the line for you,

I urge you to give your voice to Tamara

because this woman will not go unheard.

For all of you.

Okay. That's enough.

That's enough!

Get up there and let this crowd know

how you feel.

Well... how y'all doing today?

Well, that's enthusiasm!

- You can't do that.
- Well...

the mayor has to appoint her,
but who's gonna say no to that?

'Cause together, we cannot be stopped.

No way.

Somebody wants to meet you.

Are you Hogan?

Yeah, Kris Bryant.

I heard you might be missing
an autograph.

Yeah. Yours.

Would you mind?

You're the best.

Hey, Jake, Hogan here is moving

from pitcher to third base.

Bad idea unless you want
to work every day.

Hey, Jake.


- You're Mike Tirico.
- Yes, I am.

I love Mike Tirico.

- Who doesn't?
- Thanks.

Can... can you sign it?


Sure. Wow.

Truck 81, factory fire
at 4545 South Carroll.

- Factory fire!
- Hey,

go Cubs!

Everybody get out?

- Herrmann.
- Yeah?

This is my last shift.

- What?
- I'm retiring.

This is it.

It's time.

All right, let's move!

Listen up, okay,
they're saying trapped workers,

but I already don't like this smoke.

51, let's get a line in there.

Quick trigger on this one.
My gut is saying four minutes.

All right, squad. You're with me.

We'll take the north end
of the building.

Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Truck 81, right in there.

81, let's move!

Otis! Kidd!

- Hey! Everyone out!
- Ma'am, come on.

Mouch! Herrmann!

- That way!
- Copy that!

Chief, squad 3's inside.

Capp, Cruz, Tony! In there!

Kannell, with me. Let's go.

Copy that!

Dawson, Brett,
we're coming out with two.

This way. I got you.

Call out!

Fire department, call out!

Fire department, call out!

Fire department! Call out!

Damn. It's in the trusses.

Okay, that's it.

I want all firefighters to evacuate

the building immediately.

Chief, it's Casey. I got someone.

I repeat!

All firefighters will evacuate
the building now!


You heard him, Mouch,
we gotta get out of here now!

Mouch, you all right?


Hey, Mouch! Mouch!

Chief! Mayday! Mayday!

I think Mouch is having a heart attack!

What's your location, Herrmann?

Northwest corner!

Come on.

- Chief! We gotta get him!
- Cruz, stand down.

Get down!

Otis! Kidd! Where are you?

Pinned down, Chief.
Trusses giving way all over!

Please, Chief. Let me go back in.

This is Casey. I'm coming out with one.

Chief! I'm trapped!

Charlie Delta corner.
Need immediate assistance!

Severide, what is your position?

Can you assist Casey?

Yeah, yeah. We're working on it, Chief,

but we're blocked.


Stay focused, Dawson.

They're gonna make it.
They always make it.

You're not dying in here, you old loaf!

You got it?


The fire jumped!

We got surrounded!

Chief, we can get 'em.

Capp, Tony, on a hose line.

Let's go, Cruz.


Damn it. No. No! No!


Herrmann, entrance is blocked.

You put Mouch on your shoulder
if you have to,

but you get the hell out.

Casey, evacuate that building
any way you can.




Mouch. Mouch,
you gotta get out of there.

- Mouch?
- He can't talk, Joe.


I'm so sorry, Mouch.

Please don't die on us.

My God.


- Chief, it's Casey!
- Matt?

Casey, tell me you've found an exit.

Negative, Chief.

It's no good here.
Heating up pretty fast!

Less than a minute.

Can you...

Chief, is Gabby there?

- Put her on!
- Yeah, baby, I'm here.

I'm here. Come out of there.


you know how much you mean to me, right?

Matt, did you take your mask off?

I want you to hear my voice.

No, don't you say that, Matt.

You get out of there!

You listen to me!
You put your mask back on

and you get out of there now!

You're the best thing
to ever happen to me.

Matt, don't!

Use your halligan or your hands.

You find a wall and you break it down!

- You hear me?
- Gabby.

Don't say it.


Gabby... 14

I want you to remember us happy,

together, holding each other.

You were my miracle, Gabby.

You were my miracle.

I love you.

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