Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 6, Episode 14 - Looking for a Lifeline - full transcript

A domineering husband answers for his injured wife after Casey and Dawson respond to a car accident.

I want to introduce you to some people.

And if I can make things happen for you,

you damn well better believe I will.

You know, if it's all the same,
I'd rather lay low,

grab a drink with my guys.

I wanna connect a sledgehammer

to a halligen bar.

You wanna mig weld it.


- It's a Slamigen.
- We're gonna be rich.

Zach broke up with me.

Let's stay in. Just you and me.

Anna, she was her best when
the two of you were together.

Cancer's in my bones.

My odds are not good.


No, baby.

It's good to see Antonio again.


♪ ♪



- What time is it?
- It's 7:15.

You'd better get a move on.

Oh, I slept through my alarm.

- Did, um...
- Antonio headed out.

- Said not to wake you.
- Oh.

Okay. Just give me ten minutes, okay?

I understand.

No, I just... I really don't think I can

make it tomorrow.

I wish I could.
It looks like I gotta work.

Okay, yeah. I appreciate it.

Listen, we'll talk soon, okay?

I gotta run. Bye.


You working a double shift?


I just thought I heard you
say you work tomorrow, too.

Uh, no. It's...


♪ ♪

Uh, you driving this morning,
or we taking separate cars?

No, I can drive.

Good, 'cause my heater conked out.

♪ ♪

Crack of dawn.

Yeah, sure.

It hurts.

- What's this?
- A little present for myself.

It's my squadaversary.

He made rescue squad
on this date nine years ago.


Didn't you have to go back
for retraining seven years ago?

Once in squad, always in the squad.

Well, move it on down.
I don't want us bumping knees.

Well, look at this.

It's no longer the squad table.

This is now officially the
Gabriela Dawson nap time area.

I knew this was a bad idea.


Truck 81, ambulance 61, car accident,

91 South Oakley Boulevard.

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Hey, hey, hey! Wait, wait, wait!

Wait, whoa!

- Sir, do not move!
- My head is bleeding.

Okay, but if you move, the car can drop

and make any injuries you have worse.

Otis, Kidd, support the high
side with cribbing stacks

and paratech struts.

Mouch, Herrmann, stabilize
the low side with cribbing.

- Yep.
- Copy that.

♪ ♪

Ma'am? You okay in there?

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♪ ♪

Driver's eyes are open.
She's not talking.

[GRUNTS] Looks like no airbags.

Steering wheel could have concussed her.

- She could be in shock.
- Wanna give it a whirl?

♪ ♪

Ma'am, what's your name?

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Her name's Holly. Boylan.

And I'm Scott.

♪ ♪

Okay, what happened, Holly?

I'd like to know that myself.

Tell them, honey.

How'd it happen?

I, um... a shopping cart was
rolling by itself

across the lot.
It was about to bang into us.

I just... I...

turned the wheel,
and my foot must have slipped.


- Careful!
- Gotta brace your foot.

[GROANS] Just...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

[GRUNTS] Get this stupid thing off me.

♪ ♪

Ma'am, don't move your head

until we get your neck stabilized.

He... he...

I'm sorry about all this.

♪ ♪

Happens all the time.

- Maybe not quite like this,

but trust me, we've seen worse.

You ready to move her?


♪ ♪

Is there anything else
you wanna tell me?

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I can't.

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No, you don't need to check
my vitals; I'm fine.

What's up with him?

He refused treatment.

I told him there could be
internal injuries,

but he insisted.

♪ ♪

You guys married?

- Yeah.
- We're going to Chicago Med.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold on, hold on.

She's gonna be fine.

We're just gonna wait in the tow truck.

No, she's not fine.

She has a head injury,
and we're taking her to Med.

Hey, she can refuse care
just like I did, right?


Holly, just tell them you refuse care.

Sir, can I talk to you for a second?

♪ ♪

Stay right here.


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Look at your car.

You ever seen anything like that?

Herrmann, Mouch,
you've been doing this a while.

You ever seen one like this?

Eh, definitely a first.


♪ ♪

So? I wasn't even looking.

I was on my phone.

- Next...

Hey, wait a minute! What...


What is this?

We're gonna check on
the wellbeing of your wife.

She'll be at Chicago Med.

Or, since you refuse treatment,

you can wait here for the cops.

I'm sure they're gonna
want to talk to you.

♪ ♪

Let's go.

Pack it up.

♪ ♪

How's it feeling?

Everyone's jealous.

What are you gonna do
when third shift comes in?

Put a sign on it that says,
"Off limits."

Hey, where you guys been?

We had a call.

Well, there's a sales meeting
apparently happening

that I don't know about.

- Oh, yeah, that's right.
- Oh, yeah.


- Hey!
- Nick Porter!

- Hey, Julian!
- Gentlemen, Julian.

What the hell's going on?

Hey, thanks for bringing us on.

Uh, I apologize.

You guys showed up,
and I didn't know we were

already bringing people on.

With shirts, apparently.

Well, I was talking to my buddy, Nick,

about your brilliant invention.

And he said he was looking
for a new product to rep.

It just so happens that
Julian and I were talking

over at Chief's house, and we thought,

why don't we have two salesmen
out in the field?

How are we gonna pay for all this?

Don't worry about that, Cruz.

You gotta spend it to earn it.

I have been spending it just to make

a few more prototypes.

We can discuss this later.

The important thing about this meeting

is that our sales force
gets their marching orders.


So, uh, Nick and I were talking.

We thought maybe we could start
with the Midwest model.

I take everything below Indianapolis.

Kansas City, St. Louis.

Yeah, I'll take your Minnesotas,

your Wisconsins, your Michigans, Ohio.

Yeah, we think there's real
money to be made.

We just gotta land a few orders
and you'll be talking profits

- instead of expenses.
- Exactly.

You know the last time
I saw something like this?

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The Snuggie.

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- Yup.

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I saw your brother-in-law here.

Yes, he thinks he sees Slamigan money

falling from trees.

Told him I don't wanna hear
anything about it.

Something on your mind, Captain?

Yeah, yeah. A call we had this morning.

Car wreck.

Wife driving, husband in
the passenger's seat.

They were fine, except when I
went to put the C-collar on,

she had bruises that weren't
from the accident.

They were fading, on her neck.

I got the license plate.

I was thinking about calling Antonio.

But, uh, it wasn't a lot to go on.

I'm waiting for Dawson
to get back from Med

to compare notes.

Okay. Call Antonio.

But I wanna make this clear.

After that...

It's a police matter.

Of course.

- How is she?
- Her head's fine.

Did you see the bruises?

I saw them. I don't like them.

But the patient said
she slipped getting out

- of the bathtub.

I'm not a lie detector.
That's my brother's department.

- If she doesn't want...
- No, we're leaving!

Ma'am, ma'am, you need
to stay for observation.

She's leaving.

This isn't a fascist country. Yet.

We can go when we want.

It is our serious
recommendation that you...

Sir, your wife suffered a head injury.

We should keep her here until
we can make...

Yeah, you know, I suffered
a head injury, too.

You don't see me bitching about it.

She's fine, obviously.

Hey, why don't you think
about your wife for a minute?

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Okay, I know what this is.

Yeah, you get in one little accident,

and you got medical bills out the wazoo.

Just so the insurance companies
can really stick it to you.

You think I don't have enough
to deal with

with a car that's now totaled?

Who's gonna pay my deductable on that?

If this is a financial thing, we can...

Oh, you people. You don't get it!

All one big system,
just sticking it to everyone!

You write down whatever it is
you need to write down.

We refuse treatment. Let's go, Holly.

Yeah, well, I need to hear it from her.

♪ ♪

I feel fine, doctor.
I'd like to go home.

♪ ♪

Excuse me.

Thank you.

Well, she refused treatment,

but you could tell
she didn't have a choice.

- She's terrified of him.
- I called Antonio

with the license plate.

Is he coming by?

No, he offered to send
an officer to their address

to check it out, but I've seen how

that sort of thing can backfire.

I told him I'd like
to swing by myself first.

Good. If there's anybody who can

convince her to get help, it's you.

Yeah, well, I don't know about that.

But I've gotta try.

Hey, do you guys have
any cold or flu medicine

- on the ambo?
- Why?

'Cause I might have a cold or flu.

Ooh, not today. Go quarantine yourself.

Oh, thank you for the bedside manner.

You know how those things
blitz through the firehouse.

I'm already running on empty.

- Check the jump...
- Ah!



- You're firing up the grill?
- Maybe.

- Burgers?
- Brisket.

Mmm. I left my gloves in your car.

Uh, keys are on the desk in my office.

- Cool.
- All right.


♪ ♪


- They're waterproof.
- Yeah.

Not water resistant.
It's pretty impressive.

- What do you know?
- Yeah.

But the size of it, the sheer si...

Hey, you want a sandwich?

- I left out the...
- No, I don't want a sandwich.

I wanna know what the deal is
with the Slamigan.

The deal?

The deal is, we're gonna get rich.

See, that's just it.

We have no deal.

Sure, we do!

A handshake deal.

There hasn't been a handshake!

There's been no handshake.

You don't wanna partner with us?


No, I do. I just...

You guys move so fast.

There's already sales reps
and, uh, logo shirts, and...

That reminds me.

All right.


♪ ♪

Mouch and I were talking,
and this is your company, Joe.

I mean, yeah, sure,
we got a little, you know,

spending money to invest.

But it's your ingenuity... your grit...

that got this thing on its feet.

So you be the chairman and take
51% of the company, okay?

Herrmann and I will split the other 49%.

But what about Brett?

What about Brett, what?

There wouldn't be a Slamigan
without all of your help

on those prototypes.

♪ ♪

Brett gets ten percent of the company.

Well, I guess she deserves a little...

From your share.

That's perfectly reasonable.

Aww, I've never owned any part of a...

♪ ♪

I think she got overwhelmed
by your generosity, Joe.

So let's talk about outgoing expenses.

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Oh, sorry about that.

I shouldn't have looked
at that chicken salad sandwich.

You want me to take 61 out of service

so you can rest a minute?

No, I'm fine now.

I think I got it out of my system.

This may be psychosomatic after
Otis said he had the flu.

You sure?

I think so.

I mean, one minute I'm achy
and tired and nauseated.

The next, I feel fine.

I don't know what's going on.

I felt the same way this morning.

Yesterday, too.




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You sound pregnant.

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Oh. Oh.


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Are you late?

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Smell that meat all the way
to Firehouse 21.


What are you doing?
Slow cooking brisket?

Yeah, about five more hours.

Yeah, well, I got here too early, then.


Look, I know I might have come
on a little strong

- this past month.
- A little?


Well, I've always been a bull
in a china shop.

And the china, too, come to think of it.


All right, this is me extending my hand

saying I'm in your corner.

Good. And you're gonna love this.

I'm having dinner with
the Deputy Commissioner.


Frank's an old friend of mine.

Steve Mitchell and Gil Tanner
from City Hall.

All very good people to know.

- No, I don't...
- No pressure.

But these aren't mouthpieces.

These are your kind of people.

Hard workers.

Trying to make Chicago stronger.

You don't like politics. I get that.

But there may come a time where
you may need something

from the city or the department,

and it helps to be able
to call a friendly face.

- When is it?
- Tomorrow night.

- What time?
- 7:30.

I'll text you the details.

- Okay.
- Yeah?

- Yeah.
- Great.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Send some of this barbecue to 21.



Mrs. Boylan?

Mrs. Boylan.

It's Captain Casey from Firehouse 51.

I just wanted to check in
and see how you're doing

after the accident this morning.

Please, my husband is upstairs.

If he finds out I was talking to you...

I know what you're dealing with.

I watched someone very close
to me go through it.

♪ ♪

Thank you for your concern, Captain.



There are places you can go to get help.

♪ ♪

No one can help me.

♪ ♪

It's clear she lives
in total fear of this guy.

Worse than that,
she's given up all hope.

I ran Scott Boylan's ID.

Turns out we've had a few
run-ins with him.

CPD was dispatched to his residence

on two separate occasions.

Yeah, I responded twice to those calls

back when I was in uniform.

- Both domestic related.
- Great.

The first call a neighbor phoned in

saying he heard a disturbance.

When we got to the door,
guy meets us halfway

down the sidewalk, tells us this is

a waste of time.

Wife comes out, says she
slipped in the bathtub.

Did you arrest him?

We didn't. She was convincing.

This is exactly the problem, Chief.

No victim, no crime.

We can't make an arrest
without a complainant.


And the second call?

About a month later, we get a 911 call.

Same house, but it was a hang up.

Meaning what?

The call went through to 911,
but no one was on the line.

Dispatch sends a uniform by to be sure.

I recognize the house
as soon as we roll up.

Wife says she was dialing 411
but her finger slipped.

But she's cradling her midsection,

and her husband's got
bruised up knuckles.

Tell me you arrested him that time.

Yeah, Atwater put the cuffs on him,

over the wife's objections.

But, look, I don't know what
happened after that...

If he pled or the charges were dropped,

because there never was a trial.


This guy's gotta go down.

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How do we put an end to this?

You tried talking to the wife.

I'll try talking to Boylan himself.

If I catch a whiff of probable cause,

I'll drag him in. If not...

If not...

At least he'll know
he's got eyes on him.

That's the idea.

Now sit tight till we get back to you.


I'd love nothing more
than to put bracelets

on this guy again.

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We were so careful.

I don't understand.

Well, you know, let's not jump

to any conclusions until we get to Med.

- Grab a test.
- We can't go to Med.

No way. Take me to a pharmacy.

Somewhere out of our district.

Hospital tests are way better

Nope, you're right.
Pharmacy's a much better idea.




Best one.

♪ ♪

How y'all doing today?

♪ ♪

Uh, can I, uh...

Need to see if my husband knocked me up.

Oh, uh, okay.


18 dollars and 42 cents.


♪ ♪


- Uh, Ma'am?
- Keep the change.

♪ ♪


You okay?

♪ ♪


[SIGHS] Here's the thing.

Knowing is better than not knowing.

I can't be pregnant, Gabby.

♪ ♪

When we come to it.

Come on.

♪ ♪


This is not good.

What is it?

Hey, Otis, buddy, do you
think you could cover

my rent this month?

It's just a floater
until the next paycheck.

Of course.

What's going on, Joe?

Uh, nothing, it's just that I
was writing so many checks

making the prototype,
I guess I lost track.

Funds are in the danger zone.

Oh, well, hey, listen.

Mouch and I will pay our share.

What, no. No, no way.

I'm the CEO and the chairman.

And like you said,
you gotta spend it to make it.

So, I spent it.

Now I just gotta trust we make it.

That doesn't seem right.

Hey, give me a call if you
hear from Nick or Julian.

What... Sure, but you know,
that might take a...

little time.


- You need help with that?
- Hah.

Did Hank Aaron need help
hitting home runs?

Oh, so you're calling your shot?

That was Babe Ruth.


Hey, so, when I went to go
grab the keys...

and I swear I wasn't snooping.

I saw the letter on your desk.

♪ ♪

From Springfield.

♪ ♪

Why aren't you going?

♪ ♪

It's just not a good idea.

♪ ♪

Of course it's a good idea.

♪ ♪

You... You don't think
you can handle it?

♪ ♪

Maybe you should stay out of this, okay?

♪ ♪

I know you pretty well, Kelly.

♪ ♪

And you can. You can handle it.

♪ ♪

In fact...

You have to.

I'm gonna go, too.

You can thank me later.

♪ ♪


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Where is he?

- What?
- Where's that fireman?

There he is.

Hey, did you call the cops on me?


'Cause I'm gonna rip
your stinkin' head off!


What, do you beat your wife, tough guy?

- Hey, you go to hell.
- Oh, come on!

See what it's like
when someone hits back.

Stay out of my business.

Hey, get in your car,
get the hell out of here,

or I'll let him kick your ass.

Hell with all of you.

♪ ♪

Next time you won't see me coming.

- I'm right here, pal.
- Really?

Hey! Enough!

You! Leave now.


♪ ♪

We went by there and talked to
them both.

She sang the same old song.

"I slipped in the bathtub."
"I fell down the stairs."

- Our hands are tied here.
- Well, he threatened me.

Arrest him for that.

I press charges.

There were a half dozen witnesses.

Yeah, I was standing right there.

Look, if that's
what you wanna do, absolutely.

Could jam him up for 90 days if
he doesn't have a good lawyer.

In and out, if he does.

Maybe we can get him away from her,

even for a short time,
talk to her alone.

There are a number
of no-contact women's shelters.

Look, you have to know...
and trust me when I say

I've dealt with this before...

If she doesn't wanna go,
she's not going.

Doesn't matter how many
brochures we give her

or if we walk her inside the front door.

She has to decide she wants it.


The parking lot,
she was behind the wheel.

He was looking down at his phone.

She swerved and floored it
over a cluster of pylons.

I don't think it was an accident.

Soon as we got the husband
out of the vehicle,

she looked at me with
desperation in her eyes.

She's desperate. I felt it.

She's looking for a lifeline.

I'd like to give her one
before he kills her.

Okay. We have our marching orders.

I'll talk to Richardson
in violent crimes.

And this woman I know, Charlene,

she's a Victim Information
and Referral Advocate.

We'll make our pitch to her.

- Thanks.
- Okay.

♪ ♪

Let us know if we can do anything else.


♪ ♪

- Wanna call out to the cars?
- Yeah.

Okay, I'll do that.

Hey, there she is.

I'll take that.

- Good to see you, Antonio.
- Hey, sis.

I'm gonna call Sarge.
Let him know what we're doing.

Yeah, good.

Hey. Sorry I took off earlier.

But you were so cute there
with your eyes closed

all snuggled up.

Oh, yeah. Well, I, um...

I hope it's okay.

I mean, if I wasn't on duty,
I'd have stayed all day.

♪ ♪


Hey, what's going on?

I don't know.

It's okay. [SHUSHES]

Hey, what is it?

Antonio, I have to...

- Truck 81, Squad 3,

Ambulance 61, 525 West Cullerton.

- They say West Cullerton?
- Yeah.

That's their house, the guy,

- Scott Boylan, the wife beater.
- Let's go.



♪ ♪

Truck 81, take the rear
and check the first floor.

Rescue Squad, primary search
on the second floor.

51, let's get a hose line on that fire.

Otis, you and Mouch vent the roof.

Herrman, Kidd, with me.

Clear rooms and work our way up
to assist Rescue Squad.

Capp, Tony, you head upstairs
and clear the bedrooms

on the north side. Cruz, stick with me.

We'll clear the south.

Okay, we have reason
to believe the house is owned

by the man who tried to
mix it up with Casey

on the apron floor.

He may be on scene.

He may be violent.

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

♪ ♪

Tony, Capp, clear those rooms.

- Copy!
- Cruz, with me.

Chief, the second floor's
fully engulfed.


Fire department! Call out!

- Go that way.
- Copy!


♪ ♪

- Fire department, call out!
- Fire department, call out!

♪ ♪

Fire department! Call out!


♪ ♪

There is no way out.

Dawson, Brett!

We've got a male, 30's,
breathing, unconscious,

on his way to you!

Copy. We're standing by.

- Oh, God.
- Team, second floor fire is contained.


♪ ♪

Holly. Listen to me.

♪ ♪

I know you wanna talk.

I know that's why you wrecked the car.

Why you did this.

♪ ♪

The person that went through
this that I knew,

it was my mom.

♪ ♪

And she went to prison for a long time,

for the way she handled it.

Now, you can go down that same road,

or you can walk into
a no-contact shelter.


But it gets better. I promise you.

♪ ♪

You have an entire life to live
that you can't even see yet.

♪ ♪


Thank you.

He's got a deep laceration
on the side of his head.

Second, third degree burns.

Minor smoke inhalation.

♪ ♪

- Brett.
- Um, lung sounds are

slightly stridor, but sats are good.

Hey, uh, how'd he get that gash?

♪ ♪

Saw him fall in the fire.

♪ ♪

Yeah, exactly.

Hit his head on the bed post.

That's good enough for me.

♪ ♪

Fire's out! Secondary search complete

and negative, Chief!

Okay, let's get back in there
to help them overhaul.

- Let's go.
- Copy that, Chief.

♪ ♪

Hey, Nick Porter just texted me.

He already has a purchase order.

What? Oh, thank God!

Where, when? How many Slamigans?

Otis, hold off on that loan, buddy.

- You got it.
- He doesn't say the details.

Says he's sending a fax
to the firehouse.

All right.

Oh, boy.


We'll reimburse the
department for ink and, uh,

paper, of course.

Did you change your hair? I like that.

It's pretty.

Looks nice.



I'm sure it's a small firehouse.

Yeah, in Appleton.

♪ ♪

- Two?
- 51% of 330 is...

- $168.30.
- Ooh.

Well, minus the commission, too.

But, hey, you know what?

Come on, Joe.

- We'll buy you breakfast.
- Yeah.

I'm sure Denny's has a Grand Slam-igan.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Not cool!


Burgess called, told me that she talked

to the Monmouth Women's Shelter
and that they have a spot open.

Holly Boylan accepted.

- That's great.
- Yeah.

She also told me that
the husband is conscious.

He is not pressing charges.

I should have seen it coming, Chief.

I knew she was at the end of her rope.

Enough of that.

You did good.

Come on.

Put it in gear, roomie.

♪ ♪

I'm just so glad you could make it.

Well, I'm glad to be here.

This... this wouldn't even
have been possible

if Kelly hadn't started
the ball rolling.

Ah, well, you took the reins.

I wish I could have done more.

Oh, you did plenty.

It is my pleasure to open the
Anna Turner Children's Nursery

as part of our care and support
of the families of children

going through cancer treatment.

Anna Turner was a bright light
in this facility.

And what this nursery does
is spreads that light...

that hope... that radiance she embodied.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

I don't know what you mean.
I'm a born navigator.

Yeah, well, we'll agree to disagree.

♪ ♪

Hey, thanks for getting me there.

♪ ♪

Any time you need someone
to support you,

I'm your girl.

♪ ♪

I know.

♪ ♪

Have you been to the Harlo Diner?

♪ ♪

They have the best milkshakes.

- It's...
- They're good.

It's, like, 20 degrees out.

I am just throwing it out there.

♪ ♪

I... No, I can't. I, uh...

♪ ♪

I agreed to a dinner with Grissom

and some of these Chicago bigwigs.

And I'm barely gonna
make it back in time.


Pedal to the metal, then.

♪ ♪


Thanks for coming over.

I couldn't bear to do it on my own.

I understand.

I'm here for you.

♪ ♪

Thank you.

♪ ♪

I'm the one who keeps reminding Antonio

that we're keeping it casual.

Seeing other people.

♪ ♪

But watching him today,
the way he's always looking

after the vulnerable,

the people in need...

♪ ♪

He makes a pretty great dad.

♪ ♪

He does.

He does, but, um...

♪ ♪

Maybe... maybe you're just thinking
a bit emotionally right now.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Or maybe this was meant to be.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Talk to me.

♪ ♪


That's... that's a good thing.

No, yeah.



really thought...

It's been a whirlwind.

Come here, lady.

♪ ♪

But this is not something
that you can decide.

Why not? It's my name.

Hey, Herrmann. Back me up on this.

What's your problem?

Okay, so, last night, Lily and I

were at Molly's North, talking,

and we kind of got on the subject

of how it's kind of infantilizing

for everyone to still
be calling me Otis.


Wait. We call you Otis because
your name is Otis, Otis.

I didn't even know your other name

the first two years you worked here.

Thank you. That's what I told him.

Guys, my name is Brian.

I was Otis when I was on
elevator duty as a candidate.

Fine, made sense, but I graduated

from that role years ago.

Nobody's changing anything.

- I'm not changing anything.
- Uh-buh!

Firehouse nicknames
are a sacred tradition.

They are a sign of familiarity,
brotherhood, and respect.

Hey, you know what?

His name means half man, half couch.

Guys, I'm just saying
that words have power.

Referring to me like a candidate

changes the way I'm perceived.

Good morning, gentlemen.

Who ordered the limited edition

"Dr. Who" Tardis LEGO set?



♪ ♪

I agree, they were good.

Okay, well, then, uh, one of these days,

we should take a trip
to Milwaukee and hit up

some breweries because I know a place

that'll make your top three.

Okay, well...

what about the day after tomorrow?

- Serious?
- Yeah, sure, I got time.

I'll pencil it in.


Milwaukee, huh?

Ah, we'll see.


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

House fire, 5082 North Bell Avenue.



♪ ♪

- Hey!

What happened?

Popping sound. Like pipes bursting.

Next thing I know,
the basement's on fire!

Could be a gas explosion.

Please, my folks are still in there!

- Go!
- Truck 81, Squad 3, with me!

Ambo, take care of this man.
Battalion 25 to Main.

I need a still and box alarm,
10144 North Bell Avenue.

- Copy that...
- Gas levels are fine.

Fire started after an explosion

from an unknown cause. Stay sharp.

We'll run a primary search
near the basement

while it's still accessible.

Do it. Otis.

You and Kidd do a sweep upstairs.

Herrmann, Mouch, and I
will search the first floor.

- On it.
- Fire department! Call out!

Hey, Chief!

I found one, looks like the father!


Take it easy! We got you.

- My son...
- He's okay, he's okay!

Guys, let's get him up!

Fire department! Call out!

♪ ♪

Check the bed! I'll check the closet!


♪ ♪

Fire department! Call out!

♪ ♪

Hey, I think this room is clear!

Let's check the...


What the hell was that?

Mayday! Mayday!

Shots fired!

- Otis...

Shots fired. She said shots fired!


Hey, let's go, let's go!

I need this area cleared right now.

Get everybody back.

Battalion 25 to Main, shots fired,

10144 North Bell Avenue.

We need CPD backup right now.

Hey, what the hell is going on in there?

Who's inside with a gun?

I-I don't know!



Come on, guys. Come on.


- Dad!
- You stay back!

♪ ♪

Severide, you get eyes on the shooter?

No, I didn't see anything.

It sounded like it was coming
from upstairs.

Otis and Kidd are up there.

Truck 81, report.


Truck 81, report!

♪ ♪

Truck 81, do you copy?


Chief, this is Casey! We're taking fire!


We're on the first floor! South side!

Evacuate immediately. That's an order.


Casey! Hang on!

- There!
- Go!

She's been hit!


Must have come through the ceiling

while she was hiding!

Come on.

Follow me!



Otis, Kidd, report.




- Otis, Kidd, report.
- Otis!

- Otis!






Otis, talk to me.


We've got another victim.
Smoke inhalation.

Gunshot wound to the back.


- Mom!
- Hey, hey.

Hang back, all right?
Let the medics do their job.

You don't understand.

Otis. Kidd.

Do you have eyes on the shooter?




What are we doing standing here?

Let's go and get them.

No one goes inside until the shooter

is located and contained.


Otis, Kidd, report!

Chief, this is Kidd! I'm fine,

but Otis took a bullet in
the neck, and it looks bad.


Everybody, stay put!

No one goes inside. Help is on its way.

Casey, I need the aerial ladder

going to the second-floor window.

You stay low, you watch the windows,

- you use the rig as cover.
- Chief, we don't have...

- On it.
- We don't have time

for the aerial, okay?
Let us go in there.

Let me go in there, okay?
I'll get there quicker.

You walk in blind
with an active shooter,

you run the risk
of not reaching them at all.

- With all due respect, Chief...
- Severide!

Clear a path.

♪ ♪

- The hell with this.

- Severide, stop!
- Lieutenant!


♪ ♪

Not one more step.


You need to hear this.


There's no shooter.

In my room, I have some weapons...

and boxes of ammunition in my closet.

A few of them are loaded.

Hold on!

You had ammo and loaded guns in there,

and you didn't think to tell anybody?

Cruz! Back off.


Kidd, there is no shooter.

But there is ammunition in the fire.

You get out any way you can.


Kelly, watch out!


Stay down!



- Hey!
- Watch it!

Hey, are you hit?

I don't think so!


Hey! Your radio!

Don't worry about me! I'm fine!

- We gotta get Otis out of here!

Low and fast!
We'll get him to the window!



♪ ♪

Hey, Chief! I need a ladder cradle!


All right. Let's bring her on up!


Hey, slow, slow!

♪ ♪



♪ ♪

We got it.


Got him!

- Ready?
- ALL: One, two, three.

Okay, we got him.

Otis, can you hear me?

Pressure's dropping.

He's in bradycardia.

Come on, come on.

Otis, can you hear me?

He's in neurogenic shock.

Let's hang some dopamine.

Hold that.

I gotta pace him. Hold that.

♪ ♪

70 milliamps at a rate of 80.


You stay with us, Otis.

Increasing to 90.

Come on, brother.


A hundred.


Heart rate is 80 and captured.

Okay, let's get him to Med.

- Kidd.
- Got it.

How bad is it?

- It's bad.
- Is he gonna make it?

I don't know, Joe. We're trying.



♪ ♪

Hey, how is he?

Still in surgery.

We're waiting to hear.

Stella lucked out.
Her radio stopped the bullet

that hit her in the chest.

She's got a couple bruises on her ribs,

but she should be out soon.

That the homeowner?

Says he knew his son
was obsessed with guns

but had no idea there were
loaded weapons in the house.

His wife's barely hanging on.

Where's the kid?

Still under observation
for smoke inhalation.

Police are waiting to bring him

into custody when he's released.

They better. What, did he think

war's gonna break out on the
streets in Lincoln Square?

What kind of parent lets their kid

collect guns in Chicago?

Parents who may have
just lost everything.


Is he okay? Did he make it?

We don't know. Doc hasn't said...

How long has he been in surgery?

- What's the procedure?
- We're all in the same boat.

We're just waiting for news.

Hey, folks. He just got out of surgery.

- He's in recovery now.
- What's the prognosis?

Much better than anyone
could have expected.

The bullet didn't damage the
vertebrae or the spinal cord.

It merely grazed the bone and got stuck,

right here in the C1-C2 region.

What... what's that all mean?

It means he got lucky, Herrmann.

We're assessing moment to moment,

but we have options we rarely have

with an injury like this.

Can we see him?

He's still unconscious...

but if you want to see him,

one or two guests should be fine.

Hey. Go for it.

One look at you'll do him better

than all the meds in the world.

Joe. Would you come with me?


Dr. Choi. What's the outlook, long-term?

He's stable, but that could change.

The bullet is still dangerously
close to his spinal cord.

Without intervention,
there's a risk of infection,

possibly even paralysis.

So why the hesitation?
Why not just intervene?

It's a high-risk procedure.

The bullet is close
to the spinal column,

plus he has a blood clotting disorder,

which may require platelet transfer.

It's not an easy call.

We hope he'll regain consciousness soon

so he can decide for himself.

We'll keep you updated.

- Thanks.
- Thanks.



♪ ♪



It's me, Lily.

Joe's here too.

We're right beside you, brother.

I don't know if you can
hear me or not, but...

I wanted to let you know
that you're not alone.

Whole fire house is here.

Everyone is rallying around you.

I don't know how to do this.


You're doing great.

Looking at an alternate universe?


For one brief moment, I had this

clear vision of my future.

Antonio and I together,
building a family.

All these crazy possibilities.

I know that's dumb.



There she is.

Barely a scratch on you, huh?

Yeah. I mean, a little shaky, but yeah.

My radio, not so much.

That's a real life saver.

You should get that framed.

[SCOFFS] No, thanks.

Uh, if you need tomorrow
night off from Molly's,

it's not a problem, I got it covered.

No, no, no. I want to be there.

We're gonna make it
a fundraiser for Otis, yeah?



You can count on me, boss.

♪ ♪

A word.


Look, Chief, I was just...
I was doing my...

I will speak, you will listen!

And I will decide
whether or not to bring you up

on insubordination charges,
do you understand?

You disobeyed a direct order.

Hey. Look at me.

This is not the first time,

this is not even the first time
this past year

we have had words on this!

So I need you to tell me,

are you the ranking officer
in this house?

- No, Chief, I'm not.
- No.

Then you tell me,
what the hell were you thinking

when you ran back inside
of that building?

♪ ♪

I can't go through this again.


It was one of your guys,
you wouldn't be pulling this!



What's going on?

The cops. They're letting the kid go.

- What are you talking about?
- There's nothing we can do.

The guns we recovered checked out.

All legally owned and registered.

There's just no crime
we can hold him on.

No crime! What do you mean?

Our buddy is going to the ICU...


I'm sorry.

♪ ♪

Wait. You're not serious.
They're letting him go?

- Cruz.
- No. Hey!

You can't just walk away from this,

- you hear me?
- Cruz, stop!

No! He let us go in. He knew.

Hey! You got blood on your hands, kid!

You got blood on your hands!


- I think he's waking up.
- I'll get the doctor.

Hey. Hey, Brian, can you hear me?

Joe... my head hurts...

Doctor's on his way.


Did I get shot?

The ammo cooked off in that fire.

There were a bunch of
loaded guns in the closet.

You took a bullet to the neck.

God... oh, it hurts like hell.


She's fine. She's fine.

Discharged yesterday.
Not a scratch on her.

Hey. Lily's here right now.

She just went to the vending machine.


The guy who was responsible for this...

swear to God, he's gonna pay.

♪ ♪

I just want to go home.

Yeah, I hear that. [SNIFFLES]

I'm glad to hear your voice, Brian.

You really scared me.


Yeah, feels weird to say, but hell,

I'll call you whatever you want.


You just stay with us.

You're my best friend in the world.

I need you around.

Same, man.



♪ ♪

- Ah...
- Oh! I'm sorry.

- Did I hurt you?
- No.


It's perfect.

So perfect.


How's it looking?

Oh, it's been steady all day.

I mean, guys coming in
from as far as Morningside.

Bet Otis has no idea how
appreciated he is out there.

If this boot isn't filled
by 9:00, let me know.

I'll shake some trees.

Don't think that'll be a problem.

What's that?

A list of stuff to bring from home.

Stuff that might cheer up Otis.

Oh. Let me know if I can add anything.


You expecting someone?

I can't decide if I want to be here

when Antonio arrives
or if I want to be gone.


You don't have to tell him anything

about the test, you know.

You're in the clear.

It's... it's not that.

For months, I've been on
this "keep it casual" track

with Antonio.

You know, seeing other people.

But... now I just...
I'm starting to think

that's just a facade.

So... what does that mean?

It means I want to be with him.

I'm gonna give things a real try.

And I want to...
I want to tell him that.

I'm so terrified of what he's gonna say.

If he reacts as anything
other than a perfect gentleman,

you know he's gonna have
to answer to me.

I do.


Where you been?

I had some business at the academy.

So, I was thinking,

obviously, I mean,
tomorrow's not a great day

- for the Milwaukee trip.
- Yeah.

Maybe after next shift...

if Otis is on the mend...
I mean, I'm supposed to

come in and do inventory
at the bar, but...

Maybe, yeah.

Like you said, there's a lot going on.

Maybe just take a rain check for now

and try again another time.

Sure. Yeah, uh...

Sounds good.

- Sylvie. Hey.
- Oh, hi.

I was worried I wouldn't see you.

I mean, I'm not worried, just, um...

Yeah, it was... it was a long shift.

But I had to at least stop by, you know,

pitch in for Otis.

Of course.

Um, you know,
if you're gonna stick around

for a little bit, I could hang out.

I was thinking that we could, um...

No, I only have a minute.

Oh. Totally understand.

We can catch up another time.

- Yeah.
- Okay.

Hey... Sylvie.

I know it's not the best timing,

but, considering
the small circle we travel in,

I wouldn't want you to hear
from someone else.

Friend of mine down at the district,

he set me up on a blind date.

S-so you... you...

that's great, Antonio.

Um, appreciate the heads-up.

I hope it goes well.

- Thanks.

- We'll talk soon.
- Yeah. Sure.

Take care of yourself.


♪ ♪


I believe you saved my life.

I just want to thank you

and tell you how awful I feel about...

about everything that's happened.

♪ ♪

I didn't know.

How could you not know?

Man, you'd be surprised.

Things you miss as a parent.

I can't even pinpoint the moment

he started isolating himself.

I can't stop wondering

how many times I missed my chance

to connect and...

I kept thinking,


Tomorrow's never for sure.

That's something we learn
doing what we do.

♪ ♪


Hey, Chief, you got a sec?


I just want to say, um,
about last shift at the fire,

it was never about disrespect.

I was reacting and not thinking,

and I just want you to know
that it shouldn't have happened

and it won't happen again.
You have my word.


Oh, Kelly.

I'm aware that you lost more
than most these past few years.

The heart you have, it's a strength.

It's not a liability.

I would never ask you to give it up.

But you have gotta know,

duty comes first.


Chief Grissom and Chief Walker

here to see you.

Thank you, Connie.

Come on in.


What can I do for you?

I understand you're a man down today.

Terrible business.

Yeah, well, all things considered,

my firefighters are handling it well.

That's good to hear.

Reality being what it is, though,

we have to think about
the future of Truck 81.

- In what sense?
- In the sense that we can't

keep a seat on hold indefinitely.

Look, Firefighter Zvonecek
is undergoing a procedure

this morning at great personal risk.

He has every intention of coming...

We'll see how that goes,
but moving forward,

we can't have your truck understaffed

any longer than a shift or two.


I'll send you and your captain

a list of floaters to consider.

We'll talk.

Appreciate it, Chief.


Before we begin today,

I have an update from the hospital.

Otis is headed to surgery as we speak.

Now, I'll report the news
the moment I have it,

but in the meantime,

let's just keep him in our prayers.

I have also been informed
Samantha Haberman,

the woman who took a bullet
in the fire last shift,

she has succumbed to her wounds.

So what does that mean?

Is her son finally gonna
get arrested for man...

That's on the CPD
and the state's attorney

to decide, not us.


Look, okay, we had
a terrible moment last shift.

We nearly lost one of our own.

So for the next few hours,
I want each of us

to put aside our anger

so we can show this city who we are.

- Of course, Chief.
- Yes, Chief.

Okay, then.


Engine 51,

ambo 61, squad 3, house fire.

10144 North Bell Avenue.

That's the house where Otis was shot.


Let's move!


I saw the smoke from our window.

I knew something wasn't right.

I thought it might've
started burning again.

All right, just stand back, sir.

Hey, Lieutenant?

Yeah, I hear it too.

Let's get this thing open.

♪ ♪

That's what I thought.

It's a suicide.

♪ ♪

Ah, it's chained from the inside.

This side too.

Run and get some cutters.

I can fit under there, get a head start.

Don't know how much exhaust
he's already taken in.

Move quick.

- Capp, hurry up!
- Copy that!


Damn it!



I got him! He's not breathing!

Get him on a stretcher!

I'm not getting a pulse.
We need to intubate.

Okay, I got the monitor.

♪ ♪

All right, I'm in.


All right. Shock and clear.

Come on, Patrick.

Increasing to 300.



I got a pulse.


Patrick, can you hear me?

No, no, no, no!

Ah, can't do that. Can't do that, honey.

Patrick. Patrick. Hey.

Your dad needs you.

And you can't bail on him now.

Oh, hey. Oh, hey, hey.

You screwed up. You can't change that.

But he knows that you never meant

for any of this to happen.

Now, you can keep this
from getting worse.

Give your dad a chance to forgive.

You owe him that much at least.


Heart rate's 110. Let's get him to Med.


Hey, Chief?

Uh, Otis is getting out
of surgery any minute.

I was wondering if it'd be okay

if I could get off so I could be there.

You're not going alone.

Copy that. Let's go.

Thanks, Chief.

- Good news?
- He's okay. Thank God.

Doctors are saying
he came through just fine.

Can we see him?

Yeah, you can.

You guys go ahead.

Thanks, Casey.

Hey, there he is.

Look at this guy.

Strong as an ox.

I don't feel it.

The whole house is in the waiting room.

I'm not used to being
the center of attention.

Thanks, you guys.

Soak it up while you can, Otis.

Hey. It's Brian.


Sorry about that.

It's fine.

Otis is fine.


I heard Boden chewed your ear off

for insubordination the other day.

Yeah, I'd rather not relive it.

For what it's worth, I get it.

Racing into burning buildings
is one thing,

but being stuck outside
while someone you love

is at risk, hell, there's no training

that can make that any easier.

Casey, I told you, I'm... I'm not...

Yeah, I know what you told me.

That feeling, that connection,

it won't go away just 'cause
you don't want it to be there.


♪ ♪

Sorry to interrupt.

Mind if I borrow him for a second?

- Sure.
- Please.

Hey. How you feeling?

I feel like there's a
construction site in my skull.

But it's easing up, I can focus more.


A few more days
of chicken soup and bed rest,

I'll be hopping back up on Truck.

Well, that's up to the department.

It'll be a while before you
can get a proper assessment.

I'm a patient man.

Everything okay?

Let me just check on something.

Would you excuse me for a moment?

Should we be worried?


I'm sure it's gotta be nothing, right?


Yeah, I'm sure it's...


- What now?
- Nothing.

Just cleaning out some
useless junk from my locker.

For instance, Antonio gave me these

when we went to Montrose Beach.

Don't know why I still keep them.

I haven't used them since.

I have realized something.

- Let's hear it.
- I need to move forward.

With a fresh perspective.

And that includes
this thing with Antonio.


That sounds different than last night.

I mean, technically, nothing changed

about our situation since
before I took the test, right?

- True.
- Right.

So why would my feelings
be any different now?

I wanted to keep things light,
leave my options open, do me.

I like this new attitude.

Strong. Steady.

And who knows, I mean, if...
if down the line,

Antonio and I are meant
to be together, then...

Veering off course.

I think it might be better to
just stick to the first part.

No. You're right. You're right.

Fresh start.

New day, new Brett.

Amen to that.


Uh, sorry, we're...


- Hi.
- You stuck here a while?

Yeah, I was just
about to start inventory.

- Why?
- I was gonna hit Chi Cafe.

Thought you might be up for a bite,

but... another time.

Well, hold on. Kelly...

Look, I know that communication
is not your first language,

but... what's going on with you lately?

You've been dodging me
and just acting off

ever since the fire.

Can you just, for once,

just tell me what you're feeling?


♪ ♪

♪ I will watch all my bridges burn ♪

♪ Stand in the rain till the...♪

♪ Dance in the light
of a lesson learned ♪

♪ Lesson learned ♪

♪ I don't need everything that hurts ♪

♪ Never go back to the way we were ♪

♪ Stand there, oh, my baby,
watch it burn ♪

♪ Watch it burn ♪

♪ ♪

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