Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 6, Episode 4 - A Breaking Point - full transcript

While running a secret errand, Dawson finds herself trapped in a collapsed parking structure; pressure mounts on Casey as he begins taking on additional duties; Kidd grows increasingly skeptical of Hope.



Welcome to the Firehouse 51 family,

Hope Jacquinot.

- What's going on?
- I was hoping

that you'd be happy.

I just got a call from Fowlerton.

Did you know that your friend Hope

stole ten grand from her last boss?

That rope rescue was like
nothing I've ever seen,

which is why I've recommended
you for a meritorious promotion.

Congratulations, Captain Casey.


You're better off picking up
at Navy Pier for pocket change.

Okay? Heh, yeah, you're very welcome.

Hi. I'm Gabriela Dawson.

I called the other day.
I'm with the fire department.

Gabriela Dawson.

If you don't mind me saying,

this one took some shoe leather.

I hope it wasn't too much trouble.

Are you kidding? It's just the kind of

challenge I live for.

It's perfect.

A gift?

For my husband.

Today's a big day for him.

I wanna make sure
it's one he'll remember.

What's up, lady?

Are you in trouble?

Something to do with stealing,
like, $10,000?

Did my old boss call you?

Yeah, he talked to Connie.

The two of us had an affair.

I don't know why I did it.

I didn't realize it when we started,

but he was in this midlife meltdown,

Into all sorts of trouble,

and when his wife found out, he freaked.

He tried to blame me for everything.

I mean, obviously, I didn't
steal any money.

'Cause he would've called the police.

You know Fowlerton.

Once the hens start clucking,
facts don't matter.

I... I didn't realize.

I'm so sorry. Does this screw you up?

No, it's just... it's awkward.

I'll talk to Connie right now and quit.

No, no. Hope, don't.

I... I came to Chicago running
away from a bad situation.

I... I get it.

I just wish you had
said something sooner.


I'll talk to Connie.

Just hang tight.

Thanks. You're the best, Sylvie.

I didn't realize you were
taking the morning off.

Yeah, I had to run a few errands

before the promotion ceremony.

I'm at the supermarket
shopping for the party.

What's your ETA? Ceremony's at 2:00.

I'll be there an hour before.

- I promise.
- Okay.

Hey, babe. I gotta call you
back, okay? Love you.

All right. Bye.


What's up, hon?

I'm a firefighter.
Gabriela Dawson, Firehouse 51.

- And?
- And your construction

is causing collateral damage
in the garage.

I'm sorry, what are you saying?

You've got crumbling concrete.

You can't keep the place open
to the public.

How 'bout this?

How 'bout you let me do my job

and if my toaster catches fire,
I'll give you a call.

Hey, stop, stop.
Sorry, garage is closed.

What the hell do you think
you're doing, lady?

It's a hazard.

Hey, lady!

You guys gotta leave,
the structure's not safe.

Everyone out of the garage.

Get security.

Tell him there's some crazy chick

yelling at people,
down at the lower level.

Anybody down here?

It's coming down!

It's okay. It's okay.

It's okay. Breathe. I got you.

I got you. Can you hear me?

Blink once for yes.

Okay. We need to get you some help.

Where's your radio?

Try not to move.

Hey! Someone injured?

Yeah, head trauma.

Compound cranial fracture.

Okay, okay, just stay here.

You a nurse?


- Gabby Dawson.
- Will Tucker.

Staff sergeant, U.S. Army.

I got some basic life support training.

Anything I can do to help?

Try to keep his head
in one piece until help arrives.

Like this?

Perfect. Have you seen head wounds

- in the field?
- No, ma'am.

Been stateside my whole career.

Hey, what's your name?

Gil... Scanlon.
I just started as a teller.

I need your coat and tie.

Right... right. Yeah, sure.


Gil, you should go.

Get out while you still can.

Ramp's caved in. Stairs are blocked.

There's an elevator, but it's shot, too.

And there's no cell service down here.

What's happening? What do you need?

Tools I don't have.

He needs to be intubated.

Nothing else I can do.

Damn it.

- We lost him.
- My God.

We're gonna die down here.

Decide fire fighting
was too much work for you?

Please. Ambo gets more calls in a shift

than squad does in a week.

Just covering for Dawson while
she's out running an errand.

That's a good look on you.

Go read your paper.

Get out of here.

Are you ready for this?

- Born ready.
- I am psyched.

Dawson's always raved, said you were

a superstar medic.

I got some moves.

Is there anything I need to
know specific to 61?

Um, expect a frequent flier
named Donnie around noon.

And we always start

every shift with DoRite Donuts.

I was waiting for that second part.

- Yeah.
- Hey, Sylvie?

Hey, Hope. Can you call HQ?

Let 'em know we got a few empty

O2 bottles here for pickup.

Just... Chief doesn't like them
sitting around for too long.

Absolutely. I'm on it.

What's she so bubbly about?

It's a long story.

HQ needs these before the ceremony.

It's in three hours.


Oof. Big day.

I've barely had
a chance to let it sink in,

all this last minute red tape.

Better get used to that...



Hey! Hey, get out of there.

Get out of there...!

- Hey...
- Get your hands off me!

- Stay right there.
- Hey.

- What's going on?
- This one was

trying to loot my truck.

- Caught him in the act.
- Looting?

I saw the CB radio inside.

I was trying to call for help.

Thug's just looking for an excuse

to break into my property.

Thug? Did you call me a thug?

- Hey, hey! That's enough.
- Come on, man.

- She's not worth it.
- Dude,

don't get in my face,
telling me what's worth it.

My God.

Okay. Only a tremor.

Structure's still settling
after the collapse.

Doesn't mean we're safe, though.
We need to work together.

She's right. Could be a while

before we're rescued.
Can't start fighting now.

I'm a firefighter, Gabby Dawson.

- CFD's on its way.
- But who knows

how long they'll be?

So we need to be proactive.

Scavenge water, first aid,
try and find a way out.

- Hey, um...
- Brandon.

Brandon, why don't you scout the area?

See if there's a way out of here
we might not have noticed.

Ma'am, ma'am?

Do you mind if I give a shot
at raising someone

on that radio of yours?

Not at all. Name's Colleen.

Thanks, Colleen.
Meanwhile, you can search cars.

See if there's anything we can use.

Hey, look. I don't wanna pick a fight.

But you should really let me
take the lead on this.

Hey, no ego here.

I saw an opportunity,
took the bull by the horns.

We need you running point on medical.



On the scene of what they're calling

a massive structural failure.

- No word yet...
- Yeesh.

How the hell'd that happen?

Heavy load, fresh concrete.


So, feeling ready?

Like rolling a boulder up
hill finishing this paperwork,

- but I'm almost there.
- Good.

'Cause there's something I'd like to do.

I'm gonna start delegating
some duties to you right now.

Help you get acclimated.

Yeah, absolutely, Chief.

- I'm game.
- Excellent.

Okay, everybody, listen up.

Starting immediately, Captain Casey

will be your goto for all
personnel related issues.

Scheduling, furlough, individual
requests from the department...

- He's your man.
- Copy that.

We'll talk later.
I'll get you up to speed

on the latest union moves.

Hey, Casey,

um, you know, that reminds me.

You wouldn't happen to know
if the department

has any restrictions on firefighters

submitting themselves
for, um, medical research?

You remember me?

I'm sorry?
I don't... I don't think so.

Sure you do.

You work at the bank.

Colleen Wilkes. I've been trying

to refinance my mortgage.

I'm sorry, I'm just a teller.

- I don't know anything about...
- Your bosses denied me.

Said something like,
"The bank's not a charity."

It's funny 'cause after all that,

here we are together.

- Level playing field.
- Colleen?

You come across any first aid kits?


Why don't you take another look?


- Breathe slowly, it's okay.
- I know.

I'm trying, I just...

I just get these panic attacks.

Do you have any medication?

Yeah, up at my desk.

God. God.

Hey, hey, hey.

We are gonna get through this.

Yeah. Yeah.

I got something!

I'm patched into the CFD
channel, I think.

Bravo side. Assess...

Hello? Hello? Can you read me?

Secondary collapse.

Hello, hello? Does anyone copy?

Companies... Other side...

They can't hear you.

Hey! Hey!

- We're here! We're alive!
- Hey!

They're not gonna be able to hear you

through 15 feet of concrete.

Everybody quiet!

Holding for MVU.


They're pulling back.

They must've determined
it was unsafe to dig

- without imaging.
- How long will that take?

Minutes? Hours?

I don't know.


What is it?

No, wait, wait, wait! The roof! Hold up.

The car is holding that pillar up.

And if it falls,
all the pressure will go

to the main support over there.

No way it holds.

If we're not careful,

we could bring this entire ceiling down.

- I'll be careful.
- No!

You watch these pillars.
You see any movement,

any shifting at all, you shout.


It's okay, sir. We're gonna get you out.

- We do this slow and steady.
- Yeah.

Okay, on three. Ready?

One, two, three.

We got you, we got you.

Sir, can you hear me?

Anybody understand him?

We need to shore
that pillar up, like, now.

We need lumber, metal rebar,
anything we can scavenge.

We can use seatbelts to tie it together.

Or we get proactive.

Dig our way out.

There, where the ramp came down.

Too dangerous. We don't have
the tools or the expertise.

Our digging could actually
trigger a collapse.

Let's take a vote.

No, this isn't a democracy.

All in favor of digging our way out.

You don't understand!

It's decided.
Let's focus on the main ramp.

Grab all the tools you can find.

Let's go!

Explain it to me again.

It's real simple. Back in '09,

Volkert on first watch
has dental surgery.

I step up, fill in.
Figure I'm doing a solid.

Does he repay? No.

Eight years later,
it is a war of attrition.

I can't blink!

Mouch, I don't care who it is.

I just need one of you
to fill in next Tuesday.

Hey, real quick, grabbing
sandwiches from Lucky's.

You in?

That's right.

Damn, the Captain's work
never ends, does it?

Hey, keep it up. See how it pans out

next time you want furlough approval.

Hey, Casey,
do you have a moment in private?

Yeah. What is it, Capp?

Not to raise a stink,
but if you go by Cap,

it's gonna be confusion.

You need to emphasize the "tain".


All right. Listen up.

Let's make something clear.

Starting tomorrow, I am responsible

for all three shifts on truck 81,

plus the entire house's
personnel issues.

So please, no more trivial requests,

- and no more surprises.
- There he is!

Hey! Maxie! Oohhoo!

Hey, honey. Actually,
might not be the best...

What is this?


They've been asked to thank
someone whose hard work

and dedication inspires them.

Weird. Didn't pick his old man.

To thank you for
your service to the city,

we got you a gift.

His name is Mr. Sprinkles.

We think he'd be a very good
firefighter mascot.

I just wanna clear the air
and say there's absolutely

no truth to this ugly rumor
going around about Hope.

- It's... you haven't heard?
- No.

But I'm gonna hear about it right now.

So Hope got into a little bit
of trouble back home.

Bad relationship, guy accused
her of stealing some money.

How much?

Give or take $10,000.

Hiawatha, that's a felony.

Well, that's just it.

I mean, she never stole anything.

She explained it all to me.

It's just a big nothing.

Small town drama.

Okay, well, cool, then.

97, relocate

to the garage collapse,
2800 North Kedzie.

61 to main, we're close to the scene.

- You want us to take it in?
- Negative, 61.

We've got what we need.

- Copy.
- Shame.

That would've been a good call.

- You okay?
- It's just a headache.


He keeps repeating that over and over.

Does it mean anything to you?

He's still pretty disoriented.
I'm sure he just wants

to get out of here,
same as the rest of us.

Watch your foot.

- Careful what you're doing.
- You got in my way.

- What happened?
- I told him

he needs to be careful
about what he's doing

but he just yanks things out.

This is the thing. They don't learn.

All right, let's simmer down, Colleen.

Yo, I got a breaking point, okay?

I'm with you. She's ignorant, hateful,

and I can't wait to get away from her.

But she's here and we need her
just as much as she needs us.

Yeah, sounds nice.

But you should know,
if it comes down to it

and it's me or her...

She's on her own.

Hey, guys?

He's moving. He's moving.

Sir? Hey, sir?

Sir, stop! Sir!


You trying to go up? That it?

What's that? Long hair?

A woman?

There's a woman stuck on the elevator.

- Watch out.
- Get me out of here!



That's it!

- Daddy?
- Marisol!

Get me out of her!

- Daddy.
- Marisol.

Marisol? Is that your name?

Are you hurt?

No, but my chest is pounding.

I can't... I can't breathe.

- I'm having a heart attack.
- No, you're not.

You're having a panic attack.

We're gonna get you out.

Grab one of the jacks that we found.

- It could pry the doors open.
- Yeah.

I can't...

I can't breathe.

Can you talk to her?

Me? Why?

Well, you know what she's going through.

Heart palpitations, shortness of breath.

Yeah, but I'm not, like,
a professional or anything.

You are, in your own experience.

Tell her how you deal with it.

- Yeah...
- Try, man. It can't hurt.



Hi, Marisol. I'm Gil.

I... I know you're freaked out.

And that... that's totally okay.

I am, too.

Just tell me, do you feel
like you can't breathe?

Right. You can.

You just have to take it slow.

Okay? In.

And out.

And look at your dad. He's with you.

- Good.
- You're doing great, Marisol.

I think that's as far
as we should go.

That's far enough. Let's get you out.

We got you, Marisol. Squeeze on out.

Okay, slow. Watch your head.

We got you.

We're running out of time.

No way we're tunneling out.

We need to reinforce that pillar.

Or it will break.

She's right.

Let's get on it.

Is he doing anything?

I'm not sure. Probably contemplating

the futility of his own existence.

Could be worse.

These things are food in some countries.

- What did Casey say?
- Yeah.

He wants him out by end of shift.

Why don't you just take him home?

What? And break my kid's heart?

What are you, crazy?

Can one of you guys take him home?

- Allergic.
- Yeah, that's not happening.

But I might have an idea.


Hey, looking good, Captain.

Anyone heard from Dawson yet?

Not a peep.

Where'd you find those pipes?

A plumbing van, few rows down.

Hey, thanks for your help earlier.

We never would've found Marisol
without you.

I... I... I wish I had realized sooner.

I work in social services.

Something I learned on the job,

understanding people is hard.

We all jump to the wrong
conclusions at times.

No shame in it.

How you holding up?

Calming down. Thank you.

Just glad you're safe.

Can I ask, did you try
the emergency phone

when you were stuck in there?

I tried, couldn't get a tone.

My dad's an electrician, though.

Maybe he can help.

Talk to him. If he could fix it,

- it would be a game changer for us.
- Okay.

According to initial reports...

Can you believe this?

- What, the collapse?
- Yeah. Who's the BC over at 37?

Scofield, I think.

He's all over the place.

Look, you got 63 and 70
right in the collapse zone.

You got guys freelancing
over here on the west area.

They're coming in too hard from the top.

Got all their eggs in one basket.

They should tunnel in low
from the north.

Right, Chief?

Yeah, good eye.

Hey, worth pointing out,

Chief would totally back you up
if you wanted

to make captain yourself.

We all would.

I'm in no rush.

What's wrong?

Splitting headache.

Stay hydrated. We need you.

Listen, I'm sorry I sold you short.

- Just felt like I needed...
- Don't mention it.

- What the hell?
- Get away from there.

What now?

She's got a secret stash
of water back here.

I caught her hiding one under this car.

So what? I found it myself.

Going around calling me a looter

and here she is, hoarding water.

I don't owe you a damn thing.

That's the problem with you people.

You think the world owes you.

Okay, that's enough.

Hey! Help!

- What the hell happened?
- He just collapsed

Gil? Can you hear me?

I just feel dizzy.


Who else feels weak? Headachy?

What is it?

Carbon monoxide.

We're suffocating.

We're breathing in exhaust
from somewhere.

Keep him awake, talking.

Anybody got any cash in their pocket?

I've got a 20. What for?

A lighter. Somebody, a lighter?

Trust me.

Best money you'll ever spend.

Right here.

I can hear it, too.

The car must have been crushed during

the collapse with the engine running.

I can get in there, kill the ignition,

check to see if the driver survived.

I doubt it. The air's rich with gas.
It'd be a one way trip.

- Let me worry about that.
- Will!

The only person I'd be putting
at risk is myself.

Maybe... maybe we can
seal this thing up.

Keep more exhaust from flowing in.

Do what you gotta do. I'm going in.


What just happened?

Where'd he go?

To give us a chance.

Let's keep working
to secure this pillar.

Hey, Hope.

What did HQ say
about those oxygen bottles?

I called and left a message
this morning,

but I think I might
have the wrong number

because the voicemail didn't say
anything about CFD.

Thing is, Ms. Donovan left
this ancient notebook

- with a million different...
- So no one's coming for them.

Well, I'm just not sure. Like I said...

Yeah, you have an explanation
for all of it.

As usual.

Look, don't sweat it.

I will do it myself.

Any sign?

It's been a while.

Less of an exhaust smell, though.

He must've gotten it.

Saved our lives.

Probably on his way back, then.


There he is. Man of the hour.

Where's Gabby? She must be proud.

No idea. It's getting down to the wire.

I talked to her this morning,
said she was at the supermarket

buying party supplies.
It's the last I heard.

No, she wasn't.

She called me to make
the supply run as a favor.

She was getting a gift.

What kind of gift? Where?

Antique shop
on Pulaski near Edison Park.

That's where that garage collapse is.

Okay, squad three, truck 81, ambo 61!

Mount up!

Go, go, go!

What the hell's that?

They must've gotten the green light

from the MVU to start digging.

That's a good thing, right?

No. Definitely not.

They're coming in way too hard
at a straight angle.

If they don't stop,
this thing is gonna give.

Casey, look. That Dawson's car?

Look alive, everyone. She's here.

We didn't call for another alarm.

We have an offduty paramedic
who might be around.

Gabriela Dawson.

That's her car. If she was around

and saw this incident go down,
she'd pitch in.

Think she might've been
the bystander that

the construction workers mentioned?

Yeah, one of the workers said
some lady was

giving them holy hell about
the garage being a hazard

- before it collapsed.
- Sounds like Gabby.

In that case, she's inside.

What can we do, Chief?

You wanna assist with debris clearance?

- Yeah.
- Absolutely. Guys, form a line.

Let's help clear the debris
from the area.

We can't hold it. It's starting to give.

We don't give up.

We can't.

Sir, we've patched in a call

from the elevator's emergency line.

It's them.

Chief Walker.

Yeah, copy. You hang tight.

It's her.

- Gabby!
- Matt!

Are you hurt?

There's no time!
This place is coming down!

Don't give up, Gabby.

See if you can make
your way to the north wall.

We're trying to tunnel in from there.

North wall, go! Go, go, don't look back!

Go, go, go!

They're making their way
to the north wall.

We need everyone!

Okay, let's go!

Casey! I've got something.

Could be a way in.

Hey, hey, we need a hand.

Let's move this.

Come on.

Okay, watch that second beam.

That's 20 tons hanging above your head.

There you go, watch it.

Watch it.

Got it, got it.

- Hold it up, let it drop.
- One, two, three.

- You see anything?
- No.

Can anyone hear me?

Someone's coming! Come on.

Come on.

- I got it.
- We got it, we got it.

- Here you go.
- Yeah, she's coming,

she's coming, come on.

Here we go, here we go.

Hey, was anyone else
down there... a woman?

- She went back for Tucker.
- Great.




- Gabby!
- Matt!

Over here! I need your help.

- This the only guy?
- Yeah.


Coming out!

Watch your head.

- Grab him.
- I got him.

- Good, good.
- I got him.

- Come on.
- It's Dawson.

Come on, quick.

- Matt.
- Yeah. Hey.

You're okay. Hey.

It's okay, it's okay, it's okay.


It's over. It's over.

Feeling any pain?
Any difficulty breathing?

- Dizziness?
- No, no, I'm fine.

I can't pay. I'm just telling you now.

You can bill me, but blood from a stone.

You don't have to worry about that.

120 over.

What now?

You dropped this, climbing out.

I saw you holding them
down in the garage.

Thank you.

How's he doing?

He'll be okay. Just needs time to work

the CO out of his system.

Is this real?

Pretty real.

You're a badass, Gabby Dawson.

Thanks for keeping us alive down there.

Ditto, Sergeant Tucker.

- You did good.
- Thanks.

Psst, Otis!

I just found this on the squad table.


- So what now?
- Um...

You put this in your car.
We never speak of this again.

What's up?

My tie, I took it off in the rescue,

must have lost it.


You're not gonna ding me
for a uniform violation,

are you, Captain?

Maybe just a warning this time.

Hey, congrats, man.


Thanks, Kelly.

There are firefighters
who play the game,

work the system, bide their time

to climb up the chain of command.

And then there's Matthew Casey.

A true, honesttoGod smoke eater.

The type of firefighter who makes
this department what it is.

A man who truly deserves the
title he is about to receive.

Matthew Casey,

are you prepared to lead as Captain

with the same fearlessness,
honor, compassion

that you have shown in
all your years of service?

Yes, sir, I will.

Then I believe we are ready
to make this official.

- Do you have it?
- I do.

This badge belonged to the first captain.

Firehouse 51 ever had,

along with the thousands of fires

he handled in his career.

He was around for the 1910
Union Stock Yards fire.

21 firefighters lost their lives
in that fire.

But it would've been a lot more

if it weren't for the leadership
of that captain.

It's a tradition I know
you'll live up to.

Congratulations, Captain Casey.

I appreciate this honor. I do.

But if anyone deserves
to be honored today, it's you,


The lives you saved.

The odds you faced.

You're an inspiration.

I hope you know that.

Hear, hear.




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