Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 8, Episode 8 - Seeing Is Believing - full transcript

Severide begins his assignment at the Office of Fire Investigation and gets off on the wrong foot when, despite his orders, he reopens an old case. When the cause of an apartment fire hits ...


- Flames are rolling through
both windows at sill level.

What do you do?

- I wouldn't send anyone in,

At that point it's a recovery,
it's not a rescue.

- The correct answer!

You must have big plans
for Stella Kidd.

Got real potential.

- I'm Lieutenant Wendy Seager
from OFI.

They brought me on to help
clear up a backlog of cases.

I've love you to
come work with us, Severide.

- I'm happy where I am.

You can't transfer me
without my approval.

You don't have
that kind of authority.

- The transfer
didn't come from us.

It came from
Commissioner Grissom.

- Public service isn't about

doing what you want to do,

Right now, OFI needs help.

[indistinct chatter]

- Lieutenant.

Did they give you a desk yet?

- Nope, I just got here.
- Ah.

I told Worthon
to catch you coming in.

- I parked on Dearborn.
I took the bask stairs.

- Oh,
your dad taught you that trick?

- It was the first of many.

You weren't kidding
about the backlog.

- Yeah, that side of the room
is May to September.

This side is October to now.

- Hey, Severide.

Forgive me if we skip
the orientation video.

I'm gonna go ahead and hand off
these cases to you.

These are the files
that have determinations

from CFD
or outside investigators.

Just need a once-over
and rubber stamp.

- Well, if they already
have determinations--

- I'm easing you in.

Double-check the work and then
help Seager clear May-June.

- Welcome to OFI.

together: ♪ They reached
so high, high, high ♪

♪ They touched
the sky, sky-- ♪

- Ah, I'm 90% sure there's
a double hand clap there.

- Oh, that makes more sense.
- Right? Okay.

together: ♪ And they never
came back, back, back ♪

♪ Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack ♪

- Ladies.

- Chief.

- I just want to let you know

I've signed you up
for the academy.

- Oh, I already took the
Rescue Tech certification, so--

- No.

It's to be an instructor.

- Oh.
- Yes.

People keep reaching out to me

about your performance
at the leadership conference.

- Of course they are.
- [chuckles]

I spoke to Chief Benton.
He wants you to take over

the Physical Conditioning class
for new cadets.

- When?
- Tomorrow.

- Oh--okay.
Yes, of course.

I'm looking forward
to it, Chief.

- I knew you would.

You know, it's a great way
to get your name out there,

establish yourself
as a potential leader

in the department.
- Thank you, Chief.

- You're welcome.




- I don't know
if I even remember

that conditioning routine.

- I don't know, if you can
remember "Miss Mary Mack,"

that'll be cake.

- Oh, look who we got.
New shoes Cruz!

- Somebody's rolling in it.

- I will say
in the Twitter game of life,

the Slamigan is trending.

I have so many orders I can't
even fill them right now.

- How much those kicks
set you back?

- Oh, $250 easy.
- A pair?

- Whoo.

I could use
a moneymaker myself, badly.

- Why, what's up?
- Got a letter on my door.

Landlord is raising the rent
come the new year.

- [groans]
- I know.

And I love my place.

Woman in my building says

she walks dogs
for a nice chunk of change.

- Tuesday could use
a walk around the block

if you want some practice.

- Sure.
$50 and I'm in.

- You don't even like dogs.

- I don't know.
What can I say, I'm desperate.

[alarm blares]

- Engine 51,
smoke investigation.

- All good shifts start
with a call during breakfast.

Remember that, Ritter.
Come on.

[siren wails]

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

- Eh.
Looks like burnt popcorn, boys.

- That's Stephanie's place.

She's into incense
if that tells you anything.

- Incense burner, Lieutenant.
- All right, great.

Grab the silver bullet.
Let's lift a leg on this.

♪ ♪

Fire Department,
we need to check on--

[flames whoosh]

- Help me!
God, please help me!

- [grunts]

♪ ♪


- Clarence,
grab me a hose line!

[tense music]

- Help me!
God, please help me!

- Here, Lieutenant.

- Dougherty, charge the line!


♪ ♪

Stay on me!

- Yes, Lieutenant!

- Oh, God! I can't breathe--

- I'm gonna hold it back.

- Copy that.

♪ ♪

Get her!

- Copy!

♪ ♪

- [coughing and crying]

- Hey, it's okay,
it's all right,

Let's go, let's go.

- [panicked wheezing]

♪ ♪

- Back you up, Lieutenant.

- Hit it, guys!

♪ ♪

Come on!

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- I lit a candle
and went to take a bath.

I do it all the time,
never once--

- Don't try to talk, ma'am.
- I smelled smoke.

And when I poked
my head into the living room,

it was just a little char
on the arm of the couch.

You know, like a couple
of embers had gotten in there.

And I didn't panic.
I just thought

I'll grab the extinguisher
under the sink, no big deal.

When I turned around again,
it erupted.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Hey, Beezley, we're gonna
stick around and help overhaul.

- All clear here.

- Yeah...

this is where the fire started,
like the lady said.

See all this--this char?

It's darker than the rest.

- Uh-huh.

- And in the time it took us

to move from the sidewalk
to the front door,

this thing went up
like a Roman candle.

- Doesn't feel right.

I don't know, maybe
some accelerant was involved.

- Or maybe she dropped
a hairspray bottle

under the couch,
forgot about it.

- Yeah.
Help me flip it.

One, two, three.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- [knocks on door frame]

- Hey.

- What'd you and Severide
call 'em?

Cigar chats?

- [chuckles]

I don't think we
call them anything, Chief.

- Well, since your partner
in crime has been detailed out,

maybe I could fill in?

- Say no more.

What are these?

- They're Cohibas.

I've got a friend
in Biggs Mansion.

♪ ♪

- You all right, Chief?

- Yeah, you know.

Severide getting detailed out,
that got me...


We've had a solid shift
for a long time here, right?

- Yes, we have.

- And I guess...

I don't want it to end.

♪ ♪

- Severide was clear.

He's just helping OFI out

till they get their head
above water,

then he's back to 51.

Unless you know something
I don't.

- No.

It's just uh,
every now and then...

I take a look at Severide
and I catch a glimpse of Benny.

He didn't think he was gonna
move to OFI either.

And then he did.

♪ ♪

- This doesn't add up.
- What doesn't?

- This is a grocery store fire
from April 18th.

- Okay?

- So
the insurance company Metcalf

hired a private investigator,

some former firefighter
from Indianapolis.

- I mean,
that's not uncommon.

Insurance companies use
ex-firefighters all the time.

- Yeah I know, but this guy
marked it down as suspicious.

- And?

- That works great
for the insurance company

because they don't
have to pay anything out,

but I don't think he's right.

The report says the alarms
were in working order

at least 10 days
prior to the fire,

but they didn't
go off that night.

And they found evidence

of flammable cleaning supplies
near the origin point.

Insurance claims
that there's enough here

to suggest the alarms
were tampered with

and the fire
was deliberately set.

- I mean, 'cause
that's what it looks like.

- It's too obvious.
- And most of our cases are.

I mean, we're not dealing
with Hannibal Lecters here.

And this is a grocery store
owner in Roseland.

- Right.

[knocks on door]
Hey, Captain?

- Yeah.

- I'm gonna run over
to Roseland after shift

and put my eyes on
that grocery fire from April.

- [scoffs]

Remember when I said
once-over and rubber stamp?

- It'll only take an hour.

- [takes deep breath]

Take Seager with you.

- So it's like somebody dumped
gasoline all over the place

but I'm thinking that

it can't be a candle
like this young woman said

it would've taken 30 minutes

for it to burn up like that.

She was only out of the room
for 30 seconds

and it was cookin'.

It turns out that the couch
is made outta polyurethane.

- Basically gasoline
in solid form.

- Exactly.

And the whole house is filled
with this type of furniture,

the kind that you see in one
of those rent-to-own places.

- Affordable.
- Yeah, but there's more.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Arnow Furniture?

- The same company
that made her couch

made the mattresses
that killed Otis.

♪ ♪


- The way they make
these things is ridiculous.

There's polyurethane

- Where is the oversight, huh?

They'll give me a ticket
for parking in the yellow zone

but no one is regulating
what my furniture is made of?

- Well, these big companies
have the--

to make sure the government
lowers the safety standards.

- We should cancel them.
- What?

- You go on Insta and
you shame the hell out of 'em.

- I'm in.

- This kind of company couldn't
care less about social media.

That much was clear in the
aftermath of the factory fire.

- I just can't believe
after what happened

they still put out
these kind of products.

- All right.

They're an
old school corporation.

We're gonna have to take
an old school approach.

[slow dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Seven months and
no sign of rebuilding.

This here's
what we call a food desert now.

Nearest grocery store--
train ride away?

When you wanna walk
and get some fresh produce?

Forget it.

♪ ♪

- Hey, come on.

♪ ♪

- I mean, we can call CPD.

See if they can--

♪ ♪

This place is, uh...

it's a little creepy.


- Just didn't picture you
the scaredy-cat type.

- [scoffs]
That's offensive.

Because inside, I know
you're thinking, "She's right."

[inhales sharply]
"It's freaky in here."

- Uh-huh.

- And you're also thinking,

"How did I get so damn lucky
to get a partner like her?"

♪ ♪

- Here's the fire alarm.

And the cleaning supplies
the insurance report mentioned.

- Hey, doesn't look out
of the ordinary to me, though.

- No, me neither.
- Okay.

So what would make
the paid investigator think

this is where the fire started?

- You said it.
- What?

- Paid--
by an insurance company

that would rather not write
a big check to the store owner.

♪ ♪

- You're right.

This is the origin point.

♪ ♪

- That's pre-code electrical.

- Yeah.

New owner installs
a big new freezer,

doesn't realize the old wiring
can't handle the power load.

- Ticking time bomb.

Fire started here
and it grew in the void space.

And it wasn't detected

by what looks like
a pretty solid alarm system

until it was too late.

♪ ♪

- This isn't arson.
- It's an electrical fire.

- I knew I was right.

You clearly belong here at OFI.

Nice work, partner.

- It's there on the corner,
too, so interesting.

Go get 'em, instructor!

- I'm already late!

- She gets paid
for those classes, right?

They have to pay her.

- Yeah, I would think so.

- Yeah,
I need to look into BLS or CPR

or just something that
I can teach at the academy.

- Yeah, maybe.

I mean, I think they would
put up a job posting.

- Yeah.
I'm gonna look into that.

- Oh, thanks
for coming with me.

- Of course.

- I'll drive.
- All right.

- Hello.
- Hi.

We'd like to speak
with your CEO, Mr. Carrington.

- And who should I
tell them is here?

- I'm Matt Casey.
This is Christopher Herrmann.

We're firefighters.

- And what is this
pertaining to?

- Product safety.

- [exhales deeply]

Let me see if I can get
Miriam Ghorbani for you.

- And, uh, who's that?

- Our VP of public relations.

One moment, please.

- Get ready
for some doublespeak.

- Tell me about it.

- Hello, gentlemen.
How can I help you?

- Well, like she probably
told you, we're with the CFD

and yesterday
I responded to a house fire

which involved your furniture.

- "Involved"?

- There was a candle
right next to the couch

and it went up like kindling.

- An open flame.
- That's right.

- Well, I can assure you

we have warning labels
on all of our furniture

expressly stating
that smoking or an open flame

such as a candle on or around
our materials is a hazard.

- No, you see--

what your warning labels
don't cover, lady,

is that your company products
are made out of gasoline.

[dramatic music]

- Our furniture
is composed of materials

that fall well within
state, federal,

and international code.

- Who cares about code
when people are dying?

- Ma'am,
your furniture is dangerous.

We lost a firefighter

responding to
your mattress factory last May.

- Personally
and professionally,

I'm sorry for your loss.

We also lost workers that day.

It was a real tragedy and
we have made positive changes

to the way we store our
materials in the aftermath.

But I can assure you,
we follow industry standards

in all aspects
of our manufacturing.

And we've begun
to design warning labels

that are larger than required
under law because trust me,

consumer safety
is a priority at Arnow.

- You know what people
call this?

The run around.

- If you have
additional concerns,

I'll make sure Kim gets your
outside counsel's information.

- Trust me,
we have additional concerns

and you're gonna be
seeing more of us real soon.


- Chief Benton.

- You must be Stella Kidd.
- Yes, sir.

- Wallace speaks
so highly of you

I thought I might need a ladder
to shake your hand.

- He--
he's a great chief.

I just try and do right by him.

- I expect nothing less.

So you remember
physical conditioning.

- Yeah.

- You'll have 20 cadets,
two classes.

- Two?
- Yes.

- 30-minute break between.

And I believe
in lead-by-example classes.

I found instructors
who get in there

and work alongside their cadets
produce the best results.

- Right.
Yes, agreed.

- You come directly from shift?
- Yes, I did.

- You might wanna alter
your schedule.

- Well, I probably can't do--

- Cadets!

This is your instructor,
Stella Kidd.

When she says "Jump,"
you don't say anything

because you will
already be jumping, got it?

[together] Yes, Chief!

- Okay, hello.


I just wanna say that

this is my first time
leading the class,

but you know, not long ago
I was in your shoes.

[dramatic music]

Okay, let's just get to it.
Uh, high plank position.

♪ ♪

And hold it for 60.

59, 58, 57, 56--

- Hey.

How long you been here,

- Oh...

hour number four.

- Any activity?

- Not much.
They think they can outlast me.

- Well, then they definitely

don't know
who they're dealing with.

- So we just sit here?

- Oh, this is nothing.

You should've seen Hermann

when we had this graffiti
artist that was tagging 51.

- Hup, here we go.

- I said you gotta go
and instead you bring friends.

Are you trying to get me fired?

- We're not going anywhere

until your CEO comes out here
and talks to me.

- You can't sit here.
It's private property.

- What's your name, pal?

- Marvin.

- All right, listen.

I know that you're just
trying to do your job, Marvin,

and you seem like a great guy.

I would be happy

to buy you a beer some day
when you're off duty,

but let me be clear, all right?

We're all firefighters here

and we are well-practiced
at sitting around.

So we are not leaving until
we get to talk to your CEO.

♪ ♪

- Hey, got your message.

- Hey, thanks for coming.
- Sure.

- Is this what you guys do
on your days off?

- Yeah, pretty much.

- Um, everyone--
this is Wendy Seager.

Seager, this is 51.

- Hey, Seager.

- So you're the one
who stole my best Lieutenant.

- Hey.
- Squad Lieutenant.

- All right, guilty as charged.

But, hey, maybe
you'll get him back someday.

[boos and groans]

Or maybe not
with that attitude.

- Hey, you got any water
in that cooler?

- Yeah.
- Thanks.

- What'd the academy say?

- Uh, nothing open
so I'm still looking.

- Where's Stella?

- Somebody say my name?

- Hey.
- Whoo!

- My legs
are about to fall off.

- Oh, that's a shame.

I was hoping
that you could demonstrate

some mountain climbers for us.

- [chuckles]
Don't even joke.

- Marvin.

- Look, I'm just telling you

that you're wasting your time,
all right?

Mr. Carrington is in Toledo
on a business trip.

But look here,

and I did not tell you this...

He's back next Wednesday.

- I really appreciate that.

Next time though,
no lawn chairs, all right?

I just gotta figure out
a way to go bigger.

- Don't do anything crazy.
- Yeah.

♪ ♪

- Okay, guys.

Let's pack it up.
We're moving on to Plan B.

- Whoa, what's Plan B?

- Uh...

do some brainstorming
over at Molly's.

15% off all tap beers, okay?

Oh, and that discount applies
to you too, Marvin.

[rhythmic pop music]

- Hey, hey.
Great ride, Samantha.

I saw you crushing it, Gary.
Best ride yet, way to go.

Ah, Sylvie.
Glad I caught you.

- Oh, I'm sorry.
I was dogging it.

It was a late night
at Molly's last night.

- No, you looked great.
You're literally my best rider.

- No.

I mean, I have been
busting my tail, so thank you--

- Teach for me?
- What?

- I'm in a bind.

Look, both Seth and Cammy
gave last-minute notice

that they're going to
some wedding, which is crazy,

because they both literally
just started working here.

Doesn't matter.

Anyway, we pay top dollar
for instructors.

Five class minimum,

- Wow, um...
- Is that a yes?

- Oh, my God,
I have the best idea.

My friend Emily
is looking for work.

When I say
she's in great shape--

she could be a fitness model,
I'm not kidding.

- She's an instructor?
- She can be.

I'm telling you, she's amazing.
Great energy.

- Well, if you can
vouch for her, she's in.

Have her call me?
- I will.

- What's the catch?

- No catch,
you're already in.

Just give Olivia a call.
She'll give you the times.

You make a playlist
and send everyone on a journey.

- Oh, my God.
You're a miracle worker.

- Well, your first class
I'll be in the front row.

- Well, get ready
to sweat, girl,

because I ain't
gonna be playing.

- Hmm?
Who's not playing?

Who's sweatin'?

- Guess what?
- What?

- You aren't the only fitness
instructor in the house.

[clicks tongue]

- No, I still think

one of those big
protest banners could work.

We come up with a slogan for
how dangerous the furniture is.

- Yeah, then we use the ladder

to hang it outside
the CEO's window.

- Nah, they'll just send
poor Marvin up there

to tear it down before those
bigwigs ever notice it, it's--

it's gotta be bigger.

[alarm blares]

- Truck 81, Ambulance 61.

Man down from unknown causes,
3290 East Sheffield Street.

[dramatic music]

[tires squeal and horn blasts]

♪ ♪

- Oh, my God!

It just fell, it just fell.

The whole thing just came down
right on top of him.

- Get back!
Let us through, please.

- Get back, fire department.
- Move back, come on.

♪ ♪

[tense music]

- Brett.

- Yeah.
Back up.

Okay, all right.
Everybody get back.

- Let her through.
- Thank you.

- Can we lift the billboard
without worsening the trauma?

- What's your name?
- Dale.

I didn't, um...see it.

A--a gust of wind,
I was just out, um--

- It's just a laceration
on the back of your head.

- I can't--um, I can't move.

- Okay.

- Dale,
I'm gonna touch your legs.

You tell me
if you feel anything, okay?

- Mm-hmm.

- Feel that?
- Uh-uh.

♪ ♪

- How about that?
- No.

- He's lost sensitivity
in both of his legs.

- Every minute he's under here,
he's at risk of crush syndrome.

We've gotta get him out.

- Okay.
Kidd, next to me.

Mouch, Gallo, that side.

Let's give 'em enough room
to pull him out.

- Okay.

♪ ♪



♪ ♪

I said next to me!
This side, come on!

- Sorry.

- All right, on three.
One, two, three.

[all straining]

Hold it!

[all straining]

Hold it, hold it.

♪ ♪

Okay, let it

[billboard crashes]

- You still with me, Dale?

- My legs are, um...tingling.

- That's a good sign.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

All right, ready?
One, two, three.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- Captain, I'm so sorry.

- We'll talk about it
back at 51.

Mouch, you drive.

- Oh.
Come on.

♪ ♪

- Just so I'm clear, um...

we're up to our eyeballs in
backlogged case files out there

and you spent God knows
how much time investigating

an already investigated
grocery store fire?

- Captain--
- You designated it suspicious.

It wasn't.

- Have you ever
watched a juggler?

You know,
like an at the circus juggler?

You see, a juggler has
a limited amount of hands

in which to juggle
a limited number of balls.

If he takes a hand
out of the mix

or adds too many balls

then everything
crashes to the ground.

We only have two hands,

And eight months worth
of balls out there.

- With all due respect, if you
want someone to come in here

and just rubber stamp things,
you detailed the wrong guy.

- You've always said
the truth wins, Captain.

And that's what we found--
the truth.

♪ ♪

- Fine.
- Fine?

- Get out of here.

♪ ♪

But you can't work every case
like this.

We'll never catch up.

And you'll never
go back to squad.

♪ ♪

- Captain.

I just wanted to say that

I'm real sorry about my
performance on the call today.

- What am I supposed to put
in the report?

You spaced out?

That Mouch was
quicker than you?

- It won't happen again.

- I'm already training
one new firefighter.

Can't be training two.

- I understand.

- Whatever you've got
going on in your life,

don't carry it with you
on the truck.

When those bells go off,
you are ready,

you are prepared,
you are focused.

Every single time.

Do I make myself clear?

- Yes, Captain.

- Dismissed.

- Hey, you guys.

Nick Porter posted video
of my Slamigan demo online.

It's already got
close to 400 views.

- Fun fact: "Baby Shark"
has over 3 1/2 billion.

Trudy's a subscriber.

- Anyway, my point is that
ever since he posted that video

the orders are rolling in.

I've got 14 already today.

- Makes sense.
Seeing is believing.

- That's it.

- What's it?

- Seeing is believing.

Now I know
what I gotta do on Wednesday

when that Arnow CEO gets back.

Seeing is believing.

- Yo, what's up?

- What?
- You.

Your locker's over there.

- Yeah.
No, uh...

Cruz and Mouch
were taking up the whole bench

so I just...

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, yeah.

- Well, make sure you don't
miss my first spin class.

I'm gonna have bodies dropping
in t-minus two hours.

- I'll be there.

- Yeah,
I think I'm gonna, um...

good luck.


I just think I'm gonna
catch a few winks.

I need to recharge.

- All right, no problem.
Get some rest.

[indistinct chatter]

Okay, let's drop in.

Strap up and let's get it
up to 90, people.

Come on, let's go,
let's go, now!

Come on!

Okay, now!
Let's go, let's go.

- Um, you forgot the music.

[soft dramatic music]

- No music.
You earn music, okay?

And let's go, come on!

Bring it up to 100 and
I want 14 clicks to the right.

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

Hey, lazy guy in the back!
Come on, get those knees up!

Knees up!

You think this
is just a ride in the park?

No, baby, you came to win!

Two minutes in, 53 more to go.

♪ ♪

- Hey.
- Hi.

[exhales sharply]


- Morning, sunshine.

- Do I look like a zombie?
'Cause I feel like one.

- A hot zombie, maybe.
- [chuckles]

- Hey, if you want to take
the shift off and get rest,

then do it.

- No way.

No, Chief is giving me

all these amazing opportunities
and, um...

I just don't want him
to think I don't got the goods.

- He won't.
He'll think you're human.

- [takes deep breath]

I'm not missing a shift.

All I've gotta do is get
a solid power nap and I'm fine.

- [laughs]

- I'll see you
on the other side.

♪ ♪

- Right, left, right, left,
right, left.

Come on, come on.

Bunch of softies, come on!

Show me what you're made of!
Let's go!

Four, three, two, one.

Class dismissed.

Get out of here, guys.
Think about what you did wrong.

Hey, you.

You gotta pick it up next time
if you wanna take my class.

I saw you resting.

♪ ♪

- Sorry.
- Hoo!

♪ ♪


That was great, right?

- I mean, you're
a little--little tough.

- Right?

I'm gonna go find Olivia

and see if I can work out
this bonus situation.

- Oh, I don't know.
I don't know if that's...

Okay, there you go.

[breathes heavily]

- Okay, let's see.

Cruz, you remain acting
lieutenant on squad.

- My legs are in so much pain.

- My brain and my body hurt.
- Mm.

- Hey, how are you doin'?

- 100%, Captain.
- Good.

- Hermann, you had a request?

- Uh, actually Chief,
it's more of a favor.

Um...I went
couch shopping yesterday.

- Okay.

- And, uh...

I might need
a little help this morning.

[suspenseful music]


- Mr. Carrington.
- That's right.

- Uh-huh.

We've been trying like hell
to get a moment with you.

- I understand that,

but I have a 9:00 meeting
and, well.

- Don't worry.
This won't take long.

This is your Summer Series
model, it retails for $599.

- Listen,
I understand you folks

have some concerns
about our products,

but I don't have time right now
to talk to you about it.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- We see a lot of close calls
in our line of work.

How soon
we can get to a victim,

how fast we can get
some poor shot kid to the ER.

Most the time their fate,

whether they live or die,

comes down
to a matter of seconds.

one of your young customers,

they left a candle burning
a little too close to your sofa

for less than one minute.

She suffered burns on
over 25% of her body.

[dramatic music]

See, time.

I hope you understand

that in the space
of a single heartbeat

my friend Brian saved the lives

of me
and six other firefighters

in your factory fire,
but that heartbeat was...

his last.

♪ ♪

He was a good a person
as you could ever hope to know.

♪ ♪

- Arnow Furniture has made
an ongoing commitment to--

- I know,
I know you're in compliance.

I know you're very careful to
make sure that your furniture

meets the minimum
safety standards.

But what?

What kind of goal is that?
Bare minimum?


we're not asking
for a miracle here.

We know you gotta make a buck.

We just want you
to take care of your customers.


Give 'em more than just
a nice piece of furniture.

Give those people
a fighting chance.


every single second counts.

♪ ♪

I thank you for your time
and I hope that

we didn't make you late
for your meeting.

♪ ♪

Okay, guys.

Let's knock this down,
pack it up.

[fire extinguishers hissing]

♪ ♪

- Who was that guy I was
sitting next to the other day?

When we were stalking
the furniture company?

- Who?

- Blonde hair.
Blue eyes.

Your height.

- Casey?
- That's him.

- Ha.
- What? He's cute.

And what's his deal?

- He's my roommate.

- Is he single?

- Are you Lieutenant Severide?

- Yes, ma'am.

- Thank you.
Thank you so much.

My name is Ivania Miller.

I own the grocery store
in Roseland.

- No, yeah, sure.

- I got a call from
Metcalf Insurance Company.

They're paying the claim.

- That's great.

- I've been fighting them
for months.

They tried to say
I burned my own--

- No, yeah.
We saw it was electrical.

- I can rebuild my store now.

My mom says to take the money
and run, but I--I can't.

The neighborhood where I am,

we're the only place
folks have.

Anyway, thank you again

and you know,
stop by in a few months.

You'll see what you did for me.

And for the neighborhood.

- I will.

♪ ♪

- Right now you're thinking...

"Man, am I glad Seager
brought me aboard OFI."

- [chuckles]

- Okay, but seriously,
tell me about your pal Casey.


- Olivia.
- Sylvie.

- Do you know
where I can find Emily?

- Oh, right.
I feel awful about that.

Look, go easy on her.
It was her first time.

She doesn't really
know the vibe.

- Hey, Olivia.
What's up?

- Hey, can you give me
a bio for the website?

And you're good with Saturdays,

- Sure.

Just make sure
you tell the loafers

that my class is off-limits

'cause there are plenty
of hippy-dippy places

where they can
go take wussy cycling.

- Yeah, uh--
no, whatever you want.

- What's happening?

- Our bike reservations
are through the roof.

Everyone's crashing the site
to get into Emily's class.

- I'm gonna need a little
salary renegotiation, too.

- Yeah, definitely.
I'll give you a boost.

- Thanks, Olivia.
I'll see you tomorrow.

- See ya.

[peaceful music]

- [laughs]
Thanks for this.

- Yeah.
I'm just glad it worked out.

- Speaking of work out,

you are gonna need
to step it up

if you don't want to
drag down the rest of my class.

♪ ♪

- Whoa, that looks so cool.
- I know. Right, Lyla?

[indistinct chatter]

- Hey, folks, how's it going?


- This the firefighter
you were talking about?


- Yes, sir, it is.

♪ ♪

These your little ones?

- Yes, this is Lyla
and this is Milo.

- Well, hey, guys.

Welcome to Firehouse 51.

- I wanted to come down here
and pay my respects.

- Thank you.

- And to let you know

we're going to make changes,
effective immediately.

I spoke to my board
this morning

and we're going to transition
to different materials...

Ones that meet our newer,
much higher standards.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- I'm real glad to hear that.

♪ ♪

So, uh...

have you two ever been inside
a real fire truck?

Well, we're gonna
go there today.

Come on, I'll give you a tour.

♪ ♪


[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[wolf howls]