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Chicago Fire Recap 3/1/17: Season 5 Episode 15 “Deathtrap”

Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire begins with several firehouses called into an industrial area that is on the watch list; everyone expecting the worst. Lt. Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) tells Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) that they are going to need every company in the city to come, as they watch teens running out of the building. Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) learns there are at least 50 people stuck inside; he orders 51 to get 2 lines inside to hold the fire until they evacuate and Ambulance 61 will be triage. He says they need to save as many as they can; he wants Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) to take point so Casey can stay outside and contain things inside. Teens are screaming banging on the door as Severide attempts to open the steel doors. He manages to pry it open and kids come running out, falling on top of each other. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 15 Review: Deathtrap

There's no bigger episode of Chicago Fire than Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 15 . In terms of scale, story and just general approach, "Deathtrap" was as big as it gets. No wonder why it started off the entire three-hour Chicago Crossover. From the beginning of this episode you could tell that it was a different episode for Chicago Fire. The decision by Andrea Newman to open the episode with no dialogue amongst the firefighters until they were heading toward the fire was incredibly effective and set the tone for all that followed. ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/03/chicago-fire-season-5-episode-15-review-deathtrap/

Chicago Fire Recap 2/21/17: Season 5 Episode 14 “Purgatory”

Chicago Fire begins with Randall "Mouch" McHolland (Christan Stolte) and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) arriving at Fire House 90. Capp (Randy Flagler) and Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) reporting to the 9-11 call center and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) at Firehouse 27. Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), Lt. Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) observe all the new crew members through a window when Matt tells Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) that he needs to fix this. Just as Boden welcomes them and introduces them to their Lieutenants, the alarms go off and he orders them to listen to the Lts. Severide is shocked when he hears Joe giving the team the address from the call center. On scene they see their patient hanging about 3 floors up off a parking garage ledge after being hit by a car. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 14 Review: Purgatory

This week's episode of Chicago Fire was aptly titled. Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 14 really did feel like "Purgatory" as we watched the main characters get scattered to different firehouses. But as much as they bristled about their transfers, that's how uncomfortable this all was to watch. Maybe that was the point? Most of the episode dealt with our firefighters and paramedics getting their new assignments and/or partners and hating them. It makes sense that they wouldn't want to work with new people, but all of these characters used felt like caricatures. ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/02/chicago-fire-season-5-episode-14-review-purgatory/

Chicago Fire Review: Generosity and Ego

Chicago Fire has officially been torn apart, but it’s not the way viewers originally thought going into this week’s episode. Firehouse 51 has had its fair share of scandal and challenges, but we’ve also seen how they’ve been railroaded. Time and again someone gets a stick stuck somewhere over the way Boden runs his house. Which is to say they don’t like that Boden refuses to bow down to bureaucracy when lives are at stake, and everyone in the house follows his lead to a fault. There’s always that one person who just can’t stand when Boden actually does his job correctly, and this time it’s the new Deputy District Chief. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Recap 2/14/17: Season 5 Episode 13 “Trading in Scuttlebutt”

Chicago Fire begins with Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) closing up Molly’s when a man arrives asking for a couple of hundred dollars to buy a suit for a job interview. Herrmann asks the man what is really going on, and when he talks about his children and needing the job, he gives him some money and wishes him good luck. At Firehouse 51, everyone is calling him a sucker for helping the stranger. Herrmann feels that whatever he needed the money for, he needed a helping hand and he had to do it. Brian "Otis" Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov) says he is using it for drugs. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) learns from Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) that he received a job offer. He tells her it is Battalion Chief in Springfield, but before she can respond Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) asks for her help. Stella leaves the room telling Severide they aren’t done. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 13 Review: Trading in Scuttlebutt

Since Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 13 aired on Valentine's Day it was appropriate that the featured story was about Kelly Severide and his ongoing interest in Anna. Severide went to Springfield this week, but didn't get the happy ending he was looking for. Neither did anyone else, unless you count the guy that Herrmann helped land a job. ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/02/chicago-fire-season-5-episode-13-review-trading-in-scuttlebutt/

Chicago Fire Review: Vendetta

Who knew firefighters were on so many people’s hit lists? If there was any doubt that Firehouse 51 has a target on its back, there isn’t any longer. Chicago Fire has faced personal attacks before and always come out the other side, but that doesn’t mean they should be any less vigilant when a new threat surfaces. A homicidal criminal on the run with a personal grudge against Casey for choosing to save an innocent mother and child instead of him definitely qualifies. Eddie Owens is their worst nightmare. He’s not just a violent offender, he has experience with explosives. Clearly the man isn’t afraid of anyone since he was daring enough to approach Dawson and Casey in a grocery store. Because the police can’t track him, 51 has to do some heavy lifting with Owens’ possessions from the scene of the fire they pulled him out of. The woman who Casey did save has no doubt Owens is after 51. Boden’s immediate reaction is to put the house on lockdown and keep them out of service, but that would open other houses to step into their vendetta. They have to be on guard on every single call, at least until they get word that Owens has been spotted getting his fix of prescription pain medication. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Recap 2/7/17: Season 5 Episode 12 “An Agent of the Machine”

Chicago Fire begins with Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) planning a date night, picking up alcohol and snacks. In the store, the man who pulled a gun on Matt in the basement fire asks Gabi what he can use for his burns. When she sees his burns he tells her it must be nice for Firehouse 51 to choose who lives or dies. Gabi and Matt go to see her brother, Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) telling him what happened at the store. He assures them he will contact Chicago PD’s Dt. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) who will review the security footage. As he locks the door, Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) comes out of hiding; after Antonio is called to work she offers to pick up his son, Diego and bring him to the firehouse. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) comes into the locker room, learning Matt still hasn’t given Gabi her wedding ring. Severide tells him to quit stalling. Gabi and Sylvie are sent out on a call and they leave Diego with Brian "Otis" Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov). Their call takes them to the same building the man pulled a gun on Matt, they come to the basement where the owner is lying dead on the floor. READ MORE...

Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 12 Review: An Agent of the Machine

Everyone seems to be in a mood on Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 12 . "An Agent of the Machine" picks up where Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 11 left off, with Casey's mystery man identified as a would-be terrorist. And the guy is pissed, and he's coming not only for Matt but the whole firehouse. Go big or go home. The episode does a good job of answering the big questions right away. It identifies who the mystery man is and tells us why he's so off his rocker. It's up to you if you still believe the story about how he survived the fire, but we can chalk that up to dramatic license. ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/02/chicago-fire-season-5-episode-12-review-an-agent-of-the-machine/