Chicago Fire s06e22 Episode Script

One for the Ages; The Grand Gesture

- Who is that? - Her name's Renee.
She told Severide she was carrying his baby, even though she knew it was someone else's.
I moved back to take the lead in a pro Bono case, but I could really use some help.
Colannino, where'd you go? I gotta get him, Chief.
Herrmann! He was headed back in, looking for me.
Commissioner! I want to make sure I leave this department in the hands of someone who loves it as much as I do.
My friends at school have moms to help Well, now you have me.
I want to start trying again.
We, uh Have a little time before our shift starts.
Any chance I can lure you back to the Bedroom? Let's go.
It's such a burden trying to get pregnant.
Oh, yeah, it's really a chore.
In the open layout of the body shop, vehicles lined up, one looking like the next in a low-visibility environment, it's easy to understand how the firefighters got disoriented.
The panel feels it would be irresponsible to assign any blame in the tragic death of Lieutenant Colannino.
Maybe we could use this tragedy as a learning opportunity, incorporate the scenario into academy training and active duty drills.
Make sure it never happens again.
That's a great idea, Chief.
Thank you.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Are you bucking for Commissioner Staton's job? Yes, I am.
You know, I love this department.
I just can't sit on the sidelines anymore, hope someone else takes care of it.
Deputy Commissioner Nelson thought he had it wrapped up.
Now he's got to worry about you two.
You're putting yourself up for commissioner.
I made a case for myself, yeah, why? Um - You? - Look, I know.
No, no, no, no.
That's great.
May the best man win.
So that closes the investigation into Colannino's death.
But I know well enough that the pain of it will stay with us for a long, long time.
Some more than others.
But we still have a city to protect.
Let's focus on the job that's in front of us.
You stay safe out there.
Keep an eye on one another, as always.
Will do, Chief.
Let's get to it.
Did you get any sleep at all last night? What do you mean? Sure.
Dude, I heard you pacing around.
Oh, maybe a little, but I'm fine.
Truck 81, Ambulance 61, person injured.
North Campbell and West Haddon.
Doesn't look like the tree hit him.
Hey, where's the driver? He went to knock on doors.
He thought the neighbors might know who the boy's parents are.
Hello, is someone on the phone? This is Onstar Emergency.
I'm the one who contacted the 911 center.
I'm Captain Matt Casey with the Chicago Fire Department.
What boy are you talking about? The driver of the vehicle said the tree came down on the little boy, and he looks badly hurt.
The driver couldn't get to him.
The boy wasn't responding.
Right here! - Mouch, get some cribbing.
- Got you, Captain.
Otis, grab the 12-foot ladder.
- Copy.
- We're going to make a lever.
Is he responsive? I don't know yet.
Hey, buddy.
Can you hear me? Okay, huh? He's breathing, but barely.
Jackson! - Whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Is he okay? Let them work, ma'am; these guys know what they're doing.
He's breathing, but he's unconscious.
Oh, my God.
- Did you see what happened? - Yeah.
The wind picked up and the tree started blowing over.
I hit the brakes, but the kid never saw it coming.
I hit the Onstar emergency button and I had them call for help while I jumped out and tried to get to him, but I couldn't reach him.
Hey, Jackson.
Hey, Jackson.
Can you hear me? Okay, hang in here, buddy, all right? We're going to get you out, okay? All right, yeah Hey, what's taking so long? - Let's give them some room.
- Yeah, we're almost there.
Hey, on three.
One, two, three.
It's good, it's good.
All right, come on.
I got him.
Let's pull him out nice and easy.
- Slide.
- Be careful with him! Little more, right there.
All right.
All right, we're clear.
Oh, God We'll roll him over on my count.
One, two, three.
Nice and easy.
Okay - Okay, good? - Yeah.
Jackson, can you hear me? - GCS is seven.
- Lungs are diminished.
Let's go.
You did good, Hermann.
Hey, how is he? Oh, our good Samaritan.
Um, they don't know anything yet.
They're sending him into CT, checking for brain trauma.
His mom's in there with him now.
I know nobody owes me any information, but I feel for the kid, you know? He looked like he was having the time of his life - out there, scooting along.
- Yeah, I know what you mean.
We don't generally get to hear how these things turn out, so.
Sure, you drop them off, you do the paperwork while your partner restocks the rig, and off you go to the next call.
Are you a first responder? I was going to be a firefighter, but I hurt my neck at the academy.
Dashed my hopes and dreams, so.
This is all back home in Indianapolis.
- Ah, a Hoosier.
- Yeah.
And now, I'm a civilian employee for the IFD.
Handle all of their equipment purchases.
Seriously? Yeah, it's not that exciting.
Uh, yeah, it is.
I'm hopeful that the boy is going to be okay.
It's, um Just weighing a lot on Hermann.
Just keep doing what you're doing.
- Mm.
- Staying close.
- That is my plan.
- He'll be okay.
- Hey, hey - Yes? - I had a thought.
- Hmm? That is so funny.
I had the same thought.
- Hi.
- Hey.
Connie told me to just bang on the door.
I hope that's okay.
I'm I'm Renee.
I'm an old friend of Kelly's.
Yes, good to good to meet you.
Sorry I didn't introduce you before.
This is Stella, my girlfriend.
Well, it's very good to meet you, Stella.
Um, I just wanted to follow up on the refinery case.
I can come back if now's not a good time.
No, no, no, no.
Talk oil refineries.
I have got a driver's side compartment to do, so yes.
- I'll, uh, I'll see you around.
- I hope so.
- Come on in.
- So, um Did you get a chance to look the files over? Yeah, I did, and from what I read, the refinery definitely made some missteps.
So You'll help us out? Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah, why not? - Okay, good, thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
- Uh, tomorrow.
I have meetings all day tomorrow.
So could you meet me at my place in the evening? And then I can talk you through your first steps.
Does that work for you? Yeah, I have to get back home for Nicholas, or else I would say that we could just meet up at the firm.
When I went back to work, I made a promise to myself that I would always be there for him by bedtime.
Yeah, sounds good.
Um, that works.
It'd be pretty cool if Boden made commissioner.
No kidding.
51 would be on easy street.
Our former battalion chief running the whole CFD? Forget about it.
What do you think his chances are, though? Realistically speaking.
Old guys, I'm asking you.
Well, he's an underdog for sure, but he's got a real shot.
- What do you say, Hermann? - Huh? Oh, you didn't hear him address us as "old guys"? Hey, um, Brett.
What's the word on that that little kid? Concussion, broken collarbone, couple of ribs.
But the helmet protected him from the worst of it.
Prognosis is good; he'll be back on his scooter in no time.
Yeah, that's good to hear.
It was a good save, Herrmann.
It was a real good save.
And guess what else? The good Samaritan who was on our call? His name is Glenn, and he's an equipment buyer for the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Seriously? What's he doing here? He's in town, meeting with a couple of fire equipment manufacturers.
I told him about the Slamigan, and he's interested.
- Oh! - He is? Yeah, he wants to stop by for a demonstration later.
- Later, like, today later? - Yeah.
Yeah! Hey, you better be ready, Cruz don't blow this.
Or maybe we bring Nick Porter in to handle the sale? Hey, Cruz isn't going to blow it.
Thank you, I'm glad to see that someone still has a little faith in me.
Yeah, he's going to blow it.
Thank you.
I know you're busy and, uh This may be a lot of work.
But I appreciate you doing this despite, you know, the baggage.
Yeah, sure.
- Text me your address.
- Okay.
Lieutenant! Grizz, hey, what's up? The full court press.
- Sorry? - That's the description I keep hearing about how you pushed Boden into his quest for commissioner.
That he wouldn't even have the idea if it wasn't for you, and why would he? A battalion chief? Grizz, I didn't think that you were after the job.
You knew he wasn't, but that didn't stop you from singing his praises to every white shirt who would listen.
It's not his time, okay? It's my time, and let me tell you something, old friend.
You are going to wish you hadn't stabbed me in the back.
I should have realized when Grizz pumped the brakes on his retirement, that this was why.
He must have known that Staten was on his way out.
That's why he stuck around: to make a play for commissioner.
Sorry for roping you into his mess, Severide.
You didn't rope me into anything.
I did it for Boden.
It was my choice.
Then you don't need to do any more.
Just keep your head down, and don't screw up - your relationship with Grissom.
- I already screwed it up.
Then fix it somehow.
It's not too late.
You mean a lot to him.
A bond like that doesn't just disappear overnight.
Try and do a good deed, you know? Welcome to politics.
The Slamigan.
Wow, let me see that thing.
- It's pretty heavy.
- Damn straight.
That's quality construction, thanks to our chief fabricator, Sylvie Brett.
Now, the Slamigan lets a single firefighter perform a forcible entry, thereby maximizing the efficacy of the entire company.
Someone bought himself a thesaurus.
I think you have something here.
I think we can all agree firefighters are going to go crazy for the name.
I mean, the Slamigan? That's just badass.
Let me talk to Indianapolis, see if there's any interest.
Thanks for the show and tell, Joe; I'll be in touch.
Oh, thank you for coming by, Glenn.
Here, have a shirt.
What are you, a large? Yeah.
- Here.
- Neat, thanks.
Yeah, I'll walk you out.
I'm actually from Indiana, too.
I knew there was a reason I liked you.
"Efficacy"? My dad's now set me two messages about Grizz, and how personally he's taking all this.
For tough guy firefighters, they got pretty thin skin.
It's not like I don't appreciate everything Grizz did for me when I was coming up.
But the past is in the past, and this is about now.
And Boden is the right man for the job.
- Simple as that.
- Yeah.
Look, we got to get your mind off this.
So why don't you let your girlfriend ply you with sports and alcohol tonight? There's a great dive over by Hermann's, and they've always got the Cubbies on TV.
- All right, now we're talking.
- Okay.
Hey, do you mind if we do it later, maybe around nine? I have to meet Renee after she's done with work - to talk over the case.
- Sure.
Is it weird at all seeing her again? I mean, we don't have to talk about it, I just No, it's a little bit weird, I guess.
But it was a long time ago.
And the past is in the past.
- Ancient history.
- Okay.
So? Not pregnant.
At least, not yet.
Yeah, well.
What I'm hearing you say is we need to double our efforts.
- Double? - Mm-hmm.
That does sound kind of fun, though, I've got to admit.
It will be.
And since I'm a classy kind of guy, I'm going to take you out for a classy dinner and a classy bottle of wine first.
- Now? - Yeah, now.
Then I guess I'd better get dressed up in a classy little black dress.
You sure you don't want a beer? No, I'm good, thanks.
That's Marco.
That's Nicholas' father.
I've spent the last five years going back and forth to Madrid with Nicholas, trying to get his father in his life, but Marco's kind of an overgrown kid himself.
He he owns a bunch of bars.
He's always out late, partying.
He's never really been there for Nicky in any kind of real way.
I'm sorry to hear that.
We probably won't even bother to go back this summer.
I worked a chemical fire that had a lot of the same characteristics.
I'm not sure it'll help, but I can stop by OFI tomorrow, and pull some files to compare.
Oh, absolutely this will help.
- Hi! - Hey there.
Hey, you.
Is your movie over already? Where are we going? He told me he wanted to show you his toys.
Wow, cool room, bud.
- Hey.
- What have you got here? Yeah, that one, look.
Hey, what happened to your bed? I jumped on it a lot by mistake.
- By mistake, huh? - Mm.
Well, someone's coming to fix it tomorrow, but he's got to sleep on the floor tonight, which he's not too happy about.
There are spiders on the floor.
Well, I tell you what, I got a toolbox in the back of my trunk.
I could fix that for you, if you want.
Yes! Well, I'd better get my tools out.
That was He's usually not that affectionate with anyone else besides me.
- He really likes you.
- He's fun; he's a good kid.
I just want to say I'm so sorry.
For everything.
- You don't have to - No, I do.
I wasn't in my right mind.
And the way that I acted was unforgivable.
I appreciate you saying that.
I wish things had gone differently.
I'm going to grab my tools, and then I'm going to hit the road.
Of course.
Hey, I finally got the replacement for that overhead fixture.
It's frosted this time.
It's pretty nice, right? It is perfect for collecting dead bugs, yes.
Okay, I was about to bust in.
I thought you were going out with Severide tonight.
Yeah, he called.
He's running a little late.
He says he'll be here by 10:00.
He's just helping Renee's kid with something.
Helping a little kid, huh? What a jerk that Severide is.
- Well, the kid is not the problem.
- It's There's just something about Renee, I just don't I just get a bad hit.
Uh, yeah, because she's a wackadoo.
No, that's the thing, I'm I'm not so sure she is.
All right, listen, enough sitting around here brooding.
All right, you're going to give this place a bad energy.
- I'm not brooding.
- Yes, you are.
All right, and I got a better use for your time, all right? Cindy, she went to her book club tonight, and the kids are killing me, all right? Luke needs help with his homework, Kenny will not come out of the bathroom, and Annabelle is asking me to do something called a mermaid braid, whatever the hell that is.
Okay, you are just asking me for help out of pity.
But I will admit that I am highly gifted at braiding.
- Let's go.
- Okay.
It's not like I thought it would happen overnight, but Here you go.
Since we decided to go for it, waiting seems impossible.
Classic Gabby Dawson.
It's also kind of sweet.
Didn't you have a friend who saw a fertility doctor? Yeah, yeah, my old neighbor, Allison.
She and her husband tried for years before they ended up there, though.
Did the treatments work? I don't remember how long it took, but she has a beautiful little girl now.
- Aw, that's good to hear.
- Oh, he's here.
- Wish us luck.
- Knock 'em dead.
- Sylvie.
- Hey, Glenn! - Have a seat.
- Hey.
This looks like a pretty fun place.
A real firefighter hangout.
Eh, it's a home away from home.
Uh, how'd it go? The conversation with Indianapolis? Here's the thing, my boss is a little reluctant to invest too much in a relatively untested piece of equipment.
Oh, okay.
We still want to buy some, but I have to limit it to one unit per company.
- How many would that be? - Let's see, um Five squads, six rescue companies, plus trucks and engines 73, all in? I know that's probably not what you were hoping for, but No, no, it's fine.
It's just, um We have to talk to our partners to figure out an appropriate cost per unit for an order that small.
No sweat, Joe, crunch some numbers and get back to me.
This is so cool.
We should celebrate.
Um, nobody move.
I'm going to order a round.
Hey, Joe, what's her story? Sylvie? Does she have a boyfriend? Uh, no.
No, she doesn't.
- Anywhere? - Yeah, yeah.
Make yourself comfortable.
Is this the first time we have been face to face since you pulled my ass out of that fire? Yeah, sounds about right.
Well, it's very good to see you again.
I am a big fan, you can imagine.
Well, always good to see you too, Dale.
Look, I know it's a little audacious of me to throw my hat in the ring.
It's a big step up, big, but CFD is my family.
I'd give my life for it.
I nearly have more times than I care to mention.
- I remember my first day at - Chief.
The mayor knows who you are.
You don't need to sell yourself to us.
- Your men already did that.
- Then why am I here? We need to dig in to your background, both your career and your personal life, so that we can be sure nothing will come out that will embarrass the mayor or the city of Chicago.
It's all pro forma.
We have to vet everyone on the mayor's short list.
I'm on the short list? Oh, yeah.
You sure are.
Lose all this baloney and get right to the statement about the budget surplus, right? Hey, Benny's son.
What are you doing here? Commissioner, hi.
I'm waiting for OFI to copy some files for a legal case that I'm I'm It's not important.
How are you, sir? Hey, I'm busy, you know? Busy, busy, busy.
Go on ahead.
I'll be right there.
- Yes, sir.
- Hey, sit with me a minute.
So I understand you came up under Carl Grissom.
The mayor's asking me to recommend my replacement.
- To endorse someone.
- Okay.
Well, you worked under two of the frontrunners.
Battalion Chief Boden and Deputy District Chief Grissom.
So I want the straight skinny.
If you were in my shoes, who would you pick? Commissioner Staten, I'm not my father.
I'm just a Lieutenant with a spotty disciplinary record.
I know who you are, Kelly.
That's why I'm asking.
Pretend the choice is yours to make.
Who's going to be the next commissioner? If you use the fabricator Nick Porter recommended, your per-unit cost drops to 150 bucks a pop.
- What's your markup? - 50 percent.
Eh, 60 percent.
Don't undervalue your genius, Cruz.
60 percent puts you at 240 per unit times 73 units comes to $17,520, American.
Cruz, that's great.
Be excited.
No, I know, I just, uh Glenn seemed a little sketchy.
Let's just see if he actually comes through.
What was I supposed to say? He's still fire commissioner.
I can't refuse a direct question from him.
There are diplomatic ways to sidestep that sort of thing.
"Sorry, Commissioner, but that's above my pay grade.
" You know, I tried that.
It didn't work.
Can you imagine Boden threatening retaliation against someone the way Grissom did to me? I mean, I have a real soft spot for Grizz, but that's not the kind of person that we need as commissioner.
We need Boden.
I think you did the right thing.
- Come what may.
- Yeah, let the chips fall.
Yeah, that's easy for you two to say.
You're not the ones with the target painted on your back.
Deep down, Grissom is a politician.
And politicians go whichever way the wind blows.
Boden makes commissioner, Grisson will fall right in line.
If you say so.
I trust the former Alderman.
Are you all right? Yeah, I'm okay, I'm just going through a lot.
You'd better get out on the floor.
You would be, um you would be a deer.
You'd be a deer? - What about me? - No, it's a no.
- Hey, Nick.
- Kelly! Sup, bud? - I made it.
- For me? Because you fixed my bed.
That's pretty nice.
You think I'll be able to fit in there to drive it? Maybe if you eat less.
- Hey, Stella.
- Hey.
Nicky spent all morning on that.
He was so determined to get it done.
- He's a sweet kid.
- Oh, thank you.
And I have got to give it to you for pulling out all the stops.
I'm not sure I know what you mean.
Oh, come on, the job that suddenly brings you close? A cute kid.
Look, whatever you're up to, I'm just going to warn you now.
Do not mess with Kelly.
Excuse me? You heard me.
Okay, Nicky, come on, baby, it's time to go, okay? Let's let Kelly get back to work.
High five, all right, grab your bag.
- Grab your bag, baby.
- Bye.
Bye, bye.
See you soon, bud.
Thank you for the truck.
You're welcome! You guys got to try this sauce.
It's Trudy's recipe.
See if you can figure out the secret ingredient.
- Hey, question for you.
- Shoot.
Uh, Brett got the contact info for a great fertility doc.
I was wondering what you thought about me making an appointment? - A fertility doctor? - Mm-hmm.
Doesn't it seem a little soon for that? Well, I just thought it would be smart to just get a check up, make sure everything looks good.
Maybe, you know, find out if there's anything we can do to speed up the process.
I mean, it makes sense.
But It's been great, spending all this time together.
Hasn't it? To be honest, it feels like there's no need to rush.
No, yeah, it's it's been great.
I guess a checkup wouldn't hurt, though.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
What was that business out there with Renee? Uh, what business? Don't even.
I saw you.
Renee and Kelly may be working on a case together.
That's fine.
But now, she knows not to angle for anything more than that.
I might have gone a little psycho, but a girl's got to get proactive sometimes.
- Uh-huh.
- All right? Yeah.
Did you guess the secret ingredient? - Oh.
- Oh.
Great, now I don't get to guess.
Deputy Commissioner, what brings you by? I have some news for 51.
Commissioner Staten asked me to tell you that he's officially endorsing Battalion Chief Wallace Boden to take his place.
Yeah, Chief! Chief, yes! Now, now, now, it's no guarantee of the appointment, but you can bet it'll carry a lot of weight with the mayor.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you, sir.
Well deserved.
- That's good news.
- As long as it doesn't light a fire under Grissom.
Triple X root beer? No way.
I thought you'd appreciate that.
I had a buddy of mine overnight it from Indianapolis.
- Aw.
- You know, we have - grocery stores here in Chicago.
- No, no, Cruz.
Triple X is an Indiana staple.
You wouldn't understand.
Guess not.
- Thank you, this is so sweet.
- My pleasure.
So, Joe, you have a proposal for me? Um, we crunched some numbers, and the best that I can do for you is 275 per unit.
- Wait, seriously? - Yeah, seriously.
That just seems a little high.
I mean, final analysis, it's just a Halligan bolted to a sledgehammer.
It's the idea that counts.
No one ever thought to bolt these two things together before.
- Cruz.
- No wiggle room there? Afraid not, it's a quality product.
We don't cut corners.
Well, okay.
The root beer is yours to keep.
Of course, my gift to you.
Listen, guys, good luck with the Slamigan.
Seriously, it's a killer name.
But I'll never get a number like that approved.
What's wrong with you? The number we arrived at was 240.
- It's worth more than that.
- Well, apparently not.
You just thumbed your nose at $17,000.
Why would you do that? Squad 3, Battalion 25.
Person trapped, Navy Pier.
- What's the situation? - A brawl broke out, and somebody got stuffed down the cowl vent.
- Stuffed down the what? - I'll show you, come on.
Excuse me, guys.
Coming through.
Coming through.
We weren't on the lake a half an hour and all drunken hell broke loose.
Yeah, I had to turn them right around.
Here he is.
Back up, everybody.
Back up a little bit.
Give these guys some room.
Hey, you gotta help me! I'm slipping! - Hey, where does this pipe lead? - It's the air intake.
It leads straight down to the engines.
Don't let me go! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Severide, he's slipping! Hey, move out of the way.
Hey, back up, back up.
- Come on.
- Hey, hey, stop moving.
- Hey! - Don't let me go! We have to cut him out.
Hey, Cruz.
Grab the wizzer saw.
Capp, Tony, rope bag and Halligans.
Wizzer saw, copy that.
- Where's the action? - On the boat, Chief.
Excuse me.
Just hold on.
We got you.
- Chief, you got him? - Go! What happened? Victim got stuck in the pipe.
He's upside down.
I heard this call was on a booze cruise, and I knew it'd be one for the ages.
Good to go.
Whoa, whoa, Severide, what are you doing? He's jammed in there pretty tight.
- You could cut him.
- It's heavy gauge steel.
I'm just going to score it, snap the cowl off.
You all right with this, Chief? He knows what he's doing.
I hope so! Hold on! Come on, guys.
All right, Cruz, put your back into it.
Yeah, you bet.
Come on, yep.
Come on, up higher.
Hey, you okay? - You good? - Oh, man, I need a drink.
All right, you're okay.
Hey, Chief.
Good for you on Staten's endorsement.
That ought to seal it for you, huh? Oh, I think we're a long way from the finish line, but thank you.
Looks like you backed the right horse.
He took that well.
Casey predicted he would.
Politics, man.
I heard you blew the Slamigan sale.
It's a great piece of equipment, and we were undervaluing it.
Besides, that Glenn guy isn't interested in the Slamigan, anyway.
He's interested in Brett.
Now it makes sense.
- It's my fault.
- What? I'm the one that told you to keep your feelings about Brett to yourself.
Don't upset the roommate apple cart, et cetera, et cetera.
- So? - So, obviously, it was bad advice.
Since I said it, you haven't been able to sleep.
You had sex with a married woman.
You got punched in the face, and now, you blew a huge Slamigan sale.
You need to tell her.
What? No, no way.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's driving you crazy.
This isn't who you are.
You're Joe Cruz, man.
You wear your heart on your sleeve.
There's no point, Otis.
She doesn't see me the way that I see her.
- You don't know that.
- I do.
If I hadn't ruined everything, she'd be out with Glenn right now.
- What, what's going on? - I have Joe right here.
Hang on one second.
I got Glenn to come back to the table.
He's willing to pay 260 per unit.
Can I say yes? How did you get him to reconsider? I mean, it wasn't easy, especially after I told him I wasn't interested in having dinner with him.
- Can I say yes? - Uh, yes, yes.
Glenn, you've got a deal.
You're right.
I got to tell her how I feel.
- Great.
- But not right away.
This is a long time coming.
Calls for a grand gesture.
If she's impressed with root beer, she's going to die when she sees what I'm going to cook up for her.
Well, they're super thorough, so that's good.
Doctor Letts seems like she knows what she's doing.
Lots of twins up here.
Wow, some triplets, too.
- Could you imagine? - Eh, we'd figure it out.
I'm glad we came.
- Sorry to keep you waiting.
- Oh, no worries.
We were just stockpiling questions, like hormone shots, that kind of thing.
I'm happy to answer any questions you have, but first, let's talk about your test results.
Everything okay? When we did the ultrasound, we noticed this.
It's an aneurysm on the right iliac artery, most likely from the abdominal pregnancy you suffered several years ago.
Um, so what does that mean for getting pregnant? It's not about whether you can get pregnant.
It's about whether you should.
Pregnancy places a lot of added stress on the vascular system, and creates the risk of the aneurysm rupturing.
And if it does? It could be fatal for the mother.
I'm sorry.
I wish I had better news.
Don't repeat this to anybody.
These are on the house.
All right, a celebration is in order.
And I know, if you make commissioner, that you are going to do your swearing-in party here at Molly's.
- Uh - Or on your new boat.
I've had enough of boat parties.
- Oh - Stop.
- Excuse me, Chief Boden? - Yes? Hi, I'm Zach Logan with the "Sun Times.
" Uh, sorry to ambush you like this.
I was just hoping I could get a quick statement.
I'll be right back.
What can I do you for? Uh, first, congratulations on the endorsement.
- Thank you.
- And uh, then what I wanted to know is any truth to the claims that you recently received a large cash kickback from a wealthy friend of Commissioner Staten's? I'm not going to tell you.
The whole point is that you have to guess the color.
What do I win if I guess right? You get to take it off.
- I like this game.
- Mm-hmm.
- Okay, I'll start simple.
- Mm-hmm.
- How about black? - Um I'm so sorry.
Uh, Kelly.
- Nicholas is missing.
- Huh? The sitter went and picked him up from daycare, but then she never brought him home, and I keep calling, but it just goes straight to voicemail.
And I don't know what to do.
I don't know if I should - call the police, or if I - Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Just take it easy, okay? I'm sure that he's fine.
- Okay.
- Okay, I'll take you over to the 21st district.
I'm sure they'll be able to track her cellphone.
Okay? Okay, yeah, that sounds good.
Yeah, go, yeah, just let me know - when you find out anything.
- All right.
We cannot issue an Amber Alert unless we have reason to believe that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
- From what you've described - How the hell am I supposed to know that if I can't get a hold of my son? Hey, anything that you can do to help us out, it'll be greatly appreciated, Joe.
Becky? Where where are you? Okay, I'm gonna come to you.
That was my babysitter.
They went ice skating, and then she took Nicholas back to her house.
She was charging her phone and they both fell asleep.
I'm so embarrassed.
- Hey, thanks, Joe.
- Yeah.
- I'm so sorry.
- That's perfectly understandable.
Let's go get him.
It turns out the babysitter's mom was making spaghetti or something.
They went to her house and fell asleep watching TV.
What? Well, it was just seems like Renee overreacted.
What was she supposed to do? She goes home, there's no note, there's no nothing.
She tries to get in touch with the babysitter.
It goes straight to voicemail.
Anyone would freak out.
Uh, sure.
Uh, so, I've been thinking about it a lot since we left the fertility clinic.
And I don't wanna be rash or impulsive but I've decided that we're gonna keep trying for a baby.
You've decided? Well, it's my body, so it's my choice.
I'm the one taking on the risk.
And I get it.
I get it.
I know what you're gonna say, especially since they said that there was a 10% risk that something could go wrong, but the way I see it, there means there's a 90% chance that we could be happy parents to our child.
And haven't we had some fun trying? Look, I know you've been wanting to be a dad since I first met you.
This is our time.
No, ma'am, all I can offer you is, "No comment.
" You will have to take that up with Chief Huffhines in the public relations department.
Thank you.
I haven't seen anything online yet.
Well, maybe there's hope for fact-checking in the world.
Any idea how this bribery story got started? There's no mystery there.
It had to be Grizz.
He's the only other person who knew about it.
He also knows it's a bunch of lies.
I'm gonna handle the story the same way we handled the incident itself above board and by the book.
Squad 3, Engine 51.
Construction fire.
- 81 South Aberdeen St.
- Let's go.
What happened? Our crew must've broken a gas main.
The lumber it just went up like kindling.
We'll fight the fire from the second floor.
Battalion 25 to Main, we have a ruptured gas main.
We need the gas company here ASAP to shut this thing down.
51, drop two lines one to cover the team inside, one to be in position to extinguish the fire once this gas is shut off.
- Let's go! - Copy that, Battalion 25.
- Hey, help! - Get us out of here! Help! Hey! Here.
51, send your line straight down.
We got two men trapped.
Bend the line into a U and send it down.
We'll pull these guys out using the hose.
- Ready, Chief.
- Go.
Hey, the water curtain will keep the heat back.
Get behind me.
Coming down to you, Lieutenant.
One at a time.
Step on the hose, wrap your arms up.
- They'll bring you up.
- Got it.
And pull! Pull! Pull! Come on.
- You okay? - Yeah.
And pull! Pull! We got you.
Coming to you, Lieutenant.
Severide, get out of there! Pull! Pull! Pull! - You good? - Yeah.
Quick thinking, Chief.
Gas company is on the scene.
Yes, thank you.
Two nights.
Oh, hey, do you guys have a shuttle from the airport to Blackberry Farms? Oh, oh, great.
Thank you so much.
Blackberry Farms? I saw that place on the Travel Channel.
That is swanky.
The Slamigan is blowing up.
We already have eight new orders across the Midwest, and it looks like we're gonna hit six figure revenue by third quarter.
That's great! - I figure I'd celebrate.
- By booking two nights at one of the most romantic spots in America? You taking Otis? Hmm? Uh, I'm gonna tell Brett the great news about our company and then I'm gonna ask her to go with me.
- Whoa.
- I just just figured I'll put it all out there, you know? Tell her how I really feel.
Grand gesture.
And if I get rejected, well, at least I didn't hold back.
Is that crazy? It is, it's crazy.
I'm a moron.
It's not too late for me to back out.
I should back out.
Should I back out? No, you should not back out.
You sure? Look, you can never go wrong with a grand gesture.
Thank you.
Hey! I got lunch duties today.
Oh, yeah? What's on the menu? Well, that is what I was coming out here to talk to you about see, there are certain privileges to going out with the cook, like you get a say in what she serves up.
Please say chicken parm.
Please say chicken parm.
- Chicken parm? - Ah, that's my specialty! Excuse me? Can I steal him for a second? - Hi.
- Hey.
Sorry to barge in on you like this, - but we have a problem.
- Okay, what's up? Well, the Crowder Refinery has brought on Rick Rubio as co-counsel.
He's a tough, tough defense attorney with a forte for discrediting expert witnesses.
Okay, so how do we beat this guy? I had some of the young litigators mock up some questions that you might draw on cross.
I would love to go over these with you if there's a conference room that we can borrow.
- Um, yeah, of course.
- Okay.
- Yeah, I got it.
- Oh, thank you.
Uh, and hey, chicken parm sounds great.
I will get right on it Ah, Boden.
I think we may have gotten out in front of this bribery story.
The commissioner has responded to the Tribune's questions through my office.
- What did he say? - Well, he acknowledged that a certain battalion chief did receive an improper cash gift, but as soon as the commissioner learned about it, he insisted it be returned.
He's not naming any names, but - But that's a lie.
- It's an interpretation.
Did he mention it was his buddy who made the illicit payment? No one's getting in trouble here, Wallace.
Commissioner Staton wants to preserve his reputation as he heads over to FEMA.
By throwing our chief under the bus.
By putting this to bed.
- I'm done falling.
- Hey, Wallace.
Chief Hatcher? Oh, just who I was looking for.
What can I do for you? I know we've had our past differences, but I've always thought of you as one of the fiercest, most battle-tested paramedics in the CFD.
- Thank you, Chief.
- So I'll get right to it.
Puerto Rico is still in a bad way.
There's a lot of people in need of power and assistance, so we're sending a team of paramedics down there to help with the relief efforts, and I need some volunteers.
You were the first person who came to mind.
I-I'm flattered.
It's just, it's not a good time.
It never is, but this is an important cause.
I appreciate all this, Chief, I do.
I just got a lot going on right now.
Hey, no problem.
I understand.
Thought you were more of a man, Carl.
- Excuse me? - I thought you were more of a firefighter than a cheap mudslinger.
You better rethink everything coming out of your mouth right now, Chief.
I know it was you.
I know you leaked to whatever reporter you have in your phone list that I took some money.
You also know that it isn't true.
I did the right thing with that offering.
You need to do the right thing and tell the press what happened in the commissioner's office.
- You through? - Yes, I'm through.
Then get the hell out.
You have no integrity and no character.
Word is, there was some shouting coming from Chief Grissom's office.
What can I do for you now, Chief Huffhines? Well, I'm here to put your mind at ease, actually.
I spoke personally with the reporters, and they are dropping the story.
I'm glad to hear it.
Unfortunately, the commissioner can no longer endorse you.
- I figured.
- Come on, Wallace.
You understand how this stuff works.
And anyway, you're still in the running.
I very much doubt that.
I wouldn't say that if it weren't true.
My understanding is that Dale Cerutti's still pushing for you, and quite frankly, Carl Grissom has rubbed more people than you the wrong way.
My advice? Lay low, and, uh maybe ease up on the shouting at headquarters.
Copy that.
I've been thinking.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Why don't we adopt? I wanna be a dad, and it doesn't matter to me if we're the birth parents if we take After what we went through with Louie? That won't happen again.
'Cause I'm not going through it again.
No way I'm gonna risk it.
But you'll risk your own health? Matt, what happened with Louie What happened was gut-wrenching and painful, and it nearly broke me.
We have a plan.
Forget the fertility clinic.
Let's stick to the plan.
And why do you think so, Lieutenant? Because of my 16 years of service to the Chicago Fire Department.
But you've never actually worked in the office of fire investigation.
I've worked with them on many occasions.
Okay, well, how many is many? Is it one? Two? Ten? Over the years, 64.
Yes, yes, yes, precision.
That is exactly the kind of thing that's needed to instill confidence in this jury.
You stay calm, you stick to the facts just like that.
I've never gotten to see you in action.
It's impressive.
Thank you.
Okay Lieutenant Severide, can you show me in this diagram right here where the OFI determined that the fire started? Ambulance 61.
Man down from unknown causes.
58 West Cicero.
Ooh, how you doing there Spencer.
What happened? Slipped.
Can we come in? I guess.
You guys bring any food? Uh, no, that's Postmates.
Can you call them? Yeah, what do you want? Nuggets? Fries? - Yeeeah.
- Aww, man.
First shift didn't restock the jump bag.
I'm gonna go grab some gauze and Kerlix from the ambo.
- I can do it.
- No, no, no, I got it.
All right, let's see.
Do you have any towels in the kitchen, or No idea.
Well, I gotta stop this cut from bleeding.
My neighbor's messed up.
What? She's messed up.
Back there.
See? Messed up.
Main, I need a 10-1.
A-Ambulance 61 to Main.
- Main, can you read me? - Help, help.
- My girls.
- Don't, don't.
- Don't talk.
- I have to.
- Gabby! - Shh, quit yelling.
Spencer, go back into the other room.
You gotta quit yelling.
I mean it! Now! No, no, no, no.
No, don't.
- No, ma'am, ma'am.
- Wendy.
My partner my partner is coming right back.
Okay? You just have to stick with me.
My girls.
My girls - It's okay.
- Brett? Gabby! Call a 10-1! - He stabbed her.
- He's gone.
Ambulance 61, we need a 10-1.
Ugh, okay, Ambulance 61, we need a 10-1! - Can you hear me? - Okay.
I'm sorry.
Hey, they're on their way.
Tell them.
- No, no, Wendy.
- Tell them.
No, no.
No, no, Wendy, Wendy, wait.
Wendy, no.
Cops are on the way.
We received a call "man down from unknown causes.
" We went up to apartment 16.
He answered the door, so we thought the apartment was his.
Actually, he lived down the hall.
No idea why he did it, other than gakked out of his mind.
We're sending a couple of uniforms to the day school for the daughters.
I'll call you later if I need anything more.
Okay, thanks.
You okay? Come on, let's go home.
Hey, we heard.
You okay? Yeah no, it was a it was a rough call.
I just need to breathe.
I'm good.
Take as much time as you need.
I'll take 61 out of service until you give me the go ahead.
Oh, that's not necessary, Chief.
I-I'm good to go.
You sure? Yeah, yeah, we're okay.
I'm sorry about everything.
I don't wanna fight anymore.
Me neither.
I have an errand to run, but maybe we can set aside lunch today and just talk everything out? Yeah, I'd like that.
Welcome to Caring Hill.
Hello, I'm Matt Casey.
I called earlier for an appointment with Devon.
Oh, yes, I'm Devon Dawsey.
I'm the one you spoke with.
Ah, nice to meet you.
Come on in, Matt.
Is your wife here? No, no, no, I'm on a fact-finding mission for both of us.
Huh, okay, well, come on in, and I'll give you a rundown on how we operate.
Well, if Carl Grissom makes Commissioner, expect some changes.
Any new appointment is gonna make his mark.
I mean 51 changes.
Come on, you think? You guys talking about the commissioner spot? - Hey, Jerebko.
- What're you hearing? I got a buddy who works down at city hall.
Says the mayor's asking for analytics.
Wants to make a real informed choice so as to, you know, push back against the Chicago wave of handing out big jobs to your friends.
That's gotta work in Boden's favor.
Eh, that's not what my captain at 99's saying.
Says Grissom's district has the best statistics in all the CFD more calls, more saves, everything.
Well, I'm gonna hold out hope that the best man - wins in the end.
- Hey, any of you guys seen Brett? No, I thought she was at the apartment.
She was, but then she left.
She looked a little distraught, so I was hoping she came here to be with friends.
Haven't seen her.
Kelly, hi.
I'd like to introduce you to Firefighters Alec Burks and this is Dan Exum.
These are the men that were injured during the accident.
This is Lieutenant Kelly Severide.
Can't thank you enough for testifying on our behalf.
- It means a lot.
- Glad to do it.
- Hope it helps.
- Oh, it will.
All right, gentlemen.
So there is a conference room set up to hold the witnesses in before the trial goes underway.
You seen Severide? I need to go over some equipment requests with him.
Uh, he's taken a furlough day.
Oh, right, he's testifying.
My understanding is, it's an important case for firefighters' safety.
Yeah, that's what he keeps saying.
What's up? Nothing.
Nothing, I just, I, um I'm just ready for things to get back to normal around here.
You and me both.
What's this? Just hear me out.
I wanted to gather all the information I could, and put it out on the table so we could make an informed decision.
I reached out to an adoption consultant who was really impressive.
You'd like her.
And this isn't like Louie's situation.
These kids aren't from the foster system.
Devon can help us find a young couple who maybe isn't ready for parenthood, and we can adopt the baby from birth.
We can be the only parents our child would ever know.
And why did you think it'd be okay to talk to them without me? Well, if we're being fair, this isn't just your decision, as much as you wanna think it is.
- I have some say here - What happens in five years when the birth mother decides she is ready for parenthood? What happens when she sues for custody? Our information can be private, Gabby.
Okay, 'cause that worked out so great last time.
Maybe you don't remember a stranger on our doorstep on our wedding day, but I do.
I am not adopting, Matt.
I wanna have my own baby.
Why is that so hard for you to understand? Well, I want to also, but, Gabby, you can't have one.
I didn't mean it Ambulance 61.
Bicycle accident.
32 West Madison.
Hey, what happened? What's it look like? It looks like you ran your bicycle through a sidewalk sign.
- Let me take a look.
- Okay, easy, easy.
Looks like you may have broken it.
Brett, gauze and a sling.
- What? - Gauze and a sling.
- I thought you said scissors.
- I didn't.
- Okay.
- Come on, Brett, - gauze and a sling, let's go.
- I'm getting them.
Then do it.
Lieutenant, what happens to a company when it cuts corners like this? If they get away with it, if nothing goes wrong, they stand to make a lot of money.
Your Honor, this is Lieutenant Severide's expert testimony in his own words.
- I'll allow it.
- Thank you, Your Honor.
And, Lieutenant, in 16 years of service to the Chicago fire department, have you ever seen negligence like this, in terms of a company's compliance to the fire code? Sure, lots of times.
That's when we get called in to drag out dead bodies.
No further questions, Your Honor.
Listen, I'm sorry I jumped you on that call, I just had a I have never been spoken to like that before in my life not on the sidewalk, not at work, certainly not by someone who's supposed to be my partner.
- That was in front of a victim.
- No, I know, I'm sorry.
- I had I had this - Gabby, I don't care what you had going on in your life.
I have things going on too.
I treat you with respect every time the bells go off.
If you can't do the same for me, don't ride with me on 61.
Rough couple of days, huh? Well I'm here, just so you know.
I do know that.
Your friendship means the world to me, Joe.
Thank you.
I feel the same way.
So, um, the defense team just approached us with an offer to settle.
What does that mean? That means they thought your testimony landed with the jury.
You did it, man.
You did it for us.
- Brought them to their knees.
- Congratulations, gentlemen.
This trial is over.
- We gotta call the guys.
- Oh, yeah, they're gonna flip.
Thank you.
- You need a ride? - Oh.
Uh, no, Kelly was gonna swing by and pick me up.
Where are you? Hey, this is Kelly.
Leave a message.
- It's quitting time.
What're you doing? - Hold on a second.
I wanna get to the Eggsperience before the crowd gets there.
They have a special on scramblers that Just wait.
What's going on, Otis? When Jerebko said that Grissom had the best statistics in the CFD, that rang an alarm bell for me.
One of the things I worked on while I was laid up were the incident reports and being able to cross-reference the numbers across every district citywide.
English, Otis.
These are the statistics for Chief Grissom's district from a report I pulled two months ago.
And this this is what he turned in to the mayor's office.
He cooked the books? And he's done it on every single progress report dating back a dozen years.
We have to tell the mayor's office.
Not before we tell Boden.
We have something to show you.
What is this? Chief Grissom's progress reports.
He's been tampering with the numbers since 2006 to make himself look more effective to the mayor.
- You sure? - He changed the numbers.
I've seen the source code, and the amendments came straight from his office.
If there's a better explanation, I'd love to hear it.
You left work without me.
Yeah, I just needed to clear my head.
What I said before, about having a baby it came out wrong.
I just meant that I can't risk losing you, no matter how low the odds.
It's my risk, not yours.
And I'm willing to take it.
I guess that's the crux of it the thing I've never really understood.
What? When you adopted Louie without me, when you hid the fact that you were helping Bria.
You make these big, emotional decisions as if my input doesn't matter.
Baby, of course it matters.
I care deeply how you feel, but I can't be dependent on it or on you.
Why not, Gabby? What's wrong with being dependent on someone who loves you with everything he has? This is one decision you can't leave me out of.
Either we're in it together, or we're not in it at all.
You know who I am.
You knew it when you married me.
I haven't changed.
It used to be the thing you loved about me.
I'll, um I'll come back in a little while.
Kelly? I thought you were gonna pick me up.
You did? No, I was waiting for you.
I stayed here.
Uh, did you win? Yeah, case is over.
And, um, what about Renee? I told her congratulations, and there's no reason to see each other again.
Then I came here.
Grand gesture.
Huh? I just missed you.
All I think about is you.
Chief Huffhines.
What's going on? You didn't hear? Mayor just appointed the CFD's next commissioner Carl Grissom.
Well, this is a proud day for me.
This is something I have worked hard toward for the last 40 plus years.
I look forward to scrutinizing every aspect of the CFD and bringing it in line with what a city as great as Chicago can expect from its first responders.
And with that, I'll take some questions.
Excuse me, can you point me to Chief Hatcher's office? He's right there.
Are you looking for me? Tell me more about Puerto Rico.