Chicago Fire s07e02 Episode Script

Going To War

We had to pick it up.
Was this one of the ones that happened last week? Hey, Tony.
You stink! Ice Palace Fire, 2013.
Over 300 firefighters worked that one for two days straight in sub-zero temperatures.
15 men injured.
Small ones can be just as dangerous.
Andy Darden.
Died of a flashover in a two-story frame house.
Month later, my good friend Herbie Johnson died in the same type of building.
Sorry to hear that, Chief.
How's it going for you so far? Just taking it all in.
Trying to learn everything I can.
Oh, for the love of Brett, wait up.
I've been trying to find you since the start of shift.
You avoiding me? Of course not.
I'm just I'm a little busy.
Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61, Battalion 25, - Sounds serious.
- Seriously fun.
You better bring that body of yours back in one piece, because I have got big plans for it tonight.
Let's go, let's go, let's go.
- You ready? - Ready, Chief.
Sounds like a big one.
I'll ride with you.
In case you thought this was a false alarm.
Oh, man.
51, get me a water supply from the standpipe.
Truck 81, Squad 3, I need search teams.
Engine 37, get the hoses into the north stairwell.
Ambulance 61, set up triage.
Get ready, people.
We're going to war.
Fire's on the 20th floor.
- How many units on each floor? - 12.
- Where's your alarm panel? - It's right over here.
Mouch, you're on lobby control.
- Get the elevators down here.
- You got it, Captain.
Okay, fire is confined to 20 for now.
We need to investigate the fire floor.
Get to everybody trapped above it.
I made at least four people signaling from their windows.
- We riding or walking? - Casey.
Mouch, what's happening? I have control of one, two, and four, but the number three car is stopped on the 18th floor, can't get it moving.
Can we get a look inside of that elevator? - Number three? - Right here.
The car is empty, Mouch, but keep trying.
Everyone else, help clear the lobby.
Hey, thanks, but we'll take it from here.
- You should get outside.
- I got it, it's all right.
Oh! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Take your time, are you all right? Hey, you're in the way.
Out you go! Come on.
Hey, take your time.
Come on, come on, come on.
Okay, heat is interfering with the electronics.
That settles it.
You're climbing.
To all companies, we can't trust the elevators.
Use the stairs only.
Stage on 19.
Truck 81, give me a primary search on 20.
Squad 3, take 21.
Engine 37 will attack the fire.
Okay, let's go, let's go, let's go! I don't mean to be in your way, Chief.
I'm just here 'cause Commissioner Grissom wants me to be.
Keep moving.
Follow them downstairs.
Sir, come sit down.
Let me check you out.
I got waters and oxygen for anyone who needs it.
Victims from the upper floors will be on their way down soon.
Is that Emily Foster? Here, take some water.
Somebody Hey, hey, come on.
Come on.
Let's go.
Take a couple of deep breaths for me.
Take a drink.
Extra air tanks get stashed on 19! We'll attack from the north stairs.
Use the south stairs for evacuation.
Hey, Chief, we're approaching the 20th floor.
Copy that, Casey.
Got a victim here.
Burned bad.
What's their condition? She's breathing but not conscious.
We'll get her down.
Ambulance 61, you take this first victim.
I need a floor plan of the tower.
It should be around here somewhere.
I got her.
Grab her feet.
Come on, come on, come on.
Come on, Ritter, what's the hold up? These threads are in bad shape, keep sticking.
I thought I told you to clean the standpipe.
I did, Lieutenant.
Yeah, not with your hands, with a wire brush! He used a brush.
I saw him.
All right, let me in there.
I'll do it.
I got it.
It's on.
Well, then open the valve! Hey, Paxson.
Go easy on the kid.
He's doing great.
Mind your business, Herrmann.
Hey, put your mask on.
Chief Boden! - Halstead? - Where's the fire? What floor? 20, why? What's up? My dad lives on 23.
Casey, what's it looking like up there? Hang on, Chief, we're almost in.
And we're hooked up.
Let's do this! Hey, hold on, we haven't had a chance to Casey, the door! Hey, Candidate.
Hey, you're good.
Fire's too advanced at 20, Chief.
We can't get a foothold.
Okay, new plan.
Squad searches 21.
Truck continues up to 22.
Engine 37, get a hold of that fire floor.
- Copy that, Chief.
- Let's go.
Copy that, Chief.
So you're not searching 20? You heard him.
That hallway is fully engulfed.
Where's your father? - He lives in 23C.
- Is he up there now? I don't know, he's not answering.
Excuse me, have you seen Pat Halstead today? Sorry, I don't know him.
There's over 500 residents in the tower.
Chief, my dad's got a heart condition.
It's okay.
We're working our primary search.
23 is next.
Do your thing.
How can I help? Keep that doorway clear, would you? Absolutely.
Everybody back.
Clear this door.
Check every unit! Open every door! Fire department! Fire department! - Go, join the group.
- Right this way.
Follow them, please.
Stay low.
Fire department! Anybody home? Ma'am.
- Ma'am.
- Come with us.
We're evacuating by the south stairwell.
Keep moving, keep moving.
Let's go.
Stay low! Follow them out.
This way.
- Come on.
- Clear? Clear.
Fire department! Call out! Help! In here! Please, help me! Hang on! We'll get you out.
- Fire department, call out! - Yes! Here! Over here! Is there anyone else in the apartment? Just us.
Hey, this room's clear.
I got this one, Lieutenant.
All right, I'll check across the hall.
Copy that.
The floor is really hot.
I think the fire's right downstairs.
You'll be okay.
Come here, buddy.
What's his name? - Rizzo.
- Rizzo? Cubs fan, huh? I'm Joe.
What's your name? - Chloe.
- Chloe.
We got a clear shot out of here, Chloe.
Walk in the park.
You're gonna be fine.
- I'm gonna make sure, okay? - Okay.
Come on.
Let's go, all right.
Let's go.
Keep your head low.
She was up on the fire floor.
Unconscious, but breathing.
Let's get her up.
get her up.
We need to intubate her right away.
Her airways are burned pretty badly.
We need a fiber optic scope to get in there.
We don't carry those.
We're gonna have to do it with this.
I need crich pressure to visualize her chords.
Got it.
Should we just crich her? No, I'll get it.
My old partner was a master at this.
She taught me well.
All right.
Tube's in.
That's nice work.
Back at you.
All right, let's call ahead to Med, let them know her condition.
- Let's go! - It's okay.
- You're okay.
- Keep moving.
Chief, we cleared 22.
Kidd and I are headed to 23.
Copy that.
Casey, I got Jay Halstead here.
His father lives at 23C.
He's not answering his phone.
Take a look.
On our way.
Kidd, let's go.
Hey, Chief.
We pulled three victims off of 21.
I still got a few more doors to kick in.
We'll send these down with Truck.
Okay, hey, my buddy Otis is gonna take you the rest of the way down, all right? - Just do what he says.
- You're not coming? I gotta get back inside.
You'll be fine.
I promise.
- Be careful.
- Excuse me, ma'am.
All right, everybody, follow me.
The stairwell is so smoky.
Are you sure it's okay to be in here? It'll clear up once we're below the fire.
Let's keep moving.
It's a long way down.
Can't we take the elevator? The elevators aren't safe.
I can hold your baby if you want.
Hey, buddy.
Hey, little guy.
You wanna come to Otis? Hey, come on.
Let's go.
I can carry him.
That's not the point.
Let's go.
Folks, we gotta keep the entrance clear.
I need you to wait across the street.
Come on.
Let's get two more engine companies hooked up to hydrants in case we start to lose pressure.
And move Truck 40 down to the corner.
I want to leave a lane open for ambulances coming and going.
Copy that, Chief.
Chief, we're inside 23C right now.
- Halstead.
- This way.
Go ahead, Casey.
What'd you find? Nothing.
The apartment's empty.
No sign of Mr.
Carry on, Casey.
That's good news, right? Yeah, I guess so.
Thanks, Chief.
Hey, man, they just made it to Dad's apartment.
He's not there.
You hear back from him? No.
I just tried his cell again.
- Still nothing.
- Same.
You think of anywhere else he might be? Well, the guy likes to stick to his routines.
You know that.
A walk in the morning, then home for lunch.
He should be back by now.
All right, well, I'm gonna keep an eye out.
You just let me know if you hear from him.
I'm guessing he'll call you first.
You all right? He'll turn up.
Old man's a survivor.
If you want you can head over there and join your brother.
No, but thanks.
I'm good.
Can do more here as they bring victims in.
All right.
I want a secondary search of the last few floors.
Make sure we found everyone that was trapped up there.
Okay, when you get outside, go across the street, check in with the paramedics, okay? Good work.
Go outside.
Where's the woman with the baby? She stepped aside to let faster people go by.
I didn't see her after that.
The mom with the baby.
Did you see her exit the stairwell? I thought they were up front with you.
- We gotta go up and find them.
- Right.
Just let me swap out my air tank.
Otis, can you take a look at these controls? I'm not on elevator duty, Mouch.
I know, but the number three car is still fritzing out.
It was stuck on 18 for a while, then it went up to 24, and now it's stopped again.
The mom.
I told her we couldn't use the God! Chief, do we have eyes inside the elevators? - Camera's out.
- Damn it.
Okay, you go with Hermann, I'm gonna work on the elevators, try a system reboot.
If that mom took her baby onto the elevator they could be trapped.
All units above the fire floor, keep your eyes peeled.
We are missing a woman and a young child.
I want them found.
I need to get up to 24 to check on that elevator.
Can you guys finish out on this floor? Yeah, on it.
Captain! Any word on the mom and her kid? Boden's got companies searching from 19 on down, but no sign of them.
She came from 22, right? Kidd, you and Herrmann sweep that floor again just to be sure she didn't go back up for something.
Mouch, come with me and we'll start a primary on 24.
You're looking a little peaked.
I mean, you sure you don't want to stop, take a breather? Like hell.
I could do 20 more flights And still run circles around you.
- No doubt.
- Yeah.
Fire department, call out! This is the teen girl we called in.
Name and age unknown.
She looks mid-teens, second and third degree burns on her torso, neck, and arms.
Good, you got her intubated.
Let's take her to Trauma Two, get her prepped for a central line, - and call Respiratory.
- You got it.
That was impressive.
Field intubation.
Her airways were so burned.
I've only done that with high-tech equipment.
High-tech? Okay.
What's your story? Because if we're gonna be partners, I need to know.
Yeah, that's fair.
So until last year I was a surgical resident at Lakeshore.
So, you you went to med school, got accepted at a highly prestigious residency, and decided "Forget all that.
I want to be a CFD paramedic?" Not exactly.
Working with you has been great so far.
I hope it's not about to go to hell.
I cheated on my boards and got kicked out.
Some things went crazy in my personal life right before the boards, but I'm not trying to make excuses.
I just want you to know, that's not who I am.
You don't owe me an explanation, Foster.
It's your business.
Come on, let's get supplies and head back to the fire.
You got it.
Hey! You hurt? Hey buddy, you okay? Kay, he's locked up.
Took a fireball to the face earlier.
Probably shook him up.
Get him back downstairs.
You sure, Casey? Yeah.
He's in the way.
Get him out of here.
What's your name? All right.
Come on, Ritter, let's go.
Hey! My captain just took off by himself 'cause of you.
You get to your feet! Lives are at stake! Engine 37, talk to me.
We're still working our way in, Chief.
It's an inferno in here.
Engine 62, put another line up on 20.
- Copy that.
- Chief Walker.
Had my ears on the whole way here.
Sounds like you got a handle on things, Boden.
- Any news? - Nobody's heard from him.
I'm worried he's still inside somewhere.
Come on, you must have seen this guy today.
Pat Halstead.
He's a crusty old pain in the ass.
He never smiles.
Loves to yell at people.
Okay, yeah, yeah.
I know the guy.
I haven't seen him today.
Does he have any friends in the building? I see him sometimes pushing Mr.
He's in a wheelchair.
Ronnie Strouse.
A guy in a wheelchair? What floor does he live on? Uh, 25C.
Top floor.
That's where he went, for sure.
I can't have a cop get killed on my fireground.
My men will handle it.
Fire department, call out! Casey, what's your location? I'm on 24 looking for the number three car.
We can't open the doors.
There's no drop-key access.
You make your way to unit 25C.
Look for a wheelchair-bound resident.
Copy that, Chief.
Chief, I've got fire coming up through a mechanical closet! - On 24? - Affirmative! Repeat! The fire has reached the 24th floor! The fire is traveling through the electrical shafts! Is the wiring in this building original? Uh, no, we did a big renovation a while back.
Upgraded all the old copper stuff with fiber optics.
That stuff's a lot thinner.
It leaves gaps.
You're supposed to seal those gaps off.
Hey, I don't own the place.
If they cut corners, I don't know anything about it.
This is not good.
The fire's traveling faster than we thought.
To all companies we are losing control of this thing.
Wrap up your searches, retreat below the fire floor until we get another hose line in place.
Come on.
Ritter, you heard the Chief.
Time is running out.
Okay, Ritter.
Here's the deal.
I don't like to exert myself unless absolutely necessary, but you're not giving me a lot of options here.
- If you don't get to your feet - I'm not like him.
What's that? I'm not that tough.
I can't do it.
I'm not like him.
Like who? Uncle Anthony.
I called him Superman when I was a kid.
He fought fires like this.
But my heart won't stop pounding.
I'm scared too.
Any sane person would be.
Difference is, civilians panic.
Firefighters react.
And you are a firefighter.
Now you get your ass off that ground and let's go.
Green is good.
We like green.
Come on, come on, come on.
Yes! Chief, I got car three moving again.
Should be coming down right now.
Copy that.
Otis, what is it? Got the mother and her The missing woman and child.
She must have ducked out on 18 and got in an elevator against strict instructions not to, and instead of taking 'em down, it must have taken them up, and it looks like, uh It appears like the doors opened up again on the fire floor All companies, be advised.
The missing mother and baby have been recovered.
Continue secondary search for additional victims.
Hey, how's your air? I'm good.
I got a new tank downstairs.
Why, are you low? I, uh I got a few minutes left.
All right.
You know what, forget it.
This floor is clear.
Let's get below the fire.
Copy that.
Casey, what's your location? Just reached the 25th floor, Chief.
Chief, 25's going to hell now, too.
I can't stay long.
Copy that, Casey.
Do what you can.
Fire department! Call out! Over here! Help! He came to get me, but then he collapsed! I'm gonna get you both out of here.
Chief, I got two victims on 25, Jay's father and his friend.
Good call.
What's their condition? They're both conscious and responsive, but Mr.
Halstead's in rough shape.
- I need a hand.
- I'll see who's close by.
Any available firefighter to the 25th floor to assist Captain Casey.
Hang in there, Pat! Chief! Is anyone coming? Damn it.
Casey, we're here! Mouch, hurry! Take this one! Ready to hoist him up.
Okay, stay low! Dad! Is he all right? He was above the fire floor.
Swallowed a lot of smoke.
Been in and out of consciousness.
- Casey, thanks, man.
- Yeah.
Dad! Hey, this is my father.
His name is Pat Halstead.
He's 64 years old.
Listen, he had bypass surgery a month ago.
- Dad, can you hear me? - He looks hypoxic.
Let's get him on oxygen.
We can do CO levels and EKG en route, rule out cardiac dysrhythmia.
I'm, I'm okay, Jay.
Dad, Ronnie looks like he's gonna be okay.
You did good.
You're damn lucky to be alive.
Pat going to be all right? They'll take good care of him.
All right, here we go.
You just got your first save, pal.
If it wasn't for me freezing up, you would have got there sooner.
Hey, Ritter.
You could spend your life on "ifs" in this job.
Don't do it.
You hear me? Empty.
Same here.
All right, Chief, Cruz and I are finished on 23.
We're coming down now.
Help me! Whoa, whoa, hey, Severide.
You hear that? Fire department, call out! Help me, please! Where are you? 20B! - 20B? - That's three floors down.
That's the fire floor.
- Hey, kid, what's your name? - Josh! My mom isn't here and I can't get out! Josh! Stay right where you are! My name's Kelly.
I'm coming down to get you! Okay! Looks like they just got out.
Hey, are you all right? Yeah All good.
Just catching my breath.
Come on, let me take a look at you on the rig.
Lungs sound good.
I'm fine.
Take a five minute rehab or I'm reporting you.
Brett, come on.
Talk to me.
What's going on? How could you just let her go? Trust me.
I'm angrier than you are.
Angry, hurt, pissed off All of it.
I couldn't have stopped her.
Neither could you.
Maybe if I hadn't had that fight with her before she decided to leave Sylvie.
I mean, at least you got a chance to say goodbye.
Listen, the reason I was trying to find you this morning She wanted me to give you this.
Hey, Paxson! Paxson! We need to get in 20B! Can you take us there? We're low on air! I got a young boy trapped inside solo! We'll get you in, but my guys need relief! Hey Chief, Cruz and I are getting the victim on the fire floor, but 37 needs relief on this side line.
Herrmann and I are on 19, we'll be right there.
All right, we're gonna have to cut across to get to the attack stairwell.
Come on.
Hey! Severide! She's alive! All right, here.
You take her down.
- I'll get the kid.
- Copy that, be careful! Hey, Josh, where are you? - Josh! - Over here! Hey, bud! Come on.
Let me get you out of here.
It's getting a little crazy out there, - but we'll get through it, okay? - Okay.
Hey 37, we're coming out.
You ready? Negative! We're pulling back! Stay where you are! What does that mean? Don't worry.
Help's coming.
All right.
Hang on a sec.
Hey 37, what's your ETA? It's getting a little stuffy in here.
The fire is pushing us back! - Come on! - Cavalry's arrived.
Sit tight, Kelly! Hey, Herrmann, Kidd, I hate to complain, but I got a young boy here.
This thing is a beast! We're coming as fast as we can! This isn't working.
I'm gonna bail out.
Kelly, don't do anything stupid! Second line is on its way! What are you gonna do? what's happening? I don't want to wait and see if they can get to us before the fire does.
So we're gonna perform what's called a self-rescue.
Don't worry.
I've done this a bunch.
And when we're all done, you'll have a hell of a story to tell your friends.
All right, come here.
Your job is to hold onto me.
My job is to hold onto the rope.
- You got it? - I hold onto you.
- And don't let go.
- No way.
Keep your eyes closed.
- You got it? - Okay.
All right.
Hey, Kidd, Herrmann, get out of there.
Meet me on 19.
One more minute, we got this.
Hang on, Severide! All right, buddy.
Oh, God.
Almost there.
What's wrong? Nothing.
Nothing, I'm just getting a tool to break the glass.
Hey, hey.
You okay? Severide! Mayday, mayday! Kidd is down! I need assistance on 20! Mayday, mayday! Hey, what happened? Listen.
She ran out of air! Come on! - Mom! - Oh, God! Okay, clear out! Give us some room! Come on! Get her up.
I've got a pulse but she's not breathing.
- Bag her.
- Got it.
Her air ran out and she just dropped.
Come on, Stella.
Start bagging her, please.
You got it.
Lieutenant, cut her shirt so I can get the cardiac leads on her.
Come on, Stella.
Come on, Kidd.
Tube's in.
Let's hang a Cyanokit on the way to Med.
All right, guys, let's get her in the rig.
Up, up.
Boden, you've done the heavy lifting.
I'll take it from here.
Go check on your firefighter.
- You're sure? - Go.
Severide, Herman, Stella on 61.
- - Give them an scort - I'll drive.
- Thanks.
Come on! It's Stella Kidd.
She took in a lot of smoke.
She had a pulse but wasn't breathing.
We intubated, hung a Cyanokit on the rig, her CO is at 40% Okay.
We got her.
Let's transfer on my count.
One, two, three.
Thank you for taking over.
I get it.
It's family.
How did you let this happen? Hey.
Huh? You're supposed to have her back, Herrmann! Hey, she didn't tell me that her alarm went off.
She was trying to save you.
Got another wave of patients coming in.
Let's look alive! Monique, what do we have? I triggered the mass casualty protocol, - Yeah? - Everyone's prepped and ready to go.
All right, let's continue to decompress the ED Get all non-critical admitted or discharged.
- On it.
- All right, Doris, talk to me.
I'm getting real-time updates from the Office of Emergency Management.
All right, I want to know how many are still down at the scene and how many we've got coming.
- Copy.
- All right, Dr.
Status on your burn patient? I need to get her up to the OR to have her burns excised.
Have you been able to reach her parents? We're still trying to track them down.
Poor kid.
- Maggie.
- Yeah? You page Dr.
Rhodes for my dad? He's coming down in five.
Hey, how are you guys doing? Choi kicked us out.
Yeah, he needs room to work, Kelly.
Try to be patient.
Get her on the vent and make sure she's 100% oxygenated.
She's waking up.
Push 4 milligrams of midazolam.
Whoa, easy, easy.
- All right.
- Easy, Stella.
- BP and heart rate are stable.
- She's settling down.
Draw a blood gas with carboxyhemoglobin.
Yes, doctor.
Hey what's happening? Her vitals are holding but she's in pretty bad shape.
We're running some tests and should know more soon.
Blood pressure and sats are dropping.
All right, she's bleeding in her airway.
Hang a unit on the rapid transfuser, suction her ET tube, and get a chest X-ray.
Pop tried to play hero.
He forgot he was in his 60s with a bum ticker.
Yeah, well.
This is your fault to begin with.
- Me? - Yeah.
- Stick me in that fire trap.
- Pop, stop talking.
You said you liked the place.
- You close on the EKG? - Just about.
- What's the point of this? - Easy.
Paramedics said you were complaining of chest pain.
Did you forget you had a quadruple bypass a few weeks ago? Come on, stay still.
Hey, if it isn't my favorite patient.
- How you doing, Mr.
Halstead? - Fine.
So you felt some tightness in your chest, huh? - It's nothing.
- Well, you might be right.
I don't see any ST elevation or depression.
No left access deviation.
Looks like a strong and healthy heart to me.
- Yeah, good.
We done? - Nope, not yet.
You still have a pretty nasty inhalation injury.
Can I get a CBC, CMP, and a carboxyhemoglobin? And add a full cardiac workup.
You people.
Rhodes? Dr.
Choi needs a consult.
Halstead, a pleasure as always.
Thank you, Connor.
I don't need all this.
Calm down, you're getting yourself worked up.
What do you know? You're no doctor.
- Pop.
- Forget it.
You had no right to sell my house.
You want to talk about this again? It was a wreck.
You couldn't take care of the place.
- You just wanted my money.
- Hey.
You don't have any money, you thankless old prick.
- Whatever.
- Jay.
Blood's coming too fast.
Every time I suction the tube it fills back up again.
Hang another unit and just do your best to keep up.
Where's the X-ray? Here you go.
She's got a massive hemorrhage in her right lung.
It's impossible to say where it's coming from.
All right, call the blood bank, trigger the MTP.
- Can you stop the bleed? - First I've gotta find it.
Let's set up for a bronchoscopy.
We're already maxed out on ventilators and even if I brought more down, all my rooms are occupied.
I have nowhere to put these patients.
And Rhodes' pet project has us down a room.
This hybrid OR was a terrible idea.
- I told you.
- Maggie, call Respiratory.
Tell them to send down as many vents as they've got.
Lanik, open up the doctors' lounge and the cafeteria and get them equipped for the overflow.
- Maggie.
- Yeah? I need a nurse to help with some dressings.
- Take Doris with you.
- She's with a patient.
- Then Monique? - She is too.
All right.
Go down the phone tree again and get us more nurses.
Meanwhile, I'll give you a hand, Dr.
Thank you.
As soon as an operating room becomes available your husband's gonna go into surgery.
Can I get you a bottle of water? - Yes, thank you.
- Okay.
Damn it.
You all right, Otis? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, fine.
Happens when I don't eat.
It's, uh Low blood sugar.
Of course.
Dad's stable.
Why don't you go in and talk to him? - You know, make up? - Well, he started it.
And thanks a lot.
We agreed that we were gonna sell that place and you just stood there.
You didn't say anything.
What's the point in arguing with him? He's old, he's sick, just let it go.
That's fine for you to say.
You're not the bad guy here.
- Jay, come on.
- No, seriously.
All those times you were away, and all those times you said that you couldn't leave the hospital, who took care of Dad? Me.
I did plenty for Dad.
I still do.
Who goes and checks on him? - Keeps him on his meds? - Yeah, all right.
Tell you what.
When he gets out of here, you find him his next apartment.
I can't see anything.
- Can you go any deeper? - I already did.
I've been up and down the right side a dozen times and all I see is blood.
This is Leslie and Ryan Scott.
Blair's parents.
I'm Ms.
Goodwin, this is Dr.
- Hey.
- We were both at work.
Heard there was a fire at the apartment, but never expected this.
- Is she in pain? - No.
We've given her medication to make sure she's comfortable.
You've got to save her.
We're going to do everything we can for her.
I've reviewed the imaging.
This is Dr.
She's a cardio thoracic surgeon we asked to consult.
One of your daughter's injuries is to her right carotid artery.
- What does that mean? - The artery is damaged.
Blocking blood flow.
Don't worry, I can repair it while her burns are being excised.
- Is Blair going to - No.
Blair's burns cover almost 80% of her body.
Once her blood pressure is stable enough, we will take her up to the OR to begin excision of her burn tissue.
I am afraid she will need to remain in the ICU - for several months.
- Several months? While the doctors continue to excise and graft her burns.
But then can she come home? Yes, however, your daughter is going to need physical and occupational therapy to regain her ability to walk, talk, eat, even dress herself.
No We understand there are many challenges ahead, but with proper treatment and patience, Blair can recover.
Oh, my baby.
Oh Hey, it's Take this one.
Got one more for you.
- Hey, Maggie.
- This one yeah.
I'm gonna get some air.
You just, uh you page me if there's anything happening with Stella, okay? Will do.
Otis, you okay? - Yeah.
- Otis? Otis, you okay? Get over here, Curly! Get me a gurney.
Ooh, let's take you down.
Easy, easy, easy, easy.
Go get the gurney.
Yeah, I got this.
I got it.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
I understand Otis had some kind of episode? Yeah, looks like an inhalation injury.
I'm giving him a neb treatment.
Took blood to run an ABG.
He's doing much better, but he needs an extensive physical exam.
Choi, I need you.
You go ahead.
I'll take a look at him.
- Like to keep my chops up.
- Thanks.
We've got another burn victim coming in.
Desmond! Talk to me.
Early 20s, female, found down at the scene, unconscious due to smoke asphyxiation.
Intubated on the ride.
Mags, let's get her in a room.
Afraid it's the doctors' lounge.
Doctors' lounge? Unless you want to go to the cafeteria.
- Doctors' lounge.
- Okay.
We were taking her to East Mercy but they went on bypass.
No ID or identifying marks so we're treating her as a Jane Doe.
- Right here, right here.
- Yep.
Let's transfer her on my count.
Everybody ready? One, two, three.
Start a second IV and get her on the monitors.
- Right away.
- What do we have? No gross deformities, but she's got some pretty nasty burns, including a full thickness, near circumferential on her lower left arm.
We need to get fluids in her.
Pull us 500 of ringers - at 200 per hour.
- Got it.
Wait, shouldn't we use Parkland? Calculate fluid input based on percentage of burn area.
First 24 hours are critical.
We should start with a higher volume of fluid.
That's not standard procedure.
I've had experience with burns in the military.
We can always titrate down based on urine output.
Your party.
- Thanks for that.
- All right.
I really feel fine now.
You're a little tachycardic.
Can you feel your heart racing? Yeah, it usually happens when I get a physical.
You know, what do they call it, white coat syndrome? You know, doctors, needles I hear you.
Probably why your blood pressure's a little high too.
You ever experience this before? Yeah, a couple times.
Nothing serious.
You know.
Ever happen when you're off duty? No, why would it? I'm just going to, uh, make sure that you don't have a retinal burn, all right? You don't have to go to all the trouble.
Just checking all the boxes, bud.
Will you close your eyes for me? Doc Charles, my eyes feel good.
Just humor me.
You see anything? Colors? Patterns? No.
Just sorry you had, uh such a tough day at the office.
I heard there were a lot of victims.
We've got 16 critical patients, 24 stable, and a dozen more treated and released.
We've got the doctors' lounge and the cafeteria open and running for the overflow.
What about fatalities? We've taken three down to the morgue.
We have two DOAs, and one more that we weren't able to resuscitate.
Good work keeping the trains running.
Let me know if anything changes.
Will do.
- Mags.
- Yeah? The burn patient we just brought in.
Early 20s, Latina, no ID, and no family.
Can we make some calls on a Jane Doe? Yeah, I'll put out a bulletin and see what I can find out.
- Dr.
Halstead, you got that? - Dad! He was talking just a minute ago.
No pulse.
Bag him.
Wait, he's your dad.
Shouldn't another doctor run the code? You got one handy? What's going on? He's in V-fib.
Charge to 200 and give me the paddles.
Still no pulse.
Push a milligram of epi.
Got it.
Will? - Charge to 200.
- Charging.
- Clear.
- Clear.
Another milligram of epi.
Good news.
An operating room's opened up.
We'll be able to take your daughter upstairs for burn surgery.
And to repair her carotid artery.
Please stop.
- No treatment, no surgeries.
- What? We don't want any surgeries.
I don't understand.
But if we don't take Blair up to the OR now she won't survive.
My wife and I have talked about it.
Blair wouldn't want this.
But with proper treatment she could still have a life.
Look at her.
What kind of life? These last few years have been so hard for Blair.
She struggled with body issues, bullying.
Just recently she was able to lose weight, change schools, and She finally felt good about herself.
And now this.
Everything she's been through We can't do this to her.
But people react differently to trauma.
You don't know.
Surviving this might actually make your daughter more resilient.
We know our little girl.
- Mr.
and Mrs.
Scott - No.
We have to let her go.
Manning should be clear about the parents' wishes before calling me in to consult.
It was a waste of my time.
I'm sorry? They're withholding treatment.
How long before you restored sinus rhythm? He was down around five minutes.
Well, that's consistent with what I'm seeing.
Almost no EEG wave forms.
What does that mean? You want to tell him? Are we not seeing some brain activity? Artifacts.
Distortion, interference.
Dust on the window.
Okay, I am I'm not following.
Your father is brain dead.
So he's just not coming back? Like, you we just saying that there's there's no chance? If I had to calculate the odds, I'd say 1,000 to one against.
This vent could be put to better use.
What? - Are you serious? - Jay.
The hell is wrong with you, man? - Are you kidding me? - We'll talk about it.
Thanks, Sam.
She's lost a significant amount of blood.
Unfortunately, the only way we can be sure to completely stop her bleed is to remove her entire lung.
- What? - Yeah.
Kelly, it's the best chance we have of saving Stella's life.
She can't be a firefighter if she only has one lung.
There's gotta be something else you can do.
April? What if we tried ECMO? It would rest her lung so we have enough time - to locate the bleed - No.
We'd have to give her anti-coagulants to keep the lines open.
It would make her bleed even worse.
- Isn't it worth a shot? - She's too unstable.
Believe me, Kelly, this is the best course of action.
Sounds to me like you've thrown in the towel before you even tried to save her lung.
Being a firefighter is the only thing Stella cares about.
I'm not gonna let you do it.
I'm sorry.
But it's not up to you.
We haven't been able to reach her family so it's our decision.
Get her upstairs.
- I won't let you do this.
- Kelly, please.
- No.
- Kelly, you have to let me - No! - Get off! Hey! - Security! - Whoa, whoa, Ethan? No! Kelly Come on! Ethan - Please escort this man out.
- Ethan.
- Sir, come with us.
- Don't don't touch me.
I'm sorry, Kelly.
Don't do this.
Please, sir.
Excuse me.
I was at the fire and, uh, I thought I was fine, but, um I have a headache now and I'm feeling a little dizzy.
Fill this out and we'll get to you as soon as we can.
I appreciate it.
Thank you.
- Hey, Mags.
- Yeah? Any luck on ID'ing my Jane Doe? Nothing yet.
I don't like that guy, man.
I want a second opinion.
He's our top neurosurgeon.
So all your degrees, all that money, all those years in school, this is the best you can do? Jay, Dad almost died two years ago.
He's been living on borrowed time.
Abrams didn't say Dad had no chance.
1,000 to one is no chance.
You just want to give up? I'm trying to be realistic.
I've seen a lot of patients in his condition.
There goes that doctor voice.
I'm sorry, but I am a doctor.
Yeah, don't worry.
We got that message.
And Dad knew you thought you were better than us.
We always came in second, you weren't there, and now you want to decide what happens? That is not true, Jay.
There you are.
Garrett, this is my brother, Jay.
I'm the hospital's COO.
I heard about your father.
I'm very sorry.
Thank you.
I want you both to know that there's no hurry in making any decisions about Mr.
You have the full support of this hospital.
And we will provide your father with any and all resources.
I appreciate that.
We take care of our own.
This is my cell phone.
You call me if you need anything.
It's decided.
We're not giving up.
I have the consent form.
They're gonna let her die.
I don't think it's that simple.
You ready? Mr.
and Mrs.
Scott, per your request, this form gives the hospital consent to remove Blair from the ventilator.
I need you to sign it in my presence.
You're sure? We'll leave you with your daughter.
They shouldn't have done that to you, man.
All I care about is Stella.
She's lucky to have you.
She loves what she does, April.
It's her life.
They can't take out her lung.
I get it.
But since we can't reach her family, it's up to the doctors to make the decision.
But they don't know her.
There's nothing we can do? Hey.
There you are.
I just heard about your dad.
Are you okay? Just hard to believe.
He was such a force.
How's Jay taking it? Not good.
They're a lot alike.
Gwen didn't help.
I mean, she said she would use the hospital's resources - to keep Dad alive.
- Really? That doesn't sound like her.
Yeah, it surprised me too.
I love you.
Let me know if there's anything I can do, okay? Here are the ABG results for Brian Zvonecek.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Doctor Charles.
When can I get out of here? So here's the thing.
Your blood gas shows low CO2, low carboxyhemoglobin, and normal oxygen.
That's good, right? Well, what it means is that you didn't have an inhalation injury.
More than likely you passed out because you were hyperventilating.
All the same, I'm not sick.
Okay, but why were you hyperventilating? And when we can't find a physical reason, more often than not it's you know, due to an emotional reaction - to some sort of - Wait, wait, wait.
Where you going? - What, PTSD? - I didn't use that label.
I'm just saying it would explain the tachycardia, the elevated blood pressure No.
No way.
You know, full disclosure, I noticed a little hand tremor earlier today.
But I told you, that was my blood sugar.
You were shot earlier this year.
I mean, that alone, it's gonna precipitate a little post-traumatic stress.
And that I can tell you from personal experience.
And after what you went through today, I mean, why don't you let me take you upstairs - for a quick evaluation? - No.
I get it.
You're a shrink, so everybody you see has got to have some sort of mental problem, right? But not me.
I feel great.
I'm trying to help you.
It's just been Dr.
Sorry, guys, I gotta get scrubbed.
We just want to talk to you about Stella.
Really, April? Just hear them out.
We don't want you to remove her lung.
There has to be another option.
Look, guys, I understand your concerns.
But as her doctors, we've decided on the best course of treatment, and only Stella's family can override that decision.
We are her family.
That's true.
She'd tell you the same thing, Doc.
Another walk-away.
There's another way.
What do you mean? The majority of lung bleeds originate in the lower lobes, right? So? So what if I clamp at the base of the pulmonary artery? Connor, you made the right call.
We have a good surgical plan.
But what if we resect the lower lobe first.
If the bleeding stops, we won't have to remove the entire lung.
No, it's too risky.
But if it doesn't work we can still remove the lung.
After wasting precious time.
Have you forgotten we're trying to save her life? I think we can do that and give her the life that she wants.
She's a young woman.
She can find another career.
I have to try.
I owe it to her.
I owe it to them.
Connor, being a firefighter isn't gonna mean a damn thing if Stella dies on the table.
- I can do it.
- Don't Connor! Time, Dr.
Where are we? I'm almost there, but every time the lung inflates it obstructs my view.
Marty, can we deflate the lung - any further? - No way.
I'm barely keeping her oxygenated as it is.
Take it down another 20%.
It's too risky.
I only need to reach the lower lobe.
I'll find the bleed and make my resection before you know it.
Make it fast.
You're quite the patient advocate today.
Did you do it for Stella or for Kelly? I've known him since we were kids.
You didn't answer the question.
I did it because it was the right thing to do.
Marty? BP's down to 88 systolic.
I'm close.
Let's hope so.
You are not going to make it.
We have to open her up and remove the lung.
- BP's at 82.
- Up her pressers.
- Can't, I'm already maxed-out.
- Connor, please.
Just give me a second.
The sats are at 78, that's all she can tolerate.
I'm re-inflating the lung.
No, wait.
That's it.
That's the bleed.
You found it, but do you have time to fix it? What happened? Her hand's ice-cold, I can't get a pulse.
The forearm's tight.
She's got compartment syndrome.
Get Maggie.
I told you to use the Parkland formula.
- You gave her too much fluid.
- No.
I've been monitoring her urine output.
Everything's been normal.
Then what's your explanation for this? - What do you need? - Find us an OR, this woman needs an emergency fasciotomy.
I'll tell you right now all the ORs are occupied.
- You're gonna have to wait.
- How long? - 20 minutes? - We can't.
20 minutes, she'll end up with an amputation.
Get me a soft tissue tray and a scalpel.
We'll relieve the pressure now.
Right here.
Prep the patient.
Come in.
Oh, Dr.
I'm very sorry about your father.
Did you know? Did I know what? Gwen Garrett made a special point of telling me and Jay that there was no hurry in taking my dad off the vent.
Okay? My dad's chart.
His bypass surgery was 29 days ago.
29 days ago.
I see.
I can't believe the hospital would do this.
Not to me.
Not to my family.
Hey, Jay.
We gotta take Dad off the vent.
What? No, no, no.
He I've been sitting with him and he blinks his eyes.
And I grabbed his hand and he squeezed my hand.
He squeezed my hand.
Those are just reflexes.
They don't mean anything.
I'm telling you, man, he knows that I'm here.
He doesn't.
He can't.
We can't, he's He's gotta come back, man, 'cause That can't be the last conversation I ever have with him.
Look, whatever regrets you have, you're not gonna resolve them here.
You just gotta accept that.
Don't tell me what I got to accept.
Jay, the reason Gwen encouraged us to take our time with Dad? His bypass was 29 days ago.
If he dies before 30 days are up, regardless of why, it's a fatality for the hospital.
So what? So Gwen's just trying to keep Dad alive for one more day so the hospital doesn't take the hit.
I get it.
You feel betrayed.
I don't care.
I care about Dad.
And you think he'd want to be kept alive to buff some numbers? You need to get out.
You got to get out, man.
They're using him.
That's your problem.
Jay, he's gone.
Doc, you okay? You got my discharge? Gotta be honest, I'm just not comfortable signing off on you going back to work yet.
You're gonna keep me from working.
Look, I'll make you a deal.
Commit to some therapy.
Twice a week.
Once a week.
You don't get it.
I can't be a firefighter if I have PTSD.
What, you can't be a firefighter and have feelings? Look, I have no problem keeping this out of your chart if that'll make you feel better.
If I see a shrink, people are gonna find out.
I can't have that.
Tell me something.
When I asked you to close your eyes earlier today, what did you see? What'd you really see? Otis, you can tell me.
I had to get a mom and a baby out of the building.
I lost contact.
Told her not to get in the elevator.
She got in the elevator.
The elevator got stuck.
When we finally got the doors open There they were.
Burned alive.
Their faces were gone but I knew it was them.
I can't get it out of my head.
It's called an intrusive memory.
I can help you with that.
Doc Charles It means life's not a stroll across a meadow.
These things I see They're part of the job.
Every firefighter sees them.
We cope.
I'm out of here.
You want to destroy my life, write whatever you want in your chart.
Manning? - Yes.
- We need you.
She's still breathing on her own.
Her oxygen levels are good.
It's been hours.
Her heart rhythm is strong.
She's holding on.
She wants to live.
My little girl, she wants to live.
And we were going to let her go.
What do we do? How can we help her? She needs to go to surgery right now.
Do it.
Help her.
Tell the OR we're coming up.
Okay, pressure's been relieved, but that's not fluid.
It's blood.
Her ulna's broken.
That's what caused the bleeding.
Compartment syndrome was caused by fractured hematoma, not fluid.
It wasn't your fault, Dr.
They found her just outside the room where the fire started, so how would she have broken her arm? There's also extensive bruising around her ribs and pelvis.
This woman wasn't just burned.
She was beaten.
You guys put me in a terrible position.
But we were able to isolate the bleed, and we only had to take out a portion of her lung.
It was a thoracoscopic procedure, minimally invasive.
That's all to say that She should be back to work in no time.
- Oh, my God.
- Hey Dr.
Rhodes You're the man.
Yeah, you guys are okay too.
Why don't you bring Kelly back in? - Thanks, Doc.
- You got it, bud.
You were extremely lucky, you know that? Extremely.
She's awake.
Wants to see you.
I'm so glad you're back.
Of course.
Come here.
You okay? I could have been a better son.
Could have been a better brother.
Oh, Will I mean, we make choices in life We don't realize how they're gonna hurt people.
Your dad knew you loved him.
And so does Jay.
I don't know.
I made such a mess.
I mean, why didn't I see it all more clearly? None of us can.
I had a patient today.
Burn victim.
And I was adamant we should save her life.
But maybe all we're doing is giving her a life of suffering.
Don't punish yourself.
Oh, no.
I got it.
- Here you go.
- Thank you.
Sir, can I help you? My uncle was in the building with the fire? I thought they might have brought him here.
Okay, sir, so I'm gonna need you to go back into the waiting room and give the nurse your uncle's name.
She'll let you know if your uncle was admitted.
- All right.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
Told you you were going home, huh? Dr.
Choi discharged him? No, I did.
Really? Yeah.
He's in pretty good hands.
For now.
I'm sorry, Jay.
For everything.
For not being there for you and Dad.
And for not giving you space to grieve.
We'll keep him on the vent as long as you want.
Who am I kidding, man? I know he's not coming back.
Let him go.
Just let him go.
Take these too.
- Maggie? - Yeah.
What happened to our Jane Doe? Dr.
Choi? She turned off the monitors.
She has serious internal injuries.
If we don't find her soon, she's gonna die.
We were treating Jane Doe for third degree burns when she developed compartment syndrome.
It became clear that Jane had been beaten before the fire.
Nurse went to do rounds.
Saw her room like this.
How long has she been gone? Not long.
We checked security tapes.
She walked out alone at half past.
What is that? That is a GPS chip.
She must have cut it out of herself.
Someone was tracking this girl.
She's got life-threatening injuries.
She's not gonna get far by herself.
Jay, I, uh Just heard about your father.
I'm sorry.
Jay, take some time.
Be with your family.
It's not what you think, Sarge.
Me and my dad had a complicated relationship.
We didn't really see eye to eye.
I'm not proud of it.
It's the truth.
Five other people died in that fire.
I want to help.
Platt's briefing everyone in the parking lot.
All right.
Jane Doe, approximately 20 years old.
5'4", fled Chicago Med less than 60 minutes ago.
She exited the west rear door and was last seen headed north on foot.
She is believed to be all alone and hurt, so we have to move fast.
Populorum, you and Henry are on public transport - Hey, you wanna take north? - Yeah.
Just, Jay, I'm sorry Thanks.
So, uh, just fill me in.
Okay, she dug out her own GPS chip, so obviously she doesn't wanna be found.
She has third degree burns, multiple broken bones.
She couldn't have got out of there too fast.
So where would you go? I don't know.
Find some place to hide.
Some place to die.
You go that way, I'll go this way? Yeah, I'll go over here.
Jay? Jay! 5021 Eddie, emergency.
We need an ambulance at the southwest corner of Bryers Park.
Hey, hey, hey! Hey, hey, stay with us.
Hey, hey.
I don't know what's wrong.
She's bleeding really bad.
We need that ambulance.
They're never gonna find us.
I'm gonna flag them down, Jay.
I repeat, we're in the southwest corner It's okay.
It's okay.
Can you look at me? Hey, can you look at me? It's gonna be okay.
I'm Jay.
I'm a detective with the Chicago Police Department.
You're gonna be okay.
What's your name? He came to kill them.
Who came? I was hiding, but he set a fire.
Who did this to you? Who set the fire? You know who he was? He killed them.
Who? What's his name? Who was he? Who was he? Did you know him? Ah I'll be free now.
Yeah, you'll be free.
You'll be free now.
It's okay.
It's gonna be okay.
Come on, come on! She said she was hiding and he came to kill them.
Then before she lost consciousness, she said that she would be free now.
I'm running her prints and her DNA, but no ID yet.
All right, Chief? Fire originated in apartment 20E.
We found Jane Doe's body here outside of the apartment.
Burns indicated she was most likely crawling, trying to escape the flames.
Door to 20E was open.
That's how the fire spread.
The other John Does were found inside the apartment one in the bed, one near the front door.
All right, so she said that he came to kill them.
So the offender enters the apartment, he kills both John Does, the Jane Doe's hiding, the offender goes to light the fire, she tries to escape, and then she gets beaten unconscious.
Injuries run against that, Sharon? It could be consistent.
Jane Doe suffered a ulna fracture, internal injuries, third degree burns.
We also treated her for heavy smoke inhalation.
So the offender beats her, thinks she's dead, but Jane Doe comes to during the fire, opens the front door, and attempts to crawl to the elevator.
Arson was just a cover up for the double homicide.
The rest of them were collateral damage.
Jane Doe didn't make it.
Pronounced her a minute ago.
She never regained consciousness.
All right, we need to get going.
Thank you.
- Anything you need.
- Appreciate it.
Let's start with apartment 20E.
Antonio, get Jane Doe's GPS chip to OCD tech right away.
I'll run it up with Vice, too.
It's common practice these days for pimps to chip their property.
All right.
I'm guessing Jane Doe was a victim of sex trafficking.
So we start with what was left behind.
I want every piece of paper on that apartment who was living there, every in-service call.
Just scour that crime scene.
Work the bodies.
Find out what the hell happened in that apartment.
We've been working round the clock.
I've only done a full autopsy on your first John Doe.
What about dental? Did you get anything from that? Didn't match any of our records.
And honestly you're not gonna get much.
Bodies burned this badly rarely have a ton of forensic evidence.
Tox was clear on John Doe one.
What is this chipping of the hyoid and spine? It's usually cracking from the fire, but what's strange is both bodies had it.
Cracking of the hyoid? On one, it's an anomaly.
On two It's a pattern.
Same kind of cracking you'd get from a weapon? - From a knife.
- So they were stabbed? Yes, and throat sliced.
- Sarge? - Yeah, I'm still listening.
All right, M.
also found three old bullet holes and a severed finger on John Doe two.
We ran that through every system we've got.
So far no hit on an ID, but those are pretty unique identifiers.
So, flag it up the ladder with FBI.
See if they'll run it.
Hit hospital records, too.
I've got spotty elevator and lobby cameras,