Chicago Fire s07e17 Episode Script

Move a Wall

1 Tell me what happened, man.
The gun jammed.
It's the only reason I'm alive right now.
It didn't go off, man, because it's not your time.
It can't be that simple.
It's Casey.
He had a really bad call this morning.
Well, I won't pretend I understand what it feels like to be shot at.
Then how did you know I I was shot at? Brett mentioned it to me yesterday.
I think it's a bad idea, dwelling on things.
I'm here to counsel rescue workers.
By dating a colleague, there's no inherent sense of trust.
I can't see you anymore.
[SOBS] [BEEP] [GROANS] [KNOCKING ON DOOR] Good morning! You know what this is, Brett? This is your social calendar for the rest of the week.
- [GROANS] - Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! Tomorrow night, Top Golf! Friday is Prime and Provisions.
- Saturday Shift.
- Mm-hmm.
But Sunday, well, Molly's of course, but after that, there is a "My Neighbor Totoro" screening at the Siskel.
Now.
Huh.
You guys really don't have to do this.
Nah, ah, ah, ah! You have no say.
You are our roomdog and you are stuck with us for the rest of the week.
Now get up, get dressed, and get in the car 'cause we are getting pancakes at the Palace before shift! Palace pancakes! Whoo! Fine.
Thank you.
[LAUGHS] [SOFT MUSIC] [CHUCKLES] Okay, let's see.
Kidd, Zvonacek, Capp, Cruz, your CPR certification is up.
Get me renewal cards in the next two weeks or you and I will have words.
[ALL CLAMORING] Get it done.
Okay, let's get out there and - Hey! - Yes, Lieutenant Herrmann.
Okay, uh, thank you.
Um, so as some of you know, Cindy gave up her career when we got married and started a family 16 years ago.
- What was her career? - Uh, interior design.
Really? Really really.
Now that our youngest is in kindergarten, um, she has decided she wanted to start it back up.
So she has generously offered to, uh redesign the common room.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.
[ALL CLAMORING] - I'm sorry, that's just - Now now listen! You just just don't dig in, be open to change, and let's just let's just help her out, all right? You're the most un-open to change person in the entire CFD! Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3 Okay, let's go, let's go, let's go! Apartment Fire, 483 West Armitage.
[SIREN WAILS] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] All right, looks like this one's cooking.
We're going to work, boys.
Hydrant's blocked, Lieutenant.
Ah! All right, hey.
Let's park over there.
We'll tie it into that hydrant.
We're going to have to hose across the street.
Looks like we got 20 to 24 units.
Fire's concentrated in the back.
We'll take the fire floor.
Kidd, go with squad.
We'll clear below.
Hey! What was that? Sorry, I was parking.
Follow us in.
Hey, Ritter! You're with truck! Clarence, grab another inch and 3/4 line.
- We'll support squad.
- Copy that.
Copy, Lieutenant.
[TIRES SQUEAL] Hey! [THUD] - Hey, man, you okay? - Hey, come on.
The hell, Herrmann? Dragging lines across the street? Nah, Captain, the hydrant was blocked so we just You just put this rescue in jeopardy! Ritter, you okay? - It's my shoulder.
- Get it checked out.
We still need a line in this fire! All right.
Clarence, Jesse, get the slack out of this line.
Let's go.
Hey, listen.
This is on me.
Go get yourself checked.
Go.
You too, cover the left.
Let's get some water on it.
Fire department, call out! Go, go, go, go! Fire department! Fire department, call out! Call out! [COUGHING] [HISSING] Ma'am! You okay? I left my soldering iron on.
I went to wash my paint brushes.
- Everything went up so fast.
- Is anyone else here? No, it's just me, but the neighbors! We'll get them! Just stay down! [CRASH] Fire department, call out! [HISSING] Kidd, let's go! Engine's gonna hit the fire.
Copy.
[GRUNTS] [CLATTERING] [THUD] Hey! Hey, what the hell are you doing? - I don't - Let's go! - All right! - Move it! - Take care.
- Thank you so much.
[SIGHS] Lady had a real arts and crafts fest going on in her apartment.
Left the soldering iron burning near paint cans.
[SOMBER MUSIC] [COUGHING] Fire's knocked out, Chief.
You know what a good engine lieutenant does, Herrmann? He doesn't add to the incident.
Ritter's on his way to Med right now because of where you parked.
Who knows when he'll be back? Okay, Truck 87, Engine 90.
You're up on overhaul.
Copy that, chief.
Chief, I got to get back in there.
- I got to - Kidd, you heard him.
Pack the rigs! Follow orders! There she is.
- Cindy! - Hey, Cindy.
- [SIGHS] - Hey, fellas.
Hey, honey.
What's wrong? Nothing, it it's just, um maybe it's not such a good day to do this whole interior design rigamarole.
Oh.
Yeah, no.
I understand.
Y-you know what? No.
We wait for the ideal time at a firehouse, we're gonna be waiting all year.
So forget what I said, all right? You go ahead and you do what you came here to do.
- Really? - Yeah.
[SIGHS] Great! - [CHUCKLES] - Okay.
You wanted to see me, Chief? Yeah, close the door.
Is there any particular reason you lit up Herrmann so badly at the incident? Engine 51 was not positioned correctly.
Hoses should not have been crossing the street or the street should've been secured.
Either way, that's on Herrmann.
And you're sure that it's not something else? Sometimes being Captain means having to be hard on the firefighters underneath me.
You taught me that.
Even when those firefighters are best friends with my chief.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] Fair enough.
Dismissed.
He's not wrong.
And that is not how Casey behaves at a scene.
So neither am I.
- Chief.
- Yeah.
Um I saw something in the apartment building on our last call.
There was this secret room inside one of the apartments.
Um, there were two beds.
I just got a bad hit, like it might be some kind of child endangerment deal.
I was thinking I might call CPD.
That's a good idea.
That's for letting me know.
Keep me in the loop.
- Will do, Chief.
- Go ahead.
That room I pulled you out of? Yeah.
Are you sure it wasn't a club house, a fort? You know how kids are.
No, I don't think so.
I mean, this was creepy.
Well, go with your gut then.
[SIGHS] So Cindy, what kind of style are you thinking about here? Well, what I like to do is take in the room and see how it speaks to me.
Is it organically imperfect? Should I go for a maximalist approach? Is personality paramount or should I scale back with more of a new traditional patina? Okay, thank you.
Guys? I want to gather all of your input, one at a time, where you can speak freely and openly about what this room means to you.
That'll help me center my design.
- Sound good? - Absolutely.
Yeah, sure.
- Great.
- Can't wait.
First and foremost is the couch.
Now I'm not saying this one can't be improved upon but this one cannot be improved upon.
That couch has got to go.
Don't get me started on these chairs, okay? It's like sitting on sandpaper.
I'm just going to go ahead and say it.
This place was made for men by men.
It's, like, 1987 in here.
Maybe a game's cabinet or a dart board.
Ooh, or a shuffleboard.
[GASPS] Or both! I have always said this place can be functional but look like adult's work here.
I don't care what you do.
Also if you need an assistant, like a like a sous-chef, I'm your girl.
I need this right now.
Seriously, don't touch the couch.
[SIGHS] [SOMBER MUSIC] Stella.
- Hey! - Hey.
- Thanks for coming.
- Yeah, of course.
What's going on? So, uh, we were on a call this morning.
I moved the couch away from a wall and I saw this little door and, uh, I was about to leave but I mean, I just got this feeling, you know? So I opened it and it was, like, a secret room.
There were, like, a couple of plates of half-eaten food and this was on the outside of the door.
So, anyway, I look, I'm telling you that something bad was going on in that apartment.
Stella has great instincts.
If she thinks there was something bad going on, then there was.
Can you show me the site? Casey! Hey, can I show Upton the site from this morning? What's going on? We think there might've been some child endangerment situation in the last room we searched.
Yeah, I just want to show her what I saw and then we'll leave it up to her from there.
Yeah, of course.
Keep your radio on, we'll come pick you up if we get a call.
All right.
- Ride with me? - Yeah.
Okay, it was right Right here.
Damn it, I it's gone.
But it it was here.
I didn't make it up.
Okay, uh Well, I'll call the building owner and I'll follow up with whoever was renting the unit but I've got to be honest, there's no evidence of a crime here.
Look, I I realize You didn't witness any wrongdoing either.
Okay.
Look, I'm sympathetic.
I am.
I follow my instincts too.
I have my whole career but without a crime, much less a victim, I'm a little behind the eight ball.
I understand.
You'll follow up though? Yeah.
I'll let you know as soon as I have anything to report.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC] Thanks.
Kelly.
Thank you, you know, for for supporting me today.
Anytime.
[DOOR CLICKS OPEN] - Ritter.
- Captain.
Hey, just, uh, came to tell Herrmann you know, it's a sprain, gonna be fine.
Uh, the doctor's saying to rest it a couple of shifts but No problem.
Go home.
Oh, but should I tell Herrmann? - I'll tell him.
- Okay.
Captain, just so you know, there was a vehicle completely blocking the nearest hydrant and things were happening fast and, you know, Herrmann just wanted to make sure you had support before you rushed into the building.
Got it.
Okay.
Are you asking first and third shifts their opinions too, Cindy? If I have time.
Oh, is there some kind of pressing time limit? - Christopher didn't tell you? - Nah.
My friend Gwen, her daughter works for Chicago Home Spread.
[GASPS] No way! That's my favorite magazine.
Their centerfolds are legendary.
They're going to do a photo shoot this Saturday.
That's our next shift.
Exactly.
Um, hey, honey.
I was just thinking, um, you know, our family room it hasn't been upgraded in I don't know how long.
But maybe we should I'm just, you know, thinking out loud here, but, uh, maybe we should start there.
Well, honey, while I think that's a great idea for down the road, my friend Gwen has already pitched this as a firehouse makeover.
So I think I should stick to Plan A.
Uh, right.
No, totally.
Herrmann, Boden is looking for you.
- [MUTTERING] - Chief.
Hey, Herrmann.
Just wanted to let you know that Ritter is going to be out a couple of shifts, so 51 is going to need a floater.
All right, what's the prognosis? Minor sprain but the doctors said to rest it.
All right, well, that's good at least.
Um, I'll take, uh, a look at the floater pool and see if any names stick out.
Casey's already selected someone named Klinginpill.
Casey selected.
Isn't the engine lieutenant supposed to pick his floater replacement? [OMINOUS MUSIC] [SIGHS] Captain! Uh, maybe I heard wrong, but, uh, Boden was telling me that you picked a floater for Ritter's spot on Engine.
Yeah, Ritter's gonna be out a couple of shifts so I expedited the process.
There were a bunch of reserves on there, I chose one.
That's engine lieutenant's job.
Well, I guess I helped you out then.
Uh, you didn't actually.
You picked Kevin Klinginpill, who I happen to know is a loafer who got booted off of Engine 77 six months ago and you know how I know that? I called around and actually did my homework.
- Is that right? - Yeah.
Is there a problem here? Nah, Chief.
An engine lieutenant popping off to a Captain in any other house would be written up.
Hey.
- Hey! - I have an update.
Okay.
So I talked to the owner from the burnt out apartment building, Kira Anderson.
She uses a management company to rent out and maintain the apartments.
The management company is Pine Grove Consulting.
They said unit 106 was rented out by a Mike Nunez but he left unexpectedly about a month ago.
Do they have a forwarding address? No and he paid all his rent in cash.
I ran the name Mike Nunez through the system and no one matches the description Pine Grove gave us of the tenant.
So a dead end.
Basically.
Look, I'm not saying nothing ever happened in that apartment.
I'm just saying realistically, we might not ever know what did.
I've taken this as far as I can go.
I'm sorry.
No, thank you for, uh, for helping out.
Yeah, appreciate it.
You go it.
Anytime.
[SOFT ROCK MUSIC] The thing about a set floor plan and not being able to move a wall is you have to work within the space.
Unless I could move a wall.
Like between the common room and the briefing room, that would really open up the space.
[LOUDLY] I thought maybe we could do something like this? Sure.
Yeah.
Christopher.
What? [KNOCKING ON DOOR] Hey.
Hey, you got a minute? Of course, Chief, come on.
Come on.
Hey, you need a beer or something? - Yeah, sure.
- All right.
So what can I do for you? You know, I just thought I'd come in and check in on you.
Ah, yeah.
All good.
Long shift.
Yeah, I know.
[SIGHS] All right, fine.
Look, here's the deal.
See, I was mad at myself the moment that that numbnuts ran over the hose and it got yanked out of Ritter's hand.
I realized that I'd screwed up but I didn't need to hear it from Casey.
I was already beating myself up plenty.
Trust me.
Look, I'm not going to betray a confidence so I won't go into detail, but Casey's dealing with more than you know.
[SIGHS] Is he all right? He'll get there.
And there I go, making things worse so See, the thing you have to realize, Herrmann, unless you are the Fire Commissioner, there is always gonna be someone above you to tell you when you make a mistake.
The part that you are not thinking about is all of your men on Engine who are looking at you to see how you react to criticism.
See, if you dressed down Clarence or Ritter or Doherty, would you like one of them to go walking off in a huff or mouth back at you? [SIGHS] I see your point.
[SIGHS] I'll apologize and I'll make it right.
Wallace, get in here! I want to hear your thoughts on layering.
On what? Yeah, I'm coming! We should see if they wanna play next Saturday instead.
Yeah.
Hey Stella, I just thought of something.
The woman who started the fire.
She left a soldering iron on.
I think her name was Marylou.
Anyway, uh, she was in apartment 104, right next to 106.
What, you think she's still at med? She had some heavy smoke inhalation.
They probably wanna keep her there overnight.
Maybe she knows something about her neighbors.
It's worth a shot.
[SIGHS] I feel awful, just awful.
I have an arts and crafts summer session I teach in Wicker Park and I always say be safe, be safe, be safe.
Marylou, we're not here about the fire.
- Oh? - We're interested in your neighbor.
Mike Nunez.
Uh, 106.
Did you know him? Um, sort of.
He had more than one name.
What does that mean? Well, he'd get mail with different names sent to his address.
The Mike was the same but the last names would be different.
I remember because I was holding some mail for him which he never came back to pick up.
So they they're still in your apartment? A few envelopes, yeah.
Uh, if the fire didn't get to the bureau near my front door, then it should be in the top left drawer.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
- Thank you, ma'am.
- Thank you.
Um, Marylou, did Mike have any kids? I think his sister had some that he would watch sometimes.
That's what he told me.
I didn't really see them very often, I heard them sometimes.
He wasn't there very long.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
[RUSTLING] Michael Nolasco.
Michael Nunez.
Michael Nuevavillegas.
Look it, this one's from Child Protective Services.
I mean, it's basically open.
"Dear Mr.
Nuevavillegas, your application to provide a home for additional children has been accepted.
" What if this what if this bastard was taking in foster kids, cramming them into that tiny room and then cashing out on the government handouts? What? Hey, Detective, this is Kelly Severide, give me a call back when you get a chance.
The man living in 106 was Michael Nuevavillegas.
N-U-E-V-A V-I-double L-E-G-A-S.
It's all one word.
We Google searched him and there's a Michael Nuevavillegas who's listed in Pilsen.
Which is where we're going.
Anyway, call us back.
Michael Nuevavillegas? Yeah? Hi, we're with the Chicago Fire Department.
Got word there's a gas leak in your place.
- Nah, there's no gas leak.
- Well, no.
There hey! That's the thing about gas leaks.
If you don't have the proper carbon monoxide detectors, you won't know they're there.
Just gotta peek at your supply lines and we'll be out of your hair.
- How long have you lived here? - Not long, I guess.
Hey, look, you're going to have to come back another time.
Uh, we would but, you know, you don't own the building and the building owner, Mrs.
Anderson, she's the one who called us.
Okay, you know what? I'm getting a headache.
Could be this gas leak, like you said.
There's a drug store down the block and I'm outta aspirin.
No, no, no.
You got to stay here until we're done.
- [GRUNTS] - Kelly! [CLATTERING] [GRUNTING] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] Chicago PD! Hey, hey! Turn around! Get down! Put your hands behind your back.
They came into my house! Arrest them! - Shut up.
- This is Chicago brutality! Yeah, you bet it is.
[CUFFS CLICK] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] Okay.
[LATCH CLICKS] [GASPS] It's okay.
Come on.
Come on, it's safe.
Come on out.
Yeah.
Come on.
Let's get you out of here.
Come on.
It's okay.
I'm a firefighter.
You're safe.
Hi, hi.
5021 Henry, I need to roll a squad, paramedics, and CPS to 1955 South Throop.
Come on, get up.
You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney.
If you choose to give up those rights, I'd be happy to smash your face against the wall.
[GROANS] You're okay.
You're safe now.
It's okay.
[SOMBER MUSIC] [SIGHS] Civilians in the outside world, they think that we wear our badges on our dress uniforms or we just carry them around in our pockets but unless you have done this job, you can't see where we really wear our firefighter badges and it's right here.
Our hearts.
And that spirit was demonstrated off duty, off shift this weekend by our very own Stella Kidd.
For those of you who do not know, Kidd identified potential criminal activity during our last fire and now there is a boy and girl who are safe due to your efforts.
Stella Kidd, that is wonderful work and we should all look to your example.
[APPLAUSE] Hey, Captain.
Hey listen, about last shift Hey, you, uh, you Herrmann? - Lieutenant.
- Yeah, what I said.
Ah, no you didn't.
Look, we're having a conversation here.
Yeah, sure, but listen.
I had to roll hoses the last two shifts at 29 and 74.
All things considered, I prefer not to do it here.
Klinginpill, he just told you we're trying to talk here.
I I get it, Captain, but I've been drawing the short straw everywhere I go.
It's like just 'cause I gotta float, I don't have any rights? - What is this, medieval England? - What? I got photos I wanna put up in my locker but I don't even have a locker.
Locker photos? That's right, my mom, my dogs.
Got one of my brother Ned who's a hell of a fly fisherman.
Herrmann, what were you trying to tell me? Nah, forget it, Captain.
I gotta go and figure out a locker for, you know, - fill-and-spill.
- Uh, Klinginpill.
Hey, where's the bunk room? [SIREN BLARES] Engine 51, Truck 81 Klinginpill, you stay out of the way unless I give you an order.
[SIREN WAILS] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] Brando, grab an extinguisher! Clarence, lead out.
Copy that, lieutenant.
Hey, we'll get you out, buddy.
Sit tight.
[HISSING] Herrmann, what do we got? Hey, we got a driver pinned inside.
We're trying to knock down these flames but they're tough! All right, 81, let's get the driver out.
- Copy.
- Cutter's jaws are cribbing.
Get those flames out, Kaufmann.
Copy.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC] Get back! Herrmann, get everyone back now! Yes, Captain.
Get back! Everybody back! What is it, Cap? Propane tanks in the back of the truck! They're right in the flames! Klinginpill, get those people off the corner! Go! - Okay, folks, you heard him! - Get them off over there! Clarence, grab another extinguisher.
- [CLATTERING] - Go! Hurry, Mouch.
- Mike, we tied in? - No! - Sir! - Otis, reverse! [ENGINE REVVING] Go, go! Keep going! [PANTING] [GROANS] [CLANG] [BEEPING] [SIGHS] [GRUNTS] [PANTING] All right, boys, let's put this fire out.
Let's get the driver.
[HISSING] [CLANGING] Come on, buddy.
- [GROANS] - I got you.
[SIREN WAILS] [ENGINE SHUTS OFF] Hey.
What's up? Cindy's about to make her big reveal.
She told everyone to clear out.
She blocked the windows.
Ah, sorry about this, Chief.
Hmm.
Uh, hey, real quick, uh, Captain.
- I wanted to tell you about - Okay! It may not be perfect, but it is a statement.
- That's what you want.
- Exactly.
Come on! [CLAMORING] [SIGHS] [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] [SOFT MUSIC] [PANTING] - [CLEARS THROAT] - Well, I think it is amazing.
[CHUCKLES] - No.
- Okay, all right.
Um Yeah, um Do something now.
[SIGHS] Yeah.
It was a risk, but when the voice in the back of my head would say tone it down, I just had to shut it out.
Uh-huh.
Hey, Cindy, can I, uh, talk to you for a sec? Be right back.
Uh, okay, listen.
There is no good way to say this, so I'm just gonna say it.
Everybody here appreciates you wanting to get your business going, but this, uh we all have to work here, Cindy.
This is a functioning firehouse.
Not some Salvador Dali nightmare.
- Well, I - Listen, hey, hey.
You just don't have an eye for this, babe.
So, uh, we are just going to have to put everything back the way it was before.
This was rented furniture just for the photo shoot so I could break through the clutter.
It was going to go back to normal.
I didn't realize that.
Because you didn't listen when I told you last week.
You did? I'm I'm just glad you've let me know I don't have an eye for this.
I'll have to rethink my taste in everything.
Oh, boy.
Uh-oh.
How'd it go? What do you think? But we're we're we're getting our furniture back, right? Excuse me, Mouch.
Hey! I'm sorry it took so long but I owe you an apology.
I shouldn't have directed the engine to that side of the street.
You're right, it was a bone-headed move, and I deserved you coming down hard on me.
It won't happen again.
And I shouldn't have come at you with both barrels.
I'm sorry for that.
I, uh I haven't been myself lately but I'm working through it.
I'll get there.
All right, hey, we all take our lumps.
Mine are usually 'cause I open my yap instead of my ears.
I mean Just ask Cindy.
But anyway, I want you to know that I do not take it for granted that you are my superior officer.
You know, I'm not a suck up but I have been lucky to watch you operate for a good part of my career and I have learned from you every single shift and I am damn proud to serve under you.
[SOFT MUSIC] Thanks, Herrmann.
I needed to hear that.
Yeah.
I'm glad my mouth was good for something today.
If I'm a little grouchy tomorrow, it's because Cindy's got me sleeping on the roll out bed again.
Maybe she can get you a deal on a new mattress.
No? Not in the mood? Speaking of deals.
We got the furniture company to give us Cindy's couch for practically nothing.
For the record, I was against it.
- No, you weren't! - Shh.
Get that thing out of here before Cindy sees it! She thinks I'm making fun of her, I'm in the dog house for the rest of my life! - Uh - I [GROANS] [SOFT ROCK MUSIC] - Thanks.
- Take your time.
- Where's my hospitality? - [CHUCKLES] - Next round's on me.
- Oh! - I'm moving to top shelf now.
- Mmm! So it turns out that Nuevavillegas guy has been running a foster care scam for years.
If you two wouldn't have stepped up, who knows how long he would've gotten away with it.
It's all Stella.
Um, what what's going to happen to the kids? They get put back in the system but their files have been flagged for abuse.
They'll end up in a much better home with parents that are specially trained to deal with at-risk kids.
That's great.
Yeah.
Kid's names are Anton and Luna and they made these drawings they wanted you to have.
[SOFT MUSIC] Thank you.
Yeah, you got it.
I got some friends from District 25 I'm going to say hi to but you guys aren't paying for another drink.
The rest of the night's on me, okay? Hey, you won't hear me complaining.
Thanks.
Yeah.
You did a good thing.
And anyone would do the same on my shoes.
Mmm, not so sure.
There is no one like you.