Chicago Fire s10e08 Episode Script

What Happened at Whiskey Point?

1 Did you ever find out where Gallo and Cara went off to last night? You do know that pain in your side is Gallo.
- Pay attention.
- To what? Your feelings for Gallo.
Lieutenant Pelham is staying on with us.
I'm used to having a little more latitude to act on my own.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
When I give you an order, I expect you to follow it.
Doesn't it make you wonder why he's never got a command of his own? That's a really good question.
All of the preschools have waiting lists.
And Chloe's friend said that you need to sign them up before they're even born to have a chance.
- Otis is doomed.
- Nah, he's better off.
Preschools near me, kids just sit in the front yard and eat dirt all day.
Preschool's for the slow kids, right? Just send them to real school.
Morning, Herrmann.
Need a hand? No, no, I got it.
What's in there? Nothin'.
Just some bibs and bobs.
Morning, guys.
Herrmann, you need a hand with that? He doesn't want any help, Lieutenant.
But, uh, thanks for offering.
Of course.
See you guys inside.
Hey, Pelham, gonna be with us for a little while, huh? - Yeah.
Maybe a long while.
- Yeah? Yeah.
The lieutenant that Boden wanted, I guess, got involved in some kind of side project, so.
After you.
So you have a problem with Pelham? No, no.
He's a great guy.
He's really solid.
And yet doing some legwork of our own Yeah, Chief, did you know that in the past two years that Pelham has only had temporary assignments? Six of them, in fact.
Just bops around from one house to the next.
It's almost as if nobody trusts him enough to give him a command of his own.
Look, I like Pelham too.
Enough that I requested his record so that I could fully vet him.
If there's anything that we should know, it'll be in there.
Okay, we'll get out of your hair.
It's barely 8:00 in the morning.
We need objective feedback.
This has the potential to be Fire Goat's Winterfest submission.
There's no drinking in the firehouse.
Well Take a sip outside? Cara's coming by later to get the rest of it, and we need to know if it's good.
Brett, please.
Winterfest could mean life or death for Fire Goat.
Yes, okay.
It's good.
I'd like it more if it was coffee, but it's it's tasty.
- Morning.
- Howdy.
You two getting along okay? I will be a good soldier for however long he's here.
Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61, person trapped.
I'll take that.
Gallo, I want you on my hip today.
Don't make a move without my say-so.
We're gonna get to know each other.
You got it, Lieutenant.
I saw the whole thing! Was anybody working up there? No, but there was a lady walking right there when it all came down.
Stay back.
Yep, I see her.
Hey, Pelham! Don't.
Hey, Capp, Tony, grab a rope bag.
Head up to the third floor.
All right, 81, let's position the aerial just above that collapsing section.
- We're gonna secure it to the façade.
- Copy.
I'm good on the ladder, Lieutenant, and I work fast with ropes.
Negative, Gallo.
You stand down here.
Clear some of this debris.
Keep an eye on the scaffold.
You see anything falling, just give us a heads up.
Copy that.
Hey, ma'am, can you hear me? We're gonna get you out of there.
Please hurry.
I'm pregnant.
Okay, just Just hang in there.
Got it.
Good to go! Oh, thank God.
Hey there.
I'm Joe.
What's your name? - Stacy.
- Stacy? Oh, well, how far along are you? Seven seven months.
You're almost there, huh? - First one? - Uh-huh.
You're gonna love it.
I got a brand new baby boy at home.
It is the best.
- Here we go, Capp.
- Got it.
Good to go! Okay, uh, it's gonna get a little loud for a bit, but we're gonna get you outta here real quick, okay? You guys might wanna step back just a bit.
Hey, you're blocking my view.
Can't you move? No, I can't move.
We're trying to save this woman's life.
What is wrong with you? Act like a human.
Okay, let's get your foot here.
We're just gonna Here we go, Stacy.
- Get the backboard! - Right in.
- Easy.
- One, two, three.
This is Stacy.
She's seven months pregnant.
Hi, Stacy.
Where does it hurt? Here and here mostly.
Everything started falling around me, and I just got to my knees and tried to protect the baby.
I can hear the baby's heartbeat.
Oh, thank God.
Heads up.
Let's get you outta here.
Oh, my God.
What are you doing? You scared me.
Violet, this is an intervention.
- A what? - As your friends, co-workers, and co-brewers, we can't let this side pain continue.
It's getting worse, making you agitated and short tempered.
You're losing it on bystanders.
You need to have an honest conversation with Gallo.
Tell him how you feel instead of bottling it all up inside.
First of all, that bystander was a jerk.
Okay? Second of all Second of all Damn it.
You might be right.
Hey, Chief.
Somebody from HQ just dropped this off for you.
What's it say? It says it's a confidential personnel file, Mouch.
Please tell Lieutenant Pelham that I need to see him.
Aw, come on.
Ch Herrmann, what are you doing? Hey there, neighbor.
Boden's letting you have Casey's office? Ah, Boden's got bigger fish to fry.
I arrived at this decision on my own.
Oh, I figured this office was going to the next truck lieutenant.
Little history lesson for you, right? Back in the day before Squad 3 came to Firehouse 51 and, you know, started acting like they owned the place That was the engine officer's quarters.
So now that there's a vacancy, seniority dictates that this office is mine.
But the last time you tried to give yourself an office, you almost burned down the firehouse.
Hey, Chief.
You wanted to see me? Come on in, Pelham.
Close the door.
How do you like working at 51? Oh, you've got a great team.
Very glad to be subbing in for however long you have me.
You've impressed me enough that I've thought about bringing you on full time.
So I did a little research.
Found out about my suspension.
Not just any suspension.
Longest suspension ever issued by the CFD.
I'm not sure if I knew that.
Maybe they should have given me some kind of plaque.
Wanna tell me what happened? You got the file right there.
It's a little light on details.
I'd love to fill the blanks for you, Chief, 'cause I have great respect for you.
But I can't.
I can't bring you on full time without some kind of an explanation.
I understand.
And you have nothing to say on the subject? Not on that subject, no.
I'll say this, Chief.
I think I fit in in 51.
I'm a great firefighter and a commanding leader.
I am loyal, tough, honest, and I'll lay it all on the line for the men and women I work with, which is what I see here.
Look, I've been a floater at a lot of houses, and I haven't fought to be part of any of them.
But I will fight my ass off and do whatever it takes to be a part of this one.
Whatever it takes except tell me what happened at Whiskey Point.
That's right.
Hey, do you know how much preschools cost? Or at least the one that Chloe likes? Uh, no.
I mean, how can somebody call themselves "The Happy Village" when they're just taking your money? Oh, look at those little cuties.
They do look happy.
They really do.
Um, I was cleaning out the rig, and I found this.
It's Stacy's, the pregnant victim from this morning.
Oh! You two had such a nice connection.
I thought maybe you'd wanna drop it off.
Yeah, of course.
She's already been released from Med, and she's back home.
Oh, that's so good to hear.
Her home address is on her ID in there.
Who knows? Maybe she'll have a hook up to The Happy Village.
Hey, come here.
- Um, come take a look at this.
- What's up? Uh, I showed Ritter but I need your take.
Cara mocked up some Fire Goat logos.
I like that one.
Yeah, me too.
Ritter liked this one with the flaming eyes.
Yeah, too creepy.
That's exactly what I said.
Ah, s I I moved up super close.
- I'm sorry.
That was weird.
- No, no, no.
Um, it wasn't.
There's that thing between us.
Always has been.
And I ignore it, or I try.
Uh, but then there's this pain in my side, and that means something, right? Do you mean a pain in your heart? - What? - What? Well, you said You said a pain in your side and I thought you meant never mind.
Never mind.
If I'm understanding what you're saying, it's really awesome and sweet.
But the thing is I'm I'm kind of seeing Cara right now.
So I'm just not in a place You you don't have to.
Brett and Ritter were like, "You have to say it.
" And I was like, "Why?" Because I'm so not in that place, either.
And also the pain is in my side, which is nowhere near my heart, so yeah.
Hey, Stella, it's me.
I know you have a pretty full day.
I just wanted to make sure that you're keeping Boden in the loop about your furlough and everything.
Like when you're planning on coming back.
'Cause I'm not sure he's really aware.
Uh, okay, just gimme a call when you get a break.
Love you.
Herrmann! Hey, buddy! Can you turn that down please? Yeah, sure.
A little more.
Just a little more.
There you go.
Hey, uh, Severide, that lady from the scaffolding collapse left her purse in the ambo.
Should we take a ride and return it? Yeah, I'm not really getting any work done here anyway.
What are you Oh, my God.
You are such a sweetheart.
Ah, the medics found it in their rig.
I thought I left it at the hospital.
I was gonna stop by there later.
I've had to scale back since I'm going it alone right now.
I was working at Finley's Diner, but my doctor said that I need to stay off my feet the rest of the pregnancy.
So that was that.
But once the baby is born, I'll get back to work.
Get back on track.
Well, it sounds like you're doing everything right to take care of yourself and that little one.
And it's not easy.
I know.
Do you wanna come in, have some coffee? The whole team is welcome.
It's the least I can do after what you all did for me.
No, that's very generous of you, but we actually gotta get back to the firehouse.
All right, but if you're ever in the neighborhood and could use a cup, my door is always open to Squad 3.
Thank you, Stacy.
And, uh, good luck with everything.
And good luck to you and your little boy.
Forget what Gallo said.
He doesn't know what he wants.
Um, apparently he does.
He probably had no idea how you felt and was just completely shocked.
And you know he doesn't handle that well at all.
Give him a little time to process.
He was very clear that he and Cara are a thing right now, so.
But that could help us get a great slot at Winterfest.
You had to tell him.
And I bet something good comes of it.
Does your side feel better? Maybe a little.
Did you berate a pedestrian on that scaffolding collapse call? I wouldn't say berate.
That's exactly what he said when he filed his complaint.
Chief Hawkins is gonna come by the firehouse later to talk to you.
And it's official.
Worst day of my life.
Chief! I found out what Pelham did.
- How? - Worked my union contacts.
Tracked down an engineer who used to work with him.
Did this person mention an incident at a warehouse fire? Oh, yes, he did.
Enlighten me.
Apparently, what he heard Pelham punched his superior officer square in the face.
What? Why? Nobody knows.
And get this.
The officer surprises everybody a couple weeks later by retiring out of the blue.
Pelham punched the guy clean out of the CFD.
Truck 81.
Automatic alarm.
1450 Crenshaw Street.
Hey, is this your house? No, it's my neighbor's, Mitch and Alison.
They left town early this morning, and now their smoke detector is going off.
And I tried around back, but it's locked too.
All right, we'll check it out.
We got nothing showing, so this could just be a malfunctioning unit.
Let's try to get in with minimal damage.
Want me to do a walk around? See if I can find a way inside? No, Gallo, you wait by the truck.
Be ready to fetch any tools we might need.
At least I graduated from street sweeper to gofer.
Fire department.
Fire department.
Anybody home? All right, let's just shim it open.
Gallo, bring me Where the hell is he? All clear, Lieutenant.
You better wipe that grin off your face, Gallo.
Go wait in the truck.
Does that look level to you? Do you have any idea how to share a space with someone? I live with six other people.
I-I-I was right beside Casey for ten years.
We've never had any problems.
What's happening here? Chloe just dropped all this off.
We had so much stuff from the shower that we don't really need.
I thought we'd drop it off at Stacy's place.
See if we can help her out a little.
I gave this to you.
We got, like, four or five of those.
So that might not be yours if it makes you feel any better.
It does not.
Kylie, Chief Boden in his office? No, he stepped away for a while.
Are you serious? You're gonna report me to Boden? I got us in that house with no damage whatsoever.
What's your problem? What you did was defy a direct order.
You went freelancing, Gallo.
You could have fallen trying to get to that window or found a vicious dog waiting for you inside or an armed occupant who thought you were breaking in.
I can handle myself, Lieutenant.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Not like you'll ever see it treating me like a little kid, right? "Stay on my hip.
Wait by the truck.
" I'm not a candidate anymore! I've been riding 81 since way before you got here, and I'll ride it way after you're gone.
Captain Will Stafford? Yeah? Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden.
I'd like to talk with you about Jason Pelham.
Two years ago at a warehouse fire at Whiskey Point, you and Pelham, you got into a tussle out front.
- He hit you.
- Correct.
Can you tell me what that was about? Well, the argument started when he accused me of pocketing some antique jewelry that we came across in the storage unit during overhaul.
Chief, I've been waiting two years for some white shirt to show up at my door.
Now that you're here It's almost a relief.
What happens to me now? I'm sorry.
Are you saying that you did steal the jewelry? Captain, I'm not here to investigate any charges of theft.
I only came to vet Pelham.
Oh, well, Jason Pelham is about the most stand-up guy you're gonna find in the CFD.
Or anywhere else, for that matter.
Could've had me arrested, my pension stripped away.
Instead he gave me an out.
Return the goods, take early retirement, and he would keep his mouth shut Which I guess he has.
At considerable cost to his career.
How so? He lost his command.
He's stuck in the floater pool.
All this time? Chief Kilbourne was on the scene.
He saw Pelham hit me.
Lousy luck.
He must really have it in for Pelham.
Nobody deserves it less.
I would've bet $100 Pelham was gonna punch him in the teeth right then and there.
- But he didn't, huh? - No.
Kept his cool.
Can't help but admire the guy.
Boden's out now trying to get to the bottom of it all.
Must be keeping him pretty busy.
He hasn't noticed that I set up shop in the empty officer's quarters.
- You did? - Yeah.
Hey, good for you.
You gonna claim squatter's rights? I'm not squatting.
It's it's seniority.
All right.
Severide sure is cranky about it, though.
Ah, probably just missing his old neighbor.
Casey was his best bud, you know? They had a real camaraderie back there.
Well, this says you were very aggressive, and that you loudly berated the pedestrian.
I shouldn't have raised my voice, agreed.
But he got in the way just to take a video of the victim That happens all the time.
And I realize how frustrating that can be.
But these complaints go on your record, and if you get another one, then I'm gonna have to - You okay? - Yeah, yeah.
I I just Ow.
Oh, what the hell? Oh, my God.
- Is it all on your right side? - Like a stabbing.
Oh! Ow! Okay, Violet, I think your appendix just burst.
We're gonna have to get you to the hospital right now.
I need some morphine, stat.
All right, we got you.
I'm gonna take her right to Med.
We'll call ahead.
Do you need anyone to go with you? - I can go.
- No need.
I'll stay with her in back.
Oh! This is all your fault! You and Ritter! I'm so sorry, Violet.
This pain! I'm dying here! What's taking you so long? I'm gonna give you 25 micrograms of fentanyl.
Make it 50.
50 micrograms.
Yeah, you put me through an intervention.
An intervention.
Can you believe it? Intervention for what? No, it's not that kind of intervention.
It's just love trouble.
That's all.
Give me the drugs! I'm dying in here! - Pushing the fentanyl.
- About time.
Don't listen to Brett.
I am very good at love.
I don't have any troubles there.
You're not a bad paramedic.
You know that? - You feeling better? - Don't talk to me.
I'm gonna survive, right? Yes, you'll survive.
Hey, it's confirmed.
Violet's gotta get her appendix out.
Yeah, I figured.
I ran around the corner to the gas station, and I got us a little something.
You up for a cigar chat? I'm good, thanks.
Come on.
I got some dirt on Pelham.
It's all right.
We could talk about Stella, how long she's gone.
I mean, it's gotta be stressful.
Herrmann! I said I'm good.
I got it.
Chief Hawkers? Pretty close.
How are you feeling? Kinda like someone's stole one of my organs.
What are you doing here? Well, I promised that you'd survive.
So I thought it was my duty to stick around.
Make sure you actually did.
Do you have any bubbly water? Not on me.
The cafeteria at Med has the best bubbly water.
Well, I'd be happy to go get you some.
No, no, you don't have to do that.
Hi, Chief.
Kylie, um, any updates on Violet? Surgery went well.
She's in recovery now.
That's good to hear.
Okay, let's send her some flowers.
Can I get a minute with you? Sure.
I think this should probably be my last shift here, Chief.
Why? What's this about? I just don't think I fit in in 51.
Don't wanna create unnecessary conflict.
Is that why you didn't report Captain Stafford for stealing? Where where'd you get that? Why'd you cover for him? Help me out here.
Stafford was a great leader.
Great mentor to me.
Then his wife left him.
Took the kids.
Took everything.
He just went off the rails.
When I caught him stealing, I knew he was no longer fit for the job.
He didn't like that opinion.
Got physical with me.
So I had to subdue him.
You could have explained all this to Chief Kilbourne.
Kept your command.
Man's life was in pieces, Chief.
Wasn't gonna send him to jail on top of that.
Don't be so sure that you aren't right for 51, Pelham.
Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61.
Structure fire.
Mouch, get the aerial into position in case we need to vent the roof.
Copy that.
- Don't like the look of this.
- Hey, do you live here? No, across the street.
I think there might be a young girl inside.
Okay, let's do this quick.
Truck, give me a primary search.
Squad, stand by for RIT rescue.
Don't waste any time in there.
No, sir.
All right, you, you're coming inside with me.
Really? There might be a 10-year-old girl inside.
We have one chance to find her.
Let's go, let's go, let's go! Lieutenant, there's something I have to tell you.
What? House fires with children, kind of a heavy thing for me.
Just stick with me.
- All right? - Yeah.
Fire department! Call out! Fire department! Call out! 81, report.
All right.
Second floor is clear, Chief.
We're coming out.
Lieutenant, hang on.
Hang on.
Can we get one more look in the kid's room? Come on.
We already searched it.
Just one more.
Real quick.
Chief, give us one more minute.
Copy that.
Make it fast.
Gallo, come on! We need to move! Pull! Oh, my God.
Gallo! Go! Get down! Get to the window! 81, report.
Squad, get a ladder up to that window.
Ladder up! One victim coming out! You first.
Go, go! Okay, you're good.
Vitals are strong.
Let's get her to Med.
Good work.
I think she's gonna be okay.
- Stacy.
- Hi, guys.
- Hey.
- How you feeling? Great.
Joe, I'm gonna guess it was you that left the wonderful collection of baby things on my door.
- Oh, it was - The onesie was from me.
That was so nice of all of you.
You've gotta be kidding me.
I figured it would help keep your little boy - What's his name? - Otis.
Well, I figured it would help keep Otis nice and warm through his first Chicago winter.
Oh, he's gonna love it.
You know, Joe, the one thing my mom always said about parenting "Remember to see the big picture "and how lucky you are to bring a loved child into the world.
Because that's all that really matters.
" Thank you.
If I ever complain about getting Otis into the right preschool again, hit me.
- Gladly.
- You got it.
I heard the little girl's doing well.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
So what made you think that the little girl was hiding under her bed? Just a feeling.
That was pretty big of you to admit how you get when there's a kid in a fire.
Casey taught me to recognize that and, uh, work around it.
This guy Otis they called him.
He worked at 51 before me.
And I used to get real pissed anytime someone would say that I was replacing him.
Like I wasn't my own person, you know? Yeah.
But here I am doing the same thing to you.
Comparing you to Casey.
I'll try not to do that anymore.
If you're sticking around.
I appreciate that, Gallo.
Hope I am.
Well, you look good.
You're just saying that 'cause you feel bad for giving me appendicitis.
Hey there.
How's the patient? A little groggy still.
And a little hostile.
Hey, I had a dream that Chief Hawkins brought that for me.
He was actually here.
He insisted on staying to make sure you were taken care of.
He did? Didn't doesn't he have a job he's supposed to be doing or something? Any guy who provides painkillers and bubbly water is A-okay in my book.
All right, so we have to go, but we'll check on you later.
I haven't forgiven you yet.
I mean, they're my best friends.
You're good people too, Gallo.
Don't forget it.
I'm sorry about how I acted in the laundry room.
You know, I kind of freaked out.
It's nothing.
No, no, it's, uh, it's something.
I've been I've been having a harder time than I realized with Casey leaving.
Pelham sure felt it.
I have a tendency to go a little dark when the people I care about disappear.
And that triggers this whole routine where I keep a certain, you know, uh Distance from the people I care about the most.
Cara's really easy to be around, but that's 'cause she's not in that category.
But you Violet, you weren't wrong when you said Severide, hey.
Third shift lieutenant narced on me for hanging pictures, so you won't hear any more hammering coming from my office.
- Falcone? - Yeah.
- He's a jerk.
- Uh-huh.
Your décor adds atmosphere to the place.
I thought so too.
I don't know when Stella's coming back.
You don't know? Well, she tells me, but then it changes.
And I know Girls on Fire really means a lot to her.
It's just We've never had this much distance between us.
That's rough.
Hey I'm trying to think of a time Cindy and I, we had something like that happen, but Herrmann, the thing about cigar chats is You don't always have to have the answers.
It's enough to just listen.
I can do that.
I don't know what's going on with her.
Or where we're gonna be when she does come back.

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