Chicago Fire s10e20 Episode Script

Halfway to the Moon

1 I was thinking of signing up for vertical rescue at the academy start pointing myself towards squad.
You should.
Are we clear to be up here? Do you wanna get into that class or not? About Emma questioning my abilities in front of the patient.
You know I can't get involved.
Not with all eyes on us right now.
Did she say something to you? That she wishes she could stay at 51 permanently.
She said the same thing to me.
This bitch is after my job.
Stella Kidd, will you marry me? We are both taking a big leap of faith here, but this is where I wanna do it.
It's perfect.
I'm thinking We don't have to go to work anymore do anything really.
- Yeah? - Mm-hmm.
We picked a wedding date and a place.
We're all set.
We got all we need.
Yeah, we do.
So Evan can't do anything that would be perceived as helping me because of our situation.
So Emma's not goin' anywhere.
- That sucks.
- I don't know how I'm gonna survive.
Hey, we got you.
Just pretend like nothing's wrong, and wait her out.
She's gunning for my job, and she's already lied about me once.
Who's to say she's not gonna do it again? Look, I know it can be nerve-wracking.
But with us keeping an eye on her, how much damage can she really do? - I help you? - Yeah, hi.
I'm looking for Christopher Herrmann.
Lieutenant Herrmann, you got a visitor! Ah, hey there.
Herrmann ah, Lieutenant.
- Ah, Christopher.
- Christopher.
I'm Sean DeGrimes.
My wife knows Cindy from the book club.
Ellie? Maybe Cindy's mentioned her.
Uh, yeah, sure, possibly.
thing is, I got a favor to ask.
I'm about to open my own bar, and Cindy mentioned that you own this place, Molly's.
So I went and I checked it out the other night, and, man, it is just about the greatest bar I've ever been to.
I I was hopin' I could pick your brain, you know get some advice about running my own bar.
I I've heard you're a fan of Schlegl's Bakery.
Brought you some Linzer cookies.
- I'm a fan of Schlegl's.
- Ah, hands off.
These are going home to my kids.
- But I'm co-owner of the bar.
- Mm.
- Truck 81, Squad 3 - Tough break! Ambulance 61.
Person trapped.
- Tough break.
- Randolph and Racine.
Hey, Sean, c'mon.
Just go inside.
We can talk about this over a cup of mediocre coffee.
Okay, great.
Help! Please, help! - Guys, fill us in.
- Our rigger was about to hook up a load when something went haywire.
The motor controller just kicked in for no reason, and it started hauling up the hook block.
Teddy was holdin' onto it, and it took him straight - into the air.
- By the time I hit the kill switch, he was already halfway to the moon.
And we can't just lower him back down? No, I'm not gonna touch a switch until the technicians get out here and figure out what was going wrong.
The slightest hiccup, and Teddy's a goner.
What's the ETA on the technicians? No idea.
He's coming all the way from Bensenville.
Hey, we can't wait for that.
- Yeah.
- He's either gonna tire out or a gust of wind's gonna come.
He's way out of reach of the aerial.
If you can get us to that jib arm, we can crawl across the truss and then rope down to him from above.
That seems kind of dicey.
Yeah, but it'll work.
The only problem is, I don't have enough manpower.
My guys gotta immobilize all that rigging.
Can I borrow Gallo? Gallo.
Hey, the squad's goin' up.
You wanna give 'em a hand? Are you kidding? Absolutely.
All right, grab your harness.
You're roping down to the victim.
Hot damn.
He's doin' the rescue? Yeah, I've been working with him for a while, training on the side.
He was born for this.
Hey, Cruz, come on.
Let's go up.
Copy that.
All right, Mouch on the aerial.
Mason, deploy the airbag with me.
All right.
Let's go.
Hey, Teddy! Hey, sit tight, buddy! You're doing great! We're comin' to get you! There we go.
- Hang in there, buddy! - Okay! I'm just gonna say what we're both thinking.
That is crazy hot.
Hold it there, Cruz! Hey, don't move.
I'll do all the work.
- I ain't movin'.
- All right.
All right, take us down! Go ahead, Cruz! Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hey, hey.
You gotta let go, Ted.
Come on.
- This is the fun part.
- I ain't lettin' go.
I got you.
I got you.
Yeah? Just relax and enjoy the view.
Yeah, right.
You did good, Teddy.
- Thank you.
- Everything checks out, Teddy, but I think you should get looked at by a doctor - just to make sure.
- Yeah.
That's a good idea, and then take the rest of the day off.
The rest of the day? Try the rest of my life.
I quit.
That was that was awesome.
Thanks for lettin' me get involved.
Uh, it wasn't a favor, Gallo.
It was a test.
- How'd I do? - Flying colors.
- We did all the heavy lifting.
- Eh.
But you were great.
Teddy is one lucky guy.
Can you imagine being stuck up there, swaying in the wind? Can't have that job and a fear of heights, that's for sure.
- Do you have any vertigo? - No.
I'm almost done here, just need to restock the jump bag.
Oh, I'll do that while you finish up.
I got it.
I'm acting P.
Of course, no problem.
Just trying to be helpful.
I guess I'll wait in the rig then.
And you're gonna wanna buy all your hard liquor from R&M Distributors.
Ask for Bobby D, and you tell him that we're good friends, you and me.
All right? That way he's gonna have to give you the same price that we get.
And that, my friend, is everything that I know about running a successful bar.
I don't know how to thank you, Christopher.
I I have been so nervous about this with the opening just around the corner, but this has been like getting a master class from the best in the business.
Nobody knows more about running a bar than this guy.
Any worst case scenario you can imagine, Molly's has suffered through it.
Hey, fire caused by a faulty ice maker.
- Mouch - How to get out from under a protection racket without getting kneecapped.
Oh, and did you tell him about the time you got stabbed in the kitchen by one of your employees? It's really hard to find good help.
All right, hey, let's not drown him in information overload, okay? Hey, I got a really good feeling about this bar, Sean, all right? I think you're gonna do great.
Thanks so much, Christopher.
Boy, I got a lot of work to do.
Feels really good, helping a youngster who's just starting out.
Eh, after your pep talk, yeah.
I'm sure he's off to sell the place.
Hey, I brought some Yerba Mate in.
I don't know if you saw it, but you're welcome to have some any time.
Oh, thanks.
But I'm good with OJ.
You must be on a serious high from that call.
Yeah, it was pretty intense.
Your save was next level, Gallo.
God, when you were rappelling down, everyone's hearts were in their throats.
- It was such a baller move.
- Thanks.
It's just right there, if you ever want any.
- Great.
- Hey, um, any chance you wanna grab dinner or drinks some time? Oh, uh, thing is, I'm pretty busy these days, so no.
But thanks.
- Yo, Lieutenant.
- Hi.
Thank you for letting me moonlight on that crane call with Squad.
That was a blast.
I just wanted to get that poor guy down - whatever it took.
- Yeah, absolutely.
I'm gonna try out for Squad.
I just wanted to get that out there, because there's this whole thing with Casey a while back where he heard, you know, through the grapevine that I was dancing around the subject, and I wanted to make sure you heard it from me first.
Well, thank you for the heads-up.
What's up? So you have been training with Gallo? Yeah, I told you about that.
I thought that was a one-time thing.
Like, you were helping him get caught up so he could join a class midstream.
Yeah, and then we kept it up here and there.
I I thought you were teaching at the academy.
I am.
But I also do sessions with Gallo when I have the time.
I I'm not hiding anything from you, Stella.
Kelly, Truck is not the farm team for Squad.
I can't have you poaching my crew, especially when I just got everybody working together as a team.
Poaching is a strong word.
The fact is, Gallo and I started having this conversation way back when Casey was running 81 and then got serious when Pelham was his lieutenant.
Okay, well I am in charge of Truck now, and I'm telling you, back off.
Mornin', Chief.
Don't see you at the breakfast table too often.
I'm a pancake guy.
When these come out, so do I.
Have you ever been to the Bongo Room? They have the best toppings.
You can put white chocolate on there.
- Oh, no.
- Sounds revolting.
Oh, wow.
All due respect, let's not What time do florists usually open? Uh, no idea.
I need to get the hours for the one in my neighborhood.
Going to visit my friend Terri.
She got in a car accident, and she's in the hospital for a couple days.
- I'm sorry to hear that.
- Thanks.
Damn, I left my phone in the locker room.
Could I borrow yours for a quick sec? I just need to see if they're open early enough.
Uh, yeah, sure.
Thank you.
Oh, well, back to the desk, unfortunately.
- See you later, Chief.
- Bye, Chief.
- Have a good day.
- Thanks.
Did it buzz? Can I just check to see if No, I don't think so.
Hang on.
Damn, they don't open till 12:00.
Well, there's probably a florist right in the lobby of the hospital.
That's true.
Fingers crossed they're open.
That was sus, right? I don't know.
Everything with her seems that way.
Arlington Heights has the best and most legit Japanese food in the Chicago area.
- I had no idea.
- Yeah, I always take my dad here when he comes to visit.
Then it's a great choice.
- The food looks amazing.
- Mm-hmm.
And I'm guessing, uh not a lot of Chicago firefighters haul out this way.
My thoughts exactly.
I know it's frustrating, me not stepping in to transfer Emma.
But, but I promise it was the right move.
Why do you say that? I haven't heard from the brass in a while about our situation.
So as long as we don't do anything to bring attention to ourselves, I got a feeling this whole oversight thing will fade away.
So you mean we get to low-key be an actual couple, like, out in the world? That's what I'm thinking.
Thank you.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Everything okay over there? He, uh He has been trying to lure Gallo over to Squad.
- Hmm.
- Yeah.
So I had to tell him to back off.
Good for you, 'cause these Squad lieutenants You know, he knows how important my team is to me making sure it all gels, that everybody fulfills a certain role.
Gallo's my linchpin.
You know, and if he thought he was gonna get away with it because I am madly in love with him, he now knows otherwise.
- Hey, Christopher.
- Hey! - Sean! - Man, look at this crowd! Hope my place is half this busy on a Tuesday night.
So Mouch and his horror stories didn't send you running for the hills? Not a chance.
The way I see it, Molly's has been through all of that, and it's still such an awesome, popular place.
Obviously, I got advice from the best.
- Aw - I wanted to invite you to this soft opening tomorrow.
Ah, well, I'm on shift tomorrow.
Even better.
Swing by with your rig.
Let the whole crew have a look.
It'd mean the world to me, considering how much impact your encouragement - has had on it.
- All right.
- I'll do my best to get there.
- Great, I'll see you then.
All right.
- Hey, Lieutenant.
- Gallo.
So that crane rescue was awesome.
Sure was.
I mean, the second you know, the second I went over the edge, I knew it's it's time.
Training with you, classes I'm taking I'm ready for Squad.
It's the most sure I've been about anything in my entire life.
That's good, but remember, it's a high bar you gotta clear.
You know, there's no shame in getting as much experience on Truck as you can before taking a leap.
You don't have to worry about me.
You said it yourself on that call, I passed your test with flying colors.
I wanna be on Squad.
Will you help me get there? - We'll see.
- Thank you, Lieutenant.
Morning, Chief.
Sorry, I didn't mean to ambush you.
What can I do you for? I just had a quick question that I think I already know the answer to, but there's no way we can expand Squad's roster and add another firefighter, right? I mean, even an harness is squeezing an extra nickel out of the budget these days.
Well, it's funny that you should bring that up, 'cause there's been more than a few conversations down at HQ about exactly that.
- Really? - Yeah, if you really think you need an extra body, I'm more than happy to throw my support behind the idea.
I bet we could push that through.
Let me think about it.
Then I'll get back to you.
Thanks, Chief.
Hey, I didn't see you there.
- Sorry if I surprised you.
- No problem.
Just a little jumpy these days, I guess.
You okay? There's just been this tension between me and Violet that I don't understand.
Maybe I tried too hard at the start, but I think she just doesn't like me, and her pals Gallo and Ritter seem to be following suit.
You're new.
That's all.
No, no.
It's more than that.
You're new, and you get along with them fine.
I, um I exaggerated my background to them when I first met those guys.
It's a really bad habit I have when I'm feeling insecure.
I think they know and hate me for it.
They don't hate you.
They know you're leaving soon, so maybe they just don't wanna get close.
I'm sorry to lay all this on you.
I don't mean to sound self-pitying.
It's just I really love it here at 51.
Look, you can always put in for regular floater shifts here after you leave.
Who knows what might happen? That's true.
Who knows? Hey, we could just pop in real quick.
You know, DeGrimes looks up to me.
I figured I just do a little face time.
You know, give him a boost and what? The sign.
What the hell? - You coming? - Nah, I think I'll wait here.
Christopher! You came! What do you think of the place? What do I think of "Olly's"? Yeah.
I think you got the exact same twinkling lights that I do on the ceiling, and oh, you got the exact same beer on tap! And you wa oh, over there, hanging on the wall, is that a fireman's helmet from a Halloween costume? Yeah, I couldn't find a real one.
Maybe you could hook me up.
DeGrimes, you're a thief.
This whole place is just a knockoff of Molly's.
Chris, come on.
I'm no thief.
I love Molly's.
Why can't I have my own version? A rising tide lifts all boats.
This is not a rising tide! This is a tsunami of manipulation and chicanery! - What? - You gotta take it all down.
Well, I'm sure not gonna do that.
You have just crossed the wrong guy, Sean DeGrimes.
This will not stand.
Mouch, you look different.
It's a new haircut? Look, this whole poaching Gallo thing, I didn't think that you'd be so upset about it, 'cause it's not like you found him and molded him from raw clay.
But he's an important part of your team, and I get that.
Thank you.
When I started out, I was riding a truck - under Carl Grissom.
- Grizz? Sure.
And long before he was the fire commissioner, he was my mentor.
Yeah, I know, Kelly.
But I'd always had my eye on Squad, and once I thought I was ready, I tried out for Squad 3.
A few weeks go by, and I never got a response.
Then one day, I'm I'm at the commissary, and I bump into Captain Wallace Boden.
He says, "Kelly Severide, I thought you wanted to join us on Squad 3.
" It turns out, weeks prior, I had been accepted.
But I never got the notification because Grizz intercepted it and threw it in the trash.
He wanted to keep me to himself.
He didn't give a damn what I wanted for my career.
That was the beginning of the rift between us.
We get along okay now.
But things won't ever go back to the way it was.
Ambulance 61.
Person down.
1007 West Peterson Avenue.
Hurry! She's inside.
Wa watch out in there.
- Why? - It's hard to breathe.
Pepper spray? Take shallow breaths through the nose.
It should dissipate soon.
Help! - What happened? - Demetra brought in her pepper spray to show the class and triggered it by accident.
Jill has asthma.
Okay, we'll have to move fast.
- Get the nebulizer.
- On it.
Jill, we're gonna get something to help you breathe.
Try to stay calm for me, okay? Aerosol mask is missing from the neb kit.
That's impossible.
I know I put it in there when I reloaded.
She's not doing good.
We're not gonna make it to Med on time.
What do we do? Help her, please! I can try something an old partner taught me - to mock up a nebulizer.
- Do it.
This will hold and act like an aerosol mask.
Take deep breaths, okay? Nice and slow.
She's opening up.
You're doing great, Jill.
We're gonna get you to Med now, okay? Hon, you're okay.
Trudy says you're the best attorney around for it, so we wanted to get your take on the law vis-à-vis trademark infringement.
Well, my specialty is sports law, but it's kind of in the same ballpark, so like I told Sergeant Platt, I'd be happy to take a swing at it for you.
Sports law? How can he help us? Just give me the details and be sure to cover all the bases.
Bottom line is, we gotta stop this guy from carrying on his business.
Possibly a cease and desist letter? I have some experience with the law, if you can't already tell.
Fritz, we'll call you back.
I just talked to Sean's wife, Ellie.
She said you yelled at him.
Uh, excuse me.
I have to check the thing.
Yeah, you damn right I yelled at him.
Ellie's husband is a knockoff artist.
He he named his place Olly's, and it looks just like Molly's down to the chairs and the lights.
Sean isn't a bad guy, Christopher.
I've met him.
He's like Ellie decent-hearted if maybe not the brightest.
He just doesn't have your talent and know-how.
Well, yeah.
Well, that's for sure.
He's copying you because he doesn't have any ideas of his own.
Maybe just talk to him.
Ask him if he'll change the name and adjust the décor.
I told him already.
He said no.
Maybe this time, ask him instead of tell him.
Save me the book club drama of a lawsuit between spouses.
Eh, sure.
I mean, it's not like I'm gonna win a lawsuit with Mouch and his sports lawyer at the wheel anyway.
- Gallo.
- Hey, Lieutenant.
- What's up? - I don't think I told you how impressive you were on that crane rescue.
- Oh, uh, thanks.
- Mm-hmm.
And you worked pretty seamlessly with Squad.
It was like you were already part of the team.
It felt pretty great, I gotta say.
I want you to know whatever feelings I have about losing you from Truck, I would never wanna stand in the way of your career advancement.
So just don't worry about me.
You gotta follow your heart.
Yeah, okay.
I know I put the nebulizer in the jump bag last time we were at Med.
Hey, we all screw up sometimes.
Don't beat yourself up.
I don't screw up not like that.
Okay, so what are you saying? You think I did something to it? Are you serious? Why would I do that? I don't know.
Just Forget it.
Look, I told Gallo, it's a win-win no matter how it all shakes out.
They're both great fire companies.
Or it's a lose-lose.
Either way, one lieutenant at 51 is angry at him.
That coming from someone who is clearly in a mood.
It's just the way Emma reacted when I accused her of messing with the jump bag.
She she actually seemed hurt.
So is it possible that I forgot to inspect the nebulizer kit? I have done that reload so many times.
It's like second nature.
But maybe I got too complacent with the checklist.
That doesn't seem very Violet-y.
Right, but I have been so focused on Emma angling for my job, it's totally gotten in my head.
I'm distracted all the time.
I hear that.
On the one hand, I can't see you messing up a restock, but on the other Emma might be sketchy, but I mean, risking a patient's life to make you look bad? That's a seriously crazy move.
Yeah, yeah.
Maybe for the last few weeks she's here, I'll just go a little easier on her, right? - Yeah.
- Yeah.
- What the hell is this now? - Hey, Lieutenant.
What's the matter? You miss me? Ah, a little bit, maybe.
How's life over here at Truck 72? Ah, it's pretty great, actually.
I mean, you know, these guys needed a little work, - but we're getting there.
- Cool, cool, cool.
I do miss your cooking though.
Oh, I get it.
So what brings you here? Uh, if you have a minute, I could use your advice on something.
I've been working really hard to get to this point, but now that it's within my reach, I just I wanna make sure it's the right move.
I don't know, Gallo.
This doesn't seem like much of a predicament to me.
Severide's a legend.
He thinks you're ready, and Kidd's giving you her blessing.
I get your reticence.
Truck 81's been a good place for you, and I know Kidd's a great leader, the kind that does whatever it takes to build her crew up, even if that's just sending them up a tree for a cat.
Wait, you sent me up the tree.
Well, yes, but it was Kidd's idea.
I was ready to cut bait and let the cat sort it out.
But you'd been beating yourself up lately, and she thought you could use a win, and she was right.
Maybe Severide isn't quite as nurturing, or tuned into the needs of his crew, but Truck 72.
Vehicular accident.
Ashland and Madison.
Hey, you got this.
Don't overthink it.
The only person who knows what's right for you is you.
I'll see you around.
- It was more crowded before.
- Yeah.
Kind of.
I'll take a Bare Moon, please.
- That's free.
- Ah, not a chance.
You gonna yell at me again? Probably not worth the energy.
At this rate, I won't be around much longer.
Hey, I'm not gonna yell, but I got some strong words of advice.
Okay? Shoot.
The secret to Molly's success it's not the twinkly lights on the ceiling or the firefighter swag.
It's the people.
To be a success and let's be honest, a decent person You gotta find your own thing.
You know, you gotta ask yourself Who is Sean DeGrimes? You know, I was an accountant before this.
Maybe I could turn this place into an accountant bar? Never seen one of those before.
It'd be purely original.
Yeah, it would.
There you go.
Excuse me.
Gallo! Hey.
What'll you have? Hazy IPA? No, actually, I was just hoping to talk to you.
Um, I'm a little busy right now.
I'll make it quick.
- All right, come on.
- Yeah.
What's up? I just wanted to let you know I've been doing a lot of thinking And I've decided I'm gonna stick it out - on Truck for a while.
- What? No, Gallo, if Severide can find a spot for you on Squad, you're a fool not to take the opportunity.
But you told me to follow my heart, and my heart's telling me I won't feel good about abandoning you so soon after you took over as lieutenant of 81.
I specifically told you not to worry about me.
- I will be fine.
- I know, I know.
- I - Squad can wait.
The fact is, you've always had my back.
You always looked out for me.
Way too soon to break up this great team.
I'm gonna get you that beer on me.
- Ooh.
- Mm-hmm.
- Jacobs, you waiting for me? - Hi, Chief.
Yeah, I need to talk to you about something pretty urgent.
Um, I need to talk to you about something really dangerous that happened last shift.
Violet didn't restock the jump bag, and we almost lost a patient because of it.
Um I find that hard to believe.
Why, because you think that she would never ever make a mistake, or because you're sleeping with her? - What? - Yeah, I overheard her talking about it.
Then I happened to see her phone, and wow.
You two text each other constantly - some of it very personal.
- That's none of your business.
What are you really doing here, Jacobs? Well, the way I see it, you have two options.
You can transfer Violet to another house and give me the spot at 51, or I can file a report with witness statements saying Violet's negligence almost killed someone, and she gets fired.
And if you try to step in and defend her to the brass, it's pretty easy for me to mention you're not exactly impartial.
So think on it, okay? Dessert station, 12 bucks a person.
Extra-large dance floor, $700.
What the hell's an extra-large dance floor? - That's - Damn, these package fees are really adding up.
Maybe we could do without the premium liquor upgrade.
Oh, the way our crew drinks, the venue will lose money on that one.
Trust me.
Hey, you only get married for the last time once.
I thought we did a nice job handling, you know, our first professional disagreement.
No major drama.
Of course you do.
You got your way.
It happens a lot.

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