After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “2112”
Name of the Episode: 2112
Beware – the follow contains spoilers!!!
Chief Riddle recruits Patterson to take his side when he tries to get Chief Boden out of his command of Firehouse 51. The team is called to a burning apartment building where a mother and baby are stranded on the roof. Insistent she has no other option, she tosses her baby down to the crew. Casey catches the baby and the mother jumps onto the ladder while Severide assists her to safety. Everyone is safe, but it was a close call and just another day for the crew. Chili spills to Dawson and Sylvie that she and Jimmy kissed; both have their reservations about an in house fling, but Chili wants to keep pursuing.
Meanwhile, Chief Riddle wants Chief Boden to give hard copies of every incident report, just looking for a reason to knock him out of the house. And still working with Riddle’s requests, Patterson has Squad 3 running routine training techniques to keep them busy, but to also make sure they’re up to every protocol and rule. I also loved the cameo by Carl Edwards as the pizza delivery guy; that was cool!
Cruz gets an unexpected blast from the past when a gang member associated with his brother Leon comes by the firehouse. Freddie tries to ask Cruz for contact information about Leon, but Cruz refuses. He already got his brother out of the gang life and doesn’t want him getting sucked back in.
Casey tries to talk to Patterson about easing up with the training because Kelly does his job well already. Falling on deaf ears, Patterson, already promoted to Captain, says he’ll consider it. When the firehouse gets called to a motorcycle crash scene, tensions rise between Severide and Patterson when they cannot agree on how to proceed with a dangerous situation.
Motorcyclists are upset with the SUV driver that side swiped their bikes and caused a major pile up. But when squad delays on getting the driver out of the car, the motorcyclists attack the driver and Chief Boden tries to keep the peace until the police force can make it in. Severide directly disobeys his orders from Patterson to expedite the driver’s extraction from the brutality scene. Not everything is grim; the firehouse gets four tickets for Rush with backstage passes. Mouch, being the biggest fan, is in charge of distributing the tickets. Annoyed with Severide consistently disobeying orders, Patterson goes to Boden and wants to transfer Kelly out of Squad 3.
Boden defends Kelly, and insists the house reprimands and disciplines not transfer their men. Patterson writes up Kelly and the incident will remain in his file despite Boden’s reservations. Cruz meets up with Freddie again, and Freddie says he needs help getting out of the gang he’s involved in. Mouch gets to see his heroes, Rush from the front row at their concert. Casey, Otis and Hermann all bailed after the meet and greet thinking their tickets were behind the stage.
More bad news for Boden when a new neighbor tries to make a pass on him, and he refuses. He tried to be nice and help her when she called for assistance. But after he refused her, she beat herself up and reported him to the police. And then at Molly’s bar, Patterson went to talk to Severide to explain that the write up was warranted. But when Severide’s commitment to the job is questioned, Patterson decided to suspend Severide until further notice.
Next week: Chief Boden is framed and under investigation. If convicted he could face years in prison. No good news for firehouse 51, stay tuned next week for the continuing roller coaster storylines.