After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “The Hose or The Animal”

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Hose or The Animal" Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Steve McQueen as Jimmy Borelli, Eamonn Walker as Chief Wallace Boden -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE — “The Hose or The Animal” Episode 501 — Pictured: (l-r) Steve McQueen as Jimmy Borelli, Eamonn Walker as Chief Wallace Boden — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC)

Name of the Episode: “The Hose or The Animal”

After a brief recap from the end of last season reminding viewers that a lot was uncertain. Stella hears the message from Dr. Charles that Grant has left the hospital without being discharged; it’s unknown what his intentions or state of mind currently are. Herrmann’s wife Cindy watches Louie while everyone goes to their shift. Gabby and Matt do not want to make any decisions while they’re figuring out their new lifestyle. Dr. Charles sets up a protection detail with Chicago PD as a precaution; Stella is not worried about what could happen, but Kelly is there to make sure she stays safe.

Jimmy goes to the Chief and wants to be transferred back to truck. However, Boden thinks Jimmy wouldn’t be able to handle the grief and day-to-day activities. Connie notifies Casey that Susan Weller (the political advisor to Matt) came by and Gabby becomes a little uncomfortable. It was not revealed if anything happened between Matt and Susan at the season’s end.

Gabby is suddenly realizing that having Louie makes a huge difference in how she sees her job. With her and Matt running into the same building it makes Susan comes by the firehouse to apologize for her behavior at the conference. However, it seems nothing happened between them, and Matt wants to focus on his firefighting detail. He has too much on his plate, to also juggle being the Alderman.

Boden decides Jimmy is not ready to be a fire fighter on truck 81 just yet. He is suspended until further notice. Jimmy filed an official grievance against Boden and an investigation will be conducted.

Kelly comes by to offer up his apartment to Gabby and Matt. They need a more suitable living situation for Louie. Gabby volunteers to go back to paramedic until a replacement for Jimmy can be found. However, she also did it because it keeps her in a safer line of duty while Matt handles the fires. While on a call, Antonio jumps in to help because his informant was stabbed. He was impressed by how Brett handled herself in the field. Could there be something between the two of them in the future? Severide tries to talk to Jimmy, but Jimmy thinks he can handle his affairs alone. The commander comes to tell Boden that pending the investigation Jimmy will join truck 81. So that means Gabby gets her old spot back on the ambulance with Brett.

At the end of the episode, Antonio comes over to flirt with Brett at Molly’s. Gabby defiantly notices the attraction between them. Back at her apartment, Stella comes face to face with Grant. She was under the impression he was seeking help and on the road to recovery. He threatens her with a knife and keeps yelling at her. Kelly comes to her rescue and fights Grant off. In doing so, he grabs a metal stick from the garbage and whips it at Grant. The stick cuts his throat and hits a major artery. Grant is left bleeding out on the concrete as Kelly and Stella can only stand in disbelief.
On next week’s episode, the drama is only beginning. Kelly could be charged with attempted murder because of his actions. Matt is under scrutiny for possibly using his political angle to help Gabby adopt Louie. When the house is on a call, someone ends up in the hospital with major burns! Stay tuned to find out who stays alive this season!