Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire 2016 is a special one, it’s the 100th episode of Chicago Fire season 5! On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire 2016, it is also the 100th anniversary of Molly’s. There was a lot that unfolded in this episode of Chicago Fire season 5 so make sure you keep reading to find out what happened tonight on Chicago Fire 2016. If you missed last week’s episode, make sure you check out my recap right here for all the details! Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire season 5 started off with a woman storming out on Severide who is clearly upset about something. Dawson is upset about her parents divorce when Louie comes in looking for his breakfast. Casey goes out and gets him breakfast and notices a man outside their window looking in. When Casey looks again, he is gone.
Meanwhile at the house, they get a call and when they get there they are told about a loud noise coming from an apartment in the back. Severide knocks on the door a couple times and then goes to break it in but the tenant opens right before Severide can break it down. When they get inside, they find the guys fridge had exploded and it looks like it was intentional. Just then, Severide notices a second fridge and seconds later, it explodes. We find out that he was cooking hash in his apartment.
Meanwhile, back at the house, Otis finds the original deed for Molly’s and discovers that Molly’s has been a bar for 100 years and they want to throw a big party. Severide is looking at the burn he got from the explosion at the call and then goes to Casey’s office. He asks “what am I doing with my life?” Casey, confused, looks at him and asks him what he is talking about. We find out that the girl who stormed out on him at the start of the episode caught Severide going through her purse. She thought he was trying to rip her off, but he was just looking for her ID because she couldn’t remember her name.
Dawson and Casey get a visit from Louie’s worker who has some medical papers of Louie’s and also comes with good news. Dawson and Casey are going to be able to adopt Louie, but they will view Dawson as a single parent because her and Casey aren’t married. This could cause a bump in the adoption process. Later, Boden comes out and tells Severide to show him his neck and he tells Severide to go have it checked out and names Cap the acting Lt. until he comes back.
After a call, Casey wants to talk to Dawson more about Louie’s adoption. He tells Dawson that he doesn’t want to be “Mom and Matt” to Louie, he wants them to be “Mom and Dad” to him. They just need to get around the whole them not being married thing. When Casey leaves his office, he notices the same guy who was standing outside their house that morning is standing outside the firehouse. I’m willing to bet the mystery man is Louie’s biological father.
Casey goes to see a friend of his who has a lot of experience with adoption and after talking to him, Casey is told that co-adoption isn’t likely. Casey goes home to talk to Dawson, who is there with Brett and he tells her everything that he said. Casey tells Dawson to put herself down as the primary adoptive parent and adds that he will be a dad to Louie in every sense of the word no matter what. He then goes in to check on Louie, who is having a hard time sleeping. Casey tells Louie how much he means to him and that no matter what anyone might say or call him, Casey will always be his Dad. It made me cry, not going to lie.
Casey and Dawson drop off the paperwork to the worker the next day and she doesn’t seem so sure about the outcome after noticing that Dawson checked the “single parent” box on her application for adoption. While Severide was at the hospital getting his burn looked at, Clarke tells him about a patient who needs a bone marrow transplant who is also from the same region Severide’s family is from. He tells Clarke he will think about it after his furlough. Clarke comes to the house to explain to him that it’s kind of dire and that the clock is ticking on her.
Moments later they get a call about a car accident where there is a female laying on the ground with her leg snapped in two and a man whose head is stuck in the windshield. He tells them to help Keith who they find in the back of the van. This is a multi-vehicle crash that has everyone scrambling from vehicle to vehicle trying to get people rescued and to the hospital. After getting the scene cleared, Herrmann gets a text from his wife telling him to get to Molly’s as soon as possible.
Herrmann thinks that this is going to be backlash because of the negative history the bar has that they just found out about. However, it’s because Molly’s has been added to something called the “crime tour” because of the history it has. They found out that there was a massacre there back in Al Capone’s days and he actually frequented the bar back then.
Casey gets there with the crew and Dawson is there with Louie. While Herrmann is giving a speech about the future, Dawson and Casey get a crazy idea. They leave Molly’s with Louie and head to the courthouse to get married and Antonio and Brett notice this. When Casey and Dawson get there, the judge friend of Casey’s asks if they have any witnesses and Brett comes barging into the courtroom and says, “hey, did you think you could do this without your firehouse family???” Just then everyone from 51 comes into the courtroom and witnesses Casey and Dawson get married!
Severide has a moment where he decides to do something good for someone else. He heads over and decides to get the testing to find out if he is a match for the bone marrow transplant. We end the episode off with Dawson, Casey and Louie getting home and Casey sees the same man outside his house. Casey calls out and asks who he is and what he wants and his reply “I’m Louie’s father and I want him back.” Make sure you come back January 3rd for a Chicago Fire and Chicago PD crossover event you are not going to want to miss!
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