Tonight on Chicago Fire season 5 the crew finds themselves in the middle of a turf war and one of the gangs take them hostage and assume control over Firehouse 51. Things get a little complicated on Chicago Fire 2017 when one of the infiltrators ends up wounded. If you missed the last episode of Chicago Fire 2017, check out my Chicago Fire season 5 recap right here for the details! Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire season 5 started off with Ambulance 61 being called away on a call for a gunshot wound victim and Casey and Kidd head out to the bay to inventory the rig. While out there, they hear gunshots nearby and before Kidd could get the door closed, a handful of guys with guns come in and take the firefighters at 51 hostage in their firehouse.
When they get inside, Boden comes out to see what’s going on. They take all of their radios and means of communications from the firefighters. They then ask for help for their friend and Kidd tells them that she is a trained medic and she can take care of him she just needs some supplies and a bunk to put him in. They send Kidd and one of the others back to get supplies from the locker room and she packs his gunshot wound in the sleeping quarters.
Meanwhile, Severide is in the locker room, he just got out of the shower and he sees Kidd coming in with a gun on her. He hides and manages to get to one of the rigs and calls for help at the house. Meanwhile, Dawson and Brett get back to the house and everyone hears the bay door open. Casey runs out, pushing over one of the gang members to flag her down to leave, this happens at the same time as a call over the radio from dispatch telling them not to go back to the house. Casey keeps running towards the door and closes it and while he is standing there waiting for it to close, the guy he pushed shoots him in the shoulder. Brett calls in the situation as they drive off.
Severide is wrestling the guy with the gun on the ground when another comes up behind him and puts a gun to his head. Severide finds himself kicked to the ground by the guy who shot Casey and that’s when the entire CPD surrounds the firehouse. They two gang members grab Casey and Severide and head back into the building. We see Brett and Dawson outside talking to the police and they ask them both to stay close.
One of the gang members brings Casey back and Kidd asks what happened. Casey ends up having to dress his own wound because their friend starts breathing heavy. She explains to the guy who brought Casey back, who seems to be one of the head guys and definitely not the nicest, that his friend has pressure building up in his chest cavity. She pulls out a big needle to puncture the chest to release the pressure, but the guy doesn’t think she is helping, he is convinced she is trying to kill his buddy and this pisses him off.
He grabs Kidd and pulls her into the locker room and asks her which one is hers and she points it out and then opens it when asks. He rips it apart and finds a picture with some of her people in it and he threatens to kill everyone in the picture if something happens to his friend. She gets really upset and swings at the guy punching him in the face, he gets even more irate and throws her head into the lockers a couple times knocking her out.
While outside, Brett and Dawson find a woman outside who looks like she is worried about someone inside, her son, JB, is with the gang inside, it was the guy who was helping Kidd. He doesn’t seem like he wants to be a part of this at all but they find out that his little sister was killed by a stray bullet. Meanwhile Dawson gets called over to help walk Otis through how to get the wounded gang member breathing again now that Kidd is unconscious on the floor of the locker room. They are able to get him breathing again.
The guy who has been watching Boden and the rest of the team out in the kitchen and dining area is asking Boden is their squad truck is strong enough to take a bullet, sounds like they plan on driving through the SWAT team outside. Herrmann tells them absolutely not and gets up and walks towards the guy telling him how nuts he sounds for even thinking about that. Herrmann was telling Otis and Mouch earlier that him and his wife had Ethiopian food last night and it’s been messing with his stomach all day, it is now causing some major pain while he is standing there.
Mouch comes over and tells the guy that he is having a heart attack and Cruz stands up and tells them that if they let Herrmann go, he will help bust them out of there. They agree to let him out and JB brings him out and his mother calls out for him. He looks over, but then walks back inside after leaving Herrmann outside for Dawson and Brett to get him to the hospital. He is acting like he is unconscious, but he didn’t really have a heart attack, this was a plan to get him out to tell the SWAT team out there what’s going on inside. They just need a plan to stall them from driving the fire truck through the doors.
Back in the firehouse, JB and the rest of the crew hears JB mother talking to him about how this isn’t him, this is the grief and she is trying to get to him. It gives them enough time to find out where everyone in the house is and gets a plan together to send SWAT in. The guy who knocked Kidd out is looking for her because she is no longer on the floor of the locker room. He is searching the bathroom for her now and right outside the stall door that she is in when Severide, who slipped away from the group, comes up behind him and fights him. Kidd comes to Severide’s rescue and knocks the guy out.
JB and Turk, one of the other guys, have Cruz and Boden at gunpoint heading out to the truck to load it up when SWAT comes in. JB drops his gun, he isn’t trying to die for this cause, but Turk still has Boden at gunpoint. Severide and Kidd run by the bunk room when the guy in there sees them, but when he comes out, SWAT surrounds him.
We end the episode off with Turk taking Boden onto the rig and JB closing the doors behind him and SWAT is outside talking about the snipers taking a shot. Boden gives JB a signal to duck and tries to knock the gun out of Turk’s hand, but a ricochet hits JB in the neck. He is in shock, but alive and the bullet is putting pressure on the artery in his neck, he isn’t going to make it to the hospital if they don’t get it out.
Dawson pulls it out and they get him into the ambulance. Boden takes the mother and tells her that he is going to make sure she gets a ride to the hospital and sends his condolences to her for the loss of her daughter. She adds that her son is going to be ok. After the ambulance pulls off, the other firefighters are standing in a circle just taking a moment to appreciate that they are alive and then they all head back onto the firehouse.
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