Tonight on Chicago Fire season 5, Dawson and Brett are assigned a trainee for their shift and Severide’s father shows up unexpectedly. Also on Chicago Fire 2017, Herrmann is having a hard time dealing with a family issue involving his son. If you missed last week’s episode of Chicago Fire season 5, check out my Chicago Fire 2017 recap right here for the details! Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire started off with Severide and Anna planning a getaway when all of a sudden Severide’s phone rings. It’s Platt and next thing we know, Severide is picking him up from the precinct. He was there for getting into a fight with a few off duty officers. He brings him back to 51 and they get a call.
They get to the call to find a man who’s hand is shut in the door to a walk in freezer and the guy is locked inside. Brett and Dawson have a trainee with them on this call, Thornton. Dawson takes Thornton with her to get liquids and heating blankets and the team pops the hinge on the freezer door to get it open. He has a pulse and they rush him to med to have his treated.
On his way into work, Casey notices a crack house that has popped up out of nowhere. Him and the team stop by and find a BMW SUV outside it. In the back seat, there’s a little boy. Casey pops the window and a woman comes out screaming. She doesn’t look like a user, but she seems flustered about something. She gets in her SUV and drives off before Casey and the team can talk to her.
Everyone gets to the house and Cindy walks in to talk to Herrmann. Their son is being suspended for taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance. Herrmann tells her to bring him to 51 after she picks him up. They get another call. It’s a medic call and when Brett, Dawson and Thornton get there they find three teenagers throwing up on the floor of a cafe. No employees in sight.
Thornton notices an employee passed out in the back and notices an open can of over cleaner. He thinks that if they didn’t clean it well enough it could be cyanide poisoning. The employee is having a heart attack and Thornton starts compressions. He cracked a rib, but the employee still has a strong pulse. He wasn’t supposed to work on patients, just watch as Brett and Dawson do.
Severide is sitting and talking to Benny, and he is asking about why he turned down the job in Springfield. He tells him that his loyalty is in Chicago and Benny knows there is a girl. Tells Severide he wants to meet her and sets up a time for dinner. Meanwhile, Chief Hatcher needs to talk to Brett, Dawson and Thornton about their last call. Hatcher tells Thornton that if he has the story straight, he is going to be forced to release Thornton from the training program.
Dawson and Brett both put their necks out for him and tells Hatcher that there were too many victims and not enough hands. They tell Hatcher they gave him an order to start compressions. Brett and Dawson also pointed out that he was the one who noticed the oven cleaner and identified it. They saved Thornton from being booted from the training program by telling Hatcher this.
As they were leaving, Thornton thanks them for sticking up for him and they tells him they weren’t going to allow him to get kicked out. Boden talks to Herrmann about the issues with his son. He tells Herrmann that maybe the vice-principal just wants to be heard. Herrmann and Cindy go to meet with the vice-principal and apologize for their son. The vice-principal tells them that they should be sorry because of their son’s hate speech. Herrmann flies off the handle about it and tells him that his son was just upset about the vending machines and didn’t want to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Casey goes to pay a visit to the woman who’s window he popped earlier that day. When her husband answers, he asks to talk to the wife, but when she gets to the door, the first things she asks was, “is she dead?” She is referring to their 18 year old daughter, Chelsea, who is staying in the house. The wife just wants to see her daughter because she thinks that her daughter will listen to her. Casey tells her that he is going to help in whatever way he can, he just needs a day.
Casey gets a visit from Olinsky and the house in question is set to be raided in a couple days. Which means she will go to jail, but Casey wants to try and stop that. Casey goes to talk to Boden about Chelsea. Boden tells him that like it or not, she is an adult. Casey tells him that he is really worried about the girl because she is being held by a guy almost twice her age. He then tells Boden that Benny got him thinking.
Casey brings Herrmann, Otis and Mouch to the house and they “smell smoke” so they knock down the door. When they get inside, they come face to face with a man and his machete. Moments later, Chelsea comes out and she is hysterically crying and pleading. This man looks like he is tweaking on something hard. He tells them that they need to leave because there is no fire. Meanwhile, he is holding the machete to Chelsea’s neck.
Casey tells the guys that the fire is in the walls and they guys start using extinguishers to cause a distraction. He then gets the machete out of his hand and tackles him to the ground. Casey gives Boden the all clear and him and the rest of the team come in. With them are Chelsea’s parents who are there to tell her that they are there for her. They want her to come back home.
We end the episode off with Hatcher coming in to tell Dawson and Brett that they are to report for retraining. Herrmann asks Mouch and Boden for a favor. He gets them to go bring Lee Henry, Herrmann’s son, to a pancake breakfast for military vets, but before they eat, they stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Lee Henry also proudly stands. Herrmann managed to show Lee Henry what the Pledge of Allegiance is all about.
Severide is having dinner with his father and a woman and they are waiting for Anna. She is running a little late and when she gets there, she looks really upset. She sits down after introducing herself, but then ducks out while in tears. Severide chases her out and he tells her that he isn’t his father. Benny was with a woman half his age and she wasn’t very smart.
Anna tells him that she thinks that her and Severide are bad for each other and her moving there was a mistake. She thinks their relationship is a mistake. She gets in a cab and says good-bye to Severide. Are Anna and Severide over???
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