Tonight on Chicago Fire season 5, Cruz finds himself in a bit of a situation when an off-duty incident begins to unravel. Also on Chicago Fire 2017, Dawson gets a surprise visit from her father. If you missed last week’s episode of Chicago Fire season 5, check out my Chicago Fire 2017 recap right here to get caught up!
Tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire season 5 started off with Severide barking orders at squad when Cruz is called into Boden’s office. Cruz has been charged with Conduct Unbecoming. If the department finds that he is at fault for what happened, he could lose his job. This stems from the guy that he tried to remove from the club he was bouncing at. The only reason the guy even knew he was CFD was because of a tattoo on his bicep.
While standing in his office, Squad gets a call and when they get there they find a man hanging off the top of the stadium. Severide and Kannell repel down to get him. They are able to successfully get the guy down and transported to the hospital. Kannell is given a little but of crap for not repelling with him.
When they get back to firehouse, Cruz gets a call from the CFD about the incident that happened off-duty. He talks to Mouch about it and he offers to step in as his Union Rep. Severide and Casey are sitting in Boden’s office to talk about how Kannell is doing thus far. Severide gets a little defensive when asked how he is doing and how they need to make him feel at home at 51. He thinks that Kannell has been complaining, but Boden tells him that isn’t the case.
Dawson gets a visit from her dad. He is a little upset that he doesn’t see her as much as her mother. She blames him for the divorce and still hasn’t really gotten over it. She tells him to give her a call next week and they’ll set up a night to have dinner. Later Severide goes to talk to Cruz and he is a little annoyed that he hasn’t talked to him yet. Mouch is having a hard time getting Jerry, his friend at the CFD to answer his calls.
Dawson and Brett get a call for a well being check on a man with epilepsy and when they get there, they find him on his chair. Dawson thinks he is dead, but when she checks for a pulse he jumps up. His son hadn’t been able to get in contact with him and that’s what prompted him to talk to the landlady. Dawson and Brett figure out why he hasn’t been able to talk to his son, his tongue seems to be extremely infected.
They are able to get him to the hospital to get him some antibiotics. It looks like he may have bitten his tongue at some point and it ended up infected. Meanwhile, Mouch is looking for his friend Jerry who is the CFD legal counsel, but Jerry retired. The new guy isn’t going to be as easy to convince as Jerry would be. He plans on bringing Cruz to a hearing and that makes Mouch nervous.
Later, Dawson goes to talk to her dad, but when she gets there he is fighting with some guy. The guy keeps telling Mr. Dawson that he wants his money and he doesn’t care how he gets it. Mr. Dawson tells her she needs to go, but she is worried. Kidd goes by to check on Severide and offers him dinner and a movie, but he isn’t up for company. She tells him she will leave him alone if he promises to at least eat something. He takes the food she brought and she seems disappointed that she can’t stay with him.
Casey has been trying to get his measure for first responders passed, but had another alderman trying to block it. Calling Casey out for trying to line the pockets of his fellow CFD brothers. Tamara comes in with the same alderman to talk to Casey about the details of his measure and what it’s about. He tells him about the member of Kannell’s former team and he tells Casey he will see him at City Hall. Seems to have gone well, but I guess we will see.
Dawson goes to Casey about the issues with her dad and he tells her that he has to work this out himself. Cruz went to his hearing for his Conduct Unbecoming charge. Later, Mouch gets a call about the outcome and he is told that Cruz is being suspended for 60 days without pay. Cruz goes off on Mouch about him not doing everything he could. Yells at him for showing up to his hearing late, which was because he needed to wait for Casey’s approval. Casey was in a meeting with the other alderman and couldn’t talk to Mouch.
Mouch feels terrible about this and while they are talking, Mouch gets a call. He tells Cruz that he is sorry for letting him down and he is on the verge of tears. The call is for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and the driver of the motorcycle was thrown from it. The rider ended up going through the side of a tractor trailer truck.
While on the call, Mouch is off his game , clearly distracted by what happened with Cruz. The crew is able to cut through the side of the tractor trailer truck to get to the motorcyclist. He has a pretty nasty broken leg and an injured eye, but they get him to Med. Mouch is feeling like crap about not hearing Casey’s call out for the tool to cut the lock.
They get back to the house and Kannell is trying to figure out how to fix Cruz’s jacket dryer invention. When Cruz and Squad designed it there were only four people on Squad, now there is a fifth. Severide tells him if that’s how he wants to spend his downtime, Kannell explains he doesn’t like being in his apartment, it’s too quiet.
Dawson’s father shows up at Molly’s, but she’s off. He stays for a drink, but has a few too many. Herrmann calls Dawson and she goes down there. She finds out that her father has nothing left. He blew through all of his retirement money and his landlord is hounding him for money. He just doesn’t have it.
We end the episode off with Severide showing back up to 51 with some power tools to help Kannell redesign the jacket dryer. He apparently doesn’t want to be home alone anymore either.
Come back next week to find out what happens on the Chicago Fire season 5 finale!
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