Chicago Fire Review: Reinstated

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At every turn, it seemed like the men and women at station 51 found more bad news in "Retaliation Hit," as Kelly’s troubles deepened, Voight was released from jail and Mills was pranked one too many times.

Severide's Misconduct

I really wish Kelly took Mouch’s advice to not see Tara. She didn’t have very much evidence to go on and his decision to visit her to sort it all out only made him look guilty.

Kelly’s past is continuing to haunt him, but the sad part is hearing that Tara actually makes out ahead in all of it. She told lies and is granted a promotion because of it; even then, those lies and promotion aren’t what sting the most. It’s learning that Kelly’s case is being kicked up the legal food chain to the state attorney.

While I can understand the desire to apologize just so it can all go away, the honest truth is Kelly didn’t do anything to Tara; I would rather see Kelly continue to fight the charges and explore all legal options (if charges are pressed) fighting Tara’s fibs. Kelly shouldn’t have to apologize for something he didn’t do.

Hallie’s reemergence into Casey’s life is a bit of a dilemma for me. I’m not a big fan of her, but her new look on life is certainly a welcome change to the woman we saw in the beginning of Chicago Fire Season 1. She certainly is far more compatible and in tune with Casey, but my biggest issue with her still remains: she’s not in the firehouse.

A show like Chicago Fire, much like Grey’s Anatomy or The Office, lives and die in the workplace. Unless Hallie can be incorporated into the workplace better, the end result will be the same: disconnect.

Voight being out and also getting a promotion makes me angry, but in a very good way. It’s the exact reaction a man like him is supposed to elicit, and his reappearance is making me wonder if he will be involved in the possible spinoff we’ll be introduced to in the season finale.

Mills being pranked by the other guys in the rescue squad is one thing - I found the spare window joke pretty funny - but putting dog food in his food is a step too far.

He just wants to learn and do well at his job and to be fed dog food for humiliation is really low. I’m glad Boden suggested to the culprit to transfer stations.

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Chicago Fire Season 1 Episode 21 Quotes

A cop walks into a bar.

Hermann

Bitch, are you out of your mind.

Dawson