Chicago Fire Review: Casey's Fate

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Everything came to a head on Chicago Fire Season 2 Episode 10.

Let’s get right into it because there’s a lot to cover...

Apartment Building Emergency

Gail, after coming so close to victory, got knocked down a peg - and I couldn’t be happier. What really ses her apart is her greed. Seeking a $200,000 bonus, she was ready to close down another house when she wasn’t mandated to do so.

It was a clear sign she’s only ever looking out for her own interests; there was even a chance for her to graciously see how much the community relies on 51, but she was willing to go for the almighty dollar until the end.

Isabella just verbally eviscerated Gail. In one small exchange everything Gail has done came back to bite her with an exponential return. Isabella took her out of her element, taking all of her power away. Hopefully, Gail is gone for good now. She won't be missed.

Elsewhere, Mills has been wrestling with whether to be a firefighter or become a cop, and while he did mention he’ll always be a firefighter in the waiting room, by that moment it was a formality. Mills calling in Isabella and the Senator meant his decision was already made.

The honeymoon between Casey and Dawson has officially come to an end. Casey’s position on Dawson’s acceptance letter to be a firefighter isn’t entirely clear. I’m sure he’s confident she can do the job, but is he a little weary of her joining just because she leaps before looking or because he’ll worry about her safety? As tonight clearly showd (more on that soon), danger is always a possibility.

Shay is back to being Dawson’s best friend and she really came back at the best time. Shay went to a very dark place and Dawson really helped pull her out of it. She realizes what she could have lost and she’s ready to make up for lost time. She’s back to being Dawson’s biggest cheerleader and it’s awesome to see them back to being friends.

The final rescue in the burning building left Casey in bad shape. Watching Dawson stand outside as everyone rushed in to save him was the final piece of confirmation she needs for firefighting.

Dawson and Casey were planning on telling everyone at the end of the shift, and, in a very heartbreaking way, they’ve accomplished that.

Finally, there’s Jeff. I have a hard time believing he’s the one who killed his wife’s ex. The man has been in a lot of combat and witnessed some very horrific things. He’s come a very long way to throw it all away over his wife’s ex. Personally, I’m of the opinion that he’s covering for his wife.

Other Thoughts:

  • So happy to see some of the people the Firehouse has helped over the series in the march to save the house. The calls are a completely different world sometimes and it’s good to witness those calls be able to pay it forward in a way.
  • There’s a lost opportunity here when Chicago Fire plays Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want” out in the garage instead of…more appropriate times with Casey and Dawson or Severide.
  • Otis making Cruz a mixtape from Zoya is so over the top.

Chicago Fire Season 2 returns January 7.

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Chicago Fire Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Ding-freakin’-dong the witch is dead!


Isabella: Miss McLeod, on this table here is a piece of paper awaiting your signature. Since it has been brought to the senator’s attention you don’t have a mandate to close anymore firehouses we’d like for you to sign it.
McLeod: I don’t think you understand…
Isabella: I don’t think you understand this: you may be able to bully your way around the State Fire Marshall’s office, but you’re swimming in different waters now, Gail. You’re gonna sign that paper or you’re gonna have microphones stuck in your face asking why your salary is a big chunk of the money you saved the city.
McLeod: If you would just stop to think for a moment…
Isabella: If you don’t sign that I’ll nail you to a cross so hard you won’t get a government contract as a meter maid.