Chicago Fire Round Table: We'll Miss You, Pouch!

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Detective Holloway lost her life on Chicago Fire Season 4 Episode 20 leaving us with quite the tear-jerker of an episode. Severide was forced to keep it from JJ all day until his aunt finally arrived. 

Below, TV Fanatics Elizabeth Harlow and Stacy Glanzman are joined by super fan Amy Perrin to discuss Severide's tough day, Cruz's judgment call, and the new political consultant helping Casey. 

Chicago Fire Round Table 1-27-15

What are your thoughts on Susan, the political consultant?

Amy: I like her a lot. Maybe it has something to do with me liking the actress, but her character really seems to know how to get things done. She really saved Casey when it came to the $10,000, so I think she will be a great asset to him.

Elizabeth: She needs to fire whomever is doing her opposition research if they didn't dig up that Casey met with that "community organizer." And not coming to him with some kind of solid plan? I'm not impressed. And I'm a little worried about how she managed to pull of that save with the bribe.

Stacy: I want to like her, but I'm not sure I trust her. I wouldn't be totally surprised if she's the one who sent the bribe to Casey so that she could prove her worth by getting him out of the mess.

Did Cruz make the right call, or was Severide right to ream him out?

Amy: It was a tough call, but sometimes one has to trust one's gut. I can see both sides, but I think in the end Cruz made the right decision. I love the gift that he got because of his efforts.

Elizabeth: He probably should have stayed on the line, but I can understand why he didn't. Watching that guy crawl toward him had to be impossible.

Stacy: As Elizabeth said, he probably should have stayed on the line, but he made a split second judgment call and it all worked out. Severide's done that more than once himself, so he should get it.

Would you have been able to go all day without telling JJ the truth?

Amy: I am not sure. I am an open person that loves to share, so it would have been very difficult to not tell JJ about his mom.

Elizabeth: Nope. I'd feel guilty for keeping it from him, and I would have had to avoid him. The fact that I didn't 100% agree with Aunt Mary's position wouldn't have helped either.

Stacy: I would have tried, but it probably would have been all over my face. I would have a hard time acting normally and he probably would have picked up on it.

Will Otis eventually get the blood test? If yes, what will change his mind?

Amy: I think he will eventually. I think he will do it for peace of mind, or because of Slyvie pushing him to get it done.

Elizabeth: I can't imagine that he doesn't get it done. If Sylvie can't get him to do it on her own, maybe she'll go to Cruz or the Chief for backup.

Stacy: He'll get it done, even if Brett and Cruz have to drag him kicking and screaming to the hospital. Maybe Brett will make some sort of deal with him, like she'll convince the guys to do the Vegas trip if he gets the tests done.

What was your favorite quote or scene?

Amy: I loved the scene at the end when Severide gave Pouch to JJ. That whole scene had me in tears, and I hope that we get to see Pouch and JJ again at some point.

Elizabeth: Yeah, that whole sequence from Aunt Mary showing up to the end had me teary-eyed. On the lighter side, I liked Gabi teasing Matt about being a real Chicago political with his first bribe.

Stacy: I loved when Severide took JJ up on the ladder on the roof. It made me a little nervous with JJ on there, but I knew Severide had him. It was a great way to finish his movie.

Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.

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Chicago Fire Season 4 Episode 20 Quotes

Nelson: Al Nelson, I'm with the Board of Ethics. I'm here to discuss the bribe you received.
Casey: I didn't realize the Board of Ethics would be involved.
Nelson: No? Do you know what the Board of Ethics does?

JJ: She likes you.
Severide; Your mom?
JJ: She calls you Kelly. Ever since my dad died, she calls almost every guy "nitwit", but you're just Kelly.