Chicago Fire (S08E02) “A Real Shot in the Arm”

As one firefighter makes a dangerous rescue, could he be part of Firehouse 51? Plus another rescue is made to bring back a former member. Here’s a recap!


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As Firehouse 51 gets a call of a man hanging off his apartment building; a candidate from another firehouse makes a dangerous rescue that not only gives Casey an idea to pick for Truck 81 but  Boden won’t approve it. As Casey gives Boden the reasons why; it isn’t enough until Severide, after apologizing for Boden’s boat, talks to him about how he changed him when he was a daring young firefighter. After that, Casey and Severide talk with Gallo, the candidate, about what he’ll be doing and soon after Gallo talks to both them and Boden and agrees to come aborad.

Hermann is in trouble as he got word from Otis’ brothers that they won’t invest Otis’s shares in Molly’s. Trying to find a way, he asked Mouch but he declines. When Trudy comes in, it’s not pretty as she complains about the cherries being used. As all seemed lost, Mouch comes through with a check to buy out Otis’ share. But it’s not only Mouch but also Trudy that’s part of it too. Oh boy! Get ready for an upgrade.

Forster and her new partner, Collins, isn’t doing too well. When she tries to bond with him, he thinks that she’s hitting on him. After a call when a little girl is having an allergic reaction that proves to be a tick bite. But after Forster had had it with him and fired him. Quickly she and Kidd go after Brett, who wasn’t having the best of time at Fowlerton. But just as soon as they get there, Brett walks out and has her bags packed ready to go, this comes after she broke things off with The Chaplin. Brett’s coming home!!!

Also, Cruz is selling his apartment due to not only costing too much for one person, but the memories of Otis was getting too painful. Even Chloe has been seeing it and asked Mouch for advice; which was just to be there for him. And after the good news with Hermann; he gives Ritter better news that he’s coming back on his team again; but also learned that Ritter has a boyfriend and he’s not a vegan.

“A Real Shot in the Arm” was very good. You could feel that this episode carried the weight of the loss of Otis, which was powerful. The drama between Casey and Boden was very good and something that we haven’t seen in awhile and I love it.

But mainly from this episode, Brett is coming home!!! YEAH!! I guess she’s so used to the adrenaline of Chicago living. Plus even though she broke it off with The Chaplin and might take it easy from dating, will she persuade to ask Casey out on a date? The writing was good along with character development, for one character: Ritter. Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.

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You can catch Chicago Fire Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.