Chicago Hearth Season eight Episode 14 Evaluation: Shut It Down


One other day, one other lived saved.

It might be within the job description, however Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 14 continued to point out simply how a lot the firefighters at 51 go above the decision of responsibility.

Because the fuel firm CEO mentioned, they are surely heroes.

Although the present is known as Chicago FIRE, 51 has been enjoying detective as of late. 

That is, partially, helped alongside by the persevering with “case reason behind the week” trope.

Boden: Then you must shuut down these mains and discover the issue:
Fuel firm CEO: No, you’re speaking about turning off the warmth to a couple hundred thousand households within the useless of winter.
Severide: No, we’re speaking about saving lives.
Casey: That explosion practically killed a bit woman. She’s in a coma.
Fuel firm CEO: We’re in settlement concerning the severity of the scenario, but when I flip off the warmth, that would kill folks too.

This time, it was 51 looking for the reason for the latest uptick in fuel leaks. 

On Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 12, it was the firefighters looking for the individual accountable for the repeated false alarms at a non-public college, whereas the primary half of Chicago Fire Season 8 noticed Severide working a closed arson case whereas detailed to OFI.

That is not essentially a foul factor, particularly when each side of an incident may be understood.

Boden, Casey, and Severide’s considerations concerning the fuel firm needing to close off the primary to search out the supply of the issue was greater than legitimate. With no fast resolution, extra lives might be at risk.

The fuel firm’s CEO argument about lives additionally being at risk if a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals went with out warmth within the useless of winter additionally had advantage.

It was a balancing act to attempt to discover a well timed resolution, however luckily, issues labored out ultimately.

If the little woman from the fuel leak explosion had died, then we could also be having a really totally different dialog, because the lack of life, particularly a toddler, would have skewed my opinion extra towards 51’s stance concerning the immediacy of the issue.

That first name additionally caught with Gallo, which is unsurprising contemplating his previous.

Gallo: That woman was 7 years outdated. I assume I’m having bother getting her out of my head.
Kidd: I get it. I’ve discovered that if you catch a very brutal name, the one which stays behind your eyes if you shut them at evening, that’s if you gotta depend on the firefighters in your home. Now we have a circle right here that by no means closes. So that you discuss to whoever you must, at any time when you must, and we’ll be there for you as a result of that’s the way it works.

As revealed on Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 6, Gallo misplaced his whole household in a fireplace when he was only a baby. It was that have that motivated him to be a firefighter.

So, in fact, the little woman, who occurred to be the identical age as his sister when she died, and that decision can be onerous to shake.

Although deeply affected, Gallo nonetheless managed to maintain his head when he went out on different calls, versus earlier cases when he flew off the deal with.

This isn’t solely an indication of progress for Gallo as a firefighter, however of him feeling extra at residence at 51.

Gallo’s beginning to understand that he is not alone, and whereas he misplaced his household as a toddler, he discovered a brand new one at 51.

That consolation allowed him to open up to Kidd with out prompting.

Despite the fact that Gallo did not share the intimate particulars of what he skilled as a toddler, he was nonetheless weak together with her in a means we have not seen him be with anybody beside Casey.

Kidd: Hey boys, you hear Gallo obtained cooked this morning? Welcome him to the membership.
All: Hey.
Cruz: You’re an actual firefighter now.
Kidd: Hey Herrmann, present him your scar.
Herrmann: Shut up. All proper, look, again in ’92 I pulled a few newlyweds out of a burning car. Cindy, she says it kinda seems like Texas.
Cruz: Burning embers obtained caught up in my collar at a boarding college fireplace about six years in the past. Hey Tony, present him you ears.
Tony: All the time put on your hood Gallo.
Gallo: OK, the place was yours?
Kidd: Ha, good trice. Solely Kelly will get to see that one.

He is slowly coming into his personal, and the extra I see of the character, the extra I really feel for and love Gallo. 

Like I’ve mentioned, nobody can substitute Otis, however Gallo is a good addition to the present.

Talking of additives, Firehouse 51 might actually use a lesson in communication. 

That is the second episode in a row the place issues have gotten misplaced in translation.

Each cases even have Cruz as a typical thread, however this time, despite the fact that the misunderstanding was on Cruz’s half, Severide was extra at fault.  

Severide might inform Cruz was careworn concerning the marriage ceremony planning, but it did not click on that he wanted to step it up till Kidd clarified issues.

I get that Severide had different issues occurring, however he might inform his pal was struggling. It should not have taken a dialog with Kidd to understand Cruz wanted extra from him.

Being a greatest man is not simply selecting a venue for the bachelor social gathering; it is about being there for the groom and displaying up, each figuratively and actually.

Kidd: You stood him up?
Severide: What? No, I used to be busy attempting to maintain town from exploding. Cruz understands. I discovered him a venue.
Kidd: Kelly, once I mentioned Cruz wanted your assist, I didn’t imply that he wants a celebration planner. I meant he wants his greatest man.

Severide ultimately obtained the message and had a heart-to-heart with Cruz, who remains to be experiencing doubts.

Cruz has been tormented by chilly ft ever since Nick Porter shared his marital woes, and I am beginning to surprise if we’re about to have a runaway groom on our fingers.

Severide appears to have quelled Cruz’s fears for now, however I would not be shocked in the event that they resurfaced.

What I wish to see if Cruz discuss with Chloe about his emotions as an alternative of confiding in everybody else.

This can be a dialog Cruz must have with the bride-to-be, however since we have not seen Chloe in ages, that will not be attainable.

The extra time that passes, the extra uncertainty I’ve over whether or not the marriage will occur. 

I assume solely time will inform.

Lastly, I am unsure when it occurred, however Casey has turn out to be Brett’s “individual.”

He is the one she goes to at any time when she’s dealing with huge life selections, resembling getting engaged and shifting away or contacting her beginning mom.

Brett: I modified my thoughts
Casey: Oh boy.
Brett: I do know. I simply, I didn’t need some stranger ruining what I’ve with my dad and mom. It’s a foolish factor to fret about as a result of she will be able to by no means come between us. So if that’s the case, what am I so afraid of? My level is, can I’ve that envelope again?
Casey: You noticed me eliminate it.
Brett: So that you’re telling me that you just didn’t return and dig it out of the trash as quickly as I used to be gone?
Casey: Are you gonna yell at me once more if I did?
Brett: Uh wait. Stick with me whereas I open it?
Casey: In fact.
Brett: Oh. It’s only a identify and an handle. My mom’s identify is Julie, and he or she lives proper right here in Illinois. Rockford.

Brett feels comfy sufficient to open up to him, and in return, Casey reveals up in a giant means.

He is at all times there to hear or help or do no matter he can to assist Brett out.

Casey even is aware of her properly sufficient to take a letter he was purported to throw away out of the trash as a result of he knew ultimately Brett would need it.

That type of closeness and perception is not born in a single day; it is born from years of understanding somebody and friendship, of being there for somebody when no else is, of seeing them at their greatest and worst.

It is the energy of that relationship that makes me imagine Casey and Brett have what it takes to make it final, so long as Dawson stays in Puerto Rico.

Some stray ideas:

  • Did anybody else catch that Herrmann no less than obtained a seat on the desk when Boden, Casey, and Severide had been going over the latest uptick in gas-related name?.

    He did not take part on taking place to the fuel firm and assembly the CEO, but it surely was progress, particularly after he revealed his dissatisfaction to Mouch relating to his promotion to lieutenant on Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 13.

  • I am unsure who got here up with these new pairings, resembling Kidd and Gallo together with Mouch and Ritter, however I am actually loving seeing the present combine it up. Extra please.

So what did you assume Chicago Hearth Fanatics?

What are your ideas on the collection’ latest flip within the “case of the week” trope?

Will Cruz make it down the aisle or bolt earlier than the vows?

Has the collection satisfied you that Casey and Brett are OTP?

Hit the feedback under to let me know what you assume. In the event you missed the most recent episode, don’t fret. You’ll be able to watch Chicago Fire online proper right here at TV Fanatic.

Jessica Lerner is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe her on Twitter.

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