3. It Wasn’t Enough
Chicago Fire season 6 started by answering the huge questions we had after the explosive season 5 finale. While we’ve experienced the writers of Chicago Fire teasing us with the aftermath of the previous season before, this season’s premiere threw us right back into the action.
Opening exactly where last season left off, “It Wasn’t Enough” had us watch as Boden (Eamonn Walker) made the dangerous decision to use water cannons to rescue his men from the burning building. With Mouch (Christian Stolte) still immobile after going into cardiac arrest, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) used his body to cover his friend and ended up getting burned from the steam created by the cannons. But somehow, some way, that’s pretty much the worst that came out of that massive fire.
Returning to work a few months later—after being technically dead for a few minutes—Mouch was surprised by Cruz’s sudden obsession with making sure he was okay. That was because Cruz felt guilty for the way things had been between them before that fire, and Mouch took advantage of it more than a little. But he also had his own issues, admitting near the end that his experience had opened his eyes.
It wasn’t just the aftermath of the warehouse fire that had us hooked on the Chicago Fire season premiere. The firefighters tackled a fire at the school that Boden’s wife Donna (guest star Melissa Ponzio) worked at.
While Donna was fine, one of her fellow teachers was severely injured, and we were floored when Donna went to her husband with the suspicion that the fire could have been set on purpose. That set Boden on an understandable warpath in the next episode and had us wondering who could be an arsonist and potential murderer. It was like going from one cliffhanger into another.