The 5 best Chicago Fire season 6 episodes

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2. A Man’s Legacy

After resolving one cliffhanger at the beginning of the season, Chicago Fire gave us another one at the end of its midseason finale “Down Is Better” when Dawson’s father Ramon (guest star Daniel Zacapa) was found stabbed on a train platform.

We had to wait two months until “A Man’s Legacy” aired to find out whether Ramon had survived and what led to him being attacked. With her father’s life hanging in the balance, Dawson found it difficult to focus. Despite that, she and Brett pushed through and got Ramon to Chicago Med, and he survived.

Not only that, but he became a minor celebrity—much to his daughter’s surprise, especially when she (and we) discovered the reason why he’d been attacked. It seemed like Ramon Dawson had turned over a new leaf after all.

“A Man’s Legacy” also makes our list of the best Chicago Fire episodes from season 6 for the start of the rekindling of Brettonio. Ramon’s stabbing brought Brett and Dawson’s brother Antonio (Jon Seda) back together, and this episode involved them hooking up for a one-night stand that would not be a one-time thing.

But that’s not the only part of the episode that mattered. Another reason for its title was Boden’s subplot, where he realized a fire victim was a legendary jazz musician who was also his father’s favorite. When the man passed away from his injuries, Boden both had his own grief and tried to be there for the man’s daughter. This was an episode that had us both tearing up and thinking about the future well after it ended.