Chicago Fire season 7, episode 13 preview: The Plunge

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Plunge" Episode 713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Plunge" Episode 713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /

What should fans watch for in this week’s Chicago Fire? Get ready for tonight’s episode with our Chicago Fire season 7, episode 13 preview.

There are an awful lot of shenanigans going on in tonight’s Chicago Fire, which is a welcome shift after several weeks of mostly serious stuff. But will any of these funny plots wind up leaving egg on somebody’s face?

“The Plunge” seems like more of a comedic episode. It takes its title from the Polar Plunge which happens every year in Chicago (and other places). The idea of members of Firehouse 51 diving into really cold waters is entertaining.

There’s obviously going to be the part of the story where they have to be talked into it, then the part where it happens, and don’t forget the part where other characters will laugh as their friends freeze.

This sounds exactly like a Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) storyline, so it’s no surprise that he’s the one who is leading the charge, er, plunge.

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That plot will generate plenty of laughs from Cruz and company, and the photos for this episode also prove that Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and his new roommate Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) head out on the town, which will also be entertaining.

Now that’s a lot of laughs, but where is Chicago Fire getting its drama from this time around?

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There are two places: Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) gets himself into a pickle, and then Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) has problems with her dating life.

Details are sparse on Herrmann’s predicament, but Chicago Fire fans know Eigenberg will deliver no matter what it is. Based on how the most recent episode ended, it’s not hard to guess that the Foster story involves the doctor she reported, then slept with, then broke it off with—which when you say it like that, sounds more like the plot of a Lifetime movie than anything else.

Whether or not you care about that subplot will depend on how much you’ve come to like Foster, and it’ll be interesting to see how this is different from the other “crazy ex” storylines that have been on this show in the past. (Remember Hope? Or Beth Pridgen? We’ve seen this before.)

Last but certainly not least, “The Plunge” will appeal to One Chicago fans because of a pair of crossover guest appearances. It’s got Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati)! Check them out in this sneak peek below:

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