Chicago Fire season 7, episode 13 takeaways: The Plunge

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Plunge" Episode 713 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Plunge" Episode 713 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /

Does Chicago Fire have a crazy ex problem? Look closer at this week’s episode with our Chicago Fire season 7, episode 13 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from the latest Chicago Fire episode? Here’s what we took away from this week’s installment, “The Plunge.”

“The Plunge” featured Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) facing her fears, as she dealt with an obsessed ex and her apprehension toward the cold. Plus, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) took Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) clubbing, with awkward results.

If you missed any of this week’s episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re about to discuss, you can catch up with our Chicago Fire recap.

Below are our takeaways from this week’s episode:

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1) Crazy exes are becoming common

Foster struggled with retaliation from Dr. Shaw this week, but she’s not the only one who’s slept with a crazy person. Remember Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Mumford) getting obsessed with Severide last season? Or Beth Pridgen (Bree Williamson) and the drama she brought to Casey’s life?

This storyline has been done before, though not exactly like this.

No wonder why romances develop in and around Firehouse 51—because there’s a fair chance that anybody outside of it might end up being a little out of control.

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2) Did anyone else expect more Casey?

When “The Plunge” included a storyline of Severide and Casey clubbing, it sounded rife for trouble, especially when it was Severide suggesting it to Casey. That just sounded like a set-up to do some kind of thing to Casey’s love life, since he’s single again after Naomi Graham went to Switzerland in the midseason premiere.

But that whole storyline ended up being rather tame. Casey got a hangover, and got to blink when Severide’s next one night stand wandered into the room. It honestly felt like filler, as if Chicago Fire just needed to find something for them to do this week.

Yet, to be fair, that’s probably better than drunk Casey picking up somebody and ending up in his second ill-advised romance of the season.

3) Was Burgess’ cameo too brief?

It was a lot of fun to see Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) in Molly’s this week, providing comic relief for the Polar Plunge storyline. But while Connor got to be the medical voice of reason, Burgess seemed to be there just to be there.

It would’ve been nice to give her a few more lines, even if she was only in that one scene, since One Chicago fans always get excited at the crossover appearances. When we see characters from other shows, we expect there to be some kind of reason.

First Nina Shore (Patti Murin) and now Burgess; Chicago Fire is giving us these cool appearances by other characters, but hopefully it’ll also give them more to do when it brings them by.

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