Chicago Fire season 7, episode 14 recap: It Wasn’t About Hockey

CHICAGO FIRE -- "It Wasn't About Hockey" Episode 714 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "It Wasn't About Hockey" Episode 714 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /
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Chicago Fire turned a road trip into a painful rescue this week. Find out what happened in our Chicago Fire season 7, episode 14 recap.

The latest Chicago Fire was a different kind of episode, throwing three of the show’s characters out into the cold (literally) and putting them to the test.

Wednesday’s installment “It Wasn’t About Hockey” saw Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh), Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) drafted into action when they ended up at the scene of a vicious bus accident.

Meanwhile, everyone else at the firehouse got super-competitive yet again when they squared off in a chili cook-off contest—a cooking plotline that was even funnier since it included a guest star best known for his commercials for a popular drive-in chain.

Click through this slideshow to read what happened in the latest Chicago Fire episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

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CHICAGO FIRE — “It Wasn’t About Hockey” Episode 714 — Pictured: Annie Ilonzeh as Emily Foster — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /

Unexpected detour

This Chicago Fire was supposed to be a road trip episode. To avoid Valentine’s Day, Brett, Foster and Stella decided to visit Brett’s hometown in Indiana. (One had to love the very obvious Wal-Mart promotion by starting the episode in a Wal-Mart parking lot.)

With Stella needing to make a stop, that left Brett and Foster carpooling together and pausing to help a stranded farmer. That made them witnesses to a school bus full of high school hockey players hitting the farmer’s tractor and overturning.

Foster helped evacuate the bus, working with the team’s coach (that’s Brian Letscher from Scandal) to treat a student whose arm had come out of its socket. Meanwhile, Brett and one of the players were treating the farmer, using hockey sticks to help set his leg. But then everyone realized somebody was missing.

Where was Hunter? And why was the coach acting just a bit weird?

Foster found Hunter trapped in the back of the bus, stuck under one of the seats. Using the jack that had been in Brett’s car, they were able to free him…and realize that he had also been impaled by the seat, too. As he bled out, the whole team pitched in to get him out of the bus.

And two of them decided to run the six miles back to town for help…partly because they didn’t want to be around their coach. What the heck was going on here? The students were angry because their coach was planning to leave for another job at the end of the season.