Chicago Fire season 7, episode 16 preview: Fault In Him

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Fault In Him" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Fault In Him" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis) /

What should fans watch for in this week’s Chicago Fire? Get ready for Fault In Him with our Chicago Fire season 7, episode 16 preview.

The next Chicago Fire feels like more of the same—which means it could be terrible for a few of the characters.

Wednesday’s installment “Fault In Him” involves a call that puts Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) in a life-threatening situation. But One Chicago fans know Casey has been in a lot of those; in season 7 alone, the show burned down his apartment!

He’s also been stuck in a building after a chemical spill and almost died in a warehouse fire, and that’s just since the end of the fifth season. While firefighters risk their lives every day, Casey has become quite the trouble magnet.

So you almost have to feel sorry for him during this episode, because sometimes it does feel like Chicago Fire is actively trying to kill him.

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But he’s not the only one who has problems this week. Fire Commissioner Carl Grissom (recurring guest star Gary Cole) is still here, and he’s planning an evaluation of Firehouse 51.

This sounds like it could be Gary Cole’s role in Office Space on steroids, which would be fitting since 2019 is the 20th anniversary of that movie.

Yet you know that’s an opportunity for Grissom to find more to complain about, which will in turn be cause for more friction with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

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It was great to see Grissom back last week, just to somewhat address all the questions that were raised by his not being in the first part of the season. Now that Chicago Fire has Gary Cole back for a little while, hopefully the show will take advantage of that and flesh out not only his plans, but the way he interacts with Firehouse 51.

If Grissom’s going to be the new boss (and still antagonist), the fans have to feel nervous about him and have some idea of what he’s trying to do. This Chicago Fire episode seems like it’s going to be helping on both counts, plus any more scenes between Cole and Taylor Kinney are always welcome.

But where will Severide and Casey be when this episode ends? Will things be a lot worse for them or, just maybe, could they find a silver lining in these two problems? Chicago Fire could take a big step forward this week.

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