Chicago Fire season 7, episode 17 takeaways: Move A Wall

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Move A Wall" Episode 717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Move A Wall" Episode 717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC) /

What can One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago Fire? Look closer at Move A Wall with our Chicago Fire season 7, episode 17 takeaways.

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

“Move A Wall” focused on Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) as she followed her instincts and found a foster care scam that had a guy hiding kids behind walls. Meanwhile, candidate Ritter (recurring guest star Daniel Kyri) injured his shoulder in an accident, leaving Firehouse 51 a man down while Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) felt guilty.

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) Stella gets Severide in trouble

Did anyone notice that this is the second time that Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) has almost gotten stabbed because he’s been near Stella? He nearly took a knife in this episode when the world’s worst foster dad attacked him when they discovered the wall panel in his second apartment.

But back a few seasons ago, Chicago Fire also had Severide almost stabbed by Stella’s ex Grant, when Grant was lurking around outside the bar in a fit of jealous rage. Neither of these incidents were Stella’s fault, but it’s just quirky to see history sort of repeat itself this week.

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2) Casey needs some help

“Move A Wall” proved that Chicago Fire is going to make an ongoing subplot from Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) almost getting shot, by having him act increasingly more snippy with Herrmann as the episode went on. Though the two apologized and made up, it prompts the question of how far the show is going to go with this.

Was it just for this episode, to add some extra dramatic punch? Or is this something we’re going to see play out over the remainder of season 7? If it’s the latter, he needs to talk to somebody who’s an actual professional.

Casey didn’t want to open up to Kyle Sheffield (Teddy Sears), and he kind of opined to Boden, but it’s obvious he’s got a real issue. The question is, would he be willing to address it with anybody or is he just going to insist that he’s fine? Having the Chicago Fire season finale involve some kind of intervention for Casey would be an interesting note to end on.

3) Brett needs a new hobby

This episode also showed how Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) is functioning after Kyle dumped her, and it’s not well. Brett turned her perky up to eleven, desperate to have something to hold onto as she got way too excited about redecorating the common room. Props to her roommates for trying to get her out of the apartment and cheer her up, but it’s also clear that she needs something else to put her energy into.

Can she redecorate the apartment? Maybe volunteer someplace? Adopt a new pet? Someone get her something to do before she explodes with all this extra energy she’s keeping up to keep from breaking down again.

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