Chicago Fire season 8, episode 6 recap: What Went Wrong

CHICAGO FIRE-- "What Went Wrong" Episode 806 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE-- "What Went Wrong" Episode 806 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “What Went Wrong” Episode 806 — Pictured: Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz — (Photo by: Sandy Morris/NBC) /

A shocking revelation and a bittersweet moment

That house fire did not only have an impact on Blake Gallo. Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Cruz were suspicious after Phyllis (the grandmother) succumbed to the severe smoke inhalation she suffered. When they received news of her passing, Squad 3 decided to pay a visit to the family.

While there, they noticed that the husband kept speaking for his wife. He seemed to have an answer for everything, which made Kelly and Joe suspicious. They brought the hunch to OFI’s Tom Van Meter (Tim Hopper), who originally shut them down, but after some thought, took on the case.

The trio went back to the scene, and found that the fire resembled an exact replica of a duplex fire in Norwood Park. The Chicago Tribune wrote a thoroughly detailed exposé on the blaze, which then led Severide to wonder if this was the blueprint for the arson/murder of Phyllis.

Kelly showed the evidence to Boden, but without a confession, there was nothing more the police could do at that moment. While discussing their qualms at the squad table, they witnessed Gallo’s emotions surrounding the intent of the fire. This gave Kelly an idea: they would use the boy as bait to guilt trip the father into a confession.

When they arrived on scene, accompanied by Chicago PD‘s Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), a bombshell was dropped: it wasn’t the husband at all. His wife set the fire to kill her own mother – all for the 320K Phyllis was sitting on. Crazy what greed can do to people.

On a happier note, everyone congratulated Cruz on his engagement to Chloe (Kristen Gutoskie), and his happy ever after actually helped Brett and Foster calm down an injured bride-to-be on a distress call.

That wasn’t the only sappy moment on “What Went Wrong,” as near the end of the episode, Cruz asked Kelly if he would be his best man. Since he couldn’t ask Otis, Cruz lamented, it would mean a lot if Severide could be there for him. Of course Kelly agreed, and it was a little bittersweet with the mention of Otis, but very nice to see how close Severide and Cruz have grown over the last eight years of Chicago Fire.

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