Chicago Fire season 8, episode 7 recap: Welcome to Crazytown

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Welcome to Crazytown" Episode 807 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Welcome to Crazytown" Episode 807 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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The true story

Mom and her kids are safely reunited, and back at Firehouse 51, Casey’s conversation with Brett is interrupted by none other than Ryan. He asks her out to lunch and she agrees. But is that a date or not? Time for another Chicago Fire scene of gossip amongst the women.

But back to the OFI thing. Severide meets Lieutenant Wendy Seager, who tells him that finally, the department has noticed his history of solving arson cases. She wants to recruit him to help clear out the backlog of work that Van Meter made reference to before. He turns her down twice, and she tells him “I don’t give up easily.”

Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) confronts Herrmann about the patrol car, because the angry officer has lodged an assault complaint with the fire department. Boden tells Herrmann to call the Intelligence Unit, because Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) from Chicago PD turns up. She explains this cop is a huge complainer, but that the only thing he can do is “appeal to his sense of victimhood” by faking an apology.

“Or maybe Voight could wrap him in duct tape and lock him in a car truck,” Herrmann replies. Burgess does not agree. Herrmann does take Burgess’s advice and leaves the cop a hilariously awkward voicemail.

And Severide is shocked when Boden hands him a transfer slip that Seager filed without asking him. He reiterates that he isn’t moving to OFI, and this sounds like another Severide and Hope situation until Severide asks Van Meter and finds out that Fire Commissioner Carl Grissom (Gary Cole) was the one who wrote the transfer order.

Then Chicago Fire has Cruz, Mouch (Christian Stolte) and Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) arriving at the firefighter expo to set up their booth—which is small and right by the bathrooms. This is a nightmare for Joe, yet One Chicago fans probably expected that since this is a comedic subplot. Case in point: Cruz finds out another booth is ripping them off with a “Halli-Hammer.”

Cut to Herrmann going to the police department to try and apologize to the patrol cop in person. His in-person talk is as awkward as his voicemail, and the guy could not look less interested. After he drives off, Herrmann finally snaps. It’s on now.