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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CHICAGO FIRE — “Welcome to Crazytown” Episode 807 — Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

Grissom’s return, again

Chicago Fire goes back to Severide, who finds out Seager used to be Grissom’s right-hand woman at his old firehouse, which explains a lot. Boden tells him that Grissom can’t be overruled; the only way out of this forced transfer is if Severide gets him to take it back. The ladies gossip about that and Brett getting hit on by Kyle on what actually was a date.

Cruz and Capp (Randy Flagler) go back to the expo, where they find that Cruz’s business partner is more interested in talking up pretty models than demonstrating the Slamigan. That pushes Cruz over the edge and he confronts the Halli-Hammer representative in the middle of his presentation; at some point Cruz sent them a cease-and-desist letter they clearly didn’t follow. And at this point, Capp physically escorts his colleague out of the building.

But speaking of people running hot, Herrmann tells Casey that his attempt to apologize to the cop got the complaint escalated to “conduct unbecoming” and in the worst case, the department could take away his command duties and stick him on a desk. So he, too, has to make the walk into Boden’s office. Chicago Fire is giving Boden a lot of administrative headaches this week.

Mouch and Ritter (Daniel Kyri) worry about Herrmann, before a call to the “Steve Chikerotis Golf Course,” named after Chicago Fire‘s technical advisor. Poor Todd has been crushed by a golf cart and impaled by a club. This is why we don’t speed with a golf cart.

The final ten minutes of Chicago Fire involve Cruz begging Mouch not to leave him hanging, with Herrmann telling Severide about a hearing he has the next week and worrying that he wasn’t cut out to be a lieutenant. After all, he didn’t ask to be promoted. But Severide points out that he saved his and Casey’s lives at the start of the episode.

Almost everybody from Firehouse 51 shows up to ruin the latest Halli-Hammer presentation, and when it flounders, Cruz jumps up on stage with the Slamigan and steals all their customers. But the one person missing from that hilarious scene is Severide, who goes to Grissom’s office. That’s right, we got Gary Cole for one scene!

Severide is immediately confrontational about his transfer orders. Grissom is unbothered; he says that OFI is understaffed and they need Severide’s help. “Public service isn’t about doing what you want to do, Kelly,” he explains, and realizing that Grissom is acting in the best interest of the entire department, Severide agrees to accept the transfer. But it’ll come with a price.

Cue a very weirded out Herrmann getting a call that all the charges against him have been dropped, while Brett has another self-deprecating conversation with Casey. And Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) isn’t thrilled about her boyfriend’s transfer, but she knows it’s for a good cause. That Stellaride moment provides the kind of random button to this episode.

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