Chicago Fire season 8, episode 8 recap: Seeing is Believing

"Seeing Is Believing" Episode 808 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
"Seeing Is Believing" Episode 808 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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“Seeing Is Believing” Episode 808 — Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

Herrmann’s fire safety lesson

Chicago Fire segues to the next day, where Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) gets an offer from her spin instructor to teach a class. Knowing the bind that Foster is in, she recommends her instead. After a brief scene in which Herrmann works on his Plan B, everybody responds to a man stuck under a billboard. And Stella’s extra job is already frying her brain, which seems really fast.

The hapless dude is eventually freed, but Casey chides Stella for her brain freeze back at the firehouse. “I’m already training one new firefighter,” he tells her. “Can’t be training two.” Chicago Fire has made him into a bit of a jerk recently, even as Stella continues to lose her grasp on the English language.

Back at OFI, Van Meter thinks Severide and Seager are wasting their time. Severide has heard this kind of speech before and isn’t giving an inch; when Seager backs him up, Van Meter is forced to acquiesce, although he warns Severide that the more cases he re-opens, the more time he’ll have to spend there. At least he’s home to comfort Stella when she gets back.

Foster turns out to be a domineering spin instructor, while Cruz continues to rave about the Slamigan’s popularity, which gives Herrmann the idea to confront the aforementioned CEO with a public display. He brings the entirety of Firehouse 51 with him so he can light a couch on fire in front of the CEO and a bunch of witnesses. The couch vaporizes while Herrmann talks about Otis’s death. Statement made.

Chicago Fire wraps up with Seager and Severide back at OFI, and Seager talking about how Casey is cute. Severide does not want to hear this. But luckily the conversation is interrupted by a random woman hugging Severide for re-opening the grocery store fire; she’s the store owner, and because he proved it wasn’t arson, she’s now getting the insurance money to rebuild the store.

Plus, Brett is shocked to find out Foster has been hired on as a permanent spin instructor. Apparently, people liked getting yelled at? Foster thanks Brett for the job, while Brett wonders what fresh nightmare she unleashed.

And Herrmann sees a family looking at Otis’s memorial, only to find out it’s the CEO and his kids. He was so moved by Herrmann’s speech that he came to Firehouse 51 to pay his respects, and to say that the company has taken Herrmann’s words to heart. All’s well that ends well, and Herrmann takes the kids to see the fire truck.

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