Chicago Fire season 8, episode 14 recap: Shut It Down

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Shut It Down" Episode 814 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Shut It Down" Episode 814 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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Chicago Fire put Matthew Casey in another life-threatening situation in Shut It Down. Find out what happened in our Chicago Fire season 8, episode 14 recap.

This week’s Chicago Fire added to Matthew Casey’s long list of near-death experiences, while giving us some more insight into Blake Gallo.

Wednesday’s episode “Shut It Down” saw Firehouse 51 searching for the truth about several gas explosions, two of which put Casey (Jesse Spencer) into sticky situations. But those were probably easy for him compared to his personal life.

Meanwhile, Gallo (Alberto Rosende) formed a personal connection with a young victim, and got a lot of unsolicited advice about it.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago Fire episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

Where’s the leak?

This episode starts with Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) still freaking out about all the details that go into a wedding. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) urges Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), as Cruz’s best man, to help him before he explodes. And speaking of explodes, here’s a gas explosion to get things kicked off in style!

Our heroes go into the burning house and save a young woman inside. Mom has no idea how the gas leak happened, and that’s what Firehouse 51 will need to find out. Gallo is particularly affected; not only has he suffered a nasty burn but he looks shaken. When he gets to the hospital, we also get a cameo from Chicago Med‘s Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), who tells everyone that Lucy is in a medically induced coma.

While we contemplate that, Brett is approached at the firehouse by Danny Russell, who gives her a message from her birth mother. Brett asks Casey to throw it away instead of reading it. And there are more hijinks afoot, as Mouch (Christian Stolte) tries to step up for a planned inspection only to find himself saddled with a massive instruction manual. He begs Darren Ritter (guest star Daniel Kyri) for help.

Gallo wants to forget what he’s just been through, but Stella calls attention to his injury and that makes everybody want to show off their fire scars. Eventually, though, she does finally get serious and tell Blake that she understands and that he can rely on Firehouse 51 as he goes through this.