Chicago Fire season 9, episode 2 recap: That Kind of Heat

"That Kind Of Heat" Episode 902 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
"That Kind Of Heat" Episode 902 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /
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“That Kind Of Heat” Episode 902 — Pictured: Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter — (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /


Ritter and Gallo walk in on Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) about to go full Office Space on the firehouse printer, so Ritter volunteers them to help with the paperwork. All Gallo wanted was some licorice and now they’ve become the office errand boys, much to the veterans’ amusement.

While Ritter is juggling whole stacks of files, he also gets Chicago Fire‘s call of the week. Hearing a call for help from a train station, he jumps out of the engine and runs there to find a woman who’s had a seizure and lost consciousness on the tracks. With some help from Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg), Ritter is just barely able to save himself and the woman.

Afterward, he’s hailed as a hero. Mouch (Christian Stolte) tells his mentee that he was wrong  to tease him about the paperwork; he’s proud of Ritter for being helpful in every way possible. Mouch gives back Ritter’s beloved pen, saying “You’re starting to teach us.”

Stella and Boden

Stella has resumed teaching Girls on Fire, and Boden continues to be impressed. But when she tells him that she’s still not located Kylie—the girl that went MIA in the season 8 finale—the chief says it sounds like she’s given up. So Stella renews her search for Kylie and finds her working at a donut shop. Kylie explains that she left the program because her family is struggling financially so she has other priorities at the moment.

Having seen Gallo and Ritter try to keep up with all of the paperwork, Stella goes to Boden and convinces him to offer Kylie a job as the new firehouse assistant. Kylie hugs Stella when she gets the news, making it pretty clear that she’s accepting the offer. So now there’s finally going to be a civilian wandering around in Chicago Fire‘s background again.

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