Chicago Fire season 9, episode 4 preview: Funny What Things Remind Us

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Funny What Things Remind Us" Episode 904 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Funny What Things Remind Us" Episode 904 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /

This week’s episode of Chicago Fire will be spreading the excitement around to some of the show’s supporting characters, and at least one of them is going to get in trouble.

“Funny What Things Remind Us” is lead by an A-story for Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), in his first main plot of season 9. NBC’s official synopsis says that Boden is “assigned” a task by the folks at CFD headquarters, which could be totally innocuous—or not.

Given Boden’s rocky relationship with the officers above him, it’s hard to tell.

What we do know is a Boden story is always a good thing; Eamonn Walker always delivers when Fire focuses on his character. The question is, what is this storyline about? Are we going to see yet more of Boden vs. his bosses, or is the show going to uncover something new for him?

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Boden’s position as Battalion Chief means that a large part of the plots he gets are about all of the bureaucratic stuff that goes into Firehouse 51. There’s no way around that. But when Chicago Fire has given him other topics to tackle—like the plot with the jazz musician caught in the fire awhile back—he’s even better.

We’ll have to watch and see which way this week’s story goes.

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Elsewhere in this episode, Mouch (Christian Stolte) stirs up an “old feud.” That sounds like it could be what Derek Haas was referring to in our interview when he said Firehouse 51 would engage in a friendly war with someone else.

Mouch is a character who’d fit perfectly in that subplot, and he needs something more light-hearted after being so down on himself in the last new episode. Plus, fans know that every Fire installment has a funny subplot, and this story would make sense for that.

Hopefully Mouch has moved on from the ladder foul-up—and knowing the creativity of our crew, if this is that story, there should be some hilarious scenes.

With stories for Boden, Mouch and Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende), the series is spreading the love to different characters as season 9 moves on. One of the things Chicago Fire has done really well, considering the size of its regular cast, is make sure every character gets a chance to shine. Let’s see what it has in store for these guys!

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