Chicago Fire spoilers: What happened in season 10 episode 7?

"Whom Shall I Fear" Episode 1007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Allo as Seager, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian Burros Sr/NBC)
"Whom Shall I Fear" Episode 1007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Allo as Seager, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian Burros Sr/NBC) /

Chicago Fire underwent several new changes during this week’s episode. The most notable, of course, is the arrival of newcomer Jason Pelham (Brett Dalton). Pelham is filling in as the interim Lieutenant while Firehouse 51 finds a permanent replacement, and his arrival leads to some awkward moments for those who were used to Casey’s commanding methods.

There was also additional info on the church fire, and the arsonist who escaped during last week’s episode. Lots to sift through, including some unique challenges for Severide (Taylor Kinney), so we won’t waste any more time and get directly into the core of the episode.

Be warned that the rest of the post contains detailed spoilers for the latest episode of Chicago Fire!

What happened on Chicago Fire last night? (November 3rd)

Pelham’s arrival kicks off the episode, titled “Whom Shall I Fear?” He answers a call with the rest of the 51 squad shortly after he arrives, but immediately runs into a problem with Gallo (Alberto Rosende). Gallo was confused by a direct order that Pelham gave him and therefore didn’t follow through on it. The miscommunication made Gallo, who was already reeling from Casey’s exit, feel like he was already at odds with the new Lieutenant.

The debate over whether Pelham is a good fit runs throughout the episode. Boden (Eamonn Walker) pulls Mouch (Christian Stolte) aside and asks him whether he thinks Pelham should stick around, and Mouch asks why Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) wasn’t considered for the position. Boden explained that Stella’s focus on the Girls on Fire program was taking up most of her time, and he didn’t want a revolving door of “floaters” in 51.

Elsewhere, Severide and Wendy Seager (Andy Allo) continue to look into the church arsonist. They discover that the suspect is targeting progressive churches, and that the priest from last episode was too “woke” for his liking. Sadly, the priest dies as a result of his injuries towards the end of the episode.

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They eventually trace the clues to a groundskeeper named Larry Muller. They get a warrant to check his home, but find that they may be too late when they stumble upon blueprints for a car bomb. Severide warns Boden about the car bomb plans, so the latter begins clearing out the parking lot for a church thought to be Muller’s next target. Their plan was successful, and the only causality of Muller’s car bomb is himself.

As the explosion went off, Pelham impressed Boden by going out of his way to shield him. The selfless action solidified Boden’s decision to keep Pelham around for a while. Things seem to get resolved, as Pelham and Gallo squash their differences, but Herrmann (David Eigenberg) raises an interesting point as the episode comes to a close.

He tells Mouch that no firefighter as good as Pelham would be floating around if there wasn’t something wrong with him. Both men agree to keep an eye on the new Lieutenant until they can determine whether or not he’s trustworthy.

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