Chicago Fire just keeps on rolling. The latest episode introduces some fascinating story threads involving Firehouse 51 and trust (or lack thereof) in one of their own. The episode is titled “Finish What You Started” and the additional subplot involves a fire caused by a rogue jet engine.
As we inch closer to the season 10 finale, we also inch closer to some major changes for the main cast, including the potential return of beloved characters. Every episode from now on may contain a crucial detail as to where things end up.
Be warned that the rest of the post contains detailed spoilers for the latest episode of Chicago Fire!
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The episode kicks off with unexpected flirtation between Kylie (Katelynn Shennett) and a new recruit named Needles. It’s clear the two are into each other from the word go, but Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) is baffled by Kylie’s interest. He clearly sees her as a daughter in the workplace, and is worried that she’ll get hurt if she pursues anything with someone seemingly as reckless as Needles.
Before any of that gets resolved, though, the 51 are called out to remedy a fire caused by a jet engine. It crashed into a school, and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) is faced with the daunting task of having to decide how to best rescue the students. The structure of the building is seriously under strain, but her decision-making is cut short by a strange discovery.
Apparently, one of the teachers had been pierced by shrapnel. It’s then discovered that several of the inhabitants of the building had remnants of shrapnel, making it necessary for the FAA to get involved. Everything seems to be going normally, until the FAA accused Severide (Taylor Kinney) of taking a crucial piece of evidence from the crime scene.
Severide denied taking anything, citing his years of outstanding investigation as proof, and Boden backs up. The rest of the episode sees Severide put his investigatory skills to the test in an effort to clear his name.
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Elsewhere, Emma Jacobs (Caitlin Carver) made a baffling judgement call and decides to spread some rumors about Violet (Hanako Greensmith). She tells Gallo (Alberto Rosende) that Violet had panicked during the jet engine fire, and was near hysterics, despite the fact that she handled the situation like a complete professional.
Violet pieces together that Jacobs is after her job, and she tries to go up the chain of command in an attempt to get her removed from the 51. She asks Boden for help, but he reveals that Jacobs was a Chief Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) hire, and only he can get rid of her. Unfortunately, Hawkins feels that he can’t without drawing more eyes to his romance with Violet.
Things end on more upbeat note, however, as Severide solves the missing evidence case (it was taken by one of the students) and Hawkins and Violet exchange “I love you’s” for the first time. There’s plenty they will have to overcome, but it looks as though the two of them are up to it.
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