Who is ready for the firefighter muster? Going into Chicago Fire season 6 episode 2 we got another reminder of how different Mouch 2.0 is. Mouch is bringing a lot of comedy to the proceedings at the moment with his visions and pleas for how this competition should work, but the reality still is that the dude almost died. Him training for this is just his way of coping with what happened.
What was the problem with the firefighter muster? Well, Mouch was giving everyone difficult assignments that were beyond their physical capabilities. Brett was struggling with a dummy, while
The main story for the episode revolved around the aftermath of the school fire at the end of this past episode. There were concerns that the person responsible for starting the fire was still in the school, but after Casey and Severide went there and surveyed the chemistry lab it was hard for them to tell if it was arson at all. Some of the materials were so outdated that there could have been a lot of different explanations for what went on there.
Boden, meanwhile, was desperate to have arson declared as the reason for the fire. He had a pretty good reason for it: More protection for the school and for Donna. He was protective and as a result of that, he is not thinking altogether clearly. Eventually Casey and Severide were able to find a kid with a possible connection to the fire in Rashidi, but he was not altogether cooperative in the end. Eventually Dawson and Brett were later called to the scene of an accident, one where Rashidi was clearly beat up. He didn’t want to offer up the truth on who started the fire, but Kelly was able to find the student anyway … while confronting him in the hallway about it.
Here’s your twist: This kid may have been a jerk, but he didn’t seem to actually be responsible for what happened. It was a chemical fire. It was also all seemingly an accident. Rashidi is a lifeguard, and it was pool chlorine which caused everything to be set ablaze.
Back to the firefighter muster
At the end of the episode we finally saw Cruz crack when he made it clear that he couldn’t keep doing Mouch’s orders as a result of guilt over what happened last season. This could’ve been a tense situation, but it was made fun again by Brett taking on the pole-hang and Boden taking part in the tug-of-war at the end.
What’s happening with Hope?
She’s still enjoying big-city life, while also doing what she can to win over Severide with near-constant flirting. This, in turn, is irritating Stella to no end. Her role was small this week, but we have to think it’s going to lead to so many more great ones in the future.
The firefighter muster was a nice little diversion from some of the more serious stuff in the episode. We don’t want to say the school fire story was nice, but it was somewhat refreshing to see that this wasn’t some nefarious criminal operation.
Overall, this was a really funny and deeply enjoyable Chicago Fire. Here’s to coming back next week!
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