‘Chicago Fire’ season 3, episode 5 review: Can Dawson hold her own?

Chicago Fire -In some ways, it was a victory to see Dawson promoted to her new position on “Chicago Fire,” but at the same time, tonight’s episode proved once again that there are many consequences that come with diving so quickly into something.

It took Herrmann at the end of the episode to the allow the character to see both some of her mistakes, and the difficult position that she has also put herself in right now due to choosing a rather unorthodox way to get a new position in the Firehouse.

This episode was almost better viewed as a collection of stories than a cohesive unit, given that not everything ultimately flowed together very well. Still, one of the biggest shockers came when Casey made a bold move to protect his sister from who he felt was her destructive husband, and this ultimately set the stage for what will be a showdown next week.

Then, there’s the whole mess at Molly’s. We feel like there is probably a contingent out there who really could care less about this whole food truck business, but we actually rather like it. In a way, we view this as an almost-welcome reprieve from the world of fires and near-death experiences, and it adds more of a humorous side to the show that we really do not have in many other avenues.

Now, if only we could have a story that really involved more of the characters as a whole, we’d be in good shape. Photo. B-.

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