If you have watched “Chicago Fire” since the beginning, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid potential tears during tonight’s episode “Three Bells.” While we were seeing the case surrounding Leslie Shay’s death come closer to an end, the arrival of her sister was also causing everyone in the firehouse to look back.
That photo attached to this article was part of the coronation of a ambulance that was named in her honor. Dawson and Boden each said their piece, told an anecdote about Shay’s first day, and made it clear just how much they miss her. Even though she is gone, her spirit lives on. Unfortunately, though, that does not mean that justice has been served yet.
Throughout the entirety of this episode, we saw the fire department do everything in their power to work along with the police in order to find the arsonist responsible, and within the final fifteen minutes, it appeared as though they had found their man.
What was the problem? Insufficient evidence for now, and no way to really prove anything. It is the same thing that got this said arsonist off many times before, and this show did a very good job of painting the difficult duty officers have in trying to tie an arsonist to a specific crime. It is different than a murder, or any other crime where there is not something there to burn away most of the concrete proof.
So for now, the case remains open … but a phone call at the end may change it. Intelligence will be lending a helping hand, and as we move forward to tomorrow, we may learn a thing or two about if this man will be put in handcuffs. For Shay’s sake, we hope so; for now, we praise “Chicago Fire” for a difficult but strong hour of TV. Grade: A-.
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