Tonight, Chicago Fire season 7 episode 6 brought us a story with a number of different stories — some happy and some sad.
Yet, at the forefront of them were some personal revelations. Let’s start things off here with Casey, given that reporter Naomi was getting closer and closer to him. She even asked him out for dinner, and at the end of it, she tried her best to kiss him! Yet, Casey said at that point that he and Dawson were separating / divorcing, but he wasn’t entirely sure what at the moment. Clearly, everything is still very much up in the air here. Consider it a work in progress, to say the least.
As if that news was sad for many of you out there, things went from bad to worse tonight for Kelly Severide as it was revealed that his father Benny died of a stroke before he could get to the hospital and see him. Just one week ago, Kelly was trying to convince his dad to come to the aid of Boden. Now, Dr. Bekker had to rely to him the super-sad news when it comes to his father’s passing. This tore him up; he and Kelly didn’t exactly have the best relationship, but we know that this is still devastating for him to hear. Boden relayed the news of Benny’s passing to everyone at 51, and Stella turned up to the hospital in order to be there for him. (Treat Williams was never a regular on the show, but he still had a number of appearances over the years.)
In the midst of the devastating news tonight, almost everything else that we saw tonight faded away. That includes some of the funnier storylines of the night, including Cruz trying to teach everyone in order to speak Spanish by getting them to watch Spanish soap operas. We also met a new chaplain tonight played by Teddy Sears, and we do think that she could end up being a new love interest for Brett down the line.
Oh, there is also this — the presumed end of the road for Gorsch, who is leaving Firehouse 51. We hated Gorsch, but this was kind of the point. He was a jerk and it’s fine that he’s gone. We knew it would happen eventually.
Overall, tonight’s episode was in part about Halloween; yet, it was also about so much more. This is one of the more powerful episodes that we’ve seen for quite some time and it’s certainly one that will stick with Severide for the rest of his life. We are a little surprised that so much was crammed into an episode on Halloween night, but it certainly was all captivating from start to finish.
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