Chicago Fire (S05E18): “Take A Knee”

“Take A Knee” presented a handful of interesting storylines, but a few fell short. “Take A Knee” packed so much into an hour, it was wonderful to watch but also felt much longer than an hour. Herrmann and his son’s decision to not stand for the pledge of allegiance at school posed a difficult teaching moment for…

Chicago Fire (S05E17): “Babies and Fools”

hat”Babies and Fools” focused much more on the characters rather than accidents and fires. Dawson takes it upon herself to discover the mysteries behind her first call of the day, in which a baby was found in a storm sewer. This investigation puts her life at risk when the suspect fakes an emergency and throws…

Chicago Fire (S05E16): “Telling Her Goodbye”

Because I did not see any commercials for Chicago Fire‘s episode last night, I was totally not expecting the slightly out of character episode that was “Telling Her Goodbye.” Firehouse 51 is taken hostage by a group of “thugs,” one of whom is shot. As the episode unfolds, many complications and side plots arise. Kidd and…

Chicago Fire (S05E15): “Deathtrap”

Chicago Fire kicked off last night’s #OneChicago television event with a bang-literally. The very first scene felt more like a movie than a regular episode, which only made me more excited for the following three hours of TV. As rescue scenes go, this episode was very intense, especially when a Chicago PD Intelligence team member’s…

Chicago Fire (S05E14): “Purgatory”

I loved this episode of Chicago Fire. Sending Firehouse 51 across the city to a plethora of different jobs and firehouses gave both the characters and viewers a strong reminder about why we love 51. The majority of the episode focused on the characters’ development in their new work environments, rather than the actually emergencies….

Chicago Fire (S05E13): “Trading in Scuttlebutt”

“Trading in Scuttlebutt” was a transformative episode for Chicago Fire – so much so that all of the characters are now displaced among different firehouses and jobs across the city. I am so curious to see how this will play out in the next episodes. Chief’s job is clearly up in the air, for some…

Chicago Fire (S05E12): “An Agent of the Machine”

Review: “An Agent of the Machine” was a surprisingly suspenseful episode of Chicago Fire. I’m not exactly sure if I liked this episode or not. It was certainly attention grabbing, but some points seemed too been-there-done-that. I completely understand the desire to bring trouble into Antonio and Brett’s relationship, but it’s sad to see it end…

Chicago Fire (S05E11): “Who Lives and Who Dies”

This episode of Chicago Fire was very interesting, and slightly different than past episodes. It makes total sense that Dawson and Casey had big parts in the main plot lines of “Who Lives and Who Dies” because they are in grief. It was interesting to see their different reactions to loosing Louie. Casey’s was certainly drawn…

Chicago Fire (S05E10): “The People We Meet”

This episode was so powerful. I feel in love with the strength of these characters, and the final few scenes had me in tears. I have mixed feelings about the choice to have Louie’s dad first agree to sign his rights away and then decide he wants custody. This is an overplayed plot. I understand it…

Chicago Fire (S05E08): “One Hundred”

Review: Last night’s episode was a milestone for Chicago Fire. “One Hundred” presents heartwarming plot lines for beloved characters alongside dramatic fire rescues. The anniversary of Molly’s is a fun, light hearted story for Chicago fans. It also gives the writers a perfect way to thank viewers. But what was so interesting with this storyline was…

Chicago Fire (S05E07): “Lift Each Other”

Review: I especially like that the episode was titled “Lift Each Other” because when Casey said that at the end, it really summoned up the entire hour of television we had all just watched. These characters are always looking out for one another – whether for newcomer James or between partners such as Dawson and Brett….

Chicago Fire (S05E06): “That Day”

Review: “That Day” was a powerful episode with many different subplots. These subplots were successful, but left some holes in the storytelling. Dawson’s accident presents a unique obstacle for her and the fire house. We very rarely see this side of things, so it was interesting to see. I liked seeing her come to terms…