We have known for a while that Taylor Kinney has taken a break from her role in Chicago Fire. The episode that airs on March 1 will tell us how Lieutenant Kelly Severide’s absence will be dealt with on the show.
At the end of the last episode, he and his wife, Lieutenant Stella Kidd, played by Miranda Rae Mayo, went to Molly’s. “Hello, I just got your letter about Van Meter. Thank you for reaching out. She asked him, “What’s going on?” and he showed her his phone as an answer. “Wow. ” What do you have planned? “she asked something. “What do you have planned?” He didn’t answer. So, what’s going on with Van Meter, who is played by Tim Hopper? Is there something to do with OFI?
As it turns out, yes. Early on in “Damage Control,” when Van Meter stops by 51, he tells Boden (Eamonn Walker) that he took his squad lieutenant out of service because a spot opened up in the best arson investigation programme. Van Meter puts his mind at ease by telling him, “It doesn’t mean he’s thinking about moving to OFI.” And even though 51 will be busy for a while, the department as a whole will benefit from the knowledge he brings back. Boden knows this, which is why he’s going along with the plan.
Kara Killmer, who plays paramedic Sylvie Brett, says that she feels sorry for Kidd because she knows that “far distance is never joy.” After all, it was because of this that Brett and Casey (Jesse Spencer) broke up. We do see Kidd alone in the apartment before he goes to work, when the place is otherwise empty.
Later, Seager, who is played by Andy Allo, comes to visit 51, and Kidd tells her that Seager is currently stationed in Alabama. She thinks that Seager is looking for Severide because he is an OFI lieutenant. Seager knows this, which is why he says, “Lucky bastard.” She is actually there to talk to Kidd about a fire in a stable that Unit 51 responded to. The stable manager, who stayed inside to save all the horses, died from his injuries. Animal rights activists might use this as an excuse to get rid of the mounted patrol officer programme, since the stable was used to house horses that didn’t have a place to stay at the mounted patrol officer boarding facility.
When Seager and Kidd go to the stable, they find what looks like a space heater part. But Carver (Jake Lockett), who recognises the object as an immersion heater (a device that keeps water from freezing), offers to help the OFI lieutenant with her investigation. In the next scene, the two are seen waking up together in his bed, which shows that sparks do fly. The fire was started by the manager’s nephew, who didn’t realise he’d put hay on top of the heater by accident and was therefore responsible for the fire.
Blake Gallo, a firefighter who is played by Alberto Rosende, is briefly knocked out during the fire in the stable, but he wakes up without a scratch. Hanako Greensmith plays Violet Mikami, a paramedic who cares about her patient and wants her coworker to get him antibiotic ointment with a prescription strength. Ritter (Daniel Kyri) notices that Violet is going above and beyond in her efforts to help Gallo when she puts ointment on his wound. He thinks she’s being too much. Violet makes a mistake, and Gallo tells her so when she offers to come look at his lunch suggestion afterward. He thinks that this is all about Hawkins for her, but the truth is that it is all about her for him.
While Cindy (Robyn Coffin) goes through chemo, Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) tries to keep his family together, which is just as hard as the doctor said it would be. “We’re fine,” he tells Ritter, but the kids are getting angry with each other and skipping school to help out. He finally lets himself cry after telling one of his kids over the phone that feeling sick and dizzy is normal. Ritter is the one who finds him and gives him a comforting hug.
So, when Herrmann gets back to his house, he tells the kids, “Your mom has cancer, and that stinks like hell.” And there’s no reason to pretend it’s not there. It’s fine to talk about it and even cry about it… You can’t keep it all bottled up forever. We need to figure out how to get it out.” Kenny lets everyone see him for what he really is, which is a Clown Bob Bag.
Brett also talks to Dylan (Christopher Allen) on the phone and makes plans with him. He invites her to his next hockey game. Brett and Dylan seem to be getting back to normal when Dylan gives her her hat and says he wants her to come to the next game he has. When he asks what changed, she tells him that she realised she couldn’t make anything happen the way she wanted it to, so she’s ready to go in any direction. He, too, is.