Chicago Fire Recap: I Am The Apocalypse

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Chicago Fire Recap: I Am The Apocalypse

Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 19 “I Am The Apocalypse” aired last Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the members of Firehouse 51 get trapped inside the ChicagoMed Emergency room. It was after they  responded to an ammonia leak at a nearby building. It was because a young man carrying a deadly disease and a hand grenade exploded. This caused Firehouse 51, the ChicagoMed staff and the Chicago Police Department to work hand in hand in order to restore order and to figure out if they were contagious or not, and to safeguard the entire place. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with the entire Firehouse 51 responding to a nitrous ammonia leak in a building. Because there were around more than thirty victims, Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Lieutenant Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) suggested that they help out by helping deliver and offload the patients into ChicagoMed’s Emergency Room.


Meanwhile, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) informed his brother, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), that he was going to go back to New York, even though it was his first day at ChicagoMed. There, he met Dr. Hannah Tramble (Laurie Holden), who fixed the break room’s refrigerator. He tried to talk to Dr. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), who had to run off to an important meeting.

As the firefighters and the paramedics brought patients into the emergency room, Dr. April Sexton (Yaya Da Costa) tried to explain how they were going to segregate the patients, but was interrupted by a terrorist named Alim who stood on a chair and before he unpinned the hand grenade, told them that he had something that was worse than the Ebola virus. Severide then pushed Alim out of the way, who then caused the entire Emergency Room.

As soon as Will recovered, he told Casey to make sure that no one gets out, as everyone might be contagious. Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) then ordered those who were running out to go back inside, and confronted a man who was becoming a little bit aggressive. He was later calmed down by Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt), the head of the psychiatry department at the hospital. Meanwhile, Jay and Officer Adam Ruzek (John Patrick Flueger) stayed on scene to help coordinate with the FBI and the other task forces that were being sent over.

Will then tagged Severide, who was in pretty bad shape, as a “black tag”, but paramedic Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) wouldn’t hear of it. As he and paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) brought him into a trauma bay, Will opened the door for Hannah so that she could operate on Severide, whom they had to stabilize quickly as he was starting to see visions of Leslie Shay (Lauren German).

In the main lobby, Firefighter Candidate Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) helped keep a man named Jim calm. Will and April sawed off the bomber’s rib which had gotten lodged in Jim’s chest. She stayed by his side the entire time to keep him calm. Afterward, Diane Clayman, the infectious disease expert, came in wearing a hazmat suit, and began to investigate what the man had been carrying.

Casey then told Boden that they needed more fire extinguishers. There was an electrical fire spreading in the electrical system in the ceiling. Boden then sent in Scott Rice (Warren Christie) and Firefighter Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso), and together, they managed to beat the fire. However, Rice and Cruz were also now probably infected as well.

Outside, Jay and Ruzek talked to Alim’s parents. He told them that Alim had injected himself with an infectious disease that he had been working with for work. They then sent Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) to figure out what virus he had been working with.

Inside, Gabby managed to warn Casey just in time. The disgruntled man that Dr. Charles had calmed down swung at him after Casey told him to calm down. April then sedated him so that he wouldn’t be the cause of any more trouble.

Inside the trauma bay, everyone looked on, including April. Hannah, Peter and Sylvie worked together to remove shrapnel from Severide’s chest. It became particularly risky as Hannah had to move one of his lungs a little to get a hard to get shrapnel. He then became stable, but before that, he kept on seeing visions of Shay.


After drawing blood from Firefighter Christopher Hermann (David Eigeneberg) as a sample, as Antonio had found out what strain they were up against, he told them that they weren’t contagious, as the virus hadn’t had enough time to incubate.

At Molly’s, Boden praised the ChicagoMed team, and Gabby and Casey ended up sleeping together.

At the hospital, Severide told April that he didn’t remember anything, but it was a lie as he remembered seeing Shay while he was being operated on.

And that was all for the recap of “Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 19 “I Am The Apocalypse”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Chicago Fire” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Chicago Fire” every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.

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