Chicago Fire Recap: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Chicago Fire Recap: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional

“Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 18 “Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional” aired last Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode,  Firefighter Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) got emotionally invested after he learned that the father of the baby that he had pulled out from a fire had been negligent and had caused the fire. Lieutenant Kelley Severide (Taylor Kinney) reconnected with Doctor April Saxton (Yaya Da Costa) and her parents. Firefighter Joe Cruz’s (Joe Minoso) and Paramedic Sylvie Brett’s (Kara Kilmer) relationship took a different turn. Meanwhile, Paramedic Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) received some surprising news from his late grandfather, and from his doctor. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Firefighter Scott Rice (Warren Christie), Dr. April Saxton (Yaya Da Costa) and Lieutenant Kelley Severide (Taylor Kinney) met up at the diner they used to hang out in for breakfast, and remembered their high school years together. April then mentioned that Severide should come over some time to visit her parents.


Meanwhile, Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) told Firefighter Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) that she was planning on breaking up with Firefighter Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso). She spent the rest of her shifts avoiding him. He also noticed this change, which made him worried. Sylvie wasn’t warm and didn’t really reply to him properly when he talked to her.

Before they got their first call of the day, Paramedic Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) was visited by his sister, Elise (Alexandra Metz), who had just returned from volunteer work in Africa. She told her to be the one to visit the lawyers of their grandfather who had just passed away regarding what was written in his will.

The entire team was sent to a house on fire, wherein the father, Ed Slater, told them that his baby boy, Alec, was still upstairs. Firefighter Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) then ignored Chief Wallace Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) orders to pull out. Ge heard the baby crying and decided to save him. Later, Lieutenant Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) decided not to report the fact that Herrmann had disobeyed orders as he had saved the baby, who was currently at Chicago Med for treatment.

However, things became a little bit more complicated and personal after Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) and Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) told them that an email with a video. It showed Ed smoking crack and blowing the smoke in the baby’s face, gave them reason to believe that the fire had been arson.

Because of this, since Herrmann grew up in that neighborhood, Casey agreed that they check around the neighborhood. However, despite the fact that Herrmann learned from an old friend of a place where Ed might be every noon, hid this from Casey.

They there then called to help out in an accident where a man was stuck in a crashed car, and his girlfriend had been pinned between the car and a column. In order to free her, as her leg was tangled up in the wreckage, Gabby had to under the car to help pry some parts lose. She  was yanked out just in time as the ruptured fuel line caused a small fire that was immediately pulled out. However, during the entire ordeal, Casey noticed that Herrmann wasn’t himself due to the fire that morning.

The next day, Cruz, who was worried about his relationship with Sylvie, decided to take her out to a fancy restaurant that he didn’t really like. Otis (Yuri Sardarov) then made him realize that as great as Sylvie was, that any girl who made him feel uncomfortable wasn’t worth it. Meanwhile, Kelley and April reconnected at a park, and he apologized for his behavior towards her during their senior year. He then admitted that that summer that he had spent in her house during the time when his family was undergoing problems was the best thing that happened to him, and that he had avoided her then as he had been ashamed of what his father had done.

Meanwhile, Herrmann confronted a very high Ed, and punched him in the face several times. He was topped by Casey, who notified Burgess and Roman that they had him. After putting him in holding, they told them that Ed would be charged with arson as his crack pipe had started the fire. Casey then told him that he wasn’t going to say anything to Boden about this.

Later that night, Sylvie got the shock of her life because instead of her dumping Cruz, Cruz dumped her. The next day, she gave Otis back the Dune novel that he had lent Cruz. Because he learned that Sylvie liked Dune as well, for a moment, he thought that he had feelings for his best friend’s ex-girlfriend.


Later that day, Elise told Peter that their grandfather had left them a restaurant in North Carolina, which she and their mother were considering of opening, and hoped that Peter would join them, but he refused to do so.

Boden then took Herrmann to the hospital as baby Alec was currently in surgery due to a blood clot. Casey then asked Chaplain Orlovsky (Gordon Clapp) to accompany Herrmann before they joined April and the rest of the house as they waited for any news. However, they were informed that Alec didn’t survive the surgery and died on the table.

At the same moment, Peter learned that he was cleared to rejoin the Rescue Squad, and later that day, Herrmann and his family attended the Chaplain’s service.

And that was all for the recap of “Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 18 “Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional”. 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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