Chicago Fire Recap: Let Him Die
“Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 11 “Let Him Die” aired last Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, Firehouse 51, along with Chicago Police Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Sofer), worked together in order to look for Paramedics Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) and Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett), as they had gone missing. While they searched, they also waited on news regarding Chief Wallace Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) baby, Terrence, who had run into some complications after birth. While this happened, Peter and Sylvie had a difficult choice to make as they had to give medical attention to one of their kidnappers. Later on, Sylvie reached out to an acquaintance for some help to get justice afterwards. Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) took a drastic step and Lieutenant Matthew “Matt” Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) relationship. In the end, the team discovered evidence at a storage unit that they saved that may have to do with Leslie Shay’s (Lauren German) death. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode picked up from where it left off in the previous episode. Lieutenant Matthew “Matt” Casey (Jesse Spencer) and the rest of the truck, in an attempt to locate Paramedics Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) and Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett), who had been missing since that morning when they responded to an emergency call, discovered that their ambulance had been left open, with no sign of the two of them. As the situation was out of their depth, Casey decided to call in Chicago Police Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Sofer). He then told them that they would start “pinging” their cell phones and that the entire thing could have been set up by Anthony Lullo (James Russo), a mob boss whose son had died in transit in Peter and Sylvie’s ambulance after they responded to him.
The scene then shifted to six hours earlier, when Peter and Sylvie had responded to the emergency call that had dispatched them to that area. Just as they were about to get an injured man inside the ambulance, a black town car drove up to them and forced them into the car. They were ziptied, and Sylvie’s phone was thrown out of the window. Peter, in an act of bravery, told Sylve to brace herself as he knocked the man at the backseat with him unconscious. He then strangled the driver so that he would become unconscious, but in the process, they ended up running into an abandoned lot, where the car hit a board plank, causing the windshield glass to shatter.
Six hours later, back at Firehouse 51, Casey was informed by Halstead that they had found security footage of the black town car used, but nothing much yet. He informed Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), who had just come back from the hospital after helping Donna Boden (Melissa Ponzio) give birth to little Terrence Boden, that there was nothing concrete yet on Peter and Sylvie. Casey also informed him that Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) was with Halstead as he had refused to come back without Sylvie, and Severide informed them that Terrence was in trouble as he was not absorbing oxygen. Because of this, Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) decided to call up Chief Wallace Boden (Eammonn Walker). Before he did so, Casey warned not to let Boden know about Sylvie and Peter yet. Herrmann did not tell Boden about the situation at the firehouse and told him that he would send over his wife, Cindy, to help them out.
Afterwards, Casey decided to call up Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) to inform her of the situation at the firehouse, despite the fact that she had gone back to their apartment after their fight at the firehouse. Because of this, Gabby was prompted into action and left the apartment.
As Halstead and Cruz went around the neighborhood, they noticed that the boards to an abandoned lot had been rammed into. After a closer inspection, they discovered the smashed up black town car that had taken Sylvie and Peter. However, Cruz started to panic after seeing that the car was empty.
Meanwhile, at an abandoned warehouse, Sylvie and Peter raced against time to help save the driver, who was suffering from internal bleeding in his neck. As they refused to go to the hospital, Peter stuck a deal with Vic, the driver, that they would let them go if they saved him. After considering it for a while, they agreed.
At the abandoned lot, the entire Truck 81, and Gabby came to help search for Sylvie and Peter. As soon as she got there, Casey informed Gabby that not only were Sylvie and Peter missing, but that Donna had gone into labor, and Boden’s baby was in a critical condition. As Sylvie and Peter were not inside the car, Halstead ordered everyone to search the entire area.
Back at the warehouse, Vic passed out from the pain after Peter sliced his neck open so that he could clamp off the bleeding. Sylvie then told Peter to clamp the bleeding at a certain critical area, which would cause him much damage and kill him and wrote with blood on the table “let him die.” Peter then just stared at her, incredulously.
At the hospital, Herrmann, Cindy, Donna and Boden were informed by the doctor that they had put Terrence on a machine that would do the breathing for him. Afterwards, Herrmann finally told Boden about the situation at the firehouse.
Near the abandoned lot, Gabby found some alcohol preparation packs that Sylvie usually kept in her pocket. She then followed the trail of packets to a building, with a locked door. While they waited for Severide to open it, Halstead heard Sylvie’s voice coming from inside.
Back at the warehouse, Peter shook his head slightly at Sylvie and handed her clamp. As she did nothing, he clamped the right area in order for the bleeding to stop. Before Vic’s partner came nearer, Peter surreptitiously slipped the blade of the cutter they had been using as a knife inside Sylvie’s sleeve. Vic’s partner then ziptied Sylvie, who broke free after cutting through it with the blade and took Vic’s gun. She then told him to release Peter, whom he had at gunpoint. When he refused to do so, Peter fought with him in order to disarm him. Vic’s partner then ran after them and cornered them at inside the room they had escaped too. However, before he could do anything else, Halstead entered the building and arrested him.
Afterwards, the entire Truck 81 went to the hospital. While waiting for Boden, Gabby told Casey that she believed that he had not slept with the woman who had brought back his phone, which he had charged and promised that they would talk soon. They then learned that Terrence was still on the machine, and Boden learned that Peter and Sylvie were at the Police Department. In order to take his find off of things, Gabby told him how she had discovered where they were.
At the police station, Halstead interrogated Anthony Lullo (James Russo), to no avail, much to Sylvie’s annoyance. Despite Cruz’s disapproval, because Sylvie knew that she would never be able to get justice without resulting to other options, she called up Gus, the shady man that she had saved during the helicopter crash. Later on, Gus agreed to see what he could do in order to help Sylvie out, especially after she learned that the driver that Peter had saved, Vic, refused to talk to the police or to Peter.
Back at the hospital, Herrmann overheard Boden talking to his father. He then deduced that Boden had not told his father about what was really going on.
At Casey’s and Gabby’s apartment, she told him that she was moving out. She told him that the fight that they had had at the firehouse was the very thing that they swore would never happen — they had let their relationship get in the way of work, and they had let work get in the way of their relationship. She then told him that she was leaving because she felt that that’s the only way they could figure things out, if they had some space from each other.
At Molly’s, Sylvie informed Peter that Vic had agreed to talk to him the next morning and informed Joe, whom she was dating, that it seemed that Casey and Gabby’s break up seemed permanent as she had just offered to let Gabby move in with her at her new apartment. Behind the counter, Gabby tried to rationalize what she had done, but Herrmann told her that she sounded like she was trying to convince herself that she had done the right thing. At the apartment, Severide, who found out what had happened advised Casey to fight for Gabby and asked if this was fair for him.
Back at the hospital, Donna and Boden became more optimistic after learning that the doctors were weaning Terrence off of the machine but were still worried as the doctors still wanted to monitor him for any brain damage that might have occurred.
The next morning, Peter tried to get Vic to talk, but Vic still refused to talk as he knew that even if he did say anything, Lullo still had reach, even if he was locked up in prison.
Back at the firehouse, Connie handed Sylvie Peter’s gift, which she had forgotten inside the ambulance. After she opened it, she smiled, as it was a dashboard hula dancing shark. Peter then confronted her as Sylvie had refused to look him in the eye since the incident. She revealed that she felt that he thought that she was horrible as she had been willing to let a man die, something that should never have been thought of by a first responder. However, Peter reminded her that he had given her the chance to do so, but that she hadn’t taken it. Their conversation was then interrupted as they received a call.
The entire firehouse went to the scene of a storage unit fire which was located at the second floor of a building. After locating the heat source, Severide sawed the unit door open a little bit and doused the rags drenched in vegetable oil with the fire extinguisher, which effectively put out the fire. Afterwards, Gabby remarked that things were much simpler now, after Casey congratulated her on her work as a candidate.
Meanwhile, at the ambulance, Halstead called up Peter and told him that Vic had talked and that they were currently arresting Lullo. Sylvie refused to tell him how she had gotten Vic to agree to talk and told her that he had done the rest.
At the hospital, the doctors returned Terrence to Boden and Donna safe and sound, and Boden was even more surprised when his father, whom he had told not to fly out to Chicago, came and held his grandson in his arms.
Meanwhile, Severide, Casey and Gabby discovered that the storage unit that had caused the fire looked like an arsonists stockpile. They were even more surprised when they found a newspaper clipping of the warehouse fire that they had been in on one of the tables. The fire that had killed one of their own — Paramedic Leslie Shay (Lauren German).
And that was all for the recap on “Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 11 “Let Him Die.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Chicago Fire” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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