“Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 12 “Ambush Predator” aired last Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:00 p. on NBC. In this episode, Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Firefighter Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) found more unsettling evidence regarding the fire in the abandoned building that had caused the death of Leslie Shay (Lauren German). Meanwhile, Lieutenant Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) felt responsible. It was after he made a call during a car accident that involved Chaplain Orlovksy, which could have jeopardized his chances of survival. Chief Wallace Boden (Eammonn Walker) learned some heartbreaking news about his father. Paramedic Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) had a hard time controlling himself after they went away from a domestic call wherin the beaten wife refused treatment. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Detective Boden, Chief Wallace Boden’s (Eammonn Walker) father, wrapping baby Terrence Boden up nice and tight. Boden asked his father how long he was staying, but he refused to answer.
Meanwhile, at the storage unit that they had discovered, Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Firefighter Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) called in Officer Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) from Chicago PD. They did it in order to take a look at the possibility that the structure fire that Leslie Shay (Lauren German) had died in was deliberate. He then told them that he would try his best.
Back at the firehouse, Boden told them all that what they had found was indeed disturbing, but until more information came. All that they could do for the moment was to continue doing their jobs. He then called Paramedics Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) and Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) into his office.He told them that since they did not want to take time off, especially after what just happened to them. He could arrange things so that they could visit a counselor or a therapist that he knew of. Sylvie agreed to see the counselor, but Peter told him that he didn’t need it.
Outside, in the kitchen, Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) informed everyone that his “two-year suspension” was over in the Peewee Hockey League. He was back in the game as head coach of his son’s team. However, they were interrupted as they had gotten a call- a two car accident.
When they got there, they discovered that the driver of one of the cars, a lady, was pinned in the driver’s seat and could not feel her legs. However, to their surprise, Casey saw that Chaplain Orlovosky (Gordon Clapp) was in the other car and was “bleeding out.” However, despite the fact that extra minutes inside might be dangerous for him, he sent Peter in to put in a neck brace. He told them to get the woman out first as they could not separate the cars as it might paralyze her.
When they got back to the firehouse, Peter informed Casey that the Chaplain was still unconscious and that he was “touch and go.” Casey then went out, feeling responsible for what had happened to the Chaplain. After he left, Herrmann made a deal with Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Joe Curz (Joe Minoso) to help him out. He had to be accompanied by “two adults” for every Peewee Hockey function, and the draft was going to happen at seven that night at Molly’s.
Gabby then “checked in” of Casey to see if was alright, but Severide came. He asked Dawson if she was willing to go with him back to the site of the structure fire to investigate whether the explosion that caused the fire had been deliberate or not. When they got to the area where Shay had died, Gabby started to cry as she had let Shay switch places with her because she had wanted her to know that she “could do things without her” as a partner. Upstairs, Severide noticed that the burn pattern, which marked where the fire was, did not match up with where the fire of the squatter’s that was supposed to have cause it was supposed to be.
Because of this, they asked Severide’s “friend in arson” to help “pull the file” so that they could look it over together. She then gave them no guarantee but agreed to help out.
Meanwhile, Donna (Melissa Ponzio), Boden, and his father visited the station with Terrence. There, they learned that Mouch (Christian Stolte) had graduated from the academy thanks to the belief of Detective Boden in him. Donna gave her husband long pointed looks as the detective was currently driving her crazy with unsolicited advice on how to take care of Terrence.
Meanwhile, Peter and Sylvie answered a call to a house, in which a woman looked like she had been beaten up by her husband. However, she refused treatment from them. When they got back to the station, Sylvie decided to see if Peter was okay. She informed him that she had “scheduled an appointment” with the counselor that Boden had suggested that they see.
While this happened, Casey went over to the Chaplain’s house in order to look for an address book that would help point to his next of kin. He was then informed by the house’s caretaker that the Chaplain’s mother had passed away earlier that year. The Chaplain always looked for everyone, but did not have anyone who looked after him.
That night, at Molly’s, during the draft, Otis learned that Herrmann had gotten banned because the other team had won on a technicality. The referee had been distracted from calling on a foul that had happened. Herrmann then had stolen all the trophy’s from the commissioner’s car, and left on and labeled it “CHEATERS.”
Afterwards, Joe headed out to Sylvie’s and Gabby’s place. He enthusiastically gave them his father’s old Navy foot locker to serve as their coffee table. In the kitchen, as they drank beer, Gabby revealed to Sylvie that the Chaplain had helped her a lot, especially after Shay had died.
At Boden’s house, he had planned on talking to his father about the fact that he was driving Donna crazy. However, before he said anything, his father told him that he had Stage Four Cancer, and only had four months left to live, which left Boden shaken.
Later that night, Severide’s “friend in arson” gave Gabby a USB file containing pictures inside the file that they were looking for.
The next morning, Boden informed Casey and Severide that they were going to have a dedication ceremony for Shay the next week. He sked Severide if he or Gabby could “say a few words” for her. Afterwards, Severide was informed by Atwater that the storage unit was owned by a man named John Johnson, but he was hard to find as he seemed like “a ghost.” After looking at the file together, Severide and Gabby decided to go back to the abandoned building to take one last look at everything before closing the case.
Meanwhile, at Chicago Med, Peter was surprised when the woman from the domestic call the other day was wheeled in. As she looked pretty beaten up, he drove right over to their house. He threatened the husband that he would “kill” him if he ever hit her again. He also hit him several times. When they got back to the firehouse, Sylvie confronted him and told him to see the counselor that Boden had recommended that they see.
At the locker room, Casey was relieved to hear that the Chaplain had regained consciousness. Because of that, Herrmann told Casey to ask the Chaplain if he would accept the position of being the assistant coach on his team. He used to play with a current local hockey star, and had actually turned down a hockey career to become a priest. The Chaplain then informed Casey that he “accepts the challenge.”
As the team, “the Wicker Park Wolverines” had to do some teambuilding with each other before practice, Casey suggested that they paint the Chaplain’s house as nobody would be able to do it for him.
Back at the Boden household, Boden hugged his father tight, after he put baby Terrence back down in his crib as he was sleeping.
Severide and Gabby went back one last time to the abandoned building. Severide discovered that someone had rigged a cigarette to a matchbox, which would then act like a “slow burning fuse.” This meant that the explosion and fire had been caused by an arsonist, which meant that Shay had been murdered.
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