‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘Regarding This Wedding’ And A House Under Fire

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘Regarding This Wedding’ And A House Under Fire
Photo from the episode “Regarding This Wedding”. NBC Official Website/Chicago Fire

“Chicago Fire” Season 4 Episode  5 “Regarding this Wedding” aired last Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM on NBC. In this episode, the entire Firehouse 51, especially Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund), Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), was suddenly scrutinized by Chief Ray Riddle (Fredric Lehne), who currently is on the shortlist to become the next Fire Commissioner. Meanwhile, Captain Dallas Patterson (Brian White) struggled with whether he would stay loyal to Boden or to his own political ambitions, after the house gets criticized for opening their doors as a venue for a wedding. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) reaching out and confiding in Chaplain Orlovsky (Gordon Clapp), especially with everything that she had recently gone through. However, she was cleared for duty by her doctors and decided to return back to Truck 81.


However, this didn’t sit well with Chief Ray Riddle (Fredric Lehne), who, due to his political aspirations to become the next Fire Commissioner, began to scrutinize everything that Gabby, Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) and Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) did.

However, despite being placed on modified duty, Gabby decided to just grin and bear it, and was willing to meet with Chief Riddle that afternoon.

The entire house was then called to a house fire, where they rescued a woman who was supposed to have her wedding that day, along with her maid of honor, pastor, and her groom to be, who decided to play the hero and went back into the burning house to save her.

Afterwards, he was rushed to Chicago Med, where Dr. April Sexton (Yaya Da Costa) and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) took care of him, and kept him overnight for observation.

This also marked Firefighter Candidate Jimmy Borelli’s (Steven R. McQueen) first fire.

Gabby and Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) then tried to get Boden to agree to host the wedding in the firehouse, as the couple would have to reschedule the wedding as they had just lost everything to the fire, but he refused as they were being closely watched.

Gabby then had her meeting with Riddle, where he came at her, and advised her to take an additional leave, which she refused.

Upset, she told others what had just happened, and because of this, Boden decided to host the wedding in the firehouse, much to the delight of the entire house, and to the annoyance of Riddle, who caught them fixing flower arrangements when he swung by the house later that afternoon for Severide’s assessment.


In Boden’s office, Severide happily told Riddle that he had passed his leadership seminar with flying colors, but disagreed with Riddle’s opinion on not hosting the wedding at the firehouse, and told him exactly so.

Because of this, Riddle refused to give him back his lieutenantship, and warned Captain Dallas Patterson (Brian White) to keep his nose clean as he might be able to become Battalion Chief sooner that he thought.

Not everyone in the firehouse was happy and ecstatic about the wedding, as it turned out that due to her experiences with her own family, Paramedic Jessica “Chili” Chilton (Dora Madison) wasn’t a big fan of them.

Later on, Sylvie and Chili answered a pretty strange call; and the entire house helped out a sports team after the bleachers collapsed on them while they were doing stair drills.

Finally, the moment of the wedding arrived, and it went off without a hitch, with Orlovsky officiating, and with Sylvie and Patterson providing the music for the wedding.

However, they found it strange that a news van suddenly pulled up to do a piece on the wedding that they had just hosted.

Later, at Molly’s, after Casey and Jimmy toasted to his first fire, they discovered that Patterson had been the one who had invited the news crew, and had an exclusive interview with them regarding the wedding.

The rest of the house became annoyed that he did that, but he tried to defend himself as he had done so in order to put the house in a better light, for Riddle’s benefit. However, Boden, Patterson’s friend, also wasn’t pleased about what he had done, and made it clear that he did not like the political machinations that was going around.

Meanwhile, while Chili and Jimmy went outside and kissed, Severide told Casey that he was going to stick around, as he wasn’t going to let Patterson ruin his career at all.

Did you think that Patterson did the right thing or not? What do you think will happen next to Firehouse 51 with Riddle plaguing them? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Photo Source: NBC Official Website/Chicago Fire

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.