‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘Sharp Elbows’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘Sharp Elbows’
Photo from the episode “Sharp Elbows”. NBC Official Website/Chicago Fire

“Chicago Fire” Season 4 Episode 7 “Sharp Elbows” aired last Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at10:00 PM on NBC. In this episode, Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), with the support of his firehouse, continued the fight for the truth, after a female neighbour accused him of assaulting her. This led Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) to believe that Chief Ray Riddle (Fredric Lehne) was behind it all. Meanwhile, Benny Severide (Treat Williams) tried to help his son by digging up some dirt on Captain Dallas Patterson (Brian White); Otis (Yuri Sardarov) tried his luck with a lady friend; and Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) continued to try to help his brother’s friend get out of a gang. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode picked up from where it left off, with Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) being questioned by Detective Wheeler (Tom Amandes) about the alleged assault he had done against Serena Holmes (Ilfenesh Hadera). Because of this, he was late, for the first time ever, for a shift.

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Meanwhile, Benny Severide (Treat Williams), who was in town for the annual charity gala, tried to help his son out by getting his hands on some documents pertaining to Captain Dallas Patterson’s (Brian White) not so savory past.

Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) was then troubled with what to do with it, and asked advice from Lieutenant Matthew “Matt” Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund), who was beginning to think that the entire thing was a conspiracy set up by Patterson and Chief Ray Riddle (Fredric Lehne), and discovered that Casey would support whatever he decided to do with it.

After their first call of the day, Boden called Casey, Mouch (Christian Stolte) and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) into his office to tell them about the situation. They then offered him their support, and Herrmann gave him the number of a lawyer who was friends with his wife.

Meanwhile, Otis (Yuri Sardarov) asked permission from Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) to ask Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) out to the gala, and got a little scared after Joe reacted angrily. However, it turned out that Joe was reacting to the fact that Freddie Clemente (Ralph Rodriguez), the kid he was trying to help, had come to the firehouse wearing a gun. He then tried to confront him about it later that night, but Freddie refused.

The next day, Freddie pleaded for Joe’s help to get him out of the gang he was in, and explained that he had acted badly due to the fact that one of his fellow gang members had seen him leave the firehouse.


Boden’s worries, however, didn’t stop, as Wheeler brought him in again after Boden tried to gain access to the security camera footage at Serena’s house.

He then discovered that Serena had set him up, and was about to react badly when Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) showed up and decided to sit in during the interrogation. Afterwards, Voight told Boden that if ever he needed Voight to take care of things, all he needed to do was call.

While he was at the station, Casey called a meeting, in which the tension against Patterson rose sky high after Gabby began questioning Patterson’s loyalties. The house then got another call, in which they saved a man after a live wire cable knocked him unconscious, and in which Cruz, Capp (Randy Flagler) and Sylvie served as an anchor for Severide, who rappelled down a wall in order to save the man dangling on the cable on the side wall.

Afterwards, Sylvie decided to go with Otis to the gala, and Severide decided to give the envelope with Patterson’s past in it to him.

At the firehouse, Gabby told Boden her theory, which led him to crash the gala, even if he was told not to attend, and almost went at Riddle, if it weren’t for Casey, who brought him to another table, where the rest of the firehouse joined them.

Later, at Molly’s, Patterson thanked Severide and asked him what he wanted in return for keeping quiet. However, Severide told him that he was just trying to show him that not everyone was out to get him.

What did you think of the Otis and Sylvie pairing? What do you think will Patterson do next?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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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.