‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘A Taste of Panama City’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: ‘A Taste of Panama City’
Photo from the episode “Taste of Panama City”. NBC Official Website/Chicago Fire

“Chicago Fire” Season 4 Episode  “A Taste of Panama City” aired last Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10:00 PM on NBC. In this episode, after word got out that the newly reunited Lieutenant Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Firefighter Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) were having a baby, she completed her transfer to the arson unit where she began to investigate the fire that had happened at the crackhouse, especially as Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) was coming under fire from Internal Affairs because of it. Her investigation then made Casey realize as to what Katya (Izabella Miko) notebook might be hidden, as he raced against time to beat Jack Nesbitt (Eric Mabius). Meanwhile, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) had a hard time adjusting to Captain Dallas Patterson’s (Brian White) command, the Molly’s crew tried to be hospitable to the new neighbors, and Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) began to form an attachment to the baby that she and her partner had saved. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) removing the bugles that represented that he was a lieutenant, and with Lieutenant Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) announcing to Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) and the rest of the firehouse that Gabby was pregnant, and because of this, she was shifting to the Arson Unit, where she was also welcomed warmly.


However, she felt a little bit uneasy as word about her pregnancy had already spread around.

Meanwhile, a brief appearance from Jack Nesbitt (Eric Mabius) made Casey uneasy, which caused him to go over to the Chicago Police Department to complain that Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) wasn’t really doing anything to help find Katya’s (Izabella Miko) notebook.

They then got a call in which an armoured truck had swerved almost off the railings in an attempt to get out of the way of a car, whose driver they later discovered had been trying to rob the truck.

In the process in getting the driver and his companion out, Casey began to slip and almost fell if it weren’t for Boden, who later on, along with the other firefighters, fended off would be robbers who were waiting for them to unload the contents of the truck-gold bars.

Meanwhile, Gabby realized that one of her colleagues was investigating the crackhouse fire that Firehouse 51 was being blamed of being too slow to respond to, and upon doing a walk through with her new colleague, realized that someone had torched the place from both sides, as the wall underneath the sheet rock had been thoroughly burned.

Back at the arson unit, she was told by Commander Duffy that arsons are extremely hard to prove, but told her not to give up looking into it.

Later on, Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) and Paramedic in Charge Jessica “Chili” Chilton (Dora Madison) were called to the beach, where a man had collapsed, with his frantic fiancée trying to revive him. Sylvie and Chili then began to work on him, only to have the fiancée interfere, which caused her to get knocked unconscious after she continued touching her fiancés body even though Sylvie had yelled out the all clear to shock him again. Thankfully, they managed to revive both of them, and brought them to the hospital where Sylvie looked wistfully at Baby Morales, who still hadn’t been picked up.

At the firehouse, Casey and Severide were questioned by Internal Affairs regarding the crackhouse incident, which caused Severide to look for the only witness who could speak up so that Boden wouldn’t lose his job- the old man that they had saved.


However, he refused to speak up, and this caused Patterson to get annoyed at Severide as he had gotten surprised and would have preferred a heads up.

Later that night, Gabby’s investigation made Casey realize that Katya might have hidden the notebook in between the walls of the strip club, which she did. However, he had been followed by Nesbitt, who held him at gunpoint while he got the notebook from him. Thankfully, Voight and the FBI came right in the nick of time, as the FBI collared Nesbitt, and took the notebook with them.

Meanwhile, Firefighter Christopher Herrmann  (David Eigenberg) tried to be nice to his new neighbors by giving them some pie, which the wife refused. This led to her insulting his family, causing Herrmann to decide to start some noise warfare with them by singing karaoke as loud as he could.

What did you think about Gabby’s transfer to arson? What do you think will happen next to Severide and Boden? 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.