“Chicago Fire” Season 3 Episode 2 “Wow Me” aired last Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) returned to work. However, even if he was staying over at Lieutenant Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabriella Dawson’s (Monica Raymund) place, he found himself still unable to cope with the loss of his best friend, Leslie Shay (Lauren German). Meanwhile, Joe Cruz and Mouch (Christian Stolte) decided to accept a challenge from Christopher Hermman (David Eigenberg) in a bid to become the new owner’s of Molly’s 2. Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) learned some more about his family and ended up having an accident while on the job. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) moving into the apartment of Lieutenant Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund). Before work, Dawson paid a visit to Firehouse 105 — the firehouse that she would be working in after two weeks. She gave them some beer as a present. However, Lieutenant Tommy Walsh (Kenny Johnson) warned her that they had some problems with the previous candidate, as there was a hazing, and she took up arms.
Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker), who was troubled over some matter about his upcoming baby, welcomed Severide back to work and reminded him that they do have grief counseling, if ever he needed it. However, Severide told him that he was okay and did not need it.
As the rescue squad, ambulance and fire truck got ready to leave as they had a call, Severide thought that he saw Shay as he saw the new paramedic’s, Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer), blonde hair. However, as the mirror caught her reflection, he realized that it wasn’t Shay.
Out on the field, the entire team cooperated well with each other, as they tried to save a man who was trapped under the metal hitch that attached the car to the trailer, and they also successfully rescued the daughter. The perfect welcome party to Severide’s return.
Back at the firehouse, Christopher Hermman, Mouch and Joe Cruz discussed the possibility of Cruz and Mouch handling Molly’s 2. As Hermman and his wife are big fans of “The Apprentice,” he decided to give test them by giving them a challenge. They were to use Molly’s name in order to create a way to generate more money and revenue for Molly’s, which they accepted.
Squad member Newhouse (Edwin Hodge) asked Chief Boden if his daughter, Naomi, could stay at the station for a little while, as they did not have school, and promised that she would keep out of the way. When she looked at the pictures of the members of the firehouse, she asked Severide if there was a picture with her father in it. Severide pointed one out for her but fell quiet afterwards, as the picture also had Shay in it.
Meanwhile, Dawson tried to reassure herself that she was ready and prepared for the trials and difficulties she would encounter at Firehouse 105. Casey then suggested that they do some extra stair drill training to prepare her.
At the Chicago Police Department, Severide paid a visit to Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) to inform her that he was back in town again and that they should hang out sometime. However, he said that he could not go out that night as he was going out with the boys in his firehouse. However, this proved to be untrue, as Severide went to a bar and drank by himself.
Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) decided to continue on trying to reconnect with his father’s family. However, his initial encounter with them was not so welcoming, but he left behind his card to let his grandfather know that he wanted to meet with him someday.
That same night, Casey started to put Dawson through her stair drills. However, when she reached the top, she found a small black box with a ring inside. At the station, Casey finally proposed to Dawson, who immediately told him that she would marry him.
The next day, despite her happiness, she ended up crying, as the first thought that had popped in her head was that she had to tell Shay. However, Casey comforted her and reassured her that Shay was very happy for them, and she had helped pick out the engagement ring. However, the two could not really announce their engagement out loud at work, as there was a policy that engaged couples should not be working at the same firehouse. They only told Severide and Brett.
Firetruck 81 and Ambulance 61 then responded to a call in an area in town that was not so ideal, as a lot of drug addicts hung around that area. Dawson and Brett treated a man who had overdosed on heroin, but after he woke up, he was only disappointed that his “high” was gone; and instead of letting himself get admitted into a hospital, he took off.
Brett then revealed to Dawson that she lived in that area and showed Dawson her house. Outside, the location was not ideal, but the interior of the house was beautiful. However, Dawson found it strange that Brett had left out some cash out on a table in broad daylight.
At the firehouse, Chief Boden asked to see Dawson and Casey, as Dawson was wanted at the Fire Academy. Both the Chief and Casey thought that Dawson would finally get her firefighter’s shield, but it turned out that she could not transfer to Firehouse 105 as Walsh had filled up the candidate spot with someone “better suited” for the station — a guy. This made Dawson disappointed and troubled, as she would be staying in Firehouse 51 longer, which meant that she and Casey would have to keep their engagement quiet for a longer period of time. This prompted her to visit Walsh after their shift was over and told him that he missed out on a really good firefighter.
Peter was surprised as his mother had come to see him at the firehouse. She came by as she had learned that Peter was digging into his father’s family. She then came clean with and told him the truth as to why they were never close with his father’s family.
It turned out that Peter’s father’s family did not want him to get married to his mother, as he was white, and she was African American. She also revealed that Henry’s parents treated her horribly as they wanted to prevent her from marrying him.
As Newhouse’s shift was not over and it was getting late, he decided to tuck Naomi into bed. She then told him that she decided not to go on the field trip her class was having as she wanted to be there to remind him to always be safe on the job.
Severide decided to hit Molly’s that night, and it soon became obvious that he had had too much to drink as he was starting to compare Brett to Shay with regards to their features. Severide tried to invite Brett and the others into going out with him afterwards, but since they were his friends, they told him to go home. Later, Hermman discovered that Severide had slept at the firehouse again — it was his second time for that week. Concerned, he informed Casey about this. In turn, he invited Severide out for dinner, which Severide refused as he had plans with Lindsay that night.
Meanwhile, at the firehouse, Cruz and Otis (Yuri Sardarov), who was helping them as a consultant, asked Mouch what his pitch for Molly’s 2 is. However, Mouch’s pitch did not make any sense at all, as he had literally taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s book and kept on explaining things with diagrams. However, Otis reminded them that all Hermman wanted to hear was a “cool idea” for Molly’s.
The entire house responded to another call, which involved two unconscious men down a utility shaft. Dawson deduced that there might be a gas pocket, which is why the two men were unconscious. Severide then decided to lower down Peter backwards so that he could attach the victims one by one to a rope that they would use to pull them out. They were successful in doing so. However, when they called out Peter’s name, he did not respond as he had blacked out. Dawson then suggested that his mask might have gotten lose. However, when they were pulling him up, they ran into a problem, as his clothes got snagged on a hook in the shaft. Casey was able to free him, and they pulled him out. After he had gotten some air, he was informed that all his vitals were good and stable. He told them that all of a sudden, he had a hard time breathing, and this caused him to black out.
When they got back to the station, Capp (Randy Flagler), one of the men on the rescue squad double checked the equipment, and found nothing wrong with it, which led Peter to wonder what had caused his black out. He was then approached by one of his relatives saying that his grandfather, Leonard did want to talk and to see him. However, because of the information that his mother told him, he was the one who refused to see him.
Newhouse and his daughter left the station, after thanking Chief Boden for letting Naomi stay with them for a while. Brett also thanked Dawson for being a good friend to her as she had sent her some apartment listings. However, Brett said that she wanted to stay there as her house was wonderful.
At Molly’s Joe presented his pitch to Hermman. He suggested that they capitalize on food trucks. His idea was to create a mobile business in which they could sell Molly’s products. At the same time, it would serve as a moving advertisement of the best bar in the country. Hermman, who had kept a straight face the entire time, gave the idea a thumbs up, as he loved it so much.
Meanwhile, Chief Boden and his wife, Donna (Mellisa Ponzio), went to have an ultrasound of the baby. It turned out that the Chief had been worried as the doctors had called their baby a high risk as Donna was not exactly that young anymore and because of other medical factors. However, the ultrasound proved to them that the baby was fine.
Meanwhile, Severide met up with Lindsay and apologized for being late and for standing her up. She said that it was okay, as she understood what he was going through. She then told him that she would always be there for him as a friend, but she will not “be the girl who sits and waits in a restaurant for you.” At this, Severide broke down into tears, as he told her that Shay was his best friend. She then comforted him by giving him a hug.
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