Chicago Fire Recap 1/13/15: Season 3 Episode 12 “Ambush Predator”

Chicago Fire Recap 1/13/15: Season 3 Episode 12 "Ambush Predator"

Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire continues with an all new Tuesday, January 13, season 3 episode 12 called, “Ambush Predator” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, Severide [Taylor Kinney] and Dawson  [Monica Raymund] unearth shocking evidence about the fire that killed Shay [Lauren German]. Elsewhere, the firehouse bonds over a serious car accident, and Chief Boden’s [Eamonn Walker] father (Richard Roundtree) visits, only to give unsolicited parenting advice.

On the last episode, the firehouse received unsettling news when two of their own come up missing following a routine call, prompting members of Chicago P.D. to lead the search. Meanwhile, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) had a hard time figuring how to juggle their personal and professional lives. Elsewhere, Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) and Donna struggled with news that their newborn had potential complications and they received a surprise out-of-town visitor. Taylor Kinney, Kara Killmer, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte starred. Richard Roundtree, Jesse Lee Soffer, Randy Flagler, Edwin Hodge, Melissa Ponzio and James Russo guest starred. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) discover startling evidence found at a storage unit fire that appears connected to the fire that took Shay’s life. Meanwhile, the firehouse bands together when Chaplain Orlovsky (guest star Gordon Clapp) is the victim of a bad car accident. Elsewhere, Chief Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) father (guest star Richard Roundtree) visits, but quickly wears out his welcome with his unsolicited parenting advice. Jesse Spencer, Kara Killmer, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte star. LaRoyce Hawkins, Randy Flagler and Melissa Ponzio guest star.”

Tonight’s season 3 episode 12 looks like it is going to be great and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of NBC’s Chicago Fire.


Still dealing with (more like trying to comprehend) a friend’s death, House 51 had headed out on another call on tonight’s all new episode and were surprised to find out it was a car accident involving Chaplain Orlovsky. The Chaplain had collided with another car. And as he was in fact unconscious while the other driver was not – Casey had made the decision to treat the other driver first.

However his decision didn’t sit well with his team. Most especially with Dawson who felt the Chaplain wasn’t just anyone.

She had doubted Casey’s decision at the scene but later when she had seen how much the guilt was getting to him after hours had passed and the chaplain till hadn’t regain consciousness – she apologized. Dawson knew she was wrong then and she tried to comfort Casey in her own way. She told him no one life was more important than the other.

Yet, Shay’s death has been stuck in her head since she found out her friend had died because of squatters. And now both she and Severide have become macabre. They keep visiting the scene of the crime and that’s not doing either of them any good.

They tell each other they want to turn over every stone but to what end? Once they find people they can blame – is that really going to help them get over Shay’s death?

And in the interim, their Chief Borden is dealing with his own drama. His father the good detective has come for a visit and he appears to be the pushy kind of grandparent. Or in the other words an interfering type.

He’s been telling Donna where she’s been going wrong with his grandson and he’s managed to push himself into doctor’s appointments.

So the chief’s mind has been pretty busy with what’s going on at home. Thus, he’s also hasn’t been taking notice of Dawson and Severide’s afternoon investigation. The those two believe the fire that ultimately got their friend killed was arson.

Severide and Dawson didn’t stop with just an investigation. They even went over the chief’s head in order to reopen an official arson investigation. That led to Dawson getting her hands on files she shouldn’t have and Severide asking a friend to look into whoever owned the locker. Both of which being technically unethical.

And as the chief is looking away, everyone appears to be falling apart without him. Mills had answered a domestic call and once he caught on to a husband beating his wife – it started to rub him the wrong way. The first time he was able to walk away but then when the wife was taken to the hospital – he went looking for that husband and eventually gave him the beating of his life.

He also threw in a death threat!

Then there’s Hermann who’s gotten so obsessed with the peewee hockey game – he’s let it take over his whole life. Though the last time he did this he ended banned for two years.

So the house really needs their chief back but it’s going to take him some time. Chief Borden recently found his father has stage 4 cancer. Meaning he only has months left with his father and because that’s the way it is – he doesn’t want to tell the other man to lay off with the advice.

But, surprisingly, Severide and Dawson weren’t so crazy in thinking the fire was arson. In the final few minutes of tonight’s episode – they found a slow burning matchbook. So they were right. Their friend was killed!