Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all new Tuesday, November 22, season 5 episode 6 called, “That Day” and we have your Chicago Fire weekly recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Dawson hits a pedestrian while responding to a call Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) investigate an arson; Boden (Eamonn Walker) decides whether to attend a function in New York and Casey puts Herrmann at the helm for a shift.”
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Chicago Fire begins with Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) knocking on Detective Antonio Dawson’s (Jon Seda) front door. She grabs the beer from his hand and tells him that she is a good girl, babbling about all the good things she is doing. Antonio asks if she is waiting to get married to have sex, and she tells him not a chance in hell. She takes her coat off and is only wearing lingerie. Antonio drops his beer and they immediately hook up. Brett tells him she really likes him and he responds with the same.
James (Juan Lozada) goes out for breakfast with his stepfather, Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), where he is grilled about his plans for the future and whether that includes being a firefighter. James is told that the CFD is the best family to have, and he should consider it.
Boden brings James into the firehouse and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) is excited to see him. Boden announces that James has come to the firehouse for a few shifts to see if this is what he wants to pursue as a career. Herrmann announces that he might be up for a big promotion, Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) taps Lt. Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) saying maybe he could put in a good word for him. Casey tells him that he will observe him on the truck for a bit and see where they go from there.
Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) asks to speak to Casey. Severide is upset that Darren Whitney, who lost his wife in that fire last week, is upset that the police are all over him, because he had chemicals all over his clothes. Casey says that is their job, Severide said the last he heard they were not going to pursue this case. Casey says then they must be tying up loose ends.
A call comes in and Herrmann is put in Lieutenant position to see how he hands it. A young girl falls through a skylight, two stories and glass is stuck inside of her. Brett and Dawson are trying to get to the scene but no one is paying attention to their lights or sirens, and before they can go any further, Dawson hits a pedestrian.
Herrmann is paying attention to his patient, and still requests an ambulance as quickly as possible. Dawson and Brett are working on the man they just hit, when they hear that a sobriety test is being requested, Gabi gets upset but Brett says its a routine thing.
Casey cuts the metal partially off the girl and Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) is upset when they are told they still have to wait for the ambulance. Herrmann orders them to load her up, so they can transport her themselves; when Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov) objects, Casey tells him they have an order and to follow it.
Gabi is forced to take the breathalyzer, it comes back clean but her boss orders her for a urine test too. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Herrmann tell Chicago Med’s Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) that they had to bring in the patient themselves, she tells them it was the best way to save this girl’s life, but she still needed forms to be filled out.
Casey asks Brett where Gabi is, and she tells him that Gabi is with the Chief Hatcher and the victim is in a coma. Casey wants to sit with her, but Mouch tells him he can’t; only a union rep can be with her. Casey tells Mouch to be with her. Brett tells Casey what happened, and that Gabi is in shock.
Chief Hatcher is asking her a lot of questions, and Gabi snaps on him and tells him exactly what happened; before it can get out of control Chief Boden calls Hatcher out of the room. Gabi is shaken and Casey rushes in to see her. Hatcher tells Boden that Gabi needs outside counsel then Boden asks him that the CFD won’t have her back?
Gabi comes back to the firehouse, and they all greet and hug her. Gabi says that she should say she feels okay, but the pedestrian is critical. Mouch calls the union and Herrmann says they all know she was in the right. She excuses herself from the room, and Casey chases after her, but not before Severide tells him that “the truth always comes out for the innocent, right?” They both disagree on what happened in the fire the previous week.
Boden is in his office screaming into the phone that this is not how they treat their own, as his stepson James watches. Boden begs Connie (DuShon Monique Brown) to cancel the trip to New York. Mouch tells him there is a lawyer in the firehouse taking pictures. As he continues to take pictures, Gabi explains that the dents and scraps he is seeing are from 6 months ago.
When Gabi addresses the pedestrian’s son, and asks that they just talk about it, the lawyer says, “Sweetheart, don’t address my client again!” Gabi gets angry and asks him what he just called her, but Boden cuts her off, asking what is going on? The lawyer hands Boden a paper with the intent to sue the CFD. Casey tells Gabi to calm down and let the CFD take care of it, he continues to tell her to be strong and they will get through this. Gabi gets distracted when her brother Antonio calls.
Herrmann calls Casey to talk to him in the office. He asks about Gabi and if she is okay. Herrmann has questions about the report he needs to fill out, and Casey helps him. Gabi gets off the phone, and tells Brett that her brother said, “Hello”. Gabi confronts her about them hooking up, and Brett tells her about it to distract her from everything happening.
Boden calls Casey and Severide into his office where he informs both of them an accelerant was used. Severide continues to insist that Darren didn’t kill his wife and Casey says there must have been a timing device, which Severide says was never found. Boden tells them both to cut it out, and that they are both leaders in the firehouse and need to start acting like it. He demands to have their reports on his desk with their signatures by tomorrow morning.
Herrmann and Mouch are about to leave, and Herrmann is explaining that in order to get the promotion he needs to go through sensitivity training. Mouch asks him why he wants this, Herrmann responds that he thought he was supposed to. Their conversation is cut short when Herrmann receives a call, Chief Walker wants to see him tomorrow.
Joe Cruz (joe Minoso) is training James on the ladder, and when Boden asks how things are going, Cruz tells him that it looks like James would rather be anywhere but there. Gabi and Casey meet with Antonio who reveals some dirt on the man suing Chicago Fire. The pedestrian Gabi hit has been suicidal before, and will do anything to get a pay check; the son has nothing to do with the father, hasn’t seen him since he was 10.
Casey leaves to go meet Severide at the fire scene, they continue to disagree over the husband’s responsibility, but find some interesting burn patterns. Casey gives up and tells Severide to write up the report and he will sign it, and he begins to leave. Severide finds something that is controlled by an app on your phone, and is now tending to agree with Casey that the fire was actually arson. Severide finds the internet cable connected and now knows for sure, Casey was right.
Herrmann brings Mouch with him to his meeting with Chief Walker and Mouch asks Herrmann if he could take him with him if he does make the move. He admits they have been riding together for a long time, and he wants to stay with him.
Herrmann goes into the meeting excited but learns that when he chose to take the girl in by firetruck instead of waiting for ambulance, he now needs to sign that he is liable, meaning he will have a short suspension and no pay. Herrmann is upset saying even though he did the right thing? Chief Walker tells him to just take the hit, and Herrmann says just like Gabi Dawson is doing? The Chief threatens him to choose his next words wisely if he ever wants to be Lt. Herrmann doesn’t hold back on the Chief, and as the yelling escalates, Mouch just shakes and hides his face.
Severide, Casey and the Fire Investigator arrive at Darren’s hotel room door. They discover that Darren is about to skip town. Severide tells Darren they know, and the Investigator tells him they know he has the app on his phone and it is time-stamped to when he used it. Severide tells him he cannot help him any more. Darren says he was trying to bail them out of their debts, but had no idea his wife would come home; and when he saw her car out front, he raced inside to save her. Chicago PD arrests him.
Herrmann asks Boden how things are going with James. Boden admits he doesn’t know. He does tell Herrmann that he heard from Chief Walker who says he is definitely unfit to command. Boden asks him what he did this time, Herrmann says he spoke the truth, Boden says that isn’t always a wise choice. Herrmann says he is there to swing a hose and axe, not make executive decisions.
The firehouse gets a call, where a huge truck has a young girl pinned between the fence and the truck. The fence is crushing her and Boden decides that they are going to use man-power to save her. Severide sits with her as the remaining crew members attempt to pull the truck up straight, as they pull, Severide attempts to free the girl.
Severide manages to get her out of there, and once she is on the ambulance, Casey tells him he did a great job.
Gabi asks Brett if she will wait for a bit. Gabi goes to the pedestrian’s room that she hit earlier. The son orders her to leave, but she gives him a paper to read first. It was a suicide note, and she tells him he needs help, when he recovers. The son is in shock, and Gabi tells him that she did everything she could to help his father.
Chief Boden decides he is not going to New York, when his friend Tom confronts him about not going. Boden tells him to mind his own affairs. Everyone in the firehouse, including James sees what is happening. Tom hands Boden a letter and as he leaves, he tells Casey and Severide, if they love their chief they need to get him to New York because he needs it,
Boden shows James a picture of the firefighters who went to help during September 11th, 2001. He tells the crew about how they met firefighters from New York and how they dug and dug; no one stopped digging. He admits that after all the digging, he didn’t find one single soul, and Boden felt like he failed them.
After he explains everything, Casey and Severide bring Chief Boden New York City, to the memorial site, and how there are children playing and laughing and Boden says that sometimes there is a way of unlocking the hope inside; if you allow it to.
As he stares at the memorial site, Boden tells himself, “All this time, and the answers were right here. The future is right here!”