Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all new Thursday, October 26, 2017, season 6 episode 5 called, “Devil’s Bargain” and we have your Chicago Fire weekly recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Casey and Severide collide after Casey argues with him over the best way to save a teenager entangled in barbed wire. Casey looks to Boden for help, but realizes that he will have to fix the situation by himself. Elsewhere, Otis tries to convince Casey to participate in the beta test for an expensive piece of new firefighting equipment imported from Japan. ”
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Chicago Fire begins tonight with Captain Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) arriving in the firehouse 51 kitchen, where Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) makes fun of all the paperwork on his desk. Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) comments that his wife, Trudy (Amy Morton) has 2 rules for men – no cats and no vegetarians.
Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov) says if men had lists like that for women, they would murder men. Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) objects and tells him to try it; as Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) whispers for him not to do it, Gabi and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) egg him on. He doesn’t have a chance to say anything and the girls walk away smirking. Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Mumford) is greeted with smiles as she hands out the paychecks. Everyone receives a check, except Stella, Hope says she will call over to payroll right away.
Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) walks with the crew into the fire hall, and sees a massive crate being delivered, he tells Cruz to call Otis. Otis says this crate is the future, he asks Cruz to drag it in real gently as they are sent out on a call. It is an attempted break-in and when they come around the corner, they see the boy twisted up in barbed wire hanging off the top of the wall.
As soon as Squad 3 arrives, Casey and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) argue about the best way to do things; but since Casey out ranks Severide, they do it Casey’s way. After the boy is in the ambulance, Casey tells Severide it was nice to work, but he only shakes his head at him and walks away.
Sylvie and Stella talk about the tension, but Stella brushes it off as Squad always thinking they are better. Hope informs Stella that her check was sent but she will have to find it and get it to her ASAP; Stella rolls her eyes as Sylvie says mistakes happen. Hope tells Sylvie that Stella hates her and she has no idea why. Sylvie looks over and sees their memory book on her desk, she sits down beside Hope and they talk about memory lane.
Casey is looking for Severide, but Herrmann tells Otis wants to show them something. Casey isn’t impressed that Otis didn’t run it by him for the loaner equipment. They open the box and it is “the rescue pal.” Otis promises this machine is going to change everything, Herrmann says machines are taking over fast enough without guys like him rolling out the red carpet for them.
Casey tells Severide the victim is going to pull through. Severide reminds Casey that when they escalate a call and bring in Squad, it usually means the squad officer is in charge then; so, what was the point in asking for his expertise and then pull rank and do things his own way. Severide feels he was pulling rank by ignoring an expert opinion just because he could. Casey cuts him off, saying he was there to update him on the victim, not for an assessment of his leadership abilities.
Casey goes to see Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), saying there was some friction between him and Severide because he didn’t follow his command and he is bent out of shape now. Casey feels it may be hard for Severide to accept the new dynamic. Boden tells Casey to deal with it, otherwise, he makes it his problem and he may not like his solution.
Cruz, Capp (Randy Flagler) and Tony (Tony Ferraris) approach Severide about the disrespect Casey had for him and rescue squad; instead of engaging in their conversation, Severide asks him if he is going to finish that cleaning.
Meanwhile, Stella talks to Gabi in the bathroom, feeling Hope may have taken her check, and was accused of stealing from her old job; before she can finish, they are interrupted by Sylvie who is in the shower and says Hope didn’t steal money. Stella brings up a valid point that no one has ever had an issue with payroll before, so, either Hope is messing with her or she is incompetent.
Sylvie says accounting made a mistake and throws in Stella’s face that her problems with hope started right after she slept with Severide. Conveniently Hope comes into the bathroom and informs Stella that payroll is issuing a new check, but it will take 2 weeks to process. Gabi orders Stella to not put Sylvie Brett in the middle of this and Stella says she isn’t the bad guy here.
Otis is attempting to work his new robot, makes a little fire in a pail but is unable to make it work so Herrmann puts it out with an extinguisher. Gabi and Sylvie go out on a call to a grocery store, where there is a woman who is about 8 months pregnant, she is dizzy and can’t speak properly. Sylvie says her blood pressure is really high as Deborah falls over in a seizure. There is a doctor there who advises them on what to do, but the medications they need are no longer available on the rig. Gabi asks the doctor to back off, as he continues to advise them on things. They finally settle her and Sylvie thanks him before they leave.
Casey comes to the change room and learns Severide left before even changing, he looks disappointed as he has two cigars in his hand. Stella asks Gabi if they had an update on their pregnant victim, who is fine. Stella says when she gets her check, she will apologize to Brett, but Brett should apologize for the Severide comment; Gabi says she was proud of her for saying that, Stella admits she was too.
Herrmann is mad that Otis is putting the robot into their food locker as Mouch agrees, saying the third shift will eat all their food. Herrmann tells Casey about it, who orders them to figure it out themselves.
Sylvie arrives at the restaurant to meet the hot, young doctor from the call earlier today. He jokes that he thought she might have run after his stalkerish ways of finding out her number and name; she smiles as he suggests ordering some wine.
Severide and Casey meet at Molly’s, Severide cuts him off, saying his way was better, telling him of a similar rescue. Casey wants to know if Severide is just mad that he made Captain; Severide informs him that the victim is going to lose his leg. Casey says no one could have known if Severide’s plan was better but he insists that Casey should have kept him stable, and listened to him.
Sylvie and the doctor are outside kissings, she says this is their second date because the first one was probably when she smiled at him in the ambulance. He wants to be invited up to her apartment, but she warns him of her “man-children” roommates; he says he can handle that. He gets a call from the hospital and has to go but tells her they need to do this immediately again. She agrees.
Severide returns home, grabs a beer with Stella, who tells him the Chicago Blackhawks game is on, he says she just solved all his problems. She starts to talk about Hope, but both agree to leave personal and work separately. When she tells him she can’t pay rent, he says as long as she plies him with beer and hockey she can stay. She says he is a good friend.
Gabi is home with her father, Ramon (Daniel Zacapa) who is gushing about his new job. She says things are good with Matt, but the “Captain” thing has been an adjustment. He tells Gabi that he found Severide, who gave him a lecture on his job and informs her that Boden said if the situation is unable to resolve itself, one of them will be leaving the firehouse. Matt is fed up and bites back at Ramon when he gives his opinion, he gets up and leaves. Gabi snaps at Matt saying they are not the enemy and storms off.
Sylvie talks about her date, but Gabi is preoccupied with her fight with Matt. They come into the kitchen and Otis is freaking out that someone put lollipops all over his robot.
Boden comes through the office and Hope stops Boden, asking if she can take off for half an hour, saying she is going to payroll and going to stand there until they cut Stella a new check. He gives her an hour, admiring her tenacity. Matt is drilling his whole crew when Otis comes out and says Matt oversees all three watches and has to do something about this vandalism. Matt tells him to put it back in a crate and ship it back to wherever it came from; no one is happy with Matt’s attitude.
Herrmann chases after Casey, saying Otis is an idiot but he is just trying to make himself useful. Casey says he is useful, he is a firefighter; Herrmann says maybe he is just looking for more responsibility and Casey tells him that is over-rated.
Gabi and Brett go to Lakeshore Hospital, with Brett saying they are low on gauze. Brett has a nurse page “Dr. Hottie”; he isn’t pleased to see her, and it becomes obvious why, when the nurse tells him his wife is outside and can’t find any parking. He said he will call her later to explain, Gabi grabs her before she makes a scene. She feels like she is a fool, but Gabi says she loves to see the best in people and tend to ignore the rest; it’s something her friends love about her. She pauses, then tells Gabi they should go.
Stella is making a shake when Hope arrives with her paycheck. Hope reveals she stayed at the desk whining until they wrote a personal check for her. Stella thanks her as Gabi and Sylvie walk in. Sylvie walks away as Gabi says the apology isn’t what is bothering Sylvie.
Mouch and Herrmann inform Otis that Casey changed his mind and he can keep the robot on the terms that he doesn’t bring it into a working fire. Herrmann uses it as a stepping stool and Otis isn’t happy that they get to keep disrespecting him. Herrmann reminds him that he is better at driving the rig than the robot. Herrmann makes him feel good, telling him everyone thinks he is a good driver, Otis smiles.
Casey asks to speak to Severide alone. He hands him back the article he gave him and says it makes sense to try it that way. Casey says he had to choose between caution and speed and he chose to speed, but the outcome is on his shoulders and he can’t have Severide bucking the chain of command, whether he thinks he knows better or not; he doesn’t have to like his position, but he needs to respect it; Severide says he is right 100%.
Casey informs Boden they worked it out although it might be a while before they go on any fishing trips together and he needs to learn the balance between friends and leader. Boden asks if he’s noticed that Boden doesn’t have a lot of friends. Boden tells him to notice that he is on his third marriage and the life of a leader is a minefield, and if he figures out how to navigate through that to let him know.
Casey rushes out to meet Gabi as she is leaving, he suggests they go out for breakfast, even saying to invite her dad. Gabi says it would be better just the two of them, he agrees. Sylvie comes to see Hope who says Stella is happy about the check. Sylvie says it worked out pretty good for her since she was able to save the day for the one person who had a problem with her. Sylvie, very somberly, says she would really hate to think that Hope would mess with her friends simply to make herself look better. Hope says she is not like that and would never do that to her; or to anyone at 61 because she loves it there. Sylvie grabs her bag and says she does too.
Hope looks around and sees the office is empty, she opens her drawer and removes the envelope with Stella’s original check and puts it through the paper shredder.