Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all new Thursday, September 28, season 6 episode 2 called, “Ignite on Contact” and we have your Chicago Fire weekly recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire episode as per the NBC synopsis, “After learning the school fire wasn’t an accident, Chief Boden turns up the pressure to investigate the cause of the fire that trapped his wife. Meanwhile, Mouch pushes all of the wrong buttons in his efforts to win the competitive challenge known as the firefighter muster.”
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Lt Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) is in his kitchen making a coffee, shirtless, when Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) enters the kitchen and takes off her shirt, pours herself some coffee and says she knew this roommate situation would work out great; Kelly laughs. Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Momford) drops Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) at the firehouse and Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov), Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Capp (Randy Flagler) prank them. Sylvie gets out of the truck while Hope looks around disappointed.
Donna Robbins (Melissa Ponzio) and Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) meet with Severide and Lt Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) to discuss the fire that was intentionally set at the high school that trapped Donna and students in the chemistry lab. Donna says the students were whispering but none of the students will talk to counselors or authorities; she knows it very vague but Boden feels her instincts are always spot on. Boden wants Casey and Severide to go to the school to make sure investigators don’t miss anything. Everyone is called out to a motor vehicle accident.
At the scene, another fire house is there first, as Casey offer their services, the Lt. Olansky is trying to stabilize the truck when it tips over, the load binds snap and it is crushing the Lt. Casey comforts him as all the other firefighters are trying to hold the truck up enough to take the pressure off.
Truck 81 chains the truck and is able to pull it enough to pull out Olansky; Sylvie and Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) check him out as the others rescue the driver of the truck. A fight ensues, but Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) suggests they put all that energy into the Firefighter Muster competition; Mouch bets $1000 that they will win and the bet is accepted.
Boden walks his wife to the school, she spots some of the kids that were in the chemistry lab and feels if she wasn’t a new teacher there, they might come talk to her. She doesn’t feel like she did all she can and is upset that whoever started the fire is still in there. She knows kids like he knows fires and tells him he has to trust her. He does.
Back at the firehouse, Mouch talks to the crews, sharing his story of when his heart stopped, and was surrounded by everyone at 51, they were walking hand-in-hand, walking up to this golden chalice; he feels this is just a vision of them winning the Firefighter Muster. He says as their coach, he has assigned each of them to an event that will maximize their chances of winning. Otis asks how long they will be under this Dead Mouse Tyranny. Stella surprises everyone by announcing she is living with Severide. Several people question Mouch and his decisions but he tells them not to question his vision!
Severide and Casey arrive at the school, its confirmed the fire started in the chemistry lab, saying the fire started hot and fast. It was started by the chemicals on the counter but there is a char line showing someone poured the accelerant all the way to the door. Casey says he is right as Severide checks the floor and finds the tiles weren’t up to code and that char line happened after the fire was already burning; they now feel it was not arson.
Boden is confused, wanting to know how the fire started. Severide says they need to wait for the lab results to know. Boden orders them to go back and keep digging until they can find something to turn this into a criminal investigation. Severide wonders what if Donna’s hunch is wrong but Casey assures him they will take another look. Outside his office, Casey and Severide exchange concerned looks.
Severide, Gabi and Casey talk in the meeting room, where Severide voices his concerns that Boden isn’t thinking clearly on this one. Gabi agrees but understands where Boden is coming from; his wife almost died in that fire. Casey says Donna can’t get any of the chemistry students to speak to her, Gabi says it’s worth a try to get the kids to talk to them.
Casey and Severide are given permission to speak to the kids. Severide asks if anyone saw anything that will help, even the smallest detail. Casey praises one boy for saving a girl, while a student named Mateo has no interest in speaking to them. Rasheed stays behind, he is about to speak to them when he spots Mateo and immediately stops talking and leaves.
Gabi and Stella carry hoses to a park, Gabi says they need to make an effort to hang out more; she questions whether it’s a good idea that she lives with Severide. Casey and Severide tell Donna and Boden about what just happened and Donna explains the deal with Mateo. She reveals Mateo has been suspended for lighting trash cans on fire on school grounds.
They decide to talk to Mateo to see if he has an alibi; Donna wants them to lock him up but they cannot charge him without a crime. Severide says if they get a confession out of him, they won’t need forensics. When the meeting is over, Mouch walks in asking if they are all in for the tug-a-war as it’s the big finale of the Muster event; Boden says he isn’t putting his back out because he made a bet with 87 and closes the door on him.
Hope arrives at the firehouse as Sylvie is practicing dragging the dummy. Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and Otis disagree on how she should go about it. Hope comments on how the firehouse is such a tight-knit group; she goes to get some water but intentionally runs into Severide and reminds him that he promised to hang out with her before she leaves. Stella comments to Gabi that Hope has been hanging around the firehouse A LOT!
A call comes in and Sylvie and Gabi go out on a call; Stella rolls her eyes over Hope. When they arrive on scene its Rasheedi, laying on the ground with his arm badly broken after being beaten. Gabi demands to know who did this to him and he says it’s no one he knows. When Sylvie helps him into the rig, Gabi whispers that he knows who attacked him but he refuses to say.
Donna returns to the firehouse wanting to know how this could happen. She berates Casey and Severide for not believing her. She informs them it doesn’t look good for Ms. Wagner, who is now in an induced coma and it doesn’t look good. Mouch is really pushing the crew with their training for the Firefighter Muster; Severide leaves, telling them he will be on the radio if needed.
Sylvie struggles with the dummy so Stella helps her bring it back to the closet and they talk about Hope. Sylvie shares that hope is going through something at home but won’t tell her which is strange since Hope shares everything with her. Stella says people change. Cruz joins them saying Sylvie looks as beat up as he feels. She watches in frustration how easy it was for him to drag the dummy back.
Severide follows Mateo through the school halls, he starts to push him against the wall saying he knows he beat up Rasheedi for knowing he set the fire; Mateo admits he dropped him for being a punk ass and he chucked a match into the chemistry lab and it’s not his problem that the teacher may die. Severide almost throws him off the railing but Mateo runs in fear instead.
Lab results come in as Severide admits he went to the high school and got Mateo to confess. Boden wants to call the authorities but Severide stops him saying he doesn’t think Mateo did it since the fire was a chemical fire and not started by a match. They all wonder why he would confess to a crime he didn’t commit; Boden reminds them they don’t even know if it was a crime yet. Gabi finds them reviewing the paperwork and results, bouncing ideas amongst themselves; Gabi gets an idea when she hears one of the chemicals was chlorine from a pool.
Casey, Severide, Donna and Boden arrive in the ICU, where Rasheedi is watching his teacher lying in the coma. Severide and Casey confront him about the chlorine that he would have access to in his lifeguard job. He closes his eyes and looks at them, saying the fire wasn’t supposed to get so big. He wanted a small fire at Mateo’s lab table, because of his arson past he wanted to get him kicked out of school and wouldn’t be able to push him around any more. When the explosion happened, he tried to get everyone out of there, he wanted to tell them earlier and Mateo thinks he was trying to pin the fire on him. Casey pats him on the shoulder as Severide walks away.
As the police deal with Rasheedi, Donna feels guilty for making such quick assumptions about Mateo, but Casey reminds her that if she didn’t suspect arson they may have never found out. Boden shares that it could have been Donna in that hospital room. He says he is bull headed and becomes irrational when it comes to love; they both understand.
The Firefighter Muster begins, where Stella attempts to prove she is a single woman who can go out and sex up Chicago all she wants and she isn’t hung up on Severide at all; Gabi tells her the more she says that it means she IS hung up on him. Mouch is upset that Cruz came in second with the dummy run, saying he wasn’t even in the dummy run. Cruz finally tells him he is done doing what Mouch tells him to do; Herrmann says it’s about time!
He says he loves him and apologizes for him almost dying but he can’t keep this up. Mouch says if no one is doing the pole hang, they have lost to Firehouse 87. Cruz corrects him, saying he isn’t doing the pole hang but Sylvie is; the entire house cheers on Sylvie; She smiles when she wins the pole hang; Mouch says they are 4 points behind now as they are called in for the tug-a-war. Mouch feels they are done for but suddenly Casey and Boden arrive and they win!!
Severide knocks at Mateo’s door, informing him he is off the hook and he understands that it could be easier for people to think the worst and it doesn’t need to be like that. He decides who he is, not them. He tells him he can’t beat up people every time he feels disrespected because it will take him down a dark road. Mateo has a second chance and Severide tells him not to blow it. Mateo calls out to him and Severide says it is looking up for the teacher in ICU.