Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all new Tuesday, May 2, season 5 episode 20 called, “Carry Me” and we have your Chicago Fire weekly recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Casey goes to drastic measures to help Kannell; Severide helps an old widow come to terms with letting go, but realizes he may be the one needing help; Otis and Cruz find a new roommate to move in; and Dawson and Brett get crafty to save a young girl.”
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Chicago Fire begins tonight with Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) sitting in Anna’s (Charlotte Sullivan) hospital room; the doctor shares that her numbers are good after a couple sessions of chemo. Severide wants to stay with her but she encourages him to go to work and she is fine.
At the firehouse, Lt Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) meets with Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), where Casey informs him Jason Kannell (Kamal Angelo Bolden) is determined to take the fall, protecting Doyle’s memory. Casey wants them to stall the hearing panel so they can convince Kannell to change his story; Boden agrees.
Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov) come into the lunch room talking about how they need another roommate, Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) asks if she can move in since she is desperate for a new place to live. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) jokes how everyone in the firehouse likes to move in with each other; Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) says she is the same as the rest of them as she asked Severide to move in with her too. The alarm sounds and everyone is called out.
They arrive on scene finding the kitchen on fire in a small house, Severide finds an older lady and when he says she needs to come with them, she leaves the room, closing the door behind her, causing the firefighters to search the house. They find her coughing, laying on the floor. When they place her on the stretcher, she tells Severide her house is her whole life and he promises to save what they can.
Casey and Boden meet with the fire chief (Don Kress), revealing they want to speak to him about the Squad 6 sewer tunnel incident and how they’d hate to lose Kannell too. Casey says the death of those firefighters was not Kannell’s fault, but it was Doyle’s. Casey continues to explain how Kannell couldn’t have possibly been responsible and Kannell is only taking the blame so Doyle’s wife and child will continue to think he died a hero. They propose another option to keep Kannell as a firefighter and honor Doyle at the same time.
Kidd notices a frustrated Severide, and learns he is looking up homeopathic remedies for Anna’s chemotherapy side effects. She tries to offer him some comfort, but as he looks teary eyed out the window, she tells him to give Anna everyone’s well wishes, and they are all behind her.
Sylvie tries to sell herself as a potential roommate, but Cruz says he isn’t set on having a female living with them. When she says she can tell a dirty joke like the rest of them, Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) taunts her by asking to hear one and she doesn’t. She asks them to write down every question they would ask a potential roommate and if she passes, they have to let her move in; the alarms sound again for EMS.
Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Sylvie find a young couple who had broken into a rock climbing place; the man’s hands have rope burns on them but the woman lying on the ground has spinal fluid coming out of her ears. She is unable to squeeze Sylvie’s hand as Gabi says there is a separation between her skull and C1.
Gabi holds her still while she learns they have only known each other for a month. Sylvie and Aiden work together to place her on the gurney, and use the spider straps to secure her without movement.
Severide gets a visitor at the firehouse who reveals she is Hope Norwich, the daughter of the woman he rescued that morning. He learns she only had minor smoke inhalation and has returned to the house, even though it has been deemed unsafe; her daughter doesn’t want to call the police to have her physically removed from the house.
Otis and Cruz sit with Sylvie and interrogate her on various subjects, including dating Cruz and having a “moment” with Otis. She ends up producing 3 parking permits for their apartment IF they make her their roommate. They welcome her with open arms.
At Chicago Med, Severide comes to visit Anna following Kidd’s advice by bringing her a burger and fries. They exchange “I love yous”, but Severide is worried that Anna’s fever spiked but is put at ease when she says everything else is fine. He shares the story of his rescue of the older woman that morning.
Anna tells him, its not about the house, it is about looking at the things you are scared of losing and its not the things you want to let go of. She begins to cry but he reassures her things will be fine. She tells him to find out what it is about the things and he will be able to help her. Severide laughs at how well Anna knows him.
Casey arrives at Kannell’s house telling him he is cleared and it was faulty equipment that was to blame for Doyle’s death. Kannell says that isn’t what happened and Casey doesn’t get it. He says it doesn’t change the fact that he watched 3 men die, and he is done with the CFD.
Severide wakes up in Anna’s hospital room and sees a sign on the door saying DNR. He asks the doctor what is up with the DNR? He tells Severide it is not his job to tell Anna to not give up; he says they are both optimistic but they know that if the treatment stops working, extreme measures will not turn the tide. He tells Severide to go home, shower and return to encourage Anna to keep fighting.
Casey talks to Gabi about Kannell; he is frustrated he is just giving up and feels like an ass trying to pressure Kannell to not quit. Gabi tells him to not start quitting now.
Severide comes to see Mrs. Norwich at her home. He shares that Hope came to see him and it isn’t safe for her to be living there. Ellie reveals she has been living in the house for 37 years, and she is sure the house has a few more years in it. She asks Severide what his story is?
Severide tells her that the woman he loves has cancer, but she is fighting and will beat it. She says true love makes a life worth living, just like her and her husband, Hal; her and Hal built this house but he died suddenly a year earlier.
She cries about how difficult life is when all you have is memories and encourages him to grab all the memories he can. He nods in agreement and they burst out laughing when she calls them “two sorry sons of bitches!” Ellie asks him to remove the stove from the kitchen and then take some flowers from her garden to his girlfriend. He lingers a moment while she fondly looks at the markings on the wall of her daughter, Hope growing up.
Sylvie is busy cleaning the apartment kitchen; Otis loves how spotless it is but Cruz frets over her moving his door chair stuff. She says everything is in the front closet, when he opens it, everything is organized in labeled tubs. She says its easier this way, but he mutters its not as easy as his door chair; Sylvie is disappointed.
Casey returns to Kannell’s house and tells him he has been where he is. He has lost people too, but if they quit over the ones that don’t make it, they quit on all the ones they could save in the future. He tells him through the closed door that when he is ready to come back to come find him at the CFD.
At the bar, Cruz is told to toss out an unruly patron, but when he resists things get physical and he runs out with blood on his face after Cruz says they need to get him to the hospital. His boss shakes his head and fires him because he didn’t specifically say for him to lay his hands on the patron and is not responsible for Cruz’ actions.
At the firehouse, Mouch wants to know how Cruz was supposed to know the difference and Sylvie offers to pay rent early to help out. Cruz angrily tells her that had she not turned his life upside down at home too, things would be better. Herrmann and Otis tell Cruz to call down and Cruz feels like he is the screw up while Sylvie sits sadly in the locker room.
The trucks and EMS are called to another accident, where a car’s front end is crushed by a fallen tree branch. Severide rushes his guys with the backboard and blankets to remove the man before he is completely crushed by the weight of the branch, they rescue him in the nick of time. Boden rushes on scene to inform Severide the hospital called with a change in Anna and he needs to go right away. Severide takes his vehicle and rushes to Chicago Med.
Severide is greeted by Anna’s doctor who tells him the infection has taken over, and with her weakened immune system she has turned septic. He informs him there is nothing more they can do, other than give her something to be comfortable. He tells Severide if there is anything he needs to say to Anna, now is the time; he leaves to see Anna.
Anna spots him and wants to know if he went to see the lady from the house. She thanks him for the last few months, he interrupts her asking her not to say goodbye as they are going to beat this; Anna says she’s not and asks him to tell her about the lady.
Severide shares how she talked about her husband nonstop and they were married for 37 years and that is why she won’t leave the house as all their memories are there. Anna says she can’t leave with all that on her shoulders. Severide asks her what she is saying, as she is fading fast.
Anna tells him she can’t carry a house on her shoulders. He begs her to stay right there with him; she says she has to leave. He nods as she asks him to carry her. Her stats drop and the alarms go off. He begs her to fight, kissing her face begging her not to go. He asks the medical staff to help her but the doctor says they can’t. Her father comes in to comfort a distraught Severide, as the doctor’s announce Anna’s time of death.
Severide stands looking out his window, as the firehouse crews fill his fridge with food and beverages. Casey tells everyone to clear out and give Severide some space; Gabi tell shim to call them if he needs anything. Kidd stays behind and sits with him.
She opens an envelope and hands him everything from Anna’s bulletin board. She tells him Anna’s father said Anna would want him to have it; she pats him on the shoulder and leaves him. Severide leaves his apartment and hops on his motorcycle.
Back at the apartment, Cruz is surprised Sylvie put all his things back on the chair. She says she didn’t want to make his life any worse and she is almost done packing up her stuff. Cruz apologizes and Otis begs her not to move out. She asks if they are sure and Cruz says when things get tough, they stick together and they hug it out.
Kannell arrives at the firehouse telling Casey he gives one hell of a speech and jokes that he should consider politics. He says he can’t go back to 53 because he can’t face that house without the deceased firefighters in it. Casey offers him a position at their firehouse saying it was the people there who helped him through tough times, but Kannell needs to want it.
Severide arrives to see Ellie, he opens his tool bag and removes the panel where the markings are. He tells her she cannot stay there but she can take that so her husband can always be with her. He shares that Anna died and tearfully hugs her as she offers her condolences. She asks him if he will help her pack and he agrees. She holds her wedding photo and tenderly packs it away as Severide looks on. She holds the panel in her hands as she fondly remembers the old times.