Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all-new Wednesday, October 30, 2019, season 8 episode 6 called, “What Went Wrong,” and we have your Chicago Fire recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire season 8 episode 6 as per the NBC synopsis, “Cruz and Severide suspect foul play when a fire started by an elderly woman turns deadly. Kidd, Foster, and Brett create a women’s-only lounge. Firehouse 51 celebrates some good news.”
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Chicago Fire begins tonight with Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) walking with Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), who feels awkward as he didn’t want anyone to know about his engagement; but the entire house congratulates him. Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) is making pancakes for the house with beer, something Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) approves of as Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) reads an article about a firehouse in California that has a women’s lounge, something Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) doesn’t understand; but their chat is interrupted when the crews hear the alarms and head out on a call.
Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Casey delegate the jobs as Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) directs everyone else to their positions. Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) is prepping the hoses as Gallo approaches the back door, waiting to hear for when he should vent. He rushes to stop a young boy from doing in who says his family and grandmother are inside. Gallo promises to go inside as long as he goes out front and waits. He doesn’t wait for word from his lieutenant and enters the back of the house as they breach the front. Once they smash in the front door, Gallo is hit with the backdraft flames.
Gallo rushes out the back of the house, when the residents arrive, saying their mother/grandmother is inside possibly on the second floor. Trevor (Cole Keriazakos) runs to his parents as they search the house, calling out for the grandmother. She doesn’t know what happened as Joe calls for Mouch to bring the ladder to the first window as their only means of escaping. Joe and Kelly help her out, as she jokes that Kelly is a good Irish Fireman, someone she always wanted her daughter to marry, but she married a plumber instead. They bring her down to safety as Trevor is worried about her. She grabs Kelly’s hand as Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) intubates her; they take her to Chicago Med. Casey tells Gallo to get ready for an overhaul, unsure of what happened.
Back at Firehouse 51, Gallo learns they got the grandmother to the hospital as soon as they could but her airways are scorched badly. Matt tells him to switch out his air bottle as he reveals to Herrmann that everything is not okay.
Emily, Stella, and Sylvie stop Boden, saying they know an office is not in use and they would like to turn it into a women’s lounge. He seems a bit shocked, smiling saying he doesn’t think they can have a California Women’s Lounge in Chicago; but when they question him, he tells them the blue office is all theirs!
Matt calls Gallo into a private room demanding him to explain what happened on the call. Gallo admits he went in the backdoor by himself after he was ordered not to. Matt reveals he stuck his neck out for him after people warned him he was too careless. Matt orders him to scrub all the toilets and 100 other dirty jobs he is going to think off and he will spend his off-shift retraining at the Academy. He then reminds him this is going in his report and Gallo better pray that Boden doesn’t fire him.
The women return from a shopping excursion, ready to transform the office into a lounge, including salt lamps. They are excited to spend a lot of time in there as Mouch and Herrmann appear at the door. Mouch loving the scent they have happening while Herrmann wants to know how come everything chocolate has disappeared from the pantry. Sylvie closes the door on them, disappointing Mouch who wanted to know where they got the potpourri.
Boden learns from Kelly that Gallo went off the reservation with the fire. Chief informs them they all had a valiant effort from the fire this morning, but the grandmother didn’t pull through; something that really effects Kelly and Gallo. They were going to “Pass the Boot” but Severide suggests the do an online campaign as the others want to check on the family; Boden watches as Gallo walks away.
The firefighters come to the house, led by Kelly. He offers their condolences as they are thanks for everything they did. One of their neighbors is giving them a place to stay while the daughter gets very upset that her mother/grandmother, Phyllis was forgetful. Kristen doesn’t want the firehouse to do anything but her husband hushes her and says they shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. The firefighters quickly leave as Kelly asks Joe if something doesn’t seem right with him not letting his wife speak. Trevor tells them his grandmother was a great cool lady and they were only playing chess a couple of days earlier; Kelly encourages him to hang in there.
The trio of women, thoroughly enjoys their space as the ambulance is called out; leaving Stella to enjoy the room alone. They find their patient, Samira has fallen in the bathroom, with broken glass all around her. It looks like she has been badly beaten as Sylvie promises they will take care of her. She is getting married tomorrow as her friend begins to panic so Emily asks her to stay outside. Samira has a hard time breathing, it is scary but not fatal. Sylvie helps her breath through her panic attack, they help her dress and bring her into the ambulance suggesting her friend meet them at the hospital. She feels that if she is this stressed about getting married, then maybe she shouldn’t get married so Sylvie explains how Joe and Chloe ended up engaged.
Meanwhile, back at the firehouse, the house fire is reviewed. They are sure the pan caused the fire but they wonder who lit the stove. Kelly says the grandmother was very sharp-minded as Joe defends the suspicions explaining how Jim (Brandon Pail Eells) won’t let his wife speak at all. Kelly puts a scenario but the Chief doesn’t think they have anything to be suspicious about and brushes them off. He tells Kelly that he can’t drop everything because he has a hunch, but Kelly reminds him that he should as their victim/patient deserved that!
Stella, Sylvie, and Emily are leaving the firehouse when several other women firefighters come up wanting to check out their women’s lounge. Stella feels it is official as they are all talking about the lounge and how it will be a refuge, something they did.
Herrmann points out how much of an uproar it would be if they were to create a men’s only lounge. Ritter (Daniel Kyri) feels this could backfire on them as Mouch feels they should do it. Herrmann says they wouldn’t get away with it because the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Kelly brings over drinks to Joe, celebrating their engagement, saying Chloe is great and Joe is one lucky bastard. Kelly gets a call and they are off to meet the Chief at the fire site.
Meanwhile, Boden walks in and sits with Matt, asking if he has a minute to talk about Gallo. Matt feels he could have just texted him, “I told you so!” but Boden admits he was wary of the young man but he has seen Casey take him under his wing and believes Gallo will live up to that potential. It does bother him that Gallo freelanced but shares the truth about Gallo’s youth and the fire as he was a child; losing his entire family. He knows he shouldn’t tell Matt about it, but he believes Trevor was the same age as Gallo when it happened and that is why he lost his head at the fire. Matt feels Gallo should have told him, instead of letting him rip him a new one. He can’t have someone on his team that is hiding his Achillies heel.
Kelly and Joe meet with the chief of investigations who found out that the grandmother had quite the nest egg and since he has seen enough of Kelly’s hunches play out over the years that he had to follow up. Joe spots a trail along the floor as Kelly realizes that this is how another fire went down and Jim could have used that fire as a blueprint to commit arson and murder!
Matt walks in to see Gallo, polishing the floors. He tells Matt if there is anything else he wants him to do to just let him know but Casey wants to review what really happened at the fire. As Gallo explains, Matt stops him, just telling him to finish the floors and sharpen all the axes on the truck.
Meanwhile, Kelly shows Boden that Jim used the fire as an example to commit arson and kill Phyllis, but he has no conclusive information as the case has been referred over to CPD and CFD. He doesn’t think that Jim is going to give them a confession.
Ritter is surprised that Gallo is still standing after everything he has been doing. Gallo explains what happened with Casey and how he only thinks he hears the gibberish, admitting he screwed up but doesn’t know what else to do other than work his ass off so he can show the Captain he was meant to be there; his words give Ritter pause.
The women are excited to go into their lounge but when they walk in the women are playing ping-pong and vaping with their feet on the tables. Once they smash the salt lamp, Stella shouts. Sylvie informs them that they cannot smoke inside the building, but they are reminded they need to be supportive of each other and right now she isn’t feeling any supportive vibe. Stella, Sylvie, and Emily begin to clean up the room.
Matt tells Gallo that he is done as Joe gives Kelly an update on the fire. Matt and Gallo hear that Kelly and Joe started an investigation as it looks like Jim is the one who started the fire to kill off the mother-in-law, Phyllis. It turns out she was sitting on a pile of cash, as Gallo says he had to physically stop the child from going inside as he lost everything in that fire. Matt shouts at him so Gallo apologizes before walking away in silence. Kelly says he has figured out a way on how to break Jim.
Ritter finds Gallo, saying he is new to 51 too and doesn’t have room to give him advice but the one place he knows about the firehouse is he has to be himself. The rule about not going into a fire alone is also a rule that applies in the firehouse and encourages him to speak to Casey about whatever is going on with him.
CPD Adam Rusek (Patrick John Flueger) meets Kelly, Joe and the guys from the truck. They are hoping Jim will find out Trevor was about to run into the burning house that he will feel guilty enough to confess or hopefully his wife will flip on him. They call Jim and Kristen outside, revealing that Trevor tried to run into the house to save his grandmother and had Gallo not stopped him, they both would have been dead. Kelly tells Jim he should have made sure the kid was further away from the fire when he started it. Kristen thinks it is crazy that they would think Jim started the fire as Adam reveals what this whole thing is going to cause to his family.
He says Trevor will be put in the CPS until this issue is resolved. Kristen pipes up that Jim didn’t do it, she did! Jim looks utterly shocked, as she begs for them to not send Trevor away. She reveals she read about the fires where people just fell asleep in the fires and hoped her mother would go the same way. She keeps apologizing to Jim as Adam takes her away to the precinct.
Boden and Herrmann cannot understand what people are capable of but their chat is interrupted by shouting women, causing Boden to watch as Stella flips out on another female firefighter. She tells Chief Boden and Herrmann that the women’s lounge is a disaster and she needs help from him to shut it down. He agrees that if she sets things right in the blue office he will make sure that no one from another firehouse will set foot in it again. He reminds her that the community she was trying to create in there, she already had out there in the regular lounge. Herrmann says it will be nice to have them back in the common room as they were missed. They hug it out.
Joe tells Kelly he missed his calling on being a detective. Joe was thinking about his wedding and he would have asked Otis but since he has passed away, he would like to ask Kelly if he would be his best man. Kelly nods and says, “Hell yes!” as the two men hug and Joe says drinks are on him.
Gallo knocks on Matt’s door, asking if he can talk to him. The door closes as Gallo sits down, revealing that when he was a kid, he lost his entire family in a house fire but the thing is he heard his sister call out his name from across the hall and he was so scared that he ran for the closet instead of towards her. To this day he doesn’t know if he could have saved her or all of them, so when he saw Trevor the other day so scared for his family, it took him right back to that night and he lost control of himself. He doesn’t know if that means he can be a firefighter anymore but that is what happened. Matt tells him that is what is going to make him a great firefighter. He sits across from him, revealing they all have pain they are living with, but when they can admit to the pain, they should own it and that is when it scars over and makes them stronger and becomes armor for battle. Gallo hated letting Casey down, promising to never do it again. He grabs his bag and leaves Matt’s office more confident.