Chicago Fire Winter Premiere Recap 01/08/20: Season 8 Episode 10 “Hold Our Ground”

Chicago Fire Winter Premiere Recap 01/08/20: Season 8 Episode 10 "Hold Our Ground"

Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all-new Wednesday, January 8, 2020, season 8 episode 10 called, “Hold Our Ground,” and we have your Chicago Fire recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire season 8 episode 10 as per the NBC synopsis, “Members of Firehouse 51 are dismayed to learn their boundaries have been redrawn to overlap with an adjacent station and problems quickly arise. Casey and Gallo hunt a missing piece of equipment. Brett and Foster find themselves at odds. Mouch tries the find the recipient of a mysterious letter he discovers.

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Chicago Fire begins tonight with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) pulling the arsonist outside of the factory, thanks to the help of CPD and Wendy Seager (Andy Allo). Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) arrives and hugs Severide, saying he scared the hell out of her.

The following morning, Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) has no updates for Firehouse 51 but wants everyone to focus on the shift ahead. HQ is reevaluating deployment data, making a change so there is now several block overlap with Firehouse 20. Stella arrives, revealing that Severide has mild smoke inhalation, no serious wounds and cleared for duty back at OFI.

When everyone is dismissed, Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) wants to know why Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) was jumping out of his skin? He says he was just reacting like everyone else, but they feel he was being dramatic. He says the medic there was the absolute worse. Gallo informs Cruz and Randall “Mouch’ McHolland (Christian Stolte) that the medic and he trained together and has a bad attitude, always wanting to fight; but begs them not to say anything.

Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) is in the dining area on her phone when Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) spots her. She suggests helping her with inventory so they can go get a smoothie but everyone is suddenly sent out to a call involving street racers that have hit a mail truck. They notice one of the cars has nitrous oxide in it and the situation just became critical; Stella tries to help the mail woman who is stuck in her flipped over a truck. Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) warns them the nitrous is about to blow as the whistling gets louder. Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) orders Firehouse 20 to take cover as they pull out the driver and the car blows.

They are able to introduce each other as Emily and Sylvie are about to transport their patient, but end up fighting over who is better capable of taking care of her. It is clear the tension between the two women. Gallo is attending to the racer when the EMT he was talking about from 20 is there, she berates him for yanking a victim around like a ragdoll, but he tries to explain about the bottle of nitrous oxide, slowly walking away. Ritter (Daniel Kyri) says she wasn’t someone he was expecting, he was expecting someone scarier as she seems, cool, smart and cute. Ritter says he is gay but he isn’t blind.

Mouch is picking up the mail as Stella makes fun of him, saying no one uses mail anymore. He says there is something about the written word that can’t be replaced with emails.

Meanwhile, Severide is confronted by Captain Tom Van Meter (Tim Hopper) who says he went beyond the call of duty on this call with the arsonist to free an innocent man. He reprimands him, saying he is gifted investigator but he is fired but wants him go back to Firehouse 51 as soon as possible and do what he does best. Andy says she can’t say she won’t miss the help, but he promises to see her around. She says just because he is back on Squad doesn’t mean she can’t use the help from time to time and he doesn’t seem the type to be tied down to one thing for long.

Back at Firehouse 51, Stella tells Casey they are missing the Jaw and Gallo is 100% sure he put it back. Matt says he will call Firehouse 20. Sylvie finds Emily reorganizing the rig, again disagreeing. Sylvie asks Emily to put things back the way they were as they also need to put things past the other shifts too. Emily calls Sylvie “boss” which irritates her but she walks away instead. Emily punches the rig; something Stella notices. Emily feels command is getting to Sylvie’s head.

Mouch finds a letter stuck to the bottom of his boot, but isn’t much on it to find out who it belongs to. They don’t have a chance to deal with it when they receive another call. CPD needs assistance when they find an old man chained to a bad outside, Gallo realizes the robbers could have used their jaws to get at the ATM machine at the store and suggests taking a look.

CPD comes to the firehouse, Casey doesn’t recognize the person who has the jaws; but CPD informs him and Boden that finding the jaws is not high on their priority list; eventually, these robbers will get cocky and get caught. Matt isn’t satisfied as Boden tells him to request for a new tool, but in the meantime “eyes forward.”

Gallo keeps warning people about Violet from Firehouse 20, saying she will always try to one-up him and they are not understanding him as she is the devil. Matt catches the end of the conversation. Gallo feels responsible for the tool but Matt says it isn’t and to get some rest. Gallo refuses to give up, saying they saw a photo and maybe there is something else they can try, as he has friends who are big on the racing scene.

Mouch brings the letter to the post office, but there is no address on the envelope and they will not accept it. He feels there is no respect for written correspondence and takes the letter with him. Meanwhile, Gallo and Matt go to the shop and find out the man they told to leave the scene in the pick-up truck was the one who stole their jaws of life. He doesn’t know the man’s name, only does the modifications on the vehicles and what the kids do with them is their business.

Firehouse 20 is taking all the glory for the crash involving the street racing, something that irks Herrmann, and Cruz. Engine 20 shows u p at Molly’s, saying since they are working together they should be drinking together. Violet comes to bother Gallo, harassing him about the c-collar on the patient who they yanked from the exploding car. Capp and Ritter laugh at the bickering.

Stella finds Sylvie all alone at her table, who is being antisocial. They discuss Foster and how she is riled up about something. Stella listens to both sides, suggesting that Sylvie tells Foster directly what she is feeling but when Emily walks in, Sylvie walks out not feeling up to an argument. Emily follows her outside demanding that she speak to her. She tells her Emily had no right to question her as it was not her call to make. Her education doesn’t make her better than Sylvie as her years of experience in the field trump the schooling. She chose this life, it wasn’t a backup plan or second choice, and if she doesn’t like that she can pick another firehouse because Sylvie is losing her patience fast.

Stella tells Kelly how horrible the vibe was between Sylvie and Emily, but he is sure it will work out. Kelly gets a text from Seager. He says she may be sticking around for a bit if she needs help and Stella acts like she is okay with it.

Mouch continues to try to figure out who the letter is for. He explains to Ritter how his dad used to travel long distances for work and how he used to draw his Rs, even the smell of his cigars in the letters. This letter means that to someone. Ritter looks at the letter, uses another paper and pencil, scribbling over it to find an address, giving Mouch a smile.

Kelly is greeted with cheers and claps, as Capp pretends he didn’t know him. Kelly decides to drill them to see how sloppy they got while he was gone; they all moan. Sylvie notices how odd Stella is acting now that Severide is back and questions her. She admits that she is getting a bad vibe from Seager and can’t act the same way she did when Taylor was there. She finds Foster walking by and is not about to let them continue fighting. She tells them she is not getting in the middle of their drama, but she has to say her peace; there are three women on their shift and she is asking for a minute for them to set aside their stuff and hear each other out because 51 needs them and she needs them. She asks for a truce but they are called out to a structure fire before they can say anything.

Unfortunately on the way, Truck 20 takes the call and Truck 81 is told to return to the Firehouse, suddenly Matt notices the red pickup truck that stole the jaws of life and Matt calls CPD; ordering them to come quick but they don’t have time and he begins to run. They turn on their lights and sirens and give chase. They are hoping to cut him off on the streets, along with the ambulance, working together to block him in. Squad 3, Truck 81 and Ambo 61 got him, the women have him trapped as he is about to play chicken with the ambulance when he becomes trapped.

Suddenly before he can go any further, they are surrounded by firetrucks and he has nowhere to go, and the jaws are recovered. Boden doesn’t want to know the details on how they got it back, but Casey tells him he can cancel the equipment order. Foster apologizes to Sylvie, who explains her med class had a reunion and she saw photos online which got her thinking about the road not taken and she has been overcompensating. Sylvie tells her she kicks ass at her job and this is her life and her choice. They hold hands and smile.

Mouch brings the letter to the address on the envelope to the woman it should have gone to. She explains that the letter was written by her husband just before he died and she doesn’t know what to say. She says it may sound strange but it is like he brought her husband home and she cannot thank him enough.

Herrmann is listening to the Captain from Firehouse 20 and cannot handle it anymore. He charges him 6 bucks, 3 for the drink and 3 for being a local celebrity. Stella walks over when Seager walks in and sits beside Severide. She pulled another case that would interest him, suggesting they could grab lunch tomorrow. Severide spots Stella, saying he appreciates her thinking of him but he needs to put his focus where it belongs with Squad 3, House 51 and sort of keep himself tied down to one thing. She hears him loud and clear and to keep himself safe. Stella smiles and suggests that Herrmann would probably let her sneak out early, just the two of them; he’d love that.

Gallo dumps his beer all over Violet, lightly cleaning it up. She comments on his swaggered and he comments on watching her at the gym. The two end up at the apartment, where he wants her to agree this is a one-time thing but she tells him to stop saying stupid things and just kiss her.