ONE CHICAGO Women: CHICAGO FIRE “Down is Better” (6×06) recap
With CHICAGO P.D. preempted last minute for the World Series, CHICAGO FIRE was riding solo in the ONE CHICAGO world this week and with this being the fall finale due to Thursday Night Football, we were left wondering what’s going to happen with some of our beloved characters when the show returns in early 2018. For now though, let’s rewind to what happened with the leading ladies of the show last night…
Well, we warned you last week to watch your back around Hope, Kidd and we were right. After heroically rescuing a baby during a call, Kidd is stunned when she’s later given transfer papers to the CFD Public Relations department effective from next shift. Say what now? It doesn’t make any sense, considering what an asset Kidd is to 51 and something her captain, Casey, will vouch for. After shift, Kidd drowns her sorrows with one too many – or rather two too many – drinks at Molly’s, to the point where a bemused Severide has to take her home. When they get back to the apartment, she kisses him but he pushes her away and tells her that he doesn’t want it to happen like that. (But not denying that he doesn’t want it to happen if you know what I mean.) The next morning, she claims she can’t remember anything past Molly’s but we don’t know… Anyway, as Kidd spends her first day at her new job, Casey and Boden do a bit of sleuthing to find out how Kidd’s transfer happened. They hit a bit of a dead end, but Casey is persistent and round two of sleuthing, this time with Hermann, leads him to Chief Mullins – yes the same guy who recently promoted Casey. As the pieces are put together, we return back to 51 and discover that Hope forged Mullins’ signature on the transfer papers! Hope tries to talk her way out of the situation but thankfully Boden is a wise man and tells her to pack up things and go. FINALLY!
You’ve got to feel bad for poor sweet Brett after the truth about Hope was revealed this week, especially after Brett finally caught on at the end of last week’s episode that her friend was not as innocent as she seemed and had already warned her against messing with her firehouse family. When the truth is revealed towards the end of the episode, Brett arrives home to find Hope waiting outside her building. She tells Brett that it’s all a misunderstanding and begs her to hear her out, but fool me once; shame on you, fool me twice; shame on me and Brett refuses to be the fool and walks away from her former hometown friend. Next shift when Kidd is back at 51, Brett apologizes to the house for bringing Hope into their home and for all the drama that was caused. You can tell that she wants Brett to acknowledge her apology but before she can approach her, a call comes in for Ambulance 61 – a man has been injured at a train station. When Brett and Dawson arrive at the scene, they’re informed that a man was yelling at a woman and when a stranger tried to intervene, the man stabbed the stranger several times. As we get closer to the victim, we see him lying down in a growing pool of blood, when Dawson turns the stranger over, she is shocked to see that it’s her dad and that is the last CHICAGO FIRE scene for 2017! The pressure is going to be on for Brett to take the lead on this case, that’s for sure.
As much as Dawson loves her dad, it’s hard for her being the only one in the family that can support him (Antonio refuses to talk to him and her mother deletes her ex-husband’s messages) so seeing her pretty frustrated with him this week is probably long overdue. Ramon Dawson has started a new job but he’s got a difference of opinion with his bosses. Dawson advises her dad to keep his head low and wait a year before he starts making suggestions to them. Ramon pretty much ignores her advice and asks if Casey can speak to his former alderman buddies. Dawson is not impressed that her dad would ask such a thing and politely shuts the idea down, telling him that Casey is not involved with the politics anymore. When Casey receives a call from a former alderman colleague and is upset that his father-in-law is tossing his name around to advance in his job, Dawson assures her husband that she’ll take care of it. It’s time for her to give him some tough love and she does, so it’s a shock when she goes out on a call at the end of the episode and discovers her dad is the victim and it looks pretty bad! Also in this episode, Otis proposes to save a bar in his neighborhood by going into business with the current owners and rebranding it as an extension of Molly’s, called “Molly’s North”. Once he sets out a proposal to his partners Dawson and Hermann and takes them to the venue, it looks like this plan could move forward!
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