Chicago shows up for each other, and that’s what happened in Chicago Fire‘s “A Chicago Welcome.” It’s how they do it. This week’s episode really tugged at the heartstrings. But when Derek Haas writes the episode, you really can’t expect anything less.
The man is a genius writer, but he likes to play with our emotions.
While I like that Brett, Cruz, and Foster are living together now, Foster wasn’t being the most considerate roommate. I mean, who tells their roommate that they can’t be in their own place, especially after you just moved in? I get that she was excited about her new living arrangements (I mean, who wouldn’t want to live with Brett and Cruz?) and wanted to party with her friends, but she needed to take them into consideration before throwing them out of their own place.
If you ask me, Cruz had every right to be mad at Foster. I would be mad too if my roommate just moved in and was already kicking me out of my own place. He definitely felt a little left out and unappreciated, especially since he was excited to go to Foster’s party. I’m just glad they seemed to work things out in the end and are still friends. After all, even friends have misunderstandings sometimes.
Oh My Gorsch
I’ll just got ahead and say what we’re all thinking: I never liked Gorsch. I don’t like anyone who tries to screw 51, but Gorsch was particularly annoying. So I was not happy when I saw that he was back for this episode. I guess I got a little too comfortable with the thought of Gorsch being gone for good. Hopefully since he got fired he’ll stay gone this time. One can only hope.
But I have to say, as much as I didn’t like Gorsch, I was kinda hoping that he would redeem himself and that his heart really was in the right place this time. Of course I knew it was too good to be true, but I like to think that everyone is worthy of a second chance. But if there’s one thing I know about people like Gorsch, it’s that they can’t be trusted.
Chicago Shows Up For Each Other
This episode showed 51 and all of Chicago showing up when it was needed. I absolutely loved all the unity that was showed in this week’s episode. From saving the little boy to showing support for the old man who just lost his wife, it was so cool to see people helping out and caring for complete strangers.
The story of the old man this episode absolutely broke my heart. To lose your wife, your home, and have nobody else around for you has to be devastating. I can’t even imagine going through that. I loved how 51, and especially Brett and Casey, showed up for him and supported him at the hospital and at his wife’s funeral. Leave it to Derek Hass to make us an emotional mess.
Stand Out Scene
When everyone at 51 showed up for the funeral because the old man didn’t have any family, I about lost it. It was so touching to see, and seeing the old man cry just about made me cry. He was ready to say goodbye by himself, but instead random strangers who he didn’t really know, and who didn’t know his wife, came to support him. Where’s a tissue when you need one?
I think the whole concept of “Chicago shows up for each other” was a pretty cool concept. It goes to show that when someone in your community is hurting or needs someone for whatever reason, you’re there for them.
Brett: Chicago shows up for each other
Herrmann: We’re still the same, you and me
Stella: You look like you’re about to toss an electronic store
Casey: If anyone can handle this kind of bomb dropped in their lap, it’s you
Watch Chicago Fire Wednesdays at 9/8C on NBC