‘Chicago Fire’ 8×16 Review: “The Tendency of a Drowning Victim”

Chicago Fire‘s “The Tendency of a Drowning Victim” was a roller-coaster of emotions. I’m just gonna say that I hate it when Casey and Severide fight. Please never let them do it again. But thankfully they were able to put there differences aside and work together. Because they make a pretty great team.

Conned By A Con Man

CHICAGO FIRE — “The Tendency of a Drowning Victim” Episode 816 — Pictured: (l-r) Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz — (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)

I knew something was fishy with that whole situation from the get-go. Especially when Lisa Burke came walking into the firehouse. Then when Lisa said that her fiance was driving the car, and Severide said the throttle was tampered with, I knew this wasn’t just an accident. I’ll admit though, with the way Lisa was acting when Casey was talking to her, I thought she might have had something to do with it. Regardless, something just wasn’t adding up to me.

I kind of felt bad for Lisa once I found out what really happened. That girl lost everything to a man who she thought loved her and she was gonna spend the rest of her life with. Thankfully they were able to find him though and give Lisa some kind of justice.

Diets Are No Fun

CHICAGO FIRE — “The Tendency of a Drowning Victim” Episode 816 — Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd — (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)

Stella and Boden going on the surplus diet together was pretty hilarious. They are both pretty stubborn people who don’t like to give up. And Ritter and Gallo trying to cook separate meals for Stella and Boden was pretty comical, too. I’m glad those two had each other’s backs though. I love how supportive those two are of each other.

I loved that Stella was willing to go on the diet with Boden and support him. He’s been so supportive of her, so the fact that she was willing to support him this time was really touching. I love the support that those two give everyone at 51, especially each other.

Herrmann’s Big Heart

Herrmann wanting to help Lily out so badly was the sweetest thing ever. He was even going to give Lily a personal loan before Cindy told him it couldn’t work. He cares so much about his 51 family. I just love Herrmann so much. He is so humble, too. His reaction when Lily said that he’s the smartest business owner was the cutest. Herrmann has the biggest heart. Period.

I loved the moment when Herrmann told Lily that she will always be a part of the 51 family. Because she definitely will be. Even though Otis is gone and no longer at 51, that doesn’t mean Lily has to stay away. I think it’s so sweet that Herrmann and the rest of the family still welcome Lily with open arms and make her feel included at 51. 51 really is like a giant family, and Lily will always be family.

Getting to Know Brett

I’m so glad that Sylvie is having such a good relationship with her birth mom. She deserves it, and she deserves to be happy. And it’s so sweet that they both care so much about each other. I love that her birth mom is really trying to get to know her. And it was sweet how concerned Sylvie got when her birth mom starting feeling pains. I’m glad Sylvie is finally starting to feel happy again.

I’m still not quite sure how I feel about Sylvie’s birth mom, though. But as long as Sylvie’s happy, I’m happy. And how cute was that picture of baby Sylvie?! Sylvie loved that picture. I loved how Sylvie introduced Matt to her birth mom. I just thought it was sweet since Matt and been with her and supported her through this whole thing. I just hope this continues to be a good relationship, for Sylvie’s sake.

Stand Out Scene

Casey and Lisa Burke going to the con artist’s door and calling him out was the greatest scene ever. The look on the man’s face when he knew he was caught was priceless. I love fearless Matt Casey. Casey is willing to do just about anything to make sure justice is served and I love it. The man got what he deserved, courtesy of Matt Casey.

The guy has a wife and kids?! WHAT?! I did not see that one coming. The guy seemed a little shady to me from the start, but I was not expecting him to have a family. That just made the whole situation a lot crazier.

Best Lines

Brett: Matt, you weighed the variables, and you made a decision. That’s what makes you a good captain. The fact that you beat yourself up about it afterwards is, what makes you a good person

Stella: It’s nice to have your back for once. Cause you always have mine

Herrmann: You are always, and I mean always, going to be a part of this 51 family

Boden: Do I look like I need to lose weight?!

Ritter: We’re firefighters damn it!

Boden: I am not a weak man

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