‘Chicago Fire’ 8×19 Review: “Light Things Up”

The day we’ve all been waiting for finally happened. Cruz and Chloe got married! But it wouldn’t be an episode of Chicago Fire if everything went smoothly.

Emotions were high in Chicago Fire‘s “Light Things Up”, and it was definitely a memorable episode for everyone at Firehouse 51.

Mr. And Mrs. Cruz

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The day is finally here! Even though I wish the day would have started off better for Cruz, I’m glad the moment is finally here. Thank goodness they were able to film this episode before filming was halted due to corona. I love that Leon came back for his wedding. Cruz deserves the most special day ever, even if it didn’t get off to the greatest start.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful! Even though it didn’t go exactly as Cruz, and Chloe, had hoped for, the ceremony was beautiful. Everyone looked so good! And Severide in a tux?! I will never get tired of seeing that. I am so happy for Cruz. He deserves this. He deserves to be happy. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Cruz!

Brett and the Baby

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As if Julie’s death wasn’t enough for Sylvie, Scott comes and drops the bombshell on her that he wants her to take Julie’s baby. I kind of figured something like that was going to happen, and I can’t say I’m not surprised. I get that Scott is scared and doesn’t feel like he can raise the baby, but I don’t quite understand why he thought Sylvie could. She’s a busy paramedic for one thing, and while she would have all of 51 to support her, it would be a lot for her to handle on her own.

My heart broke for Brett when she was talking to Casey in his office. You could feel her pain and how much she was struggling with everything. Sylvie has gone through so much this season. Brett is definitely one of the strongest characters I know to be able to handle all of it like she has. She deserves so much better than that. She deserves to be happy. No more heartbreak for her, okay writers? Protect Sylvie Brett at all costs.

Protest at 51

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The day got off to an interesting start for everyone at Firehouse 51. And if I’m not mistaken, this isn’t the first time people have tried to take over the firehouse. This time though, it was for a protest involving a completely different firehouse that Firehouse 51 didn’t have anything to do with. Talk about a frustrating start to the day.

This protest didn’t really make a ton of sense to me if I’m being completely honest. So they were protesting the shutdown of Firehouse 87 and increased response times, but they do realize that by chaining themselves to the rigs and shutting down 51 they are delaying response times for other people, right?

Anyway, I’m just glad everything worked out and nobody got too terribly hurt. And kudos to Gallo and Ritter for making that awesome video. Because when it comes to important matters, Chicago really is all on the same side.

Stand Out Scene

The locker room chat between Cruz and Stella was so touching and sweet. Cruz really opened up to her about Otis and the wedding, and it was nice to see. There aren’t really many interactions between Stella and Cruz, which made this scene extra special.

I felt so bad for Cruz in this scene. He really wanted his best friend to be there for his special day. It had to be hard for him knowing he couldn’t be there when they shared so many special things together. And I especially felt bad for him when he saw people climbing over Otis’ memorial knowing there was nothing he could do about it. It was sweet of Stella to try to comfort him.

There must have been so much going through his head regarding everything that was going on for him. But I can’t say I blame him for getting mad about Otis’ memorial. But I think he handled the situation well despite it all. Cruz, and Otis, deserve better than that.

Best Lines

Cruz: “I just thought he’d be here, you know? Standing behind me up on that altar tomorrow.”

Gallo: “We do try to help people. That’s kind of our whole thing as firefighters.”

Foster: “You’re not alone, girl. No matter where you go.”

Herrmann: “I lit a sofa on fire.”

Watch Chicago Fire Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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