I love a good “bottle” episode. Seeing characters have to find their way out of a tricky situation will never get old. I think we learn a lot about the characters in those episodes, and this episode was no exception to that statement. Even thought it was mainly a Cruz and Herrmann episode and we didn’t get much other content, Chicago Fire‘s “My Lucky Day” did not disappoint.
A Not So Lucky Day
If there’s anyone from Chicago Fire that I want by my side during a crisis (besides Severide of course), it’s Cruz and Herrmann. I would probably lose my cool being stuck in an elevator shaft, but those two handled it like pros. But then again, they probably find themselves in situations like this more than they’d like. While Herrmann‘s fortune, and the title of the episode, proved true in the end, it definitely was not their lucky day.
For real though, could Cruz and Herrmann have been stuck in that elevator with two worse people?! Those two were such downers and weren’t making the situation better at all. I’m glad everything turned out okay and Holly eventually changed her attitude, but she would have driven me nuts. Leave it to Herrmann though to keep a positive attitude through the whole situation. His ability to see the good in just about every situation is one of the many reasons I love him.
Daddy Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz is gonna be a dad. I repeat, Joe Cruz is gonna be a dad. I’ve been wondering when this would happen and the fact that it was officially announced makes me so happy. Can Cruz please name his kid Brian or something after Otis? For real though, Joe Cruz is gonna be the best dad. We’ve seen the way he was with Leon and the way he is with Gianna now. When he loves, he loves with his whole heart. And that kid is going to have all of 51 behind them. It doesn’t get much better than that. Believe me when I say that that kid is gonna be so loved.
I really hope this pregnancy doesn’t turn out the the rest of One Chicago pregnancies do. We can never seem to have a successful pregnancy. It’s like they’re doomed or cursed or something. Although, Chloe seems to be more of a side character like Cindy and Donna, so maybe she’s immune to all the bad pregnancy mojo surrounding One Chicago. Let’s hope so for Cruz’s sake. He deserves a happy ending.
All The Otis Feels
So many Otis references this episode! I legit had tears in my eyes when Cruz said it felt like Otis was up there, too. Crotis will forever be one of my favorite Fire friendships. It’s nice to hear them still bring up his name every now and then, even if it is a little painful. Just like Shay’s legacy lived on long after her death, Otis’ legacy will live on, too. It hurts, but it hurts so good.
I miss Otis so much. His death is definitely one fictional death I will never get over. He should have been at Cruz’s wedding, and he would have been the best uncle to his Joe’s kid. Forever missing Brian ‘Otis’ Zvonecek.
Stand Out Scene
The joy on Cruz and Herrmann’s faces when they heard Casey say over the radio that Mouch was okay was so sweet. Mouch is very fortunate, just like any fire fighter after every call, that he was not seriously injured. It was another great ending to an unfortunate call.
The friendship between everyone at 51 and the way they all genuinely care about each other is one of my favorite things about Chicago Fire. The family dynamic on this show is not like the other One Chicago shows. 51 is family. There’s simply no denying that.
Cruz: It felt like someone else was up there too. Otis.
Cruz: Actually, Chloe just told me that she’s pregnant this morning.
Cruz: What if this world is too tragic to bring a child into?
Herrmann: You have seen enough of this world to know sucker punches can come from every which way, but there is more good out than bad out there. I promise you that.
Herrmann: Just think ‘what would Otis do?’
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.