Well guys, it seems as though our boys are finally changing their ways. Chicago Fire‘s “Blow This Up Somehow” saw some major changes with them, especially Severide. They still have a ways to go, but it seems like they are finally seeing the error of their ways and want to turn things around. However, they still made some mistakes this episode and we are far from in the clear. In regards to Stellaride, I was worried that Severide really was gonna blow that up somehow.
All Things Stellaride
While things were looking up for Stellaride at the end of this episode, the beginning was anything but. I mean, Stella tells him that she’s gonna be staying at Brett’s again, and all he can say back is “do what you gotta do”? DO BETTER, Severide. I mean, Stella was so upset about Severide and the way he’s been acting that she actually thought about skipping out on the Lieutenant’s test. Not only that, but she questioned their entire relationship to Brett.
That ending scene though, was everything. Severide finally came clean to Stella about what’s been going on, and it looks like things are finally looking up for them. I think one, and probably the only, good thing that came from this though is that Severide understands Stella a little more now. He now knows that she’s had more experience with people trying to shake her confidence than he realizes. Hopefully Severide will learn from his mistake and they really won’t let each other get away again. We almost lost Stellaride, and I don’t want to go through that again.
Mallo was in full swing this episode. Gianna feeling guilty about Gallo getting sent home and then going to check up on him at his place was kind of adorable. Things between Mallo are definitely heating up, and fast. I don’t know if they are technically a couple now or not, but they are definitely heading in that direction.
Mallo is still not my favorite. I don’t know why, I just don’t ship them yet. Their banter is cute and their scenes are adorable, but I just can’t get behind the idea of them as a couple. I want Gallo to be happy and Gianna seems to make him happy, but I liked him and Violet a lot more. Speaking of which, Gallo seems to have a thing for paramedics. First Violet, now Gianna. It seems like Gallo definitely has a type. Hopefully for Gallo’s sake Gianna lasts a little longer than Violet did.
Casey’s in His Feels
Casey was really going through it this episode. From his angry outburst at Gallo, to the way he stared at Sylvie with heart eyes until she drove away in the ambo, it’s clear that Casey was going through some things. I can’t say that I blame him though, what with the whole Sylvie of it all. He has a lot on his mind, and he was bound to take all that frustration out somewhere. However, I think Casey would definitely benefit from some healthier coping strategies.
I’m glad it seems that Casey is finally getting in touch with his feelings. However, now that it seems he’s finally processed his feelings for Sylvie and realized they aren’t going away, he needs to do something about it. Casey can be stubborn, so I don’t think he’s going to take this loss lying down. He’s got to fight for Sylvie and tell her everything he told Severide about not being able to get past what happened between them. I’ve said this before, but if Brettsey is going to stand any sort of chance, Brett needs to know that Casey’s feelings are real. It won’t be easy and it’s probably gonna take some grand gesture and Matt really proving it to her, but Brett needs to know that’s she’s not just his backup plan.
Stand Out Scene
Stella and Sylvie’s girl time in the bunk room was everything. Thank goodness those two have had each other these past few episodes, because lord knows their boys weren’t there for them. I love how Sylvie tried to reassure Stella that Severide has really changed since the two of them got together, because he has. We all just find it hard to kick our old habits sometimes. That does not excuse Severide’s behavior, but Stella needed to know that she really has changed him.
I love Stella and Sylvie’s friendship. The girl talk between them this season has been one of my favorite things. We all need a little girl talk sometimes. Hell, even Casey and Severide have their cigar chats. Sometimes it’s just nice to know that someone has your back. Their aren’t many females at 51, so I’m glad that Stella and Sylvie have found comfort in confiding in each other.
Stella: I needed you to do what you do best. To tell me “you’ve got this, Stella Kidd”
Stella: Kelly, I didn’t become a firefighter as a white guy with my father at the top of the chain. I came up alone, fighting every step of the way, with people looking down on me and doing whatever they could to shake my confidence. I have a built in armor that you will never understand.
Severide: What I thought is…you’ve earned every part of this yourself. Everybody should know that
Severide: This attitude of yours, is exactly why I know you’ve got this, Stella Kidd. And it’s why, I know how badly I screwed up, and it’s why, I’m never gonna let you go away from me again.
Stella: Pretty soon we’re gonna be in the same rank, so listen up. I am the one who’s never gonna let YOU get away again.
Stella: Everybody warned me that Kelly wasn’t the settling down type, that he would blow this up somehow, some way.
Sylvie: But he’s changed so much since you two got together.
Stella: Does anybody ever really change? What if everything I thought we had together was wrong?
Casey: It’s been rough trying to get past what happened with Sylvie. And turns out, being with anyone else just makes it worse.
Casey: Losing a firefighter is the worst thing that can happen to an officer. I would know.
Severide: As long as your frustration is with Gallo and not with something unrelated. You seem a little off lately.
Casey: I can’t be your babysitter, Gallo. Come back when you have your head on straight.
Mackey: I know how nervous you get when I’m within reach.
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.