Chicago Fire 11×09 “Nemesis” is both a really good episode of what this show does well and an episode that, at times, hits you hard with what this show has failed at, especially this season. Some absences loom larger than they have in previous episodes by virtue of the circumstances of the hour, and it’s hard to forget all your grievances when the show continues to focus on them. On the other hand, there are indeed moments when Chicago Fire is a fun, entertaining, and even emotional show. There’s way less rage here than on Chicago P.D., but that’s not exactly a high bar to clear.
If you choose, you can watch this episode and hold onto some of the moments. Hold onto the characters and relationships that really, really work. Hold onto the moments of growth and hope they’re leading somewhere. But it’s not nearly as easy as it was before, and that part is a damn shame.
Here are some teases for Chicago Fire 11×09 “Nemesis”:
- Stellaride is light in the darkness, a safe port in a storm, and hope in the midst of despair.
- This episode has both KEEP THIS CHARACTER and MORE OF THIS CHARACTER, PLEASE.
- David Eigenberg’s Herrmann is usually given the lighter storylines, and there’s a reason why. He absolutely works at playing the straight man in a funny situation. We don’t appreciate what he brings to the show enough, we really don’t.
- “Don’t be an idiot, Gallot” is a whole mood.
- I found myself on Carver’s side for an uncomfortable amount of time during this episode.
- Ritter hasn’t really gotten much to do this first half of the season, other than, you know, judge Gallo, but to be fair, he is really good at that.
- Violet, I’ve got your back. The entirety of 51 has got your back.
- Joe, sometimes it’s all about letting them choose. It truly is.
- Me, still judging the show for the characters they decide are important when Evan Hawkins was right there and didn’t deserve to die the way he did? Naah.
- There’s one scene that involves basically all characters and it’s very, very emotional. Tears? Maybe.
- Kelly Severide loves his wife above all else, that has never been in doubt. But it’s still kinda cool how the show has allowed him to be open with that, instead of just quiet and tortured in his love. We love one man who isn’t afraid to show his emotions.
- Okay, but when does the show return again and how do I make that day tomorrow?
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