Chicago Fire: 6×1 It Wasn’t Enough
The episode started out just as everyone thought it would, the whole who lives and who dies. Only for no one to die in the end and yet in a way it’s good that they didn’t kill off another fan favorite or main character. The articles leading up the premiere all hyped up that someone was going to die. It was a big disappointment when that didn’t happen, but everyone got out and Casey ended up getting a medal. Why is it that Casey got the medal? Why didn’t Herman or Severide? After all Herman risked his life to save his fellow firefighter and friend. So, Casey nearly dies saving someone, which did he end up saving the person, and he gets a medal. The medal ceremony was really to make us think Casey had been killed, but it was a poor excuse for misleading.
I enjoy Chicago Fire and will continue to watch it for however long it is on for. It’s just this episode became this big claque episode and everything you thought you knew going into it was wrong. Maybe it was my mind trying to say that someone was going to die. In fact, my mind was convinced Casey was going to meet his maker in the premiere, but how wrong was I after all can’t hurt the precision Gabby Dawson. That is another story. It was just something about this premiere episode that screamed someone wasn’t going to make it out again and as much as that would have sucked as a fan it would have been gratifying to know It wasn’t a cop out. You get to see that this is a dangerous job and sometimes not everyone makes it out alive or makes it out unscathed. I kind of get they are doing that with Mouch, but it doesn’t seem like enough. Casey had embraced that fact that he wasn’t going to make it out and stay goodbye to Gabby while his team all heard this. I just think there should be something more from Casey about this, but I guess when you put your life on the line running into burning buildings you have to prepare that there is a chance you may not make it home one day. We did get to see some of Gabby dealing with what had happened during that fire and how she felt about Casey saying goodbye to her. She ran from the Chaplin, was avoiding speaking to someone about it and by the end of the episode she yelled at him and told him never to say goodbye again.
Continuing with this topic of big fires and who lives and who dies, the fire at the school in the end I was expecting Donna end up dying. I know I’m morbid and why do I want all these characters to die, truth is I don’t. It was just all the articles and interviews I had read that made be believe that by the end of the episode someone was going to die. Since it was Severide, Casey, Kidd, Herman or Mouch, it meant it had to be Donna, right? Nope, not Donna. While I was surprised that Donna didn’t die, I was truly the happiest about this one. There is no need to kill off Donna, she needs to stay in a safe zone and not be anywhere near something dangerous. It was nice way of continuing to the next episode. Within the last few minutes Donna drops this bomb shell and then you are like ‘What? Wait you can’t just end it there. I need more, I need to know what happened.’ It’s moments like these that bring you back to the series week after week.
Despite all the things I thought where wrong with the episode, it was an all-around good season premiere. It had suspense, drama, heartache, romance and humor. It picked up right where It left off and just keep going throughout the whole episode. You’ve got Mouch wanting to try and be a different kind of person then he was when he went into that fire. Severide and his playboy ways are back and he’s got his eyes on the new blonde in town, who happens to be Brett’s good friends from her home town. You know this is only going to cause trouble within the firehouse and in Brett’s life. Also with Severide he reached out his hand to help out his fellow co-worker Kidd and offered her a place to stay, since she had recently become homeless. That is going to be something that is really going to explode somewhere down the road. Gabby’s father has hit the road and looking for some new work, so Casey and Gabby are once again alone in their house. It will be interesting to see where all these roads take use throughout the season.