Casey's term as alderman seemed to be getting off to a pretty rocky start.
Making a deal wasn't working for him, but that didn't mean he was going to give up.
Victor was one determined kid, and thanks to Casey and his firehouse family, we got one of the most heartwarming scenes ever on Chicago Fire Season 4 Episode 19.
There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity, but no one should ever have to feel scared to walk out his own front door. All Victor wanted to do was walk to his graduation on his own two feet, and he wasn't about to let anyone stop that from happening.
While Casey understood and respected Victor's decision, he wouldn't have been able to live with himself if something happened to him. His compromise was to walk Victor to his graduation himself, but he wasn't the only one looking out for him.
Watching the camera pan from Boden to the rest of the firefighters lining the street was a beautiful shot. Victor made it to school safely, and Casey punctuated the moment with the perfect parting words:
Chief Boden once told me, "a hero's not somebody who's unafraid, it's the guy who's scared to death and does what's right anyway."Casey
Casey has always done what's right, and there's a good chance Victor will take after his new role model.
Of course the whole thing wound up on YouTube, because, what doesn't these days? Casey may have an opportunity to pursue national politics, which would be interesting. He definitely seemed intrigued by the idea, but it would mean giving up being a firefighter. Is that something Casey would be able to do?
He's only been an alderman for a few weeks and has no other political experience, but he's already making quite the impression. Is it only a matter of time before he's Senator Casey?
Meanwhile, Severide watching Detective Holloway's son kind of came out of nowhere. There hadn't been any indication that they kept in touch after working that one case together, but it looks like we'll be seeing more of her. I'm a little concerned something is going to happen to her to keep her from testifying.
JJ is a cute kid, and you will never see me complain about more Pouch, but I don't think Severide is ready to be a dad if that's where this story line is heading.
Brett: You should definitely get that looked at.
Otis: Oh my God, are you saying I have cancer?
Brett: No Otis, I'm not saying you have cancer. I'm saying get a doctor to look at it so you don't give yourself an ulcer.
So, should we be worried about Otis? Those bruises looked pretty bad. He really should not have walked out without getting the blood tests.
I get that he's scared, but it's better to know one way or the other. Leukemia is not the only cause of bruising, and if it's something else, it could put his mind at ease. And if he does have cancer, starting treatment sooner is better than later.
Hopefully he comes to his senses and gets the test done soon.
Speaking of Otis, where was his wedding hook-up? I was hoping that wasn't just a one time thing and we'd see her again. She seemed pretty perfect for him.
The Bar Olympics were good for some silly fun during an otherwise heavy installment. Herrmann should have known better than to let Dawson judge a competition involving Kidd. Was he really surprised to find out they were in cahoots?
I've never really understood how Molly's only has the three owners as employees. Do they just not open when they're on shift? Do they never get to take vacations? No wonder business is down, they're probably not open enough, and their entire clientele is pretty much cops, firefighters, and doctors.
We'll see how Kidd does as the new manager. It could be pretty entertaining to see her make a whole bunch of changes and completely freak out Herrmann.
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Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.