Station 19 Season 1 Episode 3 Review: Contain the Flame

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On Station 19 Season 1 Episode 3, Andy is still in charge as captain and makes the wrong call. Meanwhile, when it's Jack's turn to be captain, he shines and makes smart choices that come from experience.

I can already see three episodes in that Andy's cockiness is going to land her in trouble and possibly risk the safety of her team.

She needs not only to lead but listen. She's too stubborn and too focused on proving herself and not focused enough on the task at hand. It's going to backfire big time.

Station 19 on the Roof Season 1 Episode 3

As she is right now, she can't lead. The backfire is coming, and someone will get hurt because of it. Soon.

I am still shipping Andy with Ryan. I like Jack, even more now that I've seen him lead, but not him and Andy together. She and Ryan have history, and you can't duplicate that kind of history with anybody else. Andy knows it, Ryan knows it, and we all know. The captain knows it too, which is why he's giving Ryan such a hard time.

You're good, Herrera. You're still green.


Like I said before, there are going to be all kinds of twists and turns before they get there, but Andy and Ryan will end up together. Cop and firefighter.

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Montgomery is right that Andy is too green for the captain position. They're trying to steer the viewers in the direction that she's not going to get captain with all the comments being made by the chief and Montgomery, but they're making it way too easy.

Captain Gives Ryan a Hard Time - Station 19 Season 1 Episode 3

They're trying to lead us by the nose to believe all the odds are against her, and she won't make it, just to flip it around and give it to her.

Not so fast though!

My opinion? She won't get promoted. She's not ready. Jack is, and that's going to hit her hard. She might even quit over it for a little bit, but she'll be back.

My favorite firefighter, by far, is Dean. He's great comic relief, but he's more than that. He's funny, but he's sweet and smart and just comfy.

I'm not a kindergarten teacher. Do better!

Chief Frankel

He's one of those guys you can rely on and say anything to because he makes you feel at ease. I love him.

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Montgomery is still playing a small role. He's a quiet guy, and I'm curious what role he's going to play in the long run. We don't know much about him yet except that he likes to observe, and he's been around for a long while. He's the wise one.

I previously said Andy and Maya's relationship was like Mer and Christina's on Grey's. I may be revising that. They do have those moments, and they appear to be best friends, but there are going to be problems between those two.

Andy Captain for the Day - Station 19 Season 1 Episode 3

I don't see the love between them like Meredith and Christina, and I don't think the banter between the two and their different personalities are going to keep them BFFs. They're more best friends of convenience than best friends from genuine 'you're my person' love.

I want to talk about Ben for a moment. He's excited to be a firefighter. It's exciting! I get it. But he needs to learn to compartmentalize his feelings and chill a bit when on calls, or he's going to get himself killed, and that's really going to make me exasperated for Bailey and Tuck.

Well dipped, Herrera. Well dipped.


Hopefully, he'll listen to the advice from Dean and Vic, but it's easier said than done. I'm looking forward to seeing his growth in this role. He's still using his medical skills, which makes sense, and I like that, but he's going to have to learn to let go when the patients get to the ambulance. That's gonna be tough for him, but he'll get it.

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At first, I didn't think the captain was going to survive his cancer, but now I have hope. He's a tough old bird, and I don't think he's going to be going anywhere anytime soon. That makes me happy because I like him, and I like Miguel Sandoval, so he needs to stick around.

Who do you think is a better choice for captain? Andy or Jack? Who's your favorite firefighter so far? Do you think the chief is too tough on Andy?

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Contain the Flame Review

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Station 19 Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Buttering me up won't get you in my daughter's pants.

Captain Herrera

I'm not a kindergarten teacher. Do better!

Chief Frankel