Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 10: "Hold Our Ground" Quotes
Arsonist: Why? Why’d you come back?
Severide: I’m a firefighter.
Cruz: What was that? The second the chief mentioned 20 you were about the jump out of your skin.
Gallo: What do you mean? I was just reacting like everyone else.
Cruz: No, that was different. Dramatic.
Gallo: OK, so the medic over there is just the absolute worst. We went through EMT training together at the Academy. Bad attitude. Super competitive. Always looking for an opportunity to fight. I tried to get along but by the end, I would have locked myself in the Academy smokebox just to create distance between us.
Gallo: Anyway, you didn’t hear that from me.
Ritter: She wasn’t what I was expecting.
Gallo: Really, what were you expecting?
Ritter: I don’t know. Someone scarier, but she seems cool and smart and cute.
Gallo: Dude, she’s not cute.
Ritter: Gallo, I’m gay, but I’m not blind.
Kidd: Look at all this junk.
Mouch: One person’s junk, is another person’s private thoughts on paper.
Kidd: Mouch, this is a cash for gold ad. Normal people don’t use the post office anymore.
Mouch: I know it’s hard to imagine with your email and Facebook and Myspace, but there’s something about the written word that can’t be replicated in electrons.
Kidd: You’re right. Can’t imagine it.
Van Meter: I’ll hand it to you, lieutenant. You got a flair for the heroic. You went well about the call of duty to apprehend a professional arsonist while freeing an innocent man.
Severide: Just doing what I was assigned to do.
Van Meter: And in the process you broke, let’s see, one, two, I’ll round up and say a thousand standing orders, maxed out your overtime for the year, nearly got yourself killed to close a case that was already closed.
Van Meter: Severide, you are one of the most gifted investigators that I’ve ever met, and you’re fired.
Boden: What’s your assessment in terms of getting our tool back?
Police officer: Oh, none.
Casey: Excuse me?
Police officer: No disrespect, but the department’s got a lot of high priorities. I know you do important work, and you need your tool.
Casey: Someone could have died. If we’d been called straight to another incident …
Police officer: I get it, I get it. I’m on your side. I’m just saying how it is. These guys aren’t criminal masterminds. Eventually, they’ll get cocky, get caught, and then we’ll get your property back to you.
Gallo: I’m not saying Violet’s not smart. OK, she’s super smart, and she’s really good at what she does, and yeah, she always has a bunch of guys circling her, who don’t stand a chance in hell, but that’s … You don’t know her like I do.
Cruz: Well, explain.
Gallo: She always used to flex in class, trying to one up me, getting in my space, smiling like it was a challenge.
Ritter: See what I mean?
Cruz: Oh brother, you got it bad.
Gallo: No, you guys aren’t getting what I’m saying. She’s the devil.
Mouch: I’m a fellow public servant, working out of Firehouse 51. Anyway, we were at the scene of an accident yesterday with one of your colleagues, and I seem to have inadvertently brought this back to the station with me on the sole of my boot.
Postal worker: Sir, I cannot accept this item from you without an address or proper postage.
Mouch: Right, but look here. Someone already paid for the postage.
Postal worker: There’s no address on this item.
Mouch: But don’t you have some sort of dead letter office?
Postal worker: That is strictly for items already within the postal system. I cannot accept this item from you without an address and proper postage, sir.
Mouch: You know what the problem is here?
Postal worker: That your item doesn’t have an address or proper postage?
Mouch: No, no. The problem is a chronic lack of respect for written correspondence, a dereliction of the solemn vow you made that neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night would stop you … however, it goes.
Postal worker: Next.
Violet: Standing order 12?
Violet: In the interest of preventing any medical complications from spinal injury, any patient with an indication of neck trauma should have the administration of a cervical collar before transportation.
Gallo: You memorized that?
Violet: You didn’t?
Gallo: OK, Violet. Quiz me.
Violet: Standing order 89?
Gallo: A patient whose behavior suggests a lack of cognitive capacity can neither consent to nor refuse care. Boom. S.O. 41?
Violet: Duh, contamination of a crime scene or evidence is to be avoided. Please, that’s really the best you’ve got.
Ritter: I guess this is how overachievers flirt.
Foster: If you have something to say, say it to my face.
Brett: Will you stop acting so entitled? You have been on my case since yesterday. You had no business questioning my medical ability on that call. I am the paramedic in charge, and we had a patient’s life on the line.
Foster: That’s exactly what I spoke up. I have the experience, and a nasotracheal intubation …
Brett: Is a risky procedure, but it is one that I have personally performed dozens of times in the field.
Foster: OK, well, I couldn’t have known that.
Brett: Emily, you didn’t have to know that. It wasn’t your call to make. You may think that your education makes you a better paramedic than me, but I earned my as PIC after years of experience in the field. I chose this life. It wasn’t a backup plan, it wasn’t a consolation prize, so if you don’t respect that fact, maybe you need to see if some other house will take you in because I am losing my patience, fast.
I really don’t want to be getting in the middle of your drama, but I have to say my piece. There are three women on this shift. We need each other. We can’t be doing this. So I am asking, for a minute, set aside your own stuff and just hear each other out because 51 needs you, and I need you. Truce?Kidd
Delaney: So Morris over there, he kicks the door down, and guess what he finds? Twins – little girls about 4 years old. Channel 9 News got a shot of him coming out the front. He had a kid under each arm. That was a hell of a fire. You guys missed out. How much do I owe you?
Herrmann: 6 bucks.
Delaney: I thought it was 3.
Herrmann: Well, there’s an extra tax for local celebrities.