Previously On…Chicago Fire Season 7 and What to Expect in Episode 2!

Last week on Chicago Fire season 7, the firefighters in Firehouse 51 dealt with a new set of problems within the Chicago FD. With Chief Grissom being elected into the Fire Commissioners position, he has sent his new Deputy into Firehouse 51 to breathe down Boden’s neck.

We started last week’s episode with a very nice tribute to the late DuShon Monique Brown who played Connie on Chicago Fire. At their morning briefing, Boden said, “You may have noticed that Connie’s desk is empty.” He goes on to tell the members of 51 that she had gotten her master’s degree in counseling and accepted a job offer. Boden explained, “I am delighted to tell you that over the past four years, Connie has received her master’s degree in counseling. Just got hired at her dream job. head of counseling at Whitney Young Magnet School. They asked her to start immediately and I couldn’t stand in her way.” Herrmann tells Boden that he didn’t get to say goodbye, none of them did and Boden tells him and everyone else that it was okay because Connie knew how much they all loved her.

There was another character sendoff with Monica Raymund leaving Chicago Fire. At the end of season 6, we watched as Gabby was offered an opportunity to help the people of Puerto Rico as a volunteer during the relief efforts. At the end of last week’s episode, we watched as Gaby came home to get some more items because her stay was extended again. Casey was walking into the house as Gabby was dropping a bag of belongings on the floor and he is surprised to see her. She tells him that her stay was extended and he asked, “how long this time?” She tells him that it is a permanent position and she tells him that she has to do it. She has to help. He tells her that he is proud of her and that he is happy that he has been able to spend as much time with her as he has.

Character sendoffs aren’t the only thing we saw last week on Chicago Fire season 7. We also watched as Annie Ilonzeh joined the cast as Brett’s new partner, Emily Foster. In last week’s episode, we watched as they began to feel each other out and unfortunately, Foster’s first impression wasn’t a good one. Foster showed up to work late on her first day after being sent to the wrong house for her shift but quickly redeems herself on a call where a young man has a brick embedded in his head. The patient had an ankle monitor on and refused to leave before his probation officer had it turned off. The pressure behind his eye was beginning to be too much so she did a surgical procedure in the field. When they bring the patient to Med, one of the doctors recognize her and made a comment about how the mighty have fallen. I’m sure we will get more details as the season goes by about how Foster knew the procedure and why she has a familiar face in Med.

Tonight, in an episode titled “Going to War,” we will start a three-part crossover event with Chicago Fire. Firehouse 51 is faced with a situation at a call where a 15-story apartment complex is burning out of control. There are victims trapped in the upper floors and on the roof of the building and news breaks that someone close to home might be among the victims trapped. Check out this preview below and let me know what you think of this season of Chicago Fire so far!

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