Those sounds you hear are wedding bells finally ringing Chicago FireFinal of season 10. But Severide and Stella did not get along without some hiccups, and their honeymoon might not have been so peaceful either.
Let’s start at the beginning: Severide is asked to testify before a grand jury against Campbell. When the firefighter comes up to give his testimony, he sees one of Campbell’s boys with a knife. The two get into a fight, in which Severide kicks him … out of a window after his death. Severide is clearly shocked to take a man’s life, but everyone assures him it was self-defense. After attacking a firefighter for witnesses, Campbell has now left Windy City, authorities told Severide. That’s good, right? Not so fast…
Meanwhile, Severide and Stella arrive at their wedding, with old friends Casey and Brett back in town for the wedding. Best Man Casey can hardly believe that Severide is actually tying the knot. It’s what has seen Severide change since Stella came into his life and made him a better man, he tells his friend. Severide replies that the firehouse has not been the same since he left – and it never will be. When the couple’s wedding location suddenly becomes unavailable, Casey saves the day by finding a boat and a ship captain who can marry the couple. Severide also gets a sweet surprise moment before the wedding: a video call from his mother, who was planning to surprise him, but her plane was delayed. She is now on board with the idea that at least one Severide man is the married type.
Boden runs Stella through the path because he is the closest she has to a father, she says. (Sniffing!) Then the bridesmaids exchange vows. “The simple truth is that you are magical to me. When I’m at my lowest, you lift me up. You never leave my side,” Stella says.
“I decided a long time ago that if I were to be with you, I should be worthy of you, which seemed impossible,” Severide says. “You made sure you really knew me, and by some miracle you still love me. Stella, I may never be worthy of you, but I promise to try for the rest of my life.
And with that, praise, the commitment phobes are finally quoted! When they arrive at Severide’s cabin for some private time, a mysterious truck appears, and you just know dat can not be good.
Back at the wedding, Brett and Casey (sort of) face their uncertain future. He wishes she could stay with him in Portland forever. As they remarked to Violet, he is where he is meant to be, now a father and fighting wildfires. But Brett is back in Chicago for good; it is where her life is. “How long can we keep this up with so much time apart?” Brett asks him, to which Casey replies, “I do not know. But we are together tonight.”
Elsewhere, the war against Emma continues. Hawkins is at the end of his wits, so he goes to the higher ups and offers to take the hit. Meanwhile, Violet tells Emma that she died when she did not realize that all 51 would come after her when she took Violet’s place. Emma remembers what her father from the Army said about it does not matter if the guy next to you likes you or not. When you go into battle, you become your family. However, in order for that to happen, you actually have to to stay in battle, which Emma does not. She bolts during a rescue call, leaving Violet and a woman at work as flames surround them. Now that the rest of the fire department has seen Emma for who she really is, Hawkins is ready with her threats and orders Emma to clean up her castle.
While Emma is defeated, the battle may have done some irreparable damage to Violet and Hawkins’ relationship. First she ignores his call, then she trusts Ritter that she wished he had done more to help. We guess that the lingering look between Violet and Gallo also has something to do with her sudden feelings that dating her boss was a mistake.
Finally, in a sweet, little moment, Casey Gallo presents his favorite ax. He’s glad Gallo stays with truck, because if he can not be there, then he’s glad 51’s in hands he trusts. Then he tells Gallo that he is now part of the old guard.
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