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Moment of Goodness

5 Moments of Goodness from Chicago Fire “Leaders Lead” 

Photo Credit: NBC
Photo Credit: NBC

Well, there had been rumors of a character death for a while, and it finally happened last night.  We can only be thankful it wasn’t one of our beloved characters at Firehouse 51.  But, while “Leaders Lead” was somewhat of a solemn episode, it wasn’t entirely all doom and gloom.  There were a few moments that really cracked me up, thanks to what I call our Firehouse 51 “clowns”.  Here’s my top 5 moments from last night’s episode:

5. Let’s Move In Together!

Poor Pete Mills (Charlie Barnett), bless his heart!  “I love you, and I think we should move in together”?  Could he have been more awkward?

Of course, in the end, Dawson (Monica Raymund) said “yes”, and so, it worked.  But, I still giggle every time I think about it.

4. Kelly Severide vs. Tara Little

If you read my segment on last week’s episode, you should remember that I very loudly brought up the point that everybody was investigating Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) background, but not a single person was looking at the accuser, Tara Little (Brooke Nevin).  It was obvious that Tara targeted Severide from the beginning, and women generally don’t start doing these things overnight.

Thanks 100% to Shay’s (Lauren German) suggestion on doing a background check on Tara, they uncover a similar incident at a coal factory a few years back.  The economy had tanked, there were rumors of downsizing, and in a ploy to protect herself, Tara claimed sexual harassment. It worked too because she ended up getting a hefty settlement, and the poor schmuck that she accused had his life ruined.

It may have worked once, but it wasn’t going to work the second time around.  This is exactly the ammunition Severide needed to force Tara to drop her case. Tara is done with her career in fire services, no criminal charges will be filed, and Severide finally has his life back.

3. Happy Birthday, Charlotte!

Until last night, I really never thought about what happened to those babies that get dropped off at firehouses and churches.  In last night’s episode, we are introduced to “Charlotte”.  Twelve years ago yesterday, she had been left at Firehouse 51, and guess who found her?  Chief Boden (of course, he probably wasn’t the Chief back then).

It was her birthday, and she just wanted to visit the place and meet the man who saved her.  Chief Boden was already down on himself on how he was handling the situation with Severide, and so this was a nice moment to remind him that for every bad situation, there are ten others that are really, really good.

2,  Santa Claus Undies

I am still tickled by this one.  Poor Mouch (Christian Stolte), this guy can’t get a break!  First, Shay uncovers his little secret that he once had been a sperm donor.  Now, the guys at the firehouse discover his red undies.  To top it off, he reveals to Otis that they had been given to him by his Japanese Internet girlfriend.  Oh, snap!

No matter how much fun the guys make of you, Mouch, we the fans still love you!

1. Good –bye Hallie

I think most of the viewers saw this one coming, but it was still just as painful to watch.  Hallie (Teri Reeves) had just gotten back into town, and it looked like she and Casey (Jesse Spencer) was trying to make a good start.  I still think the whole baby issue would have caused problems again down the road, but for the time being, they both appeared happy.

The shocking part is in the promo for next week’s episode.  Casey is, of course, in pain and wants revenge for Hallie’s murder, just like most people would.  But, would he be willing to get in bed with the devil to do it?  No matter how much I wanted revenge, I think turning to Voight (Jason Beghe) would be my absolute last resort.  Look at how it turned out for Dawson when “she owed Voight one”.

What was everyone else’s favorite moment in last night’s episode?  Your moment didn’t make the list?  Then, add it in the Comments section below!

Chicago Fire airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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