Chicago Fire Season 5, Episode 3, “Scorched Earth” has fans waiting with anticipation as always. Dawson, played by Monica Raymund, must act or risk losing her foster child, Louie forever.
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is going to send Louie to another family and annul Dawson’s rights as a foster parent, jeopardizing everything she has worked and hoped for. DCFS has come to the assumption that Dawson cheated the adoption process to get Louie faster. They are also suspecting of Casey, played by Jesse Spencer, of being involved in hastening the adoption process with his influence. Dawson appears to have been told by DCFS that some reporter started “poking around” due to Dawson being approved so fast and that the DCFS basically feels like it has no choice but to pull Louie immediately to save face.
Dawson is seen emotional on the phone and then informs Casey that the DCFS is working to take Louie away. It’s then revealed that Casey didn’t quite handle things like he should have, having dodged a few phone calls from DCFS. Dawson is adamant that she isn’t going to let this happen, even though the DCFS is already vetting another family and moving forward.
Dawson let’s Casey know that now is the time to act and she will deal with it herself. Casey reminds her that taking on a government agency is a bad idea and can’t end well. This is where Susan Weller comes in – the hope is that she can help deal with DCFS and the adoption rights for Louie, as reported by Christian Today. Both Casey and Dawson are reluctant to approach Susan due to politics, but they both feel like it’s their only choice and that she will ultimately have their best interests in mind.
See the preview of the episode that airs tonight:
The synopsis for Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 3 says “Casey enlists Susan Weller to help with an urgent personal matter. Severide receives an offer to travel luxuriously with rich party guy Travis Brenner and Stella uses all her resources to help a suck street kid after saving him during a tunnel fire. Meanwhile, Otis and Hermann discuss their concerns over Molly’s lack of customers.” The preview certainly doesn’t reveal much.
Chicago Fire Season 5 Episode 2 showed the end of Jimmy Borelli’s, played by Steven R. McQueen, career as a firefighter. The Hollywood Reporter said that Chicago Fire’s co-creator Micheal Brandt said this about Jimmy’s exit:
“You can’t have everybody always get away cleanly and safely and always have happy endings. That’s something that we’re always juggling and trying to balance and trying to deliver on for the audience. He goes out fighting for what he believes in, and there’s nothing wrong with that. At the end of the episode, there’s a scene between him and Boden where you realize everything is OK between them. Boden respects why Jimmy did what he did. But that said, there are no plans right now to bring Jimmy back to the show.”
Chicago Fire Season 5, Episode 3 is the first one without Jimmy, but it promises to be a good one just the same. How will the firehouse be impacted by Jimmy’s exit? Things certainly won’t slow down as Stella tries to save a kid that she rescues from the tunnel fire. This story will unfold on tonight’s Chicago Fire Season 5, Episode 3.
Chicago Fire Season 5, Episode 3 will certainly deliver to fans even though Jimmy’s loss was shocking to some.
How do you feel watching Chicago Fire Season 5, Episode 3 – the first episode without Jimmy? What would you do if you were Dawson and looking into the face of losing your foster child?
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