'Chicago Fire' Season 8 Episode 3: Could Casey and Borden regret their decision to take on Blake Gallo?
It looks like Gallo might be attempting another risky maneuver but this time it may lead to a casualty.
We lost a big character in the season 8 premiere of 'Chicago Fire' and in the second episode Firehouse 51 (and the viewers) were still dealing with the grief from that. Otis died in the big fire from the season 7 finale and a beautiful memorial was unveiled at the end of the season premiere titled 'Sacred Ground.' In the second episode, Casey figured out who he wanted to bring to 51 - a young firefighter named Blake Gallo (played by Alberto Rosende), and though Boden did not agree at first, Casey and Severide tag-teamed to make it happen. Gallo also sweetly acknowledged Otis's legacy rendering him perfect to the viewers as well. We also find that Brett has decided to return to Chicago, having realized she was not happy with her life in Fowlerton, Indiana.
The promo for the next episode suggests that Gallo is going to do the same daredevil act as in the previous episodes. A girl is stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel and as Truck 81 gets there, Gallo implores that he will be able to get to her - he "takes the ultimate chance to prove his worth" according to the voiceover. The promo then cuts to a second-long shot of the girl dangling from the Ferris wheel car as she lets out a blood-curling scream. We don't know how many episodes Alberto Rosende will be in on 'Chicago Fire', but his character has already proven to be very popular among fans. Let's hope that the situation ends well.
Elsewhere, Brett and Foster are working together again now that the former is back in Chicago and after a brutal attack at a juvenile detention center, they start to question the suspicious circumstances surrounding it. This leads them to investigate the truth behind it. Meanwhile, there is a "convoluted new technology" that has been installed in Firehouse 51, and unsurprisingly, it tests everybody's patience. We don't know what it is yet, but let's see if this new technology might be a casualty as well. Additionally, Stella Kidd is chosen to represent 51 at a leadership conference, and we could not be happier. It's about time we got to see Stella get her groove on as a firefighter, rather than her story just revolving around her romance with Severide.
'Chicago Fire' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights.