'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 3: Should Mouch leave Firehouse 51? Fans say 'he should retire, he does nothing'
While we're not sure how the series will come through with Mouch's role, fans speculated where the storyline might be taking us
Spoilers for 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 3
This week's call was intense and while it's hard to keep your cool in urgent and dire situations, 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 3 'Smash Therapy' saw a problem at the aerial ladder during a fire rescue that left Senior Firefighter Randall "Mouch" McHolland (Christian Stolte), a bit shaken. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), on the other hand, looks for support from Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) to discuss their future. When Mouch messed up, Casey seemed to have lost his cool for a bit, but since Mouch's character is never focused on, it's good to have him at the forefront for a bit. Just when we have him here front and center though, is he going to retire? The episode did leave him "questioning his abilities" and while some fans are adamant that Mouch did nothing wrong, others wonder if it's time for him to say bye to Firehouse 51.
Should Mouch leave Firehouse 51?
"Monch needs to retire he does nothing #NBCChicagoFire #ChicagoFire," wrote one fan. Another added, "Guess it's time for Mouch to retire #ChicagoFire". One of the more supportive fans stood behind Mouch, shading Casey a bit. "Is Casey taking this out on Mouch, not just because of the dangerous possible outcome; But also because of the whole Brett thing? #ChicagoFire." Another said, "Mouch ain’t screw up. Shut up Casey. #ChicagoFire."
Is Casey taking this out on Mouch, not just because of the dangerous possible outcome; But also because of the whole Brett thing? #ChicagoFire— Jennifer Stark (@jstark804) January 14, 2021
Mouch ain’t screw up. Shut up Casey. #ChicagoFire— 𝔅𝔞𝔡𝔢𝔫’𝔰 𝔥𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔥𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔡 (@SEKAlPRINT) January 14, 2021
Turns out though that Casey still had Mouch's back and fans couldn't be happier. "So Casey put "high wind" in his report to protect mouch! #ChicagoFire," wrote one fan. Another added, "I love that even tho Casey was upset about the ladder situation he still covers for Mouch. That’s my captain! #ChicagoFire"
So Casey put "high wind" in his report to protect mouch! ❤ #ChicagoFire— Brettsey Daily// TODAY Brettsey is back 🙌💗 (@BrettseyDaily) January 14, 2021
Fans speculate Mouch's future
While we're not sure how the series will play through with Mouch's future, fans speculated where the storyline might be taking us. "Am I the only one who thinks the Mouch incident will turn into some type of medical diagnosis for him and his career as a firefighter will be on the line? #ChicagoFire #OneChicago," wrote one fan. But many are hoping that Mouch calms down a bit and stops doubting himself. Another fan wrote, "I hate when Mouch beats himself up. He’s always so hard on himself. #ChicagoFire" Fans don't believe that the accident that happened was Mouch's fault and feel horrible that the firefighter is taking this so hard. "Mouch is taking this accident harder than he he should #poormouch #ChicagoFire," wrote one fan. Another added, "I'm begging for them to not touch Mouch #ChicagoFire"
I hate when Mouch beats himself up. He’s always so hard on himself. #ChicagoFire— Meghan (@Meghanav33) January 14, 2021
'Chicago Fire' airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.