When will 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 9 air? Brett calls out Casey as she and Grainger go strong
'Chicago Fire' is back with new episodes this week and we dive right into the action, but not before Greg Grainger (Jon-Michael Ecker), whom Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) has been seeing recently, picks up a shift at Firehouse 51. We do not think that Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) will be happy about this and it sure seems like it.
It turns out that the house fire that Firehouse 51 responded to at the beginning of the episode was at the house that Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) grew up in. We learn this when he helps a kid escape the fire by climbing down a drainpipe and tells him that he snuck out of the house using that route many times when he was growing up.
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Tensions continue to brew between Casey and Grainger as the episode goes on. Read on to know what happens between them and Brett, and what to expect from the next episode.
What happened previously?
Grainger goes to apologize to Casey for overstepping bounds during the call earlier, but Casey just tells him — a little too harshly we believe — to defer to him on calls for a couple of shifts that Grainger will be spending at Firehouse 51. Casey even later goes to Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) to replace Grainger but gets turned down.
Grainger figures out quite easily that Brett and Casey had something going on, but it doesn't seem to affect things as Brett and Grainger end up spending the night together. He later confronts Casey telling him that he is a good officer, and calls Casey unprofessional.
When Grainger comes up with a plan to save a woman trapped in an overturned car, Casey goes with his idea. The plan works well and Casey is impressed but before he can make amends, he is confronted by Brett for treating Grainger badly.
Meanwhile, it is suspected that the mother at the house fire could be involved in narcotics as she may have gotten caught in the fire as she reached for the refrigerator while the fire was raging. Thankfully, fire investigator extraordinaire Severide is on the case with a detective and they discover the narcotics as expected.
However, when the man and his son come back, they learn that it was not narcotics, but rather, his diabetic son's insulin supply. They also learn that his wife, who suffered burns, has been put in a coma.
Severide goes to his childhood friend, April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) in what looks like a mini-crossover, to ask for help with getting the family access to insulin for the son. While they speak, they reminisce about growing up together, and how Severide inspired April to become a nurse.
Meanwhile, Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) rallies the firefighters at the house to come up with a new innovative technology that can help firefighters. "Hose hands", "Kick-axe" and "Flash gear", unfortunately, do not cut it for Cruz as he looks to expand his own Slamigan brand, telling his housemates that he will be looking for ideas outside the firehouse now.
However, Cruz overhears Brett and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) talking about how their job is not as accommodating to women as it is to men as they face issues with uniforms — and this gives Cruz an idea.
Unfortunately, Cruz's designs are a little too inappropriate, getting laughs from even Randy "Mouch" McHolland (Christian Stolte), Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri) and Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende). Thankfully, Kidd and Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae) will be on board to help him perfect the idea.
When will Episode 9 air?
It looks like 'Chicago Fire' is back for a while, so it is expected that the ninth episode of the season will air next Wednesday, March 17, at 9/8c.
What to expect from Episode 9?
The official synopsis for the next episode states, "Mouch, Gallo, Ritter and Mackey report for training. A nasty blow to the head brings Casey unimaginable pain."
This could be the spark that may finally light the Brettsey fire after a long, long wait. We don't know if things will cool off between Grainger and Brett, but perhaps, Casey's pain could get the pair to get talking on good terms again, especially after Brett called him out again for apparently still being in love with Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund).