That sound you hear is the wedding bells finally ringing Chicago fire‘s season 10 finale. But Severide and Stella couldn’t make it down the aisle without hiccups, and their honeymoon might not have been so peaceful either.
Let’s start at the beginning: Severide is asked to testify against Campbell before a grand jury. When the firefighter shows up to give his statement, he spots one of Campbell’s men with a knife. The two get into a fight, during which Severide kicks him… out of a window to his death. Severide is visibly shocked to have taken a man’s life, but everyone reassures him that it was self-defense. After assaulting a firefighter in front of witnesses, Campbell has now left the Windy City, authorities say Severide. So that’s good, right? Not so fast…
Meanwhile, Severide and Stella approach their anniversary while old friends Casey and Brett are in town for the wedding. Best man Casey somehow can’t believe Severide is actually saying yes. It’s something special to watch Severide change since Stella came into his life and made him a better man, he tells his pal. Severide replies that the fire station hasn’t been the same since he left – and never will be. When the couple’s wedding venue suddenly becomes unavailable, Casey saves the day by finding a boat and ship’s captain to marry the couple. Just before the wedding, Severide also gets a sweet surprise: a video call from his mother, who wanted to surprise him, but her plane was delayed. She’s now on board with the idea that at least one Severide man is the marrying type.
Boden walks Stella down the aisle because he’s the closest thing to a father she tells him. (Sniff!) Then the bride and groom exchange vows. “The simple truth is that you are magical to me. Whenever I’m at my lowest, you lift me up. You never leave my side,” says Stella.
“I decided a long time ago that if I was going to be with you, I had to be worthy of you, which seemed impossible,” Severide explains. “You made sure you really knew me, and miraculously you still love me. Stella, I may never be worthy of you, but I promise to spend the rest of my life trying.”
And with that, thank God, the commitment phobias are finally slowed down! When they arrive at Severide’s cabin for some private time, a mysterious truck shows up and you just know it the can’t be good.
Back at the wedding, Brett and Casey face their uncertain future. He wished she could have stayed with him in Portland forever. As she noted to Violet, he’s where he’s supposed to be, now a father and fighting wildfires. But Brett is back in Chicago forever; it is where her life is. “How much longer can we keep this up with so much time?” Brett wonders, to which Casey replies, “I don’t know. But we’re together tonight.”
Elsewhere, the war against Emma rages on. Hawkins is at his wits end, so he goes upstairs and offers to take the shot. Meanwhile, Violet tells Emma that she’s crazy if she doesn’t realize that if she takes Violet’s place, all 51 will be after her. Emma remembers something her army dad said about whether the guy next to you likes you or not. When you go into battle, you become family. But you have to actually do it stay in combat, which Emma doesn’t do. She escapes during an emergency call, leaving Violet and a woman in labor behind as flames engulf them. Now that the rest of the fire department has seen Emma for who she really is, Hawkins is done bowing to her threats and orders Emma to clean out her locker.
While Emma is defeated, the fight may have irreparably damaged Violet and Hawkins’ relationship. At first she ignores his call, then confides in Ritter that she wishes he had done more to help. We suspect the sustained gaze between Violet and Gallo also has something to do with her sudden feeling that dating her boss was a mistake.
Finally, in a sweet little moment, Casey gives Gallo his favorite axe. He’s glad Gallo is staying with Truck because when he can’t be there he’s glad 51 is in hands he trusts. He then tells Gallo that he’s part of the old guard now.
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