Chicago Fire

10 Best Episodes of Chicago Fire - Season 2

Get ready to feel the heat with Chicago Fire, the thrilling TV show that takes you into the fast-paced world of firefighters, rescue squads, and paramedics. This gripping series gives you an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes who are committed to one of America's noblest professions. From the heart-pounding rescue missions to the intense camaraderie among the brave men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Since its debut in 2012, Chicago Fire has captivated audiences with its realistic portrayal of the challenges and triumphs faced by these courageous individuals. With each episode, you'll witness the incredible sacrifices they make and the dangers they bravely confront, all in the name of saving lives. From raging infernos to harrowing accidents, no situation is too perilous for the heroes of Firehouse 51.

With 14 seasons under its belt and counting, Chicago Fire continues to be a must-watch for fans of gripping drama and heart-stopping action. So grab your popcorn and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you dive into the world of Chicago Fire. Available on NBC, this show is sure to ignite your passion for thrilling television.

Written by Sophie and last updated on may 16, 2024.

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Chicago Fire - S2E14

#15 - Virgin Skin (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Severide feels sidelined as he leaves Detective Lindsay and the Intelligence Unit to do their job and locate his sister Katie. Shay gets an unusual tip from Chicago Blackhawk players Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith, who makes friends with Clarke and stop by Molly’s. Meanwhile, Casey learns more about his head injuries after another close call and Dawson pushes hard to pass the physical test at the Academy.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 952 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E12

#14 - Out with a Bang (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Lieutenant Casey tries to convince himself and everyone around him that he is one hundred percent healthy following his near-death incident in the line of duty. Shay, not wanting to delve into the emotionally traumatic incident, continues to elude a lawyer who wants to speak with her about Daryl’s suicide. Meanwhile, Otis and Katie bond over board games, Boden helps out a woman with a negligent landlord and Dawson notices fellow recruit Rebecca Jones undertaking some interesting test-taking techniques at the Academy.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 937 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E11

#13 - Shoved in My Face (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Lt. Casey returns to work at Firehouse 51 after nearly being killed in a building collapse and Shay meets Allison Rafferty, her new partner, who is friendly to everyone except her. Dawson begins her rigorous training at the Chicago Fire Academy, while Lt. Severide prepares for his stint as instructor. Meanwhile, Clarke stubbornly does not speak with the police about the murder in which he is the prime suspect and the future of Molly’s looks bleaker than ever.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 936 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E17

#12 - When Things Got Rough (Season 2 - Episode 17)


Lt. Severide is reminded of his own past by a man he saves from a car accident and feels compelled to help him. Elsewhere, Lt. Casey and Chief Boden grapple with how to dock Jones per her father’s orders. Meanwhile, Mouch and Dawson have troubles with the opposite sex and an emotional call to duty creates ripples throughout Firehouse 51.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 930 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E8

#11 - Rhymes with Shout (Season 2 - Episode 8)

When the shooting of a young girl happens in their neighborhood, Cruz and his brother, Leon are forced to think about the gang they have tried to escape. The battle between Chief Boden and McLeod continues to escalate and Isabella convinces Mills to dress up for a fancy gala. Meanwhile, Lt. Casey is sad Dawson won't be coming by as much now that his parental duties are over, Shay is fed up with the firehouse and digs in deeper with Devon and Zoya's visa is expiring, prompting her to come up with an idea.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 929 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E4

#10 - A Nuisance Call (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Lieutenant Severide is anxious to implicate the serial arsonist, while Dawson and Shay get a shock on a routine call. Meanwhile, suspicions continue to point to Clarke as the mole inside the firehouse and Molly's falls deeper into the red. Elsewhere, Mouch campaigns for union president, with the aid of Isabella, and Boden butts heads with Gail McLeod.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 987 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E9

#9 - You Will Hurt Him (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Chief Boden prepares to counterattack McLeod in a final effort to save the firehouse from closure and the romance between Dawson and Casey escalates. Leon is making progress in the gang murder investigation, but Cruz cannot stand being left in the dark by Voight, fearing for his brother's safety. Meanwhile, Severide and Katie bond to make up for lost time and Otis feels uncomfortable living with Severide and Shay after Devon's latest escapade.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 956 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E21

#8 - One More Shot (Season 2 - Episode 21)


With everyone’s support, Dawson makes final preparations to retake the fireman’s exam, but a call to the field may throw a major wrench into her plans. Elsewhere, Lt. Casey has an important matter to discuss with Antonio. Meanwhile, Lt. Severide and the firehouse welcome Rick Newhouse , the latest addition to the squad, Shay gets an uninvited surprise guest and Chief Boden makes a bold move.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 961 votes.

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#7 - Tonight's the Night (Season 2 - Episode 13)

In tonight's episode of Chicago Fire, titled "Tonight's the Night," an unexpected turn of events leaves the entire neighborhood without power on a freezing Chicago night. With the community in need, the brave members of Firehouse 51 step up to offer their assistance. As the night unfolds, romances heat up and tensions rise within the close quarters of the fire station.

Amidst the chaos, Casey finds himself caught in a web of lies, keeping his true condition hidden from both himself and Dawson. Meanwhile, the stakeholders of Molly's bar find themselves embroiled in a heated argument about the bar's direction.

Among the various comments from viewers, one topic that has sparked conversation is the concept of "Lesbian Night." Some viewers see it as a progressive move, while others believe it is an unnecessary inclusion driven by Hollywood's agenda. Opinions differ on whether this event would be a smart business decision or risk alienating regular customers. As the episode unfolds, tensions rise and the characters must navigate through the consequences of their choices.

Tune in to Chicago Fire tonight to discover how the power outage and the drama at Molly's bar unfold, and how the characters handle the challenges that come their way. This episode promises to be an intense and gripping installment of the beloved series. Don't miss it!

The episode was rated 8.09 from 984 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E6

#6 - Joyriding (Season 2 - Episode 6)


In this episode of Chicago Fire titled "Joyriding," Severide finds himself in a heart-pounding situation while out for a jog. He stumbles upon a deserted construction site, only to discover a young boy trapped in a backhoe loader. With the boy's life hanging in the balance, Severide must quickly find a way to rescue him.

Meanwhile, tensions continue to rise between Boden and McLeod as they clash over the future of the firehouse. In a surprising turn of events, Boden reveals his own plans for the future to Casey, leaving him with an important decision to make.

As if that wasn't enough excitement, it's also election day for the union presidency. Mouch and Greg Sullivan engage in a lively debate on Otis' podcast, adding a touch of political drama to the mix. And with the fate of rival bar Game Day in jeopardy, suspicions arise and fingers start pointing at Molly's.

This episode of Chicago Fire is packed with nail-biting moments, emotional revelations, and unexpected twists. Don't miss out on the intense rescue operation, the brewing conflicts, and the high-stakes election drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 962 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E19

#5 - A Heavy Weight (Season 2 - Episode 19)

In this emotionally charged episode of Chicago Fire titled "A Heavy Weight," Dawson receives a surprising delivery - a suicide note. Meanwhile, Lt. Severide delves into Bloom's dark past, uncovering secrets that may change everything. The episode takes a shocking turn as Chief Boden receives unexpected news, and Lt. Casey, with the help of Shay, embarks on a search for something that could potentially be life-changing.

Viewers were left reeling from the whirlwind of emotions in this episode. Some were impressed by the intensity, calling it the strongest episode yet. However, others expressed confusion over the direction the storyline took. Many were invested in the development of the Jones character, only to see her story abruptly come to a tragic end. Despite the mixed reactions, the episode still delivered a poignant and emotional farewell.

While some viewers criticized the show for giving too much importance to certain characters who had limited screen time, others appreciated the fact that Jones was given more depth before her untimely demise. Although it may have been slightly overdone, the decision to have her around for a while before her death added an extra layer of impact to the storyline. However, some fans couldn't help but question certain decisions made by the characters in the episode, such as the difficulty they faced in rescuing someone with a leg brace.

"A Heavy Weight" is an episode that will leave you emotionally invested from start to finish. With shocking revelations, heartbreaking goodbyes, and moments of confusion, it's an installment that showcases the highs and lows of the Chicago Fire universe.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 942 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E20

#4 - A Dark Day (I) (Season 2 - Episode 20)


In the intense episode of Chicago Fire, titled "A Dark Day (I)," Lieutenant Casey and Dawson find themselves in the midst of chaos as they volunteer at a charity run at Chicago Medical. Little do they know that a massive explosion is about to rock the city, putting their firehouse to the ultimate test.

As the explosion sends shockwaves through Chicago, one of their own goes missing. The firehouse is left grappling with the uncertainty and fear that comes with not knowing the fate of a teammate. Will they be able to stay strong and united in the face of this unprecedented challenge?

The crossover with Chicago P.D. continues in this episode, with viewers being taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. From the heart-wrenching loss of two children to the surprising resilience of the firefighters, this episode keeps you on the edge of your seat. Brace yourself for the unexpected twists and turns that will leave you wondering what will happen next.

Note: The comments from viewers express their mixed feelings about certain aspects of the episode, such as the quick bond formed between characters before the explosion and the emotional impact of the loss of both children. Despite these points of contention, the episode still manages to elicit strong reactions from fans, proving once again why Chicago Fire has captivated audiences for so long.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 958 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E7

#3 - No Regrets (Season 2 - Episode 7)

In the gripping episode "No Regrets" of Chicago Fire, the firehouse is faced with a catastrophic accident that pushes them to their limits. A tanker collides into a commuter train, causing it to crash into a warehouse, creating a scene of chaos and danger. Lives hang in the balance as the brave firefighters race against time to save as many people as possible. But that's not all - Boden, the fearless leader of the firehouse, is forced to make life-changing decisions about his future. Will he choose his own path or prioritize the firehouse? The tension is palpable as the episode unfolds.

As the episode progresses, Severide, one of the key characters, delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Katie, a young woman he spotted with his father. Secrets unravel and emotions run high as Severide tries to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, tensions between Shay and Dawson continue to simmer, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats. And just when you think things can't get any more intense, Casey's role as a surrogate father takes an unexpected turn, adding another layer of complexity to the already gripping narrative.

Fans of the show were left emotionally invested in this episode. From Boden's inspiring leadership to the heartwarming moments between Mills and the rest of the crew, the episode received rave reviews. However, there were also mixed feelings about the inclusion of the children in the storyline, with some viewers feeling that their presence was short-lived and could have been better developed. Nevertheless, the emotional impact of the episode was undeniable, with moments that brought tears to the eyes of viewers. "No Regrets" is a prime example of the powerful storytelling that Chicago Fire is known for, and it will leave audiences eagerly anticipating what comes next.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 970 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E10

#2 - Not Like This (Season 2 - Episode 10)


In the latest episode of Chicago Fire titled "Not Like This," firehouse 51 finds itself on the brink of closure due to the efforts of Gail McLeod. But Chief Boden and the rest of the house refuse to back down. Their determination is put to the test when an emergency call leads them to a dangerous apartment structure fire. Will they be able to overcome the odds and save the day?

Meanwhile, Dawson receives some life-changing news that will undoubtedly shake things up. And union president Greg Sullivan's actions make headlines, causing an immediate impact on Mouch. How will these developments affect the dynamics within firehouse 51?

As the tension continues to rise, viewers are left wondering what the future holds for their favorite characters. Will they be able to save the firehouse from closure? And how will the personal revelations and public scrutiny affect their relationships? Tune in to find out in this gripping episode of Chicago Fire!

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The episode was rated 8.30 from 967 votes.

Chicago Fire - S2E22

#1 - Real Never Waits (Season 2 - Episode 22)

In the latest episode of Chicago Fire, titled "Real Never Waits," a devastating fire breaks out at a boarding school, leaving Lt. Severide shaken and questioning his actions. As the firehouse rallies around Dawson, who is re-taking the fireman's exam, Lt. Casey pulls some political strings to support her. Meanwhile, Mills embarks on a quest to uncover secrets about his father's past, and Chief Boden's ambitious plans take an unexpected turn.

Fans of the show were on the edge of their seats during this thrilling season finale. With the tension building, viewers were anxiously awaiting the inevitable twist that would leave them shocked and wanting more. As one fan put it, "I was dreading those few last minutes of the episode, waiting for the moment when they make an unexpected (but actually, expected) twist and all goes to sh***." This episode definitely delivered on the suspense.

A typical cliffhanger episode, "Real Never Waits" kept fans guessing until the very end. As one viewer commented, "I just knew one of the team would be leaving." The anticipation and uncertainty kept viewers hooked, eagerly awaiting the next season to see how the story unfolds. With memorable moments and unexpected developments, this episode left fans craving more.

Overall, "Real Never Waits" was a gripping season finale that left viewers wanting more. From the intense firefighting scenes to the personal struggles of the characters, this episode delivered on all fronts. As one fan expressed, "that's how you're gonna leave the season hanging? okay." With the promise of unanswered questions and unresolved storylines, fans are already counting down the days until the next season of Chicago Fire.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 959 votes.

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