Chicago Fire

10 Best Episodes of Chicago Fire - Season 5

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 - S5E12

#15 - An Agent of the Machine (Season 5 - Episode 12)

The team is on high alert when a previous incident during a fire call leaves a dangerous man on the loose with a vendetta to target Lt. Casey and Firehouse 51, and prompts CPD to step in. Dennis Mack, a buddy firefighter of Severide's father, comes to town to shadow the squad but may have ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Brett and Antonio's relationship hits some bumps in the road when his ex-wife Laura surfaces and Casey has a present for Dawson.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 1694 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E4

#14 - Nobody Else Is Dying Today (Season 5 - Episode 4)


Lt. Casey finds himself in a bad spot when a forklift accidentally pierces a tank storing acid. Casey is forced to use extreme measures to help a father and daughter in peril. Dawson and Brett respond to an elderly woman who has a difficult senior advocate. Mouch and Brett continue with their secret project. Otis shares some exciting news as he prepares himself for an unusual expedition.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1604 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E2

#13 - A Real Wake-Up Call (Season 5 - Episode 2)

Casey and Dawson find themselves in the midst a potential political mess. Stella has to make a big decision about her ex-beau. The squad responds to an auto accident. Severide befriends a socialite. Brett and Mouch set aside their writing differences for the greater good.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1714 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E11

#12 - Who Lives and Who Dies (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Dawson finds it hard to keep her emotions in check during an ambo run involving a pregnant teen. Elsewhere, the firehouse is called to the site of a building fire and Casey is forced to make a split-second decision when two victims are each need of life-saving assistance. In the aftermath, Casey is left to deal with the repercussions. Meanwhile, Severide shares a bond with Anna, as she makes her recovery.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1614 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E1

#11 - The Hose or the Animal (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Severide and Stella search for Grant, who's AWOL from Chicago Med. Dawson questions her career path. Casey's relationship with his political consultant cools. Borrelli's anger at Boden over his brother's death boils over. Mouch and Brett partner on a new venture.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1711 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E7

#10 - Lift Each Other (Season 5 - Episode 7)


It's a family reunion when Dawson and Antonio's mother and father come to Chicago for their big anniversary party, but things quickly turn south. When a deep secret comes to the surface involving his stepson James, Chief Boden decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Casey tries to save a young boy during a harrowing call to a warehouse and Otis and Kidd become competitive at the mud-hundred race.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1662 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E6

#9 - That Day (Season 5 - Episode 6)

While responding to a call in the field, Dawson accidentally hits a pedestrian who stepped in front of the ambulance, and is left to deal with the repercussions. Lt. Casey and Lt. Severide disagree and continue to investigate an arson case while Chief Boden is left to decide whether to attend an important function in New York. Elsewhere, in hopes of preparing him for a possible promotion, Lt. Casey puts Herrmann at the helm for a shift so he can discover firsthand what his superiors deal with.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1655 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E8

#8 - One Hundred (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Lt. Casey and Dawson apply for permanent adoption of Louie, but quickly discover a hurdle. Firefighter-turned-medical student Jeff Clarke approaches Lt. Severide with an interesting proposition. With hopes of reinvigorating business at the bar, Otis convinces a skeptical Herrmann to throw a bash in celebration of the milestone 100th anniversary of Molly's, but not without complications.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 1662 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E10

#7 - The People We Meet (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Severide agrees to a bone marrow donation but a work accident throws everything into flux. Casey and Dawson try to find harmony at home. Meanwhile, Otis and Mouch decide to film a PSA encouraging people to join the Chicago Fire Department but hit a creative wall in the process.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1444 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E16

#6 - Telling Her Goodbye (Season 5 - Episode 16)


When a turf war escalates, members of truck and squad find themselves caught in the middle as unsuspecting hostages when a group of armed gang members take cover and assume control over Firehouse 51.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1822 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E9

#5 - Some Make It, Some Don't (I) (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Dawson and Casey deal with legal matters in hopes of remaining Louie's legal guardians. Severide continues in his efforts for a bone marrow procedure to help Anna, but when things don't go as planned, he finds himself slipping back into old habits. Meanwhile, Brett opens up to Dawson and members of Firehouse 51 become competitive, much to the dismay of Chief Boden. The crossover continues on Chicago P.D. S04E09 Don't Bury This Case (II).

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1741 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E14

#4 - Purgatory (Season 5 - Episode 14)


After exercising his disdain and authority over Chief Boden, Chief Anderson reassigns members of 51 to various houses around town, citing the need for improvement. The ramifications are felt by the crew, who are left to make the best of their respective situations in their new surroundings.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 1702 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E20

#3 - Carry Me (Season 5 - Episode 20)

In the Chicago Fire episode "Carry Me," Casey finds himself going to drastic measures to help his friend Kannell. As the tension rises, viewers will be on the edge of their seats, eager to see how Casey's actions unfold. Meanwhile, Lt. Severide takes on a heartwarming task of helping an old widow come to terms with letting go. Little does he know, he may be the one in need of assistance. Will Severide find the support he needs?

On a lighter note, Otis and Cruz face some surprises when they welcome a new roommate into their lives. The unexpected twists and turns will have fans laughing and gasping in equal measure. Lastly, Dawson and Brett team up to save a young girl, showcasing their resourcefulness and determination. This episode promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions, leaving viewers both satisfied and wanting more.

Although some fans found the episode predictable and boring, others couldn't help but be moved by the emotional depth and impactful moments. One viewer even believed that the episode touched on the meaning of life, emphasizing the importance of experiences and memories. However, there was no denying the unfortunate string of bad luck that Lt. Severide continues to face when it comes to his love life. Will he ever find happiness? Tune in to find out in this gripping episode of Chicago Fire.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1762 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E15

#2 - Deathtrap (I) (Season 5 - Episode 15)


Truck and squad face a heart-pounding challenge in the latest episode of Chicago Fire. When an old factory-turned live/work space becomes a blazing inferno, our heroes are called in to assist with the all-city response. With countless lives at stake, the situation becomes even more personal when they discover that a family member of a Chicago PD officer is trapped inside.

Fans of the show are raving about this epic crossover event, as Chicago PD and MED join forces to tackle the crisis. The seamless intermingling of characters and storylines has viewers on the edge of their seats. And it seems that romance may be in the air for Kelly, as speculation arises about him finally settling down.

In true Chicago Fire fashion, this episode doesn't shy away from product placement, with Walmart making a cameo appearance through a visible bag brought in by Stella. And of course, there's a humorous moment when a random wooden ladder conveniently appears in the room where a ladder is needed. With the mix of Fire, PD, and Med characters in one scene, the episode delivers an unexpected twist. But viewers couldn't help but notice the predictable "can I use your bathroom" suicide ploy that someone should have seen coming. Will the fallout in Chicago PD and Justice make all the excitement worthwhile? Only time will tell.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 1913 votes.

Chicago Fire - S5E22

#1 - My Miracle (Season 5 - Episode 22)

In the latest episode of Chicago Fire titled "My Miracle," the firehouse faces a perilous situation as they battle a dangerous warehouse fire. With truck and squad members putting their lives on the line, tensions run high among the team. But it's not just the fire that's causing sparks to fly. Dawson and Casey find themselves dealing with a personal dilemma when Dawson's father overstays his welcome at their home. Will this situation strain their relationship further?

Meanwhile, our favorite firefighter Casey continues his fight for the first responders bill, showing his unwavering determination to support his fellow heroes. On the other hand, Mouch finds himself at a crossroads, making a serious decision about his future. What could this mean for the beloved character?

And in a heartwarming subplot, Herrmann goes above and beyond to bring a smile to a young boy's face. We can't help but wonder what extraordinary lengths he will go to accomplish this mission. Will his efforts be successful?

This episode of Chicago Fire has left fans with mixed emotions. Some describe it as a tear-jerker, leaving them reaching for the tissues. Others are simply in awe of the writing and can't wait to see what the next season brings. But one thing is for sure, viewers are left hanging, eagerly awaiting the next installment. The anticipation for season six is real, and fans are already clamoring for more tissues. With an ending that leaves us wanting more, we can't help but wonder what's in store for our favorite firefighters.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1817 votes.

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