‘Chicago Fire’ Recap: Season 10 Finale, Episode 22 – Severide/Stella

That sound you hear is the wedding bells finally ringing Chicago firethe season 10 finale. But Severide and Stella didn’t make it down the aisle without a hitch, nor could their honeymoon be so peaceful.

Let’s start at the beginning: Severide is asked to testify before a grand jury against Campbell. When the firefighter shows up to testify, he spots one of Campbell’s men with a knife. The two get into an argument, with Severide kicking him…out of a window to his death. Severide is clearly shocked that he took a man’s life, but everyone assures him it was self-defense. Campbell attacked a firefighter in front of witnesses and has now left the Windy City, authorities tell Severide. So that’s good, right? Not so fast…

Meanwhile, Severide and Stella are approaching their wedding day, with old friends Casey and Brett back in town for the wedding. Witness Casey can’t believe Severide is really getting married. It’s something to see Severide change since Stella came into his life and made him a better man, he tells his friend. Severide replies that the fire station hasn’t been the same since he left—and it never will be. When the couple’s wedding venue is suddenly unavailable, Casey saves the day by finding a boat and captain to marry the couple. Severide also gets a sweet surprise just before the wedding: a video call from his mother, who planned 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 kind.

Boden walks Stella down the aisle because he is closest 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’, Stella says.

“I decided a long time ago that if I wanted to be with you, I had to be worthy of you, which seemed impossible,” explains Severide. “You made sure that you really knew me, and by some miracle that you still love me. Stella, I may never be worthy of you, but I promise I’ll try for the rest of my life.’

And with that, praise be they, the commitment phobes are finally on the hook! When they arrive at Severide’s cabin for some private time, a mysterious truck shows up, and you just know That can’t be good.

Back at the wedding, Brett and Casey are (sort of) confronted with their uncertain future. He wishes she could have stayed with him in Portland forever. As she pointed out to Violet, he is where he needs to be, now a father and battling wildfires. But Brett is back in Chicago for good; it’s where her life is. “How long can we keep this up with so much time apart?” 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 heads to the higher realms and offers to do the trick. Meanwhile, Violet tells Emma she’s crazy if she doesn’t realize that all 51 will come after her if she takes Violet’s place. Emma remembers something her army dad said about it, regardless of whether the guy next to you likes you or not. When you go into battle, you become family. However, for that to happen, you need to stay into battle, which Emma doesn’t. She darts away during a rescue, abandoning Violet and a woman in labor as flames surround them. Now that the rest of the fire station has seen Emma for who she really is, Hawkins is done with her threats and Emma orders her to clean out her locker.

Chicago Fire SummaryWhile Emma is defeated, the battle may have irreparably damaged Violet and Hawkins’ relationship. First she ignores his call, then she confides to Ritter that she wished he’d done more to help. We suspect the lingering stare 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 the truck because when he can’t be there, he’s glad 51 is in the hands he trusts. Then he tells Gallo that he is now part of the old guard.

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