‘Chicago Fire’ Episode Guide (Dec. 8): Boden Tries to Clear His Name

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‘Chicago Fire’ Episode Guide (Dec. 8): Boden Tries to Clear His Name

“Short and Fat” (12/08/15) – Members of Firehouse 51 are less than thrilled when Captain Patterson (guest star Brian White) steps in as replacement for Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) while he deals with clearing his good name.

When Severide (Taylor Kinney) learns of the potential whereabouts of Serena (guest star Ilfenesh Hadera), Chicago P.D’s Officer Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) and Officer Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) head to Lake Carlyle to try and uncover additional clues on Boden’s case.

Meanwhile, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and Otis (Yuri Sardarov) give Freddie (guest star Ralph Rodriguez) a job that keeps him close by and Jimmy (Steven R. McQueen) and Chili (Dora Madison) elicit more attention then either bargained for, causing some friction between them.

John Seda, Rachel Nichols, Melissa Ponzio, Mark Hengst and Fredric Lehne also guest star in this episode.

From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes season four of the high-octane drama “Chicago Fire” — an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, “House”) leads the Truck Company, and brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, “The Vampire Diaries”) runs the Rescue Squad.

The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), a fireman’s fireman who recently welcomed a newborn son with his wife, Donna (Melissa Ponzio, “Teen Wolf”). As chief of the firehouse, it’s Boden’s job to keep everything in line and running smoothly between truck and squad. Paramedic turned tough-as-nails firefighter Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund, “The Good Wife”) returns alongside Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer, “Beyond the Mask”) and seasoned veteran Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg, “Sex and the City”). Dora Madison also joins the cast as spunky, spirited paramedic Jessica “Chili” Chilton.

Also returning for the fourth season are Randy “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte), Jose Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov). Candidate Jimmy Borrelli (Steven R. McQueen) is the newest addition to Firehouse 51.

In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead (“Breakout Kings”), Joe Chappelle (“The Wire”), Danielle Gelber (Chicago-branded series), Arthur Forney (“Law & Order” brand, Chicago-branded series) and Peter Jankowski (“Law & Order” brand, Chicago-branded series).

“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

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