Tonight on NBC Chicago Fire returns with an all new Thursday, September 28, season 6 episode 2 called, “Ignite on Contact” and we have your Chicago Fire weekly recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Fire episode as per the NBC synopsis, “After learning the school fire wasn’t an accident, Chief Boden turns up the pressure to investigate the cause of the fire that trapped his wife. Meanwhile, Mouch pushes all of the wrong buttons in his efforts to win the competitive challenge known as the firefighter muster.”
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Lt Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) is in his kitchen making a coffee, shirtless, when Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) enters the kitchen and takes off her shirt, pours herself some coffee and says she knew this roommate situation would work out great; Kelly laughs. Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Momford) drops Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) at the firehouse and Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov), Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Capp (Randy Flagler) prank them. Sylvie gets out of the truck while Hope looks around disappointed.
Donna Robbins (Melissa Ponzio) and Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) meet with Severide and Lt Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) to discuss the fire that was intentionally set at the high school that trapped Donna and students in the chemistry lab. Donna says the students were whispering but none of the students will talk to counselors or authorities; she knows it very vague but Boden feels her instincts are always spot on. Boden wants Casey and Severide to go to the school to make sure investigators don’t miss anything. Everyone is called out to a motor vehicle accident.
At the scene, another fire house is there first, as Casey offer their services, the Lt. Olansky is trying to stabilize the truck when it tips over, the load binds snap and it is crushing the Lt. Casey comforts him as all the other firefighters are trying to hold the truck up enough to take the pressure off.
Truck 81 chains the truck and is able to pull it enough to pull out Olansky; Sylvie and Gabi Dawson (Monica Raymund) check him out as the others rescue the driver of the truck. A fight ensues, but Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) suggests they put all that energy into the Firefighter Muster competition; Mouch bets $1000 that they will win and the bet is accepted.
Boden walks his wife to the school, she spots some of the kids that were in the chemistry lab and feels if she wasn’t a new teacher there, they might come talk to her. She doesn’t feel like she did all she can and is upset that whoever started the fire is still in there. She knows kids like he knows fires and tells him he has to trust her. He does.
Back at the firehouse, Mouch talks to the crews, sharing his story of when his heart stopped, and was surrounded by everyone at 51, they were walking hand-in-hand, walking up to this golden chalice; he feels this is just a vision of them winning the Firefighter Muster. He says as their coach, he has assigned each of them to an event that will maximize their chances of winning. Otis asks how long they will be under this Dead Mouse Tyranny. Stella surprises everyone by announcing she is living with Severide. Several people question Mouch and his decisions but he tells them not to question his vision!
Severide and Casey arrive at the school, its confirmed the fire started in the chemistry lab, saying the fire started hot and fast. It was started by the chemicals on the counter but there is a char line showing someone poured the accelerant all the way to the door. Casey says he is right as Severide checks the floor and finds the tiles weren’t up to code and that char line happened after the fire was already burning; they now feel it was not arson.
Boden is confused, wanting to know how the fire started. Severide says they need to wait for the lab results to know. Boden orders them to go back and keep digging until they can find something to turn this into a criminal investigation. Severide wonders what if Donna’s hunch is wrong but Casey assures him they will take another look. Outside his office, Casey and Severide exchange concerned looks.
Severide, Gabi and Casey talk in the meeting room, where Severide voices his concerns that Boden isn’t thinking clearly on this one. Gabi agrees but understands where Boden is coming from; his wife almost died in that fire. Casey says Donna can’t get any of the chemistry students to speak to her, Gabi says it’s worth a try to get the kids to talk to them.
Casey and Severide are given permission to speak to the kids. Severide asks if anyone saw anything that will help, even the smallest detail. Casey praises one boy for saving a girl, while a student named Mateo has no interest in speaking to them. Rasheed stays behind, he is about to speak to them when he spots Mateo and immediately stops talking and leaves.
Gabi and Stella carry hoses to a park, Gabi says they need to make an effort to hang out more; she questions whether it’s a good idea that she lives with Severide. Casey and Severide tell Donna and Boden about what just happened and Donna explains the deal with Mateo. She reveals Mateo has been suspended for lighting trash cans on fire on school grounds.
They decide to talk to Mateo to see if he has an alibi; Donna wants them to lock him up but they cannot charge him without a crime. Severide says if they get a confession out of him, they won’t need forensics. When the meeting is over, Mouch walks in asking if they are all in for the tug-a-war as it’s the big finale of the Muster event; Boden says he isn’t putting his back out because he made a bet with 87 and closes the door on him.