Chicago Fire recap: A blast from Boden’s past has a dark secret

CHICAGO FIRE -- "No Such Thing As Bad Luck" Episode 718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yuri Sardarov as Brian Otis" Zvonecek, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "No Such Thing As Bad Luck" Episode 718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yuri Sardarov as Brian Otis" Zvonecek, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC) /

Herrmann is mad when an item he loves goes missing from Molly’s. Meanwhile, Cruz gets a mean prank played on him and a face from Boden’s past turns up. Here’s what happened in Chicago Fire Season 7, Episode 18.

Chicago Fire Season 7, Episode 18 brings a story that will leave you reeling. A face from Boden’s past pulls him into a case he would never have wanted to be in.

Meanwhile, a curse may be on Molly’s. Herrmann isn’t happy when a precious mug with a dog on it goes missing. It turns out that this is more than just decoration for the superstitious fireman.

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And if that wasn’t enough, Severide isn’t happy with Cruz’s latest decisions to use the Slamigan. That’s not the only way Cruz gets involved in the episode titled “No Such Thing as Bad Luck.”

Boden runs into a friend

The episode’s first call is to a house fire. A woman is trapped in the bathroom and it requires a saw to cut through the bars to get through to her. For those who aren’t aware, the violence in parts of Chicago is so bad that people have to bar their windows to keep their homes safe. It’s sad but this is something Chicago Fire has never shied away from.

To get through, Severide asks for a specific saw but Cruz brings Slamigan. Sure it works, but it’s not what Severide asked for. That leads to Severide pulling Cruz up — on his own and with a stern but calm voice — to share why he asked for a specific type of saw. He’d made an assessment based on the bars. It’s just how Casey should have dealt with Herrmann’s situation in last week’s episode, showing that Casey is clearly going through something.

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The woman involved says that she locked herself in the bathroom accidentally. It soon turns out that this woman is Boden’s first look, but she’s clearly hiding a secret. Casey and Severide realize that the house looked ransacked and the bathroom door was broken from the outside.

When Boden asks Jasmine about it, she continues to claim she locked herself in. She has plenty of lies, but Boden isn’t sure what to believe. His wife, however, makes it clear that something sounds wrong and suggests Boden is in her corner.

Jasmine may not want help, but Boden shows up because he’s sure there’s a problem. He wants into her house to find Jasmine and her son arguing. That soon escalates with the son holding a gun at Boden.

Managing to get out of the situation, Boden manages to convince Jasmine to let him check her son into a rehab facility. As Casey says, “talk about unconditional love.”

Cruz starts to doubt himself

After the, in my opinion, fair talking to from Severide, Cruz starts to doubt his abilities. Despite being up for an award for his actions during the key stealing incident, he can’t quite get excited. The second call sees him getting annoyed at himself making some small mistakes that wouldn’t even matter in the grand scheme of things.

During the ceremony for the award, Severide is the one to pin the medal. He gives a heartwarming speech about how great Cruz is. And just like that, harmony is restored.

Molly’s gets an episode of bad luck

Who would have thought Herrmann was so superstitious? Well, it turns out he is. After Stella gives a guy at Molly’s the mug with the dog on just to get rid of the guy, Herrmann explains that it was a good luck charm. There may not be such a thing as bad luck to Otis and Stella, but Herrmann believes it.

And it looks like Molly’s may be cursed in Chicago Fire Season 7, Episode 18. After realizing the mug is gone, Herrmann gets a letter that the bar is being audited.

Stella and Otis need to get the mug back. When they do get it back, they put it in the most ridiculous place ever — under Mouch’s cushion on the couch. Yep, Mouch sits on it and breaks it!

Well, it’s not a bad thing. That IRS letter was for the vegan deli down the street and the new cocktail got a raving review. Losing the mug was the best thing that happened.

Odds and ends:

  • Emily is going line dancing and gets lessons from Brett. I love these moments with the women together.
  • Severide misses Stella and Emily knows it. She makes it clear he needs to be all in or let Stella move on.

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What did you think of Chicago Fire Season 7, Episode 18? What was your favorite moment? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

New Chicago Fire returns on Apr. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.