Chicago Fire 's deadly Cliffhanger, who ended the Season 7 finale, brought with it a tragedy for Firehouse 51. The premiere of the 8th season followed immediately after the end of the explosive finale, and the basement of the factory was close to the explosion of the fire department remained in danger. Wednesday's episode revealed serious injuries and a heavy death that will change the show forever.
Spoiler before Chicago Fire Season 8 Premiere: "Sacred Ground"
The direct consequences of the big cliffhangers showed that firefighters had some moments before the big explosion, as Severide and most firefighters in a separate Room in the basement found a hiding place. Brett (Kara Killmer) and Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) enter the factory on the orders of Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) before a tragedy breaks out in the cellar. The explosion also leads to the collapse of the first floor of the factory, which puts most crew members in mortal danger.
Foster and ground are the first to be seen after the explosion and show no signs of injury. Brett, who accepted a chaplain's proposal just before the factory call, wakes up from the blast and has a severely broken arm. Emily helps her with the move when Casey shows up and apologizes for being responsible for her stay in the building.
In the basement, the majority of firefighters in the adjoining room seem to have made it without too many injuries. However, Cruz (Joe Minoso) responds to a firefighter emergency call and finds that Otis (Yuri Sardarov) was the one who did not make it into the room before the explosion and found him unconscious.
The helpers quickly take him to an ambulance with Cruz at his side. He tells his friend that they are on their way to the hospital when he opens his uniform and sees that Otis has severe burns all over his body.
The entire fire station gathers in Med to wait for news when a doctor talks to ground. The show then switches to Cruz, who talks to an unconscious Otis and says he wishes he could go with him to the "better place".
"I love you and I'll miss you," says Cruz. At this moment Otis wakes up and pronounces a sentence in another language before he dies.
The series begins three months after Otis's death and Brett lives in Indiana with her fiancee very close to her family and her previous life moving to Chicago. At the fire station, the crew faces new faces as Casey faces an investigation into his decision to ask the paramedics to go to the factory. In the end, he is freed from all wrongdoing with a passionate speech pleading for him during the hearing.
When Brett is asked by her fiancé to consider firefighter duties, at the end of the episode the floor is unveiled. Monument to Otis outside the fire station so that future generations can remember his legacy as a hero. The show will air on Wednesdays at 9pm. ET on NBC.
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