The episode begins with Severide and Rene spending some quality time together and enjoying each other’s company. They discuss what they will do in Madrid. She tells him she has talked to a doctor who is an expert in experimental spinal surgery and he wants to meet Severide. Ernie in the meantime gives Boden a call. Ernie tells Boden he isn’t doing fine. He is calling from a phone booth. He sees a car approach and is terrified and hangs up the phone before Boden can ask him anything more. Ernie is shown sitting in the car, which is being driven by his supposed uncle, who Boden had run into earlier. ..