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Chicago Fire: Better To Lie

Old emotional wounds are opened when Lieutenant Severide’s father Bennie comes to town and clashes with Chief Boden over the death of their former colleague. Mills helps a distraught driver who caused an accident and Shay makes a decision about her future with Clarice. Meanwhile, Herrmann, Otis and Dawson get to the bottom of a mystery about their bar.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 10, 2013
AU (Seven) May 02, 2013

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christian Stolte
As Firefighter Randy "Mouch" McHolland
Joe Minoso
As Firefighter Joe Cruz
Linda Powell
As Ingrid Mills
Treat Williams
As Bennie Severide
Yuri Sardarov
As Firefighter Brian "Otis" Zvonecek

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon Bowens
As Police Officer
Chaon Cross
As Heather Darden
Matthew W. Allen
As Banquet Firefighter
Randy Flagler
As Capp
Steve Piper
As Fireman
William Smillie
As Hadley
Anthony Mockus Sr.
As Clifford Baylor
Carolyn Neff
As Amber
Dale Rivera
As Rivera
Emjoy Gavino
As Woman at Window
Tim Stoltenberg
As Passenger
Wm. R. Bouma
As Other Crew

Anne Lockhart
As Dispatcher
Main Cast
Jesse Spencer
As Lieutenant Matthew Casey
Taylor Kinney
As Lieutenant Kelly Severide
Monica Raymund
As Paramedic Gabriela Dawson
Lauren German
As Paramedic Leslie Shay
Charlie Barnett (2)
As Firefighter Peter Mills
David Eigenberg
As Firefighter Christopher Herrmann
Eamonn Walker
As Battalion Chief Wallace Boden


The episode begins and Shay tells Severide that she wants a baby. She says Clarisse “ripping” her heart out for the second time was devastating but when she held Clarisse’s son, Wesley, in her arms, she felt a sense of purpose and really connected. Hence she wants to be a mother. Severide says she doesn’t have to make any decisions right now. “I have made the decision. I am gonna have a baby” she counters. Later at the station, Severide’s father, Benny, pays him a visit. Casey introduces Benny to everyone. Benny was a fireman. They get a call and Benny rides along with the team. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Brandt  |  Derek Haas
Executive ProducerJoe Chappelle  |  Matt Olmstead  |  Dick Wolf  |  Michael Brandt  |  Derek Haas  |  Danielle Gelber  |  Peter Jankowski
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Andrea Newman
ProducerTim Deluca  |  Hilly Hicks, Jr.  |  John L. Roman
Co-ProducerCarla Corwin  |  Michael Gilvary
Production DesignerCraig Jackson
EditorMegan D'Arco
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Claire Simon
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Director of PhotographyLisa Wiegand
Original CastingLynn Kressel
Warning: Chicago Fire season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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