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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 (FOX8) May 02, 2013

Guest Stars
Christian StolteChristian Stolte
As Firefighter Randy "Mouch" McHolland
Joe MinosoJoe Minoso
As Firefighter Joe Cruz
Linda PowellLinda Powell
As Ingrid Mills
Treat WilliamsTreat Williams
As Bennie Severide
Yuri SardarovYuri Sardarov
As Firefighter Brian "Otis" Zvonecek

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon BowensBrandon Bowens
As Police Officer
Chaon CrossChaon Cross
As Heather Darden
Matthew W. AllenMatthew W. Allen
As Banquet Firefighter
Randy FlaglerRandy Flagler
As Capp
Steve PiperSteve Piper
As Firefighter
William SmillieWilliam Smillie
As Hadley
Anthony Mockus Sr.Anthony Mockus Sr.
As Clifford Baylor
Dale RiveraDale Rivera
As Rivera
Emjoy GavinoEmjoy Gavino
As Woman at Window
Tim StoltenbergTim Stoltenberg
As Passenger
Wm. R. BoumaWm. R. Bouma
As Other Crew

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


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-ProducerMichael Gilvary  |  Carla Corwin
Production DesignerCraig Jackson
EditorMegan D'Arco
CastingClaire Simon  |  Jonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Director of PhotographyLisa Wiegand
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