Chicago Fire “It Ain’t Easy” episode 9 airs Wednesday, Dec 12 2012 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET).
Episode Synopsis: After he’s injured in a terrible fire at an auto machine shop, Jose Vargas (Mo Gallini) is forced to go on disability and leave his life as a firefighter behind – a task he finds incredibly difficult. Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) tries to help a suspected teenage firebug (guest star Cody Sullivan).
Also, Severide (Taylor Kinney) receives an enticing invitation from Renee (guest star Sarah Shahi), a woman who he saved from a car crash incident involving live electrical wires. Meanwhile, Cruz (Joe Minoso) tries to save his younger brother Leon (guest star Jeff Lima) from the gang he is involved with. Jesse Spencer, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Monica Raymund and Lauren German also star.
No job is more stressful, dangerous or exhilarating than those of the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. These are America’s everyday heroes — the courageous men and women who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way. But the enormous responsibilities of the job also take a personal toll. Big reputations and hefty egos, coupled with the pressure to perform and make split-second decisions, are bound to put squad members at odds.
When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. In the middle of a divorce, Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, “House M.D.”) tries to go about business as usual but can’t help butting heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, “The Vampire Diaries”) of the Rescue Squad – and each blames the other for their fallen team member. When it’s “go-time” though, they put aside their differences and put everything on the line for each other. “Chicago Fire” is a look inside one of America’s noblest professions.
Also starring are Eamonn Walker (“The Messenger”), Charlie Barnett, (“Law & Order: SVU”), David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”), Monica Raymund (“The Good Wife”), Lauren German (“Hawaii Five-O”), Teri Reeves (“Three Rivers”) and Merle Dandridge (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films. Emmy Award-winning creator/ producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand), Derek Haas (“3:10 to Yuma”), Michael Brandt (“3:10 to Yuma”), Peter Jankowski (“Law & Order” brand) and Danielle Gelber serve as executive producers. Haas and Brandt wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Homeland”). From renowned Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf and the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma” comes an edge-of-your-seat view of a dirty job that often means the difference between life and death.