Dawson rescued a little boy from a fire and became pretty attached to him on Chicago Fire Season 4 Episode 21.
Below, TV Fanatics Elizabeth Harlow and Stacy Glanzman are joined by super fan Amy Perrin to discuss Dawson's desire to become a foster parent, Kidd and Severide's hook-up, and our hopes for the rest of the season.
Kidd and Severide: The real deal or just a fling?
Amy: I think it might start out as a fling, but turn into the real deal. Obviously Severide was interested when she was married, and she seems to be taken with him now, so there is most definitely chemistry there.
Elizabeth: Severide better hope it's the real deal, because an in house breakup would be uncomfortable to say the least.
Stacy: I hope it's the real deal for Severide's sake. He deserves to be in a solid relationship.
How long will Otis be sidelined? Will this story line continue into next season?
Amy: I have a friend with ITP, and it is quite serious. Being a firefighter is an extremely demanding and physical job, so I think that Otis will be sidelined up until the next season.
Elizabeth: I'd imagine he'll be benched until next season. I'm wondering what kind of other position they can come up for him within the fire department. It may be riding a desk, but maybe he'll find something he's really great at.
Stacy: With only two episodes left, I assume he'll be sidelined at least for the rest of this season. I am guessing a small time jump and the premiere will show him getting cleared to return to duty.
Will Dawson pursue fostering Louie? Do you think she should?
Amy: Yes, I think that Dawson will pursue fostering Louie, but I am not sure that she will qualify in time to become his foster parent. I had been hoping that she would want to foster him, so I was happy when she made the decision to go for it. It is sweet that Casey ultimately decided to do whatever he can to support her in the process. It is most definitely true love.
Elizabeth: With the time it takes to get certified as a foster parent, I'm wondering if she'll just go ahead and skip ahead to adoption. If that beautiful boy has no family, it would be the more permanent (and likely easier) solution. Of course, marrying Casey and having him be on board with the kid would help with that.
Stacy: I definitely think she will continue to pursue it, because she did not look ready to give up on him. I don't know if it will happen, but Dawson would make a great mom, and it would be nice to get to see that adorable little boy pop up from time to time.
What are your hopes for the final two episodes?
Amy: I would like to see Sylvie and Jimmy get together. I think they would make a great couple. I also would love to see Trudy back for a cameo, she is awesome.
Elizabeth: I feel like the only thing I'm waiting for resolution on is Casey and Gabi's relationship. I was really surprised when she suggested fostering together since they live separately right now. Oh, and I'm waiting for some of Casey's shady deals with the local gangs to come back and bite him in the ass.
Stacy: As Amy said, I'd like to see some movement on the Jimmy/Brett front. I'm also looking forward to seeing the house rally around Otis. I have a feeling something will go wrong with Casey's political consultant. I still don't trust her.
What was your favorite quote or scene?
Amy: I loved it when Dawson read Louie the book Corduroy. He finally spoke, and that whole scene was just adorable. Louie is adorable, so I hope that we see him next week.
Elizabeth: Every scene with that baby was great. But I also loved when Cruz and Brett called in Baba! Hilarious, and a wonderful example of one of Fire's strengths--it exists in a fully fleshed out world complete with crazy pushy superstitious Ukrainian grandmothers who adopt your dorky roommate and don't speak English.
Stacy: I loved the dejected look on Otis' face when he told Brett and Sylvie he was getting the test done after shift. Cruz wasn't playing around with this one. He called in the big guns!
Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.