Casey: Thank you for pushing me the other day. You’re right. I was too quick to move on when the headaches stopped. I can’t help thinking that when I got that head injury a few years ago the doctor said if I get another bad hit, it could mean the end of my career, or worse.
Brett: OK, hold on. There’s no need for you to get there yet. All you need to do right now is make an appointment and get checked out. The sooner, the better.
Casey: Yeah.
Brett: I’ll go with you.
Casey: No, no you don’t have to do that.
Brett: I know things have been weird between us lately, but you were always there for me when I needed it most. Please let me do that for you.
Casey: That would be great. OK, I’ll make the appointment for Friday after shift.
Brett: Friday, um…
Casey: If you have plans, I can handle it solo.
Brett: No, I can reschedule it. I’m going with you, Matt.

I wish my dad had my back the way you have Jacob’s. You want the best for him. I can respect that. He deserves it. He’s a good kid, but he’s not a firefighter, and if you come at this like a chief and not a father, you’ll see that. You wouldn’t send your men into a burning building with someone you knew wasn’t up to snuff. And you were right to blame me for what happened at the Academy, but the mistake I made was giving Jacob too many chances. I should have cut him sooner. I’m sorry it didn’t work out, but he’ll be OK. He’ll land on his feet wherever he ends up because he has a father who supports him.

Severide

Boden: Why didn’t you come to me right away?
Severide: Because it’s not your problem.
Boden: Another battalion chief comes into my firehouse to jam up one of my officers just for doing their job, that is absolutely my problem. And I will take care of it. I promise you that.
Severide: I don’t want you to lose an old friend over this.
Boden: Old friend like hell. He crossed the line. He’s going to pay for it.
Severide: It’s my mess. I’ll clean it up.

Eric: I heard you had a date with Andrew.
Ritter: I had no idea it was him. Believe me.
Eric: Oh I know. He told me what happened, and how you went to bat for me.
Ritter: He’s something.
Eric: I just wanted to come by and say thanks for doing that.
Ritter: Oh, you’re welcome. Of course.
Eric: And that I miss you.
Ritter: Yeah?
Eric: Yeah.
Ritter: Well, maybe we should do something about that.

Brett: I’d feel the same way if anything happened to you.
Casey: How do you mean?
Brett: I backed off the other day too quickly when you said you were fine. A head injury can be serious. We both know that. You can’t just sit around, waiting and hoping that nothing goes wrong. You need to do something, Matt.
Casey: I’ll think about it. I promise.

Severide: It’s lucky he didn’t kill anyone.
Boden: I should have trusted your instincts.
Severide: No, this one is on me. I was trying to avoid a tough decision.

Brett: What do you think Ruzek?
Ruzek: Well, you have an anonymous letter that makes a vague accusation that may or may not posit that your victim was shoved down a flight of stairs by the muffin man next door, and even your victim doesn’t think that’s what happened. I got that, right?

Brett: I saw Will today at Med, and he mentioned when you asked him about the headaches you said it was for a friend.
Casey: Yeah, I didn’t want to make a big deal of it. Plus, since we’re friendly, he might feel obligated to bring me in for an exam.
Brett: Yeah, that’s his personality. He likes to help. And he said it was important to see a doctor with symptoms like that.
Casey: Right, but then the symptoms went away. I’m fine, Sylvie, but thanks for checking in.

Boden: He seems like he’s got a lot of heart though.
Severide: He does, but he’s not a firefighter.
Boden: No, he’s a recruit. It’s your job to turn him into a firefighter. That’s why it’s called training.
Severide: I can teach him how to kick in a door or how to use a thermal camera. I can’t teach him firefighter instincts. I can’t teach him common sense. I know you and Chief Mercer go way back, but I…
Boden: Severide, you’re the instructor. You’re the only one qualified to assess Jacob Mercer’s performance.

So this happened. I’m really sorry. I forgot to turn the oven down, but there was a pipe wrench in there, so you can see how someone could easily get confused.

Gallo

Brett: You’re like the official 51 doctor now. First Casey, and now me.
Will: Casey?
Brett: Yeah, the headaches thing.
Will: Yeah, he told me a friend was having issues after a head injury. I recommended he see a doctor right away.
Brett: Oh sorry, I must have misunderstood.

Casey: Drop the hammer.
Severide: You think? It’s still pretty early.
Casey: This is no job for wannabees. Me and Darden went through the Academy with a guy named Mizuka. It was one red flag after another with him, but somehow he made the cut. Then in his first year riding engine, he drops his line, bails out on his team, and puts one of them in the hospital. You either have the firefighting gene or you don’t.
Severide: What’s your take?
Kidd: My take? Well, Girls on Fire isn't exactly the Academy, but in my experience, there’s a lot of raw talent out there, and with encouragement and a little support, you’d be surprised how some people can rise to the occasion.

Chicago Fire Season 9 Episode 11 Quotes

Boden: He seems like he’s got a lot of heart though.
Severide: He does, but he’s not a firefighter.
Boden: No, he’s a recruit. It’s your job to turn him into a firefighter. That’s why it’s called training.
Severide: I can teach him how to kick in a door or how to use a thermal camera. I can’t teach him firefighter instincts. I can’t teach him common sense. I know you and Chief Mercer go way back, but I…
Boden: Severide, you’re the instructor. You’re the only one qualified to assess Jacob Mercer’s performance.

Herrmann: I got someone to set you up with.
Ritter: Oh, no, that’s not necessary or even a good idea but thank you.
Herrmann: What, no, he’s in Cindy’s book club.
Ritter: Let me guess. He’s the only other gay friend you have.
Herrmann: Uh, that’s possible, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the right guy for you. I mean you probably even know him.
Ritter: You think all gay people in Chicago know each other?
Herrmann: No, but my point is Andy is a great guy, and I think you two would hit it off.