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Better to Lie
Season: 1
Episode: 17
Original airdate: February 27, 2013
Written by: Matt Olmstead
Ryan Rege Harris
Directed by: Joe Chappelle
Episode chronology
Previous episode: Viral
Next episode: Fireworks


Old emotional wounds are opened when Lieutenant Severide's father Benny 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.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Tony Mockus as Cliff
  • Chaon Cross as Heather Darden
  • Randy Flagler as Firefighter Harold Capp
  • William Smillie as Kevin Hadley
  • Jurgen Hooper as Dave
  • William Patrick Riley as Sam
  • Dale Rivera as Rivera
  • Caroline Neff as Amber
  • Marvin Quijada as Raver
  • Emjoy Gavino as Woman at Window
  • Tim Stoltenberg as Passenger


Background information and Notes

Chicago Fire season 1
Episodes PilotMon AmourProfessional CourtesyOne MinuteHanging OnRear View MirrorTwo FamiliesLeaving the StationIt Ain't EasyMerry Christmas, Etc.God Has SpokenUnder the KnifeWarm and DeadA Little TasteNazdarovya!ViralBetter to LieFireworksA Coffin That SmallAmbitionRetaliation HitLeaders LeadLet Her GoA Hell of a Ride
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