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Real Never Waits
Season: 2
Episode: 22
Original airdate: May 13, 2014
Written by: Michael Brandt
Derek Haas
Directed by: Michael Brandt
Episode chronology
Previous episode: One More Shot
Next episode: Always


A fire at a boarding school leaves Lt. Severide shaken and wondering if he could have done more. Meanwhile, with the firehouse in full support of Dawson as she retakes the fireman's exam, Lt. Casey attempts some political maneuverings on her behalf. Elsewhere, Mills looks for answers about his father's mysterious past and Chief Boden's grand plans take a detour.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Preston James Hillier as Battalion Chief Kenny
  • Anthony Ferraris as Squad 3 Driver Tony Ferraris
  • Olga Aguilar as Nurse
  • Tania Richard as Kristel
  • Dado as Motorcycle Woman
  • Eric Hoffmann as Instructor
  • Ruben Quiles as Savrin
  • Roy Dean as Engine Lieutenant Roy Dean
  • Michael Joseph Mitchell as Headmaster
  • Sara M. Holden as Teacher
  • Theo Tougne as Kid
  • Eric Lynch as Officer Heslip
  • Zach Kenney as Paramedic O'Reilly
  • Justine C. Turner as Charred Kid's Mom
  • Jeff Diebold as Charred Kid's Dad


Background information and Notes

This episode was similar to the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels boarding school.

Chicago Fire season 2
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