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Scorched Earth
Season: 5
Episode: 3
Original airdate: October 25, 2016
Written by: Sarah Kucserka
Veronica West
Directed by: Joe Chappelle
Episode chronology
Previous episode: A Real Wake-Up Call
Next episode: Nobody Else is Dying Today


Casey enlists Susan Weller to help with an urgent personal matter. Severide receives an offer to travel luxuriously with rich party guy Travis Brenner and Stella uses all her resources to help a sick street kid after saving him during a tunnel fire. Meanwhile, Otis and Herrmann discuss their concerns over Molly's lack of customers.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Joshua De Jesus as Chris
  • Anthony Ferraris as Squad 3 Driver Tony Ferraris
  • Jess Thigpen as Teri Martin
  • J. Nicole Brooks as Mother
  • Aiden Cohen as Louie Keyes
  • Austin Cohen as Louie Keyes
  • Amanda Lipinski as Fedora Girl
  • Charles Dunlap as Kendrick
  • Sarah Brooks Evans as Model
  • Heidi Kurzejka as Party Girl
  • Candice Jeanine as Woman at YMCA
  • Quinnita Bellows as Teen Girl
  • Olivia Bird as Overdosing Girl
  • Summer Cain as Scared Girl


  • Michael Brandt as Creator
  • Derek Haas as Creator
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Matt Olmstead as Executive Producer
  • Michael Brandt as Executive Producer
  • Derek Haas as Executive Producer
  • Joe Chappelle as Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Andrea Newman as Co-Executive Producer
  • Michael Gilvary as Co-Executive Producer
  • Sarah Kucserka as Co-Executive Producer
  • Veronica West as Co-Executive Producer
  • Roger Grant as Supervising Producer
  • Tim Deluca as Supervising Producer
  • Todd Arnow as Producer
  • Jonathan Strauss as Co-Producer
  • Eric Matsumoto as Co-Producer
  • Jayson Crothers as Director Of Photography
  • Craig Jackson as Production Designer
  • Oscar Rene Lozoya II as Editor
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Jonathan Strauss as Casting
  • Jenny Ravitz as Casting
  • Claire Simon as Casting
  • Lynn Kressel as Original Casting
  • Michael A. O'Shea as Executive Story Editor
  • Jill Weinberger as Executive Story Editor
  • Liz Alper as Story Editor
  • Ally Seibert as Story Editor

Background information and Notes

Chicago Fire season 5
Episodes The Hose or the AnimalA Real Wake-Up CallScorched EarthNobody Else is Dying TodayI Held Her HandThat DayLift Each OtherOne HundredSome Make It, Some Don'tThe People We MeetWho Lives and Who DiesAn Agent of the MachineTrading in ScuttlebuttPurgatoryDeathtrapTelling Her GoodbyeBabies and FoolsTake a KneeCarry Their LegacyCarry MeSixty DaysMy Miracle
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