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It Ain't Easy (Season 1, Episode 9)
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TV Episode | 42 min | Action, Drama

After inhaling magnesium shavings at a fire, Vargas gets a severe pulmonary injury, forcing him to retire from his job. Chief Boden fears that 14-year-old Ernie is behind several recent dumpster fires. Cruz's attempt to get his little ...See moreAfter inhaling magnesium shavings at a fire, Vargas gets a severe pulmonary injury, forcing him to retire from his job. Chief Boden fears that 14-year-old Ernie is behind several recent dumpster fires. Cruz's attempt to get his little brother out of a gang backfires. On a lighter note, Gabriela asks Matt to come over and repair her window, while Severide receives a dinner invitation from Renée, a very attractive woman that he saved from a car accident. Written by stephie_j See less
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Atli Örvarsson (as Atli Övarsson)
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Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Dec 12, 2012 (United States)
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33 cast members
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Jesse Spencer
Matthew Casey Matthew Casey   See fewer
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Taylor Kinney
Kelly Severide Kelly Severide   See fewer
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Monica Raymund
Gabriela Dawson Gabriela Dawson   See fewer
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Lauren German
Leslie Shay Leslie Shay   See fewer
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Charlie Barnett
Peter Mills Peter Mills   See fewer
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David Eigenberg
Christopher Herrmann Christopher Herrmann   See fewer
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Eamonn Walker
Wallace Boden Wallace Boden   See fewer
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Sarah Shahi
Renée Royce Renée Royce   See fewer
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Mo Gallini
Jose Vargas Jose Vargas   See fewer
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Joe Minoso
Joe Cruz Joe Cruz   See fewer
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Yuriy Sardarov
Brian Zvonecek (as Yuri Sardarov) Brian Zvonecek (as Yuri Sardarov)   See fewer
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Christian Stolte
Randall McHolland Randall McHolland   See fewer
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Ron Dean
James Whoritsky James Whoritsky   See fewer
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Jeff Lima
Leon Cruz Leon Cruz   See fewer
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José Antonio García
Flaco (as Jose Garcia) Flaco (as Jose Garcia)   See fewer
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Darrell W. Cox
Raymond Martin Raymond Martin   See fewer
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Laura T. Fisher
Business Woman (as Laura Fisher) Business Woman (as Laura Fisher)   See fewer
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Tom McElroy
Dr. Tenney Dr. Tenney   See fewer
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DuShon Monique Brown
Connie (as DuShon M. Brown) Connie (as DuShon M. Brown)   See fewer
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Rich Wilkie
Engine Firefighter Engine Firefighter   See fewer
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Jonathan Kitt
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Brett Snow
Truck Firefighter Truck Firefighter   See fewer
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Paige Smith
Machinist Machinist   See fewer
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Matthew W. Allen
Assistant Deputy Chief (uncredited) Assistant Deputy Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sean Bolger
Maintenance Man (uncredited) Maintenance Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Lockhart
Dispatcher (uncredited) Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Piper
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Rehberg
Restaurant Patron / Man with Backpack (uncredited) Restaurant Patron / Man with Backpack (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 545 votes