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A Coffin That Small 

Matt is upset that Kelly wants Peter in the Rescue Squad. Further tensions arise when Kelly sees Matt with Heather and assumes he is sleeping with her. Kelly agrees to have a baby with Shay... See full summary »


Darnell Martin


Michael Brandt (created by), Derek Haas (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Spencer ... Matthew Casey
Taylor Kinney ... Kelly Severide
Monica Raymund ... Gabriela Dawson
Lauren German ... Leslie Shay
Charlie Barnett ... Peter Mills
David Eigenberg ... Christopher Herrmann
Eamonn Walker ... Wallace Boden
Joe Minoso ... Joe Cruz
Yuri Sardarov ... Brian Zvonecek
Christian Stolte ... Randall McHolland
Raphael Sbarge ... Larry Herrmann
Brooke Nevin ... Tara Little
Ora Jones Ora Jones ... Mrs. Leppert
Morocco Omari ... Detective Ben Vikan
Chaon Cross Chaon Cross ... Heather Darden


Matt is upset that Kelly wants Peter in the Rescue Squad. Further tensions arise when Kelly sees Matt with Heather and assumes he is sleeping with her. Kelly agrees to have a baby with Shay, but she cannot afford the artificial insemination, which leads her to a surprising decision. The firehouse gets shot at, and Casey follows a hunch in order to find the culprits. After attending a depressing funeral, Herrmann tries to reconnect with his family. The firehouse has a touching reaction to a tragedy in the neighborhood. Written by stephie_j

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Release Date:

27 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the first scene, when the crew of Truck 81 is running toward the apartment building with the boy stuck in the trash chute, they run past their station. The sign on the firehouse reads ENGINE COMPANY NO 18, which is the real Engine housed at this fire station when the show is not filming. (Engine 51 is not a real or current engine, just used for production). See more »


Chief Wallace Boden: We've been here before. It almost tore this House apart.
Kelly Severide: This time it's different.
Chief Wallace Boden: Tell me about it.
Kelly Severide: Yeah Casey, tell him about it.
Matthew Casey: [Gapes at Severide, then turns to look at the Chief] No offence, Chief.
[Walks out]
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A landmark episode for an excellent new series!
28 March 2013 | by BaileySEASee all my reviews

I have watched Chicago Fire since it began in the fall of 2012. From the very first episode I knew it had a way to go to being a great show. But with this episode " A Coffin That Small", I think it has reached that point. The show has good acting, great production values etc., but now it has heart. Good TV shows entertain us, make us laugh, fill time. But few deign to inspire us and give us a sense of spirit, community in these apathetic times. We humans are delicate and fragile, and we need other humans to remind us of that. This episode definitely deserves an Emmy nod. Kudos to Chicago Fire. It touched my heart. I hope this is the first of many more seasons to come.

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