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This year's One Chicago crossover felt like The Walking Dead, delivering a gripping three-hour event filled with drama, suspense, and one **** of a case. Things begin peacefully enough, with the crews from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. tailgating ahead of a Chicago Bears game. Their fun is cut short when Casey (Jesse Spencer) sees a guy collapse and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) discovers a severe infection on his leg. With no ID and no one around to claim him, Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and the rest of the Chicago Med staff have no idea who this guy is or how he contracted the flesh-eating bacteria currently chomping away at his limb.
Coincidentally, Ambulance 61 receives a call about a couple who haven't checked their mail in days. After Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) kicks the door open without even breaking a sweat, she and Brett (Kara Killmer) find the pair deceased and covered in wounds similar to the John Doe's. It looks like this flesh-eating bacteria, which has a four in a million chance of being infectious, is spreading quickly. But how? Even Jay Halstead's (Jesse Lee Soffer) lead on Patient Zero, who turns out to be a college student named Stuart, comes up short. Stuart traveled to Botswana while serving in the Peace Corps, but his trip was so long ago that it's impossible for the bacteria to remain dormant for that length of time and suddenly become active. Clearly, they're dealing with something new... and deadly.
Calls - Burgess - Marina - Squerciati - Woman
More calls start coming in, including one where Burgess (Marina Squerciati) finds a woman and her unborn child also infected. Their deaths become the top news story, as media outlets begin reporting about the outbreak, which has now claimed five victims. Firehouse 51's no good, very bad day becomes exponentially worse when they're...
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