Trading in Scuttlebutt
Season: 5
Episode: 13
Original airdate: February 14, 2017
Written by: Roger Grant
Directed by: Reza Tabrizi
Episode chronology
Previous episode: An Agent of the Machine
Next episode: Purgatory


When truck and squad are summoned to the scene of a dangerous accident, Chief Boden makes a split-second decision that overrides Chief Anderson, the incident commander whose house was the first to respond to the call. Feeling his authority was undercut and his reputation damaged, Anderson uses his power to make things miserable for Boden and all of House 51 feels the repercussions. Meanwhile, Severide contemplates a major life-changing decision, Herrmann does a good deed and Brett looks to make some personal changes to herself.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Amanda Calabrese as Annabelle Herrmann
  • David VonKampen as Lee Henry Herrmann
  • Lucas VonKampen as Luke Herrmann
  • Logan Vosburgh as Max Herrmann
  • Anthony Ferraris as Squad 3 Driver Tony Ferraris
  • Mike Jimerson as Scruffy Guy / Greg
  • Andrea Crisp as Smart Girl
  • Emily Marso as Server
  • Richard Pickren as Randolph
  • Jettzen Shea as Augie
  • Max McNally as O'Doyle
  • Eric Epps as Kolvair
  • Raven Moran as Olivia
  • Caron Buinis as Ms. April
  • Gary Smiley as Kenny Fallwell
  • Dan Stearns as IAD Inspector
  • Melissa Graham as Lucky The Stripper
  • Henry McGinniss as Jacques
  • Brandon Fierro as Calvin
  • Jeffrey Northrup as Chalmers


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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