CBS this Friday invited you to Fireplace Nation, its new drama co-created by and starring SEAL Workforce vet Max Thieriot. Did TV’s newest firefighter sequence ignite your curiosity?
Fireplace Nation stars Thieriot as Bode Donovan, who’s at the moment serving time for tried theft/holding a liquor retailer proprietor at gunpoint. When Bode loses his newest enchantment for parole, his lawyer nudges him to think about the inmate firefighting program, the place in trade for serving to Cal Fireplace battle blazes you get time shaved off your sentence. (You additionally apparently get $5 a day only for exhibiting up, plus an additional $2/hour when preventing fires.)
Max agrees to enter this system, however en route within the jail bus discovers that he’s being stationed in Edgewater, California — the hometown he years in the past left. “For a purpose.” Upon arriving at Three Rock, Bode tries to name his lawyer, however is instructed there aren’t any cellphone privileges for per week, so he duties his ADD buddy Freddy (W Tre Davis) with chatting up a supply man. We then meet Manny (Kevin Alejandro), the Cal Fireplace chief in charging of instructing the inmates; Manny was beforehand noticed when the jail bus passes by an area ceremony the place his daughter Gabriela (Stephanie Arcila) was being gifted a “key to town.” Extra on her in a bit.
In Edgewater correct, we see fireplace chief Vince (Billy Burke) strive however fail to safe metropolis funds for a brand new Caterpillar that may assist rapidly clear foliage from the paths of fires. In the middle of his failed presentation, Vince lobs a barb at police chief Sharon (Diane Farr), whom we later notice he’s actually married to. (No nice shock there, oldest trick within the TV pilot ebook!)
On their first night time at Three Rock, Bode and Freddy sneak out to satisfy up with supply man “MVP,” to safe a burner cellphone. However earlier than that rendezvous occurs, Bode involves the rescue of Gabriela, an area celeb of kinds (the Olympian is the 14th greatest diver on the earth!) whose automotive occurred to interrupt down proper the place the blokes had been ready. Gabriela is cautious of Bode in his jail orange tee and whips out a pistol from her purse, however finally lets him get her up and operating once more. In the middle of serving to Gabriela, Bode clocks a photograph of her with boyfriend Jake (Jordan Calloway) — whom Bode clearly acknowledges.
Jake, together with Eve (Jules Latimer), work at Cal Fireplace with Vince. The 2 had been good buddies with Riley, whom we come to surmise was Vince and Sharon’s dearly departed daughter. Vince overhears Jake and Eve speaking about studying to maneuver on from that years-ago tragedy; later, he laments to Sharon that the 2 of them, alas, won’t ever be capable of try this.
Manny finds the cellphone Freddy received from MVP, however Bode jumps in to say it’s his, since a 90-day jail sentence add-on is on the road. In non-public, Bode explains to Manny he had no intention of being stationed in his hometown. He additionally talks of how the liquor retailer proprietor had written the parole board a letter saying that he sees an opportunity for Bode to finally “succeed.” With that in thoughts, Manny invitations Bode to swing into motion when a random automotive accident triggers a large forest fireplace.
Whereas Bode, Freddy et al “lower traces” (i.e. dig trenches that type a barrier between the fireplace and the city), Jake and Eve discover themselves surrounded by flames on a excessive ridge, and the previous is pinned down by a fallen tree. Towards Manny’s orders, however quoting the fireplace captain’s handout — “Preserve calm, suppose clearly and act decisively” — Bode grabs a chainsaw and makes tracks for the ridge. He finds and frees Jake, all of the whereas concealing his face, after which saves Jake’s life when the fireplace consumes them and they should duck inside Bode’s transportable shelter. After the fireplace passes, the blokes emerge from the shelter and Bode reveals himself… after which slugs Jake!
As Eve tries to interrupt issues up, we be taught via the gents’ shouted accusations that on the night time Riley died, Bode had gone to select her up from Jake’s and located her sobbing. When Riley tried to leap out of Bode’s automotive to return and speak to Jake, Bode reached for her, and in doing so he misplaced management of the automotive — resulting in a deadly crash. “It’s my fault that she died,” Bode tells Jake, “however it’s on you that she died with a damaged coronary heart!” Bode says he got here to rescue Jake and Eve partly as a result of he couldn’t let Jake die a hero.
On the hospital within the aftermath of the blaze, Sharon realizes that Bode is the person who rescued Jake and Eve. She clears his hospital room after which provides her son a giant hug. Vince arrives a second later to ask, with a disillusioned look on his face, “Bode, what the hell are you doing right here?”
What did you consider Fireplace Nation‘s debut, and can you keep tuned?
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