During the captaincy drill test, Andy and Jack meet the 18 other candidates vying for the open Captain’s spot at Station 19. Travis serves as captain for the day, and Ben tries to get Vic to admit she’s afraid of fire and suffering from PTSD.
Ryan stops by before the test to give Andy a good luck charm with special significance. When Jack gets there to pick Andy up and sees Ryan, he gets an attitude. Maybe it was a reaction to Ryan’s presence, maybe he needs more fiber in his diet, who knows.
When Andy and Jack arrive, Chief Frankel is already there. Andy realizes Jack isn’t her only competition for the open captain’s spot at Station 19. As that dawns on her, the full weight of the task at hand falls on her. Now she knows why her father told her the test could make the best crash and burn. She glances at Jack and says…