Charlie does get trapped under a truck on the most recent episode of Fire Country, but the team frees and revives him and fortunately, he does not die.
The first season of Fire Country has been very popular with audiences so far, and the show continues to engage its viewers in every new episode.
This includes the most recent episode in which disaster strikes at Station 42 and Charlie is trapped under a truck. Fortunately, the team manages to free him, and he is taken to the hospital alive.
Is Fire Country worth the watch?
The first episode of CBS’s new action drama series, Fire Country, premiered on the channel on 7 October 2022. To date, the show has reportedly managed to garner an average of 8 million viewers per episode.
What really makes this show so popular with audiences is the high stakes, over-the-top drama of the series, and its compelling characters.
Therefore, if you are a fan of CBS procedurals with compelling storylines, this show will definitely be worth the watch for you.
Does Charlie die on Fire Country?
Fire Country, at its core, revolves around the underdog stories of the inmate characters on the show. One of the secondary characters that has managed to become a fan-favourite in this season is Charlie.
Charlie is one of the older inmates at Three Rock Con Camp who became part of the Cal Fire program. He really made an impression on the other members of the team, as well as on the fans watching the show from home.
However, even though the tenth episode of the season, titled “Get Your Hopes Up” started on a high note with Sharon finding out that she is eligible for a transplant, the Leone family gradually getting back together, and Charlie receiving early parole for his efforts with Cal Fire, this good trajectory does not last long.
Tragedy strikes when a delivery truck crashes into Station 42, which in turn, sets off a chain reaction of several other accidents that turn the station into a disaster zone within minutes.
During all of this chaos, Charlie is also pinned under the truck and bleeding badly. However, Bode manages to calm Charlie down and they eventually manage to get him out from under the truck.
Although Eve has to do CPR to get Charlie conscious again at the end of the episode, he does not die and is taken to the hospital in critical condition by the end of the episode.
Why is Charlie so concerned when he is pinned under the truck?
Even though episode 10 of Fire Country starts with Charlie’s last day in the program, he quickly confirms that he does not plan on doing anything else when he is free on parole. Moreover, he has already completed his paperwork to join Cal Fire permanently.
However, once he is pinned under the truck and it becomes apparent from all of the blood that he must have a serious injury, he worries that he will not be able to become a fire fighter if he loses his leg.
To make matters worse, Charlie feels like his grandkids will not be proud of him if he does not become a fire fighter.
How does Bode calm Charlie down?
When the doubts about what his family will think of him and whether he will still be a hero if he just returns home after parole enters Charlie’s mind he clearly starts panicking and this sends him into shock.
Fortunately, Bode reasons with Charlie and tells him that he will be a hero no matter what, which successfully calms Charlie down and allows them to free him from underneath the truck.
Why is Charlie’s arc significant to the other characters on the show?
From the first ten episodes of the show, it is quite apparent that the Cal Fire team of fire fighters is much more than just a group of colleagues. This is emphasised by the pain on everyone’s faces as they worked to free Charlie in this episode.
However, Charlie’s doubts about whether he had made up for his past through the work that he had done on the team and his own insecurities should hit close to home for many of the fire fighters on the team.
This is especially true for Bode, who seemed to be speaking to himself as much as Charlie when he was trying to calm him down.
At the end of the day, Charlie and his character arc on the show represent the hope that many of the inmates in the program hold – that they will be able to redeem themselves and get a second chance at their lives after prison.