Gail McLeod
Full Name
Gail McLeod
Financial Consultant
Marital Status
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
10 episodes (see below)
Portrayed by
Michelle Forbes

Gail McLeod is the Deputy Director of Finance for the State of Illinois, she is tasked with cutting the Chicago Fire Department's budget by 10%. She begins to target Firehouse 51 when Chief Boden makes it clear that he disagrees with her. She serves as a secondary antagonist in the first half of Season 2.


Gail shows up in the first episode to talk to Chief Boden and other chiefs from other firehouses. Boden disagrees with her immediately and it causes her to immediately target Boden and Firehouse 51.

When Gail meets Benny Severide, she decides to only go for Boden and not the firehouse. It causes him to decide to step down to save the firehouse, but in the end he chooses to stay in the firehouse.

After Gail decides to close 51, Peter talked Isabella, his girlfriend, into getting her new boss a Senator into helping save the firehouse. She then signs a document in front of Isabella.


Season 2 Appearances
"A Problem House" "Prove It" "Defcon 1" "A Nuisance Call" "A Power Move"
"Joyriding" "No Regrets" "Rhymes With Shout" "You Will Hurt Him" "Not Like This"
"Shoved In My Face" "Out With A Banng" "Tonight's The Night" "Virgin Skin" "Keep Your Mouth Shut"
"A Rocket Blasting Off" "When Things Got Rough" "Until Your Feet Leave the Ground" "A Heavy Weight" "A Dark Day"
"One More Shot" "Real Never Waits"

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