Leslie Elizabeth Shay was a protagonist in the first and second season. Shay is portrayed by Lauren German. Leslie Shay was a paramedic assigned to Ambulance 61 at Firehouse 51 working alongside Gabriela Dawson. Shay is killed in the line of duty in May 2014 in the episode Real Never Waits.
Leslie identifies as lesbian, something Peter Mills discovered when the other firefighters tricked him into making a pass at her. She was previously in a three-year relationship with a woman named Clarice Carthage, who eventually left her to marry and have a child with a wealthy man. This seems to have instigated the commitment issues her coworker Gabriela.
Death of Leslie Shay Edit
In reference to the episode: "Real Never Waits".
Chief Boden's wedding ceremony is interrupted when Fire House 51 is called to a building fire. Shay and Dawson follow Squad 3 into the building, where they find an injured male and begin administering care. Dawson tells Shay to take the lead during this case since she would have to be in charge after Dawson leaves. This causes Dawson to tell Shay to switch places with her. Right after they switch places, Dawson tells Shay about the possible proposal Casey has for Dawson. Shay admits it knowing about it, and during this conversation is when the explosion in the building occurs. A collapsing pipe falls and fatally hits Shay in the head while Dawson gets blown back. When Severide arrives on scene, he sees Dawson doing chest compressions on Shay and Severide leaps in to help. Her body is taken by the rest of the firefighters in order to get her on an ambulance, but she ultimately dies.
Leslie was a very strong girl who was killed by this man who was stalking her. It was later found that the building fire was an arson caused by Adrian Gish who also caused the fire that injured Wallace Boden and killed Ross McGowan and Henry Mills about 20 years ago. The episode "Real Never Waits" is a crossover with Chicago P.D. Season 2 Episode 13.
- (To Mills): "Peter Mills, are you gay? Because I am."
- (To Dawson): "It's not too late to switch teams."
- (To Kelly about Clarice): "Turns out, I may have overestimated her lesbianism."
- (To Dawson about Mills): "Ugh. Marry him."
|Season 1 Appearances|
|"Pilot"||"Mon Amour"||"Professional Courtesy"||"One Minute"||"Hanging On"|
|"Rear View Mirror"||"Two Families"||"Leaving the Station"||"It Ain't Easy"||"Merry Christmas, Etc."|
|"God Has Spoken"||"Under the Knife"||"Warm and Dead"||"A Little Taste"||"Nazdarovya!"|
|"Viral"||"Better to Lie"||"Fireworks"||"A Coffin That Small"||"Ambition"|
|"Retaliation Hit"||"Leaders Lead"||"Let Her Go"||"A Hell of a Ride"|