The firefighters reap the rewards of a job well done and face consequences for their actions. Some receive the good news of a promotion and others must deal with the possibility of discipline from above. Marcel also gets the opportunity to bring his two worlds together. He gets to throw a birthday celebration for his two sons. The celebration is short lived due to angry citizens in Compton. They witness a man beaten and thrown to the hot asphalt by the Compton Sheriffs Department.