‘Chicago Fire’ Will Return With New Episodes In January — Here’s What We Know

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L-R) Adriyan Rae as Gianna Mackey, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett wearing masks, standing outside in front of a small crowd

Chicago Fire followers bought only a style of Season 9 in November earlier than the present takes a break till January. Two new episodes aired offering a touch of what’s to come back in 2021, introducing new characters, furthering Stella Kidd’s potential profession developments, and falling in need of a long-anticipated romance between paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Captain Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer). If you missed the current episodes, you missed loads — spoilers forward!

(L-R) Adriyan Rae as Gianna Mackey, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett wearing masks, standing outside in front of a small crowd
Adriyan Rae as Gianna Mackey, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett | Adrian S. Burrows Sr./Getty Images

‘Chicago Fire’ character growth

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With paramedic Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) leaving her job to return to her med college research, Brett wants a brand new companion. Enter Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae), who’s new to the job. We study within the first two episodes that Mackey, aka “Mac” is an previous friend of firefighter Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso), having grown up in the identical neighborhood. Cruz feels answerable for watching over Mac, though her official mentor in Firehouse 51 is Brett.

Mac exhibits a reluctance towards Cruz’s push to get her into his firehouse, as she will not be accustomed to such a busy schedule. The first two episodes are loaded with pleasure together with an try on the lives of the 2 paramedics with their ambulance being pressured off a bridge, totaling the car. Yet, Mac decides to remain.

Represented in a couple of episodes of Season 8, one of many strongest members of Kidd’s Girls on Fire program will not be in a position to return to her coaching. With the onset of coronavirus (COVID-19), her household wants her to assist pay the payments. Kidd finds the woman working in a donut store. With Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) buried in paperwork, Kidd suggests he may have a part-time assistant. With approval for funding the station’s clerical assistant, Boden agrees to let Kidd ask the previous Girls on Fire trainee if she would love the job. We anticipate to see extra of her in upcoming episodes.

Speaking of Stella Kidd

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Months following the beginning of the pandemic, Kidd receives permission to renew her Girls on Fire coaching for highschool women within the area of firefighting. The coaching periods should observe all protocol mandated to supply security through the virus outbreak.

Captain Boden stays excessive on Kidd and the probabilities for her future within the Chicago Fire Department. The Girls on Fire program is only one instance of Kidd’s ambitions. Boden suggests she contemplate taking an upcoming lieutenants’ examination. Although bowled over at first, following a little bit of thought, she makes plans to review for the examination.

Showrunner Derek Haas has eluded to Kidd’s profession future progress, in addition to her relationship with Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney). Haas advised TV Guide that the pair is heading for “uncharted territory.” This might be the season when “everything comes together” for them.

The relationship everybody has been ready for

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Episode after episode through the previous two seasons, followers have been ready to see Brett and Casey get collectively. Casey was previously married to paramedic flip firefighter Gabriella Dawson (Monica Raymund). Dawson additionally occurred to be Brett’s finest friend, complicating Brett and Casey’s budding romance. She left the present in Season 7 following a lot heartache from failing to get pregnant with Casey. They divorced.

Ever because the sparks have been rising between Casey and Brett. After a flying leap from the hearth truck on discovering Brett’s ambulance thrown over the bridge, Casey finds Brett and Mac struggling solely minor accidents. He later stops by Brett’s house to examine on her and so they have interaction in a prolonged kiss however that was it. Brett asks Casey whether or not he would become involved with Dawson once more, ought to she ever return. He couldn’t say, “no.”

Show representatives, in addition to Raymund, haven’t dominated out her return to the present. She did make one return go to throughout an episode final season when Dawson invited Casey to be her date for a profit dinner. One reviewer on Cinema Blend put it this fashion. “If Fire is or was going to provide them a critical shot at romance, Dawson both must be immediately addressed or neglected completely, and it felt for some time like Casey’s rendezvous with Dawson in Season Eight was going to be forgotten.” We should wait and see.

As for what is going to occur subsequent, viewers ought to keep tuned for Chicago Fire’s return on Wed., January 6 in its 9 p.m. EST time slot. New episodes of Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. will air the identical evening at Eight p.m. and 10 p.m. EST., respectively.

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