This week’s episode tackled more adversity and more drama but doesn’t shy away from the business at hand. This is your full recap.
Severide arrives at the police department for questioning about the mysterious disappearance of Keeler, only Det. Lindsay informs him that she won’t be in the room. Seconds later, he sits down with Sgt. Voight and tensions rise fast between the two of them. Voight makes his prediction clear that Severide’s he’s a suspect. Otis was brought in next and he told them he admited to driving by Keeler’s place the night he disappeared and to sitting by the lake afterwards. In short, his alibi leaves Lindsay less than enthusiastic. Voight insists she investigate him.
Back at Firehouse 51, Herrmann floats out the perfect surprise anniversary gift for his wife which was a vasectomy for him. Best part? He’s holding it at Molly’s on Saturday which is news to Dawson, who already booked Molly’s for a tapas night with her family. Herrmann suggests they combine the two parties, an idea Dawson shoots down with a vengeance. Although Herrmann’s persistence breaks her, she dreads the upcoming party combo.
The Jones transition continues to be a work in progress. Misinterpreting a recommendation from Mills, she attempts to lighten the mood by buying a custom-made cake in honor of Herrmann’s pending procedure. Reactions vary and Jones soon learns someone issued a formal complaint. Boden writes her up and this time Mills doles out clear advice saying that she should apologize and swear you’ll never do it again. After playing a key, fearless role in a rescue, Jones approaches Boden and apologizes.
Unfortunately for her, that gesture may not satisfy the one person she still needs to impress which include her father. He pulls in Boden and Casey for a meeting to explain his plans to send Rebecca to Headquarters in three weeks. In other words, he needs Boden and Casey to disqualify her from 51. Chief Jones doesn’t want his daughter to become a firefighter. Talk about downright terrible espesially the face she was hanging on for dear life in a call that suspended her on a rope saving someone. Death defying if I can say that.
Later, Dawson straps on some courage and demands another opportunity to pass the firefighter physical. Thankfully with some strings pulled by Casey she is able to join the next class. She was oblivious to the idea that she did it behind her back but hey it was for love…I think. That or something went right for once.
Severide’s father, Benny, joins his son and Shay for dinner and the conversation takes on a new tone once Severide mentions Otis’ interview with CPD. Benny’s eyes grow distant and Severide reads it loud and clear… but says nothing. The silence does the talking for them: Benny took care of Keeler. No doubt remains about the culprit when Benny meets up with Voight in private to confess. Voight instructs him to go home to Winnetka. And stay out of Chicago for a while.
That night at Molly’s, Herrmann surprises his wife with the big announcement, and to the shock of almost everyone in attendance, she loves it and makes her laugh. Which I will never understand. Otis talks with Severide to let him know CPD cleared his alibi. Otis worries about Keeler’s true location, but Severide cuts him off saying that he is never coming back (cue dramatic music). Well at this point the Keller saga continues but to what end? In the mean time here’s a sneak peak of next week’s all new episode.
Also…are you in need of health insurance? Some guys at Chicago Fire are willing to help. Here’s the video.
One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates
It’s finally happening—our favorite One Chicago shows are coming home to us!
Chihards, mark your calendars and get ready to sit down in front of the TV on January 17 because that’s when Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD will make their highly-anticipated and long-awaited premieres!
It’s truly beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… though I hope that turning around new episodes doesn’t mean that the actors will have to work through the holidays.
— Top 1% of Burzek shippers (@NBCOneChicago) November 20, 2023
Chicago Med returns for season 9, Fire for season 12, and Med for season 11.
Of course, the full NBC 2024 lineup will kick off on Jan 1 with America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League, which means they are wasting no time getting back into the swing of things following the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike delays.
Law & Order franchises will have their moment on Thursday, Jan 18 with Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Part 1 of The Voice returns on Feb. 26, along with BC’s new Deal or No Deal spinoff, Deal or No Deal Island.
Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I., Lopez vs. Lopez, The Weakest Link, Password, That’s My Jam and The Wall currently don’t have a premiere date.
When Will ‘Chicago Fire’ Return? Here’s When Season 12 Kicks Off Filming
Fans have been patiently waiting for the 12th season of Chicago Fire, which was announced back in April by NBC.
The network renewed all three of the One Chicago shows at the time, including Chicago PD for season 11 and Chicago Med for season 9.
Typically, new seasons of the dramas would’ve started in September as part of the network’s fall lineup, however, production on the shows was significantly delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The writers’ strike ended a bit before the actors’ strike, which meant that the writing staff was able to get back to work penning the scripts in October, however, things remained at a standstill until the SAG-AFTRA union negotiated a promising contract with the studios and allowed actors to get back to making shows and movies.
Thankfully, with the strikes officially over, the shows are back in business.
According to a Chicago Fire Extras post on Facebook, the drama set at Firehouse 51 will be kicking off filming on Monday, Nov. 27!
And that means that we’re on track to get new episodes of the 12th season in 2024 as a premiere date has been announced as Wednesday, January 17.
With Chicago Fire back in business, it’s safe to say the sister shows are following suit—and we’ll have new episodes to watch sooner rather than later.
CBS already unveiled its lineup for regularly scheduled programming, beating out all the other networks to the announcement, but if theirs is anything to go by, new content will be landing as soon as February. Some of your favorite sitcoms and dramas on CBS, including the NCIS franchise, Ghosts, and the FBI shows, will all be kicking off after the Super Bowl.
And the good news is that Taylor Kinney’s Kelly Severide is making a comeback after a ten-month hiatus. Back in January, the actor announced a personal leave of absence from the series, but fans are surely eager to see him back on the firefighter drama once again!
One Chicago Shows Score a Massive Renewal at NBC
Don’t worry, your favorite One Chicago shows aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!
As the 2022-2023 TV season winds down, TV networks are already looking to the future, and the upcoming 2023-2024 broadcast season.
Per TVLine, Chicago Fire has been renewed for season 12, Chicago PD for season 11, and Chicago Med for season 9.
Fans will also be delighted to know that Dick Wolf’s other shows, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime have also been renewed.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Dick Wolf said in a statement. “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
Renewals and cancelations are a big deal, with many audiences patiently awaiting verdicts for their favorite dramas.
What shows are you waiting to hear about? Let us know!
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