Many new roles for our characters and many events that happened. Here’s a full episode breakdown. After a late night of serious drinking, Severide stumbles to the nearest CTA station on his way home, but gunshots and screams interrupt the ride. He locates the shooter – and a wounded train conductor – in the front car and finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun. When the kid refuses to back down, Severide takes him by force, knocking the kid out and tossing his weapon. He rushes the conductor to a nearby station and improvises a temporary dressing on her wound, then sets off a fire alarm to alert police. Before the alarm sounds, the shooter tracks him down, now backed by his angry partner. With a gun to his head once again, Severide braces for the worst – saved only by the timely arrival of Burgess and Roman from Chicago P.D.
Back at 51, Severide doesn’t tell anyone about his crazy night. That is until Boden calls him into his office. The chief, is none too pleased with all of his recent post-shift antics as he threatens him to shape up or risk losing his position. Being a firefighter isn’t just about doing the job it’s more than that. Casey seeks out his friend, too and reminds him not only what he did for him but a very important fact. Which is that the firehouse needs him. But a glimmer of hope comes as the injured conductor he helped save in the beginning of the episode comes to the firehouse as she thanks him for saving her. When Severide credits Shay with teaching him the right skills, the conductor takes his hand and confidently states that Shay is here. She can feel her presence.
Another presence receives due recognition at the station when an inspector gives his full attention to the Molly’s II food truck… and finds it faulty in a litany of new regulations, racking up a cost of about 30 grand. Boden delivers more bad news to Herrmann – his lieutenant position at another firehouse fell through. It’s not until later that Herrmann discovers a connection between the tough inspector and his lost bid for lieutenant – Chief Hale, the inspector’s boss, has a vendetta against him. When the chief refuses to meet at the office, Herrmann blindsides him at his house, where he learns exactly why Hale holds a grudge and shows him his stockpile of energy drinks, a failed product from Herrmann’s past. Oops? Now how is Molly’s suppose to open?
Meanwhile, it’s Dawson’s first day as candidate, and she somehow manages to steer clear of the usual string of pranks, much to the chagrin of Herrmann, Cruz, Mouch and Otis. More importantly, she struggles to find the right tool during an intense rescue and the guilt forces an awkward apology to Casey. She redeems herself during her first real fire where she locates a water source after vandalism renders the closest hydrants inoperable, and her quick thinking results in the rescue of 15 trapped kids, all involved in a sweatshop situation. The station celebrates afterwards… and she finally falls victim to a confetti prank in the fire truck.
In a less festive mood is Brett. Not only does she dwell on the one casualty from the fire, but she can’t seem to shake the arrival of her ex-fiance Harrison. Despite the fact that he called off the wedding, not Brett, he now assures her he wants her back. The intensity of her EMT work in Chicago makes her wonder if returning to Indiana is the right thing. When Mills, her new partner, issues a warning about maintaining focus, Brett knocks on Harrison’s hotel door in tears. Damn, so does this mean she’s going back to him? Well there’s more to be had for her and the rest of the firehouse. Here’s a sneak peak of next week’s episode.
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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