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Chicago Fire Review – A Gruesome Injury (9×09)

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Chicago Fire returns for another episode filled with jumbled storylines that get a little convoluted.

Gianna, Gallo, Ritter, and Mouch all have to report for mandatory training, with Mouch having to go because he missed the training five years prior. At the training, Mouch acts like he’s too cool for school, showing off skills and tactics that are not taught anymore, and Gallo’s ex-girlfriend eyes him. After the training is over, Gianna gets an offer to change Firehouses, and Mouch doesn’t pass the training due to his behavior. Gianna takes the transfer, and Boden happily agrees to let it pass.

This leaves Sylvie stuck with paramedic Dave Diggins, with who Sylvie has never had a great partnership due to his extreme sarcasm and rudeness. However, he’s acting all nice to Sylvie so that she can be a reference for a “Big Buddy” application, meaning he wants to adopt a cat, and since the cat isn’t well behaved, it is bequeathed to Sylvie since she ends up signing on, insert eye roll here for a weird subplot.

A call involving a drunk Uber driver starts driving away while Casey is hanging onto the driver’s door, launching off of the car, hitting his head pretty hard. What follows is a character study surrounding Casey as he navigates a difficult injury. He finds old notices from doctors from a previous concussion injury that another injury like that could cause some terrible effects.

Not only that, but Casey’s sister Christie returned to the series to say to Casey that their late uncle has a safety deposit box that he left for them that has yet to be opened. Inside the box was a Rolex watch, which doesn’t seem to have any emotional impact on the siblings. Casey takes it into a pawn shop and finds out it’s worth $80,000. Casey keeps the watch as he doesn’t feel that it should be sold.

Kidd was also secretly delivered one of the basketball arcade games to Severide’s apartment.

Chicago Fire was trying to accomplish a lot in tonight’s episode, but everything involving Casey’s injury was the best part of the episode, and even that’s saying something considering in some scenes he would be holding his head in pain, and in others, he was just fine. It’s rare nowadays that we see a lot of the struggle that comes from doing such a dangerous job, whether it be physical or mental, so it was a breath of fresh air to see this side of firefighting.

That said, the hazy camera work and sound effects during the times that Casey was struggling were impeccable, and I think that was very well done and brilliantly filmed. I’m sure we’re going to see more of Casey grappling with this injury as the season progresses since it was uncertain of where that story will go next.

Also, is Gianna not going to be in the show anymore? I was starting to like her and then she accepted a new transfer and left. She was just brought in for this new season, and now Sylvie will be once again looking for a new partner. This show goes through paramedics so quickly, it gets a little aggravating to learn new people’s names and how they will work with the rest of the crew. Hopefully, Gianna can come back and work side by side with Sylvie at Firehouse 51 once again.

I know it goes without saying, but Fire has always had the struggle of juggling all of its plotlines at once. With so many characters with different life scenarios, it can get messy. While the distraction from all of the firefighting is fine, isn’t that why we watch the show in the first place — to watch some great firefighters do what they do and save the day? Nowadays, it feels like the fires and the rescues come second to the personal lives of the characters. I would’ve been fine seeing the Casey injury story along with Mouch’s story because they gave great performances, but we did not need the Kidd/Severide mystery delivery story. The stuff with Casey’s sister was also unnecessary. Unless there’s drama surrounding a basketball machine, I think I could’ve been fine without it.

What did you think of tonight’s new episode of Chicago Fire? Leave a comment below!

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Bill Wetherbee is a recent graduate of Wagner College with a degree in Theater! Currently based in New York City, he loves to learn everything about the TV/film industry, watching everything that's trendy, and analyzing his favorite reality shows, Survivor and Big Brother! Twitter/Instagram: bill__wetherbee

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One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates

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Chicago PD Recap Season 10 Episode 16 Deadlocked

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. 

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.

La Brea will air its final season on Jan 9, leading into the final two episodes of Found. The Irrational will also air its final four episodes starting Monday, Jan. 29. 

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. 

It’s time to get back to the magic of TV! 
 

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When Will ‘Chicago Fire’ Return? Here’s When Season 12 Kicks Off Filming

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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. 

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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! 

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One Chicago Shows Score a Massive Renewal at NBC

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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 & OrderLaw & 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.

Alaska Daily on ABC has yet to get an update, while FOX canceled The Reisdent after 6 seasons while renewing The Cleaning Lady

What shows are you waiting to hear about? Let us know! 

 

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