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Chicago Fire Review: Fire Cop (10×13)

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Chicago Fire returned from its Olympic break with a packed episode where Severide returned to investigating fires. Seems a little copy and paste.

A fire at the home of a young woman Courtney and her half-sister Julia sparked the investigation. The fire nearly killed Gallo in the process, as he thought he heard someone trapped in the fire, but it was a “smart speaker,” probably because they couldn’t say “Alexa.” Police suspected that Julia lit the house on fire because there had been frequent disturbance calls made for noise and domestic disturbances. At the crime scene is none other than Seager, Severide’s occasional partner when they were paired up on big arson cases. There was even some flirtation going on there as well before Stella came back.

The two talked to Courtney about her sister, who thought that Julia was acting out, due to her mother passing away, being left in the care of her sister. Severide, still believing that Julia is innocent, continued to seek out the person who started the fire, as he thinks that the way Julia acted during the incident doesn’t seem like the way an arsonist would act. Julia was involved with a stabbing in her holding cell, and was rushed to Med.

Julia gave her alibi, which seemed to work out. She explained she was listening to music on the smart speaker, before leaving to go look for jobs. They used the smart speaker’s system to listen to the system’s recordings to see for sure if it was her.

A rash on Courtney’s neck gave Severide the discovery of how the fire started. Julia had an alcohol based gel in her hair from a shower, and then laid in bed on sheets that had too much bleach on it. As the gel evaporated, it caused an auto-ignition of the sheets, causing the fire.

Stella teamed up with former student of Girls on Fire, Kylie, to run an event for the program. At the program, one of the long-term students committed to applying for the CFD test, making it Stella’s first official recruit. Kylie then suggested to take over the program for Stella, so that she can seek a lieutenant job.

Our comedic side-plot of the week focused around Pelham taking a new office. The same office that Herrmann tried to occupy, as well as the same space that was taken over by Goursch, and the same one that Stella tried to turn into a lounge. They called it the “cursed office.” The curse returned for Pelham, as a small animal was trapped inside the wall of the office. Boden took an axe to the walls, and when they thought it was an animal, it turns out it was the rattling of the heating system in the office. And Pelham immediately moved out, making the office curse continue.

I kid you not, there was even a tiny moment where the Firehouse was called to save a cat from a tree. Yeah. Cat in the tree joke. I think it’s been 10 seasons, and they never did this joke once.

The plot that is alluded to, but will have a part later on for the rest of the season, was the fact that Violet and Chief Hawkins shared a very steamy evening after the Department Gala, with Violet nervous to start a relationship with her boss. Even going as far as asking Stella what it’s like to be engaged to Severide. And Violet even stormed into Hawkins’ office to make out with him.

Look, I don’t mind these arcs where Severide investigates arson fires. But if that’s all they’re going to do with him, can’t they just make that his full time job? He turned down the position before, but he keeps doing it, so at this point, just let him do the job, since he’s so good at it! It could give someone like Cruz the chance to step into a leadership role, and open some stories there.

The Hawkins and Violet plot is going to only lead to trouble, since it’s being followed around with the “is dating your boss good or bad” morality line. This could also lead to an escalation to the relationship between Violet and Gallo, as they are so on-again, off-again in pretty much every aspect of the show. I think that will be fun to see grow as the rest of the season airs.

What did you think of tonight’s episode? 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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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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