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Chicago Fire returned last week hitting the ground running, bringing lots of changes to NBC’s favorite firefighters, and that continued with the second episode.

With their relationship official, there’s more PDA between Casey and Sylvie, with Sylvie planning on starting a non-profit organization that has paramedics who work with frequent 911 calls for non-emergencies, because Sylvie helped out a woman needing medicine in last week’s episode.

Videos of Casey’s heroic rooftop rescue started going viral, earning him the nickname “Firefly.” Casey rejected the idea of being an internet star, but let’s be real, we all want to see him do some TikTok dances.

Despite his objections, Casey was forced to do local interviews and press pieces about the rescue, which Casey tried to make all about ambulance shortage, and Sylvie’s non-profit idea. The interview never aired, as Casey’s internet fame quickly went away.

On a rescue call that involved a car trapped under a truck, Cruz started having a panic attack while working underneath the truck to rescue the woman trapped in the car. Severide and Stella managed to rescue the woman, but it was obvious that the Cruz was affected by the rescue.

Back at the scene, Herrmann and Ritter were clearing the streets, removing the car from underneath the truck. After doing so, Herrmann, noticed that a little boy was stuck underneath the seats of the car his mom was rescued from. Despite calling for an ambulance, dispatch was taking a long time to get one to him, resulting in him calling Sylvie and Violet to come to his location. They revived the boy and rushed him to the hospital, but it sent a shockwave through the Firehouse, since they couldn’t see the boy until after they had left.

The new paramedic chief, Evan Hawkins, almost suspended Sylvie for breaking protocol for not clearing with dispatch before going to Herrmann’s scene. However, Herrmann intervened and took all the blame for it, because he didn’t want Sylvie to take the fall for it.

The team was sent to rescue a man trapped under a collapsed fire escape. Cruz decided not to help go down, rather to hold ropes down and anchor them, which Severide noticed his neglect. Gallo and Casey managed to get to the man before Severide, and rescued the man with ease.

Mouch decided to start a free library outside of the firehouse, and put a variety of books in it, including the erotic fireman book that he wrote many years ago. This served as the comedic plotline of the episode, since Mouch wanted to use this opportunity to get people to read his book. Imagine his surprise when it immediately backfired, when a 10-year-old kid read the book, with an angry mom on his case. It came to a head when someone set fire to the free library outside of the station, with Mouch calling it “the worst kind of arson.”

Mouch then tried to run a crime scene around the library, which Severide quickly solved by finding Mouch’s reading glasses, which were hit by the sun, causing the books to catch fire.

The woman and child that were rescued at the beginning arrived to Firehouse 51 to thank the team, which still deeply affected Cruz. Severide asked Cruz about how he’s feeling, and Cruz lied to his lieutenant’s face about everything. I’m sure they need this for further development of Cruz’s PTSD for the season.

As the episode ended, Casey found Griffin Darden, who’s the son of Andy Darden, a former firefighter who died in the pilot episode 10 years ago, requesting Casey’s help, leading to future plotlines as we progress through the season.

This episode solidified Herrmann as my favorite character. David Eigenberg has done a fantastic job with this character, and has grown him past a comedic side character, but to a caring, hard-working family man. It’s been exciting to watch his growth throughout the years, and is arguably the heart of the show.

I think the inclusion of Cruz’s near-death experience and lying about it is great. The way it’s affecting him and how he can do his job is great character development, especially as he goes through this next phase of life of becoming a father.

Now that Griffin Darden is going to be a character, I’m intrigued as to why they would bring something all the way from season one to this point in season ten. I think it could make for some intriguing mystery, or it could be just a one-off thing before we move to the next story.

What did you think of the episode? Should Casey have tried to do a TikTok dance? 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. 

‘Chicago PD’ Shakeup: Tracy Spiridakos Leaving After Season 11

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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