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Violet and Hawkins continued to conceal their relationship, Firehouse 51 planned a prank on the new kid, and Cruz formed a bond with a new friend on tonight’s brand new episode.

Since Sylvie is now in Oregon with Casey (for good?), Ambulance 61 is once again looking for a new paramedic to join Violet. And who better for the sake of plot than Chief Hawkins, Violet’s secret boyfriend? Gallo, Violet’s ex-boyfriend picked up on Hawkins’ frequent trips to the firehouse, and made some slightly shady remarks to the chief about how great Violet is, and he doesn’t always have to visit 51 to know that. Naturally, Hawkins brought it up to Violet, who dismissed it, but did point out that she and Gallo were an item before.

After a call saving people from nitrogen poisoning, Hawkins and Violet shared a kiss, which was spotted by a neighboring ambulance. This got routed back to the deputy chief paramedic, who will most likely try to end the relationship in the coming weeks.

At an apartment complex fire, Cruz saved a little boy named Javi, who cold only communicate with him since he spoke Spanish. Javi let Cruz know that he had friends inside the building, and Truck 81 got in and saved the boys. The other boys had some more severe injuries compared to Javi, and Cruz had to calm him down, assuring him that everything is okay.

While investigating the blaze, Seager and Severide noticed that the room the fire was in was locked before the fire was started, meaning the possibility that one of the boys started the fire (cue Billy Joel).

The owner of the building revealed that she works with a church to shelter immigrant children until they are able to find a home. At the hospital, Javi told Cruz that they had a bag of ping pong balls that they wanted to see were flammable, which they put into a bowl and threw a match on it. When the fire got too high, one of the other boys, Dominic, tried to put it out with a pillow, but the bowl flipped over, sending the ping pong balls everywhere.

Javi sneaked out of his hospital bed, leaving Cruz freaking out about the situation, since he does care for the boy. Javi ended up showing up to the firehouse, looking for Joe. Immigration services informed Joe that the will continue to bounce around places until he gets a proper sponsor. Cruz then called Casey in Oregon (as they continue to make him relevant), to get advice on how to possibly foster him. After talking with his wife Chloe, Javi moved into Cruz’s place, and even calmed their newborn by singing him a lullaby in the middle of the night.

After being hired last episode, it was time for newbie Mason to be on the receiving end of a little hazing. Since it’s been a while since a newcomer has come in, Mouch wanted to go all out. Stella shut down the prank, so that everyone can stay close together in 51. However, Mason knew that pranking on first shift is tradition, and was nervous that he hadn’t been pranked yet. At the last minute, Seager and Stella teamed up to post-it notes all over his car, thinking it was the best prank yet. Mason told everyone of this prank, and it seems to be that a prank war between Mason and Mouch will be going down in the coming weeks.

For once, there was no big arson case! However, Seager is going to be a larger character moving forward, as she is developing a friendship with Stella, and establishing a temporary office in Firehouse 51. No doubt this possible love triangle could clash.

I love Mason’s reintroduction to the series, and I think he could be a great character to develop over the rest of the season, and hopefully down the line.

Cruz has always been one of my favorite supporting characters in the series, and I’m glad that he is going to get the opportunity to go through another challenge of raising Javi. I think there’s going to be an up and down coaster of how he and Chloe will navigate bringing Javi into their lives. No doubt we will see family man Cruz jumping to take care of the people he cares about.

My one gripe with the show is how they always have to mention Casey, with Cruz calling him, and asking for advice. I know he was such a moral center of the show for 10 years, but now that he’s gone, it just feels like the show wants to have him still even though Jesse Spencer is not. Either bring him back to guest star, or softly write the character out to the point where they can go about their lives and maybe mention him from time to time.

Chicago Fire is back in two weeks. In the meantime, what did you think of the 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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    Why Is Taylor Kinney Leaving ‘Chicago Fire’?

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    Shocking news Firehouse 51—Taylor Kinney is exiting Chicago Fire.

    Deadline reported the news on Friday, Jan. 20, revealing that the actor, who anchors the show as Kelly Severide, will be taking a break from the series.

    Kinney has been a staple on the Dick Wolf drama since its inception in 2012 and is a huge reason why the series has retained such a dedicated viewership. 

    While an official reason was not provided, and a rep for the show did not offer a comment, sources close to production told the outlet that Kinney is taking a “leave of absence” to deal with a personal matter. No word on what the situation is. 

    The cast and crew were reportedly informed of the leave right before the news broke, with the writer’s room likely having to rewrite scripts to accommodate the change.

    It’s unclear whether this will be a permanent leave, nor is there any info about how he will be written out for now. 

    Kinney has not addressed the news himself as of writing. 

    This is the latest shocking exit in the #OneChicago world as Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Jay Halstead on Chicago PD, exited earlier this season, while Brian Tee hung up his coat earlier this season on Chicago Med after portraying Ethan Choi since 2015.

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    See All the Photos From ‘Chicago Fire’s Halloween-Themed Episode

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    Firehouse 51 is gearing up for Halloween.

    New photos were released from Chicago Fire’s Oct.19 episode titled “Haunted House,” and it looks like the squad will get to indulge in a little bit of mischief and mayhem before being called to save lives.

    Check out the synopsis for Season 11 Episode 5: “Firehouse 51 hosts a Halloween open house; Kidd and Severide help a young girl after she gets kicked out of her home.”

    And check out the photos below:

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: (l-r) Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: (l-r) David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann, Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter, Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: (l-r) Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden, Christian Stolte as Randy “Mouch” McHolland, Sarah Dell’Amico as Denise — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: (l-r) Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden, Christian Stolte as Randy “Mouch” McHolland, Randy Flagler as Capp — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

    CHICAGO FIRE — “Haunted House” Episode 1105 — Pictured: (l-r) Anthony Ferraris as Tony, Randy Flagler as Capp, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

     

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    Chicago Fire Finale Review: The Magnificent City of Chicago (10×22)

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    Chicago Fire The Magnificent City of Chicago Review 10x22

    Wedding bells are ringing, and Casey makes his grand return for Chicago Fire’s epic season finale!

    After Severide got jumped by a gang last week, it was time to plan a wedding! Herrmann gathered the entire firehouse together, and gave everyone (except Emma) jobs that will secure the quickest wedding setup in history. Stella even asked Boden to give her away at the altar. Despite the writing saying that Casey might not show up, Casey showed up! It was great to see Jesse Spencer back in the role we’ve gone so used to seeing him play for the last ten years.

    With Sylvie back in the house, she threw Stella a surprise makeshift bachelorette party, which was freaking adorable. On the other hand, Casey and Severide had one of their old fashioned bro moments, since it is most likely going to be the last one we see of them.

    Disaster struck as the venue they thought they had booked, had to go back on their word, as a previously cancelled wedding decided to be back on. Casey came to the rescue once again, as he bought out a tour boat for all the guests, and the captain of the ship will be able to marry Severide and Stella.

    Severide started to meet with several officers who were looking to start a case against Thomas Campbell, who runs a narotic ring and organized the attack on Severide after the food truck case. While heading to talk to the investigators, Severide was attacked again, but shoved the henchman out a window in self-defense. Regardless, Severide still committed to testify to help the investigation.

    The showdown between Emma and Violet came to a head as well. Sylvie returned to Chicago, and Violet filled her in on all of the blackmailing schemes that Emma has started up against her and Hawkins. Hawkins went to his higher ups and wanted to find a way for Violet to somehow escape this situation, even if he had to take the biggest hit for it.

    A house fire brought some news to light about Emma. Violet, Stella, Gallo, and Emma were helping a pregnant woman next door neighbor who was hit with debris, when the fire started spreading to their location. Everyone else was calm, but Emma wanted to high-tail it out of the building without everyone. The fire stressed out Emma, and she bolted, abandoning the team inside. The team who had the guts to stay helped deliver the woman’s baby with flames all around them.

    Hawkins, who arrived at the fire, saw the whole thing unfold, and discarded the blackmail, and fired Emma for abandoning her crew.

    Casey gave Gallo his favorite axe, as he doesn’t use it a whole lot out in Oregon. This is quite literally the passing of the torch for the future of Firehouse 51, as Gallo is sure to grow as a firefighter in future seasons.

    At the end, the wedding began, with John Legend’s “All of Me” playing, and I rolled my eyes since that was one of the most cliche things possible. They both had adorable wedding vows which I’m sure actors will use for future audition monologues.

    Chief Boden danced during the party, and I think that’s the only important thing I’ll ever need to see on my screen the rest of the year. However, the door did close on Sylvie and Casey, as she decided to stay in Chicago, and he is going back to Oregon, where his life really is.

    It wouldn’t be a finale without a cliffhanger! As Stella and Severide begin their honeymoon in a cabin, a mysterious truck silently arrives, assuming it might be someone hunting Severide.

    This was a great finale! It tied up the loose ends of Emma’s situation (see, I told you there would be a loophole to get her out)! We also got Casey’s full conclusion, and even though it is the end of his time here, we at least get Sylvie back in Ambulance 61. Who knows, maybe they’ll continue to reference Casey in every episode like they did after he left. Season 11 is sure to be some great twists and stories, with Severide having to go against this narotics ring, and adjusting to married life. I think sparks are in the air for Violet and Gallo…again.

    What did you think of tonight’s season 10 closer? Leave a comment below.

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