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Chicago Fire: Just Drive The Truck (3X03)



Last night was probably the one of the craziest episodes since the series started two years ago. Here’s a breakdown of the events of last nights episode that even caught the attention of twitter with #ChicagoFireCrash.

A routine call sends Truck 81 out to a fire and en route they notice another fire truck driving parallel, on the way to the same fire Truck 66 from Welch’s firehouse. Cruz hits the gas to ensure Truck 81 makes it to the scene first and they appear to leave 66 in the dust… until Welch’s truck plows into 81 at an intersection in a catastrophic collision.

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With the trucks now paralyzed on 33rd and Wabash as Severide leads Mills, Capp and Newhouse head to the scene to assist in recovery. Mouch sustains a major laceration on his eye, but everyone else emerges with minor cuts and bruises. Welch’s truck, however, had one firefighter with a broken leg and the driver, Molina, is covered in blood and unconscious. Dawson and Brett help rush them to Chicago Med while Boden and Chief Tiberg question Cruz on whether he knew what the light at the intersection was a green or red. Still dazed from the wreck, Cruz submits to a breathalyzer as he assures Boden that he had the light. Casey supports Cruz, too, but also can’t confirm whether the intersection light was green, yellow or red.

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While helping with the rescue, Mills suddenly gets dizzy and drops to the pavement, now the second time he’s passed out on the job. Severide snaps and demands that he see a doctor before his next shift, and when Mills complies he learns that he suffers from a form of vertigo, which means no ladders, no ropes… and no clearance for squad duty. Is this the end of his firefighting career? This probably explains him passing out last week.

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At Chicago Med, Mouch receives good news his eye will heal and his sight will return in due time. But he will be known as a pirate for a while. His luck doubles when Newhouse shows off a surprise acquisition a food truck for Molly’s II. Newhouse offers it to the Molly’s II team under one condition that he wants in on the project as a partner.

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Molina, on the other hand, remains in critical condition. Worse yet, Tiberg discovers video evidence that Cruz blew through a light just south of the crash. If Molina dies, Cruz could face manslaughter charges. Cruz reaches out to Welch, but Welch blames him for the crash and tempers flare until Herrmann makes the peace by offering up Molly’s as a locale to raise funds for Molina and his family.

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More change is afoot when Casey informs Dawson that she can join Truck as the station’s candidate, as long as she and Casey remain unmarried. Although excited to finally start fighting fires, she hesitates – this will mean postponing the marriage at least a full year. Plus, how will their relationship at work change as lieutenant and candidate? Dawson decides it’s a risk worth taking, and Casey agrees. Boden makes the move official, which leaves an opening slot for a paramedic – a position Mills mentions he could fill. But first, Mills rekindles an interest in his father’s family following some encouragement from Boden. He finds his grandfather Leonard at a nursing home, wheelchair-bound due to cancer. The meeting starts off awkward, but Leonard’s sudden smile quells Mills’ fears of lingering racism. They hug it out.

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Another family receives some really great news as Molina wakes up. He admits to following a silent order from Welch to beat Truck 81 at any cost, and his statement gets Cruz off the hook. The two fire truck drivers share a moment together, with Molina’s brush with death clearing his mind of any animosity, ready and willing for him and Welch to accept the consequences of their dangerous actions.

Well, next week doesn’t look as crazy as this week’s episode but all the same it’s gonna be good. Here’s a sneak peak below also coming in November Chicago Fire will do a three show crossover with sister show Chicago P.D. and Law and Order SVU. Be sure to stay tuned because they are in the middle of production.

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Why Is Taylor Kinney Leaving ‘Chicago Fire’?



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



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)



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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