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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates
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.
— Top 1% of Burzek shippers (@NBCOneChicago) November 20, 2023
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.
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.
When Will ‘Chicago Fire’ Return? Here’s When Season 12 Kicks Off Filming
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.
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!
One Chicago Shows Score a Massive Renewal at NBC
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 & Order, Law & 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.
What shows are you waiting to hear about? Let us know!
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