Violet and Hawkins’ relationship is brought to the higher ups, Stella takes the charge to investigate a mysterious car crash, and Cruz began to adjust to a new atmosphere in tonight’s latest episode.
This week’s central case related to a car crash, where the car was split in half, injuring several in the car. The driver was okay, but he suspiciously ran away after Violet and her new partner Emma Jacobs went to look on other victims. Stella saved a woman, Adriana from the other half of the car, and left Stella a message. She dropped a receipt of a high value ATM withdrawal into Stella’s pocket.
Stella visited Adriana at the hospital, and her alibi changed from what she told police, and what she said to Stella. Stella suspected that Adriana is part of a very abusive relationship, since she noticed bruises on her neck that came from being strangled, not from the car crash. She hinted to Severide that she was also in a relationship like that, definitely triggering a horrible time from her past.
The police investigated the withdrawal, and it came from the account of the deceased car owner of the maximum amount from several different branches of the bank. The driver was a car-jacker, going to different banks with their victims and getting money.
After Stella gave an incredible speech to Adriana about standing up to her abuser, Adriana told her everything, and gave the name of the driver, Tiller Martel, who was arrested shortly thereafter.
After being spotted making out against an ambulance, an official complaint was filed about the two, which the Deputy Chief Paramedic has to bring to a council of higher ups in the department. Violet spent the episode hiding from Hawkins, and avoiding Gallo, who tried his darndest through most of the episode to approach her about the situation. The pair got off with a verbal warning, and Hawkins ended the relationship, so that they could both get their grounding back in the department. Despite this, the two reconciled and got back together at the end of the episode, because no one can stop true love.
Violet suspected Gallo of being the one who filed the complaint against her. Gallo denied the allegation, and told her it was the paramedic who spied them who filed the complaint, and Gallo was trying to warn her. He’s now questioning their friendship, as he would never do something like that to her.
In the last episode, Cruz took in an immigrant boy Javi, and is taking care of him while his case worker looked for any family members of the boy. Javi adjusted to the family day-to-days, and improved his English to communicate with both Cruz and Chloe. Cruz was called into Javi’s school in the middle of shift, giving him a near heart attack, being the big old softie that he is. However, Javi’s teacher informed him of Javi’s brightened mood, and more interaction with other kids. We got special bonding moments with this newly formed family, and it was so adorable to see Cruz being a family man and helping Javi with his homework.
The case worker told Cruz and Chloe that they can not find any relatives in the United States for Javi, and Cruz and Chloe began the process of being Javi’s full time caretakers.
This episode had a lot of heart, and a great central case. For once, no one was inspecting anything about arson! It gave us a great side of Stella connecting and sticking her neck out for victims.
Whether she’s a new permanent character or not, the introduction of Emma Jacobs was a great addition to this episode, as she serves as a great foil to Violet, and is also great in the field, which she demonstrated with ease helping out several injured hockey players.
Cruz has always been a strong core to this show, and it has been so exciting to see him become a father, and he’s so GOOD at it, but that shouldn’t surprise us at all.
What did you think of tonight’s episode? Leave a comment below!
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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