What a way to end the season with a wedding but with an ending so shocking I can’t do this recap…but I’m gonna try, here’s your full breakdown of the finale.
The episode continues with Dawson breezing through the firefighter’s test, and passing! The celebration only lasts until Boden announces her new station – Firehouse 105 in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago. Last we saw they aren’t the friendliest of bunches with their leader Welch. This annoys Casey more than Dawson, and he confronts Welch, who bluntly states that Dawson is a token firefighter and will be treated as such. Casey responds by orchestrating a transfer to a firehouse in Logan Square – but Dawson rejects it. She wants to be treated like every other candidate and promises Welch won’t break her.
A call sends 51 to a burning boarding school, several stories high, and they sweep every floor for victims. They rescue several kids mostly unharmed, but it’s not until they put the fire out that they discover a charred body from one of the rooms Severide cleared. The oversight devastates Severide even though the victim manages to survive. Severide attempts to distract himself from the pain by working on a motorcycle at 51, and when that fails, he visits the burn victim at the hospital. Although he never meets the young boy, the moment makes him emotional, and Severide returns to the apartment to find Devon, the last person he wants to see, and lays into her, livid about her return. Severide leaves right as Shay arrives, and he seeks out Lindsay afterwards. She provides a willing ear and the two confide in each other, sharing stories about regret.
Meanwhile, Boden and Donna decide to marry right away, and the chief enlists Herrmann as his best man. Elated, Herrmann promises a full ceremony at his church St. Ignatius… except when he makes the call to the church, the priest denies his request. The news deflates Herrmann, and he avoids telling Boden until the last minute when he rearranges everything and surprises the chief with a full ceremony at the firehouse. Mills officiates and the whole squad stands by as Donna and Boden exchange vows. It’s a beautiful and touching affair.
Love remains in the air, as Mouch appears to make a connection with an unlikely single – Sergeant Platt from P.D. While they flirt, Casey seizes the moment and proposes to Dawson, but before Dawson can answer out loud, the alarm sounds. Boden, still in his tux, joins the squad on the call to what looks like a minor fire at a five-story building. Dawson and Shay follow the rest of the squad inside, and as usual, the chief stays back. But then he loses radio contact, and suddenly the silence feels eerie. What’s going on? The radio crackles with Severide issuing a pull back warning, and before Boden can gather the gist – the building explodes! All the windows blow out and smoke fills the sky. Boden screams into the radio, calling for anyone on his team…
But no one responds.
Terrible right? Well I guess we have to wait till the fall to see if the team makes it out alive. In the mean time you can watch all episodes on NBC.com also there’s a facebook page called Chicago Fire extras if you want to be a part of filming beginning in late summer. I will for sure be apart of it again after my one time ordeal on episode 2 of this season. Special thanks to NBC for the full recap and the photos. See you guys for season 3!
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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