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Chicago Fire Review: The Missing Piece (10×15)

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Stella jumped headfirst into her new lieutenant position, as she began the search to fill an empty spot on her team in tonight’s latest episode.

Since Stella is now running the team, she has to find a replacement firefighter to take her old spot on truck, so a few floaters are coming in at high request of the CFD. A new Academy graduate, Kim took the spot, and the rest of the firehouse tried to see if she worked with the team. Mouch discovered that Kim acted and talked a lot like Gallo, providing discomfort from Gallo’s end.

The second floater, Sykes filled Mouch’s “eagle scout type.” Hard worker, but not a lot of personality.

Herrmann brought in his protege Mason (from season 9) to do a ridealong with Truck to convince Stella to give him the position, which he originally couldn’t have, because dumb regulations say that felons cannot be hired in the CFD.

During the ridealong, Mason provided to be a big help, locating a small fire in an apartment complex. Stella felt that Mason was “the missing piece” to 51, with his skills as a firefighter, as well as the generosity he shows as a person. Looks like Mason will be sticking around in the show for some time!

Stella’s first shift began at a rapid pace, as everyone was called to action at a warehouse that the CFD was investigating for fire affected stairs, and the stairs collapsed, while Seager was on them. The stairs had crashed several floors down, requiring the team to perform an epic rescue. Severide, being the rescue master, managed to free Seager out from under the wreckage with not a lot of crucial injuries.

Severide and Cruz went to investigate what might have happened to cause these stairs to collapse. Severide found that the stairs had been cut down, not started by a fire, meaning it was intentional. The property belonged to land developer who was making no money through this warehouse, and Severide suspected that he might have tried to burn it down for the insurance money. When they went to question the owner, Murphy, he said that he never wanted the factory burned, because he was planning a big overhaul to turn it into apartments, removing him as a suspect.

Back at the factory, the two investigators found evidence of an electrical fire, and couldn’t deduce if the stairs being cut was enough to overrule that the fire was accidental. Severide saw the culprit, but he escaped while chasing him out.

Severide felt that maybe the culprit was able to make the fire accidental, but then attack the fire investigators because of a vendetta. One of the arsonists they were looking at files of, Mark Green, looked like the guy that Severide saw at the factory, but he had an alibi that would not leave him there at the fire. However, it was Mark’s father who made the phone call, because he was furious at the CFD for locking his son away

It was a sad episode for the die hard fans, as Sylvie and Casey’s relationship continued to weaken. Casey has been out of the show for the most part of this season, but they have desperately tried to keep the old captain relevant to the show. The distance is affecting Sylvie to no end, and she still wants to make it all work, so she said she is going to take some time off to build the bridge back with him. Does this mean Sylvie Brett will also be leaving the show? We might have to wait until next week to get any official confirmation that she’s gone.

I’m super serious when I say that they love giving Severide these little arson cases each week. It’s the one way the show is going to have anything fire-related for an entire episode while they focus on the lives of the rest of 51. While some of the cases are good, it begs the question of: why are there so many arsonists in Chicago? If there’s enough to solve every week, why doesn’t Severide just change his job over to the investigators unit, and everyone’s happy?

If Sylvie really is leaving, it’ll be sad to see her go. However, she has a fitting ending, going to be with Casey, and the relationship won’t end out of sake of keeping the character around. This is something that fans have wanted to see, and even though it is happening offscreen, just knowing that it’s happening is enough.

Do you think this show has too many arson cases? Leave a comment below!

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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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