Chief Boden found himself in a hostage situation, and Ritter discovered a secret about a new paramedic.
Before stopping by some other stations to run some drills, Boden stopped by the store to grab some spices so that he and Severide could grill up some brisket for the firehouse. Once he was in the store, a man, later revealed to be named Will Hollander crashed his car into the store, brandishing a gun and telling the police to back off. Hollander was hurt with a pretty deep gash on his side, and Boden began to negotiate with him to give himself up, or let him heal his wound.
A woman was hit by the car was severe injuries to her leg, and Boden made sure she was still alive and helped stabilize her. Will gratefully let her leave, so that he didn’t get an additional time.
Will told his story to everyone: how he was arrested for armed robbery, and aggravated assault, when he was the getaway driver, and didn’t do the actual robbery. He got 11 months, and was attacked by a gang, leading to injuries on his back. He also revealed that he escaped custody, because the sheriff left the door open as he was being transferred.
Boden saw a few hostages hiding at the back of the store, and after one made too much noise, Will threw a fit and demanded Boden go find more hostages that were hiding in the store. Upon searching the storage space, there were at least ten more hostages hiding and being quiet. Boden lied and said that the store was empty.
The man who carried the injured woman out, Bob, is a retired lawyer, and he wen ton the radio to say that he negotiated a deal to protect Will if he surrender and not hurt anyone else.
This was ruined by the discovery of another victim, this one dead. The man was accidentally killed by friendly fire, and not from Will, who knew that that would not matter, and that he would still be charged with murder.
The situation hit the news, and the rest of the firehouse concluded that Boden was inside the store with the hostages. Everyone suited up and went to the scene to help. Boden was able to sneak a message using a walkie talkie to the team, with the hostages in the back of the store trapped. To avoid noise, Severide snuck in through a roof skylight Ethan Hunt style.
Squad 3 started saving the victims, and Will found them out, discovering that Boden lied to him the whole time. Will was distraught over how many hostages there were, and how no matter the circumstance, he would never be able to see freedom ever again.
Will walked out of the store, intended to either shoot himself, or be shot by police, but Boden tackled him to the ground, allowing for his arrest. Boden assured Will that he would testify that he did not kill that man, and his new lawyer friend would be able to help.
The B plot of the episode revealed that Emma, Violet’s temporary partner, never attended Johns Hopkins like she claimed, and that Ritter is looking into who she really is.
This might have been my personal favorite episode of the season. It was heart-pounding the entire time, and it got to showcase one of the biggest moral centers of the show in Chief Boden. Eamonn Walker gave a great performance of a chief seeing the troubled soul of a young man. I think if there was any episode to showcase the good that these characters do, it’s this one.
What did you think of tonight’s fast-paced 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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