What needs to happen before Chicago Fire season 6 ends

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The F is For" Episode 612 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The F is For" Episode 612 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Chicago Fire returns on March 1, so what do we need to see when it does? Here are three things that need to happen before Chicago Fire season 6 ends.

We’re less than a week from new episodes of Chicago Fire, so it’s time to think about the rest of the season.

When the show starts up again on March 1, we’ll be 12 episodes into the season, so we’re well into the storylines and should be able to see where things are going.

And while a lot has happened this season, there’s a lot more that could happen, maybe hasn’t happened enough, or needs to happen at all.

We’re looking back at everything that’s happened this season and come up with a short list of what we think needs to happen before the end of Chicago Fire season 6. Check out our thoughts and let us know yours in the comments.

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1) More of David Eigenberg

We here at One Chicago Center will always advocate for more of David Eigenberg. He’s an absolute scene stealer, and probably the most undervalued member of the cast.

But particularly in this season, it feels like we haven’t seen enough of Eigenberg. There hasn’t been a lot in terms of development for his character, Christopher Herrmann. Sure, Herrmann is still cranky and he’s still reliable (sometimes both at the same time), but we haven’t seen the great moments that remind us he really is the spine of Firehouse 51.

So hopefully we’ll get more Herrmann, because it feels like he’s just standing by, twiddling his thumbs, waiting for a moment to give us all a piece of his mind.

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2) Kelly Severide needs to pick a direction

We are absolutely spinning a broken record here, but Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) had better come to a decision about his romantic life before Chicago Fire makes us any more crazy than it already has.

Severide’s will they-won’t they with Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) has already gone on long enough. But then there was the Hope (Eloise Mumford) storyline that didn’t accomplish much. Now she’s got a boyfriend in Zach (Daniel Di Tomasso).

And the latest buzz is that Fire will also make callbacks to both Hope and Severide’s last girlfriend Anna Turner (Charlotte Sullivan) before the end of the season.

This all just gets more and more convoluted, and frankly Severide’s personal life does not need to be this big a part of the show. The Dawsey plotlines make sense because they’re telling a story of a relationship and a marriage that has changed and been challenged by their work; with Severide, he’s just unable to decide who he wants to sleep with.

He needs to move forward, the show needs to let him move forward, and we need to do Severide stories that aren’t about his dating life. At least “Law of the Jungle” had that great scene where he talked about his future.

3) Figure out the new guy

For the second consecutive season, we’re getting a new firefighter. In Chicago Fire season 6, it’s Damon Dayoub joining the cast. But why and how?

The show does not need another cast member; there are enough regulars as it is. If someone had died in the season-opening cliffhanger that’d be one thing, but the place is pretty full. So if the idea is for Dayoub to be a potential regular, as was the thought with Kamal Angelo Bolden last season, it’s not really necessary.

If Damon Dayoub is just here for a recurring arc of some kind, that could be okay. Bolden did win us over last season with Jason Kannell’s tragic story and how he sort of, kind of bonded with Kelly Severide over their mutual grieving processes. So this could work in the short term, but we’ll have to see what story Dayoub’s character has to tell (his character description doesn’t say much).

Still, Fire doesn’t have to introduce new people every season. Heck, we still miss Scott Rice from season 3. (Luckily Warren Christie has a new job.)

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What do you think needs to happen before the end of Chicago Fire‘s season? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Chicago Fire returns March 1 at 10/9c on NBC.