Chicago Fire season 6, episode 18 preview: When They See Us Coming

CHICAGO FIRE -- "When They See Us Coming" Episode 618 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "When They See Us Coming" Episode 618 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Will Chicago Fire put Kelly Severide in a world of hurt this week? Look ahead to tonight’s episode with our Chicago Fire season 6, episode 18 preview.

This week’s episode of Chicago Fire is going to be a difficult one for Kelly Severide.

Thursday’s episode is called “When They See Us Coming” and involves Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) volunteering to help an FBI investigation when the feds show up at Firehouse 51.

That’s all well and good, but it’s not a spoiler to say that things aren’t going to go well. After all, if they did, we wouldn’t have a show!

So how bad will things be for Severide? And the FBI isn’t the only problem he’ll have to deal with this week.

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Chicago Fire will have to pick up the subplot from last week’s episode “Put White On Me” where Severide’s mother Jennifer (guest star Kim Delaney) came into Chicago.

Not only did she come to town, she moved herself into Severide’s apartment.

And not only did she invite herself into Severide’s apartment, she slept with Severide’s dad (Treat Williams in a hilarious cameo).

And not only did she sleep with Severide’s dad, the implication is they did it in Severide’s own bedroom, which Jennifer had appropriated.

There are just so many things wrong with that, that we don’t know where to begin. And we imagine that Kelly doesn’t either.

He probably isn’t going to be happy that his mom immediately fell back into bed with his dad, given Benny’s reputation for causing nothing but more trouble every time he turns up. Could we really see those two getting back together seriously? Um, no. At least not yet. And then there’s this:

When we look back on Chicago Fire season 6, we’re going to be amazed at everything Severide has lived through. He jumps off a roof into the river, and then seven episodes later winds up being held at gunpoint.

At least, once again, he’s got Casey by his side (who’s had an even worse season in this respect, if you count having to survive the season 5 cliffhanger).

Fire has some of its best moments when Casey and Severide are together, because of the natural conflict slash chemistry the characters have, and the way Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney have to mesh together. “When They See Us Coming” will hopefully be another example of that.

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One thing’s for certain: if this episode doesn’t end with someone buying Kelly Severide a drink (or maybe several drinks), we’ll be disappointed. He’s going to need a drink after what Chicago Fire is about to put him through.

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What do you think will happen in this week’s Chicago Fire episode? Leave your predictions for “When They See Us Coming” in the comments, then tune in tonight to see what happens.

Chicago Fire airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.