Chicago Fire season 6 finale preview: The Grand Gesture

CHICAGO FIRE -- "One For The Ages" Episode 622 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "One For The Ages" Episode 622 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Is Chicago Fire’s season finale shaking up Firehouse 51? Look ahead to tonight’s episodes with our Chicago Fire season 6, episode 22 and 23 preview.

The buzz for the Chicago Fire season finale would have you believe Firehouse 51 is about to go through some big changes, but how true is that? What can fans really expect from two hours to conclude the season?

Thursday’s episodes are called “One For The Ages” and “The Grand Gesture,” which are both the kind of big titles you’d expect from season-concluding episodes. They both make you think about huge things happening.

And if you watch the promo for this finale, there’s all kinds of teases about things (and there’s also one character being a tease).

But as One Chicago fans know from the ads that ran at the start of Chicago Fire season 6, what you see in the promos and read in the descriptions is not necessarily what the episode turns out to be.

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There are three storylines to keep an eye on in these last two episodes: Severide, Boden, and then Casey and Dawson.

Chicago Fire would like you to believe that Severide (Taylor Kinney) will be tempted by his ex-girlfriend Renee Royce (Sarah Shahi, who appears in both of these episodes). And Renee may indeed flirt with him, considering how heavy-handed she was in her return episode last week.

But is Severide really a cheater? He may have trouble holding down a relationship, but he’s not the kind of guy who’s going to step out when he’s with Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo). So we’re inclined to think that part is much ado about nothing.

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The Boden situation, though, could really go either way. Logically, we don’t want to think that he’ll leave Firehouse 51 (to say nothing of what that would mean for Eamonn Walker). But there’s been something of a glass ceiling with our team for years.

Other than Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) making Captain this year, every opportunity for someone to advance has failed somehow. So it’d be nice to see Boden succeed—especially if he gets to rub it in Grissom’s face!

Speaking of Casey, if you read the synopsis for this episode, you know he and Dawson (Monica Raymund) disagree on a big decision—which is probably them starting a family. What else is big and in front of them right now? Then Dawson goes off on a call that goes wrong, which may end up changing Casey’s mind. Possibly losing your wife, for the second time this season no less, is the kind of thing that makes you think.

Then there’s the biggest question: will this end on a cliffhanger, which would be the third one this season? Hopefully not, but there’s only one way to find out.

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What do you think will happen in tonight’s Chicago Fire season finale? Leave your predictions for these two episodes in the comments, and then tune in tonight to see what happens!

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