Chicago Fire season 6 by character: Stella Kidd

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Chance To Forgive" Episode 615 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Chance To Forgive" Episode 615 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

How was Chicago Fire season 6 for your favorite character? In this retrospective profile, we look at how Chicago Fire treated Stella Kidd this season.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Fire season 6, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this profile, we’re looking at Chicago Fire‘s fiestiest firefighter Stella Kidd, played by Miranda Rae Mayo.

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Stella Kidd had a crazy season, in and out of the firehouse. She was involuntarily transferred out of the team and then brought back, then in the two-hour movie event, was almost shot except for a well-placed radio.

Personally, she tried dating a Hazmat officer named Zach (guest star Daniel di Tomasso) but was really circling Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) all season. So it was no surprise when they finally got back together, despite the show putting plenty of other people in their way.

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Stella had more going on in Chicago Fire season 6 than a lot of characters, as both her professional and personal lives went through multiple changes. It’s a wonder she didn’t get a headache with all the turbulence she experienced.

In the end, though, it seemed to all work out—Stella had a heroic rescue that showed how good a firefighter she is, while finally restarting her romantic relationship with Severide, after a season of her playing the semi-third wheel between him and Anna Turner (guest star Charlotte Sullivan).

If there’s any fault to be found with Stella’s season, it’s that most of what happened to her was in some way connected to Stellaride. Her transfer was because of Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Mumford) being jealous of Stella’s relationship with Severide.

Her relationship with Zach torpedoed as she kept talking about Severide, and her being almost shot was clearly written to be the inciting incident that would prompt Severide to confess his love to Stella.

That’s all well and good to a point—frankly, Chicago Fire had spent enough time letting that ship go in circles—but there should also be room to develop Stella separate from Kelly. She’s a pretty cool character herself, and a lot of her remains unexplored.


The seventh season of Chicago Fire will be an interesting one for Stella Kidd. The show’s primary objective for her—to get her back with Severide—has been achieved, so now what? Much like Kim Burgess in the latest season of Chicago PD, it’s going to be a wide open playing field as the show has to decide what to do with her now that it’s accomplished what it originally planned.

But there’s a lot that can still be done with Stella. She’s the show’s only female firefighter, for one, and her difficult backstory has yet to be completely fleshed out. The subplot with her crazed ex in the fifth season made us want to know more about that part of her past. Miranda Rae Mayo was great with that material, so she can clearly dive into it.

And without Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) at Firehouse 51, who’s going to be the new female lead? Stella would seem positioned for that extra screen time, since she’s another tough and outspoken character, and Stellaride is the biggest ship Fire will be able to depict on-screen anymore. All the potential is here; now the show has to do something with it.

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What did you think of Chicago Fire season 6 as it relates to Stella Kidd? Let us know how you’d evaluate her season in the comments.

Chicago Fire returns to NBC on Sept. 26.