Chicago Fire season 7: Catch up before the season finale

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Fault In Him" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yuri Sardarov as Otis, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Fault In Him" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yuri Sardarov as Otis, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis) /

Chicago Fire season 7 has been on an extended hiatus, so here’s a quick reminder of what’s happened before the final six episodes begin.

When Chicago Fire returns on Wednesday, it will have been an entire month between episodes, so we’ve provided a refresher course for One Chicago fans who might have forgotten where the show left off.

These are the important facts you need to know from the last few episodes—the biggest plot twists and the developments that might come back to be relevant again in the remaining half-dozen episodes that are left.

If you want to catch up by watching the previous episodes in full, you can stream the last five Chicago Fire episodes for free through Hulu. (They don’t offer the full season.)

Then don’t forget to tune in Wednesday at the show’s regular time of 9 p.m. for a new installment, and the beginning of the end of season 7!

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Firehouse 51 in general

  • Fire Commissioner Carl Grissom (recurring guest star Gary Cole) returned, seeming to be a changed man. Grissom revealed that his job was under threat, and wanted 51 to help him keep it.
  • After seeing Grissom help the crew with their latest fire call, which you can see in the video further down this article, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) made an impassioned speech that helped save Grissom’s job.
  • Afterward, he visited his old friend at home for a drink, suggesting that they’ve buried the hatchet.

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  • Severide and Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) are now roommates after Casey’s apartment burned down.
  • Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide are still broken up, with Stella receiving some attention from Keith (guest star Sean Kleier), a man she rescued from a fire.
  • Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Kyle Sheffield (Teddy Sears) are also broken up; Kyle dumped Brett, citing a conflict of interest with his work as chaplain.

Professional changes

  • Casey had another near-death experience, almost being shot in the face while checking out a house after a call. The only reason he didn’t die is because the attacker’s weapon jammed.
  • Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) also felt job stress, causing him to take his anger out on his family. Herrmann apologized, but is he really okay or was that incident a sign of a larger problem?
  • Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) went undercover and caught a dirty firefighter during the season’s second crossover, but was greatly shaken by the experience, especially after learning the man was murdered. How will he be doing now?

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