Chicago Fire season 8 character preview: Stella Kidd

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Make This Right" Episode 712 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Make This Right" Episode 712 -- Pictured: Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “I’m Not Leaving You” Episode 722 — Pictured: (l-r) Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd – (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

What will Chicago Fire season 8 have in store for Stella Kidd? Look ahead as we preview Chicago Fire’s new season for Miranda Rae Mayo’s character.

With Chicago Fire season 8 coming in just a few weeks, it’s time once again to preview the new season for each character and look ahead to fresh episodes.

Where did your favorite character leave off when we saw them last? What are the big facts that fans need to remember before the season premiere? Where should they go next in season 8 for the best outcome? And is that where they’ll actually end up, or what direction is the show likely to take them in based on what we know so far?

Check out our detailed character preview, and let us know your thoughts on where you’d like to see each character go and why in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo).

Where we left off

Stella Kidd was kept busy during Chicago Fire season 7, almost right off the bat. In the crossover that started in episode 2, she was hospitalized and underwent major surgery, but wound up being just fine and went right back to firefighting.

Professionally, both of her biggest stories involved children. Stella’s gut instinct about another fire led her to uncover a man trafficking children, and she and Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) were the ones who ultimately stopped him until the police could arrive. And in a later episode, she protected another young boy with her life, putting herself between him and the fake firefighter who wanted to shoot him.

It was no surprise that Stella’s personal storylines were all about Stellaride. She dealt with Kelly’s jealousy toward her old friend Tyler, which was proven right when Tyler hit on her anyway. At the same time, she and Severide were never really out of each other’s lives. Though they broke up, it was only a matter of time before they got back together, and they spent a passionate night in one another’s arms near the end of the season. So what’s next?