Chicago Fire season 8, episode 8 preview: Seeing Is Believing

"Seeing Is Believing" Episode 808 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Kilmer as Sylvie Brett, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
"Seeing Is Believing" Episode 808 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Kilmer as Sylvie Brett, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

What should fans watch for in tonight’s Chicago Fire? Get ready for Seeing is Believing with our Chicago Fire season 8, episode 8 preview.

The next Chicago Fire features our heroes doing what’s become their second career—unraveling the mysteries behind fires, not just putting them out.

Fans know that Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) is now off on his own story at the Office of Fire Investigation, and obviously he’s going to uncover something big there. For one, that’s what Kelly always does.

But for two, there has to be more meat to the idea than just him taking a temp job, or the show wouldn’t waste time on it. So what’s the next rabbit hole that Severide is going to go down?

Of course, that means we won’t see him in the field with the rest of Firehouse 51, which is also interesting in its own way. How will his colleagues function without him? How many times will someone reference him not being there?

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Don’t worry, though, because Chicago Fire is bringing another mystery for the rest of the characters, too. It involves Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg), who gets thrown right back onto the hot seat after almost being brought up on charges.

This time Herrmann is suspicious about a fire, and as One Chicago fans know, he can get incredibly wound up about things—that’s part of his charm. So how far is he going to go? Will he get himself in trouble again? How much will he raise his blood pressure?

But that’s become somewhat of a recurring theme with these characters; they don’t just stop fires or treat medical emergencies, they’ve also gotten very proficient about investigating the causes behind them, since they’ve racked up a ton of knowledge over seven and a half seasons.

Plus, if all they did was put out fires, it would be a much narrower kind of show anyway. So the team has to have something else to do—and their sleuthing skills are usually on point.

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There’s also a big development coming for one of the firefighters, which you can find out about by clicking the banner underneath the promo. Some readers may consider it a spoiler, though, so we’ll stay mum on it unless you click.

Add it all together, and “Seeing is Believing” is an episode that feels pretty forward-thinking. Is it dropping hints about where these characters are going this season, or even further in the future? Because it does show how far they’ve come in the better part of a decade.

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