Chicago Fire season 8: Midseason premiere predictions

What will happen when Chicago Fire returns? See our predictions for what’s next in the remaining episodes of Chicago Fire season 8.

The Chicago Fire season resumes next week, with plenty of new episodes scheduled between now and May. But what’s going to happen in the second half of the season?

We’ve made our predictions for the remainder of Chicago Fire season 8. Read below to check out what we think will happen at the firehouse before the season ends. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re not caught up, there will be spoilers; you can find our catch-up guide here.

Don’t forget to leave your own predictions in the comments at the bottom of this article, and then make sure you’re tuned in to the midseason premiere Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Here are our Chicago Fire midseason predictions:

1) Severide will survive

One Chicago fans have spent the last two months worrying about Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), who was last seen about to get jumped by an arsonist in a basement. However, we’re not particularly concerned about him.

Killing off the co-lead of your show is a massive undertaking, and not something that Chicago Fire would do lightly. Even if Kinney wanted to leave the show, Severide would get a bigger exit than being snuck up on by a bad guy in a basement. This is just not the right way, or the right time, to be his swan song.

That doesn’t mean he can’t get hurt, though, so be prepared for at least a little bit of a scrap before Kelly is able to subdue the arsonist or at least get some backup in to help him.

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2) Casey won’t be single by the end of the season

Matthew Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) love life has been a hot topic since the end of last season, and as we return this season, it’s even more of a mess. The show seemed like it was pushing him toward a new romance with Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), but then forgot about that and had Casey hook up with his ex-wife Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) instead. And that’s not counting his random one-night stand.

There’s been too much time spent on who Casey’s spending his time with to think that the show will leave all that alone in the remaining episodes. The writers aren’t going to throw multiple love interests at him and then go, “Well, we decided on none of them.” That would mean all of this has been a huge waste of time, and that’s not what Derek Haas and company do.

So it then becomes a question of if he ends up with Brett or trying to work things out with Dawson, and we’ll let fans decide for yourselves who you think Casey should be with. But we don’t think he’ll be spending too much more time alone.

3) Something will go wrong at Firehouse 51

Firehouse 51 is full of great firefighters and paramedics, but the building itself always seems to have some kind of nonsense going on in it. And so far, the first episodes of Chicago Fire season 8 have taken it pretty easy in that category, except for the whole “smart house” software fiasco. So what’s the next literally in-house drama going to be?

Will it be another hostage situation? Another senior officer coming in and trying to meddle? Pest control gone horribly wrong? Or the building gets overrun by dinosaurs? Okay, the last one is obviously a joke, but expect that there is an upcoming episode where Firehouse 51 is overtaken by some kind of issue that makes it harder for our heroes to do their jobs.

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