Chicago Fire season 8 character review: Christopher Herrmann

CHICAGO FIRE -- "A Chicago Welcome" Episode 813 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "A Chicago Welcome" Episode 813 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Then Nick Porter Happened” Episode 812 — Pictured: (l-r) Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter, David Eigenberg as Christopher Hermann– (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

How was Chicago Fire season 8 for Christopher Herrmann? We’re looking back at how Chicago Fire’s latest season went for David Eigenberg’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Fire season 8, 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 article, we’re profiling Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg).

What happened to Christopher Herrmann in Chicago Fire season 8

The eighth season was a pretty typical year for Herrmann, which is to say it wasn’t that normal by anyone else’s standards. He was utilized for comedic relief in a few situations, such as building his own office in the bunk room—and watching it catch on fire. And of course, he continued to provide plenty of snark whenever his Firehouse 51 colleagues needed it.

But he also had several more serious storylines. Herrmann got on the bad side of a patrol officer in the episode “Welcome to Crazytown” in the latest instance of his infamously short fuse working against him. Unfortunately for him, that patrol officer was someone who enjoyed making an issue out of everything, and it took some help to get him off the hook.

Herrmann had some growing pains in his mentoring relationship with Darren Ritter (recurring guest star Daniel Kyri), and went on a one-man mission to avenge the death of Otis (Yuri Sardarov) in another episode. In true Herrmann fashion, that involved lighting a sofa on fire in the parking lot of a major corporation. But that got the point across—and that’s Herrmann in a nutshell. He may do things differently and be a little tightly wound, but he always gets the job done.