Chicago Fire season 9 character preview: Kelly Severide

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CHICAGO FIRE — “Welcome to Crazytown” Episode 807 — Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

What will Chicago Fire season 9 have in store for Kelly Severide?

With Chicago Fire season 9 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 9 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 Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

Where we left off

Relatively speaking, Chicago Fire‘s most recent season took it easy on Kelly Severide. It didn’t bring back another ex-girlfriend, or introduce another random hookup, and it only kind of tried to kill him as opposed to repeatedly threatening his life. In that sense it wasn’t bad.

Severide did still have to deal with a couple of familiar faces from his past, though. Everyone’s least favorite bureaucrat Jerry Gorsch (guest star Stephen Boyer) returned, this time pushing a supposedly altruistic business proposal, and it was Severide who drove everyone to look closer at the plan. He ultimately revealed that Gorsch was giving one of his old friends a sweetheart deal and saved the fire department from a bad situation.

He also re-teamed with Wendy Seager (recurring guest star Andy Allo) on one case, and Seager wound up partnering with Severide’s girlfriend Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) on a new outreach program. As for Kelly, he was supporting Stella through her various issues in season 8, and the two got through 20 episodes without their relationship imploding again.

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