Chicago Fire season 10: Have we seen the last of Tuesday the dog?

"Blow This Up Somehow" Episode 906 -- Pictured: Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
"Blow This Up Somehow" Episode 906 -- Pictured: Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /

Looking ahead to Chicago Fire season 10, there are a lot of questions on the minds of fans regarding what the season will hold for our favorite firefighters and paramedics at 51. There is also uncertainty over what the season will hold for our favorite four-legged cast member: Tuesday the dalmatian.

First introduced in season 7, Tuesday is Ritter’s (Daniel Kyri) dog who becomes the unofficial 51 dog after he begins bringing her in during his shifts due to his pup’s separation anxiety. She became a mainstay appearing in a handful of episodes since her debut, becoming involved in several substories including one episode which saw Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) trying and failing to train her.

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Fans were quick to fall in love with the adorable pup which is why many have begun questioning what happened to 51’s four-legged recruit, who was notably missing throughout season 9 and left them questioning whether we might have seen the last of Chicago Fire‘s lovable dalmatian pup.

Will Tuesday be in Chicago Fire season 10?

To date, the Chicago Fire writers have not confirmed whether we’ve seen the last of Tuesday, but it is starting to look likely that her time at 51 could be coming to an end – assuming it hasn’t already.

You see, in April 2021, dogs were banned from Chicago firehouses after one firehouse’s adopted stray fatally attacked a family dog being walked by the fire station nearby. As Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt wrote in a department memo obtained by the Associated Press, “Any and all prior permissions for dogs in the fire stations or on fire apparatuses are hereby revoked.”

While Chicago Fire‘s interior scenes are filmed on a set, rather than on location, it’s possible the show phased Tuesday out in recognizing the change made within the CFD given the show aims to be as accurate as possible with its portrayal of Chicago’s first responders.

Another possible explanation for Tuesday’s absence in season 9 and possible absence in season 10 is that COVID-19 protocols have been designed to limit the number of individuals on set, as the incorporating of Tuesday into the show requires her handler’s presence as well.

It is possible we could see Tuesday back in action sometime in season 10 perhaps even as a way to address the storyline regarding the ban of dogs in firehouses, but at the moment there don’t seem to be any confirmed plans for her to appear in the upcoming season just yet.

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