Chicago Fire: Is Sam Carver leaving the 51? (SPOILERS)

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Something for the Pain" Episode 1110 -- Pictured: Jake Lockett as Carver -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Something for the Pain" Episode 1110 -- Pictured: Jake Lockett as Carver -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Sam Carver (Jake Lockett) has never had the easiest time on Chicago Fire. He joined the 51 under strained circumstances, and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) had a pointe dislike of him. He’s had run ins with civilians that have nearly gotten him suspended, and he was caught in an explosion alongside his aforementioned boss.

Needless to say, things could be going smoother for the character. Unfortunately, the latest episode of Fire hints at more turmoil down the line. Carver was paid a visit by an unlikely figure from his past– his brother– and the result suggest that maybe he won’t be staying with the 51 for much longer.

Here’s what went down and why things are looking bad for the firefighter. SPOILERS ahead.

Is Carver getting transferred on Chicago Fire?

Carver made it clear in previous episodes that his brother is not a stand up guy– he pushed Carver into a bonfire as a kid, then pulled him out of it and claimed it was an accident. The firefighter still carries scars, both literal and metaphorical, from that night, so he isn’t exactly thrilled when his brother comes into town and starts belittling him.

He insults Carver at every turn, and Kidd, knowing what happened between them in the past, tries to step in and assume a sort of big sister role. She relishes the opportunity to tell Carver, in front of his jerk brother, that he will be receiving an award from the city for his heroism. It was a nice little moment, and one that felt important for both Carver and Kidd.

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Unfortunately, Carver didn’t take it well. He snaps at Kidd and criticizes the “family” environment that’s been curated at the 51. “I don’t wanna do this happy 51 family act, OK?,” he said. “This isn’t my family. This is a workplace. And it’s getting pretty damn suffocating, to be honest.”

Kidd is shocked, and later discusses what happened with Severide (Taylor Kinney). She points out that he shouldn’t talk to a lieutenant that way, and questions whether he will ever truly fit in at the 51. She then drops the bombshell, telling Severide:

"“If you don’t think he’s the right man for 51 longterm, I know Boden would respect your decision to transfer him out. So would I.”"

The episode ends before we learn what Severide decides, meaning we’ll have to wait until next week for a proper ruling. Here’s hoping Carver is able to iron things out with Kidd.

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