Severide (Taylor Kinney) is a man of many talents. He’s a fearless firefighter, which is why he’s been one of the main protagonists on Chicago Fire, but he’s also a strong investigator when it comes to arson cases.
One of the most intriguing developments in recent seasons has been Severide’s burgeoning talent for looking into a suspicious fire, determining its true cause, and making sure the responsible party is put away. Most firefighters don’t have it, but whenever OFI comes around, Severide is the guy they call on.
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Arson investigation is something that seemed to be a side interest for the character, but the fact that he’s decided to leave his post at the 51 to participate in a training program hints at a deeper investment. One doesn’t enter into a program that long and that far away if one doesn’t plan on doing something with it…
This is why Severide’s future on Chicago Fire is so up in the air. The character may be looking at arson investigation as a more stable, and altogether less dangerous way of continuing his career in the firefighting world. He’s still freshly married, and eventually, the topic of starting a family will come up between him and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo).
The rebuttal to all this is that Severide was always the daredevil of the 51, especially compared to his more methodical counterpart, Casey (Jesse Spencer). He was the guy willing to put his life on the line if it meant getting the job done. The thing is: people change.
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Maybe Severide is realizing he can’t be that guy and expect to retire in one piece. Pivoting to arson investigation would make all the sense in the world, and it would allow him to work alongside the people he considers family at the 51.
All this is dependent on what Taylor Kinney plans on doing, and whether he decides to return to the show in a full-time capacity. If he doesn’t, though, having the character be nearby, with the option of a cameo appearance, might be the best possible option.
We don’t think Severide would ever lose his job title at the 51, but we can see a world where he voluntarily gives it up for something different.
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