Is Christian Stolte leaving Chicago Fire? (finale spoilers)

Things aren’t looking good for a member of the Firehouse 51 family. Is Christian Stolte leaving Chicago Fire? Will Mouch be in season 12?

Caution: This post contains spoilers for the Chicago Fire season 11 finale.

The Chicago Fire season 11 finale did not disappoint when it came to a cliffhanger ending. After a call that involved a case Casey and Kidd had been working on, Mouch was shot and seriously injured. At first, it looked like he was going to be okay.

While Firehouse 51 had to wait to be debriefed and spoken to, Boden came back from the hospital to say that Mouch had made it through surgery. Herrmann went to see him at the end of the episode, and that’s when things took a turn for the worst. Herrmann mentioned that Mouch looked paler than before, and then he saw the blood coming through the sheet.

Something had gone wrong with the wound and there was blood everywhere. Herrmann rushed out of the room, but things aren’t looking good for Mouch right now.

Will Christian Stolte be in Chicago Fire season 12?

Eyes are now on what’s in store for the new season. There is no official confirmation that a character is leaving just yet. On the other hand, Chicago Med did confirm that one of its characters was leaving at the end of the season.

This Fire ending is very similar to season 7 when Otis was left out of the room when the water came down on the flames. We wondered all summer long if Otis would survive, and we felt confident when he was included in the season 8 key art. Then that shocking death happened in the season 8 premiere.

Is that what will happen here?

Christian Stolte did take to Instagram shortly after the finale aired to share his thanks after 11 years. It did sound like a goodbye, but it could have also just been to mark the occasion and leave fans guessing. It’s also possible that he doesn’t quite know which way the writers will go with his character. I vote that Mouch is saved!

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