Chicago Fire is between seasons, and the life of Mouch (Christian Stolte) hangs in the balance. The character was hit by a sniper in the season 11 finale, and things looked dire for the character as he bled out in the hospital.
TV Line was fortunate enough to catch up Herrmann himself, David Eigenberg, and ask him about Mouch’s fate ahead of the season 12 premiere. He was careful not to let any major details slip, but he did talk about the fear that his character has over losing his best friend.
Did Mouch die on Chicago Fire?
“I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I don’t want to lose Christian because it’d be a huge hole in my life,” Eigenberg explained. “I don’t want to lose anybody on the show. We’ve got a great group. We don’t have any jerks.” The actor went on to explain that his relationship with Stolte has mirrored the Herrmann and Mouch dynamic in real life.
"“We’ve been together a lot,” he added. “When you look at pictures of us from 12 years ago, we were a lot younger. We’ve been through stuff. We’ve been through a lot on our show. I’ve watched Christian become a grandfather. Christian is one of the funniest guys on the show. He’s a real sourpuss, but, man, is he funny. We laugh a lot every day.”"
Watch One Chicago on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial!
It’s unlikely that Eigenberg is being coy about Mouch’s unknown fate. Chicago Fire wrapped up production a month ago, and filming for season 12 is scheduled to begin until September. That is, if the writers strike (and potentially actors strike) doesn’t lead to delays.
Eigenberg doesn’t say much about these delays, but he does refer to the upcoming season as being after they “come back from strike.” Regardless of when Chicago Fire returns, we hope that Mouch is able to recover and rejoin the 51 for as many years as possible.
What did you think about the Chicago Fire season 11 finale? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
For the latest Chicago Fire spoilers and news, plus more on the entire series, follow the Chicago Fire category at One Chicago Center.