Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) had a rough season 11 on Chicago Fire. She was attacked during her honeymoon in the season premiere, she was caught in an explosion that required emergency surgery, she had to deal with a stalker AND her husband Severide (Taylor Kinney) is traveling the country without telling her about it.
We’d be feeling pretty down if we were her. Throw in the fact that one of 51’s oldest firefighters, Mouch (Christian Stolte), is fighting for his life after being shot by a sniper, and we sincerely hope that Kidd has brighter days in her future. Will the character stick around long enough to enjoy them?
Is Stella Kidd leaving Chicago Fire?
Thankfully, the answer is yes. Kidd is going to continue to be a central character on Chicago Fire in the upcoming season, as she not only leads the 51 but deals with the emotional fallout of the odd situation she’s in with Severide. The Severide character has made some inexplicable decisions due to the fact that the actor playing him took a leave of absence, so we’re hoping that season 12 will be able to make sense of the fact that he withheld information from Kidd about his training.
Kidd’s dynamic with Carver (Jake Lockett) will also be an interesting point of exploration in season 12. The two went from being enemies to friends to somewhere in between. Both of them are very volatile, and it may be this similarity that’s allowed them to grow close over the course of season 11. We’d definitely like more scenes between them.
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Kidd’s presence will also prove crucial to the show if Severide never ends up coming back, which would presumably mean divorce or at least a separation between the couple. It would be a tough blow to Chicago Fire, one that we’d prefer to avoid, but the fact that Kidd would remain at the heart of the show is a testament to how important she is.
She’s not going anywhere.
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