We have cliffhangers galore on Chicago Fire. The season 11 finale was jam-packed with big decisions, unexpected proposals and deadly encounters, but of course, fans were not given the opportunity to find what happened once these storylines were introduced. We had to wait all summer, and then the rest of the year due to the Hollywood strikes.
We’re all for serialized storytelling. It is, after all, part of the reason we keep coming back to shows like Chicago Fire. That being said, there are a few storylines that are so huge, so crucial to the main cast of the show, that we need to get answers sooner rather than later. Here are the 3 storylines that we feel most strongly about.
Where is Severide on Chicago Fire?
We know where Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) was going, but as of the season 11 finale, we have no idea where he is, or what he’s up to. There was some mention of him helping with an ATF case, but it was obvious that Cruz (Joe Minoso) was getting second-hand information and was unsure of what was going on himself. It’s an interesting development given how out of character it is for the veteran firefighter, and it’s necessary workaround given the unclear plans of the man playing him.
Here’s the thing: we need to get some definitive answers about Severide in the season premiere. The show was able to get away with some vague references to what the character is doing at the end of the season, but given the amount of time that’s passed, the importance he has within the show, and the fact that he’s hiding things from his wife, Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), we need to get a better handle on where his head is at.
Did Casey and Brett get engaged on Chicago Fire?
A wonderful, unexpected development in the Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Brett (Kara Killmer). They have almost been among the sweetest couples on Chicago Fire, so it was nice to see Casey return and decide to propose to Brett in the final minutes of the season 11 finale. Of course, the show cut to black before Brett gave her answer, meaning we’ve spent the last few months in limbo, waiting to find out.
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This one is a no-brainer in terms of needing to be answered. Brett saying “yes” or “no” radically changes the course of her life and Casey’s, especially as it pertains to their careers. If Brett does say yes, then there’s a distinct possibility that she could leave Chicago to go live with Casey. If she says no, then it’s the end of a years-long relationship. We’re be surprised if this isn’t the first thing the season 12 premiere addresses.
Did Mouch die on Chicago Fire? Is he leaving?
We’re all thinking about Mouch (Christian Stolte). He was last seen losing lots of blood, like a very alarming amount of blood, so things are obviously dire for the 51 veteran. Chicago Fire likes to kill off main characters during season premieres, so we are definitely worried about Mouch, but more than life or death we need some clarification on how he’s doing.
The character’s fate will dictate the tone of the rest of the season. If he dies, then Chicago PD‘s Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) becomes a widow, and Herrmann (David Eigenberg) loses his friend. If he makes it, then maybe he takes time off and contemplates retirement. There’s tons of ways to go with the character– we just need to find out if he makes it, and preferably as soon as possible.
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