Does Gallo die in the Chicago Fire season 12 premiere? We FINALLY know what happens

Alberto Rosende has left Chicago Fire, but how permanent is that exit? Did we have a heartbreaking goodbye to Gallo?

CHICAGO FIRE-- "Buckle Up" Episode 804 -- Pictured: Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE-- "Buckle Up" Episode 804 -- Pictured: Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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There has been one question on our minds since finding out that Alberto Rosende was leaving Chicago Fire early on in season 12. Would he end up being a fatality in the premiere episode?

Caution: This post contains spoilers for the Chicago Fire season 12 premiere.

The series opened with a time jump. It wasn’t a long one, and it answered a lot of questions from the season 11 finale. We found out that Brett is in fact engaged to Casey and Mouch is okay.

Of course, our fears were about Gallo, especially with the synopsis telling us that Firehouse 51 would say goodbye to one of their own. Promo photos also made it look like there would be a serious injury to one of Firehouse 51’s own. Well, the good news is that injury wasn’t to any of Firehouse 51. We all feared that it would be Gallo. It was a civilian during a save.

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What happened to Gallo in the Chicago Fire season 12 premiere?

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "I'll Cover You" Episode 818 -- Pictured: Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

It didn’t take long to find out how he would be written out of the series. Along with finding out that Mouch is perfectly okay, we learned that Gallo left with a positive storyline. It all connected back to his aunt turning up toward the end of season 11.

Fans will remember that Gallo’s aunt turned up sharing how sorry she was that she abandoned her nephew after his parents’ deaths. More specifically, it was his mother’s death that hit her hard. She wasn’t sure what to do and struggled with her own grief. By the end of the season, the two had found a peace together, and it was clear that Gallo liked having a family member around.

Well, it turns out he liked it so much that he’s decided to be with that family. Gallo has moved back to Detroit to be with family. He’s transferred, so he is still a firefighter up there. This gives us hope that we’ll hear about him and it opens the door for him to return should the storyline arise.

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Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.