Chicago Fire honors Vivienne Marie (Dedication explained)

The third episode of Chicago Fire season 12, "Trapped", ended with a special dedication to Vivienne Marie as a way to honor a late member of the One Chicago family.
 Pictured: "Chicago Fire" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
Pictured: "Chicago Fire" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal) /

The third episode of Chicago Fire left fans with a lot of questions. All episode long there was a worry about whether Taylor Kinney might be leaving the show again, so when the episode ended with Severide leaving town to work on another arson investigation, fans understandably had a lot of questions. Given Severide only just returned in the premiere after Kinney took a leave of absence from teh show during season 11, fans are eager to know if the character is leaving the show for a stretch of episodes again or if we'll see him back in no time.

Needless to say, fans are eager to know what the future holds for Severide, but questions about his future were not the only ones fans were left with following the latest episode of NBC's hit drama.

As fans attempted to process the idea of Severide leaving town again and questioned his future on the show, audiences were left with an unexpected question stemming from a dedication card that appeared directly after the episode's final scene.

Vivienne Marie Chicago Fire dedication explained

Following Chicago Fire season 12 episode 3, "Trapped", the message "In Memory of Vivienne Marie" flashed across the screen before the normal credits and promo for episode 4 aired. Dedication cards such as these are used to honor late members of a show's cast and creative team, and are a way for shows to honor those who have passed for the contributions they made to the show.

If the name Vivienne Marie did not immediately ring a bell, this might be because Marie was not a member of the cast. Instead, she played a role in helping bring the show we know and love to life as a member of the creative team.

According to NBC Insider, Marie worked as a standby painter on NBC's hit series, working to help bring the show we love to life by working as part of the One Chicago family that works on the show behind the scenes. Sadly, Marie passed away a few weeks ago with the dedication card in the third episode being designed to honor Marie and celebrate her contributions to Chicago Fire.

On behalf of everyone here at One Chicago Center, our thoughts are with Marie's family and friends.