Chicago Fire preview: What to expect in season 12, episode 2

The promo for Chicago Fire season 12, episode 2 teases the exit of another firefighter. Here's what to expect.

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Barely Gone" Episode 12001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Barely Gone" Episode 12001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /
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Things are not looking good for stability at Firehouse 51. We’ve lost Gallo (although that is open to him returning) and there was a moment that left us fearing for Herrmann. Now it looks like we could lose another crew member based on the promo for Chicago Fire season 12, episode 2.

The premiere episode certainly answered a few burning questions quickly. We learned that Mouch is a-ok, and that Gallo was not that burn victim we saw in the promotional photos. Gallo has left on happy terms, and we’re excited for him to get to be with family.

Severide also returned. It’s his return that is pushing the storyline in the new episode.

Will Cruz leave in Chicago Fire season 12, episode 2?

The promo and synopsis for Chicago Fire certainly hints that a big change is coming. In the promo, we see Cruz sharing how he ran Squad so well while Severide was gone. Now that Severide is back, nothing about Cruz’s abilities to lead the team has been mentioned.

It's leading to a bumping of heads with Severide. This isn’t all that surprising. Cruz will need to take a step back, but that time as a leader could push him to take the lieutenant exam and find his own place as the leader of a Rescue Squad.

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "Call Me McHolland" Episode 12002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rome Flynn as Derrick Gibson, Christian Stolte as Randy McHolland -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

At the end of the previous episode, Herrmann winced in pain, clearly showing signs of an injury after the explosion. It will not go unnoticed. Ritter will look out for Herrmann in the way he has done before, and he will encourage his former lieutenant—yes, he’s moved over to Truck now—to see a doctor.

As all that goes on, Brett gets the personal storyline. She’s looking for the perfect wedding venue. She probably doesn’t want to get married at the courthouse like Casey and Gabby did. Maybe even Casey wants to avoid that!

Check out the promo and synopsis to get ready for Chicago Fire season 12, episode 2:

"Mouch sets out to change his legacy and nickname; Ritter pushes Herrmann to see a doctor; Brett searches for the perfect wedding venue."

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

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