Could Chicago Fire be preparing to kick off its long-awaited new season with a shocking death? That's the fear we have after getting a look at two new photos from the season 12 premiere coming our way on Jan. 17!
After getting over the excitement of finally getting to see Taylor Kinney back in action after taking an extended leave in season 11, our excitement turned to concern when we caught a glimpse of a pair of photos that hints someone at 51 is about to be gravely injured on a call. That's right, it seems the first episode of the season is about to see one member of the firehouse severely injured on the job responding to what appears to be a delivery truck fire.
In the first photo from the premiere, we see several members looking towards the pavement using fire extinguishers to presumably help extinguish the flames that have engulfed one of their fellow firefighters. The second photo is the one that paints a truly grim picture. In this show, pictured above, we see a member of 51 lying lifeless on a stretcher with severe burns to their head and body as Brett races to their aid as Severide, Cruz, and Carver look on in in clear shock.
Due to the severe burns, it's nearly impossible to make out which member of 51 has been injured but our biggest fear is that it might be Gallo or Capp as it's clearly a white male fightfighter and we can rule out several other members of the team via the other premiere photos, including Herrmann who appears in several premiere photos.
Between the two, Gallo seems like the most likely candidate due to the fact that we know Alberto Rosende is leaving the show and is set to exit the show in the season premiere. While no details have been confirmed regarding his exit, this wouldn't be the first time Chicago Fire killed off a character as an exit storyline and the injured firefighter on the stretcher does share the same body type as Gallo which has us anxious to see whether an on the job injury could be what leads to his exit.
For now, all we can do is speculate, but we definitely are going anxious after seeing the photos from the premiere. The good news is that we won't have to wait too long to find out who the mystery firefighter is as Chicago Fire returns Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c on NBC!