The Chicago Fire (2012-current) firefighting and paramedic teams are picking up where season 4 left off in May 2016. And that means an answer to the cliffhanger ending with Kidd’s (Miranda Rae Mayo) druggie ex Grant (Guy Burnet) hiding in the dark with a knife, watching Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd after he’d escaped from a mental institute. And there’s lots more heading our way in season 5…
In episode 1 tonight, the crews are called out to an accident scene involving a bus full of school kids. Plus, there is a crossover from sister-show Chicago Med (2015-current – see more on p9 and 36) when Oliver Platt’s character Dr Charles gives Kidd a warning phonecall about Grant and his mental state.
When it comes to character interactions, love could be on the cards for more than just new parents Casey and Dawson (Jesse Spencer and Monica Raymund), who exec producer Michael Brant teases “have a strong chemistry and fans have been waiting for a wedding…” There’s also some flirting between paramedic Sylvie and firefighter Mouch (Kara Killmer and Christian Stolte) after Sylvie offers to help Mouch with his erotic fiction writing.
But there’s some bad news for fans of troubled firefighter Jimmy Borrelli (Steven McQueen). His series-long feud with Chief Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) is coming to an early end – in episode 2 (29 November) to be exact – with Jimmy being badly injured and forced to retire. “Jimmy needed to stand up for what he believed in, but Boden also needed to stand up for what he believed in too,” explains Michael Brandt. “Those two characters could not live together. It [Steven leaving the show] was driven by the storylines and by the character evolution.”
From left: Casey (Jesse Spencer), Kidd, Severide,
Brett and Chief Boden.