‘Chicago Fire’ Fans Are In For An Intense Ending to the Season Premiere

One of the series in the Chicago trilogy is Chicago Fire. The show is the first in the franchise and the ninth season will premiere this November. There will be new regulars, and some characters will be stepping back. Not to mention, viewers will see that the fire station may appear more different from before. What can fans expect from the upcoming season and what is known about the first episode’s intense ending?

(L-R) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland, Taylor Kinney as Lt Kelly Severide, Eamonn Walker as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo looking up, standing in the street
(L-R) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Christian Stolte as Randy “Mouch” McHolland, Taylor Kinney as Lt Kelly Severide, Eamonn Walker as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo | Adrian Burrows/Getty Images

What happened in season eight?

Chicago Fire recently ended its eighth season, but it had to be cut short due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that arrived earlier this year.  Toward the end of the season, Sylvie Brett had gotten to connect with her birth mother, Julie. Julie and her husband had moved to Chicago to live closer to Brett. Unfortunately, Julie died giving birth, and her husband moved away with his new infant daughter. 

On top of Brett losing her mother, her partner, Emily Foster, revealed that she plans to leave the station to finish her medical studies at Northwestern. While Foster is leaving the show, Chicago Fire introduces new characters, like Gianna Mackey

Meanwhile, the show leaves off with Gallo and Violet deciding whether to break up or get married. A gas explosion left Capp injured and with the possibility of losing his eyesight. The last episode of the season left fans wondering what will happen to the characters. 

What season nine will bring

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Fans can expect season nine to look a lot different. There are several things to look forward to in the next season. For one, there are going to be new regular characters on the show. Mackey is Firehouse 51’s new paramedic and Brett’s new partner.  

Then, there is Darren Ritter changing from a reoccurring character to a permanent part of the cast. Ritter was once a rookie firefighter that appeared several times before. He became popular among fans, so the creators decided to make him a regular character. 

Since coronavirus has had such an impact on everyone, the creators of Chicago Fire plan to incorporate the safety measures to keep everyone safe. People will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks and there will also be fewer civilians appearing in the station.

Since season eight got cut short, fans can expect season nine to finish some storylines. Derek Haas, the show’s executive producer, said in an interview that they planned to switch some season-ending storylines into season-starting ones. Fans may witness Capt. Matt Casey and Brett’s friendship grow stronger in the coming episodes. 

Fans will not want to miss the season premiere

Season nine of Chicago Fire is going to premiere on November 11, 2020. The creators plan to shake things up and keep the viewers on their toes. Fans will want to watch the first episode and stick around for the end. 

TV Insider reports that the first two episodes may reveal if Brett and Casey become more than friends and start a romantic relationship. Many fans desire to see their two favorite characters get together. Even Jesse Spencer, the actor who plays Casey, wants them to date. Fans will have to wait and see what direction the show will take in season nine. 

“Don’t miss the premiere’s last 10 seconds,” producer Derek Haas said to fans in an interview. Brett will find herself mentoring her new medic partner, Mackey. Being a paramedic is not easy, and the characters will find themselves in some intense situations. They may have to make important decisions in the face of new challenges.