‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10: Jason Pelham’s Job as Lieutenant Might Be in Jeopardy in Episode 11

NBC’s One Chicago fans are gearing up for Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 11. The new episode of the show seems to feature more of newcomer Jason Pelham. And now that he’s been promoted to lieutenant, he likely feels the need to prove himself. Unfortunately, it seems a situation goes awry for Pelham in the new episode. Will his position as lieutenant be in jeopardy?

Jason Pelham was officially announced as Matt Casey’s replacement in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10

Brett Dalton as Jason Pelham in 'Chicago Fire' Season 10 Episode 11
Brett Dalton as Jason Pelham in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 Episode 11 | Adrian Burrows Sr/NBC

Matt Casey leaving Chicago Fire Season 10 marked one of the saddest events of the series so far. Fans adored Casey, and they fully expect to see him return in some capacity in the future. After he left, there was an opening to become the lieutenant of Truck 81. And newcomer Jason Pelham swooped in to prove himself as an asset to Firehouse 51.

In Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 9, Chief Wallace Boden announced Pelham would permanently take over for Casey.

“I have been impressed by your leadership on Truck 81 and in the firehouse,” Boden told Pelham. ” … I want to offer you the full-time lieutenant spot on Truck 81.” To that, Pelham accepted the position.

Prior to Pelham, Boden and Kelly Severide expressed how they thought Stella Kidd would return and take the job. Unfortunately, her absence due to her work with Girls on Fire took her out of the running.

‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 Episode 11 might put Jason Pelham’s job in jeopardy

Jason Pelham certainly takes his new position as lieutenant seriously. But he might face troubles ahead in Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 11.

The preview for the new episode shows a firefighter getting electrocuted — and Wallace Boden speaks to Pelham about it.

“A firefighter got hurt on your call,” Boden sternly tells Pelham. “Says it’s your fault.”

The following scene shows Pelham doubting that he made the call for the firefighter to approach the potentially deadly scene. “There was no sight line,” Pelham tells someone off-camera. “I never gave her that order.”

“Are we sure Pelham’s in the clear on this?” another scene shows Stella Kidd asking Kelly Severide privately.

Finally, the preview ends with Boden in a room full of the firefighters from Firehouse 51. “Did anyone see what happened?” he asks.

Given the preview, viewers don’t know the entire scenario just yet. But it’s clear Pelham may have made a call that seriously injured another firefighter, potentially putting his new lieutenant position in serious jeopardy. This could also severely shake the confidence of the newcomer.

Stella Kidd might be hot on Jason Pelham’s tail for the lieutenant position

Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd and Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter speaking across a table to each other in 'Chicago Fire' Season 10 Episode 11
Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd and Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter | Adrian Burrows Sr/NBC

Not only does Jason Pelham have to worry about the mistakes he makes in Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 11, but Stella Kidd also might be gunning for his position. Fans want to know if Stella Kidd is returning to Chicago Fire for good — and it seems she’s here to stay. Additionally, she might have the lieutenant position on the brain.

An interviewer from CinemaBlend asked Stella Kidd actor Miranda Rae Mayo if Kidd still wants the lieutenant position. “Oh, for sure,” Mayo answered. “Like, 1,000%. I think that she wants to do well. I think that that’s very important to her to do, once she steps into that position to be fully committed because that’s what that firehouse deserves, you know? So, I think that she really wants to do well for her people.” 

Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 11 airs Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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