‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10: Showrunner Teases ‘Enemies’ for Pelham

Chicago Fire Season 10 introduced several new characters. Jason Pelham joined Truck 81 to temporarily fill in as lieutenant after Matt Casey left. However, due to Stella Kidd’s extended absence, Boden eventually gave Pelham the spot permanently. Still, Boden and the rest of the crew have their doubts about Pelham, and figures from his past are arising to make things more difficult.

Brett Dalton at Jason Pelham in Chicago Fire Season 10. Pelham stands in front of a fire truck and looks concerned.
Brett Dalton at Jason Pelham in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 | Adrian Burrows Sr/NBC

Is Jason Pelham staying on at Firehouse 51?

In Chicago Fire Season 10, Chief Boden did a little digging into Pelham’s past. The Chief learned that Pelham was suspended for punching a superior officer in the face. A few weeks later, the officer retired. Boden later finds out that Pelham punched the officer because he caught him stealing jewelry from the scene of a fire.

In order to spare the man from going to jail, Pelham never told anyone why he punched the commanding officer. Since no one knows the truth, Pelham made some enemies and he’s been unable to find a permanent spot at a fire station. Luckily Boden learned the truth and offered him the lieutenant spot, but that doesn’t mean Pelham’s enemies will disappear.

‘Chicago Fire’ showrunner teases Pelham has ‘enemies’ working against him

In Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 10, Chief Don Kilbourne talked to Boden about how he recently gave Pelham a permanent spot. Kilbourne tells Boden that he should have vetted Pelham with him. When Boden states that he is comfortable with his decision, Kilbourne says, “Don’t be. You’ll come to regret it soon enough.”

Clearly, Pelham still has quite a few people who are out to get him. Pelhams’s career has suffered from the enemies he made while protecting another firefighter’s secret. In an interview with TV Line, showrunner David Haas teased that Pelham’s troubles are just beginning.

Brett Dalton at Jason Pelham in Chicago Fire Season 10. Pelham stands in front of a smoking building in firefighter gear.
Brett Dalton at Jason Pelham in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 | Adrian Burrows Sr/NBC

“We’re going to look into more of why he was floating for as long as he was, and that story is just beginning,” Haas said. “There are some enemies out there who were perfectly content to keep him out of the permanent leadership position. So that’s going to bring in the whole house.”

‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 Episode 11 teases more trouble for Pelham

Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 11 is titled “Fog of War.” According to One Chicago Center, the synopsis reads, “On a call with Station 37, a firefighter is struck by a power line and decides to lash out after her injury. Brett is visited by Scott and Amelia. Violet gets a surprise envelope. The rest of 51 enters a contest.”

The promo for episode 11 shows Boden saying to Pelham, “A firefighter got hurt on your call, says it’s your fault.” Pelham can’t catch a break at Firehouse 51 and it seems like he has a lot of people against him. Could it even be possible that this firefighter is lashing out against Pelham at the behest of his many enemies?

Chicago Fire Season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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