Chicago Fire - Season 10
On June 25, 2021, NBC announced that recurring cast member Hanako Greensmith who portrays Paramedic Violet Mikami had been upped to series regular. Series regular Jesse Spencer departed the series after the fifth episode, but returned as a special guest star for the season finale. Executive producer Andrea Newman became co-showrunner during the season, joining incumbent showrunner Derek Haas. The season is the last to feature a Dalmatian dog named Tuesday who died after filming for the season finale.
Chicago Fire - Season 10
Season 10 of Chicago Fire was renewed as part of a three-season renewal of all three One Chicago shows by NBC in February 2020.  It premiered on September 22, 2021 with the episode Mayday and ended with The Magnificent City of Chicago on May 25, 2022. The season consisted of 22 episodes and picked up right where Season 9 ended with Squad 3 trapped under a capsized boat while performing a rescue.
The last thing we expected to see on Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 2 was for Griffin Darden, the son of late firefighter Andy Darden, to randomly show up at Firehouse 51, but that's exactly what happened.
Griffin's return came out of the blue -- it has been over eight seasons after all -- and we have no idea what's brought him back into 51's orbit. Whatever the reason, it's sure to be one heck of a ride.
Griffin and Ben live with Casey temporarily during the second season while Heather is in jail for drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter. She's released from jail later in the season, and she, Griffin, and Ben then move to Florida for a fresh start.
Now, it looks as if Brett will spend most of the first half of the season fighting with Hawkins before she inevitably wins him over. It'll take longer than Brett or we want, but she'll succeed in the end.
If Cruz is sidelined from Squad 3 for the time being, do we think Gallo will step up and take his place? Gallo's unafraid of making the risky saves, but he's since learned to ask for permission instead of jumping in head-first. It might be time for the young firefighter to make the transition.
Fortunately, we didn't have to grieve another fictional firefighter, as Cruz made it out of this relatively unscathed, but while he may be fine physically, he can't seem to shake what happened to him.
Unfortunately, Cruz's fears won't just go away because he wants them to. He's going to be forced to confront them at some point, so let's hope the show provides us with a nuanced look at the mental health being a firefighter can take on someone rather than the mess we're expecting it to be.
Therefore, it seems like the first half of the season will find Boden dealing with his promotion to deputy district chief and the ups and downs that entails before some hail mary pass allows him to move the district headquarters back to 51.
Spencer exited the show last season during the series' 200th episode when his character, Casey, made a tough decision. After a lot of thought, Casey decided to relocate to Oregon in order to care for the sons of his late friend Andy Darden (Corey Sorenson). In doing so, Casey left behind his girlfriend, Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), who has spent much of season 10 missing him.
In recent episodes, Brett has actually been missing from the firehouse because she's been on a trip to visit Casey in Oregon. And now, fans can stop wondering if we're only going to hear about Casey from here on out, because he's coming back!
The Chicago Fire season 10 finale failed to answer a big mystery involving Emma. NBC's first responder procedural wrapped up its first decade with the wedding of Kelly Severide (Taylor McKinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), which was a cause for celebration for Firehouse 51. Amid the joyous occasion, however, Chicago Fire forgot to address a burgeoning question that season 10 set up.
Chicago Fire season 10 brought a lot of changes to Firehouse 51, including Matthew Casey's (Jesse Spencer) Chicago Fire departure as he moved to Portland, Oregon to take care of his late best friend's kids. His relocation came at the worst time for Casey and Sylvie Brett's blossoming Chicago Fire relationship. After sustaining a long-distance relationship for a while, Brett (Kara Killmer) decided to take an extended leave to be with Casey. It paved the way for the introduction of Emma Jacobs (Caitlin Carver) as her reliever, joining Violet Mikami (Hanako Greensmith) at Ambulance 61. From the get-go, there was already something unsettling with Jacobs; lo and behold, she was up to no good as she blackmailed Chief Evan Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) to give Violet's Firehouse 51 spot to her.
In the Chicago Fire season 10 finale, "The Magnificent City of Chicago," Jacobs becomes more aggressive in her demands. She eventually shows her true self, abandoning her team during a fire rescue and giving Hawkins enough leverage against her. With Jacobs no longer a threat to Violet's career and Brett back with her at Ambo 61 in the Dick Wolf-produced show, this particular plotline appears to be finished. That said, it leaves a big question: why was Jacobs bent on being transferred to Firehouse 51 anyway? After Violet figured out what she was trying to do, she, Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri), and Blake Gallo (Daniel Kyri) started digging into Emma's past and it was made clear that she isn't a trustworthy person. The way Chicago Fire resolved Emma Jacobs' threat is a little bit too convenient, especially since it seems like there's more to her than meets the eye.
For what it's worth, it's possible that Jacobs' stint in Chicago Fire is not yet fully over. After Hawkins fires her for abandoning her team during a call, the series never shows her again. The episode also doesn't tackle Hawkins and Violet's reunion once their work crisis is finally resolved; it shows him calling, but it doesn't appear like she's interested in reconnecting with her complicated boyfriend. If Jacobs finds a way to return to Firehouse 51, especially since not everyone knows what she tried to pull, perhaps Chicago Fire can fully explore her salacious backstory. It's worth noting that while Gallo tried digging up dirt on her, he learned that Jacobs has a history of blackmailing colleagues to get what she wants. It might be something that Violet and her friends can use to get rid of her permanently. Perhaps, it might even be a way to get her fired from the service altogether.
With Chicago Fire already confirmed to return for season 11, this could be one of the year-long plotlines that the show can tackle. As irritating as Jacobs is, there are just too many good stories left to tell with the character. If anything, her eagerness to transfer to Firehouse 51 and take over Violet's spot seems personal. Hopefully, the show explores more of her and her motivations when it returns in the fall.
Chicago Fire's season 10 is well underway, but a fan favorite may make an appearance just in time for the finale. During the #OneChicago Day press junket, co-showrunner Derek Haas revealed that he's in talks with Jesse Spencer, a.k.a. firefighter Matt Casey, to return for the last episode of the season, TVLine reports.
Though Haas doesn't want to "promise anything until cameras are rolling," he explained, "It is our great expectation that we will see both Casey and [his girlfriend Sylvie] Brett in the [season] finale, because giant, big exciting things are going to be happening. This will be the best finale ever, I'll go ahead and say it."
Chicago Fire is based around a fictional firehouse in the Chicago Fire Department and explores the professional and personal lives of its vast array of staff - from station managers to paramedics and everybody in between.
Because of the popularity of the show, Chicago Fire has also had a season 11 confirmed which of course is great news for fans of the long-running saga who won't be surprised by any unexpected cancellations and also allows for long term plot developments - a rarity in US broadcast dramas.
The ongoing pandemic, as it did with so many TV shows and movies, knocked everything off schedule and Chicago Fire was unfortunately no exception. As a result, the latest season aired slightly later than usual starting in November as opposed to its usual early autumn premiere.
However, not all of the cast from season nine are set to return with it already announced that Adriyan Rae who plays paramedic Gianna Mackey will say farewell to Chicago and not be a part of season 10.
Because of the pandemic, season nine was shorter than usual, clocking in with 16 episodes instead of the expected 22 or 23 that is par for a successful show.With the television industry back up and running, there's a good chance Chicago Fire will get its full quota of episodes next season.
As has become expected by fans of the show, season nine ended on a dramatic cliffhanger with firefighters and series mainstays Joe Cruz and Kelly Severide facing imminent death as they were stranded in a boat with no oxygen left in their tanks. Season 10 will surely deal with the aftermath of this event and whether all of Squad Company 3 got out alive.
The firehouse also includes Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden, who keeps his house running smoothly and his firefighters prepared to overcome all adversity. Paramedic Sylvie Brett returns alongside seasoned veterans Randy "Mouch" McHolland and Joe Cruz.
Kidd was newly divorced when she first joined Firehouse 51 and immediately became a love interest for Severide. After several ups and downs, Severide finally proposed in the middle of a fire in season 9.
It's finale night over on NBC. Chicago Fire is back with the last episode of the season titled The Magnificent City of Chicago." It airs Wednesday, May 25, at 9 pm ET/PT, and here is the episode synopsis:
In the season 9 finale, Severide, Cruz, Capp and Tony are called to an underwater boat rescue, and as they attempt to swim the victim to safety, the boat collapses and traps them. With the water rising the episode faded to black, leaving fans to wait all this time to find out what happened. 041b061a72