The wait is almost over, Chicago Fire fans! In three weeks we will finally find out who made it out of that burning warehouse alive, and our hearts will finally be at peace — or broken beyond repair.
We have one piece of good news, though. Hollywood Life has recently interviewed co-creator and executive producer Derek Haas, and we can at least tell you this much: Severide (Taylor Kinney) is very much alive. While I didn’t actually think he was in any danger — the poor guy deserves a break, right? He suffered enough in season 5 — it’s good to know that he survived and that is one less character we need to be worried about.
According to Haas, we will pick up right where we left off, with Dawson looking at the burning building and Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) and Cruz (Joe Minoso) desperate as pretty much the rest of the team is in mortal peril. The teaser — spoiler alert! — is going to “extend that scene, and you’re going to see the desperation of Boden and Cruz. Then the events will play out, and we’ll do a time jump to a couple months later”.
But here’s the kicker. We now know Severide is fine, but Haas did not confirm or deny that someone is going to die. A master at teasing the fans, the executive producer said that “not everyone is back this season, but I can’t tell you why not everyone’s back. That will be revealed in the first episode”.
Which doesn’t tell us much at all.
We are all glad Severide is safe, but I need to know about everyone else. It’s bad enough that they are teasing that Casey (Jesse Spencer) didn’t make it — in which case, we will riot — but what about Herrmann (David Eigenberg), Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Mouch (Christian Stolte)?
If I had to bet, my money would be on Mouch not coming back to Firehouse 51. But here is the silver lining — not back this season doesn’t neccessarily mean dead, so there is still hope, my fellow Chicago Fire fans.
Chicago Fire Season 6 is set to premiere on Thursday, September 28, at 10pm on NBC.