Chicago Fire’ Boss on ‘Major Challenges’ for Brettsey, Boden’s Decision & More.
Is it possible that Firehouse 51 will lose all of Squad 3 on one call? In the Season 10 opener of Chicago Fire, we don’t have to wait long to find out.
Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso), Tony (Anthony Ferraris), and Capp (Randy Flagler) are all alive and well. Cruz, on the other hand, is about to drown, and Severide must rescue the soon-to-be father. Cruz returns to 51 and is on duty in the premiere after a brief time jump, but his past experiences remain with him. We observe him pause twice while staring at his facepiece — once while going through inventory at the home, and the other during a call — and he has no idea what his lieutenant has done for him until the others inform him. It was no great thing for Severide, he says.
Cruz, on the other hand, is unlikely to be ready to forget about what happened to him anytime soon. “Throughout the first half of the season, this will be a significant storyline,” showrunner Derek Haas tells TV Insider. “With a kid on the way, Cruz will have to overcome a lot!”
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While 51 did not lose any members of Squad 3, they did lose their Battalion Chief, Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), who was promoted to Deputy District Chief.
The others, for the most part, are ecstatic for him. Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), who is ready to leave 51 after passing the lieutenant’s exam (she’s simply looking for a home), is concerned about what his departure implies. She adds that he is the reason their home is a family. 51 will never be the same if he goes. Boden attempts to work out of 51, but it’s not going to work.
But, as Boden points out to Kidd, her departure will have an impact on 51 as well.
“With each adjustment, the basis shifts somewhat. “All we have to do now is trust that what we’ve created here will hold,” he adds.