It’s time to head back to the Windy City. NBC’s Chicago shows return on Wednesday, September 25, and the new episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med are definitely going to bring the drama. From a suspicious death on Med to a terrifying blaze on Fire to the murder of a mayor-elect on P.D., each ended last season with a cliffhanger. Here’s where things stand with each show and what to expect from the new season.
The granddaddy of the Chicago shows ended its seventh season with Engine 51 battling a massive blaze at a mattress factory. The boiler in the basement is about to blow, and several members of the squad are still inside. Co-creator Derek Haas has warned fans that one character won’t survive the disaster, while another will be seriously injured.
While the team will lose one of their own in the season premiere, entitled “Sacred Ground,” a new firefighter will also be added to the mix in season 8. Alberto Rosende is joining the cast as Blake Gallo, a young firefighter who Casey (Jesse Spencer), Hermann (David Eigenberg), and Severide (Taylor Kinney) take under their wings, Deadline reports.
The corrupt Brian Kelton (John C. McGinley) is the newly elected mayor of Chicago, but he’s never going to take the oath of office. That’s because he was found shot to death in his home in the Chicago P.D. Season 6 finale. Voight (Jason Beghe) was seen driving away from the scene, but did he pull the trigger? In the season 7 premiere, entitled “Doubt,” the Intelligence Unit will investigate whether one of their own is responsible for the crime or if someone else is to blame.
Viewers also saw Antonio (Jon Seda) pop a pill in the show’s last episode, suggesting he hadn’t kicked his drug addiction after all. The episode was the last for Seda, but according to the episode description, he’s missing, which could mean the door is open for him to possibly return in the future.
In Chicago Med’s season 4 finale, viewers watched as Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) struggled to process his father’s death, especially after he learned that the cause was an intentional insulin overdose. Connor suspected Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) could have given his dad the fatal shot. Both Donnell and Kuhling have left the show, but Donnell will be back for the premiere, “Never Going Back to Normal,” which will feature an investigation of the elder Rhodes’ death.
Meanwhile, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) were seriously injured in a car accident in the finale, and they’ll both be dealing with the aftermath in the season premiere. And Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) has to cut his honeymoon short to care for a young patient who might have schizophrenia.
Chicago Med premieres Wednesday, September 25, at 8/7c, followed by Chicago Fire at 9/8c and Chicago P.D. at 10/9c.
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