Chicago Fire 9x07

‘Chicago Fire’ 9×07 Review: “Dead of Winter”

Stella taking the lieutenant exam is back on! Good thing Boden never took her off the list, to begin with! He always manages to be one step ahead! Meanwhile, Grainger isn’t giving up on taking Sylvie out and we’re kind of into it. Severide and Casey spend the episode working together to solve an arson case and we love to see it! Meanwhile, Joe tells the rest of the firehouse that he’s going to be a father but a near-death experience has him more than a little nervous. So keep reading for our Chicago Fire 9×07 review!

Never Giving Up

We are ridiculously happy that Severide finally told the truth to Stella and they were able to fix things. But we’re even happier that Stella decided to move forward with the exam. Okay, so maybe we’re a little bit happier about Stellaride being back to incredible. But we are excited for Stella to take the exam and for her to get the results back. Though we’re sure she’s going to ace it! Not only has Stella been studying this stuff for quite some time, but she already had a handle on it before she decided to take the test. So she’s totally got this!

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Grainger seems to be someone else who isn’t giving up. In his pursuit of Sylvie, that is. And we’ve got to be honest. We really aren’t mad about it. He seems like a pretty solid guy. And if she and Casey have any hopes of figuring things out between them, we think taking a step back, for now, is the best answer. Go figure yourselves out, make a decision that you’re going to stick with, and go with it. Because the back and forth is getting more and more difficult to watch all the time. It’s clearly hurting both of them and it feels like if they don’t make a decision one way or the other soon, they aren’t even going to have friendship left.

Close Call

There are constantly close calls in this show. And that’s to be expected. It’s focused on a group of people working a very dangerous job in a busy city. We’ve lost plenty of characters and are always kind of waiting to lose another. But it’s understandable that Joe would be a little more concerned than usual with his latest near-miss. He’s about to be a father and he’s a little scared. Or a lot scared. But there’s nothing wrong with that. There was something wrong with Cruz lying to Chloe about how he got hurt. Though it is understandable why he would be afraid to do so.

It certainly didn’t help that the rest of the firehouse jokingly framed the piece of shrapnel that almost killed Cruz. Not with his current mindset anyway. Why? Why do our characters keep making these decisions to hide things from those they care about? Because it seems to be a running theme and we are so not feeling it. Just tell the truth, people! You would think they would have all learned by now that the truth is always going to come out eventually. And it’s better to hear it directly from the source. So everyone just needs to take a deep breath and tell the freaking truth about things.


We always love seeing Severide investigating arson cases. But we love it, even more, when he teams up with Casey to do it. These two have always made a kick-ass team and it feels like forever since we’ve been able to see them work side by side like this. And now we’re going to need to see more of it. We know Casey isn’t interested in OFI like Severide is. And we still don’t know what Severide’s future holds concerning that. But it’s still nice to see the two of them come together and solve something like this. They look at things so differently and their different perspectives fit together perfectly when it comes to figuring things out.

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What did you think of Chicago Fire 9×07? Did you enjoy watching Severide and Casey work together as much as we did? Do you think Severide will be moving into OFI permanently in the future? Or is he going to be staying at 51? Find and follow us on Twitter @capeandcastle to share all of your thoughts on the episode! Be sure to check out our site for more content on all things Disney and beyond!

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