After a brief return in Season 12, fans were left wondering if Kelly Severide would make a permanent comeback to Chicago Fire.
Severide’s Departure and Absence
In Season 11, Severide (played by Taylor Kinney) took a leave of absence to pursue additional arson training. His sudden departure left his colleagues, particularly Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), upset and confused.
Severide’s Return and Lingering Resentment
Severide’s return in the Season 12 premiere was met with mixed emotions. While Kidd was initially angry and resentful, the two eventually began to reconnect.
Hints of Severide’s Return
Throughout Season 12, there were several hints that Severide would eventually return to Chicago. In Episode 3, he hinted at his return, but fans were skeptical due to his previous vanishing act.
Confirmation of Severide’s Return
In Episode 4, Kidd and Severide exchanged text messages, expressing their mutual longing for each other. At the end of the episode, Severide confirmed his return, saying he had booked a flight and would be home within a week.
Speculation about Severide’s Return Episode
Fans eagerly await Severide’s official return, which is expected to happen in Episode 6 of Season 12, tentatively scheduled for February 28.
Other Developments in the One Chicago Universe
The article also mentions upcoming events in the One Chicago universe, including the wedding between Sylvie Brett and Matthew Casey, Tracy Spiridakos’ departure from Chicago P.D., and leaked footage from the Chicago Fire set hinting at an upcoming event at Molly’s.
Availability of Previous Episodes
Previous episodes of Chicago Fire are available for streaming on Peacock, featuring Severide’s early seasons’ drama with Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer).
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.