Chicago Fire

10 Best Episodes of Chicago Fire - Season 3

Get ready to feel the heat with Chicago Fire, the thrilling TV show that takes you into the fast-paced world of firefighters, rescue squads, and paramedics. This gripping series gives you an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes who are committed to one of America's noblest professions. From the heart-pounding rescue missions to the intense camaraderie among the brave men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Since its debut in 2012, Chicago Fire has captivated audiences with its realistic portrayal of the challenges and triumphs faced by these courageous individuals. With each episode, you'll witness the incredible sacrifices they make and the dangers they bravely confront, all in the name of saving lives. From raging infernos to harrowing accidents, no situation is too perilous for the heroes of Firehouse 51.

With 14 seasons under its belt and counting, Chicago Fire continues to be a must-watch for fans of gripping drama and heart-stopping action. So grab your popcorn and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you dive into the world of Chicago Fire. Available on NBC, this show is sure to ignite your passion for thrilling television.

Written by Sophie and last updated on may 16, 2024.

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Chicago Fire - S3E10

#15 - Santa Bites (Season 3 - Episode 10)

A house fire sees the team attempting to save the lives of a couple trapped inside. Chief Boden prepares to start his new family. The combination of life at work and home sees Casey and Dawson drifting apart.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 996 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E12

#14 - Ambush Predator (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Severide and Dawson unearth shocking evidence about the fire that killed Shay. Elsewhere, the firehouse bonds over a serious car accident, and Chief Boden's father visits, only to give unsolicited parenting advice.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 836 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E5

#13 - The Nuclear Option (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Casey deals with the aftereffects of his sister's divorce announcement. Dawson and Mills get used to their new roles at Station 51. Brett ponders whether to leave Chicago. The Molly's crew works to get the food truck started.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 989 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E20

#12 - You Know Where to Find Me (Season 3 - Episode 20)


Truck and squad are called to the scene of a car crash that has Mills desperately working to save the life of a driver seriously injured in the wreck. Meanwhile, Casey has some doubts about Jack Nesbitt, whose strip club he is remodeling on the side. Elsewhere, Hermann, Otis, Cruz and Chaplain Orlovsky help get their team ready for the peewee hockey championship, but Herrmann might prove more of an obstacle than the other team.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 966 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E6

#11 - Madmen and Fools (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Casey faces his corrupt brother-in-law and Brett goes above and beyond to help a mother in need. Meanwhile, Mills get an education on unlicensed private investigation and Dawson begins training with Herrmann.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 990 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E13

#10 - Three Bells (I) (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Additional clues about Shay's death emerge. Meanwhile, Severide faces an old foe; Shay's sister arrives, inspiring the firehouse members to reflect on her life; Otis' grandmother relocates; and Boden sets out to help his dying father. The crossover continues on Chicago P.D. S02E13 A Little Devil Complex (II).

The episode was rated 7.91 from 873 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E11

#9 - Let Him Die (Season 3 - Episode 11)

Two firehouse members are abducted, triggering a desperate search by the Chicago P.D. Elsewhere, Casey and Dawson struggle to balance their personal and professional lives, and Chief Boden deals with news that his newborn has potential complications.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 852 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E2

#8 - Wow Me (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Severide returns to Firehouse 51, but he is clearly not his usual self. Dawson counts down the weeks until she gets started as a candidate at the Austin Firehouse. Mills learns more about his father’s family. Herrmann asks the rest of the Molly investors to come up with some new ideas to turn the business around.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 993 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E7

#7 - Nobody Touches Anything (I) (Season 3 - Episode 7)

In part one of the crossover with Law & Order: During a house fire, Firehouse 51 rescues the owner from the cellar clutching a suspicious box, leading Lt. Severide to bring in Sergeant Voight and Detective Lindsey for further investigation. The crossover continues on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S16E07 Chicago Crossover (II) and Chicago P.D. S02E07 They'll Have to Go Through Me (III).

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1034 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E4

#6 - Apologies are Dangerous (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Dawson tries to strike a balance with Casey during her first day as a candidate. Mills ponders an uncertain future. Severide faces his demons. A city inspector visits Molly's.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 987 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E8

#5 - Chopper (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The members of the firehouse spring into action when a helicopter explodes over a populated area.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 999 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E19

#4 - I Am the Apocalypse (Season 3 - Episode 19)


The Chicago fire team works seamlessly with Chicago Med personnel to help aid victims of a deadly gas leak, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when the hospital is suddenly forced into quarantine.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1016 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E1

#3 - Always (Season 3 - Episode 1)

In the emotional and intense episode "Always" of Chicago Fire, Firehouse 51 is reeling from the aftermath of a devastating fire explosion. Chief Boden steps up to rally the team, urging them to come together and support each other during this challenging time. As tensions rise and emotions run high, the firefighters must find strength in unity to navigate through the turmoil.

Severide's mysterious disappearance adds another layer of intrigue to the episode, leaving Casey on a determined mission to uncover the truth behind his whereabouts. Meanwhile, Newhouse delivers unexpected news concerning one of Mills' relatives, throwing another curveball at the already shaken crew. The plot thickens as the characters grapple with personal and professional challenges amidst the chaos.

Herrmann and Otis, the dynamic duo behind Molly's bar, set their sights on new goals, hinting at potential shifts in their partnership. As the episode unfolds, viewers are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions, from heart-wrenching moments to surprising revelations. "Always" keeps fans on the edge of their seats, showcasing the resilience and camaraderie that define the brave firefighters of Firehouse 51.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1056 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E23

#2 - Spartacus (Season 3 - Episode 23)


In the gripping season finale of Chicago Fire, titled "Spartacus," Lt. Casey finds himself delving deeper into the murky world of Jack Nesbitt's shady dealings. Putting his own life on the line, Casey risks everything to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Chief Boden faces the daunting task of fostering unity within a divided firehouse. Will he be able to bring his team together amidst the chaos?

As if that wasn't enough, Severide begins to question his own judgment, adding another layer of tension to the already explosive situation. But the stakes are raised even higher when a dangerous warehouse blaze spirals out of control, putting the lives of the brave members of Firehouse 51 at risk. Will they be able to extinguish the flames and emerge unscathed?

With jaw-dropping cliffhangers and heart-pounding moments, it's no wonder fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Chicago Fire. Viewers are left on the edge of their seats, craving answers and desperate to see how the intense storyline unfolds. Get ready for an epic and amazing end to another incredible season of this beloved show.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 895 votes.

Chicago Fire - S3E3

#1 - Just Drive the Truck (Season 3 - Episode 3)

In this thrilling episode of Chicago Fire titled "Just Drive the Truck," tensions escalate when two firehouse trucks collide, leading to a heated blame game. All eyes are on Cruz as fingers are pointed towards him for his driving. The episode takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions as we sympathize with Cruz and witness the aftermath of the collision.

One viewer described it as an "amazing episode," expressing their empathy for Cruz and appreciating the moment when the other driver takes responsibility for their actions. It's a heartwarming twist to see Welch stepping up and dealing with the consequences. However, not everyone was satisfied with the episode.

Another viewer raised a skeptical point, questioning the accuracy of the storyline. They mentioned that in Europe, firetrucks and ambulances have the right to go through red lights without stopping. They felt that this might be another case of clueless Hollywood writing. Despite the differing opinions, one thing is clear: Welch is not a fan favorite.

For some viewers, this episode was their introduction to the world of Chicago Fire. They found it to be a unique experience without prior context. However, they did mention that certain aspects, like Mills' sudden interaction with his grandfather, felt a bit out of place. Nevertheless, they appreciated the episode's intensity. One critique shared by many is that Welch's actions were not adequately addressed, considering the injuries and damages caused. Overall, "Just Drive the Truck" is a captivating episode that keeps us on the edge of our seats.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 982 votes.

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