Chicago Fire

10 Best Episodes of Chicago Fire - Season 8

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 - S8E14

#15 - Shut It Down (Season 8 - Episode 14)

A series of mysterious gas leaks has members of Firehouse 51 puzzled and spread thin. Brett’s conflicted when her birth mother gets serious about tracking her down. Severide misunderstands his role as Cruz’s best man. Mouch bites off more than he can chew.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 735 votes.

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#14 - Then Nick Porter Happened (Season 8 - Episode 12)


A series of false alarms at a private school hinders the firehouse's ability to respond to legitimate emergency calls. Kidd asks for ideas to surprise Severide on his birthday. Cruz and Brett rent out their extra room, but the new tenant is more than they bargained for.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 754 votes.

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#13 - Light Things Up (Season 8 - Episode 19)

Tension builds when a group of rabble-rousers attempt to lock down the firehouse. Brett is faced with a monumental decision. Cruz readies himself for a big day. Gallo and Ritter attempt to launch Firehouse 51 into the social media age.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 699 votes.

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#12 - 51's Original Bell (Season 8 - Episode 20)


When one of 51's own gets injured on a call, Lt. Severide becomes obsessed with helping out. Foster contemplates a big decision. Kidd is concerned for one of her high school trainees.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 673 votes.

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#11 - What Went Wrong (Season 8 - Episode 6)

Cruz and Severide suspect foul play when a fire started by an elderly woman turns deadly. Kidd, Foster and Brett create a women’s-only lounge. Firehouse 51 celebrates some good news.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 835 votes.

Chicago Fire - S8E16

#10 - The Tendency of a Drowning Victim (Season 8 - Episode 16)


Boden is on edge after starting a new fad diet. Casey and Severide disagree on a call. Brett’s birth mother shares life-altering news. A familiar face has a proposition for Herrmann.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 695 votes.

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#9 - Seeing Is Believing (Season 8 - Episode 8)

Severide begins his assignment at the Office of Fire Investigation and gets off on the wrong foot when, despite his orders, he reopens an old case. When the cause of an apartment fire hits close to home, Herrmann is on a mission to get to the bottom of it. Kidd finds herself burning the candle at both ends.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 736 votes.

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#8 - Badlands (Season 8 - Episode 3)


Brett and Foster question the suspicious circumstances surrounding a brutal attack at a juvenile detention center, which leaves them searching for the truth. A convoluted new technology installed inside Firehouse 51 tests everybody’s patience. Kidd gets chosen to represent the district at a leadership conference.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 849 votes.

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#7 - Buckle Up (Season 8 - Episode 5)

Kidd must prove herself at the National Firefighter Leadership Conference while the rest of Firehouse 51 is called to two eerily similar car wrecks. Mouch tries to keep everyone in the firehouse informed by starting a newsletter, but things quickly get out of hand. Cruz deals with a heartbreak.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 845 votes.

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#6 - Best Friend Magic (Season 8 - Episode 9)


An unexpected visit throws Casey for a loop. Severide sets out to exonerate a wrongly convicted arsonist. Kidd pays the price for burning the candle at both ends. Cruz goes on a mission to fix one of Otis’s old toys.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 755 votes.

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#5 - Where We End Up (Season 8 - Episode 11)

A pest control problem forces the 51 team to temporarily bunk with Firehouse 20. All under the same roof, Casey clashes with Capt. Delaney while Foster, Kidd and Brett fear Capt. Leone has it out for them. Boden mulls a procedural overhaul.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 775 votes.

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#4 - A Real Shot in the Arm (Season 8 - Episode 2)


Lt. Casey struggles to get Chief Boden to sign off on an energetic new recruit. Against her better judgment, Foster extends an olive branch to her irritating new medic. Otis inspires Herrmann to seek new partners at Molly’s. Brett realizes life in Fowlerton will take some getting used to.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 901 votes.

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#3 - A Chicago Welcome (Season 8 - Episode 13)

The surprising arrival of a new fire truck brings both joy and chaos to members of Firehouse 51. Boden and Severide are asked to make peace with an old foe for the greater good. Brett receives family news while Foster plans a party with friends.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 765 votes.

Chicago Fire - S8E4

#2 - Infection (I) (Season 8 - Episode 4)


A rare but deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims around the city, leaving Chicago’s finest first responders to work together alongside the CDC to resolve the dangerous situation. Following a fire at a local university that ties into the outbreak, Severide has suspicions that something bigger is happening. The crossover continues on Chicago Med S05E04 Infection, Part II (II) and Chicago P.D. S07S04 Infection, Part III (III).

The episode was rated 7.98 from 933 votes.

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#1 - Sacred Ground (Season 8 - Episode 1)

In the latest episode of Chicago Fire, titled "Sacred Ground," the intensity reaches new heights as the team faces a devastating mattress factory fire. As the flames rage on, the situation quickly spirals out of control, putting the lives of numerous individuals at risk. With lives hanging in the balance, Truck and Squad bravely step up, willing to put everything on the line in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped victims.

The emotional impact of this episode cannot be overstated. Viewers were left misty-eyed and moved by the events that unfolded. The loss of beloved character Otis had fans in tears, mourning his absence and feeling the void he left behind. The sacrifices made by the characters in this episode struck a chord, leaving many speechless and emotionally invested in the show.

Despite the heart-wrenching moments, the enduring love for Chicago Fire remains intact. Fans expressed their continued admiration for the series, even in the face of heartbreaking events. The dedication and passion exhibited by the characters and the compelling storylines are what keep viewers coming back for more, proving that this show still holds a special place in the hearts of its loyal audience.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 955 votes.

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