Chicago Fire

10 Worst Episodes of Chicago Fire

An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

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

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Chicago Fire - S10E15

#10 - The Missing Piece (Season 10 - Episode 15)

Following an injury in the aftermath of an industrial fire, Severide and Seager work together to investigate an anonymous tip. Kidd searches for the right person to fill the opening on Truck 81.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 492 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E5

#9 - Haunted House (Season 11 - Episode 5)


Firehouse 51 hosts a Halloween open house. Kidd and Severide help a young girl after she gets kicked out of her home.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 491 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E13

#8 - The Man of the Moment (Season 11 - Episode 13)

Firehouse 51 helps Herrmann put on a school fundraiser. Carver's troubled brother comes to town. A grateful citizen is determined to thank Brett and Severide for saving his life.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 444 votes.

Chicago Fire - S12E1

#7 - Barely Gone (Season 12 - Episode 1)


Firehouse 51 is forced to share space with Firehouse 17. Kidd and Herrmann fight over Ritter. An arson case tests Kidd and Severide's relationship. Firehouse 51 says goodbye to one of its own.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 370 votes.

Chicago Fire - S12E4

#6 - The Little Things (Season 12 - Episode 4)

Julia spends a couple of days at 51. Boden's stepson returns, desperate for Boden to help his mother. After a little girl starts a fire in her backyard, Kidd and her team decide to dig deeper.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 341 votes.

Chicago Fire - S6E8

#5 - The Whole Point of Being Roommates (Season 6 - Episode 8)


After saving a young girl, Dawson is forced to make a tough decision when she finds out the girl's father is addicted to painkillers. Herrmann loses his cool and gets into an altercation with a police officer after responding to a call. Otis and Cruz are on a mission to find out who Brett is dating. Meanwhile, Boden is skeptical when Donna's brother Julian unexpectedly comes to town.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 1187 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E19

#4 - Take a Shot at the King (Season 11 - Episode 19)

Boden, Ritter, Herrmann and Kidd work together to take down a local politician responsible for a chemical fire. After his aunt's accident, Gallo worries about their future.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 423 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E1

#3 - Hold on Tight (Season 11 - Episode 1)


Kidd and Severide's honeymoon is interrupted by a dangerous person from their past. Kidd's former academy classmate joins Firehouse 51. Brett and Violet reflect on their relationships.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 521 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E21

#2 - Change of Plans (Season 11 - Episode 21)

Carver deals with the fallout of his arrest. Brett searches for closure with the baby she rescued. Capp weasels his way into the Firehouse 51 group chat.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 412 votes.

Chicago Fire - S11E20

#1 - Never, Ever Make a Mistake (Season 11 - Episode 20)


Herrmann works on becoming a better man after Cindy's cancer journey. Kidd bonds with a homeless victim on a call. Kylie takes her firefighter exams. A harrowing call takes a toll on Brett.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 419 votes.

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