Chicago Fire: Which three characters could die in 2023?

Chicago Fire: Which three characters could die in 2023?
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Who is saying goodbye to Chicago Fire in the new episodes? Continue reading to find out. 

If you’ve been following the series, we’re sure you’ve been curious about who might be saying goodbye to the show in 2023. As the eleventh season has already aired its tenth episode, this question has drawn a lot of attention on social media and on fan sites. It is only fair that you get all of the answers to these lingering questions. In that case, you’ve found the right place! For your convenience, we at Web News Observer have compiled a quick summary of everything we know about the three characters who could actually die in Chicago Fire Season 11.

Sam Carver

Chicago Fire: Which three characters could die in 2023?

Newman tells NBC Insider, “Stella and Carver were rivals in school. There’s friction from the moment he arrives, and Boden has a reason for bringing him in over Kidd’s objections. We love this actor, Jake. He brings a lot to the character of Carver, who’s a mystery. We keep calling him a man of mystery with a lot of layers to peel back.” Co-showrunner Derek Haas adds, “What’s not a mystery is he’s a great firefighter, which is valuable to any rig in our group. But it’s all the stuff that goes beyond that. How you behave out of the firehouse, off-shift. Who do you hang out with. Some of the darker places you end up in. All of this will be affecting Stella.”  

As highlighted by One Chicago Center Although he has made progress with Kidd, he is still a bit of an acquired taste for the rest of the squad and is not yet a core member of the 51. This apparent ambiguity on the part of the show is fairly typical. Writers frequently want to see if the audience connects with characters who have a shorter arc. If not, the character is eliminated from the story. If they do, they continue to be present. Before Carver is protected from an unexpected death, he still has a ways to go. Given how much attention was paid to him earlier in the episode, it would undoubtedly be powerful and shocking if he perished in the explosion, but it would also feel like a bit of a missed opportunity.

Emma Jacobs

Chicago Fire: Which three characters could die in 2023?

In Chicago Fire Season 11, Emma returned and revealed that she was now employed by internal affairs. Emma is called in to determine whether any actual damage was caused after Carver abandons the ship on a mission. Violet, one of the residents at 51, is convinced that Emma will use this chance to wreak havoc on their home, but she surprisingly does her job impartially and clears Carver. It would be a fantastic and unexpected character arc for Jacobs if she were to be killed off somehow in an effort to aid the 51. Additionally, it would significantly alter Violet’s feelings toward her, which would create its own intriguing story beats.

“After [Emma] returned, we should have just accepted that she was part of internal affairs now and tried not to mess with her. But that’s not what Violet does,” Fire’s co-showrunner Derek Haas tells NBC Insider. “Violet pokes the wrong bear, and now that bear has teeth and claws more than she had before. And it’s ‘gonna be a pretty gruesome mauling that’s ‘gonna happen at Firehouse 51.” Co-showrunner Andrea Newman added, “Violet is obviously still reeling with emotion [over Hawkins] when Emma shows up. And that leads to her overstepping even though everybody is telling her not to be poking the bear, as Derek said.”

Seth Pryma

Chicago Fire: Which three characters could die in 2023?

As mentioned by One Chicago Center,  the situation for Seth Pryma played by Troy Winbush is really not great. His character was impaled through the leg by a bomb in the season 11 fall finale, and though it was taken out, it exploded just a few feet away from him. To make matters worse, Pryma was hemorrhaging blood prior to the bomb’s removal and appeared to pass out before it was successfully removed. On the other hand, Pryma is near the top of our list when it comes to predicting whether people will survive the year 2023 unharmed due to blood loss, the loss of consciousness, and the fact that he was unconscious during a fairly large explosion.

Chicago Fire Season 11: When will the new episode air on NBC?

The 11th episode, “A Guy I Used to Know,” is scheduled to air next week on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the same time as every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. The synopsis of the episode follows Firehouse 51 preparing for its semi-annual firehouse inspection; Brett fights to save her paramedicine program; Commander Martin Pearce asks Severide for a favor. It is already assumed that the new episode will continue the plot from the previous episodes.

It will air alongside Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and then conclude with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on the broadcast, which will be later available on other streaming platforms. The runtime of each episode is approximately 40 to 43 minutes. The official titles and synopsis of many of the upcoming episodes have not been released. These details will be publicly disclosed as the premiere date approaches and will follow the basic premise of the show, which will be expanded further. Take a look at the official promo below:

Chicago Fire 11x11 Promo "A Guy I Used to Know" (HD)

While you wait for Chicago Fire Season 11 Episode 11 to air on January 11, 2023, catch up on previous episodes.