What is happening with Nina Chase in the new season? Here is everything we know so far.
Nina Chase is an FBI Special Agent who temporarily fills in for Maggie after she is exposed to Sarin gas in the line of duty. She is also an undercover agent, and as of FBI Season 5, she is in a relationship with fellow FBI agent Stuart Scola. If you have been watching the series, we are sure that you knew there was a chance that Nina Chase would leave once Maggie returned. Now that it has happened, after all, Shantel VanSanten’s character was introduced to the show as a replacement while Maggie recovered from sarin gas poisoning, and now that she has returned to the show, it will have to lead to Nina Chase departing from the show in the new episodes.
If you’re interested in learning more about Shantel VanSanten’s character, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the current situations surrounding the characters’ arcs and plotlines in this new season, which has sparked a lot of fan speculation. So you can get a head start and be excited about “What Nina Chase’s future is leading up to in Season 5?” which may include potential spoilers, preparing viewers to know the details before the new episodes air on the channel.
Here’s everything we know about whether Shantel VanSanten may or may not be returning to the show.
FBI Season 5: Is Nina Chase leaving the series?
According to TVline, In the latest FBI episode, Special Agent Nina Chase bids a tearful farewell. “We didn’t want to kill Nina off. She’s been an incredible addition to the show, and intertwining her story with Scola’s allows us to keep her character alive,” executive producer Rick Eid tells TV Insider. “It also gives Scola’s character another dimension; he’s now facing fatherhood on top of being an FBI Agent.” And don’t worry: She’s not gone for good. “Though Nina is leaving the team, she’s still an FBI agent, and her relationship with Scola will continue in some capacity. We’ll see her again soon,” Eid promises.
Moreover, Shantel VanSanten who plays Nina Chase in the series also shared the news on Instagram in a new post to her followers, quoting, “As the Nina Chase chapter comes to a close this post is filled with an IMMENSE amount of gratitude (for actual size refer to the first photo.)To all my co-stars, crew and @fbicbs family thank you for welcoming me into this world with open hearts and arms (miss all my hugs)! I was terrified stepping into this job but because of the people around me, I was able to run with the best of them! I shall miss you all! #OlNinaDontPlay” Take a look at the official post below:
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FBI Season 5: A quick recap of the season so far
The channel has not revealed the season’s entire plotlines, but the available episode descriptions are enough to give you the full image of the season, which will help you understand the issue much better. Here’s what we know about FBI Season 5 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.
Episode 1: Hero’s Journey – September 20, 2022: The episode is directed by Alex Chapple and written by Rick Eid & Joe Halpin. The episode is viewed by 6.81 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “The team pivots when their sting operation to secure a massive bomb from an illegal broker leads them to discover that the device is already in the wrong hands; Jubal’s promise to be present at his son’s birthday party is put to the test.”
Episode 2: Love is Blind – September 27, 2022: The episode is directed by Jon Cassar and written by Alexander Maggio. The episode is viewed by 7.08 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “When an officer is shot dead at a pawn shop along with the store’s owner, the team tries to figure out why a young, recent Ivy League dropout is tied to the crime.”
Episode 3: Prodigal Son – October 4, 2022: The episode is directed by Alex Chapple and written by Rick Eid & Joe Halpin. The episode is viewed by 6.97 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “As the team investigates a deadly robbery, it discovers one of the perpetrators is a classmate of Jubal’s son.”
Episode 4: Victim – October 11, 2022: The episode is directed by Carlos Bernard and written by Rick Eid. The episode is viewed by 7.41 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “The team investigates a series of brutal assaults; OA hides information about his own mugging.”
Episode 5: Flopped Cop – October 18, 2022: The episode is directed by Carl Weathers and written by Thomas Kelly. The episode is viewed by 7.11 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “When a wealthy accountant is gunned down for secretly testifying against a notorious drug lord, the team’s investigation leads Tiffany to ask for help from a friend who was formerly with the NYPD and is related to the dangerous crime boss.”
Episode 6: Double Blind – November 6, 2022: The episode is directed by Alex Chapple and written by Claire Demorest. The episode is viewed by 6.88 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “As the team works to rescue a 5-year-old kidnapping victim, Scola suspects the boy’s mother isn’t being forthcoming about why her son was targeted; Nina struggles to open up to Scola about matters in their relationship.”
Episode 7: Ready or Not – November 15, 2022: The episode is directed by Stephen Surjik and written by Heather Michaels & Thomas Kelly. The episode is viewed by 6.88 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Maggie returns from medical leave and helps the team investigate two homicides: a law student and a young man with possible gang ties; an inadvertent revelation from Maggie causes OA to worry that she is rushing back into the job too quickly.”
FBI Season 5: When will the eighth episode air on CBS?
The 8th episode, “Into the Fire,” is scheduled to release on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the same schedule at the 8/7 C time slot. The episode will continue from the seventh episode, which will follow the basic premise of the show that will expand further on when a deadly truck heist arms the killers with enough ammonium nitrate to construct a massive bomb, the team discovers a link to a terrorist group Maggie is working to infiltrate. Take a look at the official promo of the episode below:
FBI Season 5: Where to stream the new episodes?
FBI Season 5 will air on CBS every Tuesday at 8/7C slot just like the prior seasons. The viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of FBI on Paramount+ or fuboTV. Moreover, all seasons of FBI are also available for renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS’s official website for free, where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel.
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— FBI (@FBICBS) November 16, 2022
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for the eighth episode of FBI Season 5 to premiere on CBS.