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‘Chicago Fire’ Season 2 Premiere Preview: Arson, New Faces and a ‘Problem House’

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Chicago Fire is about to kick off its second season on a new night this Tuesday. We’ve seen the season premiere and we’re happy to say that everything we love about the show is back and better than ever.

While most procedural shows have a case of the week format, Chicago Fire has always been more focused on the people working in the firehouse than the people they’re saving each week, which makes for intriguing drama.

Last season, we had the ongoing war between Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Detective Voight (Jason Beghe), which brought many twists and turns and led to NBC ordering a spinoff, Chicago P.D.

Season one also focused on the mystery surrounding the complicated history between Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) and Mills’ (Charlie Barnett) parents. Shay’s (Lauren German) quest to be a mother hit a snag when the implant didn’t take and then Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) ex-girlfriend showed up pregnant.

Meanwhile, Casey was dealing with the unexpected death of his on again/off again girlfriend and Hermann (David Eigenberg), Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) went into the bar business together.

The season two premiere, “A Problem House”, reminds viewers that some of these ongoing storylines are still in place. It also brings the focus back solely to the firehouse and their cases without the cops getting overly involved. There is a dramatic, hold your breath rescue (or two) and a humorous moment that reminds us why we should never park in front of a fire hydrant.

We also learn that one of the firemen has become the target of an arsonist. What led to this and why? We’re guessing that will be one of the big storylines over the first few episodes and we can’t wait to learn more.

Check out the following spoiler-y teases to see what else you can expect from the season premiere.

Shay questions whether or not Renee is telling the truth about the baby and you can guess how Severide takes that suggestion. But is she right or is she looking for problems because he’s having a baby with someone else?

Casey is back at work after grieving for Hallie, but she’s not the only woman on his mind. The one year anniversary of Andy’s death hangs over the house and Casey seeks out Heather (Chaon Cross). Let’s just say that might not have been the best plan because Heather is not handling things well.

There’s still tension between Mills and Chief Boden, but that’s far from the biggest issue on the chief’s plate. The Illinois powers that be have started closing firehouses due to budget cuts and theirs might be next on the list if they don’t follow all of the rules (hence the episode title). No one is happy about the changes and there is much more than meets the eye happening in this particular storyline.

-Molly’s faces a major new challenge and one of the firefighters goes on a hilarious undercover mission to try and help.

-Look for several characters to have BAMF moments; Shay’s is our personal favorite.

-After being pushed too far, one of the men will step up in a big way.

-There are some new faces…can they be trusted?

Check out the gallery of season two cast photos and then hit the comments and let us know if you’re excited for the new season!

Chicago Fire premieres its second season on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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