Chicago Fire fall finale: Will Casey die in ‘Not Like This’
Disaster looms as the team responds to an apartment fire in the midseason finale of Chicago Fire. The teaser clip for the episode, Not Like This, is pretty melodramatic this time around: Casey himself says “One shift can change someone’s life”, and although that’s probably fire academy talk for how they can save members of the public, it looks like Casey might be the one whose life changes.
The trailer carries the ominous lines: One Final Shift. One Final Fire. One Final Save. But before we get into the details of the climactic storyline, here’s the synopsis for Not Like This, including some hints at Boden’s ongoing battle to save the Firehouse:
Chief Boden and the squad prepare to fight the decision to close Firehouse 51. Meanwhile, danger looms as the team responds to an emergency call at an apartment building; Dawson receives major news; and union president Greg Sullivan makes headlines.
Okay. Back to Casey. Would Chicago Fire kill off one of their biggest names? Given the trend in television to kill off much-loved characters (mostly cable, but I wouldn’t put it past a network series to follow suit), it’s not certain that Casey will survive the episode.
In the clip you’re about to see, Casey is in the middle of rescuing a child from a burning building. But when he’s escaping the fire, a beam collapses on him. Boden calls out to him, and we see a blood-soaked Casey struggling outside with the child. So, as the crew at Firehouse 51 prepares to work out their last shift together, it’s possible that for Casey, this may be his final shift ever.
Do you think the show would really kill off a main character? Let me know in the comments.
This season of Chicago Fire has been a wild ride. With the ongoing threat of closure and Boden’s battle with his superiors, through Shay’s struggles following witnessing a man shoot himself, the drama this season has been excellent. This show thrives on the relationships between the tight-knit family in the Firehouse, and this season season has successfully built on the strong first season that set Chicago Fire apart from the competition.