Chicago Fire/Season Eight

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Season Eight
Chicago Fire
Season Premiere September 25, 2019
Season Finale April 15, 2020
Episode Count 20



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Season Eight of Chicago Fire premiered on September 25, 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 20 of the 23 episodes ordered for this season were completed.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
160 1 Sacred Ground Derek Haas Reza Tabrizi September 25, 2019 7.322M 1.1%
The mattress factory fire spirals out of control. Truck and squad lay it on the line in hopes of getting the trapped victims out alive.
161 2 A Real Shot in the Arm Andrea Newman &
Michael Gilvary
Sanford Bookstaver October 2, 2019 7.643M 1.1%
Casey struggles to get Boden to sign off on an energetic new recruit. Foster extends an olive branch to her irritating new medic. Otis inspires Herrmann to seek new partners at Molly's; Brett realizes life in Fowlerton will take some getting used to.
162 3 Badlands Michael A. O'Shea Olivia Newman October 9, 2019 7.699M 1.2%
Brett and Foster question the suspicious circumstances surrounding an attack at a juvenile detention center. A convoluted new technology at Firehouse 51 tests everybody's patience. Kidd is chosen to represent the district at a leadership conference.
163 4 Infection (1)
part 3 of crossover with Chicago Med & Chicago P.D.
Dick Wolf &
Derek Haas
Reza Tabrizi October 16, 2019 8.227M 1.3%
A rare but deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims around the city, leaving Chicago's finest first responders to work together alongside the CDC to resolve the dangerous situation. Following a fire at a local university that ties into the outbreak, Severide has suspicions that something bigger is happening.
Teleplay by Derek Haas
164 5 Buckle Up Matt Whitney Leslie Libman October 23, 2019 7.869M 1.2%
Kidd must prove herself at the National Firefighter Leadership Conference, while the rest of Firehouse 51 is called to two eerily similar car wrecks. Mouch tries to keep the firehouse informed by starting a newsletter. Cruz deals with a heartbreak.
165 6 What Went Wrong Jamila Daniel Sanford Bookstaver October 30, 2019 7.448M 1.2%
Cruz and Severide suspect foul play when a fire started by an elderly woman turns deadly. Kidd, Foster and Brett create a women's-only lounge. Firehouse 51 celebrates some good news.
166 7 Welcome to Crazytown Andrea Newman &
Michael Gilvary
Carl Seaton November 6, 2019 7.678M 1.1%
Severide must make a tough decision about the future of his career at Firehouse 51. Herrmann deals with the consequences of his temper. Cruz is excited to demonstrate the Slamigan at the Firefighting Expo. Commissioner Grissom returns.
167 8 Seeing Is Believing Ron McCants Eric Laneuville November 13, 2019 7.172M 1.1%
Severide starts off on the wrong foot at his Office of Fire Investigation assignment when, despite orders, he reopens an old case. Herrmann is on a mission to discover what caused an apartment fire. Kidd finds herself burning the candle at both ends.
168 9 Best Friend Magic Derek Haas Reza Tabrizi November 20, 2019 8.363M 1.2%
An unexpected visit throws Casey for a loop. Severide sets out to exonerate a wrongly convicted arsonist. Kidd pays the price for burning the candle at both ends. Cruz goes on a mission to fix one of Otis’s old toys.
169 10 Hold Our Ground Michael O'Shea Matt Earl Beesley January 8, 2020 7.95M 1.1%
Members of Firehouse 51 are dismayed to learn their boundaries have been redrawn to overlap with an adjacent station, and problems quickly arise. Casey and Gallo hunt a missing piece of equipment. Brett and Foster find themselves at odds.
170 11 Where We End Up Matt Whitney Batan Silva January 15, 2020 8.167M 1.2%
A pest control problem forces the 51 team to temporarily bunk with Firehouse 20. All under the same roof, Casey clashes with Capt. Delaney, while Foster, Kidd and Brett fear Capt. Leone has it out for them. Boden mulls a procedural overhaul.
171 12 Then Nick Porter Happened Andrea Newman &
Michael Gilvary
Reza Tabrizi January 22, 2020 8.181M 1.1%
A series of false alarms at a private school hinders 51's ability to respond to legitimate emergencies. Kidd asks for ideas to surprise Severide on his birthday. Cruz and Brett rent out their extra room but get more than they bargained for.
172 13 A Chicago Welcome Derek Haas Paul McCrane February 5, 2020 8.184M 1.1%
The surprising arrival of a new fire truck brings both joy and chaos to members of Firehouse 51. Boden and Severide are asked to make peace with an old foe for the greater good. Brett receives family news while Foster plans a party with friends.
173 14 Shut It Down Neil McCormack Leslie Libman February 12, 2020 8.281M 1.1%
A series of mysterious gas leaks has members of Firehouse 51 puzzled and spread thin. Brett's conflicted when her birth mother gets serious about finding her. Severide misunderstands his role as Cruz's best man. Mouch bites off more than he can chew.
174 15 Off the Grid (1)
part 1 of 2 part crossover with Chicago P.D.
Matt Whitney Reza Tabrizi February 26, 2020 8.657M 1.2%
A series of teen opioid overdoses sees Severide partner with Sean Roman, but he begins to suspect there's more to the story than his old friend is telling him. Casey tries to be there for Brett as she considers her birth mother's offer to meet.
175 16 The Tendency of a Drowning Victim Andrea Newman &
Michael Gilvary
Matt Earl Beesley March 4, 2020 8.268M 1.1%
Boden is on edge after starting a new fad diet. Casey and Severide disagree on a call; Brett's birth mother shares life-altering news. A familiar face has a proposition for Herrmann.
176 17 Protect a Child Derek Haas Brenna Malloy March 19, 2020 9.017M 1.3%
Things get personal for Casey and Gallo in the aftermath of a suburban house fire involving a mother and her young son. Herrmann campaigns for more respect. Kidd has an idea for giving back to her community.
177 18 I'll Cover You Ron McCants &
Michael O'Shea
Eric Laneuville March 25, 2020 9.201M 1.3%
Severide teams up with Seager and the OFI when a motel structure fire turns suspicious. Firehouse 51 members become amateur sleuths following a Reddit post involving one of their own. Brett continues to get invested in her birth mother, Julie.
Teleplay by Michael Gilvary & Andrea Newman
178 19 Light Things Up Elizabeth Sherman Nicole Rubio April 8, 2020 8.993M 1.2%
Tension builds when a group of rabble-rousers attempt to lock down the firehouse. Brett is faced with a monumental decision. Cruz readies himself for a big day. Gallo and Ritter attempt to launch Firehouse 51 into the social media age.
179 20 51's Original Bell Matt Whitney Eric Laneuville April 15, 2020 9.456M 1.2%
When one of 51's own gets injured on a call, Severide becomes obsessed with helping out. Foster contemplates a big decision. Kidd is concerned for one of her high school trainees.

Chicago Fire Seasons
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