Chicago Fire recap: Three huge cliffhangers hit Firehouse 51

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Sylvie Brett wants to adopt. Pic credit: NBC

The Chicago Fire season finale was absolutely packed with drama.

Though much of it was a slow burn, the episode wrapped up several big storylines.

But since this is a One Chicago show, two big cliffhangers were waiting for the fans.

One of the biggest storylines coming into finale night was Sylvie Brett trying to adopt a child.

Sylvie and Violet Mikami had saved a baby’s life, only to have the mother give her up.

When Syvlie learned that there was a path to adoption for her, she jumped at the chance.

Sylvie Brett tried to become a mother – And a wife?

After talking with the teen mother that had given up her baby, Sylvie learned that the teen would allow her to become a guardian.

Becoming a guardian is the first step toward adopting the baby, as she will now live with Sylvie.

The rush to start a family scared off Dylan, who let Sylvie know that he needed to call things off.

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Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett and Christopher Allen as Dylan in the Chicago Fire finale. Pic credit: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBCUniversal

Matt Casey returned to Firehouse 51 after he got a tip from Stella Kidd that weapons were on the move. It tied back to their Homeland Security case and gave Matt an excuse to see Sylvie again.

Toward the end of the episode, after Matt saw that Sylvie was about to become a mom, he saw an opening.

The final scene of the episode had Matt proposing to Sylvie in the spot where they had shared their first kiss. She didn’t answer before the screen went black.

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Matthew Casey proposes to Sylvie Brett. Pic credit: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBCUniversal

A terrorist attack and a firefighter casualty

Midway through the episode, the call came in that a power substation was on fire under mysterious circumstances. Chief Boden sent everyone from Firehouse 51 to the scene, where it was clear that a domestic terrorist attack was underway.

A sniper was set up on a rooftop across the street to ensure the substation burned and eight million people lost power.

The sniper began shooting at the firefighters as Casey, Kidd, Sam Carver, and Blake Gallo skirted to the garage to try to stop the shooter. When the firefighters got to the top of the garage, it turned out that there were two shooters. They fought a bit before one got away.

With the shooters stopped, the firefighters back on the ground put out the fire. In the chaos, Mouch was hit by a piece of debris.

Mouch was rushed to the hospital and treated. Later, when Herrmann visited him, Mouch started bleeding out, and Herrmann ran for help. The episode ended without an answer about Mouch’s survival.

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Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo, Jake Lockett as Carver, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, and Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd in the Chicago Fire Season 12 finale. Pic credit: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBCUniversal

Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd

Kidd was frustrated that Severide had taken an ATF assignment without telling her. He had finished his training in Alabama and went on a mission without updating his wife.

She then took time off from the firehouse to go track him down. Kidd left the station with the intent to bring her husband back. But will Severide ever return to Chicago?

Chicago Fire now begins its long summer hiatus. NBC ordered Season 12, so new episodes will arrive in the fall.

It’s possible that Chicago Fire Season 12 could get postponed.

As for the other shows, a main character left Chicago Med on the finale night.

And an explosive Chicago P.D. finale left a character clinging to life.

Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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