Chicago Fire 9×13 “Don’t Hang Up” is an outstanding episode of television, one that centers Stella Kidd, played by the always exceptional Miranda Rae Mayo, and of course, Stellaride, because one thing we know about Stella Kidd is that Kelly Severide will always be there to provide backup whenever she needs it.
Just because this is an excellent episode for Stella, however, doesn’t mean that she’s the only one who gets to shine. This is a good episode of Chicago Fire because, in the end, it does what Chicago Fire so effectively does in its best hours: it makes us feel for the characters we already know and love, and it makes us feel for the characters who might just be here for a little while. And yeah, I got a little emotional watching it, which is why I’m here, writing about it.
So, here are some teases about what’s coming on Chicago Fire 9×13 “Don’t Hang Up”:
- Chief Boden for the WIN in this one. Has one character ever, consistently, gotten so many character beats right while in a leadership role? It’s super hard to balance the boss side with the rest, and he always, always manages.
- This episode does a great job at shinning a spotlight on some of the more unsung heroes of our society – and the pandemic.
- Get ready to get emotional with Stella’s storyline. E-M-O-T-I-O-N-A-L.
- Sometimes Kelly Severide truly is the perfect boyfriend.
- You thought you were getting nothing from Brettsey this hour? You thought wrong.
- There’s a scene in this episode that’s straight outta fanfic, and I kinda love it. I’ll take all the fanfic scenarios, that’s why I read fanfic.
- I have never identified more with Joe than I did during his final scene in this episode.
- Soft Sylvie Brett is my favorite Sylvie Brett.
- Boys be dumb seems to be the theme of this season of Chicago Fire. But hey, at least not all boys be dumb this episode!
- Someone finally puts to words something we’ve all known for a while, and it’s glorious.
- I kinda wanted to hug Gallo and Ritter this episode.
- Creepiest thing I’ve seen Chicago Fire so far? Check, CHECK, CHECK.
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Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays on NBC.