Season 10, Episode 9 – [Spoiler] Return – .

Season 10, Episode 9 – [Spoiler] Return – .

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday Chicago fire. Proceed at your own risk!

Chicago fireWednesday’s fall finale saw Stella was making her long-awaited return to the Windy City – but it was far from a warm return.

In the episode, Boden came to Severide, looking for answers to Stella’s prolonged absence, but Severide had none to give, as his fiancée still did not respond to his many messages. Not knowing if Stella was even interested in the job, Boden gave the permanent lieutenant position to Pelham, who gratefully agreed. Meanwhile, Severide returned home at the end of the hour to find Stella in their apartment.

Below, showrunner Derek Haas reveals what’s going on with Stella and what it means for her future at Firehouse 51 and her relationship with Severide.

LIGNE TV | Is Stella back in Chicago for good?
Yes, she’s back for good, but she has a lot of explaining to do, and it’s not just about explaining to Boden why she didn’t immediately come back when she found out that Casey was leaving and has more or less planted a flag on Truck 81, but also why she went dark with Kelly when he was obviously trying to reach her and had his best interest in mind. The next batch of episodes, certainly, the driving force of them will be Stella Kidd’s return to Firehouse 51 and all the ramifications of that.

LIGNE TV | At one point, I thought something horrible had happened to her, like she was in danger, and that’s why she wasn’t responding to any of Severide’s messages. I went to a dark place.
Nobody knew that, so you’re probably thinking to yourself, “What’s going on here? I know I would be frustrated.

LIGNE TV | Is it more than just being busy working for her?
She definitely re-evaluates which hamster wheel she was on and why she was there, and sometimes when you walk away and do well, you can have those “Is this where I should be focusing?” Or should I be focusing on other things, like maybe even bigger and grander things? So that’s part of the discussion on the next [episodes].

LIGNE TV | It didn’t sound like a happy “I’m so happy to see you!” »Reunion at the end. How is Severide going to respond to the fact that she is gone and then suddenly comes back and all these questions he is asking himself?
Well, you know, Vlada, he’s not the greatest communicator. [Laughs] So it’s going to stay in character and maybe he doesn’t communicate in the best way. He doesn’t agree that she left him for months when he thought it was going to take a few weeks.

LIGNE TV | Is this something that could jeopardize their commitment?
I would say that’s a question worth asking, for sure.

LIGNE TV | Pelham got this permanent lieutenant position, but it seems Stella doesn’t care anymore. How will she feel that the position has been filled?
I think she cares about Truck 81 and who’s on it. she does not know [Pelham] at all and hasn’t been here to see how he’s been with the house over the past five weeks. I don’t think she’s going to be immediately disgusted with, “Oh, yeah, great. We have the lieutenant here.

LIGNE TV | Boden has been such a great mentor to her as well. Is this going to put conflict in their relationship?
I think he wants answers himself.

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