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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire  

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There are so many good episodes of Chicago Fire, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Real Never Waits" the best, or is "Your Day Is Coming" your favorite episode of Chicago Fire? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Chicago Fire are, let's rank every Chicago Fire episode from best to worst.

Chicago Fire, which premiered on October 10, 2012, is an action-drama series on NBC following the firefighters and paramedics of Firehouse 51. The series stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, and Monica Raymund. In 2017, Chicago Fire was nominated for two People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Network TV Drama."

Vote up your favorite episodes of Chicago Fire, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Chicago Fire episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Not Like This is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 10: The Firehouse is set to close, but 51 is not going down without a fight.

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20 2
Your Day is Coming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 4: Members of Firehouse 51 band together in a time of need.

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Chopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 8: Firehouse 51 is called to the scene of a harrowing and challenging disaster.

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Joyriding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 6: A physical workout turns mental for Severide.

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My Miracle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 22: An out of control blaze spells trouble for Firehouse 51.

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Merry Christmas, Etc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 10: Firefighters face theft accusations and an investigation.

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Just Drive The Truck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 3: A dangerous fire truck collision sends two firehouses in turmoil.

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14 2
Telling Her Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 16: Firehouse 51 falls under seige when local gang members take over.

9
14 2
Nobody Else is Dying Today is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 4: Casey finds himself in the middle of a dire situation.

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Real Never Waits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 22: A call to a boarding school leaves Severide questioning himself and Dawson's training is put to the test in the Season Finale.

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Scorched Earth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 3: Dawson and Casey deal with a very unsettling possibility.

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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 23: Boden takes charge as divisions continue to threaten the cohesion of the house in the season finale.

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Tonight's The Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 13: Firehouse 51 steps in when a blackout causes chaos in the community.

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10 2
A Taste of Panama City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 2: Firehouse 51 comes under scrutiny from Internal Afairs as turmoil from outside and in threatens the whole crew.

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8 1
Superhero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 23: Dawson looks to make a major change and lives are in jeopardy in the Season Four finale.

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8 1
We Called Her Jellybean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 21: A fire reveals evidence of a potential serial arsonist who has been on the loose for more than a decade and demands the attention of the CPD and SVU.

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8 1
Category 5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 22: Tensions between Squad and Truck begin to boil over threatening to divide the house, while Casey goes undercover.

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8 1
Leaders Lead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 22: Severide pulls out all of the stops in hopes of resolving his problems.

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A Dark Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 20: An explosion at a Chicago hospital rocks the city.

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7 1
Babies and Fools is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 17: A series of accidents turns suspicious.

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8 2
Down Is Better is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 6 Episode 6: Firehouse 51 takes a hit when Kidd gets transferred to the Public Relations depatment.

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6 1
The Beating Heart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 10: The Firehouse is shocked to discover that one of their own becomes the surprising victim of a stabbing, and an attempted suicide raises some questions - a three-part story arc crosses over into "Chicago Med" and concludes the following night on "Chicago P.D."

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6 1
Kind of a Crazy Idea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 21: Dawson puts her life on the line to save a young boy and Otis fears for the worst.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 1: For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating.

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7 2
Nazdarovya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 15: Dawson puts herself in danger to help her brother.

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A Heavy Weight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 19: Firehouse 51 struggles in the wake of a recent tragedy.

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6 2
Devil's Bargain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 6 Episode 5: Casey and Severide collide.

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6 2
The Season 4 Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Prepare for Season 5 of Chicago Fire with a look at the stunning cliffhanger that brought Season 4 to a close.

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6 2
Apologies Are Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 4: Dawson begins a new chapter at Firehouse 51.

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6 2
It Wasn't Enough is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 6 Episode 1: Firehouse 51 deals with the longterm collateral damage from the deadly warehouse fire on the season six premiere.

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6 2
A Coffin That Small is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 19: A firehouse rescue call leaves a lasting impression.

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6 2
All Hard Parts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 4 Episode 14: Severide attempts to help Chili with her recent struggles and Borelli steps into the ring to represent Firehouse 51.

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6 2
The People We Meet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 10: Louie's father throws a wrench into Casey and Dawson's family plans.

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4 0
Forgive You Anything is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 17: Firehouse 51 gets a visit from an old friend of Severide's while Mouch faces his fears about meeting his kid.

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4 0
Mon Amour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 2: The Firehouse struggles with Darden's death.

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6 3
Heroes of 51 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 6 Episode 101: The Heroes of Firehouse 51 save lives every day, despite the risks they face along the way.

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6 3
Ambition is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 20: Mill's drive to join Squad creates friction within the Firehouse.

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No Regrets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 7: The firehouse is tested to the limits when called to the scene of an epic railroad accident and Boden ponders his future.

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5 2
Lift Each Other is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 7: Dawson and Antonio welcome their parents to town and Chief Boden discovers some unsettling news.

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5 2
One More Shot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 21: Change is on the horizon at 51, but forgetting the past can be hard.

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5 2
A Problem House is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 1: An arsonist takes notice of Severide as new red tape causes big changes in the department in the Season Two Premiere.

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5 2
Forgiving, Relentless, Uncondi... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 18: Herrmann saves an infant in a blaze and the repercussions drive him on a search to uncover the truth.

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A Real Wake-Up Call is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 2: 51 responds to a dangerous call and Kidd is faced with a major decision.

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DEFCON 1 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 3: Severide is convinced he knows the arsonist's identity.

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3 0
Santa Bites is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 3 Episode 10: A victim takes credit for a textbook rescue by Chicago's finest.

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Better To Lie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 17: Past tensions resurface between Chief Boden and Bennie Severide.

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3 0
Who Lives and Who Dies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 5 Episode 11: Dawson and Casey each deal with difficulties in the field.

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One Minute is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 1 Episode 4: Chief Boden faces allegations after the death of a homeless man in a warehouse fire.

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3 0
Keep Your Mouth Shut is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 2 Episode 15: Despite his frustration, Severide remains hopeful that justice will be served.

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3 0
A Breaking Point is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Chicago Fire
Season 6 Episode 4: Dawson finds herself trapped in a collapsed parking structure while off duty.