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The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire' 

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Updated April 15, 2020 1.4k votes 217 voters 7.9k views 181 items

There are so many great 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 each season, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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1
Not Like This is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
December 10, 2013

Season: 2

Episode Number: 10

The Firehouse is set to close, but 51 is not going down without a fight.

2
A Dark Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
April 29, 2014

Season: 2

Episode Number: 20

An explosion at a Chicago hospital rocks the city.

3
My Miracle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 16, 2017

Season: 5

Episode Number: 22

An out of control blaze spells trouble for Firehouse 51.

4
Just Drive The Truck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
October 7, 2014

Season: 3

Episode Number: 3

The members of Firehouse 51 and the Austin firehouse clash when trucks collide on the way to a call. Boden comes up with a plan to get Dawson her badge. Mills faces his past and future. The Molly's group hits a speed bump starting the food truck.

5
Telling Her Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
March 21, 2017

Season: 5

Episode Number: 16

Firehouse 51 falls under seige when local gang members take over.

6
Joyriding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
November 12, 2013

Season: 2

Episode Number: 6

A physical workout turns mental for Severide.

7
Nobody Else is Dying Tod... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
November 1, 2016

Season: 5

Episode Number: 4

Casey finds himself in the middle of a dire situation.

8
Your Day is Coming is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
November 3, 2015

Season: 4

Episode Number: 4

Members of Firehouse 51 band together in a time of need.

9
Chopper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
November 18, 2014

Season: 3

Episode Number: 8

Firehouse 51 is called to the scene of a harrowing and challenging disaster.

10
Real Never Waits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 13, 2014

Season: 2

Episode Number: 22

A call to a boarding school leaves Severide questioning himself and Dawson's training is put to the test in the Season Finale.

11
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
October 10, 2012

Season: 1

Episode Number: 1

For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating.

12
Tonight's The Night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
January 21, 2014

Season: 2

Episode Number: 14

Firehouse 51 steps in when a blackout causes chaos in the community.

13
Merry Christmas, Etc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
December 19, 2012

Season: 1

Episode Number: 10

Firefighters face theft accusations and an investigation.

14
Leaders Lead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 8, 2013

Season: 1

Episode Number: 22

Severide pulls out all of the stops in hopes of resolving his problems.

15
The Beating Heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
January 5, 2016

Season: 4

Episode Number: 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."

16
I Am the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
April 7, 2015

Season: 3

Episode Number: 19

The Chicago Fire Team works seamlessly with Chicago Med personnel to help aid victims of a deadly gas leak, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when the hospital is suddenly forced into quarantine.

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Kind of a Crazy Idea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 3, 2016

Season: 4

Episode Number: 21

Dawson puts her life on the line to save a young boy and Otis fears for the worst.

18
Category 5 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 5, 2015

Season: 3

Episode Number: 22

 Tensions between Squad and Truck begin to boil over threatening to divide the house, while Casey goes undercover.

19
Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 12, 2015

Season: 3

Episode Number: 23

Boden takes charge as divisions continue to threaten the cohesion of the house in the season finale.

20
A Breaking Point is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
October 19, 2017

Season: 6

Episode Number: 4

Dawson finds herself trapped in a collapsed parking structure while off duty.

21
Superhero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
May 17, 2016

Season: 4

Episode Number: 23

Dawson looks to make a major change and lives are in jeopardy in the Season Four finale.

22
Mon Amour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
October 17, 2012

Season: 1

Episode Number: 2

The Firehouse struggles with Darden's death.

23
Purgatory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
February 21, 2017

Season: 5

Episode Number: 14

The situation turns dire when members of Firehouse 51 are split up and reassigned.

24
Babies and Fools is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
March 28, 2017

Season: 5

Episode Number: 17

A series of accidents turns suspicious.

25
We Called Her Jellybean ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'
April 28, 2015

Season: 3

Episode Number: 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.