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The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'

Updated May 12, 2021 2.2k votes 256 voters 9.6k views177 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
    83
    7

    A Dark Day

    April 29, 2014

    An explosion at a Chicago hospital rocks the city.

  • 2
    70
    12

    My Miracle

    May 16, 2017

    An out of control blaze spells trouble for Firehouse 51.

  • 3
    63
    9

    Telling Her Goodbye

    March 21, 2017

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

  • 4
    62
    9

    Just Drive The Truck

    October 7, 2014

    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
    85
    30

    Not Like This

    December 10, 2013

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

  • 6
    58
    9

    Casey finds himself in the middle of a dire situation.

  • 7
    58
    12

    Joyriding

    November 12, 2013

    A physical workout turns mental for Severide.

  • 8
    45
    7

    Chopper

    November 18, 2014

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

  • 9
    35
    0

    I Am the Apocalypse

    April 7, 2015

    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.

  • 10
    39
    5

    Tonight's The Night

    January 21, 2014

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

  • 11
    45
    14

    Your Day is Coming

    November 3, 2015

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

  • 12
    42
    14

    Real Never Waits

    May 13, 2014

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

  • 13
    35
    7

    The Beating Heart

    January 5, 2016

    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."

  • 14
    25
    0

    A Breaking Point

    October 19, 2017

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

  • 15
    41
    17

    Pilot

    October 10, 2012

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

  • 16
    35
    11

    Merry Christmas, Etc.

    December 19, 2012

    Firefighters face theft accusations and an investigation.

  • 17
    31
    9

    Leaders Lead

    May 8, 2013

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

  • 18
    22
    5

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

  • 19
    24
    6

    Spartacus

    May 12, 2015

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

  • 20
    19
    1

    Purgatory

    February 21, 2017

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

  • 21
    17
    1

    Call it Paradise

    February 10, 2015

    Chicago's finest are left to work in treacherous conditions when a severe ice storm forces its residents into a citywide lockdown.

  • 22
    21
    7

    Category 5

    May 5, 2015

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

  • 23
    14
    0

    The Last One for Mom

    April 26, 2016

    Severide is forced into a delicate situation and Casey receives a surprise in the mail.

  • 24
    18
    5

    Apologies Are Dangerous

    October 14, 2014

    Dawson begins a new chapter at Firehouse 51.

  • 25
    17
    4

    Lift Each Other

    November 29, 2016

    Dawson and Antonio welcome their parents to town and Chief Boden discovers some unsettling news.