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The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'

Updated February 17, 2021 2.4k votes 253 voters 9.2k views170 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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  • A Dark Day1
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    7

    A Dark Day

    April 29, 2014

    Season2

    Episode Number20

    An explosion at a Chicago hospital rocks the city.

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  • My Miracle2
    71
    12

    My Miracle

    May 16, 2017

    Season5

    Episode Number22

    An out of control blaze spells trouble for Firehouse 51.

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  • Telling Her Goodbye3
    66
    10

    Telling Her Goodbye

    March 21, 2017

    Season5

    Episode Number16

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

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  • Just Drive The Truck4
    65
    9

    Just Drive The Truck

    October 7, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number3

    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.

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  • Not Like This5
    87
    30

    Not Like This

    December 10, 2013

    Season2

    Episode Number10

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

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  • Nobody Else is Dying Today6
    61
    10

    Season5

    Episode Number4

    Casey finds himself in the middle of a dire situation.

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  • Joyriding7
    60
    13

    Joyriding

    November 12, 2013

    Season2

    Episode Number6

    A physical workout turns mental for Severide.

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  • Chopper8
    47
    7

    Chopper

    November 18, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number8

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

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  • I Am the Apocalypse9
    35
    0

    I Am the Apocalypse

    April 7, 2015

    Season3

    Episode Number19

    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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  • Tonight's The Night10
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    6

    Tonight's The Night

    January 21, 2014

    Season2

    Episode Number14

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

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  • Your Day is Coming11
    47
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    Your Day is Coming

    November 3, 2015

    Season4

    Episode Number4

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

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  • Real Never Waits12
    44
    14

    Real Never Waits

    May 13, 2014

    Season2

    Episode Number22

    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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  • Pilot13
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    16

    Pilot

    October 10, 2012

    Season1

    Episode Number1

    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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  • The Beating Heart14
    35
    7

    The Beating Heart

    January 5, 2016

    Season4

    Episode Number10

    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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  • A Breaking Point15
    26
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    A Breaking Point

    October 19, 2017

    Season6

    Episode Number4

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

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  • Merry Christmas, Etc.16
    37
    11

    Merry Christmas, Etc.

    December 19, 2012

    Season1

    Episode Number10

    Firefighters face theft accusations and an investigation.

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  • Leaders Lead17
    33
    9

    Leaders Lead

    May 8, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number22

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

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  • Kind of a Crazy Idea18
    24
    5

    Season4

    Episode Number21

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

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  • Spartacus19
    25
    7

    Spartacus

    May 12, 2015

    Season3

    Episode Number23

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

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  • Purgatory20
    18
    1

    Purgatory

    February 21, 2017

    Season5

    Episode Number14

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

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  • Category 521
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    Category 5

    May 5, 2015

    Season3

    Episode Number22

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

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  • The Nuclear Option22
    17
    2

    The Nuclear Option

    October 21, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number5

    With a new candidate comes a new dynamic at the Firehouse.

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  • The Last One for Mom23
    14
    0

    The Last One for Mom

    April 26, 2016

    Season4

    Episode Number20

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

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  • Apologies Are Dangerous24
    19
    6

    Apologies Are Dangerous

    October 14, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number4

    Dawson begins a new chapter at Firehouse 51.

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  • Superhero25
    19
    7

    Superhero

    May 17, 2016

    Season4

    Episode Number23

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

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