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The Best Episodes of 'Chicago Fire'

Updated November 18, 2020 2.0k votes 235 voters 8.7k views164 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
    A Dark Day
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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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  • 2
    My Miracle
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    11

    My Miracle

    May 16, 2017

    Season5

    Episode Number22

    An out of control blaze spells trouble for Firehouse 51.

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  • 3
    Just Drive The Truck
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    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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  • 4
    Telling Her Goodbye
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    8

    Telling Her Goodbye

    March 21, 2017

    Season5

    Episode Number16

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

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  • 5
    Not Like This
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    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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  • 6
    Nobody Else is Dying Today
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    10

    Season5

    Episode Number4

    Casey finds himself in the middle of a dire situation.

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  • 7
    Joyriding
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    Joyriding

    November 12, 2013

    Season2

    Episode Number6

    A physical workout turns mental for Severide.

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  • 8
    Chopper
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    6

    Chopper

    November 18, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number8

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

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  • 9
    Pilot
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    12

    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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  • 10
    Tonight's The Night
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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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  • 11
    I Am the Apocalypse
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    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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  • 12
    Your Day is Coming
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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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  • 13
    Merry Christmas, Etc.
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    Merry Christmas, Etc.

    December 19, 2012

    Season1

    Episode Number10

    Firefighters face theft accusations and an investigation.

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  • 14
    Real Never Waits
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    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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  • 15
    The Beating Heart
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    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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  • 16
    A Breaking Point
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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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  • 17
    Leaders Lead
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    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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  • 18
    Kind of a Crazy Idea
    23
    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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  • 19
    Spartacus
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    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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  • 20
    Category 5
    21
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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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  • 21
    Purgatory
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    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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  • 22
    Superhero
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    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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  • 23
    Mon Amour
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    4

    Mon Amour

    October 17, 2012

    Season1

    Episode Number2

    The Firehouse struggles with Darden's death.

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  • 24
    Apologies Are Dangerous
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    6

    Apologies Are Dangerous

    October 14, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number4

    Dawson begins a new chapter at Firehouse 51.

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  • 25
    Down Is Better
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    6

    Down Is Better

    November 2, 2017

    Season6

    Episode Number6

    Firehouse 51 takes a hit when Kidd gets transferred to the Public Relations depatment.

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