Chicago Fire’s new firefighter revives a forgotten Severide & Kidd problem
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Chicago Fire season 11.
The new firefighter chicago fire season 11 effectively brings back an unresolved issue between Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo). Firehouse 51 has maintained its core members for years now, but it also has its fair share of newbies – the latest, Sam Carver (Jake Lockett) seems like bad news. Besides wreaking havoc on Truck 81, his arrival could also cause marital problems between newlyweds Severide and Kidd.
After several setbacks in their personal and professional lives, the main romantic couple of the series ended up getting married in the chicago fire season 10 finale. It was cause for celebration for Firehouse 51, even prompting Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) to return to Windy City after moving to Portland, Oregon. After an almost tragic honeymoon, Severide and Kidd returned to work in the chicago fire Season 11 premiere where Chief Boden (Eammon Jacobs) introduced the Truck Lieutenant to his newest member – Carver.
Although he has a work history, Kidd dislikes Carver because of his misogynistic and racist tendencies – something he confirmed with his brief but biting comments, but only when his lieutenant is around. Carver questioning her superior’s credentials is similar to Kidd’s previous experience of being accused of rising through the ranks of the organization because she was dating Severide, who was already a lieutenant at the time. When Severide found out about this, instead of fully supporting his then-girlfriend, he didn’t do anything about it on the Dick Wolf-produced show. Granted, it bothered him, but there was no conscious effort on his part to resolve the issue. When Kidd brings up her budding Carver issue with her husband, Severide is again lukewarm on the matter.
Severide and Kidd’s marriage is off to a good start
As great as it may seem to see Severide and Kidd finally get married, their marriage, unfortunately, is off to a rocky start. Even before Carver was introduced, the newlyweds had already had a near-death experience after someone attempted to murder them both while on their honeymoon. This prompted Severide to expose a dirty cop, who apparently served as an asset to the police who burned bridges for him by force. It doesn’t appear that this particular problem has ever been fully resolved in the chicago fire Season 11 premiere, so expect it to continue to take on the couple, especially Severide’s arc as a newly married man throughout the year. Meanwhile, Kidd will have her hands full managing Truck 81, with Carver obviously having a vendetta against her.
Given their respective arcs in chicago fire, don’t expect Kidd and Severide to make any other meaningful progress in their relationship, like having kids. Either way, it doesn’t look like they’re in any rush to start a family at this point. Tying the knot was already a big step for them, it’s safe to say it will be a while before they decide to have a baby – unless NBC throws them a curve ball and subjects them to an accidental pregnancy.
chicago fire Season 11 airs Wednesdays on NBC.