I really feel that the dragging out of the Maddox storyline has been to the detriment of Chicago Fire this season. It’s just gone on and on and on. Even the Boden-framed-for-assault sub-arc seemed far too long.
Therefore, I am SO GLAD that the whole Maddox, Riddle and Patterson arc has finally been put to bed. Whilst I admit it was wrapped up well, nice to see Rachel Nichols on screen again and I enjoyed this episode, I am so happy it’s over.
Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the “One Chicago” episodes and find out about Herrmann’s fate (spoiler alert – I’m guessing he lives).
Chicago Fire’s best episodes are the “standalone” ones where they have interesting fires to fight, not when they try to do complex story lines.