‘Chicago Fire’: How Fans Really Feel About Stellaride’s Future This Season

by Kati Michelle
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“Chicago Fire” has racked up millions of faithful fans over the years for its portrayal of the high-stakes job of firefighting. Well, that and a little romance. A little “Burning Love,” if you will. Season 9 gave us a lot of hope on that front, especially with the penultimate “Stellaride” pairing celebrating their engagement status. But this celebration didn’t last too long.

Miranda Rae Mayo’s Stella Kidd character ended up ghosting her new fiancé (Taylor Kinney’s Kelly Severide) from the East Coast. Fans were hoping for a better explanation than her Girls on Fire organization and Severide was too. If her return proved anything, though, it’s the fact that “till death do us part” might be even further away than we thought.

Is This ‘Chicago Fire’ Couple on Thin Ice?

The latest episode of “Chicago Fire” ended on one of the most upsetting cliffhangers we’ve seen thus far. No, nobody died and nobody got hurt physically, but there was definitely some salt poured on some open wounds. We never did get to hear Stella’s answer about whether or not she still wanted to marry Severide. But the answer might have been in the silence and it doesn’t exactly seem to bode well for the pairing’s future.

You can catch that dramatic “Chicago Fire” scene again here:

Fans feel really split about the scene, but they all agree on one thing: the storyline is frustrating as hell. Here’s how one fan sees the situation. They tweeted:

“Can’t blame him for being hurt, she did cut off contact and have him thinking the worst. It’s going to take time. Hopefully, she will assure him she wants a future with him, to be his wife.”

Another added: “I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! SERIOUSLY, I HATE IT HERE! WHY DID THEY HAVE TO END LIKE THAT!”

What Miranda Rae Mayo Has to Say About the Situation

The Stella Kidd star recently talked to TV Line about this nail-biting development and although she didn’t reveal much, she did give the “Chicago Fire” fans some perspective.

The interviewer started off the conversation as follows:

“To me, it felt like when you get an email and you’re like ‘Oh, I’ll respond to that later’ and then you never do and it crosses the line of being rude.”

Mayo then took that metaphor and ran with it:

“And then you get all this extra anxiety because you’re like shit, I didn’t have the answers and I was waiting. And now I still don’t have the answers, but now I’m rude, what do I do? She just kind of got paralyzed.”

Unfortunately, “Chicago Fire” also recently halted production due to positive COVID tests in another wave of bad news.

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