Chicago Fire Season 11 Finale’s Potential Death Addressed By Herrmann Actor

Chicago Fire star David Eigenberg addresses the season 11 finale’s potential death. The series, created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, premiered on NBC back in 2012 and was the first installment in the One Chicago franchise. The show explores the perils faced by the Chicago Fire Department, as well as the different relationships built within it, tracking the lives of several firefighters and paramedics at Firehouse 51. Eigenberg portrays Christopher Herrmann, Lieutenant of Engine 51, and his friendship with Randall “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) is often considered one of the best parts of Chicago Fire.


Following Chicago Fire‘s shocking season 11 finale, in which Mouch appeared to be dying, Eigenberg explains why he does not want to see the character go yet. In an interview with TVLine, the actor reveals that saying goodbye to Stolte would be hard, noting that the two of them, who have been on the show for over a decade, experienced a lot together. Read Eigenberg’s comments regarding the potential death of Mouch below:

I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I don’t want to lose Christian because it’d be a huge hole in my life. There’s a lot of love on our show. When we come back from the strike, we’ll be in our 12th season. We’ve been together a lot. When you look at pictures of us from 12 years ago, we were a lot younger. We’ve been through stuff. We’ve been through a lot on our show. I’ve watched Christian become a grandfather. Christian is one of the funniest guys on the show. He’s a real sourpuss, but, man, is he funny. We laugh a lot every day. I don’t want to lose anybody on the show. We’ve got a great group. We don’t have any jerks.

Could Chicago Fire Kill Off Mouch?

Mouch in a hospital bed in Chicago Fire

During the final episode of Chicago Fire season 11, titled “Red Waterfall,” a medium told Herrmann that he would experience great pain. When Firehouse 51 responded to a call about a power plant and noticed that the smoke emitting from its transformer was deliberate, the team suddenly found themselves evading gunshots. Mouch was wounded in the chaos and rushed to the hospital, much to the concern of Eigenberg’s character. In the end, despite a positive update on the status of Mouch, he began bleeding out, leaving Herrmann screaming for help.

Although Mouch’s condition was critical, his death was never confirmed, and Eigenberg’s comments about what happened suggest that his fate is still uncertain. However, Stolte’s social media post ahead of the finale, in which he seemed to be reflecting on his time making Chicago Fire, has audiences convinced he might be exiting the series. When season 12 premieres, it will be interesting to see how that cliffhanger gets addressed, and how Herrmann reacts, should his friend actually die.

Chicago Fire has killed off some of its characters before, including Leslie Shay (Lauren German) and Otis Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov), but Mouch would be the most shocking death yet. Even if he managed to survive the season 11 finale, it is worth wondering what his role would look like moving forward. With Chicago Fire season 12 already confirmed, those eager to find out what happens can be sure to keep up with any future news.

Source: TVLine

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