Severide is hit with unexpected news during the Oct. 31 episode of ‘Chicago Fire’ that will change his entire life. Grab your tissues. SPOILERS AHEAD!
Benny Severide is dead. Severide’s dad died suddenly during the Oct. 31 episode of Chicago Fire. Severide got a call and learned Benny had a stroke. He passed away before Severide could make it to the hospital to say his final goodbyes. Bekker is forced to tell Severide that his father is gone. He is absolutely devastated and shocked. The entire firehouse goes to the hospital to support him during this incredibly difficult time. Stella is right by his side.
Later, Boden finds Severide alone in church. “The last thing I said to him was that you were a better father to me than he was,” Severide tells Boden as he fights back tears. Severide feels so much guilt, and Boden is there to relieve some of that. Boden reveals that Benny put everything on the line for his son. He stepped up with Grissom and met with him personally about what’s been going down at Firehouse 51. Benny called in every favor for his son and the firehouse. As a result, Gorsch is gone. Severide grieves the loss of his father with Boden right beside him. Benny and Severide have had a tumultuous relationship over the years, but the father and son loved each other fiercely. Benny will be missed.
In the preview for the next episode of Chicago Fire, Benny will be laid to rest in what’s sure to be an emotional funeral. Chicago Fire season 7 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC in between Chicago Med and Chicago P.D.