'Chicago Fire' Season 8 Episode 18: Stella Kidd inspires girls to become firefighters, fans love the initiative

'Chicago Fire' is more in need of strong women working together — something we see between the paramedics Sylvie Brett and Emily Foster


                            'Chicago Fire' Season 8 Episode 18: Stella Kidd inspires girls to become firefighters, fans love the initiative
Miranda Rae Mayo as firefighter Stella Kidd (NBC)

Spoilers for 'Chicago Fire' Season 8 Episode 18 'I'll Cover You'

In last week's episode of 'Chicago Fire', firefighter Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) was inspired to start a program to inspire young girls from Chicago's public schools to become firefighters. She first went to Chief Wallace Boden with the idea who was all for it.

Kidd has to find a female officer to co-sponsor her program, however, and though she struggles at first to find one, she ends up working with Lt Wendy Seager (Andy Allo) to make her idea come true.

Kidd may not be totally comfortable working with Seager since she felt the latter was trying to make a move on Kidd's boyfriend, Lt Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

However, in this week's episode, Kidd is forced to put aside her differences with Seager as the two women try to get enough girls to sign up for the Girls on Fire program so that it is approved.

Kidd is thrown many obstacles throughout, but she never gives up and in the end, the program gets enough girls to volunteer and is approved. Fans were proud of Stella Kidd and her program and were all in praise of her.

One fan wrote, "Y'all are gonna be so tired of me screaming “LIEUTENANT KIDD!!!" by the time her promotion in season 15 finally rolls around #ChicagoFire." Another fan tweeted, "@NBCChicagoFire @msmayoalldayo Kidd you just sold Girls on Fire! Welcome aboard Kylie now tell your friends! #ChicagoFire."

One viewer wrote, "I really love Stella Kidd's willingness to never give up on something she truly believes in @msmayoalldayo @NBCChicagofire #ChicagoFire."

Another observed, "Hearing Stella talk about being proud to be a firefighter makes me think of this duo. Badass firefighting women! #ChicagoFire," remembering Gabby Dawson who was both paramedic and firefighter during her time on the show. 

One viewer tweeted, "I can’t wait to see how Stella’s project works out with her on it #ChicagoFire," referring to Seager's involvement in the program.

We hope Kidd and Seager work out their differences and stand together. 'Chicago Fire' is more in need of strong women working together — something we see between paramedics Sylvie Brett and Emily Foster. It would be great to see the same with the firefighters as well.

'Chicago Fire' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights at 9/8c. The next episode will air on April 8.

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