'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 7: Will Cruz name baby boy after Otis? Fans say they'll 'riot' if he doesn't

What made this episode special was that the end saw Chloe tell her husband that they're having a boy and fans only had one request, Cruz better name his son Otis

'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 7: Will Cruz name baby boy after Otis? Fans say they'll 'riot' if he doesn't
Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz and Yuri Sardarov as Brian Zvonecek aka Otis on 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)
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Spoilers for 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 7 'Dead of Winter'

In the Season 7 finale of 'Chicago Fire', there was a huge factory fire leading the episode to end in a cliffhanger. Fans were devastated when Season 8 revealed that Brian Zvonecek aka Otis (Yuri Sardarov) was hurt in the fire, and later died in the hospital. Otis' last words were to Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso), "Brother, I will be with you, always," he said after Cruz had asked him to save him a spot in heaven.

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Flash forward to now, Season 9 Episode 7 'Dead of Winter' saw Cruz tell the Firehouse that his wife Chloe is expecting a baby. We also see Cruz get slightly injured during the episodes, giving us all Otis flashbacks. He even lies to his wife when she asks him how he got hurt. Cruz is fine though, but what made this episode special was that the end saw Chloe tell her husband that they're having a boy. Fans only had one request. Cruz better name his son Otis. Some even wondered if Cruz would name his son Brian, Otis' real name.

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Yuri Sardarov as Brian Zvonecek aka Otis and Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz on 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)

Will baby Cruz be named Otis or Brian?

"OMFG IF THEY DON'T NAME BABY BOY CRUZ OTIS OR BRIAN IM GONNA RIOT #ChicagoFire," said one fan. Another added, "Please name your boy after Otis somehow, Cruz! #OneChicago #ChicagoFire." Another said, "If Cruz doesn't name that boy after Otis, I call foul. #ChicagoFire #OneChicago." One wondered if the baby boy's name could be both, "That boy's name is Brian Otis Cruz #ChicagoFire," while another placed bets, "Place your bets now, will baby boy Cruz be named Brian or Otis? #ChicagoFire."

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Joe Cruz and wife Chole on 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)

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Fans couldn't help but get emotional, with one writing, "otis would be so proud at cruz get opportunity of being a father #ChicagoFire #OneChicago #chihards." Another added, "Otis should be there for Cruz’s baby #ChicagoFire."


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'Chicago Fire' airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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