Why is 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 8 not airing this week? Here's what to expect when NBC drama returns

'Escape Route' will hopefully bring us the interpersonal storylines we've been waiting for

Why is 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 8 not airing this week? Here's what to expect when NBC drama returns
Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide on 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)
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Spoilers for 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 'Escape Route'

Since episode 7 'Dead of Winter' and the pairing of Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) solving a case involving a fire at the homeless shelter, many have been wondering when the next episode will air. Since the ending of Episode 7 didn't see a promo for Episode 8, it leaves us without much to go on, but all things considered, we can discuss the storyline exploration from the ones that we already know.

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There is no official reason as to why the show is taking a break, but it can be assumed that the COVID-19 production delays could be a cause. Many productions halted during the pandemic, and while some shows are airing episodes they have already filmed before the pandemic, others are now starting to film new ones. It would make sense to space out the episode that has already filmed, so well, the show can go on.

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Read on to find out when the NBC drama returns and what to expect.

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When will 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 8 air?

According to Futon Critic, 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 8 titled 'Escape Route' will air on March 10, 2021, at 9 pm EST on NBC.

What wil 'Escape Route' be about?

Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer on 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)

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As of now, there is no official synopsis released for the upcoming episode. But, anyhow, we're expecting to see more on how Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) is as a father as the previous episode revealed that he's having a son with his wife Chloe. We're really hoping the baby boy is named Otis, but nothing of that sort has been revealed as of yet. We're also waiting to see if Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) passes her exam and becomes a lieutenant, not to mention we want more on her relationship with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney). Also, will Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) finally get together? 

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