Where is Miranda Rae Mayo's Stella Kidd on 'Chicago Fire'?

Where is Miranda Rae Mayo's Stella Kidd on 'Chicago Fire'?
Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd in 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)

It hurts when one of your favorite characters leaves a show. It hurts even more when they leave the show without even getting a befitting farewell and that’s what happened when viewers didn’t get to see much of Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) in Season 10 of ‘Chicago Fire’. Those who are massive fans of the series know how important Kidd has been at Firehouse 51 and to see a character like that just leave everything was a hard pill to swallow.

For a while, fans got really worried about her absence from the show and questioned if she has a future in the series or not. However, viewers took a sigh of relief when Mayo's character made an appearance in Episode 9 of Season 10 and met her colleagues.


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Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd (Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd (Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

However, a lot of rumors started floating around when she was not featured on the show and people believed that Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) might have cheated on her with some other woman. Although these rumors turned out to be baseless, there was a lot of curiosity to know why did she leave Firehouse 51 for a considerable amount of time and where her character was? If you want to know the answer, then keep on reading.

Where is Stella on ‘Chicago Fire’?

After being absent for the first half of Season 10, Kidd made a cameo appearance in Episode 9 that made her fans really happy. As soon as the episode ended, everyone started wondering whether she will be back after the show returned from its winter break. Fortunately, Kidd was there when the show returned for the next batch of episodes in January 2022. But there was a logical explanation for her absence.

Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd in 'Chicago Fire' (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd in 'Chicago Fire' (Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

According to some mentions in Season 10, Kidd was traveling to Boston for setting up her ‘Girls on Fire’ program. As the show progressed, her name got mentioned in a few episodes and viewers also got to know that she is busy doing important work in Boston. However, we never got to see her leaving for Boston.

But she returned to the show and didn’t take much time in doing what she does best -- helping people. So, this means that Stella Kidd is back at FIREHOUSE 51 and has donned her uniform again. Also, a life-changing event took place during the finale of Season 10. We all know that Severide and Kidd got engaged inside a “burning building” in Season 9 and everyone was waiting for them to get married.

Finally, fans got what they wanted as the duo married each other in the Season 10 finale. The upcoming season will see Kidd as one of the most important members of the team and a leader in her own right.

'Chicago Fire' returns to NBC with a new season on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 9 pm EST. 

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