Based on some preliminary information that is out there, you probably should expect that it could venture into a few dark places.
The title for this next new episode is “Carry Me,” and obviously when you hear that, you are going to have some fears regarding someone in help. Maybe this is a reference to some physical support, but you also should consider that it could be a reference to some emotional support, as well. This is going to be a time where a lot of different characters are going to do what they can to recover from hardship, and there are a number of different things that they may need.
Synopsis – “Casey (Jesse Spencer) goes to drastic measures to help his friend Kannell (guest star Kamal Angelo Bolden). Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) helps an old widow come to terms with letting go, but realizes he may be the one needing help. Otis (Yuri Sadarov) and Cruz (Joe Minoso) deal with surprises when they find a new roommate to move in. Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Brett (Kara Killmer) get crafty to save a young girl.”
For those interested in more about the Kannell character, the biggest thing that we can say about this for the time being is that this is far from the final time you’re going to be seeing him on the show. This is a character who could evolve into having a big role beyond this season based on how the arc is perceived, so that is something to keep in mind as you get closer to the episode airing.
As for Severide, our heart could break for him.