“Chicago Fire” Season 5 has been pretty intense. Steven R. McQueen, who plays Jimmy Borelli, has exited the show. The character suffered a devastating injury, and what happened will impact not only Borelli, but also the people he works with in Firehouse 51. Among those who will be heavily affected by what happened is Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker).
Borelli and Boden have not been on good terms, and the injury will be difficult to take for Boden. In an interview with CarterMatt, the actor said that though what happened to Borelli will be hard for his character to deal with, viewers will also see that there had been other experiences that were hard for Boden to go through.
“What happened to Jimmy Borelli is a very sad thing, and he feels partly responsible for not speaking to the higher-ups above him and saying ‘he’s not ready for work because he’s grieving,’” Walker said. “He knew it, he tried to absorb it, he tried to be the adult about it, but it turned out really bad.”
“But we, as a firehouse, have to move on. Boden will keep up contact with Borelli and will go out and see him because that’s a long recovery. With the other firefighters, the main thing he’s gotta do is push them to do their job,” the actor added.
Walker also teased the episode they are doing about 9/11. The episode, inspired by the actual events that transpired during the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York, will air Nov. 22, according to Entertainment Weekly.
While waiting for the said developments in the show’s story, fans can enjoy watching the happenings in episode 4, “Nobody Else Is Dying Today.” The synopsis for the episode reads: “Casey is forced to use extreme measures to save a father and daughter from an acid spill; Dawson and Brett respond to an elderly woman who has a difficult senior advocate; Otis shares some exciting news.”
“Chicago Fire” Season 5 airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. on NBC.