Chicago Fire Season 11, from start to finish, had plenty of moments that left us speechless, talked about, and made us laugh. And so when the star of the series daniel kyrie (who plays firefighter Darren Ritter) stopped by StrippedPixel, we had to take the opportunity to get him to share his reactions to some of them, from the smaller, funnier moments to the bigger, final conclusion.
Early in the season, there were some heartbreaking moments. With the writing on the wall since Casey (Jesse Spencer) left Chicago and his and Brett’s (Kara Killmer) conversation in the season 10 finale premiere saw the long-distance couple break up (over the phone). Then, even though we knew it was coming thanks to a promo warning us of the fact, it was still hard to watch the death of Chief Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) — especially given the reaction of his girlfriend Violet (Hanako Greensmith).
Then Herrmann (David Eigenberg) wife Cindy (Robyn Coffin) has been diagnosed with cancer. “My reaction was grief, concern, concern for my lieutenant and his family. It was a tough one,” says Kyri.
And then there were the moments we loved watching, from Ritter turning Ramsey’s threats on him to Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Herrmann wrangling goats during a call while the others they were watching (and laughing).
All of this led to two major moments to end the season. First, Mouch (Christian Proud) was wounded in the line of duty, and although he wasn’t shot, as everyone initially feared when the 51st was hiding from a sniper, the shrapnel did some serious damage. Casey then proposed to Brett – and we were left waiting to hear her answer!
Watch the video above to see Kyri’s hilarious (and adorable and sweet) reactions to these moments and more.
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