SPOIL ALERT: Don’t read on if you haven’t seen Wednesday’s episode.
Chicago fire loses another paramedic from his troop. This time, the NBC drama bids farewell to another character in Wednesday’s episode. Now in its ninth season, the story follows the firefighters, rescue team, and paramedics at Chicago Firehouse 51.
Adriyan Rae, who has joined this season as new nurse Gianna Mackey, is falling victim to the writing of the season.
TV Line reports that in Wednesday’s episode, Mackey was offered a new position at another fire station, which offered opportunities for advancement.
Unspecified “private reasons” were given as an official explanation for the departure by showrunner Derek Haas. said EW.com. “To hear that as a showrunner, you absolutely respect what an actor needs. All I can say is we love her and I know she will be great in other shows. And she left 51 on very good terms, so there’s a chance we can verify her. We are always looking for something to boost a crossover! I don’t think we saw Mackey’s last in Firehouse 51. ”