Chicago Fire season 6 on set: David Eigenberg hints at change in Herrmann – Otis relationship


David EigenbergWhile you may be waiting until the new year in order to see the next new episode of Chicago Fire season 6, there are many things worth looking forward to seeing! One of the most entertaining storylines coming up is the possible birth of Molly’s North, which for the time being is a bar going out of business named Mac’s. Otis seemed primed to try and take the bar over — romance could be a motivating factor in that, but he’s shown over time to be a good businessman and he may be able to turn this place into a success.

Is Otis going to have the support of Herrmann in the process? It’s understandable to question it, given that the Herrmann character has been skeptical MANY times over of some of his plans. Yet, Molly’s North may mark a significant change in how Herrmann chooses to perceive and treat Otis. This is something that David Eigenberg himself teased to CarterMatt during the One Chicago Day press tour we recently attended in the Windy City:

“I think there’s been a remarkable shift this year with the writers. They’ve looked towards Otis [and changed it up]. I’ve always given Otis a beatdown, always been cynical of his abilities; but, this year they’ve given him an ability to execute and follow through. We’ll see what happens with it, but I really am happy and I really like the bar that they chose.”

If Herrmann and Otis are more of a team and more supportive of one another, does that mean that they can really rule the Chicago bar scene? We always did wonder what would happen if the two combined their powers to such a degree that they really saw their business accelerate. There are also some other interesting questions that could come out of this, including whether or not we could end up seeing these two characters ever becoming so successful that they didn’t need to be working at Firehouse 51 anymore. There could be an interesting storyline to come out of that down the road, given that we do think that these two really do love what they do. It’s hard to imagine them ever wanting to walk away from it even if financially they didn’t need to hold on to the gig anymore.

New episodes of Chicago Fire air on NBC starting on Thursday, January 4 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. As a means to learn more about that episode, we suggest that you head over to the link here to read some more interviews from One Chicago Day!

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