The firemen at firehouse 51 were under plenty of heat last season both dealing with fires and dealing with the other problems that come with a high stress job. It looks like the pressure is not going to let up anytime soon either. When season 2 of the NBC drama returns on September 24th, the men and women of 51 will have yet another person to worry about - - Michelle Forbes. Forbes recently earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a grieving mother on 'The Killing.'
Forbes has been added as recurring character on the Dick Wolf drama and she will be keeping a close eye on 51. Some of her previous credits include regular roles on 'Prison Break', 'true Blood' and 'The Killing'. Forbes will play Gail McLeod, a high-ranking consultant with the State Fire Marshal’s Office who has to watch city budgets and performance for the firehouses of Chicago. This could mean some big changes for the firefighters on ‘Chicago Fire’.
I did not know what to expect at first from ‘Chicago Fire’, but I gave the first season a try and was pulled right in to the characters and storyline. I am looking forward to season 2 and I think that Forbes will make a good addition to the cast. There has been a lot going on down at the firehouse lately and they could use some extra eyes keeping a look out for everyone, even though I am sure they will not like it.
Are you looking forward to seeing Michelle Forbes on ‘Chicago Fire’ when it returns this fall on NBC?