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The Vampire Diaries Reunion You Might Have Missed On Chicago Fire

The "One Chicago" franchise consists of some of television's most popular current shows — this all began with "Chicago Fire" when it premiered in October of 2012. Created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, "Chicago Fire" follows the personal and professional lives of the employees at the fictional Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department, including firefighters, rescue personnel, and paramedics. The show stars Jesse Spencer as Lieutenant Matthew Casey, Monica Raymund as Paramedic in Charge Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson, and David Eigenberg as Senior Firefighter Christopher Herrmann, amongst many others in the large ensemble cast.

Another major cast member is Taylor Kinney, who plays Lieutenant Kelly Severide, the charismatic officer in charge of Squad 3. But years before Kinney was playing a lieutenant on "Chicago Fire," he had an arc on another popular television show: "The Vampire Diaries." According to IMDb, he appeared in 10 episodes of the CW teen drama as Mason Lockwood, the uncle — and fellow werewolf — of Mystic Falls teen Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino).

And in 2015, while "The Vampire Diaries" was still on the air, there was a "Vampire Diaries" reunion on "Chicago Fire" when one of Kinney's co-stars showed up for a 25-episode arc. For those of you who may have forgotten — or missed the reunion altogether — here's which "Vampire Diaries" cast member also showed up on "Chicago Fire," and reunited with Kinney.

Steven R. McQueen played Jimmy Borrelli on Chicago Fire

From 2009 to 2017, Steven R. McQueen played Jeremy Gilbert, the younger brother of protagonist Elena (Nina Dobrev), on "The Vampire Diaries" (via IMDb). Throughout the series, Jeremy is one of the few main characters to remain human — although he did die and was later resurrected. He remained a main cast member through the first six seasons, then returned for Season 8 in a guest role.

Right around the time McQueen left his main role on "The Vampire Diaries," he took on a new role in "Chicago Fire," beginning with the Season 4 premiere. He played Jimmy Borrelli, a Firefighter Candidate at Firehouse 51. After a full season playing a major role in the action, Jimmy was written out at the beginning of Season 5 — after being injured, it is implied that Jimmy will no longer be able to work as a firefighter, and his family moves him to a long-term care facility.

While Jimmy and Kelly Severide's storylines aren't necessarily intertwined, the two crossed paths on several occasions throughout Season 4 — much to the delight of any "Vampire Diaries" fans. One of their key scenes involved Jimmy showing up at Severide's apartment to discuss a decision made by Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) in relation to the death of Jimmy's brother Danny (Andy Ahrens).

All in all, for "Vampire Diaries" fans looking to see the cast members in other projects, look no further than Season 4 (and the beginning of Season 5) of "Chicago Fire."