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The Worst Chicago Fire Episode Of Season 6, According To IMDb

With 10 seasons and counting (an 11th season has already been greenlit) under its belt, NBC's "Chicago Fire" has managed to stoke up quite a fanbase. Those fans are definitely here for the show's 10th season; per TVLine, the ratings have generally been holding steady at 7 million viewers a week. It's all been good news as the show passes its 10-season mark and grapples with a series of recent cast changes.

But even the most popular of shows have their stumbles and backslides. Take, for example, Season 6 of "Chicago Fire." It was a season that saw lots of family drama — Gabriella Dawson's (Monica Raymund) father is stabbed, and her relationship with Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) hits a rough patch when she learns she cannot safely carry a child to term, which causes them to look toward adoption to flesh out their family. Meanwhile, Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) runs for commissioner, Brian "Otis" Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov) gets injured at a call and butts heads with Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo). The team also buries some of their own after a disastrous warehouse fire.

Out of all of these dramatic moments and death-defying moment-packed episodes, which one did IMDb viewers find to be the weakest of the season?

Audiences gave the lowest rating to The Whole Point of Being Roommates

Per IMDb voters, "The Whole Point of Being Roommates," Episode 8 of Season 6, is the worst episode of the season. It currently has an average rating of 7.8 out of 10, which sounds impressive, but in a season filled with episodes rated 8.0 or higher, it's the lowest-ranked outing. 

"The Whole Point of Being Roommates" focuses on Gabby's relationship with Bria (Quinn Cooke), a teen she's become protective of after rescuing her from a fire during the previous episode, "A Man's Legacy." Gabby thinks Bria is hiding something, and it turns out to be true — her father is a drug addict, and Gabby is called upon to save his life, then keep him and Bria together when Gabby calls a rescue to make sure he's all right. Elsewhere, the team gossips about Sylvie Brett's (Kara Killmer) renewed relationship with Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), and Chief Boden deals with a visit from his brother-in-law, who instantly makes himself a nuisance.

There haven't been any comments posted to the episode's IMDb page yet, but fans posting to the "Chicago Fire" subreddit about the episode had an easy time pinpointing what they didn't like about the episode. They complained that "The Whole Point of Being Roommates" doesn't cut the mustard when it comes to writing or character work, and many complained about the episode's focus on Gabby. "It's become the Dawson hour. I don't get it. She's absolutely unlikable at this point," wrote u/theghostwhorocks. "Chicago Fire has gotten bad. Feels like a soap opera," a deleted user opined. "Terrible terrible writing," remarked u/awildwoodsmanappears. Since the show has subsequently survived for four more seasons, perhaps "The Whole Point of Being Roommates" is a minor misstep.