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Chicago Fire Recruits Scandal Alum Brian White as New Captain

Another shakeup is in store for Firehouse 51.

Chicago Fire has tapped Brian White — who recently was set free on Scandal and currently appears on Mistresses — for a recurring role on Season 4, our sister site Deadline reports.

White will play Dallas Patterson, the new captain of the squad.

Chicago Fire — which returns Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 10/9c — cast The Vampire DiariesSteven R. McQueen as a fresh candidate last week.

White’s other TV credits include Hostages, Beauty and the Beast, Men of a Certain Age and The Shield.

Chicago Fire fans, hit the comments with your thoughts about whose spot Patterson might fill.

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  1. livvy says:

    Does that mean the chief is out?

  2. Cc says:

    Noooo. What about Boden?

  3. Maryann says:

    Boden is one of my favorite characters so what gives?!!!

  4. crog says:

    Boden is the battalion chief, not a captain, so this guy is probably someone at like hq or something

  5. Bwhit says:

    This said Captain of squad, Severide is in charge of squad so are they bringing in a higher up to supervise squad 3? Boden’s title is chief so I don’t think this has anything to do with him. This is confusing wording for the description! Guess it will all make sense come October.

  6. Alyse says:

    Biden is the chief. Severide is the captain of squad, I don’t know why someone would be taking his spot though. I would think this guy would take Casey’s place on truck since he’s missing

  7. Alice says:

    It seems like they’re always getting rid of good characters like Shay and Mills to bring in new people. It’s like a different cast every year. Just stick to the same cast and go a few more years before they change the cast. It seems to much to be doing that every year.

  8. graze says:

    Say what? Is he filling in for Lieutenant Severide or does he take over for Severide since he outranks him as Captain or is this just confusion in title of who leads the squad since there aren’t any captains the Firehouse 51 right now.

    What’s weird is that Casey is missing so they’d need a Lieutenant to fill in on the truck, not the squad this season is my guess.

  9. Julia says:

    I loved him in Scandal & MIstresses…’ll def love him in CF

  10. Cassie says:

    Boden is Chief of the house, Severide is the lieutenant in charge of squad so I’m curious as to how the captain of squad plays in to this.

    • Travis says:

      He simply works a different shift normally. He would be second in command at the house and in charge at scene if no battalion chief is there. Severide is only in charge of Squad on his shift, there are still two other shifts that each apparatus has a Cpt. or Lt. in charge.

  11. LeeLee Smith says:

    just as long as he is taking off his clothes, i’ll don’t care whose role he takes. hehehee.i love the show.

  12. Moonlight4evr says:

    I loved him in Moonlight

  13. bluefairy says:

    He looks familiar, but I can’t place him. Who was he playing on Scandal?

  14. Yoki says:

    Bet he will play a jerk. He plays that well.

  15. Travis says:

    Each station has a captain who is on top of the command structure at the station unless the station also has a battalion chief… in this case the captain is second in command and rides the second seat in an apparatus. In this case its stated he is on squad. On each apparatus where there is no captain there would be a lieutenant who is in command of that apparatus but reports to either the captain or battalion chief. Severdide is Lt on Squad, but only on his shift, there are two other shifts who work at 51 so they also need Lt. on each apparatus or in the case of squad, one of the shifts is led by the Captain. It sounds like we may be seeing this new character make an appearance from a different shift.

  16. JeRe says:

    In terms of firehouse rank, a captain is lower than batallion chief (Boden) but higher than a lieutenant (Severide, Casey). That seems to me to mean none of those guys are necessarily out. We just have a new guy who can create some drama with rank.

  17. Valerie says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out his position too and since Severide is a lieutenant apparently a captain is being introduced over squad. Oh and TVLine don’t forget Brian is also a Moonlight alum!

  18. bj says:

    Nooooo! I really like Boden so I hope he’s not replacing him..

  19. Jeri says:

    Hope they don’t ruin the show with all the changes & new cast. I am a Steven McQueen fan, though.

  20. Boden is cool.Please don’t tell me he is out.Some shows are best left alone without killing them off,or supposedly they have relocated. They did it to us with Mills.Hopefully not with Boden

  21. msbird says:

    Isn’t Severide in a spot of trouble right about now..This new Captain tho.

  22. Janet says:

    Is the old chief out or is this a temp position I really like the old chief he is fantastic


  23. Patti says:

    Severide, from what I learned in a spoiler, is demoted for some unannounced reason. Patterson may take the reins of Squad 3. But we all know he can take the rank, he can swipe the position, but he will never have the respect of Severide. Respect isn’t an entitlement, it’s earned.

  24. Cheryl says:

    If they let go of chief Biden I will stop watching the show

  25. Gutsy says:

    Nor crazy about either of new actors or their character…..hope no other characters are going to be replaced by these two. Been outstanding cast and would really not like to see changes!