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'Chicago Fire' First Look: Severide squares off with (shirtless) Shane McRae -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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On last week’s Chicago Fire, Severide (Taylor Kinney) was ready to go under the knife to repair a serious shoulder injury that has plagued him most of the season and was facing a lengthy downtime as a result. This week’s episode finds post-surgery Severide coming face-to-face with someone from his past (Shane McRae), a firefighter who entered the firehouse while he was away and is set to recur starting this week.

Tease: It’s not going to be a fond reunion because Severide was once engaged to his sister!

But while Severide won’t be thrilled about encountering McRae’s (The Help) Eric Whaley, we can’t say we’re dreading his arrival. Why? See this second exclusive photo below.

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McRae debuts on the Feb. 6 episode of Chicago Fire, airing at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Originally posted February 4 2013 — 9:52 AM EST

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