Steven R. McQueen

Chicago Fire: How Jimmy's departure will affect Firehouse 51

Saying goodbye to a character on television is never easy, for both the viewers and the other characters. But, as Chicago Fire co-creator Michael Brandt reminds us following the departure of Steven R. McQueen’s Jimmy Borelli on Tuesday night, the show must go on.

And that’s exactly what the men and women of Firehouse 51 will do in next week’s episode, he tells EW.

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Chicago Fire adds Vampire Diaries alum Steven R. McQueen

The Vampire Diaries’ Jeremy Gilbert might have left Mystic Falls to be a vampire hunter, but actor Steven R. McQueen is headed to Chicago, and it looks like he’ll be hunting something a little less supernatural.

McQueen has joined NBC’s Chicago Fire in a recurring role as new candidate Jimmy Borelli. In other words, let’s hope he can cook. 

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Steven R. McQueen previews Jeremy's Vampire Diaries farewell

After six seasons, multiple love interests, and even more death scenes, Jeremy is leaving Mystic Falls for good in Thursday night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, after which Steven R. McQueen will no longer be a series regular.

As a character, Jeremy’s come a long way from the days of being Elena’s emo younger brother who couldn’t stop talking about Vicki Donovan. Now, he’s an ex-vampire hunter who knows exactly what it means to live in a world full of vampires, hybrids, witches, and ghosts. And in honor of his last hour on the show, we talked to McQueen about what fans can expect from his farewell and whether Jeremy finally forgave Damon for snapping his neck in season two:

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Vampire Diaries team talks losing two characters, what's next

The only thing worse than losing a character is losing two characters … in the same episode. In tonight’s Vampire Diaries, fans said goodbye to two familiar faces—Liz Forbes and Jeremy Gilbert—both of whom have been around since season 1, back when magic was a mystery and The Originals didn’t exist.

After weeks of build-up, Liz finally died of cancer, while Jeremy—in a twist—went off to live life as a vampire hunter. Elena, of course, thinks he’s at art school, but what she doesn’t know won’t hurt her (though it might hurt Alaric).

We got some intel on both the characters’ goodbyes, as well as what’s next, from executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries, writer Brian Young, and the actors themselves, Marguerite MacIntyre (Liz Forbes) and Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert).

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