Firehouse 51’s First Couple: Look Back at Christopher Herrman and Cindy’s Relationship on Chicago Fire
The sizzling saga of Christopher Herrmann and Cindy’s relationship on Chicago Fire has captivated audiences ever since viewers’ first brush with them. They’re a couple with a sturdy foundation and a love for one another that you can feel practically coming off the TV screen. And Christopher (David Eigenberg) and Cindy’s (Robyn Coffin) journey, rife with trials and triumphs, has been a cornerstone of the drama since it began airing.
In Season 11, Christopher and Cindy seemed to be at a bit of a crossroads in their relationship, Cindy squared off against one of her biggest challenges yet: a health scare that threatened to change one of the most rock-solid relationships of Chicago Fire proper. While it’s unlikely we’ll have to say goodbye to Cindy anytime soon, we can always go back and look at how Christopher Herrmann and Cindy’s relationship on Chicago Fire has been a testament to their love’s enduring flame, even as the two have navigated birth, financial crises and illness.
These are some of the defining milestones of their relationship, from early challenges to where they stand today.
Season 11, Episode 20: Christopher Herrmann and Cindy’s Relationship Strengthens
After yelling at his son, Cindy tells Hermann he has some anger issues, which prompts him to try and calm down. He vows to be a better man now that it seems his wife’s cancer scare is no longer a threat. After all this time, he still wants to be better — he doesn’t want to lose the love of his life, and he won’t take what he has for granted anymore.
Season 11, Episode 17: Cindy Is Cancer Free
After finding out Cindy had cancer, the couple was distraught with what might be facing them. She underwent chemotherapy after the initial surgery to remove her tumor did not work as expected. She and Hermann learn that the chemotherapy ended up ridding her of cancer, however — and the moment she found out was one of the most touching moments Chicago Fire has ever seen. She stared into her husband’s eyes as the two cried and embraced. The nightmare seemed to be over.
Season 11, Episode 11: Cindy Is Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
When Cindy stays in bed with a cough, Christopher tells her he’ll take care of the kids and to get some rest. Unfortunately, her cough persists, and Cindy eventually has a CT scan to investigate the issue. Christopher learns she has lung cancer, but has trouble believing it since he’s the one who fights fires. She’s scheduled for surgery as the pair work to fight through what might be the biggest hurdle they’ve ever faced.
Season 9, Episode 16: Cindy Suffers a Health Scare
In this nerve-wracking episode, the Herrmann family is shaken to its core when Cindy suffers a severe health scare. The threat of losing Cindy sends waves of fear through the family, especially Christopher. However, it’s in this trying time that the strength of their bond shines through. Christopher stands unwaveringly by Cindy’s side, because he’s in this for the long haul, as he’s demonstrated throughout the entirety of the series thus far.
Season 7, Episode 18: Christopher Herrmann’s Emotional Speech For Cindy
This emotionally charged episode sees Christopher expressing his heartfelt gratitude and love for Cindy in a tribute at the Firehouse. His eloquent speech is enough to make anyone cry as he proclaims his love and appreciation for the woman who’s always been there for him, no matter what. This episode reminds us just how great the pair get along and care about each other, even when things get tough – and they’ve been down several times over the course of this series.
Season 6, Episode 9: Christopher Herrmann and Cindy’s Wedding Anniversary
This episode sees Cindy and Christopher celebrating a significant milestone — their wedding anniversary. It’s a testament to their enduring relationship on Chicago Fire. They look back on their journey together, from the opening of Molly’s North to the birth of their fifth child Kenny, and reaffirm their deep love for one another. It’s an emotional time – and one that drives home just how much the pair actually need the other in their lives. After every difficult trial they’ve faced together, in the end they want to come home to their partner.
Season 2, Episode 12: Christopher Herrmann’s Promotion at Firehouse 51
Christopher’s promotion at the firehouse brings a mixed bag of emotions. While it’s a proud moment for the veteran firefighter, it also brings new pressures and responsibilities. However, Cindy’s unwavering support during this transition helps ease Christopher’s burden. Though Hermann himself is unsure he can take on this new position, Cindy reaffirms his abilities and shows how much she believes in him.
Season 1, Episode 24: Christopher Herrmann and Cindy Welcome Their Fifth Child
In this emotional episode, the couple’s relationship takes a joyous turn with the birth of their fifth child, Kenny. The joy of welcoming a new member into their family, coupled with the inherent challenges of adjusting to this new dynamic, marks a significant milestone in their journey together. Though Cindy suffered some serious complications while bringing Kenny into the world, it ultimately brought the pair together to become an even stronger couple.
Season 1, Episode 14: Christopher Herrmann Buys Molly’s With Cindy’s Support
Christopher decides to pursue a new business opportunity, marking a significant step in his career. However, this comes with unforeseen risks. Cindy, ever the supportive partner, encourages him to chase his dreams. He wants to purchase an old bar (later known as Molly’s) and spruce it up a bit, but he needs additional investors to agree to support him — and once he does get them on board, the deal is complete. This pivotal moment is a testament to the pair’s trust in each other, even when it seems the chips are down.
Season 1, Episode 1: Chicago Fire Introduces Christopher Herrmann and Cindy
The Chicago Fire pilot introduces us to Christopher Herrmann and Cindy, laying the foundation of their relationship — and from the beginning, we can see how much they care about each other. This episode serves partially as a window into their lives, offering a glimpse into their relationship and the challenges they face, especially as Christopher finds himself seriously injured.