Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday Chicago Fire. Continue at your own risk!
Chicago Fire‘s return Wednesday was tough for various’ senders, with not one but two pairings taking a hit.
First, Casey and Brett had a much-needed conversation about the abrupt end of their make-out session. “My feelings for you, they’re genuine, Sylvie, regardless of Gabby,” Casey reassured the blonde, who quickly replied, “There’s no ‘regardless of Gabby.̵
To make things very clear, Brett added, “What happened between us, it can not happen again. Ever. “And even though she does not want to lose Casey’s friendship, Brett asked him to give her” some space right now “because she” can not go back to how things were “before locking her lips.
Casey later confessed to Severide that he had no contact with or really thought about his ex-wife for several months. “Sylvie has been the only one in mind,” he admitted. But she wants space, and the strength of his emotions is precisely why he needs to retire. “Maybe it’s best,” Casey concluded.
Elsewhere, Severide discovered that people were gossiping about Stella’s rapid climb up the CFD ladder, and how sleeping with a connected firefighter probably didn’t hurt her. Like his friend, Severide decided to give Stella a place instead of helping her study for the lieutenant exam, which he promised. When Severide offered his girlfriend a vague apology instead of explaining the situation, Stella noticed her “strange” behavior towards Brett.
Below, showrunner Derek Haas gets a preview of the new characters that will prevent Brett and Casey’s potential romance, revealing how worried Severide and Stella fans should be.
TVLINE | Casey says he will give Brett her space – or at least that’s what he tells Severide. How steadfast will he be in it? Will he actually follow up with that, or will he perhaps fight for Brett?
There will be some more obstacles thrown against this relationship with regard to some new characters arriving in the next episode. There’s a look at Casey’s face that you will know when you see it in episode 4. I thought Jesse Spencer did a very good job of conveying a lot with just a glance … This will not be smooth sailing in some time of them.
TVLINE | Are these new characters new love interests?
They are, I would say, potential blockages for a Brett / Casey relationship.
TVLINE | Brett is really convinced that Gabby will always be a problem, but Casey says he hasn’t really thought about her lately. So is that something they can reconcile?
I do not know. Honestly, I can tell you the origin of it, and where I felt it was a very honest conversation is that on our show we try our damned as writers to acknowledge and honor the story of the show. That’s why we come up with characters that haven’t existed in seven seasons, like when Severide went and got the door from the ambulance to honor the memory of Shay. And with Gabby, the audience watched six years of this relationship between Casey and Gabby, and then she came back last season – at this point actually – and they slept together again. So this is not something you can just pull on, and Brett knew Gabby really well. So when Casey says, “Well, regardless of Gabby,” and Brett says, “There’s no one ‘regardless of Gabby,” “that made me feel really honest and how it would happen in real life.
TVLINE | But the fact that he says he has not really thought about Gabby recently does that mean he has moved on? Has he had a closure in the relationship?
Well, he might think so, but I’m not sure that’s true.
TVLINE | And it does not appear that Brett would believe it. They do not appear to be on the same page.
No. That is a very good description.
TVLINE | Severide keeps his distance from Stella because he learns what people say about her and the potential job promotion. How much of a toll does it cost their relationship?
It gets bad because Severide can be frustrating because he does not always express what he is thinking.[[[[Laughs]And sometimes he gets these ideas for how he handles things that he thinks are best and are not aware that he is doing harm. But in his mind he is doing the right thing and he wants Stella to achieve her dreams on her terms and does not want anyone to think that there was any kind of favoritism or shortcut to her. So he thinks he is doing the right thing, but will it be interpreted correctly? Probably not.
Fire fans, leave comments with your thoughts on Casey / Brett and Stella / Severide’s problems.