We don’t watch One Chicago just for the ships, but there are many ships to watch in these shows. So, in the interest of keeping up with one of the most important parts of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med, we’re going to be examining the progress of the featured ships every week, in a roundtable.
This is in now way meant to be exhaustive, and we’ll only be talking ships here – check out our full reviews if you want more. If you, however, want to see us talk about the love lives of our favorite doctors, firefighters, paramedics and cops …well, this is the place for you.
Once again the relationship focus was on Brettsey in Chicago Fire, with Casey and Brett having a conversation about what she deserves, one that seems to set up an end to this storyline, but not an immediate one. Do you think that conversation will lead to her realizing she doesn’t want to be with Grainger? What about Casey? What do you think he does going forward? And when are we going to get that Stellaride proposal?
Lizzie: I think conversations like the one we had between Brett and Casey this episode don’t just happen on TV without there being a reason for them. And I think Casey’s realization, at this point, the one we need him to have, the one that involves words, won’t come until Sylvie figures out her feelings, ends things with Grainger – as casual as they are – and is available again. Because then what is Matt’s excuse for not being honest about his feelings?
So this is mostly about Sylvie’s side of the equation right now, and I think though he isn’t using words, Casey being Casey just …reminded her of her feelings. He didn’t say the right thing in regards to their relationship, but he still made it clear that he cared about her and he wanted the best for her and she just stood there looking at him like … why am I with another guy again?
Going forward I assume the Grainger thing isn’t going to last – not sad for Sylvie, but for my eyeballs, as he is very attractive – and that when that ends we’ll have a couple of episodes of Sylvie and Matt just finding their footing as friends again, and then, you know …the feelings will come out. Feelings never stay hidden for long.
Finally, Stellaride. This is why I so upset at the silly drama at the beginning of the season, because this is who they are, perfect, beautiful together, and they radiate so much joy. Stella radiates so much joy when she’s with Kelly. And I just want more of that joy, believe it or not, it makes this show much more enjoyable.
Raquel: OHHH YEAH! Yes, of course I think that conversation is going to be key in so many things, especially in Brett realizing that her relationship with Grainger has no future. I keep replaying those little moments and when Casey tells her “what you deserve” she looks at him in a way … I don’t understand how she doesn’t grab his shirt, brings him closer to her and kisses him with everything she has at that moment (a girl can dream, right?), but the important thing here is that she knows that Casey is not only referring to the topic of that conversation, but to much more.
She had that moment where she realized that Casey’s advice applied to more. And I love that their friendship is back on track because that means they are close and even though neither of them dares to step over that line again, it’s only a matter of time. Like it’s only a matter of time before Casey leans on her “friend” Brett about his injury.
And let’s talk about the way Casey values Sylvie and just wants to make her see in herself what he sees in her. The way he loves her, respects her, values her … it’s just … makes me cry. As for Stellaride, when I think I can’t love them more, Severide does something so beautiful that I just want them to get married now and have lots of babies. I think a proposal may be in line towards the end of the season.
Logan: Let me start by saying, this episode was a million times better than last week’s episode! I came away from this episode feeling frustrated but encouraged. That’s the difference and the goal the show should have when writing angst for their ship. Viewers enjoy being frustrated, they don’t enjoy feeling as if they’re being played with or tortured. There’s a line there and I hope we never cross the wrong side of that line again.
I do truly believe that their big conversation this episode will lead Sylvie to begin thinking about her relationship with Grainger. Even before she spoke with Casey, Sylvie seemed lukewarm enough about Grainger that even Violet noticed. She also described them as “hanging out” which is very specifically casual terminology.
I also think that Casey encouraged Brett’s feelings for him against her will. You could see it on her face that she’s still very much in love with him and doesn’t seem to be able to help herself. After that conversation and the way he encouraged her, who can blame her?
Going forward, I think the next few episodes will be about getting Brett and Casey’s friendship and emotional connection back on track, dealing with his head injury, and leading Sylvie to realize that Grainger will never be Matt Casey — no matter how much she likes him. I’m not sure Casey will actively do anything aside from simply being the good and honest man he is, but I hope this head injury storyline is going to lead to him opening up to Brett and leaning on her the way she leaned on him with her birth mom storyline last season.
Now for Stellaride, Severide is so incredibly soft her Stella Kidd and it is everything she deserves! They are just so happy and healthy and adorable and I need Severide to get over his issues with change and realize some changes can actually improve your life! I mean really, how can marrying Stella Kidd do anything but make life better? She, like Sylvie Brett, is a total and complete eleven out of ten!
We thought Burzek was moving towards a good place, and this episode seems to put an end to that, at least temporarily, and boy, it hurt. Is Adam right to feel betrayed? Do you understand where Kim was coming from? Does Burzek still have a chance?
Lizzie: This was literally my worst case scenario, that the show would decide oh, two happy couples, no way, and here it seems like they have. Of course, this isn’t a “make it or break it” situation, I don’t think, but it’s still another bump in a road that has had more bumps than anything. If you were on the Burzek road you might have pulled over a long time ago, because who wants to stay on such complicated terrain.
Of course, hope isn’t lost because this is TV, but I do feel this is meant to be a temporary pause, that annoys me, because there was setup for so much more.
As for whose side I’m on in this one …I don’t think Kim having doubts means anything about her feelings for Adam, doubts are normal, and he was acting a bit off, so doubts don’t mean she doesn’t love him or trust him, doubts mean she’s trying to protect him from his worst parts. I believe he reacted too harshly to that, probably because …he was scared too. Not just about the situation, but about what he was willing to do. And to see that reflected in Kim was just …too much to handle.
Raquel: God, this hurt like hell. I understand both positions, I really understand where Kim is coming from and it is so difficult to say something here that feels correct because maybe we say something but then we are in that situation, in that position, and we do the opposite.
However, I understand both of them and love them because they want to protect themselves even from, well, themselves but I think Adam is right about this. That is to say, that feeling of betrayal is a bitter taste in the mouth that, although he, later and coldly thinking about it, can understand Kim’s reasons, it will be difficult to forget. On the other hand, Adam was so emotional throughout the episode (a normal reaction), that I can understand Kim’s fear but … she must know him better by now and sometimes it’s just about being there, forgetting our own fears and trusting, it’s hard but worth it.
She should have known better because it is Adam and they have shared so many things, she knows him … and I think she, rationally, knows that but she was carried away by fear. That is what fear does for you.
And part of being together, when they get back together (I say when and not “if” because Burzek will come back), she must overcome these doubts and must trust him in the same way that he trusts her. I think that answers the last question but, in case there is any doubt, Burzek have overcome things much worse than this so I don’t doubt that they will be able to overcome this, although they will have to work on it, Kim will have to work on her fears and on her doubts (which may be due to the fact that she doesn’t completely trust Adam after what happened) and Adam will have to forget and forgive that feeling of betrayal.
Logan: Oh man, it’s so difficult because I do see both sides. Adam had been very emotional that whole episode, understandably so, and he’d been saying so very worrisome things. It’s hard to predict what people will do when something hits that close to home. But if it were me, I would also like to hope that the people who know and love me best would never doubt me. So, I understand both sides and I honestly have no idea what I would do or how I would react in a situation like that.
That being said, these two have been through so much worse than this. I have to believe that Burzek can weather this storm too!
Mancel is happy and flirty and open, always a good foundation. Are you feeling confident about where that is going? Meanwhile, there’s Ethan and Will and ….are we headed for *another* love triangle in Chicago Med Is that something anyone wants?
Lizzie: Maybe I’m a cynic, but the cuter Mancel is the more I worry it isn’t going to last. This show just doesn’t have a good track record of happiness, shipping wise. Especially with such a new ship. So I feel like I’m just bracing and not even truly enjoying, something that’s on Chicago Med at this point. How can I invest if I’m always afraid of what’s coming?
And this applies to the stupid Ethan/Will rivalry again. Not over a girl. Please, no. I’m asking you, from the bottom of my heart. You’ve already made Will Halstead, one of my favorites when this show began, into, at times, one of the most insufferable characters on One Chicago, don’t make it worse and drag Ethan into it.
Raquel: Yes, I feel confident that Mancel is going to move forward in the right way, at least for a while. They are cute so I hope they last long enough to make me totally fall in love with them. As for Will and Ethan, why don’t Chexton get together and Will stay single for a while? Nobody wants another love triangle, especially when it involves Will, he needs to be single. For a long time. He needs to fix a few problems.
Logan: Mancel is my sole canon ship that is actually happening and when all three of the new seasons started I never would have guessed they’d be this adorable and solid when my other ships are so shaky! I’m not complaining but of all my ships they’re the newest! It was unexpected! I am very happy but also very wary! Med has proven that it cannot keep a couple together for more than a season at a time. I’m hopeful they could change that if they wanted to but the question is…do they want to?
Also, can they let Ethan and Will just continue to clash over work? That makes the most sense if they have to clash at all. I’m still trying to get a handle on what this show is doing with Ethan and April and not at all prepared for Ethan to be in a love triangle that doesn’t include her. And didn’t Will’s journey this season begin with him trying to get his career back on track? Why are they distracting him with a love triangle? I’m very confused about this Ethan and Will rivalry to be honest.