We were blessed with so much Brettsey content in this week’s Chicago Fire 9×11 “A Couple Hundred Degrees,” and I loved every single minute of it. The looks between those two, my god! This was a big episode for Brettsey, as Casey was finally able to open up to Brett. Not about his feelings for her, but about his head injury, which I still consider a win. The future looks bright for Brettsey, guys. That being said, I wouldn’t mind if Brettsey made like that wrench and turned the heat up a couple hundred degrees.
Brett chose Casey over Grainger. She chose to be there for Casey as he deals with his head injury, just like he was there for her during all her birth mom stuff, instead of going on a ski trip with Grainger. It says a lot that Brett is prioritizing the appointment with Casey over the ski trip with Grainger. Her priorities clearly lie with Casey, and I think that’s beautiful. She’s clearly not over Casey, no matter what she tells herself. Not only that, but Casey was able to open up to Brett about his head injury and his fears regarding it when he hadn’t open up about that to anyone else, not even Severide. I think he’s starting to realize that he can be a different level of vulnerable with her.
Brettsey is starting to balance each other in a really nice way. Last season, Casey offered to go visit Brett’s birth mom with her in order to be there for her, and now Brett is volunteering to go to the doctor with Casey in order to be there for him. The parallel there is pure art. I love that they both wanted to go with each other so that the other would feel comfortable. There was probably a lot of anxiety for Brett going to meet her birth mom that she hasn’t know at all and is just now coming into her life, and there’s probably a lot of anxiety for Casey to going to the doctor, knowing his career could be on the line. Scenes and moments like these are why I fell in love with Brettsey in the first place, and why I still believe that there’s more Brettsey to come.
BLAKE MADE HER BREAD DOUGH. How freaking cute is that?! And I swear those two flirt in the most awkward, adorable way. I mean, competing over chemistry terms? Those two make everything a competition and it’s so funny and so adorable at the same time. But also, Gallo is so whipped, and it’s kind of adorable. I mean, Violet told Gallo to bake her bread, and as much as he pretended like she wasn’t the boss of him, he still got up to do exactly what she told him to do the minute she left. And he felt so bad about burning her bread that, again, HE MADE HER BREAD DOUGH. Gallo is such a ray of sunshine, and I love him and whatever it is he has with Violet so much.
Violet and Gallo are just so freaking cute! I think we decided on Villo for their ship name, but regardless, I ship Gallo and Violet so hard! Seeing them interact again this season made me remember just how much I loved them when Violet was first introduced last season. I have to admit, I like Blake with Violet a lot more than Gianna. I just think the flirty banter and chemistry is just so much better with Violet, although it was really good with Mackey, too. If I’m being honest though, whatever makes Gallo happy makes me happy.
We Stan Supportive Stellaride
“You’ve got this, Kelly Severide.” THAT LINE! Hearing Stella say that to Severide when he normally uses that line on her was just everything I never knew I needed but did. Stella having faith that Severide would do the right thing, despite him not always making the best decisions as evidenced by earlier this season, is one of the many reasons I love Stellaride as much as I do. We’ve seen Severide support Stella numerous times, and this time the roles were reversed and we got to see Stella be supportive of Severide. Severide was put in a tight spot with the new recruit, and it was sweet to see him turn to Stella for advice. Especially when it comes to new firefighter recruits, since Stella will hopefully be a Lieutenant soon. I seriously can’t wait for the moment Severide finally puts a ring on it.
The conversation between Stellaride at the end was . The way Stella said she was proud of the way he handled a tricky situation, and then Severide saying he couldn’t have done it without her and she gave good advice and brought her leadership and experience was just so freaking adorable! Stellaride is relationship goals, and I love how they are there for each other through thick and thin. I know I said it before, but I cannot wait for the moment those two get married. If you ask me, there’s no better duo than Stellaride.
Stand Out Scene
Eric coming to 51 to see Ritter after his date with Andy was just so adorable. I love seeing Ritter happy, and Andy clearly makes Ritter happy. It was just such a sweet, pure moment and I loved every second of it. I hope we get to see more of Ritter and Eric this season, because Ritter deserves all the happiness.
That being said, Herrmann trying to set Ritter up was hyserical! And the look he gave Gallo when he supported Ritter going on a blind date was priceless. Herrmann trying to set Ritter up was such a dad move, and I wish could could see more of papa Herrmann! He had the best intentions, but sometimes his intentions just fall short.
Brett: I know things have been weird between us lately but, you were always there for me when I needed it most. Please let me do that for you.
Casey: I can’t help thinking, when I got that head injury a few years ago, the doctor said if I get another bad hit, it could mean the end of my career, or worse.
Brett: I’m going with you, Matt. That’s that.
Stella: You got this, Kelly Severide.
Brett: I’m just not quite there yet.
Stella: I know you well enough to know that you will find the right way through.
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