I was all up in my Brettsey feels this episode, guys. They are just so cute and adorable and I just love how much they support each other. I need them to get together already. For real this time. The rest of the episode was good too, but I was so here for the Brettsey content. Needless to say, I will be talking a lot about Brettsey in this review of Chicago Fire‘s “Natural Born Firefighter”.
All The Brettsey Feels
The future looks bright for Brettsey. It seems like Brettsey may finally be finding their way back to each other. It also seems like Brett may be realizing that her feeling for Casey never truly went away. I think her realizing that she might not see Casey every shift while going to his doctor’s appointments really did something to her. I think she was trying to repress her feelings and convince herself they weren’t there, but the possibility of losing Casey physically made her realize that losing Casey, in any way, is one thing she never wants to do.
Brett made Casey a freaking playlist to listen to during his MRI! How adorable is that?! Since the playlist was mostly smooth jazz with a couple of Taylor Swift slow jams throw in, I can’t help but imagine Brett putting “Love Story” on there and Casey smiling as he listened to the words. If not Love Story, at least Invisible String or something. Although if I’m being honest the perfect song for Brett to put on Casey’s playlist would be “You Belong With Me”. Because if the Brettsey hug and Casey spinning her around at the end is proof of anything, it’s that those two belong together.
Casey’s Gonna Be Alright
Thank God Casey’s going to be okay! I think Casey not being able to be a firefighter anymore would have broken my heart as much as his. As stubborn as he is and no matter how much he frustrates me sometimes, Chicago Fire just wouldn’t be the same without him. But thankfully he was cleared to work, so we won’t have to worry about that. It looks like we’re still gonna be stuck with Matt Casey for a while, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I can now breathe a sigh of relief, and I think it’s safe to disregard the rumor that Jesse Spencer may be leaving the show. I never fully believed he was going to, but part of this story line had me worried there for a bit. I’m not saying I didn’t believe Jesse Spencer when he said he wasn’t going to leave the show, but stranger things have happened. I think that since Monica Raymund and Sophia Bush left the franchise, and we had three other cast members leave the franchise two seasons ago, I just have trust issues when it comes to people saying they aren’t leaving.
Brett Plus Grainger Equals…Over?
It looks like Grainger officially called it quits with Brett. And while my eyes will miss seeing him on screen, my heart is happy because now there’s nothing holding Brettsey back. Brett chose Casey over Grainger yet again, and I think Grainger was starting to read between the lines. And while I can’t blame Brett if she gets a little hurt, I’m sure she can see where he’s coming from. Brett thought she was second-best to Gabby when it comes to Casey, and when it comes to Brett, Grainger didn’t want to be second-best to Casey.
Grainger telling Brett she has things to work on instantly gave me flashbacks to 9×08 when Brett basically told Casey that exact same thing. I think having Grainger call Brett out is necessary and hopefully a push to make her realize that her feelings for Casey are real and still there. While I’m gonna miss seeing Grainger and having his gorgeous self around, his relationship with Brett ending means there’s no one standing in the way of Brettsey anymore. As long as Casey finally has the Gabby stuff figured out, it’s full-speed ahead for the Brettsey ship.
Herrmann’s Big Idea
I really respect Herrmann for wanting to give Marcus a second chance. It doesn’t seem right that felons can get paid .80 cents to fight fires to shave some time off of their sentence, but they can’t use the skills they learned from it to get a job and make a living once they’re out. While the CFD wouldn’t budge on their policy, I’m glad it all worked out in the end and they were able to get Marcus a job with a different firehouse.
I also appreciated how Stella had Herrmann’s back in this. Her speech to Commissioner Hill was incredible. While I don’t blame her for wanting Herrmann to rehearse what they’re gonna say, I love how she told him that he speaks best when he speaks from the heart. I want to see more of Stella and Herrmann’s friendship. They’re truly an underrated duo if you ask me.
You The Man, Mouch
Mouch made one hell of a save at the party store. He’s one hell of a firefighter, there’s no denying that. It was nice to see Mouch have the spotlight on him for once. I got a kick out of Gallo and Ritter reenacting Mouch’s save for Squad. I’m gonna need those two to reenact everything form now on. Anyway, Mouch amazes me time and time again, and I love seeing the rest of 51 hype him up.
I’m so glad they’re hyping Mouch up this season as opposed to the previous seasons’ old jokes. Mouch is a dang good firefighter, and he deserves to be told how great he is. I love that Gallo and Ritter wanted to learn from him and asked him to speak to their group. It’s about time Mouch realized his value within the CFD. He’s not just some old has-been, he’s a hero who younger firefighters could learn a lot from.
Stand Out Scene
Severide thinking he’s been a bad friend for not picking up on Casey’s head injury, and then feeling hurt when Casey said he made sure he didn’t pick up on it, was just adorable. I especially loved the part when Severide reassured Casey that he can tell him anything. The bromance between those two is one of my favorite parts of Chicago Fire.
I’m glad Casey is finally talking about the reason he falls to shutting people out, instead of falling back to shutting people out. Hopefully now he realizes that there are people in his corner who are going to have his back, as long as he tells them what’s going on. While he may not have been able to rely on his family growing up, Firehouse 51 is the kind of family that’s going to have your back, no matter what.
Brett: I know firefighting is your whole life and you’re scared as hell, but so am I. We can be scared together.
Brett: We’ll get the MRI and go from there. It’s gonna be okay. No matter what, we’ll figure it out.
Grainger: You left out that the friend you’re helping is Casey.
Brett: Matt Casey, don’t argue with me.
Casey: No matter what the results are, I’m fine.
Casey: I grew up in a family full of secrets. I guess it’s become fallback for me, shutting people out.
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.