There’s a lot we love about One Chicago shows beyond ships but, let’s face it, we can’t live without ships! And couples are important to the emotional development of the characters in Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med, so we’re going to analyze the progress of our beloved ships each week in a roundtable.
All our feels about these ships will be summarized here and we’re only going to dedicate ourselves to them for, you know, reasons … but you can check our full reviews if you want much more. And now, let’s take a look at the love lives of our favorite firefighters, cops and doctors!
Here we go!
Brettsey made our hearts flutter on Chicago Fire. This show just took the reins. There was flirting, longing glances, playlist and … an almost kiss! Will what we’re seeing lead us to a Brettsey reconciliation sooner than expected?
Raquel: YAAAAAAAS!!!!! FINALLY OUR BABIES ARE ALMOST BACK! Almost is the key but yes, I think we are almost there. All my Brettsey feels spilled out of me as soon as I watched this episode. It’s like … it was like it was straight out of a fanfic. And I’m happy, give me this every week, Chicago Fire! EVERY. WEEK.
I was really surprised by the episode because I thought Grainger would do more than just give Brett clues that there is something unresolved between Casey and her, I thought he was going to be the one who would definitely break up with her and tell her “you’re still in love with someone else” but that in the end I have to be she who accepts those feelings, who realizes, well … I honestly like it better this way because it’s a huge step for her. She is realizing that she can’t forget Casey no matter how hard she forces herself to, so breaking her relationship with Grainger was for the best because he deserves someone who loves him … like she loves Casey. And Casey he loves her.
And it’s a huge step because she have to acknowledging that her attempt to forget him failed. And once she accepts that … well, a Brettsey reconciliation is very close. In fact, I like seeing them like that, like at the beginning, getting closer little by little, with all their feelings growing, almost without realizing it, until the inevitable happens.
It’s like … they started out like this, getting closer and closer. So they have regressed just to that point, albeit with a lot more feelings involved. Because before they could only imagine what it would be like to let themselves be carried away by what they feel and be together but now they know … and they also know why they didn’t.
So they have gone back to what they were before but, at the same time, they’re different. Now they’re afraid of taking things further not because of the possibility of losing their friendship but because the ghost of Gaby is still in their heads. Because they haven’t … really fixed anything. They are in it but, although we love these beautiful moments, the real problem for which they broke up is still present only that they have put it aside.
But it’s still there. It prevents them from being together and, until they have an honest conversation about it, no matter how many cute moments we see … they will not come back together. So I think they will be a thing until the season finale, as we thought. I hope I’m wrong and we have a couple of episodes of just Brettsey happy and being as cute together as only they know how to be, but my experience with these types of shows tells me that they will wait until the last moment to give us true happiness.
Although, hey, in the meantime I think we’re going to see a lot of super beautiful moments between the two of them so, settle in for the journey, Brettsey fans!
Lizzie: You don’t do these things by chance, not on TV. Even in real life it’s hard to argue that things like that don’t lead somewhere, but it could be true that people miss their chances, and never find the words. On TV, however, where everything is scripted? No way this storyline is leading to “you know what, we work better as friends” much less a realization on Casey’s part that what he really wants is Gabby. No, Gabby was an important part of Matt’s life, but Gabby is the past. She put herself there. Matt just accepted her decision and moved on, which is exactly what he should have done.
He’s made it very clear Sylvie is the only one on his mind now, and he’s acting like he’s only got eyes for her. So is she, for that matter. Now they just have to bridge the gap, but where the storyline is going is pretty dang obvious.
Again, since this is TV, though, I think we might have to wait till the finale. I hope not till the literal last scene in the finale, cause that’s just cruel, but the finale is still my bet. And though I don’t like it, I also feel it bodes well for the future that they’re investing this much in the setup of Brettsey. Unless one of the actors wanted to leave, which is probably something you sort of talk about before you invest, there’s no way this is leading to a casual relationship.
This was a great episode to showcase why their dynamic works, too. They were just adorable, and so good together. They really do bring out the best in each other, and I can’t wait to get past this stage and see them where Stellaride is now – facing trouble as a team. And the four of them together? Yeah, that’s my jam right there. That’s the thing that’s going to keep me watching Chicago Fire.
Logan: Oh man, I HOPE SO. The writers on this show have put Brettsey shippers through a lot of unnecessary angst this season so if it wraps up a few episodes before the finale and we get an episode or two of happily dating Brettsey then that reward is well deserved!
BUT I still think we won’t see them together until the finale. I think we got a lot of focus in this episode so that they can give us small amounts of development leading up to the finale. I could be wrong, though. (I hope I am!)
I adored them in this episode, though! It felt like the Brettsey we had in episodes 1 and 2 again and I have missed those adorable mutually supportive dorks! Hopefully, the Grainger issue gets resolved next episode and we get even more communication and meaningful glances between Brett and Casey. I’m ready for this Brettsey ship to start sailing on home so it can finally come into port and drop anchor. This is season number three I’ve been watching and waiting for these two to get together! The time has come to make it happen and I cannot wait to see where the final four episodes lead us!
Chicago PD offered us an episode where Upstead collided on important things. Do you think this could spell trouble down the road or are we reading into it? As for Burzek, do you still think they will come back together?
Raquel: I think to differ on some things, even if they’re serious things, is not a big deal. In fact, I think it’s more fun and dynamic when a couple differs like this because they can put themselves in each other’s shoes and see things from another point of view. In fact, it is what we see here. That is, we see them differ but always respecting the other’s point of view and, above all, listening to each other. I don’t think this will cause problems for Upstead, on the contrary, I think this will make them stronger.
As for Burzek, yeah, it is clear in my mind that they will get back together! The only thing that scares me is that this show doesn’t usually let us enjoy two happy couples at the same time and it seems that Upstead is going to end this season at a good point. Maybe Burzek should wait a little longer … but on the other hand, I don’t see them waiting.
That is, they have taken many steps during this season and they are at that point where they must show the characters’ cards and put them together or show us that this relationship, for the moment, doesn’t have a future. I think they have reached a tipping point where it is now or never and they cannot delay this decision any longer.
And honestly, looking at Burzek’s journey this season, I think they’re on the same page and I don’t think they’re going to break up this couple. It doesn’t seem to me that a break makes sense with what they have shown us.
So, considering all this, maybe this is the first time this series will give us two happy couples?
Lizzie: I actually really liked to see them disagree and talking about it. I don’t think couples have to agree on everything, and I think it’s important to bring different perspectives into things. Of course, there are lines, and they aren’t disagreeing about small things, but I believe people like Hailey and Jay can learn from each other, and grow as individuals because of the fact that they are together. I thought other things the show was doing might have been a prelude to drama, and they weren’t, at least not yet, so I remain hopeful.
What I want from Upstead is this, but dialed up. I want them to talk, even when they disagree. I want them to face work issues and life issues together. I don’t want it to be a lone wolf thing, where both of them feel like they need to deal with their worries, fears and even mistakes, by themselves. Characters don’t have to be perfect, they just have to grow, and in a relationship, the thing that keeps it going isn’t even love, it’s sometimes trust. And I don’t think Jay and Hailey trust anyone more than they trust each other.
As for Burzek …I think they might find a way to coexist, and maybe even do that in relation to Makayla, before they find their way back to each other as a couple. But I do think that storyline is going to bring them together. Because despite their issues, their doubts, their fears …when it’s all said and done, they are family. And they both know it.
Logan: I think Upstead has the ability to be a “agree to disagree” couple who can logic things out and allow themselves to have two different points of view. Now, will the writers allow that? Only time will tell.
As for Burzek, there is definitely hope for them! They’ve been through worse so, thought it may take time, I think they can weather this storm and come out on the other side closer than ever!
At Chicago Med, things got out of hand again. What do you think this little Manstead approach means? Do you think Natalie’s latest actions will cause problems between Mancel? Will her actions be the end of Manstead?
Raquel: It’s a complicated question. After all, Natalie made a decision here that will have many consequences. Honestly, I expected this from Will more than from Natalie. He will surely be angry but, to be honest, he surely would have done the same. Is that good? I don’t know. Maybe not. I think not but … ?
I think this will bring problems for Mancel because, at this point, Natalie will be counting on with Will more than Marcel. As we have discussed, Will would have done the same so Natalie will feel that, despite everything, he will be able to understand her more than Marcel. She will be afraid that Marcel will judge her and think badly of her while she thinks that Will will not do it as much as Marcel. And … if Natalie chooses to trust Will before Marcel … that’s not a good sign. Although, perhaps, that marks the return of Manstead. We will see…
Lizzie: I literally watched this episode and went …you know what? Maybe WIll and Natalie do belong together. Maybe they deserve each other. I’m not even sure that’s a good thing at this point, but boy …these two are one and the same in the bonehead decisions, aren’t they? And I’m pretty sure this is leading to Nat trusting in Will and not in Marcel, so yeah, complicated. Not that Will will probably be too happy with her, either – but does Will have any moral high ground in this regard? No, he does not.
Logan: I think Natalie’s latest decision will cause problems for everyone and I want to shake her. I know she’s scared and doesn’t want to lose her mom, but my god that was such an illegal move! How does she come back from that professionally? We’ll see how Marcel takes it but I am very mad at her right now. And with Will already in hot water with his boss I can’t imagine he’ll be too understanding. Natalie and Will just cannot resist self destructing can they?