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!
In Chicago Fire, Hawkami gave us our first heartbreak. Are you worried about it? Seager and Stella had a moment there…do you think we’re done with Seager’s heart eyes at Severide? Brettsey mention! How does that make you feel?
Raquel: More than worried…I’m anxious. It makes me anxious that the ships I love have problems, even though I know they will. Angst is a good thing because it means Hawkami isn’t a one-night stand, but I can’t help but feel anxious because I don’t like seeing them suffer.
Worried? Not. I know that, sooner or later, they’re going to fix things. Also, the way the show is framing the angst is relevant. It isn’t about external anguish that prepares to relaunch Vallo. It’s angst about Hawkami, which shows that the series is investing in this ship for the long term. For the moment, we have to suffer, but there will come a time when we will have to celebrate. Let’s hope it’s soon.
It’s about time we finished with Seager’s heart eyes. Although I don’t think she’s going to have more of a run on Chicago Fire. The show used this character to mess with Stellaride and make us worry about them, but it doesn’t seem too interested in doing anything else with her. So the moment was cute…but I don’t think it has any more purpose than that: cute random moment.
Brettsey! I love that this show has this continuity of showing that the characters are still part of the story, even if they’re not present right now. I’m happy for them because they’re enjoying their life together. Now, we want to see them again. Stellaride wedding would be the perfect time to show up, just saying.
Lizzie: I’m actually glad Hawkami is getting some Hawkami angst. I said it in my review, but if the drama had been Gallo focused, I would have worried everything about their relationship was a stepping stone to Vallo. Since the drama is about Evan and Violet, though, that means the writers are at least giving the two of them a chance to have their own issues, their own angst, and that’s all in all, a good thing in the long run. Not short term, of course, no. There’s gonna be pain. But I can take it if this is something that will last.
As for Seager, I really do hope this is the end of storylines that pit her against Stella. They had a good moment, and that’s great, it’s what needed to happen. But I don’t particularly think Seager has gotten anything good storyline wise other than that moment, so I’m not even sure what the point was. To make us worry about Stella and Severide? Nah, I ain’t worried. They’re strong enough to hold.
Then there’s the Brettsey mention, which is kinda expected as this show is better at continuity than other shows, ahem. It’s good to hear they’re doing well, not that we expected differently considering the writing. Now, make sure they come back for the Stellaride wedding we absolutely need, and we’re set.
Lyra: *crosses arms like a petulant child* Maybe it’s the mood that I’m in but…I DON’T WANT ANGST! Give me fluff right into my veins. But I do have to acknowledge that this isn’t the show for that so fineeeeee. Show our favs having problems, working through them, and becoming better partners because of it. *continues to pout*
The new episode of Chicago P.D. it’s not focused on ships at all, but do you think the fact that Voight is dragging everyone into his way of doing things will have consequences for Burzek and Upstead? Do you think they will resent these decisions?
Raquel: They definitely should. Chicago P.D. should get Upstead and Burzek to talk about what it means to have Voight in their lives, the consequences of it for their lives as individuals and as a couple, and make a decision together about what to do about it. That would mean that the show cares about making Voight have consequences for his flawed methods of handling things. But that’s not going to happen… just like it hasn’t happened the other times we’ve been in this position.
Lizzie: Should they? Yes. Will they? I don’t think so, because that would require the show to care more about consequences and continuity than it typically does. They’ve had every chance to get rid of Voight and to this point have refused, so I have no reason to believe they intend to go that way. Which, honestly, doesn’t bode well for Anna. No one in her position has survived, so …yeah.
Shana: Voight’s decisions seem to always have consequences for everyone but him, so I wouldn’t be surprised if something happened. With that said, there was plenty going on, in terms of acting and little looks of derision, that showed that the Upsteads were about 99% done with his bullshit here. Maybe it’ll actually lead to some kind of change this time…but probably not. So, I would, once again like to submit the ship name Voison (Voight x prison).
At Chicago Med, Will continues to mature and grow, are you proud of him? Do you think he is getting closer to being ready for a healthy romantic relationship? Dr. Charles gave relationship advice this episode — did you think he was out of line?
Raquel: I’m so proud of Will! I mean, he’s growing up! I don’t think he is ready for any romantic relationship at all. Not yet. We’re going to get there…but we’re still just getting started. Will is starting to make good decisions for what it feels like forever, so let him have more of that in Chicago Med for a while before starting something else, especially with Dr. Asher coming around.
Dr. Charles giving relationship advice right now? Next!
Lizzie: I still need WIll to continue to grow on his own till at least next season. And since we don’t know where Stevie is, and Dr. Asher is coming back, yeah, I don’t want this man in that mess. And at this point, it feels like anything could be a mess so just …platonic relationships for now, Will. And go talk to your brother.
As for Dr. Charles, cringe cringe cringe. I just do not like this storyline.
Shana: I’m definitely proud of Will…But I don’t know if I trust him with romance yet. There’s a huge difference between making a good business decision and having emotional maturity. And then…There’s Dr. Asher’s return. This man loves looking backward—or at least, he did at one point—so I have concerns.
Dr. Charles has no business talking to anyone about any relationships right now. That’s that on that.