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!
Hawkami has faced the future hand in hand in Chicago Fire, the question is…will they continue like this? What’s your take? Then there’s Stellaride, which made us worry a bit. Do you think they’re going to discuss some communication issues before their wedding? Is it just drama for drama’s sake?
Raquel: Hawkami is sacred so Emma and Chicago Fire better not touch them – says Raquel as she takes a knife, just in case. I don’t think Emma is a real threat to them, but if I’m honest, I’m more worried about Hawkami than Stellaride.
It’s drama for drama’s sake for them. I mean, we got over this miscommunication they had, and while that might lead to a deeper conversation on the subject, it’s clear that this bitter ending is just a hook for us to worry about right before the wedding. It’s like a kind of trick so that we ask ourselves “will they get married?” and cast some kind of doubt on that.
Although, in reality, there is no doubt that they will discover before they get married that they can overcome anything, they will get married and we will all be happy.
Lizzie: Look, Emma, stay away from Hawkami. Because I’m getting worried about the vibes here. Don’t want anyone to get hurt.
But, seriously, Hawkami is perfection and they need to continue on together. Their only obstacle right now is Emma, and she’s not a ship obstacle, not truly. So unless they want to kill one of them off (no, no, no), then yes, they should continue. Jimmy Nicholas for series regular, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.
As for Stellaride, I’m not too worried, because the show loves to do this thing in the last scene where it throws in a line or a look to make us worry. They’re fine. It’s drama for the sake of drama. If anything they’re going to have one episode of omg are we ready is this what we want we have baggage what if it’s too much and then …they’re going to realize their love is much more important than that and get married. Because, you know, network TV.
Shana: I mean, I’m basically Lizzie here. It was drama for drama’s sake. I’m not worried. Kelly was stupid with the bit about Stella getting her way, but eh. Two people with a relationship like theirs aren’t suddenly going to stop loving each other or stop wanting to spend the rest of their lives together over one of them being immature for five seconds. They’re also both professionals who might get emotional over it all, especially with their relationship and work overlapping so much, but they had a work dispute. It’s been resolved. They’ll get over it.
Hawkami, well. I’m a little more worried, especially because something about Emma is…off. I don’t know. I’ll join y’all in the streets if it comes to it, though.
Chicago P.D. faces the Burzek question. Was this episode satisfying for you? Did you expect more? Where do you think they go from here?
Raquel: In this episode of Chicago P.D we had Burzek content and that’s a yay!! for me, but satisfactory? Not much. Sometimes it’s ridiculous the way this show slows things down with this ship. We have been the second half of the entire season filled and coming between the “family” and the “ship” with them and we still haven’t had a concrete conversation.
We also don’t get into why Kim is delaying this – at this point, Adam is ready and waiting and so is Makayla. I mean, we assume it’s the fear, but the show didn’t take the time to explain exactly what’s going on and why.
Will it do it in the next two episodes? The episodes seem like they’re going to be focused on Voight but, if we learned anything from this show, it’s that nothing is what it seems. So…I’m hopeful we’ll get Burzek content – the one we’ve wanted for so long – in the final two episodes of the season. If not, then hopefully the beginning of Season 10 is THE time, though it would be unfair to wait that long.
The cards are on the table and it’s time for the show to do something with them.
Lizzie: I think it was a very good episode, but ship-wise, it wasn’t exactly satisfying. Like, did we really go an entire season without an answer to the Burzek question? Because the last two episodes are going to be Voight centric, so I doubt we’re getting Kim’s answer — and even if we do we’re not getting the conversation we deserve. So yes, I expected more.
We got a couple of we’re almost talking about this but not quite convos, but they certainly needed more than that. And the conversation doesn’t need to be about the family dynamics, they’ve talked about that. The convo needs to be about who they are AS A COUPLE.
Where do they go? I’d put good money on nowhere that we’re gonna get to see this season, but I do think this is heading towards them at least trying to build back the romantic aspect. It’s all out there now. They can’t avoid it anymore.
Shana: I mean, even as a woman who is…not good at trusting people…I just really don’t quite get what’s holding Kim back at this point. Supposedly, the thing that ended Burzek 84 years ago was Adam’s “kick the can down the road” approach to things. Well, he’s doing the exact opposite of that now. He’s like, “hey, let me buy a whole-ass house.” So, ok. That seems like kind of a big deal.
At bare minimum, he’s an incredible father. Or working at being one, which is kind of the whole way that works—it’s ongoing work and commitment. So, at the very least, give Makayla what she deserves there. Like, end the uncertainty and stuff. Because, I have to say, it’s really not good for the kid to have a person she sees as a dad…who keeps being held back from it.
I know better than to have expectations. I just…Y’all have me rooting for the man, Burzek. The hell. Do the romantic thing. Don’t do it. But for God’s sake, at least stop letting the unresolved…whatever this is…stand in the way of the parenting thing.
Chicago Med is our “spoiled child” again! What an episode! Are Pamela and Dr. Too Pretty To Be True starting to be a good thing? Do you think they’re better than Will and Hannah?
Raquel: I never thought I’d say this but yeah, Pamela and Dr. Too Pretty To Be True is the best Chicago Med has right now (ship-wise). I didn’t think I could get over the way they started – it was a very rough start – but it’s just…something has been clicking with these two for a few episodes.
They work separately and they work together. The show is taking time to develop the characters and for this to work. Will this be the ship that *finally* ends well in the series?
PS: Will and Hannah are light years away…it’s a NO for me right now.
Lizzie: They’re without a doubt better than Will and Hannah, and not just because Will and Hannah are a hot mess, but there’s that too. There’s no way Will and Hannah work right now, and if they are ever going to work, it’s going to take time and building Hannah up away from Will.
Crocket’s pretty face and Pamela’s entire existence work separately, because Crockett — especially this season — has been letting out his soft side, and Pamela is played by Sarah Rafferty. But despite all my complaints and the way they started, they also sort of work together, basically on the strength of how well the two characters have been built. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not worried about what’s coming …
Shana: I like who Hannah is in her recovery. Considering when and how they met, and how their relationship was an utter disaster, the more I think about it…the more I think it would be a catastrophic idea for them to go there. Really unhealthy and damaging to the work she has obviously put in. But this is TV, so.
It’s very rare for a show to take the time, the care, or the nuance to understand addiction and recovery. (Notice I said “rare,” not “never,” so don’t come at me with lists of counter-examples…they only disprove a “never,” here.) And I certainly don’t trust Dick Wolf Entertainment with it after SVU’s recent slap in the face. So, hard no for me on Hannah and Will, especially before she has more time in sobriety.
Meanwhile, we’re at the point where I’m just ready to brain bleach the whole daughter thing and root for Hot Doc Man and Dr. Donna Paulsen. The shared vulnerability and support, even after that out-of-line “not everything’s about you” comment, was really well done, yet again. I hate seeing all of this get built up and worrying she’s going to disappear—not just because Sarah Rafferty is an icon who should be on all the TV, always, but also because…What would that mean for Hot Doc Man, in the end?
It’d be the second time in a row he actually shared so much with someone just for them to go…And I wasn’t even really on board with the previous ship for reasons. So…It needs to work because I don’t like seeing Hot Doc so sad, and I really don’t like seeing the Arrogant Surgeon Doc side of him that he puts on as a mask for everyone else. And also because Sarah Rafferty
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