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!
Chicago Fire is all Stellaride wedding, and we’re ecstatic about it! Tell us all your feels about them! At a less happy point – or not – we have Brettsey, what do you think is happening with them? And, in the middle of it, there is Hawkami, do you think they will be the ship in the next season or will Vallo be a thing again?
Raquel: Stellaride was always perfection, but it was never more perfection than at their wedding. Seriously, Chicago Fire blew the house out the window. It was perfect, brilliant, loving, and magical. From the first second to the last. From Severide putting himself in harm’s way by chasing down bad guys – and giving us heart attacks in the process – to those wonderful vows, to the family moments in between. Because that’s what everyone on this show is: family.
This show has a special way of showing that familiar aspect of the team, a way that makes your hair stand on end in the best sense of the word, a way that makes you emotional without realizing it. Because this series knows how to give importance to the little things that make up a bigger picture.
And seeing the whole family at the Stellaride wedding is…more than my heart can take. Stellaride’s wedding was a celebration of Stella and Severide’s love, a public declaration in front of their entire family that they’re choosing each other, forever. And the role that their friends, their family, had in the growth that they individually had to get there.
My heart aches with happiness with this episode and that has never happened to me before. That’s how well the Chicago Fire did. That’s how perfect the Stellaride wedding was.
Now we go with the slightly more thorny aspects. Brettsey…honestly, I’m not too worried about them. This is a bit of the tension with which all the series decide that they have to finish their season finale. They went through a lot to end up like this. 0 worries because whatever comes their way, they will get through it. Together.
About the last question, yeah, I think so, Hawkami is positioned as the ship in the next season, it must be to take advantage of this incredible chemistry and storyline that we love, so it’s time to confirm Hawkins as a regular character in the show, just saying.
PS: Vallo who?
Lizzie: But, but …Stella. And Kelly. And the moment, which wasn’t perfect in the way other people would think it was (also, Casey, man, I know you saved the day and all, but I would think checking the venue was part of your duties), but it was perfect in the way Kelly and Stella needed it to be.
Plus, the vows. Man, these two really re the definition of a couple that lifts each other up, and makes each other better. In all the ways that matter to them. There’s also this perception about couples that they must help each other the same way, and it is not so. They help each other in the ways the other person needs, when they need it. Simple as that.
Anyway, Stellaride is perfect, let them have some happy married sex before someone tries to kill them next season, please. And after that, let them have a lot of married sex during the season, and no problems. Happy MARRIED SEASON IS WHAT I’M SAYING.
As for Brettsey, I think leaving it open-ended means they don’t want to end it and they have hope they can keep it going? Real factors are coming into play here, and if Jesse had 100% said there was no way he would ever return, they would have broken up.
But, also, they could have just been oh we spent some time together and now all is well, which would have been kinda hypocritical, but there was that possibility. So I guess they’re trying to keep it realistic while they figure it out? It’s one of those …breaking them up now makes very little sense, which doesn’t mean they won’t definitively, but it means they will try their best not to.
Then we go into Hawkami, and if I don’t hear that Jimmy Nicholas has been signed as a series regular sometime before September, I will riot. It makes no sense for him to do so much, be willing to fall on the sword, and then …have Violet never find out.
Plus that last look Violet gives Gallo is giving me the same vibes as a lot of looks between Kelly and Stella that ended up being next to nothing. Just, possible setup, but nothing real definitive. Vallo are kinda cute as friends, and that’s’ 100% it. Follow the chemistry. It leads to Hawkami.
Shana: The wedding was perfect. Stellaride are perfect. 10/10 no notes. Although, am I the only person on the planet who was kinda like, “eh. Go to Molly’s” when the venue fell through? I mean, the actual solution worked perfectly — don’t get me wrong — but still. Also, I just have endless feelings about the normally confident AF Stella Kidd going to Fire Dad all cute and awkward-like to ask him to give her away. Inject that relationship in my veins while we’re at it.
Brettsey just felt like…”it’s the end of the season, and we need to create some drama. Plus, maybe we don’t have contracts and/or a creative plan 100% worked out going forward. Soooo, let’s leave it up to interpretation while we’re at it.”
Either they were admitting that long distance is difficult (which, no shit????), or it was the beginning of the end. My guess is just depends on real-world factors. If we’re looking at it from where the story has been so far and can assume nothing wildly out of character is coming, I’m not really worried either way.
Hawkwami…I’m fighting someone at Dick Wolf Entertainment if they aren’t the big ship going forward. There are plenty of things that are interesting for storytelling there that…don’t involve randomly ending a great thing with allllllll that chemistry in favor of something that was just so/so.
This episode of Chicago P.D. can be defined with three words: “you and me.” How do you feel about Upstead after this episode?
Raquel: UPSTEAD!!!!!! Frankly, “you and me” killed me. For me, there is nothing else in this episode of Chicago P.D. than “you and me.” I’m going to dream of “you and me” during the entire hiatus. “You and me” is my current mood until further notice. I love the way they can always count on each other, even when one of them is resistant to it, especially in those moments. And Jay needs to listen to Hailey more. They can rule the f***ing world together. POWER COUPLE.
Lizzie: I waxed poetic about this, but the only you and me that mattered in this episode was …Jay and Hailey. Period. There’s no going back for Voight and Jay should know better than to stick his neck out for that man. But above the couple moments, which — yes, what we need in a partner is someone who will call us out when they think we’re doing wrong — the most important thing to mention is who Hailey Upton is, and who she has finally decided she is free to be, out loud.
She’s the voice of reason. She’s the one pushing back against Voight. She’s the one telling Jay that Voight can’t be saved, and that it’s not on Jay.
Chicago P.D. spent some time trying to drag Hailey down the dark side last season and what we have now is a Hailey Upton that took that trip, came out of it, got the support of her loving husband and just …found herself. She’s no victim and she’s no mere follower. And though I still care very little about Voight, I love the fact that we have now established that Upstead is just not here for his BS. Period.
Shana: Jay should spend more time listening to the wife and less time giving a shit about Voight. Honestly, we could all do with spending zero time giving a shit about Voight. Were we supposed to care about him at the end? Because I didn’t. He just keeps ruining lives and getting away with it. Don’t tell me he cared about Anna either; if he did, he would’ve changed his ways. Spoiler alert: He hasn’t and won’t.
Upstead should be in charge of Intelligence, and Voight should be behind bars. The end.
At Chicago Med, Hannah and Will’s interactions felt like a new beginning. Do you think it is? On the other hand, Dr. Charles made the right decision, or did he? What do you think of Lonnie’s reaction? And is there any hope for Blake and Marcel?
Raquel: Charles made the right decision and honestly, it’s about time! As they say: “it’s never too late if happiness is good” or “better late than never” or whatever. I’m proud that he finally realized that this…relationship? it wasn’t taking him anywhere and it was a mistake from the start. It should never have started. Lonnie was…a bit looney? Does anyone else like puns? Nope? Only me? Okay.
Will and Hannah…could they have something in the future? The short answer is maybe. The long answer is that they need to start from scratch. They have a lot of baggage there and they need to get rid of that first so they can start getting ready for a future together because, right now, we’re not there with them. Not even close.
I never thought to say this but I want Marcel and Dr. Blake together on my screen! Everything depends on the permanence of the actress. She has other projects so there are two options here: if we have her another year on Chicago Med, Marcel and Blake definitely have a future there but if we don’t, this is another ship that has no future on the show.
Lizzie: I think we can all agree Dr. Charles made the right, if late, choice. I don’t actually begrudge him making the wrong one, in this case, because he isn’t the type to just hide his head in the sand when he makes a bad decision, something I truly appreciate.
As for Dr. Blake and Dr. Marcel, I’d be shocked if Sarah came back full time next season, which means this was just about us getting to enjoy her for a bit, and breaking Crockett Marcel down a bit more? Which, honestly, let that man be happy. Truly. Let him. Just ….a tiny bit.
And I’m even going to say the same about Will and Hannah. If that’s where we’re going, let’s take it slow (sloooooooooow), focus on the friendship and just make us root for that. We haven’t gotten to see the Will we saw in this last episode for a while, so ….I want that for him. But I also want Hannah to be her own person, making her own decisions, for herself.
Shana: I feel like I already wrote something approaching a novella on all of these in the review…But I’ll try for the short versions here. Let’s start with the easy one that doesn’t need much explanation at all: Dr. Charles made the right decision. It took him way longer than it should have, but at least he realized that, no, there’s never an appropriate time to date your therapist.
Hannah and Will are tricky. If a clean slate is at all possible, then it’s definitely what they needed. And clearly both of them are (kind of adorably, which I say against my will, given how they were before) willing to try.
The only way there will be hope for Blake and Marcel is if we get news that Sarah Rafferty is staying on our TVs every week (or at least most of the weeks) next fall. Assuming we get to keep her…It’s going to be a long, difficult road. But it’s doable, given how close they got. Maybe. I mean, Marcel is too pretty to be sad, so. Give him something worth fighting for, and then let him fight — and win????