Chicago Fire season 6, episode 10 takeaways: Slamigan

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Slamigan" Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Slamigan" Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Will Chicago Fire finally give Dawson and Casey a lasting family? Did Severide deserve more? Here are our Chicago Fire season 6, episode 10 takeaways.

Last night’s Chicago Fire gave us good news for Dawsey and not so much news for Severide, so what did you think of everything that went down (or didn’t)?

Season 6, Episode 10 was called “Slamigan” and saw Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) not only find Bria (guest star Quinn Cooke) but also adopt her. While she did that, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) got a visit from an old friend determined to advance Severide’s career, with or without his interest.

If you missed any of this Chicago Fire episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re discussing, you can catch up with our “Slamigan” recap.

Here are our Chicago Fire season 6, episode 10 takeaways:

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1) Dawsey get to be parents again

The best part of “Slamigan” was that Dawson and Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) were able to talk DCFS into letting them become the guardians for Bria while her father is in rehab. That’s great news, because we know how much Dawson wants to be a mom.

We just hope that this doesn’t end in heartbreak for Dawsey before the end of Chicago Fire season 6. We know that the Bria storyline has to end eventually, and ideally it’ll end with her father getting clean, at which point he’d come and take back his daughter. The one thing that’s been established repeatedly about Mr. Jamison is that he loves Bria; he’s not going to leave her, even with a couple as great as Casey and Dawson.

So while we’re super-thrilled that Dawson gets to be a foster mom again for a little while, we’re also warning the show not to break her (and our) hearts one more time. Dawsey doesn’t deserve that for the second season in a row.

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2) Cruz has a thing for Brett?!?

Was anyone else completely blindsided when Chicago Fire had Otis (Yuri Sardarov) declare that Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) had developed an unrequited crush on their roommate Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer)?

We’re thoroughly confused by this, and not because Brett’s not awesome or we couldn’t see her and Cruz having chemistry. But it seemed to come out of nowhere, and we’re not sure what this adds to the show aside from drama for drama’s sake.

After all, Fire is still teasing us with Brettonio (including in this episode, as Antonio asks about Brett and vice versa). Cruz even admits to Otis that he knows it wouldn’t work out for him and Brett. So all this reveal creates, is heartache for Cruz and another, albeit minor, speed bump for Brettonio—as if having Brett break up with Antonio wasn’t awkward enough.

Why can’t Cruz just go on a nice date with the lady at the rehab facility and everyone is happy? Why’d we have to give him an unrequited crush instead? It just makes us want to hug him.

3) Severide needs a storyline

“Slamigan” was promoted as if something big was going to happen for Severide in this episode. It did not actually deliver that. Severide met his old friend Chief Grissom (guest star Gary Cole), and Grissom repeatedly talked about how Severide needed to advance his career and he would help make that happen. But the episode ended before Grissom introduced Kelly to anybody, and it’s not like last season where Severide got offered another job.

In that sense, this episode was much ado about nothing. Maybe it’ll pay off more next week with Grissom returning, but in this episode, nothing really happened. And that made us realize how not much has happened for Severide in Chicago Fire season 6.

Aside from sleeping with Hope (Eloise Mumford) and kissing Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo), he hasn’t had a ton of plot. Maybe that’s because he had such a huge storyline last season with Severanna, but we’d like to see at least one step forward for Kelly at some point. Casey got promoted, while Dawson’s a mom again, so what’s Severide’s thing going to be? Any suggestions?

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What did you take away from this week’s Chicago Fire episode? Tell us your takeaways from “Slamigan” in the comments.

Chicago Fire airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.