Chicago Fire season 7, episode 11 recap: You Choose

CHICAGO FIRE -- "You Choose" Episode 711 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "You Choose" Episode 711 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /
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Chicago Fire’s characters made some life choices this week. Find out what happened in Chicago Fire season 7, episode 11 in our recap.

This week’s Chicago Fire was an episode with decisions to be made and business to be taken care of. And not the usual Firehouse 51 business, but the kind of stuff that you reflect on well after it’s happened.

Wednesday’s installment “You Choose” saw Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) try to move on after last week’s midseason premiere, while Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) dished out some parenting to a kid that wasn’t his. We all knew his storyline wasn’t just about a boat! Plus, Tuesday got his own plotline, because adorable animals are an excellent way to diffuse angst.

Click through this slideshow to read what happened in the latest Chicago Fire episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

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CHICAGO FIRE — “You Choose” Episode 711 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /

Casey and Brett

Casey was down both an apartment and a girlfriend, after his place burned down and Naomi had decided to leave the country last week. Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) offered to use her many hours of HGTV viewing experience to find him a new home. She even had spreadsheets! But Casey felt he needed to stay with Severide, just to look out for him awhile. Awww.

Plus, things were going swimmingly between Brett and Kyle Sheffield (returning guest star Teddy Sears). They got coffee together and Brett borrowed him to help her check out an open house for Casey—where they shared their first on-screen kiss. Sorry, Brettonio fans, but she’s definitely moved on.

At work, Brett watched Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) get into more hot water when she found the medical card belonging to a bus driver who’d had a seizure, and told a nurse how the medication was dangerous. The doctor filed a complaint which brought Chief Hatcher to 51 to chastize Foster and threaten her with dismissal.

Foster’s response? To go back to the hospital looking for the doctor, tell the bus driver about her suspicions, and then confront the doctor later after leaving him a half-dozen messages. Gabriela Dawson would be proud. Hatcher came back—but to say that the doctor had informed him that Foster had caught a critical error, and to offer her an apology.

Foster made up with the doctor, who revealed it was actually the nurse who complained, and he complimented her several times. He then asked her out to dinner, so now we know who that new love interest that Annie Ilonzeh mentioned in our interview is. Bet you didn’t see that plot doing a total 180!