Chicago Fire’s Brett and Kyle: Should they stay or split?

CHICAGO FIRE -- "You Choose" Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teddy Sears as Kyle Sheffield, Kara Killmer as Slyvie Brett-- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "You Choose" Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teddy Sears as Kyle Sheffield, Kara Killmer as Slyvie Brett-- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /
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Chicago Fire’s Kyle and Brett were a new One Chicago couple, so should they try again or move on in Chicago Fire season 7?

Before the One Chicago franchise returns to finish out its season, we’re looking at where the ships and characters stand—including Chicago Fire‘s Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and Kyle Sheffield (recurring guest star Teddy Sears).

Brett and Kyle were one of the new relationships introduced into the One Chicago universe during this season. They kind of snuck up on the audience, as Firehouse 51’s new paramedic Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) had the idea that they’d make a good couple and by midseason, Brett shared that opinion.

But Chicago Fire threw viewers a curveball more recently when it had Kyle break things off with Brett, worried that dating her would compromise his ability to do his job after Matthew Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) latest near-death experience drove an unintentional wedge between the two. So is that really it for this new couple, or is there still hope?

Click through this slideshow to see our arguments for both options, then cast your vote for what Kyle and Brett should do in the comments at the end.

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CHICAGO FIRE — “All the Proof” Episode 706 — Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Annie Ilonzeh as Emily Foster, Teddy Sears as Kyle Sheffield — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Where they are now

There’s not a ton to say about Brett and Kyle’s relationship, since they didn’t start getting together until midseason and they’ve already broken up. But Chicago Fire rushed them through a quick first go-around.

Kyle was introduced in the season’s sixth episode as the new chaplain, and revealed to have a past with Foster, who decided that he’d be a good romantic match for her new partner. The ever upbeat Brett and the warm-hearted Kyle clicked pretty quickly, leading to Brett asking Kyle out to dinner at midseason.

But things picked up speed—and not in a good way—once the show returned for the second half of season 7. Kyle and Brett were enjoying a few months of happiness together, and even having a really cute moment when she was looking at apartments for Casey. Ironically, Casey would end up contributing to their downfall.

After Casey was nearly killed yet again, Brett told Kyle and asked him to speak to the other man, who was annoyed that Brett had told her boyfriend about his trauma. After seeing Casey’s ire, it made Kyle think that he couldn’t keep seeing Brett if he was working with Firehouse 51, because other people might not trust him. But Brett sobbing in the hospital hallway can’t be the end of this story, right?