Chicago Fire season 7 character review: Emily Foster

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The White Whale" Episode 721 -- Pictured: Annie Ilonzeh as Emily Foster -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The White Whale" Episode 721 -- Pictured: Annie Ilonzeh as Emily Foster -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris) /
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How was Chicago Fire season 7 for Emily Foster? We’re looking back at how Chicago Fire’s latest season went for Annie Ilonzeh’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Fire season 7, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh).

What happened

Emily Foster joined Firehouse 51 in Chicago Fire season 7, as the replacement for the departed Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund). The first part of the season involved her getting used to her new team and her new partnership with Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), who was not only resistant to a new partner but watched Foster work outside the lines.

Once she was settled in Chicago the majority of Foster’s development had to do with her sexuality. She was quickly established as bisexual—the first main character on the show to be LGBTQ since Leslie Shay (Lauren German)—and a believer in open relationships.

But her personal life took a rough turn when she had a one-night stand with a doctor who became obsessed with her. When she rebuffed his desire to continue their relationship, he creepily showed up at Molly’s with another woman, and then tried to wreck her career. Luckily, the whole Firehouse 51 team showed up to literally stand behind their newest member.

Foster ended the season with an opportunity to return to medical school, but ultimately decided to turn that down in order to continue working as a paramedic at Firehouse 51.