Chicago Fire season 8, episode 2 recap: A Real Shot In The Arm

CHICAGO FIRE -- "A Real Shot in the Arm" Episode 802 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "A Real Shot in the Arm" Episode 802 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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Sylvie Brett: Home is where the heart is

Meanwhile, Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) sat in Fowlerton with her fiancé Chaplain Kyle Sheffield (recurring guest star Teddy Sears), waiting on pins and needles for the first day of her new job.

That wasn’t the only thing she was worried about though, as Hope Jacquinot (guest star Eloise Mumford) was back in her life. Sylvie’s former BFF was still keen on making nice, and stopped her and Kyle in the grocery store. She asked Brett to go out to an old high school hangout of theirs to catch up and, because Sylvie is so nice, she agreed.

When the two met up at the diner, they drank milkshakes and reminisced over their Twilight fangirl days. Things didn’t stay cool for very long though, because when Hope asked Sylvie if she had hooked up with anyone at 51, an awkward silence fell over the two. Whether or not Brett’s lack of response was due to her memories of past moments with Casey was unclear, but it could definitely have been – or continue to be – a possibility.

Speaking of her friends at 51, Brett picked up a FaceTime call from Hermann, who, along with Mouch, Platt, Cruz and Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh), told Sylvie how much they missed her. Emily really misses her paramedic partner, as her current one Collins (Austin Peck) was driving her nuts. Unfortunately, things got busier at the bar, and Hermann ended the call rather abruptly, which only left Brett feeling more alone and distant from her former firehouse.

Things only got worse when after a long, boring first day of work, Brett walked in on Hope privately talking to Kyle. Even though Hope swore it was solely to ask Kyle’s advice about her boyfriend’s PTSD, the look on Brett’s face said otherwise. And who could blame her? After all, Hope’s past with men, especially one’s surrounding Brett, hasn’t been good.

The episode ended with Kyle telling Sylvie that she had to know “nothing happened” between he and Hope. She trusted him enough to believe that, but that wasn’t all she told him. As Sylvie tearfully caught Kyle’s eyes once again, she confessed that while she knew he was a good man, this place was not her home.

As she walked out of the house, she was surprised to find Foster and Kidd at her doorstep, ready to plead their case. She listened to her friend’s loving reasons for wanting her back (including the fact that Foster fired Collins!), before she wholeheartedly agreed that she was ready to come home.

Looks like Chicago Fire gained a new member and took back an old one (who, let’s be honest: was never really gone in the first place). Talk about a happy ending.

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