Chicago Fire season 8 midseason report: Sylvie Brett

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Welcome to Crazytown" Episode 807 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Welcome to Crazytown" Episode 807 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Infection, Part I” Episode 805 — Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

How has Chicago Fire season 8 gone for Sylvie Brett? Before Chicago Fire returns, we’re reviewing the season for Kara Killmer’s character.

Before Chicago Fire returns in the new year, we’re taking a moment to look at the current season for each character. What important events do fans need to remember?

What plot developments have been good for the character, and which ones need to be improved? And of course, where could they go next when new episodes start Jan. 8?

In this article, we’re profiling Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer). Click through our slideshow to see how season 8 of Chicago Fire has gone for her.

What’s happened so far

The start of Chicago Fire season 8 had Sylvie Brett at rock bottom—literally, as she was trapped underneath the rubble of the mattress factory collapse from “I’m Not Leaving You.”

Thankfully, her paramedic partner Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh), with help from Captain Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) got her out of harm’s way, but not without leaving her with a break in her arm.

Brett’s season started with a major personal issue to contemplate as she processed her engagement to Chaplain Kyle Sheffield (Teddy Sears). She had said yes to his proposal in the Chicago Fire season 7 finale, and the season premiere showed us that she had moved from Chicago to Fowlerton.

The move meant that she unfortunately ran into her ex-BFF, Hope Jacquinot (Eloise Mumford), which left her with some unsavory feelings. Hope reached out and tried to reconnect, and while Sylvie accepted her invite for milkshakes, the two weren’t exactly “best friends forever” again.

Aside from settling into to engaged life, Brett also had to adjust to working at the tiny firehouse in Fowlerton. She didn’t see any action, because there weren’t any calls to go out on, which left Brett missing the fast pace of the Windy City.

After a heartbreaking conversation with Kyle, Sylvie realized that her best bet of finding happiness was to venture back to Chicago. Foster and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) had already decided to “rescue” Brett, and to their surprise, she was already out the door with her bags packed.

Her homecoming was met with a tough case right out of the gate, when she and Foster had to investigate a juvenile detention facility in “Badlands.” Brett met a social worker named Ryan, who quickly took a liking to her.  Brett wasn’t ready to date after Kyle and let Ryan down easy trying to focus on her job.

But in the midseason finale, the return of her former partner and friend Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) threw both Brett and her possible love interest Casey for a little bit of a loop.

Casey sought out Brett for advice when Dawson wanted him to accompany her to an event. She insisted that he accept Gabby’s invite, because he would regret it if he didn’t. He took her advice, and when he returned to let Brett know that it went well, she seemed happy for him. But what does that mean for the possible Brett and Casey romance the show teased through the end of last season?

And what will Brett do professionally now that she’s firmly back at Firehouse 51?