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: (l-r) Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Severide, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

What’s next

Whether or not you’re a fan of the possible Brett and Casey relationship, there’s no denying that Chicago Fire has been dropping hints about this new pairing all season long. Between Casey’s apparent jealousy of Brett’s hangouts with Ryan, and Sylvie’s back-and-forth attitude regarding Casey, it’s clear the two have something to sort out.

After the events of “Best Friend Magic” it seems appropriate for them to address the elephant in the room. If the writers do have Casey and Brett sit down and have a real conversation, it shouldn’t be something that is painfully awkward. They’ve had a good rapport with one another thus far, and it would be a mistake to let their friendship foundation crumble.

Even if Brett doesn’t become romantically involved with Casey, he was right about one thing: Sylvie Brett does deserve happiness with a good guy. The poor girl hasn’t had the best of luck in the romance department, and she deserves to be with someone who appreciates her 100 percent, eventually.

One other subject that hasn’t been touched on a lot during Chicago Fire season 8? How Brian “Otis” Zvonecek’s (Yuri Sardarov) death has affected Sylvie. She did briefly date Otis, and was his roommate up until his passing in the season premiere.

Otis had a profound effect on Sylvie’s life too, and that impact should be explored. Fans haven’t seen Sylvie really break down since the season 6 finale, when she watched a woman die. To see her cry over Otis, while sad to see, would break open a new depth in her character.

Between her romantic possibilities, loss of a dear friend, and new horizons at work, there’s a ton of ways the rest of Chicago Fire season 8 could go for Sylvie Brett. Choosing any one of these potential plots would allow us to see more of what makes Sylvie great, and who wouldn’t be up for that?

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