One Chicago preview: What to watch for in Feb. 12’s new episodes

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Shut It Down" Episode 814 -- Pictured: (l-r) Annie Llonzeh as Emily Foster, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Shut It Down" Episode 814 -- Pictured: (l-r) Annie Llonzeh as Emily Foster, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

What’s coming in next week’s Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med episodes? Find out what to watch for in our One Chicago preview for Feb. 12.

Fans are already looking forward to the next Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire episodes—so what should you be looking forward for? What clues can we pick up from the promos we’ve seen this week? Get your first glimpse ahead in our One Chicago preview.

We’re coming off three of the most heartbreaking, emotional episodes all season. We saw parents abandon their son on Chicago Med, a man lose his wife in a blaze on Chicago Fire, and Kim Burgess suffer a miscarriage on Chicago PD.

So how will our favorite franchise continue on after those huge moments? It’s going to be very hard to top episodes that powerful, and in the case of both Chicago Med and Chicago PD, also controversial. But here’s what we have our eyes on for this coming Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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Chicago Fire: Will Brett meet her mom?

Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) revealed in the most recent Chicago Fire episode that her birth mother is trying to locate her. She also sounded like she’s not too keen on the idea, or at least wants to do it on her own terms. But Wednesday’s episode will continue the adoption story—so will Brett come face-to-face with her mom, and if so, when?

To be honest, Brett could use a new relationship in her life right now. While she has Firehouse 51 to lean on, she’s also had some tough losses recently. She broke up with her fiancee Kyle Sheffield at the start of the season. When her one-time best friend and former partner Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) returned for the midseason finale, we didn’t even get one good Dawson and Brett scene.

And what seemed like a potential new love with Dawson’s ex-husband Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) has now stalled into…well, we don’t know what Chicago Fire thinks it is.

Brett has a lot of friends, but we haven’t seen any relationship really develop for her this season. Maybe her birth mother could give her someone to open up to and lean on. Conversely, the show could make this more trouble than it’s worth for both Brett and the One Chicago viewers. The last major mom storyline was with Erin Lindsay’s mom on Chicago PD, and we all know how badly that went, numerous times.

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Chicago PD: What happens after Burgess’s miscarriage?

Every One Chicago fan wants to know what’s next for Burgess now that she lost her baby at the end of the latest episode “I Was Here” and what the miscarriage means for her relationship with Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger). Yet from what we’ve seen of the next episode, it’s like the show doesn’t care about that.

From the promo, we’re getting a Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) centric episode. And NBC’s official synopsis for “Center Mass” doesn’t mention Burgess or Ruzek at all. That may not be the show’s intent, but it comes across as just discarding Burgess’s terrible loss aside. Will we just get a brief scene at the start of the episode where Ruzek asks how Burgess is doing and then it’s back to business as usual?

That’s certainly possible but that’s not what should happen. To have the show do something as serious as kill an unborn child, that deserves the respect of not being immediately forgotten about. And there could be new questions for Burgess now about her life and career, too. There’s still a lot to explore, if the writers are willing to go there.

Chicago Med: Is Will going to cave to blackmail?

The description of the next Chicago Med episode includes mentioning how, yet again, Dr. Will Halstead’s (Nick Gehlfuss) side job at the safe injection site is affecting him. This could be something or it could be nothing. Remember how, after Will returned from witness protection last season, almost every synopsis included some mention of Will having issues and it never really amounted to anything?

That being said, what kind of “struggles with ethics” is he going to have in the episode? Last we saw Will, he was essentially being blackmailed by Dr. Hannah Asher (recurring guest star Jessy Schram): if he reported her drug addiction, she’d report him working at the safe injection site. So is he going to keep his mouth shut, and cede to her threat, in order to protect himself? Or could this be unrelated stress, just more emotional strain caused by the work he’s doing?

Will’s had a lot of stress over the last few years, between the ups and downs that Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) put him through and then the whole undercover informant fiasco from last season. It’d be nice if Chicago Med gave him a storyline that allowed him to do more than be angsty.

And certainly, it’d be interesting if he stood up to Asher—because we’ve seen so many seasons of him going back to Natalie after all of their fights or breakups. An assertive Will, and a happy Will, would be a breath of fresh air. But that’s up to the writers, who have made Med the most dramatic it’s been in its whole history.

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