What does Chicago Fire have next for Sylvie Brett after shocker?

CHICAGO FIRE -- "I'll Cover You" Episode 818 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "I'll Cover You" Episode 818 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

Chicago Fire wrapped up Sylvie Brett’s mom storyline on Wednesday in a truly shocking way, so what does that mean for Brett in the rest of season 8?

We’ve been asking what Chicago Fire was going to do with Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer)’s story with her birth mother—and Wednesday’s episode answered that question emphatically.

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for the most recent Chicago Fire episode, “I’ll Cover You.” If you’re not caught up, you can do so with our recap.

In “I’ll Cover You,” Brett rushed Julie (recurring guest star Kelly Deadmon) to the hospital when she began to go into labor. But like many recurring characters to whom One Chicago heroes get close, Julie died.

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Doctors were forced to perform an emergency Cesearean section to save Julie’s baby, and she did not make it out of the surgery.

The baby survived, however, and the end of the episode was Brett holding her half-sister while crying over their mother’s death.

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It was the latest example of a One Chicago show choosing the more tragic ending to a storyline, and it begged the question of why we spent several episodes nvesting into the Brett and Julie story only for the show to kill her off.

We didn’t really learn anything new about Brett through this storyline, and it certainly didn’t make her life better. So what is Chicago Fire doing with this plotline? There has to be some reason for it other than to make Brett cry.

Maybe there’s a sort of painful irony coming? That Brett goes from looking for her mother to becoming a sort of surrogate mom for her half-sister, spending time with the baby to help out Julie’s husband Scott?

Or, consider this probably farfetched theory—Brett’s potential love interest Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) just brought up how much it hurt for him and his ex-wife to lose their adopted son Louie a few seasons ago. Could seeing Brett with a baby bring Casey and Brett closer together, and give closure to that storyline that’s gone on too long?

Could Brett and Casey even end up adopting the baby? (That seems incredibly unlikely, but we’ve not seen Scott since he first met Sylvie; we don’t know if he’s going to be capable of taking care of a newborn on top of everything else his family is about to go through.)

Of course, it could just boil down to Chicago Fire wanting to throw another plot twist into an episode, and nothing happens. But from a viewer’s perspective, it would be nice if this latest development—and all the screen time we spent watching Brett fall all over Julie—amounted to some sort of significant step forward for Sylvie before Chicago Fire season 8 ends.

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