Chicago Fire season 8 character review: Sylvie Brett

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Hold Our Ground" Episode 810 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Hold Our Ground" Episode 810 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Light Things Up” Episode 819 — Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Christian Stolte as Randy ?Mouch? McHolland — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

How was Chicago Fire season 8 for Sylvie Brett? We’re looking back at how Chicago Fire’s latest season went for Kara Killmer’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Fire season 8, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer).

What happened in Chicago Fire season 8 for Sylvie Brett

This latest season of Chicago Fire was not great for Brett emotionally, but one can’t argue that she didn’t have enough happen to her in these 20 episodes.

Brett started the season injured in the Arnow Mattress Factory fire, then having moved away with her new fiance Kyle Sheffield (returning guest star Teddy Sears). Since Kara Killmer wasn’t leaving the show, it was no surprise when Brett called off their engagement and returned to her old job at Firehouse 51.

Professionally she took center stage in the episode “Badlands” as she and her partner Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) suspected wrongdoing in a juvenile facility. Foster and Brett also were first on the scene in the “Infection” crossover, and Brett worked to help a fire victim who lost almost everything in “A Chicago Welcome” which was the season’s most emotional episode.

But this season will be remembered for what happened to her personally. Aside from the broken engagement, Brett met her birth mother Julie (Kelly Deadmon), only for Kelly to die giving birth to Sylvie’s half-sister. Brett also found out that Foster was planning to return to medical school, and continued to circle Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer)—though the two haven’t made any real moves toward one another.