What’s next for Sylvie Brett when Chicago Fire returns in January?

"A White Knuckle Panic" Episode 915 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
"A White Knuckle Panic" Episode 915 -- Pictured: Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) has seen lots of highs and lows during Chicago Fire season 10. On one hand, the character has had professional breakthroughs with her ambulance program, which has already started to make a huge difference for local patients.

On the other hand, the departure of Casey (Jesse Spencer) has made it so that she’s had to enter into a long distance relationship. The isolation has been rough for Brett, who’s been made to feel increasingly lonely when she’s not at the 51.

Here’s what we know about the character and what’s in store for her when Chicago Fire returns.

Is Brett going to be leaving Chicago Fire?

Given the distance, both physically and metaphorically, between Brett and Casey, it’d make sense that they’d into relationship problems come the second half of season 10. That said, showrunner Derek Haas has gone on record to state that Brettsey will be just fine.

"“I think that [relationship] is going well off screen”, Haas told CinemaBlend. “She’s definitely gonna go see him at some point in the second half of the season. We don’t have all of those i’s dotted and t’s crossed yet, but she’s gonna go see him.”"

Haas’ comments are followed with the tease of a potential return for Casey’s actor, Jesse Spencer. He’s already made a cameo, leaving a voicemail on Brett’s phone, so a physical appearance would do wonders for their onscreen relationship.

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It’s not all stress for Brett, however. In a separate discussion with TV Guide, Haas teased a shift in the character’s involvement in other subplots. He pointed out that the high drama of her arc in the season will be swapped out for a lighter, more comedic tone. “We’re going to get to integrate her into some of the more funny storylines”, he added. “Work-wise everything’s good.”

Brett has played a central role in the burgeoning relationship between Violet (Hanako Greensmith) and Chief Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas), so it’s possible that we could see her serve as a wingwoman to Violet should she choose to pursue Hawkins further.

Overall, the writers and showrunners have assured us that Brett is in a good place. Her dynamic with Casey is solid, her career is flourishing, and she’s poised to play a bigger role in the lives of her friends than ever. In comparison to the issues that Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) are going to have to contend with, we’d say Brett is sitting pretty.

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