Chicago Fire's new medic is already causing trouble for Violet

Violet feels threatened by another newbie, but in a different way...

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Flag" Episode 12007 -- Pictured: Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Flag" Episode 12007 -- Pictured: Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Chicago Fire may set a show record with the number of different medics that have been shown in season 12. We had Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), then we had the short and unlikable stint of Lennox (Wesam Keesh), and now we have a newbie played by Joceyln Hudon!

Hudon, who was recently announced to be joining the cast in a recurring role, made her Chicago Fire debut in the episode "Something About Her." She played a pretty large role, as she helped Firehouse 51 and Violet Mikami (Hanako Greensmith) navigate an emergency involving a fire at a recording studio.

Chicago Fire introduced its new(est) medic

Jocelyn Hudon
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Hudon's character, Lyla Novak, has not gotten off on the best foot with Violet, but not in the way that fans have been trained to expect. Violet has had to deal with medics who are trying to ruin her career, or at least undermine her control in the field. We're thinking of Emma Jacobs (Caitlin Carver) or the previously mentioned Lennox. Hudon's character is a different story, however.

Novak is very clearly trying to do her best as a medic, and has no intentions (at least, that we can see) of trying to undermine Violet's authority as the PIC. In fact, she's very open with Violet and wants to help however she can. The trouble that Novak has caused thus far has been personal, rather than professional, and it's a pretty clever twist on the part of the Chicago Fire writers.

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Hudon's character is quickly set up as a flirtatious and direct person. She tells the firefighting team that she was reassigned because she had an affair with her instructor, which caused problems with the man's wife. Novak was very honest about the whole story, and even laughed about it. Then she asked Violet if she had ever slept with a married man, which completely caught the character off guard.

Paramedic Novak flirted with Sam Carver

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "Port in the Storm" Episode 12006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lockett as Sam Carver, Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

This scene of established character paid off later in "Something About Her" when Hudon's character was seen flirting with one Sam Carver (Jake Lockett). Obviously, Violet and Carver had been involved romantically throughout season 12, but they have preferred to keep their involvement a secret from the rest of the firehouse (at least, officially).

Violet is visibly bothered by the flirtation between Carver and Novak, but she can't really say anything about it in a work capacity. We're very curious to see where this potential love triangle goes during the rest of the season, and whether this'll lead to Violet and Carver getting closer or breaking things off. What do you think will happen?

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