‘Chicago Fire’: Jesse Spencer bets Casey and Brett will be together at the end of season 9 (exclusive)

There’s a lot of romantic heartache in Chicago fire.

After Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) shared a fiery kiss after months and months of longing stares, stolen glances, and pent-up feelings, the universe had a way of making any kind of romance unlikely. , at least being for the moment. Then there are Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), whose unbreakable bond of late looks a bit worse as cracks start to form in their partnership as he chooses to distance themselves further as she continues. the way to his lieutenant exam.

As the cast members reveal, those unresolved tensions between the two Chicago fire pairings are not going away anytime soon.

“If you can imagine it, there will be even more heartache unfolding in the next two episodes,” Killmer told ET’s Rachel Smith during NBC’s OneChicago Day virtual tour of Casey and Brett’s time apart. “We have some new characters for both of us that will maybe create a little jealousy.” They both tried to move on with new love interests shortly after Brett told Casey that she needed some distance from him.

“We need a bit of space, it’s the track,” Spencer chimed in.

“Yes, we are trying to take space, but the feelings for each other are very strong,” Killmer said. “So in terms of where he’s going … it’s been two and a half hot seasons, [a] long lasting and hopefully they will figure it out and get really sincere. Have a good conversation. Put it on the table. “

Although Casey and Brett tried to vent their frustrations after their heated kiss earlier this season, Spencer confessed that she enjoys the roller coaster that is “Brettsey.”

“I like drama. I like going up and down the roller coaster, it makes me feel alive,” he joked, acknowledging fans’ frustrations over the duo’s inability to cement their long-standing relationship. “I know they are pulling their hair out. For us, because at first we were worried that it would be too fast too. Now it’s been so long and slow, that I really loved it. It was really organic, too, you know? Because last season Sylvie was going through a lot of losses and they were together organically together. It was very, very nice. “

“Now there’s a couple more potholes in the road … and then I promise you we could get together,” Spencer hinted. “If I were a gambling man, I’d say at the end of the season.”

As for Severide and Kidd’s relationship issues, it all comes down to Severide not being completely honest about his hesitancy to help Kidd as she makes her way up the ladder.

“What we are dealing with now are many things [that] they are preventable. It’s just the communication factor. Tends to withdraw and enter when the going gets tough rather than verbalize [them], and although there are the best intentions, I think what ends up happening is that he puts his foot in his mouth with things “.

“Sometimes it’s a male trait,” he laughed. “I think you have a hard time where it’s like, ‘Hey honey, I meant the best. I just didn’t … I didn’t know how to say it or when to say it.’ Then time passed and you didn’t. But Stella has been, over the course of our relationship, good enough to bring out the meaning and the good in what’s going on. If they were too similar in terms of the way they faced adversity, they would have gone backwards a long time ago. “

Mayo shared one thing that she hopes Severide and Kidd can get through this slump in their relationship.

“I hope Kelly starts communicating more, starts opening up, even if the communication is, ‘There’s something I have to tell you and I don’t know how to tell you.’ Great, it’s a great place to start, “Mayo said.” I want you to experience more collaboration. Sometimes there’s this stigma or this trope of a man when a man takes care of things, it’s like, ‘I can’t. I have to assume everything ‘, and show nothing vulnerability or emotional weakness. And even a man can’t do it ‘like a man’, that gender-performative nonsense that prevents us from relating as individuals. ”

Chicago fire airs Wednesdays at 9 pm ET / PT on NBC. For more information on the series, see below.

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