The upcoming season of “Chicago Fire” brings a new dynamic which will make it more entwined with sister show “Chicago P.D.” as two of its mainstays are set to be embroiled in a love affair.
Entertainment Weekly has recently tipped that “Fire’s” Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and “P.D.’s” Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) will become involved with each other when both their shows make their much anticipated comebacks this year.
“There’s plenty to play in terms of the May-December version of Brett to Antonio his character has a couple kids, he’s divorced, no way should he be with this woman, but she’s had her heart broken,” executive producer Matt Olmstead explained. “She’s looking for a real man, he qualifies. He’s looking for a real soul, a real heart, and she qualifies.”
While the specifics of how the relationship will blossom have yet to be disclosed, a scheduled crossover between the shows is the most probable way to jump-start it. Fortunately, this development broke out not long after creator Dick Wolf confirmed that a four way tie-in will happen involving his “Chicago” franchise. Aside from “Fire” and “P.D.,” the sophomore run of “Chicago Med” and the soon to debut “Chicago Justice” will join the fun.
Given this, it can be assumed that this is where Brett and Antonio will cross paths followed by guest appearances in both shows even after the crossover event has ended.
Wolf even teased what fans can expect in this year’s “Chicago” get-together.
“An arson case [on ‘Fire’] could show up in ‘Justice.’ Obviously, a ‘P.D.’ case that’s resolved could show up in ‘Justice,'” the producer told reporters during the recently held Television Critics Association fall previews. “And doctors, aside from a massive medical murderer or something … you would have, for example, Oliver [Platt] become one of the go-to expert witnesses on psychiatry, much like Elizabeth Olivet was on ‘Law & Order.’ … I think the integration will be as seamless as they have been for the past three or four years now.”
It appears that Wolf and his team are still planning the intricacies of this crossover event. Nevertheless, they have been the masters of such television craft since they have been doing it for a couple of years now. So it might be safe to say that the inter-show romance between Brett and Antonio will feel organic. As for the future of the budding romance, the “Chicago” franchise has a 50 percent rate of survival with “Fire’s” Mouch (Christian Stolte) and “P.D.’s” Platt (Amy Morton) eventually tying the knot, while “Fire’s” Severide (Taylor Kinney) and “P.D.’s” Lindsay (Sophia Bush) headed to splitsville.
“Chicago Fire” returns on Oct. 11, 10 p.m. ET, while “Chicago P.D.” comes back almost a month earlier on Sept. 21, 10 p.m. ET.