The lengthy look ahead to One Chicago to return after the WGA strike and SAG-AFTRA strike each ended is not over simply but, however the exhibits can lastly begin shifting ahead for the 2024 TV premiere schedule. Sadly, meaning information that Chicago Fireplace is dropping one other sequence common. Kara Killmer, who has been a part of Firehouse 51 as paramedic Sylvie Brett since Season 3, will depart within the upcoming Season 12. Whereas that raises some huge questions and can mark the exit of the present’s longest-running paramedic, it additionally makes me much less nervous concerning the Brettsey cliffhanger from the Season 11 finale.
Kara Killmer will return to Chicago Fireplace in Season 12 however go away sooner or later throughout the brand new season, in line with TVLine. No additional particulars about when or how have been revealed on the time of writing, though Fireplace is predicted to run for 13 episodes after the lengthy strike delay. It is potential that Brett’s exit might be dealt with equally to how Fireplace introduced again Jesse Spencer in Season 10 and Chicago P.D. introduced again Jesse Lee Soffer in Season 10 to jot down exits for his or her characters, which might imply significantly lower than the complete season.
As followers might bear in mind from the conclusion of Season 11 again in Might, the finale ended with three cliffhangers: Stella deciding to go after Severide after his lengthy absence as a result of Taylor Kinney’s break, Casey proposing to Brett, and Mouch probably bleeding out within the hospital. If I am being completely trustworthy, I want that I had motive to really feel higher concerning the Mouch cliffhanger over both of the opposite two since his was the life-and-death ending, however Kara Killmer’s exit definitely suggests a cheerful ending for her and Casey in Season 12.
Ever since Casey popped the query to Brett within the Season 11 finale, I might solely see a cheerful consequence for Brettsey if Jesse Spencer was returning as a sequence common or Kara Killmer was leaving as a sequence common. There was no indication that Spencer was planning on returning as greater than a visitor star; when there was additionally no information that Killmer was going anyplace, it appeared like Brett and Casey have been headed for heartache but once more. Now, I am fairly assured that Brett will settle for his proposal and the 2 will experience off into the sundown in Portland, Oregon.
I used to be personally hoping for the third choice that she would say no to the proposal as an indication of non-public development, and never simply because I’ve at all times been a Dawsey fan at coronary heart. Kara Killmer has been an necessary a part of Chicago Fireplace going again to the early seasons, and I’ve notably loved her paramedicine storyline with Mouch lately. Hopefully that can proceed even after Brett leaves, maybe with Violet selecting up the place her former Ambulance 61 accomplice left off. My fingers are crossed that Mouch goes to outlive, in fact, so they might even work collectively!
For now, we will solely wait and marvel about what’s forward with Kara Killmer bowing out of Chicago Fireplace. It might be good for her and Casey in the event that they get a cheerful ending, and that is my expectation at this level. I might additionally love if Killmer was capable of stick round for seven episodes of Season 12, since she’s presently credited with 193 episodes of Fireplace.
Certain, she did not really seem in all of these episodes as a result of Brett visiting Casey for some time again in Season 10, however it’d be a enjoyable milestone for her to be credited for 200 episodes. In a season operating for the same old 20+ episodes, I’d even be optimistic about Killmer sticking round to hit 200. Not a lot is 100% sure within the wake of the strikes and a shortened Season 12, nonetheless. For now, followers can at all times revisit earlier days of Chicago Fireplace streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription.