'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 11: Casey's drama overshadows poisoned cupcake case, fans ask 'how dare you lie'

All in all, the case on 'A Couple Hundred Degrees' was a good one and it mostly involved enough screen time for all the characters we would like to see


                            'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 11: Casey's drama overshadows poisoned cupcake case, fans ask 'how dare you lie'
Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett and Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey in 'Chicago Fire' (NBC)

Spoilers for 'Chicago Fire' Season 9 Episode 11 'A Couple Hundred Degrees'

This week's episode of NBC's 'Chicago Fire' is intense, to say the least. While Kelly Severide's (Taylor Kinney) patience running low with the new recruit who has ties to the CFD was the least of Firehouse 51's concerns, there is a 'mysterious' note that sends Violet Lin (Hanako Greensmith) and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) on a hunt to find the writer. The note read: "That fall wasn't an accident", and while that may not sound as ominous, it's scary given the context that the Firehouse had just rescued a man who had fallen and ended up badly hurt. 

There's humor in this episode, and of course, there's some tension between Brett and Matthew Casey (Matthew Casey). She's moved on with Greg Grainger (Jon-Michael Ecker), whom we love, but even though we're tired of the Brett and Casey storyline, we secretly hope they end up together. Oh and yes, Casey is still lying to himself that he's fine, even though his symptoms — his headaches — are still there. We are still annoyed about that.

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Will Casey listen to Brett?

So since Casey lied, Brett finds out — thanks to a bit of 'Chicago Med' crossover — through Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) that Casey is supposed to go to the hospital ASAP. That storyline upset fans, because enough is enough. But will Brett be a bit more involved now? "I hope Brett talks to Casey about his head injury! #brettsey #ChicagoFire," wrote one fan. Another added, "Ok Brett now you heard it from Will time to approach Casey ASAP about it #ChicagoFire." Yet another added, "Yesss Brett talk about head injuries with Will and he mention that Casey ask him advice "for a friend" Now she will know that something is definitely up!!! Finally it's moving #ChicagoFire #Brettsey."



 



 



 

During the episode, Brett does approach Casey about what she had heard from Will, but he lied and fans were upset. One user wrote, "Oh Casey. How dare you lie to Sylvie about your condition. U know the problem won't go away just bc you want to come on man !!! #Brettsey #ChicagoFire." So, of course, this led to the fandom as people assumed that Brett is about to leave Grainger and go with Casey. One user wrote, "Sylvie honey stop trying to force it. If you aren’t feeling it that’s okay. Casey is right there waiting for you I promise #ChicagoFire." Another added, "Let me guess Brett will go with Casey to the doctor and cancel with Greg. #ChicagoFire." The last fan wasn't wrong.



 



 



 

On the other side, Severide gives the new recruit a chance because "maybe there's a firefighter" in the "puppy" after all. That proves to be dangerous as it results in the recruit causing a carbon monoxide incident. Casey had told Severide to cut the recruit lose, but the lieutenant had pressure from the chief. After Brett sees what happened with the recruit, she decided she would just tell Casey that he needs to see a doctor which just got her, "I'll think about it, i'll promise." So yet again, we have no resolution on this. You can scream now, we're with you.

Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd and Christian Stolte as Randall “Mouch” McHolland (NBC)

The case of the fallen man became interesting when Violet and Brett find out that a man was trying to buy the victim's shop out even after being told that they weren't selling. Thing is, the man has another fall in another incident, and Brett and Violet go to the scene. Turns out, he was being poisoned and was overdosing without even knowing it. The person who wanted to buy his job would drop off a free poisoned cupcake to get on the victim's good side. But the criminal is not who you think it is.

All in all, the case on 'A Couple Hundred Degrees' was a good one, it mostly involved enough screen time for all the characters we'd like to see. The interpersonal relationships were given a bit of a back seat compared to the case on this episode, which is refreshing. Stay tuned for a new episode next week.

'Chicago Fire' Season 9 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC.

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