CHICAGO FIRE Post-Mortem: Andrea Newman on Brettsey's Big News and Gallo's Farewell - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHICAGO FIRE Post-Mortem: Andrea Newman on Brettsey’s Big News and Gallo’s Farewell

January 17, 2024 by  

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CHICAGO FIRE — “Barely Gone” Episode 12001 — Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Wednesday, January 17 season premiere of CHICAGO FIRE.]

It’s official: Brett (Kara Killmer) and Casey (Jesse Spencer) are engaged!

Thanks to the six-month time jump, the series picked up with the duo long past the happy moment…and Brett in her final months of living in Chicago. But, first, a wedding is on the horizon.

“Brett has plans that will get a little derailed, and things won’t go exactly as they all think,” CHICAGO FIRE showrunner Andrea Newman tells Give Me My Remote via email. “But knowing her time at 51 might be coming to an end just drives Brett to throw herself a thousand percent into everything, and this season will see some serious Brett heroics. Serious and risky. Maybe too risky.”

More immediately, though, Gallo (Alberto Rosende) decided to move to Michigan to be with his aunt during the time away, and he dropped by 51 to bid farewell to his friends. (On the bright side, he already has a spot lined up with the Detroit fire department.)

“Hardest decision of my life,” Gallo tells the crowd. But he’s overjoyed by his decision: “For the first time in my life I have nephews and nieces and cousins.”

“Gallo lost his family when he was a boy, and he’s been on a journey to find a family ever since,” Newman explains. “51 became that family for him, and he’ll always be a part of it. But it made sense that when the character found out he had blood relatives he’d never met, he would feel the pull of that so strongly he needed to be wherever they are.”

After Gallo said goodbye to the group, he had a small moment with his closest friends, Violet (Hanako Greensmith) and Ritter (Daniel Kyri).

“We knew everyone at 51 would want to say their goodbyes to Gallo, but that the Gallo/Violet/Ritter trio had become so close they needed their own moment,” Newman says. “They’ve been through so much together. That was a super emotional day on set. Hanako, Alberto, and Daniel are as close as their characters were, so there were a lot of very real tears.”

CHICAGO FIRE, Season Premiere, Wednesday, January 17, 9/8c, NBC


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One Response to “CHICAGO FIRE Post-Mortem: Andrea Newman on Brettsey’s Big News and Gallo’s Farewell”

  1. Maureen Carrillo on January 18th, 2024 9:53 am

    Hello those are so adorable cute love them. My favorite part Chicago people are best ever wonderful so great so hard job with team so good actors people are best ever wonderful. I love it so beautiful letter. Stay be strong and don’t give up. Love them people.