As Chicago Fire‘s newest couple, paramedic Violet Mikami and her boss Paramedic Field Chief Evan Hawkins have certainly made an impression in their short time together.
In fact, the pair’s chemistry is so strong that “we had plans [to go in] one direction [with the story] and then these actors [Hanako Greensmith and Jimmy Nicholas] were so fantastic together and just popped on the screen so beautifully that we were like, ‘This is where we’re going to go,'” co-showrunner Andrea Newman shared during a recent #OneChicago Day press junket. “So we really leaned into that because they were bringing it so majorly.”
With that storyline have come some major hurdles for the couple: In the last episode, a firefighter spotted Violet and Hawkins kissing, raising accusations of favoritism on Hawkins’ part that allowed Violet and paramedic partner Brett to skip the line on an ambulance repair. Now, as the show returns with a new installment this Wednesday (airing at 9/8c on NBC), Hawkins is facing potential disciplinary action, putting the nascent romance to the test.
“We knew there would be professional trouble for them because of this [power dynamic], but we also wanted to see them fight through that,” Newman said. “So for us, that was the challenge and the fun” of writing that relationship.
At the same time that Violet is fretting over the fallout of her and Hawkins’ ill-timed smooch, she also gets a new paramedic partner while Brett is on leave. Making her debut this week, Emma (played by The Fosters‘ Caitlin Carver) is “someone that I think will surprise quite a few people and will definitely surprise Violet as well,” Greensmith previewed.
“It’s going be juicy. She’s not a character that I think our show often has to toy with or has to battle. So it’s going to be really interesting seeing how she weaves within the firehouse,” Greensmith teased. (With reporting by Keisha Hatchett)
I really hope that Violet and Evan do fight through it, because I LOVE them together.
Me too – I think they are great together, more chemistry than some other couples (looking at you Casey/Brett).
For sure. You can practically feel the heat coming off the TV with Violet and Hawkins.
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So, they have more chemistry than a couple that is no longer on-screen together, and, for all intents and purposes with Brett gone, is technically no longer on the show at all? Faint praise.
Why are there no regular male EMT’s on this show? It’s always two females. If they have female firefighters, why not male EMT’s? (I’m not talking about Violet’s boss. He is a fill in)
There have been several males in the ambo to be fair. Throughout the seasons. It’s mainly been two females lately, because the cast would otherwise be stacked with men, and only 2 females.
Lately? It’s been since season 4. The showrunner is on record as saying the EMTs are all women nowadays to “balance” the cast, since they can’t have too many female FFs, doncha y’know.
The use of the words “juicy” and “battle” make it sound like things with this new temporary partner are going to go really badly.
Fire has become a prime time soap opera. The bed hopping and partner swapping has become tiresome.
Anyone miss when Chicago Fire actually had fires? I miss the days of big fires and rescues which we have not seen onscreen lately.
Pretty sure the “Fire” in the title refers to soft core geriatric network porn and not actual fires.
I really love the pairing of violet & Hawkins , hope they will stay together.
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I hope that Wendy Seager stay around. I have come to enjoy her stories. I think she makes Kidd stay sharp!! Now that Casey is gone if they keep Sylvie around the long distance romance is dumb, they should bring Granger back!!
I don’t find them interesting at all.
Am I the only one who doesn’t like these two together? I really liked Violet’s strong character from the beginning, but this has ruined her for me. No way would the earlier Violet get into a relationship with her boss- she was way too smart and professional for that! This just all seems immature and gross.
And PLEASE bring back Brett!!
I totally agree with you! The boss and subordinate relationship has been romanticized when this is so inappropriate. Season 8 and 9 Violet would have not done this.