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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for all three One Chicago finales for the 2019-2020 season.]
Chicago Med, Fire, and P.D. all ended their current seasons with Episode 20. While that hadn't been the original plan — production shut down on all three seasons early due to the coronavirus pandemic — each left characters and relationships in tricky situations.
On Fire, 51 may have to say goodbye to one of its own as Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) contemplates her professional future. Meanwhile, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Brett's (Kara Killmer) dance continues while one CFD relationship may have just ended for good.
Plus, find out how shutting down early will affect Upton's storyline involving the FBI.
And on PD, Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) made a decision that could mean big trouble for him and the rest of Intelligence, while Upton's (Tracy Spiridakos) set to return from her assignment in New York — and possibly face a change in her relationship with Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer).
Scroll down to see which One Chicago characters and relationships are facing uncertain futures after the 2019-2020 season.
Hannah (Chicago Med)
While Hannah (Jessy Schram) seems to be doing well — she’s no longer using and going to NA meetings — there’s always the risk of a relapse. And could trying to help out her ex, as she did in the finale and could end up doing again, be detrimental to her recovery?
April and Ethan (Chicago Med)
Things have been quite rocky for the couple as of late, especially after the truth came out about her kiss with Crockett. And while she’d moved her things out of the apartment by the beginning of the finale, she rushed to his side after hearing he was in a hostage situation. But they didn’t have time to talk after, so it’s unclear if this could put them on the road to reconciliation.
Natalie and Crockett (Chicago Med)
The two had been growing closer lately, and Natalie took it upon herself to prove his innocence after he was accused of murder. (She succeeded.) But it looked like he pulled away from her after learning she knew about the daughter he lost to leukemia seven years ago. Is there hope for them in Season 6?
Will and Hannah (Chicago Med)
Will (Nick Gehlfuss) doesn’t exactly make the best judgment calls, and Hannah shouldn’t be dating someone at this point in her addiction recovery. However, they do seem to be making it work (somewhat). But even he knows that he maybe shouldn’t trust her, and it’s easy to see how their relationship could fall apart.
Foster (Chicago Fire)
The paramedic has reapplied to med school and interviewed at Northwestern. Now, all she can do is wait to see if she’s accepted — and if she is, will she leave 51 behind?
Brett and Casey (Chicago Fire)
The flames have been simmering between these two for some time now, but every time they seem to be sharing a moment, they get interrupted or take a step back. Might something finally come of this in Season 9?
Gallo and Violet (Chicago Fire)
Gallo (Alberto Rosende) decided to make his and Violet’s relationship casual, but he wasn’t pleased to learn she was planning to see someone else. Their ensuing argument featured a breakup and marriage proposal. (She wisely walked out after the latter.) “We like the idea of this young energy with Gallo and Violet and the wild swings in their relationship,” showrunner Derek Haas told TV Insider. That will likely continue next season.
Atwater (Chicago PD)
Atwater refused to stay quiet after Doyle’s racial profiling led to the death of an innocent man (and the cop’s own). But in speaking up, he’s made an enemy of Doyle’s friends and family, who are well-connected in CPD and the Mayor’s Office,” showrunner Rick Eid said. “So, this crew will present a serious challenge to Atwater … and Intelligence.”
Upton (Chicago PD)
After some Voight-like actions, the sergeant sent her off to New York to work with the FBI task force, which is a stickler for rules. Shutting production down early on the season has changed the plan for that storyline; she was set to spend more time there. “Our original plan was to see a significant change in Hailey, but I’m not sure that makes sense anymore in light of recent events,” Eid shared. Could that mean she continues on the path she was on before this assignment?
Burgess and Ruzek (Chicago PD)
Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) had a tough season; they were trying to figure out how to be a family (albeit without being together) before she lost the baby. Now, what the future holds for them — and if it includes a romantic relationship — has yet to be determined.
Upton and Halstead (Chicago PD)
Earlier in the season, Upton realized how she felt after her partner was injured, but she pulled back from telling him. That relationship was supposed to come “to a boil” by the end of Season 7, the showrunner revealed, but while some plans have changed, fans can look forward to some sort of “Upstead” development in Season 8. “I’m pretty sure we’ll see these two open up about their true feelings for one another,” he teased. “Question is: Will they act on it? Will they risk jeopardizing their fantastic working relationship to pursue a romantic relationship?”