Will a domestic dispute torch the romance of Jesse Spencer's Lt. Casey and Hallie? The Hollywood Reporter spoke with star Teri Reeves on what we can expect for the (currently) happy couple on NBC's "Chicago Fire."
The biggest issue in the characters' engagement so far has been the introduction of Jason Beghe's dirty cop Detective Voight. "The conflict with the dirty cop comes to its most intense breaking point and you'll see some resolution," said Reeves. "It definitely gets a lot more suspenseful."
"There was an enemy with a face instead of just a fire," she continued. "You started to see direct personal impact on Casey and Hallie's lives. You saw how this threat tests their relationship, as well as their individual character."
Expect the issues that are brought to a head by Beghe's character to be felt long after his departure.
"The foundation of their relationship, their goals for life at the moment are not the same. That's the core problem of the relationship," said Reeves. "Do you want a family or not? Do you want to live in the same town as me? Is career first? That's the stuff they need to deal with down the road if they want to stay together."
She continued, "They get to the point in their relationship where I know Hallie feels compelled to be entirely honest about she actually feels. Maybe it was a heightened reaction to 'I might lose my fiance,' 'He might get killed or go to jail'; that woke her up to be willing to be vulnerable and honest. For Casey, there's an actual incident that forces him to look again at his feelings at having a family."
Check out how things heat up on a new episode of "Chicago Fire" tonight on NBC!