We’ve seen many an adversary on Chicago Fire over the years — some of them are serious, whereas others teeter more on the silly side.
When it comes to Collins, we saw more of a comedic “adversary,” someone who wasn’t so much evil as just ridiculous and over-the-top. He wasn’t the easiest to work with, and in the end, Foster decided to hilariously “fire” him before making the trip to go get Sylvie Brett back — not knowing that Brett herself was ready to return to Firehouse 51 after determining that small-town life wasn’t for her anymore.
So after her big moment standing up for herself over Collins, are we going to see more of Foster’s leadership coming up? It’s a fun idea to explore, and it’s something that Annie Ilonzeh herself discussed to CarterMatt while at One Chicago Day this past week:
“Shooting the scenes with Collins was kind of a first for Foster and myself to feel like the [Paramedic in Charge]. Usually, Kara [Killmer] is the partner. Foster jumped into that role so soon, and so abrupt picking off of Brett’s engagement. She had to fall into a pocket of leadership different from what we’ve seen Foster do. It was a lot of fun to play and it felt super-powerful. It felt even more powerful to be able to fire him and get him out of there and go get my girl back, which was nice (laughs).
“I hope to see more of Foster taking that initiative. Back in her first season, she would take that in a little bit more of a rebellious way, where she would have a hunch of want to follow a situation outside of protocol. She does have it in her [to be a leader], and it’s nice to see it within the confines of work.”
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We imagine that Foster will be able to fall more into an old groove with Brett back around the firehouse — yet, what sort of remnants will be left over from when Brett was away? It feels fair to say that she won’t be exactly the same person she was.
What do you want to see for Foster coming up on Chicago Fire season 8?
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