‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10: Episode 16 Promo Teases Tension Between Gallo and Hawkins

Chicago Fire Season 10 introduced a new love interest for Violet Mikami. Paramedic Field Chief Evan Hawkins took an interest in her right away. Now the pair are romantically involved, though they’re trying to keep their relationship a secret. Violet also used to date Blake Gallo and he has hinted at some feelings of jealousy toward Hawkins. The promo for episode 16 shows Gallo and Hawkins having a tense conversation.

Blake Gallo looking at Chief Hawkins in Chicago Fire Season 10
Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 | Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC

Violet gets together with Chief Hawkins in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10

Violet attended the same fire academy as Gallo, setting a precedent for the pair to constantly compete with each other. Eventually, their relationship turned romantic, but jealousy and miscommunication got in the way. Earlier in Chicago Fire Season 10, there seemed to be some residing feelings between the two.

However, things took a turn when Hawkins started showing an interest in Violet. As the pair spent more time together, it became apparent that there was an attraction between the two. Gallo took notice, making remarks questioning why the Paramedic Chief was spending so much time at Firehouse 51.

Eventually, Violet and Hawkins got together after the CFD gala. Violet has been attempting to keep their relationship a secret since dating her superior would be frowned upon. Gallo and Sylvie Brett have already been a bit judgemental about the idea of Violet becoming romantically involved with Hawkins.

Episode 16 promo teases tension between Gallo and Hawkins

In Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 13, Gallo questions why Violet never showed up to the “alt gala” they had originally planned. He correctly deduces that Violet was with Hawkins and warns her that “this thing with your boss” makes her look “pretty bad.” Violet angrily responds that Gallo needs to “step back with this jealousy crap.”

Gallo is clearly jealous and the promo for episode 16, titled “Hot and Fast,” teases tensions rising between him and Hawkins. “You’re becoming a regular at 51. I’m sure you’re learning a lot from Violet,” Gallo tells Hawkins. “I like to help out when I can,” he responds. The promo also shows Hawkins asking Violet about her and Gallo, telling her he isn’t sure that Gallo is over her.

Hanko Greensmith previously teased what this forbidden relationship and love triangle will look like moving forward in the season. “You are going to see Violet and Hawkins grapple with the responsibility that comes with their titles at the CFD, mixed with their undeniable attraction to one another, and you are going to see Gallo grapple with his own response to that,” the actor told TV Line.

Hanako Greensmith teases Violet will have to deal with the opinions of those closest to her

The episode synopsis for Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 16 on IMDb reads, “Cruz forms a bond with a young immigrant boy he meets while fighting an apartment fire. Squad makes plans to prank the newest member of their team. Hawkins and Violet struggle to keep their relationship a secret.”

It’s doubtful that Hawkins and Violet will be able to keep their relationship a secret forever, and they’re already facing some judgment from those around them. ” I think that’s been kind of a harsher pill to swallow for Violet, is recognizing that obviously, this isn’t going to please everyone, for the people that are closest to her,” Greensmith told TV Line.

Chicago Fire Season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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