The new guy at Firehouse 51 got his first kiss in the latest episode of “Chicago Fire,” but Steven R. McQueen was cagey about where that romance might go.
“We’ll see if that starts to blossom or not,” McQueen said during a Nov. 9 press day for “Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and the new “Chicago Med.”
In the Nov. 10 episode, “Regarding This Wedding,” candidate Jimmy Borelli (McQueen) and paramedic Jessica “Chili” Chilton (Dora Madison) shared a kiss after leaving Molly’s together. Things heated up earlier in the episode, too, when Chili and a shirtless Jimmy got a bit flirty in the firehouse locker room.
The cast is filming January episodes now so the actors know a little more about the romance than they’re willing to reveal, but Madison said she’s having a good time playing out the storyline.
She also told reporters that she wants McQueen to be her workout partner, but she’s “slightly afraid.” She and Kara Killmer, who plays Chili’s paramedic partner Sylvie Brett, had more to say about McQueen than about the Chili-Jimmy relationship.
“He looks like the statue of David,” Madison said of her new co-star.
“A little shorter,” Killmer joked. “Not so much marble.”
In the video above, the actresses talk about the addition of McQueen to the show, as well as his running of the Chicago marathon, but not too much about Tuesday’s big kiss.
Before the season began I thought maybe McQueen and Killmer’s characters would become romantically involved because the two actors were paired together on a conference call with reporters. I guess I got that wrong.
So what will shippers call the new couple? Borchili? Chorelli? Chilelli? Maybe something shorter would work better, like Chimmy or Jili?
I’ll have more from the NBC Chicago Day event later. “Chicago Fire” airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC. “Chicago P.D.” airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays. “Chicago Med” debuts at 8 p.m. Nov. 17.
Read my previous story about McQueen joining “Chicago Fire” here.