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What Has Happened to Violet Mikami on Chicago Fire?

Hanako Greensmith's character has been a key paramedic around Firehouse 51 since her Season 8 introduction.

By Megan Lasher

Violet Mikami (Hanako Greensmith) joined the One Chicago and Chicago Fire family in 2020, when she came to Firehouse 51 as a paramedic. Over the show's past four seasons, Violet has shown her bravery, resilience, and love of some friendly competition. 

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Revisit Violet's storyline on Chicago Fire, including her roller coaster relationship with Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende). 

When did Violet Mikami first appear on Chicago Fire?

In Season 8, Episode 10 ("Hold Our Ground"), Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) announced that Firehouse 51 would be sharing its territory with Firehouse 20, and the entire team groaned. Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) noticed that Gallo was more upset than the rest of them, and approached him about it. 

"The medic over there is just the absolute worst," Gallo explained, referencing Violet. "We went through EMT training together at the Academy. Bad attitude, super competitive, always looking for an opportunity to fight"

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Later in the episode, fans and Firehouse 51 alike met Violet when her team went to Molly's for drinks. She immediately recited some EMT codes to Gallo, drawing attention from the whole bar.

"I'm gonna guess this is how overachievers flirt," Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri) remarked, watching them have a battle of wits. 

Hanako Greensmith laughing

Did Violet Mikami and Blake Gallo date on Chicago Fire?

Ritter was right: At the end of the episode, Violet and Gallo left Molly's together. They agreed their hook-up was a "one-time thing."

However, in the next episode ("Where We End Up"), she woke up in Gallo's bed, and it became clear that they had slept together for a second time. "Once was fun, twice is the last time we do this," she told him. 

By the end of Season 8 (Episode 20, "51's Original Bell"), Gallo and Violet were officially an item — but they were in an open relationship. Gallo spotted her at Molly's when she was on her way to a date with another man, prompting jealousy from him, despite it being his idea to see other people.

Gallo's jealousy led them to break up before the end of Season 8. 

Split image of Hanako Greensmith as Violet, and Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo

When did Violet Mikami join Firehouse 51 on Chicago Fire?

Although she began the series as a member of the neighboring fire squad, Violet made the shift to 51 in Season 9.

In Episode 9 ("Double Red"), Violet ran into Gallo at the firehouse and told him that Chief Boden had asked her to come to his office. At the start of the next episode ("One Crazy Shift"), Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) joined Violet in Boden's office to ask Violet to join the paramedics at 51, albeit temporarily. 

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Brett said that she had "personally requested" Violet as a partner when they needed to find a fill-in for Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae). That temporary position soon became permanent, and Violet has been on Chicago Fire since. 

There's a reason Brett requested Violet: Not only do the two work well together, Violet is also an incredibly talented paramedic. She got to show off her skills in Season 10, Episode 10 ("Back with a Bang"), when she was called to the scene of a water birth in which the baby was not breathing. She intubated the baby and stopped him from asphyxiating on meconium, saving his life. 

In the following episode ("Fog of War"), Evan Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) gave Violet a Clinical Resuscitation Award for saving the newborn's life. 

Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami

Did Violet Mikami date Evan Hawkins on Chicago Fire?

After awarding Violet for her heroic save, it became clear that Hawkins was flirting with her. Violet approached him at the end of the episode to ask about the award: "It's not like you have feelings for me or anything like that, right?" she asked. Hawkins struggled to reply, then said, "I don't let personal issues affect my decision making at work." He told Violet that they should try to stay away from each other, making it clear that he had feelings for her. 

At the end of Season 10, Episode 12 ("Show of Force"), Hawkins finally kissed Violet after they both attended a charity gala. Their relationship continued throughout Season 10, but not without drama: In Episode 14 ("Keep You Safe"), Hawkins was given a formal warning for favoring Violet as her supervisor.  

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Hawkins made the decision to move away from Chicago so that his relationship with Violet would not be under the strain of their work setup. Unfortunately, in Season 11, Episode 3 ("Completed Shattered") — just before he was due to leave town — Hawkins ran into a burning theater to save a victim just before the building crumbled on them both. He died from the accident despite Violet attempting to resuscitate him. 

Violet and Chief Hawkins on Chicago Fire

What happened with Violet Mikami and Emma Jacobs on Chicago Fire?

Emma Jacobs (Caitlin Carver) was Violet's temporary partner when Brett was away in Season 10. Emma wanted to be a full-time paramedic on the Firehouse 51 team, and she was clearly willing to do whatever it took to get the job — including backstabbing Violet. Emma began blackmailing Hawkins to try to force him to fire Violet, but Hawkins ultimately fired Emma from 51 when she froze on the line of duty in Season 10, Episode 22 (“The Magnificent City of Chicago”). 

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Emma's negativity outlasted Hawkins in the department, though, and she continued to harm members of Firehouse 51 until Violet brought her case to the IAD. Violet was originally told that she did not have enough proof of Emma's blackmail scheme, but she went through Hawkins' old things and found his video diary, which confirmed Violet's allegations against Emma.

Violet ultimately got Emma removed from the Chicago firefighting community entirely. 

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