Syd & Carmy's Best Moments From "The Bear" Capture The Essence Of The Service Industry

The Bear made its triumphant return for season 3. Christopher Storer crafted another amazing season filled with amazing cinematography, a great script, and plenty of surprise guest appearances. But as the show returns to the kitchen, workplace dynamics begin to put a strain on personal relationships.

Many hoped that this season would eventually lead to a love story between the two, but by the looks of how Season 3 ended, it seems like the two might not even be able to maintain a platonic friendship, leading to plenty of reactions.

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri, wearing aprons, appear focused while working in a kitchen

The show brings us to an interesting point in Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) and Carmy's (Jeremy Allen White) relationship. As Carmy aims to turn The Bear into a Michelin-star restaurant, the tight ship he attempts to run transforms the kitchen into a place of chaos and tension — perhaps, even more than the first season (without anyone getting stabbed in the ass).

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri interact at the premiere event for "The Bear," with Ayo wearing a floral dress and Jeremy in a beige suit
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Nonetheless, here are some of the best moments between Carmy and Sydney on The Bear.

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri stand in a busy workshop, engaged in a serious conversation. People are working in the background

1.Sydney and Carmy meet for the first time. While Carmy attempts to make sense of the restaurant his brother left for him, Sydney emerges to stage. However, given her impressive resumé and Carmy's culinary background, both seem equally confused about crossing paths at a local sandwich shop.

Carmy meets Syd
Carmy meets Syd
Syd tells Carmy about her connection to The Bear
Syd tells Carmy about her connection to The Bear

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2.Although not directly conversing with Carmy, Sydney's brief argument with Richie in the Season 1 episode "Hands" showcases her reverence for her fellow Chef. As Richie downplays Carmy's accomplishments at Noma, Sydney leaps to his defense and praises the level of detail needed in fine dining establishments.

The Bear staff clean the kitchen while Richie praises the lessons he learned at Devry.

3.Sydney's breaking point comes during Season 1's "Review," where she finally quits and gives Carmy a piece of her mind. Perhaps it's not the best display of their camaraderie, but every relationship has its ups and downs.

Sydney quits
Sydney quits
Carmy copes
Carmy copes

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4.By the end of the Season 1 finale, Sydney emerges (following an apology from Carmy) to find the crew opening cans that Mikey used as a stash spot for cash. Sydney was there to pick up a check, but once she locked eyes with Carmy, they were in sync with plans to realize their vision for a fine dining establishment to the point where they completed each other's thoughts.

Carmy and Syd reunite after she quits
Carmy and Syd reunite after she quits
Sydney and Carm look forward to establishing the bear.
Sydney and Carm look forward to establishing the bear.

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5.When Sydney does extra credit to become Camy's sous-chef at The Bear. Though her suggestions seemingly land on deaf ears at first, many of her ideas become critical to forming their dream restaurant. Yes, there were some issues with take-out down the line. Sydney's ideas still proved invaluable to their whole operation, especially regarding labor.

Sydney breaks down the finances
Sydney breaks down the finances
Carmy expresses confusion after she breaks down the areas that need improvement
Carmy expresses confusion after she breaks down the areas that need improvement

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6.While Carmy's relationship with Claire takes his focus away from the restaurant, the heartfelt apology he offers Sydney highlights their relationship on the show. But more than that, it's the words of affirmation that Carmy shares with Sydney in the face of self-doubt that further cements their relationship as colleagues and friends.

Sydney and Carm doing some maintenance in the dining room.

7.Then, Carmy gifts Sydney a custom Thom Browne chef's jacket.

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri wearing aprons, working in a kitchen, appearing in an engaged conversation
Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri wearing aprons, working in a kitchen, appearing in an engaged conversation
A hand holds a white chef's jacket in a box. The jacket has the initials
A hand holds a white chef's jacket in a box. The jacket has the initials

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8.And when Carmy, Syd, and The Bear staff get ready for their first service.

Game time.
Game time.
A person wearing a white chef's jacket and a red bandana on their head, looking concerned
A person wearing a white chef's jacket and a red bandana on their head, looking concerned

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9.Sydney's sarcastic quips always land. In Season 3, Carmy shares his list of non-negotiables at the restaurant, leading to plenty of pushback from the staff including Sydney, who is already agitated after Carmy adjusted her dishes AND decided to change the menu every single day without consulting her.

Carmy, in the midst of quitting smoking, faces pushback over his
Carmy, in the midst of quitting smoking, faces pushback over his
Sydney joins Richie in the pushback subtly.
Sydney joins Richie in the pushback subtly.
Carmy's not feeling it.
Carmy's not feeling it.

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10.Carmy praises Sydney's risotta and braised cola short-rib dish but doesn't feel like it's ready to add to the menu.

Carmy testing out the latest dish from Syd.
Carmy testing out the latest dish from Syd.
High praise for Syd.
High praise for Syd.

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11.Sydney's inquiry into Carmy's Michelin stars.

12.Honestly, just the whole time the two cook at Carmy's place. This is one of the more significant moments in their relationship where Carmy and Syd work together as collaborators in the kitchen as they try to develop a menu for The Bear. Sydney opens up about her final dinner service that led to her moving back in with her dad. The two also suggest sending Marcus to Copenhagen to develop his baking skills. But, when Sydney's dishes aren't up to her standards, Carmy offers to go food tasting as a palette reset (but fails to pull through).

Bonding in Carmy's kitchen.

13.It's also at Carmy's apartment where he teaches her how to say "I'm sorry" in sign language.

A man with curly hair, wearing a sweater, appears to be in thought or concern, in a kitchen setting. There are cabinets and a refrigerator in the background

14.But a highlight is how they implement it during very stressful times.

Sydney tries to deescalate the situation
Sydney tries to deescalate the situation
Carmy accepts the apology
Carmy accepts the apology

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15.Sydney trolls Carmy after he opens up about the death of his brother.

Sydney breaks the tension
Sydney breaks the tension
Carmy immediately after opening up about his brother's death.
Carmy immediately after opening up about his brother's death.
But Sydney was just joking.
But Sydney was just joking.
Carmy's appreciation for Sydney's humor doesn't go unnoticed.
Carmy's appreciation for Sydney's humor doesn't go unnoticed.

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16.In Season 3, Carmy invites Syd to the Ever closing party, although she's thinking of leaving The Bear. This is also when Carmy offers an apology to Sydney for his frantic approach to the kitchen and the toxic environment that has developed from it.

Sydney and Carmy discussing the kitchen's weaknesses in season 3.

17.After Carmy compliments Sydney's quick thinking during the power outage, she opens up about everything that went wrong with her catering company. However, a brief moment where Carmy helped her strain shrimp stock planted the seed for a hypothetical romance between them that many fans have been hoping for.

Post-power outage
Post-power outage
Carmy lends a hand.
Carmy lends a hand.
Shrimp stock getting poured.
Shrimp stock getting poured.
Disappointment in Syd's eyes.
Disappointment in Syd's eyes.

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18.And finally, the full circle moment where Sydney tries Carmy's blood orange hamachi dish in the Season 3 premiere. It's a call back to Season 1's "Braciole" when she opens up to Marcus about the best meal she ever had in New York City during her days at the Culinary Institute Of America. What's even more interesting is that we find out Sydney might have a fennel allergy, despite serving a fennel salad during family meal in the series premiere.

Blood orange Hamachi -- Carm's specialty.
Blood orange Hamachi -- Carm's specialty.
A wonderful shot of Ayo Edebiri in
A wonderful shot of Ayo Edebiri in

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