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Chicago P.D. Fans Theorize Who Could Be A Worthy Successor To Voight — HN

Numbers-wise, Chicago cop show “Chicago P.D.” is an unqualified success, lasting for more than 180 episodes across nine seasons and counting (via IMDb). Naturally, over the course of such a formidable run, “Chicago P.D.” has changed in ways both major and minor since its earliest days.

For instance, Season 9, Episode 14 revolves around a murder investigation that leads to Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) uncovering a shocking scene unprecedented in the series’ history. Season 9 also explores a unique working relationship between Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and an informant named Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado), bringing a character dynamic to the show’s forefront that significantly deepens Voight’s character in a new way.

This isn’t the only manner in which Voight changes along with the series — Beghe once recounted how he’s constantly expanding his understanding of his character and bringing new findings to his performance. Given Voight’s prominent and dynamic role, “Chicago P.D.” would be irrevocably changed should Berghe ever decide to leave. Here’s what some users online think might happen should that ever become a reality.

Fans are divided on who might best replace Voight as Sergeant

On the official subreddit for “Chicago P.D.” fans, user PAACDA2 started a thread titled “Who do you think will take the unit over of Voight was ever to retire or worse, die or not be able to work?” in which they explore a couple of answers to the question they posted. In short, they think that, while Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) may be Voight’s top choice, he might not do as good of a job as his predecessor in this hypothetical leadership role. Instead, they find Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) more suited to the job.

User Person_Somewhere_Aus, meanwhile, suggested that “Chicago P.D.” can’t continue without Voight before proposing a few-episodes-long trial run in which Jay temporarily becomes leader. User InfamousClock7287 agreed that Voight is irreplaceable, but suggested instead that a new actor might be brought on in lieu of an internal promotion.

Currently, Beghe seems committed to his “Chicago P.D.” role, making such speculation purely hypothetical for the time being. In fact, as recently as December 2021, producer Gwen Sigan told TVLine that a major plot development “will spark some attempts at change” for Voight as the series continues with him as its central team’s leader.

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Why Chicago Fire Fans Are So Divided Over Matt Casey — HN

Dick Wolf’s “One Chicago” franchise has been a cornerstone for NBC since “Chicago Fire” introduced viewers to the Windy City emergency services universe in 2012. “Chicago P.D.” debuted in 2014, and “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Justice” followed in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Because they are part of a shared universe, the most prominent actors on each show semi-routinely appear in their sister series.

For example, Jesse Spencer, the actor who led “Chicago Fire” as firefighter Matt Casey for the better part of 10 seasons, also appeared in four episodes of “Chicago Med” and two episodes of “Chicago P.D.” (via IMDb). In “Chicago Fire” Season 10, Episode 6 (“Dead Zone”), Casey moves to Oregon to take care of the sons of his deceased colleague Andrew Darden (Corey Sorenson). Spencer’s departure was a big shock to the franchise at the time of its announcement.

In an interview, the actor told TVLine that he considered Casey’s exit a “perfect full-circle [moment] and a really reasonable way for Casey to, organically, leave the show.” Notably, the actor also promised that he remained open to returning to the franchise at some point in the future. “There is the potential for me to come back,” Spencer said. “I still am in Chicago right now. I’m not running off to Los Angeles or anything … I’m just stepping back for right now.”

Unsurprisingly, Deadline confirmed in April that Spencer will return for the Season 10 finale. However, based on a notable Reddit thread, not all fans of “Chicago Fire” will be excited to see the character reappear so soon.

One Reddit thread claims Casey is the worst character on Chicago Fire

On the r/ChicagoFireNBC subreddit, u/chickenfriednoods posted, “Matt Casey is the worst character. I just cannot stand his attitude … He is immature and a hot head who takes his issues out on all other members of the firehouse.” The post prompted dozens of comments from viewers chiming in with their own widely varying opinions about the character who led the show for a decade. U/Givemeamop commented, “[I] could not agree more. Condescending. Has all the answers. Sucks up to the chief. Looks like a little kid but acts like an old man.”

However, not everyone who contributed to the thread was anti-Casey. In the thread’s most upvoted comment, u/KimGrennan wrote, “[In my opinion,] the man is no saint. But he’s hardly the worst character. Most of the time, he’s very loyal and the way he puts the people’s needs in front of his own is very commendable.” Some were also quick to point out Casey’s bravery and others called for sympathy for a man who has suffered a great deal of on-the-job trauma. “Bro, the man was almost shot in the head, cut some slack,” wrote u/DomNessMonster07. “When everything’s going well and he isn’t almost dying he’s a great guy, always has his men and women’s backs.

Other viewers appeared to ride solidly in the middle of the road when it comes to Casey. For example, u/RinardoEvoris wrote, “He’s mayonnaise on a sandwich … Most network shows pick these bland-ish generic good looking guys and write bland-ish characters for them.”

Regardless of whether most viewers are hot, cold, or lukewarm on Casey, the character’s upcoming return seems sure to have an enormous impact.

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“That’s not me…”Jesse Spencer Responds To Those Leaked Chicago Fire Finale Images — HN

Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) has been a fixture on “Chicago Fire” ever since the very first episode. Originally starting off as a lieutenant for the first six seasons, Casey is eventually promoted to captain and leads the Truck unit. The character is usually quite reserved about his personal life, and his coworkers know better than to ask or pry. However, even though he tends to bury his emotions and problems far away from his superiors, subordinates, and friends, he is still well respected and loved.

In the current season, Casey makes some decisions regarding responsibilities that see him relocate far away from his compatriots and girlfriend Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer). Although they have maintained their relationship over the long distance, the character of Casey has not really been present for the normal trials and tribulations of “Chicago Fire.” Fans have wondered when Casey may return to the show, and a recent leaked photograph shows him on set. This has caused the actor to break his hiatus on Twitter to respond, and it looks like he’s taking this particular leak in stride.

Spencer jokes the image isn’t him because his hair isn’t combed like that

Having been absent from Twitter since October of last year, Jesse Spencer came back to respond to a leaked image of his character in a suit and on a boat. The actor glibly commented on the leak, “That’s not me…I think it’s Casey’s long lost bro or something. My hair don’t do that.” Although the image is clearly the actor, he poked fun at how his hair is finely combed and joked that it must be his character’s lookalike. Still, it certainly would be a massive curveball in “Chicago Fire” if Spencer’s attempt at deflection proved to be true.

At this point, it is pretty much an open secret that Spencer will come back to his role before Season 10 finishes, and even the plot synopsis on IMDb for the final episode spoils his return. Spencer has said in the past that he wanted to take a break from the show, but it looks like he’ll be back before the season is even over. How Casey and Sylvie Brett’s relationship will play out after this point is anybody’s guess, but it will be interesting to see what the future has in store for Captain Casey.

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Matt Casey Won’t Be The Only Surprise Guest On Chicago Fire’s Season 10 Finale — HN

It was the departure no one saw coming. Jesse Spencer left “Chicago Fire” mid-way through Season 10, bringing an end to Matt Casey’s storyline in the drama series. Casey is mentioned from time to time, as he and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) are still a couple who are battling the issues that come with being in a long-distance relationship. Many fans believed Spencer might come back for the highly-anticipated Stellaride wedding, which is set to take place during the Season 10 finale, as Casey promised Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) he’d be his best man. Deadline confirmed the news that Spencer would guest star in the finale, but fans shouldn’t expect him to appear in Season 11.

Deadline is also reporting that Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund) will not be at the Stellaride wedding. Raymund departed “Chicago Fire” after Season 6 but had one-episode appearances in Season 7 and Season 8. Some fans thought Gabby might show up for her close friend Stella Kidd’s (Monica Ray Mayo) wedding, but for unknown reasons that won’t be happening.

The good news is, we know another special guest will show up for the Stellaride wedding, meaning there is much to look forward to come May 25.

At least one more surprise guest will be at the Stellaride wedding

“Chicago Fire” showrunner Derek Haas told Variety that fans can expect someone other than Matt Casey to appear in the Season 10 finale. “The wedding is not going to go as planned. Plus, there’ll be at least one surprise guest at the wedding besides Jesse. It became a matter of how many people could we get in one day availability-wise, so we put together a wish list,” Haas noted. Co-showrunner Andrea Newman said they tried to get a handful of guest stars for the Stellaride wedding but couldn’t confirm how many would be showing up. “We had kind of endless wish list that went on pages, but that being said, we also have all these twists and turns in the wedding itself. People that we wanted to get there might not make it,” Newman admitted.

Fans of “Chicago Fire” have been vocal about who they want to appear at the Stellaride wedding. Some of the big names being floated around include Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett), Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh), and Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae). There’s also hope the Stellaride wedding serves as a “One Chicago” crossover event. Whether “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” characters show up remains to be seen, but we’ll be crossing our fingers.

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‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 Hints at Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek Getting Back Together — HN

NBC’s Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 featured more of Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess. While it seemed like the couple may be on the fast track to getting back together, Makayla’s kidnapping threw their relationship for a loop. Now, they’re back to living apart. But the episode may have hinted that there’s still hope for their romance to blossom.

[Spoiler alert: Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, “Memory,” spoilers ahead.]

What happened with Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess? They had plans to move in together

Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess have a long relationship history. The on-again, off-again couple has gone through pregnancy, an engagement, and multiple breakups since Chicago P.D. Season 1. Now, in Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, new issues are at the forefront.

Ruzek and Burgess made plans to move in together so they could both assist in raising Burgess’s daughter, Makayla. But Makayla’s kidnapping earlier in season 9 resulted in yet another rift between Ruzek and Burgess. The exes didn’t communicate well during the emergency, as they disagreed on how to find the child. Now that Makayla’s back home safe, there’s still emotional distance between Ruzek and Burgess.

In episode 19, Ruzek goes undercover to track down a drug dealer, and he rents out an old apartment as a result. He ultimately ends up abandoning his plans to stay with Burgess and Makayla full-time. Instead, he stays in the apartment he rented out as part of his drug-busting scheme.

‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 hints at the exes getting back together

Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess still have a long way to go before they can solidly co-parent Makayla under one roof. But Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 seemed to hint that the exes would make it work eventually.

Burgess tells Ruzek at the beginning of the episode that she still plans on renting out the three-bedroom apartment they looked at — but it’s just for her and Makayla. By the end of the episode, Ruzek has a better idea. He wants to purchase his father’s home and give it to Makayla and Burgess to live in full-time. Ruzek suggests the change of scenery would greatly benefit Makayla after her kidnapping, and he also verifies he doesn’t plan to live in the home with them.

“You can’t buy me a house,” Burgess tells Ruzek at first.

“Why not?” he answers. “I get it, we’re not perfect right now. I get that. But, why not this? Kim, she might remember. Either way, we can give her all the best memories in the world to protect her from that. We can give her that here, together. Why not?”

Adam Ruzek actor Patrick John Flueger believes they’ll end up together

If Adam Ruzek really does buy Kim Burgess and Makayla his father’s house, then we’re willing to bet he moves in with them soon afterward, reigniting his romance with Burgess. Ruzek actor Patrick John Flueger also still has hope that Burgess and Ruzek are endgame.

“Will they? Won’t they? Well, they will, but not going to in the way that you think they’re going to,” Flueger told Us Weekly. “I think at the end of the day, they’ll end up together, but I don’t think it’s an easy road to get there.”

Whether the exes make another attempt at a romance or not, Flueger also noted Makayla and Burgess are “everything” to Ruzek. “That’s the be all, end all,” he added. “When I go and I read a script, when I read these stories, that’s all it is. It’s just them.”

Chicago P.D. Season 9 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

 

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Chicago Fire Behind-The-Scene Photo Teases Jesse Spencer’s Return as Casey — HN

From the moment Jesse Spencer’s Captain Matt Casey left town in the 200th episode of Chicago Fire, fans have been counting down the days until we’d see Casey make his way back to the Windy City.

At first, it seemed like we might only be able to cling to references of Casey via updates from other characters on the show including his long-distance girlfriend Sylvie Brett and best friend Kelly Severide. And for most of the season, that’s indeed how the writers have kept Casey’s presence alive on the show

However, that will soon change as Jesse Spencer is making his way back to the series for the upcoming season 10 finale! In the episode, Severide and Kidd will finally exchange their I Do’s which will see Casey returning to town to serve as the Best Man at his best friend’s wedding.

With production on the finale underway, Spencer has officially returned to the Chicago Fire set and we have our first look at Spencer back in action via a new behind-the-scenes image!

See Jesse Spencer return as Casey in new Chicago Fire photo
As production begins to wind down on the season, the cast and crew of NBC’s hit drama were surprised with some sweet treats from Illinois bakery Twisted Cookies. Celebrating the delicious treats — seriously, we’re craving some cookies ourselves after seeing the cast and crew’s various Instagram posts — the cast and crew took to social media to thank the Twisted Cookies team for their yummy surprise.

Among the many cast members on set to enjoy the treats was Jesse Spencer, who was all smiles as he posed alongside fellow cast member Alberto Rosende and a member of the Twisted Cookies team on the set of the series.

While the photo doesn’t offer up much in ways of spoilers, it does find Spencer rocking a slightly longer hairstyle than the shorter cut we last saw Casey rocking! Given Casey is also in street clothes, we feel it’s safe to assume he won’t be suiting up to join 51 on any calls while in town — though there is a chance the writers might have a trick up their sleeves.

Considering we’re only a few weeks out from the finale, it shouldn’t be long until we get our first official look at Casey’s return. But for now, we’re living for the new behind-the-scenes photo… and also craving some cookies!

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Why Matthew Casey From Chicago Fire Looks So Familiar — HN

As any veteran “Chicago Fire” buff will likely be happy to tell you, Mathew Casey (Jesse Spencer) is the former Truck 81 lieutenant at Firehouse 51. They might also point out that after earning his captain’s helmet at the firehouse, he left the show following its landmark 200th episode. During those numerous episodes and 10 seasons on the hit “One Chicago” franchise, Casey became a viewer favorite, and his intensifying relationship drama with love interest Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer) only made his character even more appealing to fans –- which, in turn, made his departure from the show that much harder to take (via Hello Magazine).

But the truth is, since starting to act at age 14, Jesse Spencer has worn many other character hats besides that firefighter helmet. From direct-to-video fare to a rom-com outing with the young Olsen twins to a recurring role in one of the most iconic TV shows of the 2000s, the actor has definitely earned his TV and feature film stripes. And while Spencer’s face is totally familiar to devoted Chi-Hards, some might be surprised to discover the other places that viewers might have spotted this well-traveled Aussie.

Jesse Spencer’s big break came in a Down Under soap opera

Growing up in Australia, Jesse Spencer would land his first on-screen roles there, acting in a variety of TV shows and doing voice over work. And one of his first TV shows was a big one: the massively popular Aussie soap opera “Neighbors.” Tabbed to play Billy Kennedy, the young son of the wealthy family at the center of the series’ narrative, Spencer’s work on “Neighbors” would make him a household name down under. As a recurring character on the series, he would portray Billy in no less than 461 episodes from 1994 to 2000, plus a return appearance in 2005. But during the years he spent playing Billy in “Neighbors,” Spencer also found time to explore other roles, including in 1994 the part of young alien boy in the short-lived sci fi series “Time Trax” (per SeriouslyOmg.com).

While still pursuing his soap opera career, Spencer was also tabbed to provide vocal talents for Disney’s animated “Hercules” TV series. In the 1998 episode “Hercules and the Son of Poseidon,” he supplied the voice of young Triton, Jr. While it was one of his earliest forays into V.O. work, his stint on “Hercules” would find him sharing voice over duties with stars like Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld,” James Woods, French Stewart, Robert Stack and Jodi Benson, who was the voice of Princess Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Jesse Spencer was a love interest in an Olsen Twins movie

Over the next few years, Spencer would act in a series of made-for-television movies, from obscure titles that dropped off the radar quickly to a few more high-profile productions, all of which granted the young actor increasingly significant roles beyond Australian TV.

In 2000, he would portray Marwood de Wichehalse in the TV movie of the classic “Lorna Doone.” A year later, Spencer played the lead role of Jeremy Campbell in the supernaturally inflected TV movie “Curse of the Talisman,” where he would battle stone gargoyles brought magically to life. The same year, Spencer would find himself cast in the direct-to-video romantic comedy “Winning London.” Starring alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Spencer would play the upper-crusty Lord James Browning, Jr., a British lad that one of the twins (can YOU tell them apart?) would fall for during their visit to London. Additional work in 2002 for Spencer included the TV period piece “Stranded” and voice over duties as Shuji’s Father in the English-language version of the “She, the Ultimate Weapon” animated TV series.

Jesse Spencer shared the screen with Brittany Murphy in Uptown Girls

Spencer’s recognition factor would continue to climb with film and TV casting agents, as well as audiences, in the following years. In 2003, he landed a major supporting role in the romantic comedy “Uptown Girls,” working alongside of Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning and Heather Locklear. The story of a grown-but-childish nanny in charge of a very-mature-for-her-age kid, “Uptown Girls” was Spencer’s highest-profile part to date, although the movie failed to click with critics, earning a wilted 13% Tomatometer critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes. The same year, Spencer would return to his down under roots to portray the legendary Aussie swimmer Tony Fingleton in the biopic “Swimming Upstream.”

Spencer would then go on to play Raphael Arbuthnot in the TV mini-series “Death in Holy Orders,” revisit his voiceover career to supply the voice of Flynt in 2004’s “Action Man: Robot Attack” and take on the role of Lee Cruickshank in the “Dangerous Animals” episode of the Australian police series “Blue Heelers.”

Jesse Spencer spent 170 episodes on House, M.D.

Jesse Spencer made his initial appearance in a U.S. television series in the long-running Fox TV medical drama “House,” also known as “House, M.D.” Set at the fictional Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey, the series followed the unorthodox but brilliant diagnostic exploits of the irascible Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and a rotating cast of earnest young doctors-in-training. In the role of one of those young trainees, Spencer’s Dr. Robert Chase would act as a foil to the sometimes outrageously provocative House. A recurring regular on the series, Spencer would assist — and often clash with — Laurie’s Dr. House, as they attempted to solve a wide range of baffling, often life-threatening medical mysteries.

Airing for an impressive 170 episodes from 2004 to 2012, “House” would make Spencer a known quantity to American viewers in a show that was a certified hit with both critics and the public, earning a spectacular 96 percent audience score and 90 percent average critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jesse Spencer was on other One Chicago shows before Chicago Fire

After finally hanging up his stethoscope for good and leaving “House” in 2012, Spencer would take on yet another voice over assignment as Liam McCracken in Disney’s animated “Phineas and Ferb.” Another post-“House” credit for Spenser includes his role as Nicholas in the Spike Lee-executive-produced murder-mystery, “The Girl Is in Trouble.”

In 2012, the actor would make his entry into what would grow into producer Dick Wolf’s expansive “One Chicago” universe with his first appearance as firefighter Matt Casey in the “Chicago Fire” pilot episode. In the following years, Spencer would become a fixture on NBC TV, battling blazes, saving lives and falling in and out of love with a succession of co-stars. But the fact is, Spencer would already have been a familiar personality to “One Chicago” fans before “Chicago Fire” launched, turning up as Matt Casey in both “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med,” as well as eventual crossovers that shared stories and characters between Fire, Med and P.D. He would make his initial visit to “Chicago P.D.” in the episode “8:30 PM” in 2014, and in six more installments up through 2019. Spencer’s first stint on “Chicago Med” was in the 2017 episode “Cold Front,” which he followed with three more episodes until 2019’s “Infection” crossover event that connected all three shows (per IMDb).

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Chicago Fire Boss Reveal The State Of Casey And Severide’s Bromance Ahead Of Jesse Spencer’s Return — HN

The crux of Chicago Fire has always been Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Casey (Jesse Spencer). The former is no-nonsense and intimidating, the latter is friendly and patient. They both have grown tremendously over the course of the show, but its their differences as much as their similarities that make them such endearing friends.

As the season 10 finale approaches, and Severide’s wedding ramps up, fans can’t help but reflect on the bond between Severide and Casey, and how important it is that the latter will be the best man.

Here’s what you need to know about the current state of the Severide and Casey friendship.

Is Casey coming back to Chicago Fire?
Chicago Fire showrunner Derek Haas told CinemaBlend that the season finale will give fans a chance to cherish the bond between the two main characters at least one more time. He also addressed some of the questions fans have had, with regards to their dynamic in the present day.

“Severide and Casey are great. There was never a question”, Haas assured. “I think with two guys who have been in the trenches as long as they have together and have just been forged in fire, it doesn’t matter what the distance is for those two guys. Or how long it would take. I think the two of them, if it was six years apart, you’d walk in and have the same conversation that you were having when you left.”

The maintained bond between Severide and Casey would be nowhere near as convincing were it not for actor Jesse Spencer agreeing to return to the show for the finale. It’s a decision that Haas was quick to praise, as Spencer felt it was important to reassure fans that Casey is still a part of the One Chicago world.

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“One of many things really great about Jesse Spencer, is he understood that Casey made a promise to Severide to be his best man and Casey is a man of his word”, the showrunner opined. “And Jesse got that as well as we did that that was going to be important to him.”

It’ll be delightful to see Severide and Casey pick up where they left off, despite their heartwarming farewell in the 200th episode. Seeing these two together is always a treat, and based on Spencer’s close relationship with the cast and crew, hopefully it’s something we can hopefully see more of in the future.

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Does Stella Kidd Die on Chicago Fire? — HN

Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) has been through lots of ups and downs on Chicago Fire. The character has had relationships fall apart, professional setbacks, and an upcoming wedding that may or may not go smoothly.

That said, as we approach the season 10 finale, the question arises: does Kidd die on Chicago Fire? Fans have started to ask this question, and so we thought it would be the perfect time to look at Kidd’s past and future, to determine if she’s in any mortal danger.

Here’s what you need to know.

Is Kidd going to die in the Chicago Fire season 10 finale?
Kidd is one of the few Chicago Fire characters who hasn’t had a close call on the show. Most of the 51 members have been in a situation where their life was on the line, either due to error or a close call, but Kidd has had luck on her side for nearly every call.

Granted, fans catching up with season 10 may be confused by the lengthy stretch in which Kidd is missing inaction. She decided to go on the road to promote her Girls on Fire program, which led to her being gone much longer than anyone, including her fiance Severide (Taylor Kinney) anticipated.

Kidd comes back safe and sound, and while things with Severide are initially shaky, the couple find a way to overcome their differences and move on with their wedding plans. It’s been teased that they will encounter even more issues on their wedding day, but based on what the showrunners have stated, Kidd is going to be alive and (mostly) well.

That being said, it’s a valid concern. Fire star Joe Minoso recently told Us Weekly that the cast grow anxious whenever they approach the end of a season because they never know if someone is going to bite the dust.

“This time of year, especially, everybody’s like, ‘Oh man, what’s gonna happen in the finale? What’s gonna happen in the finale?’ We’re all freaking out every year”, Minoso stated. “No one is ever safe. And you try to say, ‘I feel, like, pretty good’.”

We can’t wait to see who makes it out of the season 10 finale unscathed.

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‘Chicago Fire’: Could Matt Casey’s Ex Gabby Dawson Return for the Season 10 Finale? — HN

Chicago Fire fans can rejoice at the news that Matt Casey will return for the season 10 finale. In fact, several other familiar faces will be back before the season is over. Monica Raymund’s character Gabby Dawson married Matthew Casey in season 5. She left the show at the end of season 6, and according to showrunner David Haas, it doesn’t look like she will be back for the season 10 finale.

Gabby Dawson left Chicago in season 6
Gabby Dawson was a paramedic on Ambulance 61 and a candidate on Truck 81. She had a romantic relationship with Matthew Casey throughout the earlier seasons of Chicago Fire. The pair get married at the courthouse in season 5 and even temporarily foster a child named Louie together. Eventually, they make the heartbreaking decision of letting Louie live with his biological family. In season 6, Dawson and Casey split up when she makes the decision to move back to Puerto Rico.

Raymund has returned for guest appearances in seasons 7 and 8 of Chicago Fire. According to Deadline, NBC planned for her to appear at the end of season 9. However, she was unable to do so due to Covid restrictions. In season 10, Jesse Spencer took his leave from Chicago Fire as well. “I wish Jesse all the best. I love him so much. They were so lucky to have him and I’m excited to see what he does next,” Raymund told Deadline upon hearing the news.

Will Gabby Dawson appear in the ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 finale?
NBC recently announced that both Jesse Spencer and Kara Killmer will appear in the season 10 finale of Chicago Fire. Since Raymund was unable to make her guest appearance last season, it’s understandable that some fans are wondering if she will turn up before the end of season 10. However, that won’t be the case.

“I actually spoke to Monica [on Monday], she’s directing an episode of my friend’s upcoming TV series National Treasure. So she’s busy,” showrunner David Haas told Deadline. “She’s been directing a lot. She’s put Dawson behind her. Andrea and I convinced her to come back a few times but I don’t think she’s going to come back anytime soon.”

Raymund has certainly been keeping busy since leaving Chicago Fire. The actor landed the lead role of Jackie Quiñones in the Starz TV series Hightown. Along with National Treasure, Raymond has also directed episodes of FBI, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and The Endgame, according to IMDb.

Will Sylvie Brett and Matthew Casey break up in the ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 finale?
Although Casey moved to Oregon, he has maintained a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend, paramedic Sylvie Brett. While speaking with Deadline, executive producer Andrea Newman made it clear that Brett isn’t leaving Firehouse 51, despite her absence from the last few episodes.

“Yes, Sylvie will be back for the finale,” said Newman. “She’s a full-time member of 51. She was gone while visiting Casey but when she’s back, she’s back. She and Casey will have to figure out their relationship going forward, which is what they’ll be doing in the finale.” With this in mind, it seems possible that a Casey/Brett breakup is in store before the end of season 10.

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