CHICAGO Fire just wouldn’t be the same without Lieutenant Matt Casey.
But season 10 of the popular show has hinted at an exit, leaving fans to speculate he could be bidding farewell to Firehouse 51.
Is Casey leaving Chicago Fire?
WARNING: Contains spoilers from season 10, episode 4
Episode 4 saw Casey – played by Jesse Spencer – go out of town to see how Griffin and Ben were living.
He wants to help them, but when he suggested bringing them back to Chicago to be their guardian, the social worker and the school guidance counselor both disagreed.
The boys have a connection to their current town and are close enough to be able to visit their mom in prison.
Will Casey move to be with them, so he can be their guardian?
Another question that also pops up, what about his girlfriend Silvie Brett?
The pair FINALLY got together at the end of season 9, and fans are loving their romance – surely writers are keen to keep this going?
Also, this isn’t the first time showrunners have toyed with the idea of writing Casey off the show.
Previously, in Season 9, the character suffered a devastating head injury that impaired his ability to fight fires for a while.
It seemed as though he would have to retire, freeing up Spencer to leave the show if he chose to do the same.
Fortunately for us, that didn’t happen and Casey was able to bounce back on screen.
What has Jesse Spencer said?
Actor Jesse Spencer hasn’t said anything about leaving Chicago Fire, but that doesn’t mean he’s not.
He has been in the show since it started in 2012, so it would be a great loss to the series if he was to exit.
The status of Jesse’s contract is unknown, as his last public renewal was made in the year 2019, but the actor has had nothing but good things to say about his tenure and hasn’t signed up for any other major roles.
The actor has already discussed various plots that he’s part of in Season 10 – giving us hope he is here to stay.
When is Chicago Fire on TV?
Chicago Fire continues weekly on NBC, along with Chicago Med and Chicago PD.
You can catch it every Wednesday on NBC at 9pm ET/PT.
You can its sister shows Chicago Med at 8pm ET/PT and Chicago PD at 10pm.