Dim the Dawsey track. Casey and Brett’s dating could be at a crossroads, however there are not any plans for Dawson to interfere — for now.
“She’s not coming back anytime soon,” co-creator Derek Haas solely advised Us Weekly forward of the Chicago Fire season 10 finale. “It felt like they had a really good, you know, they left in a good place when she left the last time. And then Casey’s been a one-woman man since then. So we’re not throwing that wrench.”
Co-showrunner Andrea Newman chimed in: “We’re throwing plenty of them, but not that one!”
Monica Raymund formally exited the NBC drama after six seasons in 2018, later making temporary appearances in seasons 7 and eight. After Dawson’s cut up from Casey (Jesse Spencer), the Chicago 51 captain moved on together with her very best good friend Sylvie Brett, performed through Kara Killmer.
“It was a couple years of really seeing them as friends, seeing her have to acknowledge that that’s all she could be to him when Dawson was there, but we could feel her falling in love at the same time she was there before he was. It was really fun to watch that, watch her have to take that backseat for a while,” Newman advised Us. “And then even once Dawson was gone, she was still her good friend. So that was still an obstacle. But slowly but surely the trust and the depth of their relationship grew and they got there. And that was just a beautiful thing to have them finally be able to really come together.”
Like any One Chicago couple, Casey and Brett have hit a couple of roadblocks since getting in combination. In the two hundredth episode, Casey moved to Portland (coinciding with Spencer’s legit go out from the collection after 10 seasons) and Brett took some day off of labor to talk over with him amid their long-distance dating. In the season finale, they shared a dance at Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd’s (Miranda Rae Mayo) marriage ceremony, however audiences didn’t technically get a fortuitously ever after.
“I wish you could have stayed forever,” Casey advised Brett in their time in combination in Portland. She responded: “You made a beautiful life for yourself in Oregon, Matt. But it’s your life, not mine. My 51 family is here. My work is here, my life is here. How much longer can we keep this up with so much time apart?”
“I don’t know,” he stated, “but we’re together tonight.”
Their long run is also unknown, however their adventure has been a spotlight for Haas to spread. “There’s a lot of people across the television landscape who hate their jobs and are miserable people. Because it’s conflict and those kinds of things are good for writing episodes. But with these two, they’ve just been goodhearted people, hearts in the right spot, selfless. [They] care more about others than they do about themselves, and other feelings and that selflessness drew them together,” he defined to Us. “It was beautiful in the short time that we’ve been able to do it.”
Chicago Fire will go back for season 11 in fall 2022 on NBC.