Casey returns in new Chicago Fire photos (SPOILERS)

The Chicago Fire season 10 finale is almost here. There’s a laundry list of things that fans are eager to see, including the Stellaride wedding and the resolution of the Emma Jacobs (Caitlin Carver) arc.

That being said, the biggest thing fans are eager to see is the return of Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer). The character has been absent since he took off to watch over the Darden kids, and despite being mentioned by others, his presence has been sorely missed.

Now, thanks to NBC, we know have our first official look at Casey’s return.

Is Casey returning to Chicago Fire?

CHICAGO FIRE — “The Magnificent City of Chicago” Episode 1022 — Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Jesse Spencer as Casey — (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)

The photos that have been released ahead of the season finale show Casey with a different style than when we last saw him. His hair is longer (not as long as Spencer had it during his House days) and he’s wearing a suit, presumably because he’s attending the Stellaride wedding.

We also get to see a quick shot of Casey and Brett (Kara Killmer) together, weeks after the latter went to visit him. Brett made it clear that she was struggling to adjust to life without Casey, and her decision to spend time with him has presumably led to them getting closer.

The big problem is, Brett is coming back to Chicago to stay, and Casey is not. Fire showrunner Derek Haas has hinted at the problems that the couple will face in the finale, with the biggest issue being whether or not they should stay together. Casey will be staying in Oregon for two years, making the notion of a long-distance relationship particularly daunting.

CHICAGO FIRE — “The Magnificent City of Chicago” Episode 1022 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Casey, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide — (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)

Another photo shows Casey sitting down and talking with Severide (Taylor Kinney). The outfits both men are wearing suggest that the conversation takes place either before or after Severide gets married, which makes sense given that Casey is the best man.

These two men have been the crux of Chicago Fire since day one, so we’re expecting some very poignant moments between them. We’re also hoping for a proper goodbye between Casey and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), since Kidd was on the road and unavailable when Casey quit the 51.

We can only guess as to what else is going to happen between Casey and the rest of the team, but Haas has confirmed that the finale will be “nonstop” and have viewers “crying” or “screaming” due to what happens. We can’t wait!

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