What’s next for Casey in Chicago Fire season 12?

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Waterfall" Episode 1122 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Waterfall" Episode 1122 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) made some big moves in the Chicago Fire season 11 finale. He not only came back to Chicago, and helped the 51 team take out a sniper, but he reconciled with his ex Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) and proposed to her!

Of course, Chicago Fire did what it does best, and that’s end on a cliffhanger. The episode ended before we could hear Brett’s response, meaning we have to wait until the season 12 premiere to find out whether her and Casey get engaged. Assuming she says yes, what does the future hold in store for Casey?

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Well, for one, the possibility of settling down. The character has had long term relationships in the past, but longtime fans know that things didn’t work out between him and Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund). Personal tragedy, coupled with Dawson’s decision to move to Puerto Rico, meant they could never fully reconcile.

It seemed like distance was going to spell out the end of the Casey and Brett relationship as well. Brett ended things in the season 11 premiere, citing her inability to be so far way, and she even got into a relationship with someone else. Still, the connection between her and Casey was clear from the moment he returned to Chicago.

If Brett says yes to his proposal, Casey will have to figure out whether she should live with him in Oregon or he should come back to Chicago. If it’s the former, then we lost yet another character to the Beaver state. If it’s the latter, then we get a wedding and the return of one of the show’s most beloved characters.

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Jesse Spencer said he was open to the possibility of coming back full-time, and even told Deadline that his character’s time in Oregon might be coming to an end.

"“The potential to come back would be awesome. I’m always open to that but you know, the ball isn’t really in my court,” he explained. “I always told [series co-creator] Derek Haas that if there were episodes that he thought would be appropriate for me to come back, then I’m totally open to that because I want to see the old gang and I love working there.”"

Casey’s future depends on whether he gets a “yes” or “no” in the season 12 premiere, which is both poetic and a bit scary. We can’t wait to see what the answer is.

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