ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

'Chicago Fire' Returns This Fall Without a Main Character

Updated on August 16, 2018
revmjm profile image

Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher and online writer. She loves to share her teachings online.

Big Change on 'Chicago Fire'

When Chicago Fire returns to NBC on September 26, 2018, there will be a big change at Firehouse 51 that no one wanted nor expected. The remaining cast and co-creator Derek Haas are in denial because they did not see the resignation coming.

During the finale, Monica Raymund who plays Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson announced to her television husband Matt Casey, played by Jesse Spencer, that she was giving up her paramedic position to take a job in Puerto Rico. Shortly after the finale ended, the 32-year-old actress announced she was leaving the show that she had been starring in for all six seasons since it premiered on October 10, 2012.

Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson on Chicago Fire
Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson on Chicago Fire | Source

Haas told Us Weekly that he was shocked by Raymund's announcement. In fact, he said he was in denial. He said that she told the producers in plenty of time to adjust storylines.

However, that didn't keep him from being sad about her decision to leave the show. He said he was tempted to encouraged her to stay. Haas said the door is left open if Raymund ever wants to come back to Firehouse 51.

Gabby and Casey
Gabby and Casey

How Will Gabby's Absence Be Explained?

When season 7 returns, Haas said there will be a two-month time jump to account for her departure. This is to show how her former co-workers are dealing with her absence.

Casey's friend Severide, played by Taylor Kinney, will support the husband who has been left behind. After all, Severide has had his own share of heartbreaks on the series.

About Monica Raymund's Departure

In the handwritten note posted to Twitter back in May, the actress, 31, wrote that it was an honor to play Dawson on Chicago Fire. She added that it was one of the most meaningful experiences of her life.

Raymund indicated that she will still be a part of the network because she will work with NBC’s Female Forward Directors Initiative. It is a master class that helps women with directing. She is currently shadowing a director on Law & Order: SVU. Therefore, she is still part of NBC and Dick Wolf's creations.

No doubt, fans will miss Gabby. However, the brilliant writers will soften the blow by writing an excellent exit for Casey's wife. Co-creator Haas assured fans that Monica Raymund’s departure from the NBC show may not necessarily mean the end of her marriage to Matt Casey.

According to TV Line, writing a storyline about Raymund's departure was not what the writers had in mind for the new season, but they will do justice to Monica's storyline.

When Season 7 returns viewers will see how Casey deals with his wife's absence. That will go on for more than one episode as he adjusts to havine a long-distance marriage.

All Three Chicago Shows Air on Same Night

Be sure to watch Chicago Fire when it returns to NBC on Wednesday, September 26. Viewers will see how the crew at Firehouse 51 is coping with Gabby's departure and how Casey is handling his marital situation.

All three of Dick Wolf’s Chicago shows will air on Wednesday night this fall. Chicago Med will air at 8 p.m. Chicago Fire will come on at 9 p.m. and Chicago P.D. will air last at 10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU is moving to Thursday night at 10 p.m.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)