Warning: The next accommodates spoilers for Wednesday’s Chicago Hearth. Proceed at your personal danger!
All through Wednesday’s episode, the firefighter made notice of how Ben Darden, the son of Casey’s late greatest pal, is planning to go to varsity subsequent yr, which means each of the Darden boys will quickly be out on their very own. With Casey’s time as their authorized guardian in Portland nearing its finish, Chief Boden requested Casey when he’d be relocating again to Chicago. Casey, in flip, famous that there’s some issues that must line up earlier than that… like a reunion together with his ex-girlfriend Sylvie Brett?
Along with looping Kidd right into a Division of Homeland Safety process drive towards a potential home terrorist assault, Casey additionally used his journey to really feel out the place issues stood with Sylvie, whom he found is courting somebody new.
“If he does finish this job in Oregon within the subsequent yr or no matter or two years, Firehouse 51 will probably be there, however will she nonetheless be there?” Spencer posits.
With the entire episode’s speak about Casey probably coming again dwelling someday, we requested Spencer if he’d ever return to the collection full-time. Learn his reply beneath, in addition to his ideas on Casey’s romantic future.
TVLINE | Are we going to see Casey past this episode?
I don’t know. I don’t suppose so as a result of he’s coming to appoint Kidd because the first-responder liaison to work with the DHS and the FBI if there may be this potential assault. So if there may be one, he’s not going to be round when it occurs. He’s actually handing the reins over to Kidd. So that is going to be her storyline going ahead.
TVLINE | It did really feel like they left issues a bit open-ended with Casey, although. He makes a few mentions of how Ben goes to varsity subsequent yr, however there’s some issues that would wish to line up for Casey to maneuver again to Chicago. Would you ever contemplate coming again to the present full-time?
Oh, that’s a troublesome query. I believe I’m all the time open to it. I by no means say by no means. Once I left the present, I talked to [co-showrunner] Derek [Haas] and everyone and stated, “Hear, if it is sensible to deliver me in for a storyline that you simply suppose could be acceptable for Casey to come back in for, I’m joyful to pop in for an episode.” However when it comes to like long-term or one thing, I don’t suppose so.
TVLINE | When he says that there’s some issues that would wish to line up for him to maneuver again to Chicago, it looks like he’s referring to Brett. However then with their closing scene collectively, did you interpret that as like a goodbye?
I really feel prefer it’s messy. There’s a whole lot of stuff happening there. I noticed it as each. I believe he wish to come again, and there may be the potential to come back again, however solely whether it is proper… But when this job wraps up, and the youngsters are all doing good they usually get to high school, that’s the one cause he left. He didn’t depart as a result of they fell out of affection. So he’s sniffing round to see if Brett continues to be open to it.
TVLINE | I discovered it attention-grabbing that Casey lied about seeing somebody. However after that ending, do you suppose he’s accepted that perhaps it’s time to maneuver on?
Properly, I’m unsure what is going to occur after that. I believe he’ll return to Portland after which simply get again into his function as dad and simply soar again into what he’s doing there. However he’s, clearly, expressed not outright, however she is aware of that he’s most likely nonetheless in love together with her, and he’s questioning if she nonetheless is and [if] she’s nonetheless open to it. The great factor is I don’t know, and I sort of like that. I like that not realizing factor, if that’s really a chance sooner or later.
TVLINE | What do you suppose Casey is taking away from this newest go to to Chicago?
That home terrorism is in every single place! [Laughs] And who’s the terrorist should you harm somebody? Are you the terrorist? He’s like a love terrorist. He’s destroying hearts wherever he goes. Unhealthy man. Very dangerous man. [Laughs]