7 Stars We Want to See Return to 'One Chicago' (PHOTOS)
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When Raymund exited Chicago Fire
after six seasons as Gabby Dawson, she not only left behind her firehouse family but also her husband. (She and Casey eventually officially split.) However, as Season 7 ended, her ex-husband Casey (Jesse Spencer
) and best friend Brett (Kara Killmer
) were close to becoming something
— until Brett accepted her ex-boyfriend's proposal.
Since we expect the finale cliffhanger, which left most of the firehouse in peril, to result in a possible step forward for Casey and Brett, when better for Dawson to come back?
Peter Mills survived Barnett's exit from Chicago Fire
, so why not catch up with his character? We've seen the negative effects being a firefighter can have on a person — most recently with Russ LaPointe (Abraham Benrubi) as he struggled with the things he'd seen — so why not bring back someone who might be able to show what life is like in a positive way after leaving the job?
Steven R. McQueen
Jimmy Borelli was not as lucky as others who have left the firehouse, but luckier than some (RIP Shay). Borelli was badly injured and lost an eye on the job, but he did survive. While he will never be a firefighter again, we'd like to see how he's doing.
His Chicago P.D.
character's on-the-job injury meant his future as a cop would never be the same, and he left behind Chicago and a potential romance with Burgess (Marina Squerciati
). That ship has sailed, but it wouldn't hurt to see those former partners at least catch up.
Seda left at the end of the Chicago P.D.
Season 6, but we still don't know how the series plans to write his character, Antonio, out. We could only speculate that his exit may be connected to his drug problem or the murder of the newly elected mayor
, Kelton (John C. McGinley), so it would be good to see him back to close out his character's story.
If not for the news in April that Donnell was leaving Chicago Med
at the end of Season 4, you wouldn't know that the finale was his last episode. It did not address his exit
in any way, so we're left to wonder what's in Connor's future. Whatever happens, we'd like to see him return for at least one more episode to give us a chance to properly say goodbye since he was with the series since the beginning.
Like with Connor, we have no idea how Med
plans to explain Ava's absence next season. Did she kill Connor's father, as was implied in the doctors' last scene in the finale? That lingering question isn't exactly one that can be properly addressed without the characters involved.
Just because they have dangerous jobs doesn't mean all the characters who have left one of the One Chicago shows have died.
In fact, some have just moved on to other jobs or other cities. But in some cases, things were left up in the air during actors' final episodes of the series. The 2018-2019 season may have just ended, but we're already looking ahead to the fall — especially when it comes to certain characters we know won't be back.
A look at Chicago's finest, bravest, and best as the fan favorite series head toward their season finales.
Click through the gallery above to see TV Insider's picks for characters who should return on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med.
Chicago Fire, Season 8, Fall 2019, NBC
Chicago P.D., Season 7, Fall 2019, NBC
Chicago Med, Season 5, Fall 2019, NBC