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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 when they did, storylines weren't always resolved during the actors' final episodes. The 2019-2020 season may have just ended (early, in Chicago Fire, P.D., and Med's cases), but we're already looking ahead to when our favorite first responders return — and the ones who should pay their friends and work families visits.
A look at Chicago's finest, bravest, and best as the fan favorite series head toward their season finales.
Scroll down to see the characters who should return across One Chicago in the 2020-2021 season.
Chicago Fire, Season 9, TBA, NBC
Chicago P.D., Season 8, TBA, NBC
Chicago Med, Season 6, TBA, NBC
Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh)
The Fire Season 8 finale did set up an exit storyline for Foster — it was announced after that Ilonzeh won’t be back — but it would still be nice to see her return to wrap things up neatly in a bow. Foster decided to give med school another try, and though it caused some friction with her fellow paramedic, Brett (Kara Killmer) was ultimately happy for her and supportive. Still, the two were more than just partners on 61, and no one needs a friend at 51 more than Brett right now.
Jimmy Borelli (Steven R. McQueen)
Borelli was not as lucky as others who have left the firehouse, but luckier than some (RIP Shay). He 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.
Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett)
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 — Russ LaPointe (Abraham Benrubi) 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?
Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty)
Roman returned for a Fire–P.D. crossover — and after his sister’s death, he took matters into his own hands to get justice. Voight (Jason Beghe) chose not to arrest him, and we’d really like to see what happens next time he’s in town and how he and his family are doing after their loss.
Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda)
Seda left at the end of the Chicago P.D. Season 6, and the Season 7 premiere revealed that he’d moved to Puerto Rico to be with family. But we’d love to see him return to Chicago for a visit to see how he’s doing. (Let’s hope he hasn’t relapsed.)
Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund)
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, she returned in Season 8 and briefly reunited with Casey — and left the door open for another visit. Not only do we want to see what could be next for them, but with Foster’s departure and everything she’s been through, Brett could use a friend.
Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell)
Connor not only figured out that his ex-girlfriend Ava (Norma Kuhling) killed his father, he also had to try to save her life after she slit her own throat in his final episode. (He couldn’t, and she died.) He then left Med behind, but it just hasn’t been the same without him. He needs to return, even if only for a one-episode appearance.