8 Things We Want From Monica Raymund's 'Chicago Fire' Return (PHOTOS)

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Dawson’s reaction to Otis’ death

We’re going to see her at his memorial, but hopefully we hear her mention she wishes she’d been able to return for the funeral. Also, it would be great to see her talking to Cruz about that loss considering Otis was his best friend.

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The full effect of her return on everyone

“Almost everyone is delighted to see her,” Haas previewed. And those who aren’t should have a reasonable explanation for that — and don’t let it be Brett because she’s concerned about Casey, especially if it’s just to tease a possible Brett/Casey romance again.

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A celebration at Molly’s

Dawson was one of Molly’s owners, but since she’s only back for one episode, we don’t need to see her involved in any of the business side of it (or behind the bar). But there’s no other place everyone should gather to celebrate her return or perhaps see her off again.

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An update on Antonio

On Chicago P.D., it was revealed Antonio moved to Puerto Rico, so it would be utterly ridiculous for that to not come up, considering how seamless the One Chicago universe has become.

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Dawson helping with a call in some way

She may not be on the job, and it would have to be unofficial, but we do miss seeing Dawson as a paramedic and a firefighter.

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Dawson spending time with Brett, Foster, and Kidd

We’ve really seen the women bond over this and last season, and we just hope we see Dawson be part of it. (Let’s completely ignore the Brett/Casey of it and Foster and Kidd’s encouragement for these scenes.)

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A definitive answer about whether we’ll see her again

So far, we only know that Raymund will be in the winter finale, but Haas said that people will have to watch the episode to find out if she’ll return. Hopefully she will.

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Dawson and Casey discussing their past and future

That’s the conversation everyone wants to see, and we’re just hoping they’re honest about where they left things and how each felt about it. Plus, Haas pondered if her return could be “the opening of the lid” of the coffin on their relationship. If that’s the case, hopefully we get more than something that could be taken either way. They should be definitive in where they stand by the end of the episode.

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There's some very good news for Chicago Fire — and especially Gabby Dawson — fans.

Monica Raymund will be appearing in the November 20 winter finale, "Best Friend Magic," Entertainment Weekly reports. She's back in Chicago "to help raise money for her aid organization and stops by Firehouse 51 to see Otis' memorial and to reconnect with everyone," showrunner Derek Haas revealed. But fans will also get to see how her return affects her ex-husband, Casey (Jesse Spencer).

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Chloe revealed why she broke up with Cruz, leading to a big moment for the couple.

"Fans can expect sparks to fly from the Dawson and Casey reunion," the actress said of her return. "Dawson and Casey will always have an unbreakable bond, and their love is a special love that I think will forever stay alive. The fans don't want to miss this episode — we get to seep Dawson and Casey's love in a new light."

Raymund last appeared in the Season 7 premiere, and she'd asked her husband to join her in Puerto Rico, where she'd taken a new job in relief efforts.

Click through the gallery above to see what we're hoping Dawson's return brings to the One Chicago universe.

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