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Is Matthew Casey leaving 'Chicago Fire'? Fans say 'he's the heart of fire'

What raised these doubts are that Casey could be heading for a change in Season 10. The return of Andy Darden’s son, Griffin could be the cause
Cast member Jesse Spencer on 'Chicago Fire' (Getty Images)
Cast member Jesse Spencer on 'Chicago Fire' (Getty Images)

Jesse Gordon Spencer is a popular Australian actor, best known for his roles as Lieutenant/Captain Matthew Casey on the famous American drama, 'Chicago Fire', But Captain Hunkalicious is causing some serious heartbreak on social media after rumors started brewing about his exit from the show.  The American drama tv series created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with Dick Wolf as an executive producer is the first installment of Dick Wolf's Wolf Entertainment's Chicago franchise.

Jesse has also played the characters, Kennedy, on the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours' (1994–2000, 2005), and Dr Robert Chase, on the American medical drama 'House' (2004–2012). On 'Chicago Fire', Spencer stars as Captain Matthew Casey, who leads the Truck Company and is unwavering in his commitment to the job. 


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Is Jesse Spencer leaving 'Chicago Fire?'

Possible, but not very likely. What raised these doubts are that Casey could be heading for a change in Season 10. The return of Andy Darden’s son, Griffin (Cameron Scott Roberts), was sudden and his decision to take time from work to visit Griffin has people wondering if the character is headed for an exit. The odds are that Casey’s decision will alter his lifestyle (and maybe even his career) but the character, Matthew, will likely stay. The status of Spencer’s contract is unknown, as his last public renewal was made in the year 2019, but the actor has had nothing but good things to say about his tenure and hasn't signed up for any other major roles. The actor has already discussed various plots that he’s all set to be a part of in Season 10, the most notable being the romance between Matthew and Brett (Kara Killmer). Having said that, given how quickly he had to leave due to the Griffin subplot, Casey’s friendship with the team and Brett would be short-lived, for sure. 

Also, this isn’t the first time showrunners have toyed with the idea of writing Casey off the show. Previously, in Season 9, the character suffered a devastating head injury that impaired his ability to fight fires for a while. It seemed as though he would have to retire, freeing up Spencer to leave the show if he chose to do the same. Fortunately for us, that didn’t happen and Casey was able to bounce back on screen.

As with every 'Chicago Fire' character, fans have looked at the schedule and comments made by the actors as an indicator of whether Spencer really has plans to leave. Here’s a rundown on recent events and whether he has plans to go for real.

One fan said, "What's happening? Is Casey leaving? NO!!!!! Take it back!! #ChicagoFire #OneChicago #MattCasey #JesseSpencer", while another shared, "Did anyone google if Casey was leaving Chicago Fire after watching tonight's episode?!? Just me? Okay! #ChicagoFire #JesseSpencer". "Don’t worry firehouse 51, I can’t live without Captain hunkalicious either. That hunk brings so much joy to life! #ChicagoFire #OneChicago #JesseSpencer", tweeted one fan while another said, "Okay #ChicagoFire fans, has anyone seen #JesseSpencer on set recently? #callout I don't wanna believe this is real".

Another fan said, "Noooo! I dont want Casey to leave @Jesse_Spencer #ChicagoFire Him and Brett just got together. He's the heart of fire. @karakillmer."