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'Chicago Fire' Loses Original Star After 10 Seasons

'Chicago Fire' Loses Original Star After 10 Seasons

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!

Chicago Fire bid goodbye to an original stars after tonight’s 200th episode.

The series started with Taylor Kinney, David Eigenberg, Jesse Spencer and Eamonn Walker among the original cast who were still in the series.

Click inside to see which original star departed the series after 10 seasons…

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey

The episode reveals that Casey made the decision to leave the city for Oregon, as he will be a father figure to Griffin Darden and his brother, who were the sons of a firefighter killed in the series pilot.

He made the decision after knowing that if he didn’t go, the brothers would have been split up and sent to foster care.

“I added it up, and this year is my 18th year of network TV, straight — I went straight from House into Chicago Fire,” Jesse shared with press (via THR) about his decision to leave. “Coming up to the 200th, I called [showrunner Derek Haas] and broke him the news that I thought it was time to leave the show. He agreed we should at least get Casey to 200 episodes. … It was a difficult decision, and I hate to leave the show because I do love it, but when the time comes, the time comes.”

The final scene has the squad has put out a fire in a church and is doing an “overhaul” inspection afterward and during a break in filming, Jesse revealed that his castmates started banging the pike poles they were carrying on the floor and chanting. “It was something else,” he noted.

As far as Casey and Sylvie Brett’s relationship, the characters are hoping to continue it long distance. Jesse isn’t ruling out a return, but just not for a while.

“Casey’s going to Oregon for the right reasons. It felt organic,” Jesse adds. “I really like Kara, and we have a really nice relationship. We got on so well. There’s a chance I’d come back. That is a possibility, we’ve talked about it.”

Chicago Fire airs Wednesday nights on NBC.

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