The January 4, 2023 episode of “Chicago Fire” explored the aftermath of what happened when Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Sam (Jake Lockett) were trapped in a house that subsequently exploded (per Monster and Critics). This prompted Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) to call in the rest of the team to find the missing firefighters. Many fans on Twitter immediately began pointing out the tension of the episode and referenced Casey multiple times. fan @logiebearswife tweeted, “Sev needs a Casey hug #ChicagoFire.”
Regarding the animosity between Stella and Sam in the episode, @a_Nes94 pointed out, “Stella, come on, he’s one of your people… you need to talk to him. Casey would do that for all his people! #ChicagoFire.” Casey is mentioned again on the series’ subreddit page, which discusses the episode and the additional story about Sylvie (Kara Killmer). Fan u/snakeinsheepclothes explained: “That’s why they needed someone like Casey, he was often the voice of reason for things like that.
The viewer added that no one has been able to take the captain’s place since Spencer left the show. After showrunner Derek Haas declared that he and everyone on set loves Jesse Spencer, he has confirmed that there are no plans to bring the character back.