'Chicago Fire' star confirms her exit from the show

Junie Sihlangu
May 16, 2018
07:48 A.M.

Chicago Fire’s season finale showed how Monica Raymund’s character left the show for good. She recently took to social media to confirm the news.


On May 15, 2018, the star took to Twitter to share a note about her departure from the medical series. There she also hinted on her future endeavors.

Monica Raymund has confirmed that she is exiting Chicago Fire, the firefighter drama, after six seasons. ‘It has been an honor to play Dawson on Chicago Fire and one of the most meaningful experiences of my life,’ the actress wrote.

On the show, she had played Paramedic in Charge or Firefighter Candidate, Gabriela ‘Gabby’ Dawson. She shared in her note that she would always be proud of having played a fierce paramedic with her incredible cast and crew.


The star hinted that her next move would have something to do with being ‘on the ice.’ Her character was the most prominent female cast member on the drama series according to Pop Culture.

The season 6 finale this week featured her character’s exit. Dawson and Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) were the show's heart since it began.

However, their relationship had started to suffer recently. The couple wanted to have a baby, but they were having problems conceiving.

Casey saw their failure to conceive as a chance for them to have fun together. Dawson, on the other hand, had a more realistic point of view on the matter.

‘I am so thankful for the journey and especially to all of you for watching, but I have made the decision that it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter in life.’

Monica Raymund, Twitter, May 15, 2018

She wanted to see a fertility doctor, but Casey thought it was too soon. They eventually went and the doctor explained that it would be possible to conceive, but a pregnancy could kill Dawson due to an aneurysm.

Despite this, Dawson later told Casey that she still wanted to try for a baby. Later on, she was offered a job to help out with relief efforts in Puerto Rico which she turned down.


Casey wanted to adopt, but Dawson didn’t want to go through another process that might end badly. So instead, he went behind her back and met an adoption consultant whose last name was Dawsey.


Dawson was shocked that he thought it was ok to talk to an adoption consultant without her and refused to adopt. Her anger boiled over when she and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) went to respond to a bike accident.

There Brett, still shaken by seeing a woman die before her eyes, walked away when Dawson badgered her for giving her a pair of scissors instead of gauze. At their apartment, Casey confronted Dawson, listing all the things she had done without him.

He confessed that he loved her too much to let her risk her own life to have a child. She responded by telling him that she had never changed and left the apartment.


In the end, she was seen rushing to speak with the official who had offered her a chance to help people out in Puerto Rico. NBC recently renewed Chicago Fire for its seventh season.

Fans had wondered whether Raymund would renew her contract after it expired and speculation was rife when Deadline reported that she had not been approached for a new contract. Eamonn Walker and David Eigenberg were also reportedly not approached for a contract extension.

Spencer and Taylor Kinney were the only ones who were known to have signed new deals.

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