‘I Don’t Accept This Is The End’: ‘Chicago Fire’ Director Breaks Silence On Monica Raymund's Leaving
When actors decide to leave the cast, it’s hard to say goodbye to favorite characters they were playing. Just recently, the ‘Chicago Fire’ star, Monica Raymund, has announced she will not be back in season 7 of the show.
The actress has been starring in the series since 2012, so it’s no wonder her character, Gabby Dawson, will be missed. Or is there any possibility that the Dawsey's flame will still keep burning?
Derek Haas, the director of the show, has something to say about Raymund’s departure. He took to Twitter and broke his silence by revealing that Monica had, in fact, let them know beforehand that she was going to leave.
1. Monica let us know in plenty of time that she was going to move on to new endeavors, but I hoped and still hope that this is not the last time you will see Gabby Dawson. I don't have to tell you, but Monica is amazing, and I don't accept this is the end for her character. https://t.co/1JzMNdmmTw— Derek Haas (@derekhaas) May 20, 2018
But Haas still doesn’t want to believe that season 6 finale was the last time we saw Gabby. As he says:
Monica is amazing, and I don’t accept this is the end for her character.
Is he hinting about a possible recast? No, casting a new actress is not an option. But the director has some plans as for the Dawson-Casey storyline.
As we know, during the finale, the two disagreed about having kids, and Gabby decided to take a job offer in Puerto Rico. And this is how Haas sees it:
I would love to be able to go to Puerto Rice and shoot for a week. Get Casey there, have Dawson there, but I can’t make any promises.
The fans of the show seemed to like the idea:
Thank you for this answer. Still holding on go hope that we will see Gabby again. Monica brought Gabby to life and did a phenomenal job doing so. pic.twitter.com/ZrclSuDCgg— #DawseyStrong1.2 ❤️ (@JSmithWSmith) May 20, 2018
Can you “keep” Gabby, but have her offscreen like Donna & Cindy?— Steph🌈 (@CurlyBuckeye) May 20, 2018
Thank you Derek. We all needed to hear that.— I feel dead inside/ rip dawsey and gabby 💔😭 (@cherisse19) May 20, 2018
We all love Monica and Gabby. I believe someday she might return. But don’t break up dawsey please.
I just feel bad for Casey, I think you wrote Gabby all wrong for him. She never really included him in her life but she expected him to be their when she wanted him.— Kristina Pernice (@Stina_315) May 20, 2018
Glad to hear you feel that way... I’ll always be sad without Gabriela Dawson on the show, but I’ll settle for an off-screen SL where she does literally anything else but suddenly become a coward who runs away from her problems & marriage 🙃🙃🙃 thank you goodnight— ana 🍷 (@camilaxetc) May 20, 2018
And we really do hope that this idea will become reality!