When Chicago Fire returns for Season 7, the badass firefighters of Firehouse 51 will take on dangerous new calls and some serious personal drama. Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) are finally together but Severide's track record isn't great and there's also the chance that he'll mess things up. Plus, Boden (Eamonn Walker) will have to death with the fallout after losing the commissioner job to Grissom (Gary Cole) and Brett (Kara Killmer) will take on a new partner in Ambulance 61.

With a small shakeup on the horizon and several questions needing to be answered, here's everything we know about Season 7 of Chicago Fire so far.

Dawson is leaving -- #RIPDawsey. Yep, Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund) has left the building. Raymund announced in May that she would be leaving the show ahead of the new season. This effectively means that not only is Firehouse 51 losing a team member, but Dawsey is no more. Her exit, and marital discord with Casey (Jesse Spencer), were hinted at in the Season 6 finale when they couldn't come to terms over trying to adopt another baby. Dawson was then offered the opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico which would take her away from Chicago Fire for a lengthy period. While she didn't immediately provide an answer, it's pretty safe to assume that's where she's headed in the new season.

Yes, Boden is returning to Chicago Fire. Season 6 teased Boden's potential promotion as the Chicago Fire Department's new commissioner which would have effectively moved him out of Firehouse 51. And when Walker hadn't signed his contract for Season 7, it looked like the actor might be leaving the show. But alas, the chief lost out to Grissom, who secured the position through underhanded tactics, and Walker inked a new deal that keeps him on Fire through the new season. That was a close call but Boden is here to stay!

Severide's half-sister Katie might be back. There's a chance Katie (Brittany Curran) might be sticking around. Haas released an image of her name appearing on the whiteboard used to map out stories for Chicago Fire storylines. Though he hasn't confirmed or denied her return, he did say that he hoped to see her back.

There will probably be a time jump. Fire usually employs a time jump for its season premieres and it looks like Season 7 will be no different. However, Haas says the time jump might happen at the top of the episode, which is the perfect opportunity for the show to write Dawson out of the series without necessarily having her appear.

Don't expect to see Casey's side of the family anytime soon. Bad news if you were hoping the show would explore more of Casey's complex family dynamics. According to Haas, Fire has no current plans to feature any of his relatives in the new season. But Haas did say he's open to it, especially bringing back Casey's sister Christie (Nicole Forester). We've already met both Christie and his mom Nancy (Kathleen Quinlan), who was serving time in prison for murdering his father Gregory. It would be interesting to explore more of Casey's complicated feelings toward his family since we've only scratched the surface with them. With Dawson leaving, it's time for the series to revisit Casey's relationship with his family.

Stellaride will probably have to leap over a few more hurdles. Severide and Kidd may have finally gotten together, but that doesn't mean their relationship will be a smooth ride moving forward. After all, they work in the same firehouse and, as we've seen with Dawson and Casey, that makes things exponentially more difficult. "I know it can be tricky with dating in the firehouse," Kinney previously teased. With Dawsey effectively over, we need this relationship to work now more than ever. Make it so!

Chicago Fire returns this fall on NBC.

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