Brett Dalton of Chicago Fire fame is returning to the small screen this weekend on the Hallmark channel. Dalton will star in the new Christmas movie, One December Night, with a Law & Order: SVU alum and several other stars.
Dalton revealed the news on his personal Instagram account with the caption reading, “And now for something completely different… Catch me in the all-new @hallmarkmovie this Saturday #OneDecemberNight featuring @shemp_malone @petergallagher @eloisemumford.”
The Christmas movie stars Dalton, Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford and Julia Blanchard. You can watch One December Night this Saturday evening on the Hallmark channel.
What Is Going With ‘Chicago Fire’
A lot of fans of Chicago Fire are still reeling from the departure of Casey from the program. After years on the show, he moved on and Brett Dalton is now on the scene. Fans are also wondering what is the end game for another character, Stella? Will she get a proper sendoff for her character or will she become a major part of the team by the end of the year? Those questions will continue to persist until fans see her again on the program.
Showrunner Derek Haas told Cinemablend, “We’re just playing her off-screen for right now. She went to go do the Girls on Fire program in Boston, but that becomes a story going forward because the spot on Truck 81 is potentially open and she hasn’t come back to claim it as of the next episode after this one. So yeah, that has its own issues and ramifications, but with Jesse possibly coming back at some point in the season we’ll see a Kidd/Casey scene, I’m sure.”
They temporarily wrote Stella off, but she is for sure going to return at some point, Outsiders. Replacing Casey, a fan favorite, is going to be far more difficult. Rest assured, new faces will be brought in, like Dalton, but it is going to take time. You cannot expedite this process. Like Gibbs on NCIS, it will take time for Gary Cole’s character to catch on with the loyal audience. They knew and loved Gibbs, just like they knew and loved Casey.
But, rest assured, decisions and choices will be made. Haas said of writing off Casey, “Part of conceiving the storyline was to make it to where everyone understood why he was doing what he was doing, so that you didn’t have to have this sort of haunted presence… So we’re going to see some obviously aftereffects with Brett, it’s going to be hard on Brett going into a long-distance relationship, and not knowing what the rules are of a long-distance relationship. And all of that will be a big part of what’s going on at the beginning of the season. We have Severide obviously, looking at Casey’s quarters, going by, in the next episode, what that means to him. And then we’ll play around with everyone’s reactions to that and obviously, the Truck 81 is the big storyline going forward. Who’s going to be in command there?”
How will all of this work for Stella and Brett with Casey gone? We shall see on Chicago Fire.