"Chicago Fire" is officially having too much fun torturing us.
Season 5 left fans with an agonizing cliffhanger, and the show has only continued to prey on concern for the fate of Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) since. The uncertainty got especially bad Thursday, when NBC unveiled a new poster that got fans' hopes only, only to be followed by a tearjerker of a promo hinting at a devastating outcome.
Let's start with the good: the poster. With Casey nearly front and center, that seems like a good sign, right?
Many fans certainly seemed to think the poster indicated he would survive, as they indicated in hopeful tweets.
I hope it's a good sign seeing Casey and Severide in the promo!!!! 😍— Tracy L Thomas (TLT) (@tracy47232) August 31, 2017
CASEY!— lyssiα (@xMissxChievousx) August 31, 2017
But then came the new promo and its much more tragic tease. The video reminds us of all of our "burning questions" without answering our biggest one. We see Casey being found, but there is no clear evidence that he is alive. To make matters worse, the promo shows what looks like a memorial service, and then it ends with a photo of Casey that could very well be displayed at a funeral.
Just as we're sure NBC wanted it to, the promo stirred up a lot of concern.
WHAT THE HELL WAS WITH THAT PICTURE AT THE END? I swear if they are playing us... pic.twitter.com/fDgP54yLXn— Jessica Marie (@tyedie19) August 31, 2017
I feel like that picture would give it away that he died. They can't be oblivious like that. It's probably not him. But... pic.twitter.com/TL0TtcB05C— Jessica Marie (@tyedie19) August 31, 2017
UGH! We can't wait that long! And to tease me like this on my birthday, are ya trying to kill me? LOL— grannysue1996 (@grannysue1996) August 31, 2017
Me while watching pic.twitter.com/rdQnWss90M— Talyah (@TalyahB_13) August 31, 2017
We're ready for the answers to these burning questions now, but we're stuck waiting till "Chicago Fire" Season 6 premieres on Sept. 28 on NBC.