Chicago Fire Season 4 Spoilers

Chicago Fire Stars Talk 'Dawsey's' MIA Ring and 'Inconsequential' Marriage

Chicago Fire‘s Casey and Dawson have been reunited for nine episodes now, and yet, he’s failed to put a ring (back) on it. So why haven’t the formerly engaged firefighters reclaimed their old relationship status?

According to star Jesse Spencer, a re-proposal is simply unnecessary after everything the pair has been through.

“In their hearts and minds, they are already married,” the actor explains. “They’re together. I don’t see them breaking up. I, as Jesse, would be traumatized if they had to break up at this point. I’m a big [‘Dawsey’] shipper. But the actual marriage is inconsequential.”

And even if the couple wanted to get hitched officially, there’s a rule preventing firefighters who are wedded to one another from serving together. “I don’t know how [the characters] would make [marriage] work,” Spencer admits, adding that Dawson “would have to move on to another house. That’s not going to work.”

As for that rock Dawson once wore, co-star Monica Raymund reveals that the show hasn’t addressed its current location — at least, it hadn’t when the upcoming crossover was filmed. “I don’t know where the hell that ring is!” the actress exclaims. “I’m assuming it’s in a drawer in a box somewhere. But I have no idea. In the meantime, we’re just going to do a mental ring around the finger and call it a day.”

But that raises the question: How would Dawson introduce Casey to someone who doesn’t know him?

“‘This is the love of my life, Matt Casey. Matt, stranger,'” Raymund suggests with a laugh. “‘This is my almost baby daddy… Here’s my complicated other half.’ Can we just say, ‘It’s complicated’? We’ll just say that, like a Facebook status.”

Chicago Fire returns Jan. 5 at 9/8c on NBC with the franchise’s first three-way crossover.