Young Griffin Darden (now played by Cameron Scott Roberts) is all grown up, and back in “Chicago Fire.” The son of firefighter Andy Darden (Corey Sorenson), who passed away in the very first episode of the show, hasn’t been seen since Season 2, when he was still a kid. Griffin’s reemergence is a pleasant surprise for Matt Casey, but it turns out that the young man is in need of help. Viewers will no doubt find out what Griffin needs sooner rather than later, but right now, fans are just overjoyed that the show has decided to bring back the character.
“So Happy to see Griffin Back!!” @Rick0424 tweeted. “I am gonna cry,” @m31_maggie wrote about the touching reunion. Meanwhile, other users praised the genuine affection Sorenson and Roberts manage to infuse the short scene with. “The dad energy with Matt is just so strong,” @shippersimone tweeted. “Griffin boy grew up! … and this smile of Matt,” @lucianafferrei1 concurred.
The “Chicago Fire” Season 10 Episode 2 cliffhanger is a perfect example of an emotional reintroduction of a long-gone character, and while it’ll be interesting to see where the show takes Griffin, fans are absolutely loving the fact that he’s back.