SPOILER ALERT: The next reveals main plot factors from tonight’s episode of NBC’s Chicago P.D.
NBC’s Chicago P.D. premiered its tenth season on Wednesday night time and the anticipation as to how Jesse Lee Soffer, who performs Detective Jay Halstead, will exit is all anybody can take into consideration.
The episode picks up two weeks after the loopy occasions of the Season 9 finale that noticed the Intelligence Unit carry down the infamous Los Temidos gang who had been accountable for a lot of the medication flowing out and in of town, amongst different horrible crimes.
With the group out of the best way, its alternative already has boots on the bottom and Voight (Jason Beghe) is none too completely satisfied about it. Whilst a strong and linked man, not even Voight can forestall a brand new gang from claiming the orphaned road corners.
It’s revealed early on that the unit boss is coping with some demons following the loss of life of his C.I. Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado). Though he didn’t pull the set off himself, he feels accountable for not defending her as he had promised.
In the meantime, Hailey Upton Halstead (Tracy Spiridakos) can be dealing with the aftermath of the finale as the one that killed Anna, even after Voight explains he takes full accountability for her loss of life and doesn’t blame her.
Again on the streets, Voight finds an unconscious boy who overdosed after unintentionally consuming strawberries that had been laced with medication laying on the concrete. And every part turned more and more worse when the boy dies and an enraged Voight orders the crew to seek for the brand new sellers on the town and pronto.
Newcomer Dante Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) made his debut tonight as a sequence common when Halstead enlists his assist in their seek for Enzo, the brand new drug boss. At first, he was on mortgage from the police division however on the finish of the episode, Chief Patrick O’Neal (Michael Gaston) permits Torres to affix Voight’s crew formally.
After bringing down Enzo, Voight has a chat with Halstead and Upton telling them they’ll now not work collectively. This could possibly be the unraveling that results in Halstead’s eventual departure.
Chicago P.D. government producer Gwen Sigan spoke to Deadline a couple of future with out Halstead, Voight’s journey in Season 10, and extra.
DEADLINE: Voight is admittedly struggling after Anna’s loss of life and isn’t considering proper. What can we anticipate from his journey this season?
GWEN SIGAN: Yeah, he’s positively feeling the fallout, particularly on this first episode. We’re two weeks after so it’s actually recent. It’s additionally been some time since we’ve seen Voight have a relationship like he had with Anna, the place he allowed himself to be a bit extra susceptible and to have a connection that was reciprocated. He’s anyone that loves all people in his unit a lot however he has these boundaries, and we noticed a bit little bit of these partitions come down final season. And now within the aftermath of her loss of life in such a brutal manner, he takes a number of accountability for that. He’s actually feeling a number of guilt on this first episode to the purpose the place he’s actually bleeding from it. He needs he would have accomplished issues in a different way. We will definitely see it proceed all through the season.
DEADLINE: Day one followers of the sequence aren’t able to say goodbye to Halstead. What does the present appear like with out him?
SIGAN: The specifics relating to when and the way he’s leaving we’re protecting beneath wraps. However I do assume it’s gonna make sense to followers after they see it, and so they’re gonna perceive that we actually needed to do justice to the character, who he’s, and what he represents to the present. And likewise Jesse himself, as he’s been right here since day one—even earlier than Day 1. He was there when Chicago Fireplace began the spin-off for PD. He’s a member of this household and he all the time can be. We simply actually needed to provide him a showcase.
DEADLINE: The whole lot feels so darkish proper now. Will it keep that manner all season?
SIGAN: The season is just not going to be all darkish. The theme we’re going for this yr is savior and we’re taking a look at this query: Can the damaged be saved? So we are going to see some saving taking place this season as effectively.
DEADLINE: What are you able to tease relating to Torres who simply formally joined Voight’s crew?
SIGAN: It’s been so enjoyable to put in writing for him. We’re so completely satisfied to have him. He’s so gifted and he brings a lot to the character who you’ll actually get to know this season and all of the totally different aspects of him. We get to go residence with him loads. We see that he nonetheless lives in the identical neighborhood he was born in and he lives together with his mom. He’s so deeply rooted within the neighborhood that he grew up in, and he’s very positive of himself. We get to be taught loads about his previous and in regards to the various things which have occurred in his life which have gotten him, from eager to be a police officer and eager to do his job in a really particular manner. We’ll additionally see some rising pains this season. It’s a tough factor to come back recent from patrol into this unit, particularly throughout this tense time and having to construct all these totally different relationships and likewise see the place he suits in. So, there are a number of nice tales to inform and I feel followers are actually gonna fall in love with him.
DEADLINE: What are your plans for Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) and their relationship?
SIGAN: Episode 2 this season is a Burgess and Ruzek episode the place we reply that query that we left hanging final season. Will they transfer in collectively? Are they going to do this factor once more and be a contemporary household collectively? We give a solution to that and we put them on type of a brand new dynamic collectively that is a little more secure. And I feel they’ll all the time have that relationship that’s so sophisticated and messy, however they’re going to proceed to have one another’s again.
DEADLINE: What does Upton’s future appear like with out Halstead?
SIGAN: Upton goes to have some fallout, yeah. It’s a tricky place for her to be in. She is simply so linked to Halstead who not solely is her husband but in addition her accomplice. They’re so so threaded collectively of their lives and so to see her on her personal and must navigate that—she definitely will get into some actually fascinating territory this season as she’s attempting to navigate that. She’s somebody that’s not essentially the most effective at coping with her feelings. She likes to be in management and likes to really feel like she has management of her headspace. So that is going to throw her for a loop a bit.