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 evening 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 deliver down the infamous Los Temidos gang who had been answerable for a lot of the medicine flowing out and in of town, amongst different horrible crimes.
With the group out of the way in which, its alternative already has boots on the bottom and Voight (Jason Beghe) is none too completely happy about it. Whilst a robust and related man, not even Voight can stop a brand new gang from claiming the orphaned avenue corners.
It’s revealed early on that the unit boss is coping with some demons following the dying of his C.I. Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado). Though he didn’t pull the set off himself, he feels answerable 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 dying 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 medicine laying on the concrete. And every part turned more and more worse when the boy dies and an enraged Voight orders the staff to seek for the brand new sellers on the town and pronto.
Newcomer Dante Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) made his debut tonight as a collection 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 hitch Voight’s staff formally.
After bringing down Enzo, Voight has a chat with Halstead and Upton telling them they’ll not work collectively. This may very well be the unraveling that results in Halstead’s eventual departure.
Chicago P.D. govt producer Gwen Sigan spoke to Deadline a couple of future with out Halstead, Voight’s journey in Season 10, and extra.
DEADLINE: Voight is de facto struggling after Anna’s dying 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 contemporary. 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 slightly extra weak and to have a connection that was reciprocated. He’s any individual that loves all people in his unit a lot however he has these boundaries, and we noticed slightly little bit of these partitions come down final season. And now within the aftermath of her dying in such a brutal approach, he takes loads of accountability for that. He’s actually feeling loads of guilt on this first episode to the purpose the place he’s actually bleeding from it. He needs he would have achieved issues in another way. We will definitely see it proceed all through the season.
DEADLINE: Day one followers of the collection usually are not 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 holding beneath wraps. However I do assume it’s gonna make sense to followers after they see it, they usually’re gonna perceive that we actually wished to do justice to the character, who he’s, and what he represents to the present. And in addition 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 at all times will likely be. We simply actually wished to provide him a showcase.
DEADLINE: Every little thing feels so darkish proper now. Will it keep that approach all season?
SIGAN: The season will not be going to be all darkish. The theme we’re going for this yr is savior and we’re this query: Can the damaged be saved? So we’ll see some saving taking place this season as properly.
DEADLINE: What are you able to tease relating to Torres who simply formally joined Voight’s staff?
SIGAN: It’s been so enjoyable to put in writing for him. We’re so completely happy to have him. He’s so proficient 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 dwelling with him quite a bit. 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 study quite a bit about his previous and in regards to the various things which have occurred in his life which have gotten him, from desirous to be a police officer and desirous to do his job in a really particular approach. We’ll additionally see some rising pains this season. It’s a tough factor to come back contemporary 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 loads 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 kind of a brand new dynamic collectively that is a little more secure. And I feel they’ll at all times 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 troublesome place for her to be in. She is simply so related to Halstead who not solely is her husband but in addition her companion. They’re so so threaded collectively of their lives and so to see her on her personal and need to navigate that—she definitely will get into some actually fascinating territory this season as she’s making an attempt to navigate that. She’s somebody that’s not essentially the perfect 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.