This season of Chicago PD has had a shadow over it after Hank Voight covered up another murder and dragged Hailey Upton into it. We knew this was clearly not going away, but I don’t know if any of us saw the direction the writers were going to take.
Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is going to take the deal, right? He’s so pissed at Voight (Jason Beghe) for what he did. He also believes in following the rules. That’s at the core of his character. And as Special Agent Walker North (Alex Morf) said, he may be too good for this line of work. There’s no way he turns it down, right? Otherwise, he’s going down for covering up a murder.
It frustrates me that all of this could have been avoided if Hank had just called it in. Hailey (Tracy Spiridakos) had a good shoot. Other than Voight torturing the suspect, everything was okay. Hank was covering his ass again. And I’m sure they could have come up with something to get him out of that mess, considering Roy slaughtered many girls and almost killed Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati).
If this is the way Hank Voight goes down, well, that’s just insane. It wasn’t an intentional murder like most of the other ones he covered up, like killing the man that killed his son.
If this is Voight’s downfall, does that mean Jason is leaving the show? What would Chicago PD look like without him? He’s not at the center of the show like he was in the early seasons, and as I’ve said before, it seems like the writers just don’t know what to do with him while they are trying to get away from the cop shows portraying police brutality. I was happy to see them explore the more vulnerable side of him with the loss of his son. That was a good call. But who knows where we are headed now.
Maybe Jason wants to leave the show. It happens. Nine years on a series is a long time. I’m sure we won’t find out if the actor is leaving or not until it happens. If it happens. This would be too big of a suprise to let the viewers in beforehand.
I just don’t see Jay making any other decision than to work with North to bring down Voight. But, what would be left of Intelligence if he does? Would his team hate him for betraying one of their own? This could get very interesting.
The FBI coming for Hailey felt like the episode’s main story, but we had a case too. A bizarre one at that. A teenage girl killed her own father. When it became clear that the two daughters weren’t telling the whole truth, it just felt so strange. The youngest one has a mental health issue that her dad never had the courage to seek help. Unfortunately, that led to his death.
It was heartbreaking to see the older daughter break down and be willing to take the fall because she was tired of keeping everyone safe. But, I think she also thought that she would be safe in prison.
Even with the FBI closing in on her, she still did good police work. She saw right through the girls’ story, because she had an abusive father.
It made me so angry when North painted a picture of Hailey as a stone-cold killer because of her background. That’s just not who she is.
Maybe it is time for Voight to pay for what he’s done. Especially when the alternative is Upton taking the fall for something she didn’t do. Hailey did absolutely nothing wrong on the night in question. Why should she have to suffer because Voight crossed a line he couldn’t come back from.
Now, it’s all in Jay’s hands.
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