Chicago PD season 5: Should Jon Seda return as Antonio?

Jon Seda

Following the news of Chicago Justice being canceled on NBC, a big question has to be raised regarding Jon Seda’s Antonio Dawson. Should the character return to Chicago PD for season 5?

At the moment, nothing seems to be confirmed one way or another. Over the course of the past year, what we did learn was that Antonio moved over to work as an investigator in the State’s Attorney’s office, leaving behind a position in Intelligence that was taken over by Burgess (Marina Squerciati, who will return for season 5 after being on maternity leave). Therefore, if Seda were to return to that show, Intelligence would have to create another spot for him; in turn, Antonio would have to realize that his current job isn’t quite for him.

Creatively, there are of course struggles to make a character flip-flopping between jobs work, but it wouldn’t be the first time given that we’ve already seen Lindsay temporarily take another post before coming back … and it could even happen again given the cliffhanger for her and the FBI at the end of season 4. These are things that can obviously be turned around, so why not have this happen with Antonio, as well?

At the moment, there probably hasn’t been many firm decisions made yet given that the writers’ room is in the midst of a pretty dramatic overhaul for season 5. Showrunner Matt Olmstead is departing, while Rick Eid is coming over from Law & Order: SVU in order to work in this role. There are also some other positions behind the scenes that are changing. This could mean that it may take a little bit more time precisely to figure out what is going to happen for some of the characters.

If you do love the Antonio character, the one bit of advice that we can offer you at present is simply to cross your fingers and hope that at the very least, he’ll continue to pop in here and there as a guest star. He is an integral part of the show’s lifeblood thanks to both his history with Brett and also being Dawson’s brother over on Chicago Fire. There will always be reasons for him to remain a part of the show.

What do you think: Should Jon Seda come back to Chicago PD after his time on Justice? Vote in the poll below! (Note: If you are on mobile, you may need to click to view the non-AMP version of the page.)

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