Ever since the news was first announced that Sophia Bush was leaving Chicago PD, we know that many fans have wanted her to address it. Now, she has finally spoken out about it in the most positive way possible.
In a new series of posts on Twitter, Bush acknowledges the cast of the show while saying that she’s proud of them for all of the work that they put into making the show. The first tweet is lovely, but the second one is especially fun since it was a little more personalized to LaRoyce Hawkins, who plays Atwater on the series. This is probably going to be one of the only comments that Bush makes about her departure from the show, so we have to just appreciate this and move forward, much as Voight suggested on the show to Halstead.
At the end of the day, nothing else really matters all that much beyond the fact that the show continues to go on and Bush continues to move forward with her own career in a way that makes her happy. We know that it was her decision to leave, and everyone on the show has been pretty respectful of that since said decision was made.
Do we still miss Lindsay over here at CarterMatt? Absolutely, and it would be nice to see her have another episode at some point in the future to offer a little more closure. Yet, we do also understand the value in her not being in the premiere given that at a certain point you run the risk of making people have false hope that the character is going to be around forever. You need to feel the sting of her departure just so that the show reflects some of what these characters are going through. For Voight, he is losing someone who considers her more or less a daughter. Meanwhile, for Halstead he is losing someone he wanted to marry. Moving forward for him is not going to be easy, and his pain is probably magnified by the fact that he also killed a young girl on accident during a shootout in the premiere. (You can read our full review of the premiere — including our take on an excellent Jesse Lee Soffer performance — over at the link here.)
Congrats to Sophia Bush
Without her and without Erin Lindsay, who knows if the show would’ve been as successful as it was? She was able to bring over her fanbase to this show and with that, helped to get it off the ground. She had some great performances and the character became an inspirational story to some out there fighting addiction and tough upbringings. All the best to her, and we hope Chicago PD lasts many more years to come.
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