Chicago PD season 5 on set: Rick Eid on Ruzek’s choice, Halstead arc, and Upwater

Rick EidRick Eid is the man who makes much of the magic happen on Chicago PD season 5, and in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s episode there is much to discuss!

CarterMatt had a chance to see this episode in advancing going into One Chicago Day late last month, and with that, we were able to get a comment from the showrunner on the state of Adam Ruzek. Is he going to be able to free himself from serving as a mole for Denny Woods? It doesn’t sound like it, at least in the near future:

“The difficult situation isn’t going away. He finds himself in a really hard predicament. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what happens, but there’s clearly a personal situation between Woods and Voight. Woods is going to do whatever he can to try to bring down Voight … but Voight’s a worthy adversary. The idea of a mole in the unit continues throughout the first half of the season.”

The preview for next week’s episode suggests that a big story for Jay Halstead is coming, and beyond saying that “a lot happens with Jay,” Eid noted that this is something that will last several episodes and is not just going to be isolated into a single episode. If you love Jay, that’s some good news to look forward t..

Your Upwater update

We promised in our recent postmortem piece with Tracy Spiridakos last night (which you can check out at the link here) that we had another quote coming on the subject of the Upton / Atwater pairing. She said that she was open to the idea — based on Eid’s comments on the subject, let’s file this under “he’ll think about it” for now:

“Anything’s possible. We will take your suggestion and see if it fits into what we’re planning. They’re both great characters.”

Does this make us hopeful for anything in the near future? Not really, and LaRoyce Hawkins told us a few weeks back that he hadn’t heard about anything romantic coming up for Atwater at around that time. We just like the idea of Upwater since Atwater hasn’t had a romantic partner before and it would be something different and unexpected.

New episodes of Chicago PD are going to continue Wednesday nights on NBC — it’s a great season so far and there’s a lot of good stuff ahead. Stay tuned for more updates!

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