Is Chicago PD new tonight on NBC? Well, we know that there’s a reason to be excited about immediately! After all, we’ve got a Mayor race in crisis, the already-reported departure of one Jon Seda, and then also getting a chance to see what’s going down with some of these One Chicago relationships.
So where do things stand at the moment? Well … remember that you’re gonna be waiting for a while. As the promo for the next new episode entitled “Sacrifice” reveals, there is no new installment of the show coming on tonight. Thanks, Billboard Music Awards! It’s frustrating — it wasn’t that long ago that we just had another hiatus on the show and now, we’re stuck with another one.
The only silver lining we can give you is that “Sacrifice” will be coming up on NBC next week, and it does seem like it’s going to be huge just based on that promo. Think in terms of one of the biggest Upton/Ruzek storylines that we’ve seen all season, a chance to maybe see where they are now and where their relationship is going to be entering the finale. This was an interesting road for the writers to take in the first place — a zig where most people probably thought they would’ve zagged. There already were some other feasible ‘ship possibilities in Ruzek/Burgess and then Halstead/Upton, but this is where they went. It’s polarizing and if it continues, it’ll stay polarizing. There’s no clear way in which we envision that narrative changing.
Of course, we want some resolution one way or another, mostly just for the sake of everyone getting at least a larger sense of what the plan could be — we don’t think Chicago PD is ending anytime soon, but clarity on where relationships stand allows it to evolve for whatever comes next.
As far as the Mayor storyline and Chicago politics go, the big question we’ve got is simple: Who in the world is going to battle it out with Kelton now? With Ray Price behind bars, this does leave behind an enormous void insofar as a quality challenger goes. Voight isn’t exactly Kelton’s biggest fan but is there really any opportunity to change the narrative now? It’s going to take someone who already has an established footing in Chicago; there’s probably not time in order for some nobody to pop up, scream “I’m here,” and then get the support needed to be the contender.
Then, of course, there is the issue of trying to write Seda out of the show. It seems like there’s a plan, and it’s one that will hopefully be tied together and showcased in a way that’s not just at warp speed as we close down this season as a whole. (If you want to see some other news and discussion on Seda’s impending exit, check out the video below — if you like it, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and be sure to view our One Chicago playlist.)
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