Is Tracy Spiridakos leaving Chicago PD, and her role of Hailey Upton? We’re going to break some of that down within this piece, but let’s start by saying that the writers clearly want you to be spending the next couple of weeks wondering.
On tonight’s new episode, we got some more reminders that the Upton character has been on quite the dark path as of late. Not only that, but she also had quite the testy confrontation with Voight. He made it very clear to her that he didn’t want her to become him, and now, it seems like she’s going to be heading off to New York … but for how long? We’ve already lost Erin Lindsay to the Big Apple, so we don’t want to lose anyone else. Upton isn’t being sent away to some vacation — it’s basically a punishment for some of her actions. Voight, apparently, thinks that there can only be one person like him. We’ll have to see how all of this shakes out in the end, but it’s going to be intriguing to find out.
For now, though, there isn’t any indication that this is the final appearance of Spiridakos as Upton on the series. There’s still a lot more story here to tell, especially when it comes to her relationship with Jay Halstead. We still want to see more of that play out!
The difficult truth here is that whatever plans the writers may have had for Upton this season, we may no longer get to see them play out. Some episodes have been cut due to the real-world health crisis, so it’s hard to say for sure if we’re going to be seeing her again this season. It’d be nice to have at least a small check-in, though, if for no other reason than ensuring that we don’t forget about her. (There should be at least two more episodes, per past indications.)
Update: Tracy will be appearing on the next new episode of FBI! That helps to explain her absence … and that she’s not going anywhere.
What did you think about the events of tonight’s Chicago PD episode?
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