Chicago P.D. has wrapped for season 9

Chicago P.D. has wrapped filming for season 9.

Along with the warmer weather comes summer hiatus for Chicago P.D., Med, and Fire.

Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have wrapped filming for the season this week. Chicago Fire will wrap on May 9. The shows will take a two week break before we can watch the last three episodes of the season. 

This Wednesday Chicago P.D. fans will be treated to a rebroadcast of season 9, episode 7 Trust Me and next Wednesday will follow up with episode 8 of the same season titled Fractures. Trust Me focuses on the early stages of the bond between Voight (Jason Beghe) and Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) and the case that initially brought them together. Fractures tracks the IU team as they investigate the mysterious death of a father, and the suspicious actions of the daughters in the aftermath.

As we look forward to the Chicago P.D. season finale, which is scheduled to air on May 25, we can look back on some key events that transpired throughout the season.

The last few episodes have focused on relationships, specifically between Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce T. Hawkins) and Celeste (Amanda Payton), between Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), and between Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) and Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). 

Atwater and Celeste

Back in January Atwater (LaRoyce T. Hawkins) met a woman named Celeste (Amanda Payton) at a bar and the pair hit it off. 

Unfortunately Celeste hates cops and Atwater felt it was necessary to lie to Celeste about his occupation. When Celeste discovered the truth, she immediately ended the relationship. During the episode Fools Gold, it was implied that Atwater has been calling Celeste weekly and leaving messages on her answering machine. By the end of the episode Atwater leaves her one last message where he issued her a heartfelt apology and vowed to never bother her again. Hopefully that final phone call might provide Atwater with some much needed closure. 

Halstead and Upton

Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had a Rocky start in Season 9 and in the early days of the couple’s engagement, Upton kept a major secret from Halstead. She didn’t tell Halstead that she and Voight were responsible for Roy Walton’s death and disposing of the body. Eventually, Halstead figured it out and though they had several rough patches, they managed to work through it all and ended up staying together. After they decided they were actually committed to each other, they snuck off and quickly eloped without telling the rest of the team during the fall finale.

Actor Jesse Lee Soffer explained the decision to elope to TVLine, “I don’t think their characters are the type that need to celebrate it or the type that really needed to discuss marriage and a wedding,” Soffer told the publication. “They’re not ceremonial or sentimental in that way. They’re passionate people. And they’re very honest, very real people so I think after getting over this huge hump with North, the FBI and Roy, they wanted to put it behind them as fast as possible. The next step in their lives is, ‘Well, let’s be together,’ so it was logical.”

Anna and Voight

Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) is a confidential informant who first began working with Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) in episode 7 and she has quickly bonded with him. Anna then reappeared in episode 11 and the character was discussed during a Once Chicago Press day by none other than Jason Beghe himself! “She’s his responsibility, and she’s in a very, very dangerous situation and she at first was somewhat cavalier about the whole thing. There’s a similarity between Voight and Anna. Part of the connection is that they’re very single-minded people. They’re able to kind of lock in on something and focus on it, so that’s kind of what makes them simpatico, I think,” Beghe said. “But because he’s constantly trying to warn her to be careful, it has affected her in that she is becoming more aware of the situation.”

In the beginning of April showrunner Gwen Sigan told TV Line that Avalos will play a crucial role in the last two episodes of the season, and that her dynamic with Voight will factor into the events that transpire.

“We will definitely see more”, she revealed. “You’ll see [Anna] in the penultimate episode, and you will see her in the final episode as well. It’s been so fun to write for Jason [Beghe] with [Carmela Zumbado], and so that connection will continue, [and we’ll see] it grow.”

Sigan promised fans that things are going to be getting way more “intense” as the finale approaches and said, “The pressure’s definitely going to be eating them both as the case gets more complicated. It’s been fun to write a long-form case and something this large and the scope of it is very big. We’re building to a pretty big end to that case in the penultimate and then in the finale of course.”

All the One Chicago dramas are wrapping up their seasons. Chicago Med wrapped on Tuesday and we expect Chicago Fire to wrap on May 10, 2022. 

Chicago P.D. returns on May 11 with a brand new episode titled Memory. According to the synopsis: Voight and the team delve into a cold case in search of clues to solve a shocking new crime; with its focus on buried memories, the case sparks concern for Burgess and Ruzek about Makayla’s mental healing.

The brief clips shown in the teaser show Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) confronting a criminal and Ruzek (Patrick Fleuger) carrying a victim.


In addition to Dick Wolf, executive producers include Rick Eid, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney, Derek Haas and Eriq La Salle.

Chicago P.D. produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. Filmed at Cinespace Chicago Film Studio.


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