‘Chicago PD’: When Was the Last Time Jay Halstead Appeared on ‘Med’ or ‘Fire’?

by Maggie Schneider
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“Chicago PD” actor Jesse Lee Soffer has not made appearances on “Chicago Med” or “Chicago Fire” in awhile.

Jesse Lee Soffer has a long list of IMDB credits. The Emmy-nominated actor plays Jay Halstead in “Chicago PD.” Did you know that his same role reoccurs in “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire?”

Although Soffer is still on “Chicago PD,” it has been awhile since his character has made an appearance on its spinoffs. Jay Halstead last appeared on “Chicago Med” on episode 16 of Season 5. This marks his 28th episode on the show. The episode is titled “Who Should Be The Judge,” and was aired on March 4, 2020.

“A convicted murderer’s escape hits close to home when several members of the team find themselves in danger,” the description begins. “Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead continue to clash over patient treatment plans. Dr. Choi and April discover the truth about a patient’s scam. Maggie finally receives some good news.”

It has been even longer since Halstead has made an appearance on “Chicago Fire.” His most recent episode on the spinoff aired October 23, 2019. Titled “Buckle Up,” it is the fifth episode of Season 8.

“Kidd must prove herself at the National Firefighter Leadership Conference, while the rest of Firehouse 51 is called to two eerily similar car wrecks. Mouch tries to keep the firehouse informed by starting a newsletter. Cruz deals with a heartbreak,” the episode description reads.

Wow, time flies. Will the actor appear on more episodes of these Chicago spinoffs? Fans are unsure. With 174 episodes of “Chicago PD” including Jay Halstead so far, we feel hopeful.

‘Chicago PD’ Romance: Jay and Hailey’s Wedding

“Chicago PD” fans are still talking about the show’s midseason finale. At the end of the episode, Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton get married! The big climax is not a surprise to viewers, considering it has been a key personal conflict in the story. Soffer feels like the episode’s ending is earned.

“That all felt like the next natural step. The two characters have been talking about getting married since, I think, the end of last season,” he tells US Magazine. “Getting over all of these road bumps … It was like, ‘OK, we’re, we’re past all this, and we’re still here. F–k it, let’s do it!’”

Jesse Lee Soffer and Tracy Spiridakos have great chemistry on screen. Viewers see this first-hand during the final intimate moments of the episode. The two actors’ working experiences make these scenes comfortable and professional.

 “We’ve been playing partners and love interests for so long, that it’s second nature. Also, I was on a soap for a while and she’s worked a ton! It’s like, ‘All right, sex scene? Got it.’ It’s been easy. She’s a great scene partner to have.”