‘Chicago P.D.’: Will Halstead Answer Upton’s Marriage Proposal in Season 9 Premiere?

by Joe Rutland
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One of the burning questions for “Chicago P.D.” fans is swirling around Detective Jay Halstead and Detective Hailey Upton.

Upton, played by Tracy Spiridakos, put down a marriage proposal for Halstead, played by Jesse Lee Soffer.

So, Outsiders are interested in knowing if there is going to be a resolution about this matter?

In an interview with TVLine, showrunner Rick Eid did confirm that Halstead will give his response in the Season 9 premiere.

“There’s no doubt Upton loves him, but there’s also quite a lot that played a part emotionally in that proposal — fear and the events of the finale being big pieces,” Eid said. “It puts them in quite a complicated place: two people that truly love each other and in many ways are kindred spirits, but who also have a lot of personal challenges to conquer.”

The show, which is part of the Dick Wolf empire on NBC, made its debut in 2014 as a mid-season replacement. It is part of the Chicago franchise of shows on NBC.

Jason Beghe plays Detective Sergeant Henry “Hank” Voight, who is the chief of Chicago P.D.’s Intelligence Unit.

“Chicago P.D.” starts its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

‘Chicago P.D.’ Star Jesse Lee Soffer Talks About His Approach To Playing Police Officer

“Chicago P.D.” star Jesse Lee Soffer is quite aware of the level of police-related news that is part of the current social fabric.

With that going on, though, the actor recently said that he remains committed to playing his role in the same way.

TV Meg interviewed both Soffer and Beghe. The subject focused on the perception of police officers in the public eye.

Has this changed in the way they portray the officers on TV?

Soffer had a firm response: “No.”

“No, it hasn’t changed my approach at all,” he said. “We were actually just talking about this. I think our show does a good job of portraying everyone as a human being.

“Whether or not you’re on the right or wrong side of the law, whether or not you’re on this side or that side of politics or have an idea, everybody’s human,” Soffer said. “So, no, my idea of Jay hasn’t changed, but everything is growth.”

Soffer told DuJour Magazine that it’s not easy playing Halstead.

He said that he’s grown into his character. But admitted that playing one over several TV shows is difficult to do.

“It’s always challenging,” Soffer said. “I’m always trying to find the character and trying to change the character and figure out what he’s going through and what he’d be experiencing in a given moment or something like that, but on top of that we’re always learning.”

Outsider.com