Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead on the Chicago P.D
Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead on the Chicago P.D. solid. Pic credit score: Lori Allen/NBCUniversal

Chicago P.D. mentioned goodbye to Detective Jay Halstead on the newest episode of the present, ending a 10-year run for the character.

It was an emotional episode for the present, with Chicago P.D. star Jesse Lee Soffer formally strolling away from the drama.

For years, Soffer has performed Halstead, the right-hand man to Intelligence chief Hank Voight.

However even being married to a different primary character (Detective Hailey Upton, performed by Tracy Spiridakos) wasn’t sufficient to maintain Halstead in Chicago.

It was announced a while ago that Soffer was leaving Chicago P.D., however that didn’t imply it wasn’t nonetheless jarring and gut-wrenching, all on the similar time.

Inside the context of the present, Halstead had sufficient of the grey strains of police work and opted to return to the Military, the place he says that every part is “black and white, proper and fallacious.”

Now, showrunner Gwen Sigan has defined in additional element what One Chicago followers witnessed on the episode known as A Good Man.

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“All of us actually wished to do justice for Halstead’s character as finest we may—to who he’s been for the present— we actually wished to make that call to go away his personal determination. For it to come back from him,” Gwen Sigan told NBC Insider.

“It felt vital to maintain him alive and hold him out on the earth making an attempt to do good. The thought of him getting again to who he was gave us that chance. The military’s all the time been integral to who he’s. I feel that point with the rangers formed him, his morals, his compass, and it was becoming that he’d need to get again to that; to some form of simplicity and an thought of ‘proper and fallacious,’” she went on so as to add.

Why did Jesse Lee Soffer go away Chicago P.D.?

“That is unhappy however true. Simply need all of the followers to understand how grateful I’m. You guys are why we do it! It has been an honor. Love you all,” Jesse Lee Soffer wrote on Twitter when the story broke that he is likely to be leaving the One Chicago drama.

Soffer would later return to Twitter to share one other message with the followers forward of the Chicago P.D. Season 10 premiere.

“10 years in a blink. I couldn’t be extra proud. Thanks for occurring This journey with us. I really like our followers. Season 10 premiers tonight at 10/9 central on @NBC @WolfEnt @NBCOneChicago,” Soffer wrote.

Shifting ahead, Halstead stays alive on the earth of One Chicago, which retains the door open ought to Soffer ever need to return to the present. Which may even create some fascinating eventualities the place he simply reappears for an episode or two.

Or, the present may simply write out the character by having Halstead die off-screen, and for Upton to then must cope with it.

And talking of demise on One Chicago, a heart-wrenching new episode of Chicago Fire killed off a main character.

Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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