Chicago P.D. Recap: Season 8, Episode 11 – Tracy Breaks Down Moment

Posted 2021/04/080

Chicago P.D.‘s Tracy Breaks Down Moment: ‘This Does Bring Them Closer Together’

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Equal Justice” Episode 806 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)


Warning: This post contains spoilers from Wednesday’s Chicago P.D.

  • This week’s Chicago P.D. found Halstead and Upton taking an important step forward in their relationship after closing out an intense case.
  • Early in the hour, Halstead told Upton he loved her.
  • After admitting that she didn’t really understand how relationships work, Upton told Halstead that she really wants to be with him and learn how to be better.
  • Halstead assured her that they’ll figure it out, also declaring that he wants to be with her, too.
  • It was a sweet moment that really affirmed where they are in their relationship.
  • “This does bring them closer together,” Spiridakos tells TVLine via email.
  • “This is the first time Hailey has ever had someone stay after seeing this guarded and fractured side of her.
  • This feels like her first time really being in love.
  • Jay staying and loving her so completely makes her feel safe, but also for the first time, she has something to lose.”
  • According to Spiridakos, there’s even more “Upstead” to come later this season, and we’ll see the Intelligence detectives struggle with balancing their relationship and their workplace dynamic.
  • “There is an episode where Hailey tries to protect their relationship in the best way she knows how,” she adds.
  • The episode also saw Upton become deeply affected by a case involving a missing young girl who reminded her of herself when she was younger.
  • Upton went to great lengths to catch their suspect and even butted heads with Voight, who made it clear that they can’t circumvent the law the way they used to.
  • “I think what this case showed her was that she solved the case without crossing the line and using ICE,” Spiridakos explains.

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