Chicago PD season 6, episode 6 takeaways: True or False

CHICAGO P.D. -- "True or False" Episode 606 -- Pictured: (l-r) LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "True or False" Episode 606 -- Pictured: (l-r) LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

What should One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago PD? Look closer at last night’s episode with our Chicago PD season 6, episode 6 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago PD episode? Here’s what we took away from this week’s installment, “True or False.”

“True or False” featured Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) getting in trouble twice, first for the way she interrogated a murder suspect and then for not shooting the real killer when he began to pull a gun on her. Plus, her relationship became known to Hank Voight (Jason Beghe).

If you missed any of this week’s episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re about to discuss, you can catch up with our Chicago PD recap.

Below are our takeaways from this week’s episode:

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1) Upton is a survivor

Chicago PD revealed a big piece of Hailey Upton’s past in this episode, as she admitted that she was beaten by her father as a child.

It wasn’t the shock that the show wanted it to be—it was easy to figure out from the very first scene of the episode—but when you add that to what was established about Upton last season, you have to have some real respect for her.

This is a woman who was physically abused as a child, who then was nearly sexually assaulted on an undercover operation, while also losing her partner that she was in love with. She has been through a lot and is still standing so it’s clear she’s one tough cop.

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2) Relationships suck

This was not a good week for relationships in One Chicago. Chicago Med told the story of a man who abused his wife, and then Chicago PD told the story…of a man who abused his wife and then paid someone to have her murdered. It felt very odd to have both those episodes air in the same week.

Then there was Jay Halstead’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) response when Upton laid and said that she’s not sleeping with someone she works with. Halstead told her “nothing good” comes of workplace love affairs. This from the guy who was going to propose marriage to his old partner?

The sentence just doesn’t make sense in Chicago PD canon, unless Halstead is so supremely bitter over Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) leaving that he now regrets their entire relationship—which there is no evidence of. If Jay had said anything else, like “Workplace relationships don’t end well,” that’d be fine.

But for him to say “nothing good” felt like an unintentional slight toward Linstead fans, or as if it was written by someone who’d forgotten Jay spent several whole seasons in love with someone he worked with.

3) Brennan actually deserves some props

For the first time in Chicago PD season 6, we have to tip our hat to Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (Anne Heche). Despite doing the usual politically-minded bluster, when it was made clear who the real killer was, Brennan didn’t hesitate and even helped Intelligence reel him in.

That’s so much more interesting than her just being another boss with no sense of reality, and it makes her feel like more of a three-dimensional character than she’s ever been before. Let’s see if the show keeps it up, because this season could get way more interesting if Brennan is more than a caricature.

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