Chicago PD season 6 midseason report: Trudy Platt

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Trigger" Episode 607 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt, Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight, -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Trigger" Episode 607 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt, Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight, -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

How has Chicago PD season 6 gone for Trudy Platt? Before Chicago PD returns, we’re reviewing the season for Amy Morton’s character.

Before Chicago PD comes back in the new year, we’re taking a moment to pause and look at the current season for each character. What are the important events that fans need to remember?

What plot developments have been good for them, and which ones need to be improved? And of course, where could they go next when new episodes start on Jan. 9?

Read through the below as we look at Chicago PD season 6 as it relates to Trudy Platt (Amy Morton), starting with:

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What’s happened so far

Trudy Platt has never had a ton of screen time, but in Chicago PD season 6, her presence has been minimal at best.

Several episodes have only given her one or two scenes, and there hasn’t been a single character development for her. It’s pretty telling that out of the first nine episodes, NBC has released only two photos for Platt. She’s barely been on the radar this season.

Her biggest moment came in “Ride Along” when she pulled a few strings to keep Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) from getting in trouble after Burgess lied to a review board. But other than that, Platt’s just not been around enough to talk about.

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What it means

It’s hard to gauge what exactly Chicago PD is trying to do with Platt. We spoke about this at the start of the season, but her having a job that is separate from the rest of Intelligence makes her harder to write for, and this season it feels like the writers just stopped trying.

Intelligence threw a party for Platt at the top of one episode, and that was the one scene she had in the entire hour. Maybe she walks into the bullpen with a file or a piece of news. But that’s been it except for “Ride Along,” and that’s sad because Amy Morton is a wonderful actress and a fan favorite for the no-nonsense way Platt handles most things.

No other One Chicago character is sitting on the bench this much; even Sharon Goodwin over on Chicago Med has an actual storyline. So it’s difficult to say, but unless Chicago PD starts giving her something to do, Platt is being wasted. If Amy Morton’s going to be a regular, she ought to have more than this.

What’s next

Since Platt hasn’t had a single storyline yet, there’s no ability to protect what will happen for her in the back 13. In fact, it’s possible we could see even less of her. Amy Morton is directing a Broadway play in 2019, and it hasn’t been mentioned yet whether or not her commitments there will require her to take some time away from Chicago PD.

Truthfully, though, if she does fans probably wouldn’t notice based on how little the series has done with Platt this season. If that’s because she wanted a scaled-back role, then that’s totally fine and something we’ll all have to adjust to; if it isn’t, then it’s time to do some hard thinking and find a way to get her character a larger piece of the puzzle. Morton’s absence has been felt and Platt is too good a character to only see sporadically for the rest of the season.

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