Chicago PD season 6: Midseason predictions

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Brotherhood" Episode 610 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Brotherhood" Episode 610 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

What will happen when Chicago PD returns? See our predictions for what’s next in the 13 remaining episodes of Chicago PD season 6.

The Chicago PD season resumes next week, with 13 new episodes on tap between now and May. But what’s going to happen in the second half of the season?

We’ve made our predictions for the remainder of Chicago PD season 6. Read below to check out what we think will happen at the hospital before the season ends.

Don’t forget to leave your own predictions in the comments at the bottom of this article, and then make sure you’re tuned in to the midseason premiere Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Here are our Chicago PD midseason predictions:

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1) Ruzek covers for Antonio

The way that the midseason premiere will play out was kind of highlighted by the Chicago PD season 6 premiere. Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) made clear that he believes in covering for his fellow cops so he’ll get Antonio Dawson’s (Jon Seda) back.

It’d be hypocritical, and kind of petty, if Ruzek left Antonio to hang after all his indignation about not covering for Hank Voight (Jason Beghe).

But how will Antonio react to being covered for? Will he be glad for the help now that it’s him in trouble, or continue to stick to his beliefs of always telling the truth? And will he owe Ruzek one (a big one) after this? This will make their already frayed dynamic a lot more complicated.

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2) Ruzek and Upton go public

Speaking of Ruzek, he and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) will make their relationship public well before the end of the season. That reveal is too juicy of a moment for Chicago PD not to use it. We want to see the reactions from the team members they’ve been hiding it from!

Plus, that will be the litmus test for where their relationship is going. What happens when they go public and face that reaction? Will it add stress to their relationship? Will they feel better about the future, since they won’t be keeping a secret anymore? Or once the shine wears off, will they hit a rocky road?

There are all kinds of directions to take their story in—once the cat’s out of the bag. And there’s really not much longer the show can stretch out their not telling people. It’s already tackled most of the concerns that come with that. If Chicago PD is serious about the Ruzek and Upton ship, it has to move them forward.

3) Burgess gets a bigger role

Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) will have more to do in the second half of Chicago PD season 6. It isn’t hard to accomplish that; Burgess didn’t get a lot of screen time in the first nine episodes. But what we did see, makes her the perfect character to mix things up going forward.

The episode “Ride Along” showed Burgess’s ambitious side, and how she got chewed up and spit out by the political machine in the form of Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (recurring guest star Anne Heche). If politics are going to play more of a part in the next 13 episodes, why not use the character who’s already been pulled into that mess?

Who knows if Brennan still has an interest in Burgess? Will she be looking for another ally within Intelligence? Could Burgess find her own voice and help Voight navigate the political waters he’s been pulled into? She could be incredibly useful, not only to him but to the Chicago PD writers, who could take her career up another notch before the end of the season.

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