Chicago PD season 6: Where we left off

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Descent" Episode 609 -- Pictured: Jon Seda as Det. Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Sandy Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Descent" Episode 609 -- Pictured: Jon Seda as Det. Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Sandy Morris/NBC) /

Chicago PD returns this week, so make sure you’re caught up by reading our refresher guide with all the Chicago PD season 6 highlights.

The midseason premiere of Chicago PD is just days away, so are you caught up with everything that’s happened in the season so far?

In case you need to refresh your memory, or if you’ve missed any episodes, we’ve put together a catch-up guide with all the important points from the first nine episodes.

We’ve broken down every plot twist and big moment by character so it’s easy for fans to recall what’s going on with their favorite character(s) when the season resumes on Wednesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about Chicago PD season 6 before new episodes begin; read below for the rundown, then don’t miss the return of Chicago PD on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) began the season with people mad at him, because he had told a review board the truth about what happened in the season 5 finale.

With Voight suspended as a result, Antonio was the interim leader of the Intelligence Unit. He fought with an angry Ruzek, which led to the two of them literally punching one another in the season premiere.

Later on, Antonio was outed as a drug addict. He’d developed an addiction to painkillers he was given for a shoulder injury. His addiction led to his daughter Eva being abducted by a drug dealer, and after the team rescued her, Antonio snapped.

He wound up pushing the dealer through a window to his death, with Ruzek and Voight now having to decide if they’ll cover for him.

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Ruzek and Upton

It’s been a busy season for Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger). After fighting with Antonio, Ruzek crossed paths with his father “Disco Bob” Ruzek (a returning Jack Coleman). Financial problems led Bob to taking a side gig working for a club owner/drug dealer, and he was shot during the investigation, but survived.

Meanwhile, Ruzek had a drunken fling with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) after he comforted her over Halstead’s shooting. Upton first said it was just a one-night stand, but the two slept together again and are now in a relationship, that they’re keeping secret from the team. In the midseason finale, Ruzek suggested they get an apartment together.

For her part, Upton revealed more of her past, as during an interrogation she admitted that she had been abused by her father. Ruzek also came to Upton’s rescue when she hesitated to fire on an armed murder suspect.


Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) has had almost as much screen time on Chicago Med as he has on Chicago PD. On this show, he was shot chasing down the man who started an apartment building fire that killed his father Pat Halstead (Louis Herthum).

He also had a spotlight episode confronting a fellow Army veteran turned criminal, but mostly his big storyline has been over on Chicago Med, where he recruited his brother Will to go undercover as part of a task force investigating gangster Ray Price.


Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) started the season in the doghouse. Not only was Voight punishing himself for Alvin Olinsky’s (Elias Koteas) death, but Meredith didn’t want him at the funeral and he was also briefly suspended.

Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (recurring guest star Anne Heche) approached Voight with a deal: she would help him if he helped her, while she tried to get her boss named the next Mayor of Chicago. Brennan helped Voight clear Olinsky’s name and has popped up in a few cases since.

Atwater, Burgess and Platt

Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) had another unhappy ending. He developed a relationship with a woman named Laila (guest star Milauna Jemai Jackson), only for Laila’s criminal past to ruin her future. She was taken away in handcuffs in the back of a patrol car.

Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) remains unaware that her ex-fiance is dating her coworker. But she was burned in another way when, on the advice of Brennan, she lied to a review board. It was no surprise that Brennan left Burgess out to dry, and only some help from Platt kept her out of trouble.

As for Trudy Platt (Amy Morton), helping Burgess was the most important thing she’s done all season. She’s been mostly absent so far.

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