This one thing has to happen in the next Chicago PD episode

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) /

Chicago PD season 6 has only six episodes left, and in the next Chicago PD episode, there’s one thing the show must do.

The Chicago PD season is reaching its conclusion, but there’s still some unfinished work for the show to do. With six episodes remaining, there’s one big subject that needs to be solved.

Get Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) more screen time.

Platt has been fairly non-existent throughout this season. It’s pretty telling that 16 episodes have aired, and NBC only has two official photos of her. Two photos from the entire season shows how small of a part the character has right now.

And while she may not be the top character here, she’s beloved by many One Chicago fans, who’d be thrilled to see her for more than a scene or two a week.

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Everyone knows that Platt is slightly trickier to write for, because she’s the one main character who isn’t a part of the Intelligence Unit.

That limits when she’s around, because unless she steps out into the field with the rest of the team, she is behind the desk at the 21st District while everyone else is largely out of the office.

But that’s not a new development. Chicago PD has had Trudy Platt in the same position for six seasons. The show knows how to write for her. It just hasn’t done that for most of this season.

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Unless Amy Morton has needed time off for some reason (she does have a Broadway play that she is directing later this year), the show should be giving her more to work with. Trudy could’ve been a great sounding board for Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) this season, but aside from the premiere, that has gone largely untapped.

Or what about Platt just trying to help sort out the nonsense of everyone’s personal lives? There’s been plenty of problems for the Intelligence Unit outside of the office in Chicago PD season 6, and Platt’s always good when it comes to setting people straight.

Or even if the show stretched plausibility a bit by finding more excuses for her to get out into the field and work a case, that’d be fine. Audiences would likely give Chicago PD leeway if it meant a chance to see more Trudy, and more contributions from her than just handing over a file. But the best way for the show to return would be with Trudy Platt coming back strong.

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