Chicago PD season 6 character review: Hank Voight

CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Forgotten" Episode 616 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Forgotten" Episode 616 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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How was Chicago PD season 6 for Hank Voight? We’re looking back at how Chicago PD’s latest season went for Jason Beghe’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago PD season 6, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Hank Voight (Jason Beghe).

What happened

For Hank Voight, Chicago PD season 6 felt a lot like Chicago PD season 5. There was a higher-ranking officer (this time Superintendent Brian Kelton instead of Denny Woods), who turned out to be a bad guy, who harbored a personal vendetta against Voight and was intent on wrecking the Intelligence Unit as a result.

Briefly suspended after the events of the fifth season finale, Voight was originally recruited by Kelton’s right-hand woman Katherine Brennan (Anne Heche) to help Kelton look good and get elected as the next Mayor of Chicago. But Voight eventually uncovered a number of Kelton’s crimes, including dumping a serial killer case—which led the killer to strike again and this time, murder one of Voight’s confidential informants.

With Kelton determined to take down Intelligence, Voight aligned himself with Alderman Ray Price (Wendell Pierce) to stop his election, but when Price’s wife committed two murders of her own, it meant Voight allowed Price to take the fall. That left Hank with no help and seemingly no choice, and he was last seen driving off into the night just after Kelton’s dead body was found. So did he kill Kelton?