Why Chicago PD’s Halstead and Upton could still end up together

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As Chicago PD season 7 begins, there are reasons for Upstead shippers to get excited. Here’s why Upton and Halstead may still wind up together.

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Endings” Episode 603 — Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

Chicago PD‘s Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) have come a long way. After two seasons as partners, several One Chicago fans are rooting for Upstead to be a romantic couple going into season 7—and there are reasons why they could be better for each other than Linstead or Upzek! Check out why Chicago PD might still ship Halstead and Upton in this slideshow.

1. They really work at understanding one another

It’s hard to believe that Upton has been here since Chicago PD season 4, when she worked with Intelligence on a robbery-homicide investigation. Her blunt honesty and quick wit were noticed by Halstead, but there was a little bit of awkwardness between the two when she finally joined the team in season 5—Upton was trying to get her bearings and Jay was recovering from the loss of Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), his previous partner and girlfriend.

The fifth season took its time building their relationship and allowing them to not be 100 percent in sync with one another yet. A prime example of this came from the arc that ran from “Care Under Fire” to “Rabbit Hole” when Jay got involved with Camila (Anabelle Acosta) while working undercover.

Hailey tried to get him to understand that the relationship clouded his judgement, and the case triggered his PTSD. Jay pushed back, saying that he was fine, but Hailey wasn’t having it. She eventually gave him an ultimatum: get help or get a new partner.  This led Jay to finally open up to a therapist, and he was grateful to Hailey for sticking by him.

They weren’t always on the same page, but that’s what makes them great as a couple. They’ve genuinely earned their connection with one another and aren’t afraid to disagree, just as in any strong relationship.

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