Chicago PD season 7 character preview: Kevin Atwater

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Pain Killer" Episode 617 -- Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Pain Killer" Episode 617 -- Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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What might happen

While friendship could be a possibility in Kevin Atwater’s future, one thing that has been rather scarce are his romantic encounters. His romance with Laila barely lasted one episode in season 6, and that was the first time we saw Atwater featured in a romantic storyline.

But a romance for Kevin is potentially on the horizon. TVLine has quoted showrunner Rick Eid as saying that the new office romance this season “may involve Atwater.” Which also means it may not, but take that as you will.

Who would Atwater be paired with if he is indeed one-half of the new couple? There’s one fairly decent guess: newcomer Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez). She’ll be new and unattached, and characters usually don’t stay single in One Chicago for too long.

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With Halstead and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) already in the possible romance zone, and Burgess being more like a sister to Atwater than a love interest (despite Hawkins and Squerciati’s excellent chemistry), the only option that would make sense is to pair him with the new arrival. But will they actually fit together, or will this feel rushed simply to pair both characters off?

LaRoyce Hawkins has proven time and time again that he can handle the heavier storylines of Chicago PD, so let’s not discount that either. He deserves to shine in that respect as well, and fans can expect that if there’s a story related to race, Atwater will be at the center of it. The writers use him to give the African-American point of view almost every time it’s necessary. So look for him to continue in that capacity as well, and continue to be the most stable character in the Intelligence Unit.

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