Chicago PD season 7 character preview: Trudy Platt

CHICAGO P.D. -- "New Normal" Episode 601 -- Pictured: Amy Morton as Trudy Platt -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "New Normal" Episode 601 -- Pictured: Amy Morton as Trudy Platt -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Sacrifice” Episode 620 — Pictured: Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

What will Chicago PD season 7 have in store for Trudy Platt? Look ahead as we preview Chicago PD’s new season for Amy Morton’s character.

With Chicago PD season 7 coming in just a few weeks, it’s time once again to preview the new season for each character and look ahead to fresh episodes.

Where did your favorite character leave off when we saw them last? What are the big facts that fans need to remember before the season premiere? Where should they go next in season 7 for the best outcome? And is that where they’ll actually end up, or what direction is the show likely to take them in based on what we know so far?

Check out our detailed character preview, and let us know your thoughts on where you’d like to see each character go and why in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Trudy Platt (Amy Morton).

Where we left off

While she may not have had her own personal storyline this season, Chicago PD certainly did not put Sergeant Trudy Platt in a corner. Platt was in a supportive role in season 6, offering some much needed truths to her fellow officers. Her sassiness wasn’t lost amongst the chaos either, so Amy Morton really got to utilize that signature Trudy Platt quirk.

Take “Ride Along” when Platt took it upon herself to cover Kim Burgess’ mistake of trusting Katherine Brennan (Anne Heche) over Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). Platt could have easily let Burgess fall by the wayside, but she didn’t. Even though she may seem like a “tough love” cop, underneath that, she really does protect the people she works with.

Fans who grew accustomed to seeing Platt and Burgess interact almost daily when the latter was on patrol were happy to see that Trudy continued to have Kim’s back in season 6. She was there to console a distraught Burgess after the death of her boyfriend Blair Williams (Charles Michael Davis) in “What Could Have Been.”

Another instance where Platt’s almost maternal instincts kicked in was when she doled out some sage advice to Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) in “Sacrifice.” She reminded Upton of the importance of their job, and told her that if she and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) weren’t on the same page, then they should end their relationship before one of them had to leave Intelligence for good.

And in a deleted scene from “Black and Blue” Platt was the one to remind Voight how important it was to get the signature for Alvin Olinsky’s (Elias Koteas) exoneration letter.

Whether it was a heavy dose of reality or some gentler words of wisdom, Trudy Platt was not afraid to tell the truth no matter what, and no matter who she was talking to. She’ll never stop telling it like it is, and we wouldn’t have it any other way going into Chicago PD season 7.