Chicago PD season 7 character review: Hailey Upton

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lines" Episode 718 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lines" Episode 718 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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How was Chicago PD season 7 for Hailey Upton? We’re looking back at how Chicago PD’s latest season went for Tracy Spiridakos’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago PD season 7, 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 Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos).

What happened

Upton fans certainly enjoyed Chicago PD season 7, which put Hailey front and center. She had considerable screen time in many episodes, and was the central character in several of them. In the One Chicago crossover event “Infection” she was kept in quarantine and befriended a young girl who was also potentially exposed.

Then in “Informant” she reunited with a confidential informant, whom Upton suspected was murdered by Darius Walker (Michael Beach). In “Intimate Violence” the show revisited the topic of her having an abusive father. And in “Lines” she planted evidence in order to ensure that her new roommate Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) didn’t have to see her ex-boyfriend screwed over after a plea deal was revoked.

All of this behavior contributed to an increasingly fractious relationship with Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). Voight angrily confronted her about not turning into him, before he sent her off to New York for special training with the FBI. Upton was subsequently featured in the FBI season 2 finale “Emotional Rescue” on CBS.

When the Chicago PD season ended, Hailey was still in New York (her training program was said to be several months long), and last seen on a phone call with her partner. Presumably, she’ll be back whenever the new season begins, but will she actually have learned anything?