Chicago PD season 7 character review: Hank Voight

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Before the Fall” Episode 717 — Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

How was Chicago PD season 7 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 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 Hank Voight (Jason Beghe).

What happened in Chicago PD season 7 for Hank Voight

Compared to previous seasons, this season of Chicago PD was relatively light for Hank Voight, but that didn’t mean his presence wasn’t felt.

The season started with Voight reasserting his “my way or the highway” authority over his unit, when Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) defied his instructions. Voight was furious that he brought former Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (guest star Anne Heche) in for the murder of Brian Kelton, rather than allowing Brennan to commit suicide, and made sure that Halstead knew his was the final word in Intelligence.

His biggest episode this season was “False Positive” in which Voight helped Kelton’s replacement Jason Crawford (recurring guest star Paul Adelstein) cover up a huge mistake. After Marcus West was killed, even though West didn’t commit the murders he had been suspected of, Voight gave Crawford the idea of publicly declaring Marcus as the killer to save face. As a direct result of that, Marcus’s widow shot Halstead in the midseason finale.

But while Voight didn’t get into a ton of battles personally this season, he spent more of his time dealing with the consequences of his team’s actions. He particularly butted heads with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and sent her off to New York near the end of the season. That still gave him quite a few headaches even if they were other people’s issues!

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