What’s next for Hank Voight in Chicago PD season 9?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Safe" Episode 814 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Safe" Episode 814 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “The Radical Truth” Episode 810 — Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

As we continue to look back on Chicago PD season 8, 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

Compared to previous seasons, Chicago PD season 8 was a quieter one for Hank Voight. There wasn’t a lot that happened for him individually—instead, the focus was on his relationships with other people, whether it was his dynamic with new boss Samantha Miller (recurring guest star Nicole Ari Parker) or trying to look out for his team members in the Intelligence Unit.

Miller replaced Superintendent Jason Crawford (Paul Adelstein) as Voight’s boss this season, and the two quickly developed a strong working relationship, despite seeming to come from opposite sides. Miller was a reform-minded cop, while Voight was stuck in his ways; however, she became receptive to his point of view (as in the episode “Unforgiven”) and ultimately turned to him when her son was caught up in the case that would end season 8. There were even some fans who saw her as a potential love interest for him.

Voight also mediated issues and disagreements for members of the Intelligence Unit, whether it was being Kevin Atwater’s (LaRoyce Hawkins) primary ally at the start of the season, or talking to Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) as she dealt with personal and professional struggles throughout the year. Ultimately, to Upton’s shock, Voight went back to his old ways in the season finale when he permanently took care of one of the human traffickers who had kidnapped Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati); the last scene of the season was Voight burning things. Will that come back to haunt him in season 9?