Chicago PD has had some devastating storylines in season 9. There’s been life-changing events for the main cast of officers, as well as secondary characters like Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado). The informant has developed a tight bond with Voight (Jason Beghe) over the course of the show, and is currently in the midst of an unresolved case involving a local crime boss.
While the details surrounding the season 9 finale have been kept under wraps, showrunner Gwen Sigan spoke on the episode and provided some crucial insight into what fans can expect.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming finale.
Anna Avalos will play a crucial role in the season finale
Sigan told TV Line that Avalos will play a crucial role in the last two episodes of the season, and that her dynamic with Voight will factor into the events that transpire.
"“We will definitely see more”, she revealed. “You’ll see [Anna] in the penultimate episode, and you will see her in the final episode as well. It’s been so fun to write for Jason [Beghe] with [Carmela Zumbado], and so that connection will continue, [and we’ll see] it grow.”"
This makes sense, given the open-endedness of Avalos’ story line episodes prior. There was still plenty that was unresolved, and her faux-alliance with the criminal Javier Escano (Jose Zuniga). It hinted at some potential dangerous situations for Avalos moving forward, and most notably, let Escano continue to wreak havoc on the streets.
As far as the resolution of this story is concerned, Sigan promised fans that things are going to be getting way more “intense” as the finale approaches.
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“The pressure’s definitely going to be eating them both as the case gets more complicated”, she confirmed. “It’s been fun to write a long-form case and something this large and the scope of it is very big. We’re building to a pretty big end to that case in the penultimate and then in the finale of course.”
It’ll be fascinating to see where things go with Voight and Avalos, especially given the shared pain of them both losing family members to violence. We hope nothing bad happens to Avalos, but she is in an undeniably dangerous spot, so we can’t be too confident that Voight will be able to help her get out unscathed.
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