Chicago PD really went out with a bang in season 10. The finale episode saw the IU team take down a group of domestic terrorists, but there was some collateral damage involved. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) was nearly caught in an explosion, and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) was shot in the stomach.
The rest of the team is in pretty bad shape too, when you consider the personal and professional issues they’ve had to deal with over the last two seasons. As we eagerly anticipate the return of Chicago PD in 2024, here’s a rundown of the storylines that we absolutely want clarity on.
Will Adam Ruzek die in Chicago PD season 11?
The big one. Ruzek held down most of the second half of season 10 thanks to the storyline in which he infiltrated the aforementioned terrorists. He also mended things with Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), hinting at a possible romance if he manages to survive his mortal wound.
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Ruzek dying would be a massive blow to Chicago PD, given that he’s one of the original cast members. The implosion of the Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) romance leads us to believe that the writers wouldn’t destroy the other big romance on the show by taking Ruzek out of the picture.
We’re hopeful he’ll make it, but we definitely need to find out within the first couple minutes of the season 11 premiere.
Will Dante Torres get fired in Chicago PD season 11?
Dante Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) is still getting his footing on Chicago PD, but the most unique storyline involving him so far has been the one in which his ties to gang culture was explored. He beat up a gang member during his off hours in the episode “Donde Vives” and considered using waterboarding tactics to get information out of a suspect in the episode “New Life.”
The fact that Torres was absent from the season 10 finale has us wondering whether his time with the IU will improve or if it will go up in flames as a result of his sporadic, often illegal actions. Voight is no stranger to cutting corners when it comes to police work, so we’re curious to see how the veteran handles the situation.
Will Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton get divorced on Chicago PD?
Halstead and Upton’s marriage has fallen apart in record time. Once Halstead decided to quit the force and leave the country, he has been emotionally distant from his wife, to the point where he didn’t even pick up the phone after Upton was nearly killed. Jesse Lee Soffer does not seem to be in a hurry to reprise his role, so the only logical solution to this narrative dilemma would be divorce.
It’s a sad outcome for a romance that was years in the making, and often very sweet, but there’s little else that can be done with this storyline– Upton can’t spend the rest of the story pining for a husband who will never be there. Hopefully we get closure early on in season 11.
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