Chicago PD spoilers: What to expect in season 11, episode 8

The police drama continues to explore new characters.

CHICAGO P.D. -- "On Paper" Episode 11008 -- Pictured: Bojana Novakovic as Josephine Petrovic -- (Photo by: James Washington/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "On Paper" Episode 11008 -- Pictured: Bojana Novakovic as Josephine Petrovic -- (Photo by: James Washington/NBC) /

Chicago PD has taken more of a continuous story approach to episodes in recent weeks. Whereas the procedural drama usually focuses on a single case a week, "Surival" and "The Living and the Dead" spun an interconnected yarn that ended in tragedy for the IU.

"On Paper" looks as though it will continue the interconnected approach. We will be seeing more from Josephine Petrovic (Bojana Novakovic), the profiler who was initially brought in to help with the "Living and the Dead" case.

Chicago PD 11x08 promo

There was something a bit off about Petrovic when she was introduced, but whatever enigmatic qualities she had there have been amplified in "On Paper", which sees her team up with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) in an attempt to hunt down a serial killer.

The synopsis for the episode reads as follows:

"Upton brings SVU detective Petrovic back into the fold to help with the investigation of a tender-age kidnapping."

The promo, which premiered right after "The Living and the Dead", provides even more insight into the suspicions that Upton has about the eccentric profiler. She sees the character behaving oddly outside of a vehicle, and she even confronts Petrovich at one point and asks her whether she has anything she wants to share.

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This is the first episode to focus on Upton in several weeks, which is worth noting because the character only has a handful of appearances left before she leaves the show. PD writers are going to have to start laying down the foundation for her decision to leave the Windy City, and depending on how things go between her and Petrovich, this case could be the beginning of the end.

Jason Beghe told TV Insider that Upton's exit will be an impactful, while also noting that the character of Petrovich is going to present a side of the policing world that the IU rarely engages with. It makes sense, in the actor's opinion, that Petrovich would confound the IU's old-school approach:

"She’s somewhere a little further along on the spectrum than most, but she has a strong sense of herself and she’s a very astute and useful a member of the team at this point."

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