Dante Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) has not had the smoothest career with the IU. He's a tenacious and capable officer, as evidenced by the very first Chicago PD episode in which he appeared, but he's also prone to outbursts, and going to extreme measures to get information.
In season 10, Torres literally subjected a suspect to waterboarding in an effort to get him to talk. It was one of the most aggressive acts we'd seen an IU commit in a long time, and it showed that he was someone who needed to keep his impulses in check.
Dante Torres went undercover in his return episode
Well, Torres made his season 11 debut in the episode "Escape", and he's still struggling to keep his impulses in check. The rookie officer was gone for six months in an effort to help his ailing mother, but his return marked another instance in which he let his desires get the best of him.
Torres went undercover to infiltrate a group of drug dealers in the episode, and he struck up a close relationship with Gloria Perez (Yara Martinez), the wife of the boss. Torres determines that he can flip Gloria, and convince her to work with the IU to secure an arrest.
Things go awry, however, and Gloria's husband is able to worm his way out of the sting operation that she set up for him. This leads to a ton of drugs hitting the street, which enrages Gloria and leads to her taking her anger out on Torres.
Torres hooked up with his informant
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the two start kissing, and they end up hooking up in an alleyway as the episode comes to an end. Torres is now sleeping with his informant! It was a shocking way to end the episode, especially when one considers that Gloria's husband is still on the loose.
Torres' decision to get involved with a drug dealer and informant is going to be cause some major issues within the IU, and it'll be interesting to see whether this negatively impacts his career.
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Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) is no stranger to sweeping things under the rug if it gets the job done, but he may view Torres' decision as something that compromises his judgement as an officer. If Torres is so invested in Gloria, who's to say he wouldn't prioritize her over the case?
We didn't expect this storyline, but we can't say its inaccurate to who Torres is.