“Chicago P.D.” is about to get a lot more complicated. As actor Jesse Lee Soffer told TV Insider, keeping his marriage to fellow cop Upton a secret will put a serious strain on his character, Halstead, going forward. “Being a cop and married in the same unit is not going to be easy,” he said. Likewise, Halstead is evolving into a completely different character too, with Soffer explaining, “He’s not a young detective anymore who makes irrational, brash decisions. He’s a seasoned veteran and a great foil to Voight’s character.” Moreover, Soffer added, “Voight, who can walk in the shadows, needs somebody to pull him back. I think it was a logical next step for the two.”
For the time being, though, there’s no reason to believe the increasingly complicated situation is going to push Upton out. There have been no rumors that actor Tracy Spiridakos is leaving the show, per Distractify, and the longer they keep her on “Chicago P.D.,” the longer the various plot-threads can keep unravelling. For her part, Spiridakos also told Cinema Blend she’s eager to see where Upton is headed next. “I’m excited to see what [showrunner Gwen Sigan] has in store for us,” she shared. “You know, it’s TV. No one’s gonna be happy for long, I’m sure. Something’s gonna happen!” Fans will have to tune in to see how things work out, or not, for Upton.