‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Cast Member Teases Hank Voight Is ‘Dangerously Out of Sync’ With Jay Halstead

Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 7 is likely to bring major conflict to the table regarding Jay Halstead, Hailey Upton, and Hank Voight. Halstead finally knows the truth about what happened to Kim Burgess’s shooter, Roy. And now, Voight actor Jason Beghe says Voight has become “dangerously out of sync” with his unit — and this seems particularly true regarding his relationship with Halstead.

Is Hank Voight a bad cop? He concealed Roy’s death after an incident with Hailey Upton

Hank Voight talking to Jay Halstead while surrounded by the rest of the 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9 Episode 7 cast
‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 7 cast | Lori Allen/NBC

Some fans wondered if Hank Voight is a bad cop after what took place at the end of Chicago P.D. Season 8. During the season 8 finale, Hailey Upton killed Roy, the attacker who shot Kim Burgess twice in the stomach, during an altercation between Roy and Voight. Upton and Voight decided to keep Roy’s death a secret, and Voight discarded the body. Now, in Chicago P.D. Season 9, fans watch as the secret eats away at Upton and affects her relationship with Jay Halstead.

Halstead eventually seeks out the truth regarding what’s going on with Upton after he witnesses her unable to eat and sleep. After tracking Voight down one night, Voight tells Halstead what went down. Voight then encourages Halstead to help Upton through this tough time. In response, Halstead hits Voight and angrily heads home to address the situation with Upton.

Hank Voight actor Jason Beghe talked about Voight feeling ‘dangerously out of sync’ with the rest of his unit

The promo for Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 7 shows a major confrontation between Hank Voight and Jay Halstead. The start of the promo shows Trudy Platt privately addressing Voight. “I can’t help but notice the tension in your unit,” she tells him. The scene then cuts to Halstead and Voight speaking.

“What do you want from me?” Voight asks Halstead.

“I don’t trust you,” Halstead responds.

“I can’t have you in my unit if you don’t trust me,” Voight fires back.

Jason Beghe spoke to TV Insider regarding what’s to come in episode 7. He notes the entire unit is “out of sync” with each other, and it’s particularly clear there’s a build-up of frustrations between Voight and Halstead that’s ready to explode.

“If you look at [the team] as a family and Voight as the father — the responsible party — his family is unhappy and dangerously out of sync,” Beghe said. “It doesn’t feel like home anymore.”

Not only is Halstead upset with Voight, but he’s also angry with Upton for keeping a major secret from him. Roy’s death could have dire consequences for Upton’s job. And, of course, the entire situation may put their engagement in jeopardy.

Do Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton stay together in ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9?

Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton in 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9
Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead and Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton in ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 | Matt Dinerstein/NBC

Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton’s future remains uncertain in Chicago P.D. Season 9. Halstead accepted Upton’s proposal during the season premiere, but now that the truth about Roy’s come out, fans grow concerned they’ll call their engagement off. Halstead actor Jesse Lee Soffer also hinted there’s trouble ahead for the couple.

Soffer talked to One Chicago Center about Halstead consulting his brother, Will, about being the Best Man in the wedding. “I think it’s going to be so bumpy at first, that I don’t foresee Will needing to help Jay with his Best Man’s speech,” Soffer hinted. “If Will is involved, then that would mean that everything is going well and is probably running smoothly for Jay because maybe the marriage is really going to happen.”

Chicago P.D. Season 9 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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