‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Fall Finale: Is Hank Voight Leaving? Jesse Lee Soffer Says Jay Halstead ‘Wants to Turn Voight In’

The Chicago P.D. Season 9 fall season finale is almost here, and fans can’t wait to see what happens with Jay Halstead, Hailey Upton, and Hank Voight. Season 9 largely focused on Upton killing Roy Walton and Voight helping to cover up the crime. Now, Halstead is involved — and the FBI wants him to rat out Voight, which could easily put Voight in jail. So, is Hank Voight leaving Chicago P.D.? Here’s what Halstead actor Jesse Lee Soffer said about Halstead’s mindset going into episode 9.

The ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 fall finale features Jay Halstead making a tough decision regarding Hank Voight

Hank Voight speaking to Jay Halstead in the 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9 fall season finale
Jason Beghe as Hank Voight and Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead | George Burns Jr/NBC

Fans are anticipating a major showdown during the Chicago P.D. Season 9 fall season finale. Jay Halstead learned the truth about Hailey Upton killing Roy Walton after he chased down Hank Voight to tell him what really happened. Halstead knew something was up after Upton stopped eating, sleeping, and acting like herself. Eventually, Voight told Halstead the truth — and it ended with Halstead punching Voight in the face and noting his distrust for Voight and the unit.

While Halstead remains angry at Voight, the two are still like family. And now, Halstead has a major decision to make. In Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 8, FBI Agent North told Halstead he has two options. Either Halstead helps the FBI take the fall for Walton’s death, or both Halstead and Upton will go down instead.

Is Hank Voight leaving ‘Chicago P.D.’? Actor Jesse Lee Soffer talks about Jay Halstead’s headspace

Jay Halstead looking serious while talking to Hank Voight in 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9 Episode 9
Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead | George Burns Jr/NBC

If Jay Halstead sides with the FBI, Hank Voight’s career with the Intelligence Unit could be over. So, is Hank Voight leaving Chicago P.D. for good? Thankfully, there’s no current evidence to suggest Voight is leaving the unit. According to the NBC synopsis for the Chicago P.D. Season 9 fall finale, Halstead makes a plan with Voight to get them both out of their bind.

Halstead actor Jesse Lee Soffer talked about Halstead’s headspace going into episode 9 with TVLine. “He loves Hailey, but he loves Voight, too,” Soffer said of Halstead. “All of his Spidey senses are going, ‘Some of this is really wrong, and we can’t keep living like this. So how do we fix it? How do we change it?’”

However, Soffer then noted there’s a part of Halstead that knows turning Voight in might be the right way to go. “There might be a real part of him that wants to turn Voight in, that thinks maybe that would be the right thing, no matter how much you love the guy or how good he is for Chicago,” he added.

When does ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 9 air?

The Chicago P.D. Season 9 fall finale airs Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at 10 p.m. EST. Episode 9 of the season marks the last episode of 2021 before another hiatus. Then, all of NBC’s One Chicago shows return again in 2022.

No matter what Jay Halstead decides, there will no doubt be serious consequences to either giving up Hank Voight or snubbing the FBI. Fans can look forward to seeing more of that fallout in the new year. Showrunner Gwen Sigan told TVLine that Hailey Upton, Halstead, and Voight will be “affected by the decisions they end up making, and certainly the fallout on the other side.”

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