We knew that Anna’s death was in the Chicago P.D The season 9 finale would have a major impact on Voight and the rest of the Intelligence Unit. The magnitude of those episodes was made clear in Wednesday’s Season 10 premiere, when Voight struggled to move forward following the death of his informant. What could this mean for his character and the rest of the show’s upcoming season? We break down three key moments from the premiere.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Chicago P.D. Season 10 premiere, “Let It Bleed.”]
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Chicago P.DThe ninth season ended with Voight (Jason Beghe) desperately trying to track down his CI Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado). Anna was on the run after killing cartel leader Escano, who was the target of a major investigation. Voight covered up evidence of her crime and then went in search of Anna. He found her, but in her nervous state, she shot Voight. This resulted in Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) returning fire, killing her.
Unsurprisingly, Voight doesn’t take well to Anna’s death. He still hangs around in Escano’s old neighborhood, where he confronts a dealer who he believes is still peddling drugs. He also meets a five-year-old boy who accidentally took heroin. Unfortunately the child dies. The tragedy ignites a fire under Voight, who is more determined than ever to bring down the dealers responsible for selling the deadly substance to the boy’s junkie parents.
Upton ignores Voight’s orders
Voight knows that in Escano’s absence, a new merchant is moving to the Little Village neighborhood. And he’s determined to find out who it is and put him behind bars. It doesn’t take long for the IU team to find out that a guy named Enzo is breaking new ground. The only problem? Enzo is a wild card prone to moments of serious paranoia. This makes any operation to bring him down particularly dangerous. Despite this, Voight carries on despite concerns from Halstead and Upton, who are increasingly concerned about his behavior.
The team plans a stab, but Upton gets nervous when an informant and Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar, now a regular on the show) follow Enzo to an abandoned house. Voight wants to let things take their course, but Upton decides to get closer. She sneaks up to the house but accidentally makes a noise that startles a nervous Enzo. This leads to a dramatic chase that ends with Voight killing Enzo.
To say Voight was upset with Upton would be an understatement. He’s already mad at her for firing the shot that killed Anna (although he tells her he blames himself). Now her actions have turned a routine arrest into something more complicated.
Upton and Halstead worry about Voight. But he insists he’s fine. If they can’t get over their issues with him, “the three of us don’t work together anymore,” he says. Could this scene set the stage for Soffer’s upcoming performance Chicago P.D Exit? It certainly seems to lay the groundwork for Halstead to leave IU.
Chief O’Neal tells Voight he needs to drop the Los Temidos case
As Upton points out, Voight is on a one-man mission to clean up a single block. She’s not the only person who has noticed his fixation. Chief O’Neal (Michael Gaston) has also noticed this.
The boss shows up at the train station for a 1-on-1 with Voight. He makes it clear that he wants Voight to focus on the big picture.
“There’s a lot more crime in Chicago right now” than just street-level drug activity, O’Neal tells Voight. “The town has gone to hell.” The chief points out that he gave Voight a long leash. But he has his limits. Voight has to put the Los Temidos case – and the death of Anna – to rest. But will Voight be able to do that? He’s not just a sticker for following the rules. And given the strong emotions involved, closing the door on the Anna case might not be as easy as O’Neal thinks.
Chicago P.D airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
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