With Halstead far away in Bolivia Chicago P.D‘s Hailey Upton laser-focused on suspected human trafficker Sean (played by yellowstone‘s Jefferson White), whatever the cost.
Her fixation has evolved into weeks and months of following him and building her case, neglecting her general mental and physical well-being in the process. This will all come to a head in Wednesday’s fall finale (NBC, 10/9c), in which the Secret Service cop circles the police chief’s son.
“I think she was the best distraction,” showrunner Gwen Sigan tells TVLine. In Halstead’s absence, Upton dealt with “a lot of emotions” but didn’t want to face them head-on or “be weakened by them.”
“Something about this guy got under her skin and she needed to get to the bottom of it,” adds Sigan. “It’s been a few weeks in her life now, months, since she’s been obsessed with that thing and been so determined to bring it down.”
Sean, in turn, was just as infatuated with Upton and often considered her something of a soul mate. “He can really see through her and feel like she’s like him and that she’s a kindred spirit and broken as well,” explains Sigan. “That alone is disturbing, that he feels that connection to her.”
Since Upton has been using that connection to her advantage, even opening up about missing her husband, it’s “allowed this guy to kind of seep in and seep into her mind even more… She’s just, it’s like the last run: ‘I’ I’ll get this guy. Whatever it costs, whatever it costs me, I’ll get it.’”
https://tvline.com/2022/12/07/chicago-pd-season-10-episode-9-upton-sean-halstead-absence/ ‘Chicago PD’ Season 10 Episode 9 Preview: Upton and Sean