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Chicago P.D. Season 9 will feature Hailey Upton and Hank Voight once again. And fans are curious as to what will happen to them following the secrets they decided to uphold in Chicago P.D. Season 8. Now, the executive producer of the show stated “consequences” are coming to both Upton and Voight in the new season. Here’s what’s going on.

Is Hailey Upton returning to ‘Chicago P.D.’? She made a bold choice in season 8

Hailey Upton from 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9 standing in a room
Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton | Lori Allen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Fans of Chicago P.D. have followed Hailey Upton’s character arc through the seasons. And she ends season 8 incredibly shaken. So, will she return as part of the Chicago P.D. Season 9 cast? According to recent teaser trailers for One Chicago and the cast photos, it seems we’ll see a lot more of Upton. And we’re all left with a number of questions following the conclusion of season 8.

In Chicago P.D. Season 8 both Voight and Upton made choices that led to a perpetrator’s death. Upton originally wanted to bring the perpetrator in, but the perpetrator grabbed his gun after Voight uncuffed him, leading Upton to shoot. Voight and Upton then worked together to dispose of the body.

Not only did Upton have to grapple with the aftermath of the killing, but she also proposed to Jay Halstead in the end. “Maybe we should get married,” she tells Halstead, according to TV Insider. “I’m serious. Let’s get married.” Viewers will have to wait and see what Halstead says in season 9.

Executive producer says ‘consequences’ are coming for Hailey Upton and Hank Voight

It looks like Hailey Upton and Hank Voight will have to deal with what occurred back in season 8 on Chicago P.D. Season 9. While they both had the best of intentions when it came to taking down the perpetrator who hurt Kim Burgess, they know they didn’t properly follow protocol. And the executive producer of the show noted they’ll both have to face “consequences.”

“They are both complicit in the cover-up, and consequences could fall down hard on them both,” executive producer Rick Eid said, according to TV Insider.

So, what will those consequences be? If they’re work-related, both Upton and Voight could potentially lose their positions, and it could put a rift in their working relationship. Upton seems to admire Voight, so we imagine their challenged dynamic will take center stage in the new season.

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

Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton from 'Chicago P.D.' Season 9 standing together and talking
Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton | Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Teaser Trailer Hints Kim Burgess Is in for a Rough Recovery

What’s going on with Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton in Chicago P.D. Season 9? We know Upton proposed to Halstead out of nowhere at the end of the season, but will Halstead say yes? And could the potential fallout that’s coming for Upton affect her relationship with Halstead?

“He’s very much in love, but also aware that he’s in love with a complicated person,” Eid noted of Halstead. “He’ll take his time to determine where this proposal is coming from.”

According to Halstead actor Jesse Lee Soffer, Halstead eventually learns of Upton’s killing in Chicago P.D. Season 9, too. And that could certainly impact the couple’s decision on marriage. “You’re going to see how that plays out with her and Voight,” Soffer told CinemaBlend. “And then with Jay and Voight when Jay finds out. And then obviously, between Jay and Hailey, it’s going to cause probably some distrust. You know, it’s a huge secret she was keeping for a while. But all of that will be some juicy stuff for the fans, that’s for sure.”

The Chicago P.D. Season 9 release date is Sept. 22, 2021, on NBC.

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