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Jay Halstead is a member of Sergeant Hank Voight’s CPD Intelligence Unit, and it’s no secret that their working relationship hasn’t been an easy one. Halstead pushed back on Voight plenty of times throughout the series, and it’s clear in season 9 that their conflict is coming to a head. In Chicago P.D. Season 9, things get a lot more complicated and fans have plenty of opinions about the conflict between Halstead and Voight.

Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead in Chicago P.D. Season 9. Halstead is wearing a t-shirt and badge.
Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead in ‘Chicago P.D.’ | Lori Allen/NBC

Halstead finally learns the truth in ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9

Voight is definitely a complicated character who has certainly been involved in some shady dealings throughout Chicago P.D. This causes him to butt heads at times with Halstead. However, Voight clearly cares deeply about his unit, including Jay. During the finale of Chicago P.D. Season 8, Hailey Upton killed Roy, the man who shot Kim Burgess. Upton and Voight disposed of the body, deciding to keep Roy’s death a secret.

The guilt became too much for Upton in Chicago P.D. Season 9. Halstead can tell something is wrong, and he tracks down Voight to confront him. Voight finally admits the truth about what happened that night and asks Halstead to help Upton. The confrontation ends with Halstead punching Voight in the mouth.

Do fans want Halstead to leave Voight’s team?

The promo for Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 7 teases that the tension between Halstead and Voight will finally boil over. “I don’t trust you,” Halstead says. “I can’t have you in my unit if you don’t trust me,” Voight replies. “Then kick me off it,” Halstead challenges. Actor Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Halstead, doesn’t appear to have any plans to leave the series, so it’s likely that Halstead will stick around, and it seems like most fans are happy about that.


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In a Reddit poll asking fans whether they felt Halstead should be on Voight’s team, the majority voted yes. “Jay is the exact way Voight wants him to be,” a fan commented. “He is a clean cop that is capable of taking over Intelligence at some point and will lead the Unit the right way. He only doesn’t follow orders when he wants to help Voight get out of his messes and Voight goes the extra mile to keep him out of any illegal or dirty situation.”

However, others disagreed. “I think Jay shouldn’t be part of the team number one I think he’s too soft to be part of the group and number two he doesn’t know how to shut his mouth and take orders from Voight,” another fan weighed in. While there is plenty of talk about Voight being a “dirty cop,” many viewers still love him and some even feel that he gets a bad rep in the series.

Where to watch ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9

New episodes of Chicago P.D. Season 9 air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The series follows Chicago Med at 8 p.m. and Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. All episodes of Chicago P.D. are also available on the streaming service Peacock and for purchase on Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes.