'Chicago PD' Season 8: 'It's the end of Voight's career' fans predict as show questions police brutality
If anyone knows who Hank Voight is, they very well know that the Head of the Intelligence Unit is as hardened a cop as they come
Spoilers for 'Chicago PD' Season 8 Episode 1 'Fighting Ghosts'
"The days of playing God are over. The quicker you understand that the better," Hank Voight is told in the middle of 'Chicago PD's Season 8 premiere episode. If anyone knows who Voight is, they very well know that the Head of the Intelligence Unit is as hardened a cop as they come. Played by Jason Beghe, Voight is ready to resort to n-number of measures to ensure that suspects break and confess to their crimes. Forget beating them up in custody, but do you remember the time he put them in the county jail during the 48-hour hold to roughen them up and get them to confess?
But not this season. In Season 8 of the franchise, Voight might be gearing up to learn some lessons. All eyes are on Voight as the show puts a clear focus on police brutality. Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker) is not here to play. She makes it clear to Voight that gone are his glory days of police brutality and "playing God". She hopes to bring some police reform in the department. Fans of the show, particularly those who never agreed with Voight's methods are more than happy that he is getting the much-needed lesson. "I honestly think it's the end of Voight's career #ChicagoPD," one fan tweeted. "Voight is gonna retire cause he can’t be a dirty cop anymore lol #ChicagoPD #OneChicago," another added.
I honestly think it's the end of Voight's career#ChicagoPD— ximena🇦🇷 (@focusspiridakos) November 12, 2020
In the premiere episode itself, Voight's ideals are challenged as the team responds to the shooting of a 5-year-old girl. But despite catching hold of the man, they cannot get the suspect to confess. If Voight gets some time with him in the "cage", the case will be closed, but with police reforms underway, that might not be happening anytime soon.
If anything, this means that 'Chicago PD' might be reconsidering the ways of their script and characters, and that this season, they will work with more conscience. "This season of #ChicagoPD....no more cages? No more going to the extreme for Voight? A new era in Intelligence policing? This is going to be an interesting season!" a fan tweeted.
This season of #ChicagoPD....no more cages? No more going to the extreme for Voight? A new era in Intelligence policing? This is going to be an interesting season!— Ryan M. Spencer (@RyanMSpencer1) November 12, 2020
'Chicago PD' airs on Wednesdays at 10/ 9c on NBC.