'Chicago PD' Season 7 Episode 16: Hailey Upton's past comes back to haunt her amid a homicide investigation

An armed robbery-turned-homicide investigation brings in a suspect with a background of domestic violence, forcing Upton to reckon with her childhood


                            'Chicago PD' Season 7 Episode 16: Hailey Upton's past comes back to haunt her amid a homicide investigation
(NBC)
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Fans of Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) can rejoice as this week's episode of 'Chicago PD' will feature both these characters predominantly after focusing on Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) over the past few episodes.

A case of armed robbery quickly turns into a homicide investigation as the Intelligence Unit is called in to solve it. However, when a suspect's background suggests that she may be a victim of domestic violence, Upton is forced to look back at her childhood.

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We get glimpses into Upton's past rarely and we are excited to see what this episode has in store for us. Upton's moments of truth could also feature Halstead, her partner and one we now know she has feelings for.

Meanwhile, Halstead has his own issues to deal with. Earlier this season, we saw Halstead compromise his ideals and send a suspect to county jail. When the suspect is killed and turns out to be innocent, Halstead's mistake is covered up by the police department, after all, he just followed their supposedly 99% accurate facial recognition system.

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Halstead struggled to reconcile with it and even tried to help out the late suspect's family, spending time with them and buying groceries for them. However, in a moment of desperation, he confessed to the suspect's girlfriend who shot him in turn.

Hank Voight was able to threaten the woman so she didn't go public with Halstead's confession, but we know that Halstead has become averse to Voight's questionable ways again.

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So, it's no surprise that both will butt heads over Halstead's righteous instincts since Halstead's instincts could also have a lot to do with his partner. Since Voight considers Halstead to be his successor in leading the Intelligence Unit, we are interested in how this turns out.

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'Chicago PD' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights at 10/9c.