'Chicago PD' Season 7 Episode 18: Voight has a go at Upton for helping Rojas, fans say he's being a hypocrite
Fans called out Voight over his hypocrisy, noting that he had never confronted Jay Halstead or Adam Ruzek for similar actions
Spoilers for 'Chicago PD' Season 7 Episode 18 'Lines'
This week's episode of 'Chicago PD' may have focused on rookie cop Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) and her past, but it was Detective Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) who stepped up to help Rojas putting her in the line of Hank Voight's (Jason Beghe) fire.
When one of the suspects in this week's episodes turns out to be someone Rojas knew from the past, she deleted footage of him from the video surveillance the Intelligence team acquired to investigate.
Later, Rojas confesses to Upton what she did and confesses that she had known the guy since she was eight years old. She also tells Upton that the guy took the fall for Rojas in the past, which meant Rojas could go to the police academy and become the cop that she is.
In order to help move the case forward and help Rojas out, Upton talks to the suspect on her own and tries to manipulate the situation a la Hank Voight. When Voight finds out about it, he is not happy. After he berates her for her actions, he tells her that she is to go to New York for a week. Spiridakos will be guest-starring as Upton on CBS's 'FBI' next week, also produced by Dick Wolf.
Fans called out Voight over his hypocrisy, noting that he had never confronted Jay Halstead or Adam Ruzek for similar actions. One fan wrote, "Antonio did some shady shits a lot, Ruzek was a snitch, Halstead did plenty of shits too, and Haley covered for him, so did Kim and Atwater and none of them got transferred anywhere that’s effed up to treat Haley like that Voight #ChicagoPd."
Another tweeted, "Wow, just wow ... helps her partner's person out and gets that.. @trspiridakos we felt the ride u were put on this hour.. #girlcode totally what Voight and Olinsky would have done that for sure #ChicagoPD."
However, some fans defended Voight, with one tweeting, "Hank be ready to swing on people. That confrontation there whew. He then said numerous times he doesn't want them to be or do what he does. He wants them to do and be them. Don't be Him yet They refuse to listen. He learned from Al." Another wrote, "Only Voight is allowed to cross the line. Hailey must not know who she messing with. She needs to stop before she gets canceled #chicagopd."
Fans remembered that Sophia Bush's Erin Lindsay also went to New York after Bush left the show. One fan wrote, "Sending Hailey to NYC? I wish that meant an episode with @sophiabush and her on a task force. Voight knows this road and doesn't want her to lose all the things he has lost. On the other hand, I feel like he is the pot calling the kettle black. #chicagopd." Another joked, "hey Chicago PD can you stop sending Jay's partners to new york he is fragile #ChicagoPD."
'Chicago PD' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights at 10/9c. The next episode will air on April 8.