Is Halstead putting the team in danger?
On Wednesday’s episode of Chicago P.D., titled “Outrage,” Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) urges the team to chase after a dangerous drug dealer, who was released from prison early due to a technicality (i.e. incorrectly filed paperwork). In ET’s exclusive sneak peek, the P.D. crew runs down the pros and cons of taking the case before Halstead jumps in and argues his position.
With Ruzek (Patrick Flueger), Burgess (Marina Squerciati), Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Dawson (Jon Seda) all on board to go after this guy, Sergeant Voight (Jason Beghe) is less inclined. “We gotta stand down. Ivory Tower doesn’t want us chasing these so-called wrongful conviction offenders,” Voight says, prompting Halstead to speak up.
“Sarge, to hell with them,” Halstead angrily says. “He’s not just a drug dealer, he’s a murderer.” Turns out, Halstead’s very familiar with the culprit in question, revealing that he murdered a teenage girl. “All due respect, standing down should not be an option.”
After taking a beat to think through the scenarios, Voight reluctantly agrees. “OK, let’s go after him. The good news is, the prick’s got ambition, which means we can catch him dirty, put him away once and for all.” Watch the exclusive clip above.
Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.