‘Chicago P.D.’ 10×20 Review: “Fight”

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  1. Rich says:

    I agree with a lot of what you said here. Since it was Jesse Sofer who decided to leave, rather that being forced out, it does change things a little bit for me. Having said that, I still HATE what they have done here. Clearly, they are trying to set up a circumstance where Halstead could return while having Hailey move on if he never does. They could have had Halstead move to another unit because working together and being married was too much of a strain on their relationship or have him promoted to Sargant and take over another unit. The fact that they didn’t go this route is somewhat insulting to the audience It’s as though we can’t handle the fact that Upstead’s relationship could continue off screen. We have not seen Donna .on Chicago Fire for a while and yet no one doubts that Boden’s marriage is fine.
    If he did come back in say season 12, how would that be handled? After telling Hailey “I’m not going anywhere” in season 8, we’re supposed to be ok with him disappearing for 2 years and suddenly returning? I know he may never come back, but doing this just took a blowtorch to everything that was good about Jay and about Upstead. This was a rough episode from that standpoint.

  2. Deb says:

    Right on. I get Jesse left but there were many ways this could have been written that are not insulting to what Halstead and upstead meant to fans. I know he is a fictional character but his goodness mattered, it was soul of the show. Sad to have to let go of the show that once mattered yo me but alas… can’t be the only one fighting as bought said.

  3. Laura says:

    Thank you. Every word of this rings true. It didn’t have to be this way. Even if Jesse Lee Soffer left the show, he DID say in an interview that he wouldn’t mind returning a bit if the writers wanted him to…which left open SO many good storylines where he and Hailey could have remained on great terms. He was an Army Ranger. They could have him reenlist after resigning from the PD, sent him on army deployment for chunks of time with him occasionally returning, on good terms, to Hailey for an episode or two a season. That way he was more of a guest star and could have avoided the 3 year contract like he wanted. And that way he still stayed the same caring, upright Jay Halstead that he always was instead of this flakey jerk that the writers are suddenly portraying him as. Spiridakos is trying her best and she’s obviously a good actress, but this story arc is very frustrating and depressing.

  4. Nat says:

    Hey, noticed “Season 11” instead of “season 10” is used a lot.

    1. Lissete Lanuza Sáenz says:

      Thanks for the heads up! Sometimes trying to review Fire and PD in one night gets confusing. 😂

  5. Danny says:

    I get the writers wanted Hailey to have to let go of Jay. But other ways that could have been achieved aside from torching the beloved character of Halstead. Maybe he went to jail to protect Hailey from having to and he cut off communication with her for her own good? So many ways she could have been in pain losing him while not insulting fans that loved what Halstead and his character meant to the show. So sad for me to let go of PD as a show but it is frustrating and painful to watch and not in good entertaining ways.

  6. Nicole says:

    Thanks for perfectly expressing all of my frustrations with not only this episode but the whole season. The complete character assassination of my favorite character has been very hard to watch (which I won’t be doing anymore). Is there any way to contact or send feedback/criticism to the show/writers? There’s been no interviews with Tracy or the show-runner and seems to be no outlet to voice our opinions or interviewers to ask questions, leaving us with nothing but these horribly written episodes.

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