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Amy Morton Talks How Chicago P.D.'s 'Big Shakeup' Impacts the Intelligence Unit
What will Season 10's major resignation mean for the rest of the detectives?
With Chicago P.D.'s heartbreaking Season 10, Episode 3 titled "The Good Man" came the news that Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) had resigned from the Intelligence Unit. This cemented the previously announced news that Soffer would be exiting the crime drama after appearing on the series since the show's Pilot in 2014.
“I want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support during the past 10 years and want to express my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan, NBC, Universal Television, my fellow castmates and our incredible crew,” Soffer said in a statement to Variety in August. “To create this hour drama week after week has been a labor of love by everyone who touches the show. I will always be proud of my time as Det. Jay Halstead."
So what will Halstead's absence mean for the rest of the Intelligence Unit? Amy Morton (Trudy Platt) opened up about the impact in an interview with NBC Insider.
"It’s quite a shakeup," she said. "Particularly since Jesse has been there since the very beginning, and this is our tenth season. So it’s a very big shakeup."
However, with Halstead no longer on the team, it'll leave more room for the rookie Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar) to make his mark.
"Our newest member, Benjamin Aguilar, is a fabulous actor and a newbie in on the team, and a newbie officer," she said. "He's pulled straight out of the academy. And that dynamic I think is going to be really interesting because he’s very, very different than anybody else on the team. He is a big, big mystery 'cause he doesn’t talk much, and he doesn’t give out too much information about himself."
She continued, "I’m actually very excited to see what’s gonna happen with him, 'cause they don’t tell us."