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Benjamin Levy Aguilar Says a 'Very Dark' Storyline Is Coming to Chicago P.D.
Upton is taking on human trafficking—and the chief's son is at the center of it.
During Chicago P.D. Season 10, Episode 5 (titled "Pink Cloud") Upton discovers that new character Sean O'Neal (Jefferson White) is using his child support center as a front to traffic underage girls. But the kicker? He's the new chief's son.
This clearly makes an already-tough case even more difficult. And according to showrunner Gwen Sigan, we'll see all the drama unfold through to Episode 9. So, what more should we expect? In an interview with NBC Insider, Benjamin Levy Aguilar (Torres) tells us that Upton becomes "obsessed" with the case.
"It's a very, very heavy, dark kind of story based on so many things that actually are so relevant right now," Levy says. "Which is what inspires me to tell the story so truthfully. Also, the dynamic between Chief O'Neal and his son is amazing. These are two incredible actors that I have loved seeing work and sharing moments. Whether it's on scenes or behind-the-scenes. I'm actually really excited for everyone to see it because [human trafficking] is something that is happening right now, and it's something that can really use a voice."
With Upton set to lead the Intelligence Unit through this case, Sigan has already warned us that this will be a tough season for her—particularly after Halstead's resignation.
"The reality is, she's been left behind," she said. "And that's gutting. We'll see her deal with it by first seeking distraction—diving into work, putting all that feeling into the job—and when a case pops off that really gets inside her head, that distraction quickly turns to an obsession. It's an interesting path for her, fueled by a lot of emotion and denial."