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Tracy Spiridakos Sweetly Posts About Jesse Lee Soffer's Involvement in Tonight's P.D.

She's excited to have him back on set! Watch Chicago P.D. Wednesdays on NBC. 

By Jackie Manno
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Jesse Lee Soffer is returning to Chicago P.D(behind the scenes) and making his directorial debut on the show. And his former co-star Tracy Spiridakos couldn’t be more excited. 

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On February 6, Spiridakos took to her official Instagram page to celebrate Soffer’s accomplishment.

The first snapshot she uploaded in the post shows herself and Soffer smiling together in a car. The second gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Soffer looking at a piece of production equipment. The third shows Soffer behind some technology while he talks to people on set, and the fourth shows him smiling with a thermos in hand.

“Director Jesse made his debut, and he killed it you guys! 👏🏼👏🏼 We are all so proud,” Spiridakos excitedly captioned the post.  

Soffer's directorial debut for P.D. will be for Season 10, Episode 16, airing March 22 at 10/9c on NBC. The day of the episode, Spiridakos shared another sweet Instagram post about Soffer. "It’s this guy’s directorial debut tonight!!! Tune in for a new episode of #ChicagoPD directed by our very own @jesseleesoffer," she wrote. We love a supportive friend! 

Soffer has been on a roll on Instagram lately. Also on February 6, we saw an inside glimpse of him behind the scenes while directing. In the first snapshot, he posted himself in a beige baseball cap while sitting next to producer Brian Luce. In the second, he sat in front of an arrangement of photographs from the show.

“This guy ️ Second pic is from his office 😂,” Soffer captioned the post.

The day before, Soffer also shared another behind-the-scenes glimpse with himself, Spiridakos, and other former co-stars Jason Beghe and LaRoyce Hawkins.

"Back at it. Just different," Soffer captioned.

To prep for this directing gig, Soffer previously shadowed a director on the Chicago P.D set for the episode “Sympathetic Reflex.”

"To have him on the sidelines coaching me up, that's a dynamic we've always had," LaRoyce Hawkins explained to ET about that situation. "He gave me something in this episode that I think I'm going to keep with me for the rest of my career, and that's how you know you're a good director. There was a moment in the episode where it almost seems like, yeah, we're about to do this scene, but to be honest, this may be a scene that might be cut. Then he told me something interesting. He was like, 'It might get cut, but make them need it.'... Now that's my approach for scenes that seem frivolous."

Watch Chicago P.D. on NBC Wednesdays at 10/9c and next day on Peacock