‘Chicago P.D.’: Tracy Spiridakos on Haley’s Life After Halstead

Haley Upton goes by it. Throughout Wednesday’s episode of “Chicago P.D.,” Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) lastly allowed herself to interrupt down about Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) selecting to go away city, particularly after studying that he’s prolonged his tour in Bolivia.

Till now, Haley hasn’t proven how damage she’s been over her husband’s exit. As an alternative, it’s all been in her head.

“I believe she’s going by the motions and she or he’s getting up, going to work and getting up, going to work, however there’s loads of inside turmoil taking place,” Spiridakos tells Selection. “This in the end will change her in a roundabout way, which I’m to see how. We’re nonetheless within the change. She finds out that he’s prolonged his keep and has that break down second of getting this hope after which unexpectedly, that’s gone. It’s the primary time we see her break down since he’s left, since their goodbye. I believe there’s gonna be some modifications for her over the subsequent short time.”

Though Haley nonetheless wears her marriage ceremony ring, Spiridakos is aware of that “ultimately” she’ll take it off and shut that chapter.

“She nonetheless considers herself nonetheless married,” she says. “I believe her taking it off, I’m positive there shall be a second that can come. I assume that’s coming. I’m to see what that shall be like. Is {that a} goodbye? Is that self preservation? … I’d prefer to discover is what that feels prefer to have been in such a uncooked place and she or he’s not overly open anyway. I really feel that she in all probability will simply shut that door for a very long time.”

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Though she’s making many “changes” in her private life, Haley’s put all her focus into work.

“I do suppose she is changing into a greater cop. I really feel like that’s her trajectory,” she says. “On a private stage, I can think about that there’s gonna be part of her that shuts down emotionally. So far as a relationship and even getting near folks, I can see her being anyone that can maintain folks at a distance whereas she’s going by what she’s going by.”

Her work relationship, although, is rising with Voight (Jason Beghe), who additionally misplaced his right-hand man at work when Halstead left.

“We’ve had extra intimate moments, and once I say intimate, I imply private revelations,” Beghe says. “One factor that Voight insists on and admires — and it’s exhausting for his staff to do — is he all the time needs you to be you. Don’t be me. He doesn’t need a staff of Voights. Haley, regardless that they may conflict, she stands up for herself and isn’t afraid to say who she is and what she thinks. In order that creates belief. It may create some rigidity but it surely does create belief.”

In August, Selection broke the information that Soffer was leaving the present after 10 seasons. His ultimate episode aired in October.

“Chicago P.D.” airs on NBC Wednesdays at 10 p.m.