It’s a fact that One Chicago fans are far from happy about how Upstead ended things in Season 10. But thankfully, we were able to get a glimpse of the former couple and it’s got us in the feels. See the photo of the that’s got everyone talking below.
is NBC’s successful drama series, produced by Dick Wolf, that focuses on the personal and professional lives of patrol officers and Intelligence Unit detectives at the Chicago Police Department’s fictional 21st District. The show is a spinoff of and, which all exist in the same universe. wrapped up its 10th season and is slated to return for an eleventh season sometime in 2024.
Jesse Lee Soffer played Senior Detective Jay Halstead, a former Army Ranger who works as a detective in the Intelligence Unit. Halstead is the older brother of Dr. Will Halstead, an attending physician at the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, on After 10 seasons, Soffer left the series in 2022. Meanwhile, Tracy Spiridakos currently plays Hailey Upton, Halstead’s ex-wife and detective with the CPD Intelligence Unit.
Although Season 9 storyline saw Upton and Halstead’s wedding, it wasn’t enough for the Soffer to stay for another full season. “I really wanted to grow and expand, and we’ve only got this one trip. If I signed up again, it would have been for another three years. I would have turned 40 on the show. I thought, ‘You know what? It’s time to take a risk,’” Soffer told after his exit.
In Season 10, Episode 3, Halstead officially resigned from the Intelligence unit to accept an Army assignment in Bolivia – leaving Upton behind. Soffer told that he was conflicted by how his character left the show, specifically with Hailey. “I feel so bad for the fans that are like, ‘Is he going to come back?’ ‘What’s he going to do?’ ‘What’s going on with him and Hailey?’” he stated to our sister site. “I like to think — and I hope the fans think this too — that he’s just in another country right now, doing what he does best and making the world a safer place. In a family, sometimes somebody moves away or goes to college somewhere else.”
The last time we saw Halstead together was on a bitter note, which is why this recent reunion between Soffer and Spiridakos is so special. Soffer shared the photo on his on August 7, 2023. It featured a selfie of the actor with Spiridakos and One Chicago executive producer Derek Haas on the picket lines of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Team, assemble!!” he captioned the photo.