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CHICAGO P.D. — “Closure” Episode 901 — Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

Chicago PD: Will Voight’s latest cover-up come back to haunt him?

“Closure” saw Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) cover up a murder again. Though Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) challenged him throughout the Chicago PD season 9 premiere, she ultimately kept secret the fact that she had killed the man who shot Kim Burgess. And Roy’s co-conspirator Mark Irwin conveniently died near the end of the episode. With Mark deceased and Voight having taken his cell phone, plus erasing a laptop video that would have incriminated both officers, the Intelligence Unit again escaped potential disaster.

Voight has gotten away with a lot of questionable behavior, usually because there’s a greater evil that he’s taken down. But to the writers’ credit season 5 showed him close to being exposed for murdering his son’s killer before Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) died. And Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (recurring guest star) is a smart lady, albeit trusting of Voight. It would be interesting and very dramatic if the FBI—which Miller said she was calling in—finds something later this season and reignites the case. Who knows what, since everyone involved is dead, but if Chicago PD wants to continue the conversation about modern policing that would be the way to do it.

It would also give some more great material to Tracy Spiridakos. Upton started out as a by the book officer before she joined Intelligence, and then turned into more of Voight’s protege, but Chicago PD didn’t shy away from her questioning him. While ultimately Upton chose her loyalty to him and the team over anything else, if something were to prompt her to change her mind or even think about changing it, the dramatic tension would be fantastic. We’ll have to see if the writers really are going to tie up this story as neatly as they did or if they’re willing to go back to it, the same way they did with the Kevin Atwater and racist cop storyline.

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