Chicago P.D.‘s Voight may be a killer after last May’s finale, but his unit will be on the side of the grieving father and protector — except for one member of Intelligence.
Having actually seen Voight at the crime scene, Lindsay is “torn” about revealing what she knows to Commander Crowley about her boss’ act of vengeance following his son Justin’s death. The rest of the team, however, is “a little conflicted, but less so than you might imagine” when Season 4 premieres this Wednesday (NBC, 10/9c), executive producer Matt Olmstead says.
“They’re not excusing anything that Voight did, but they’re also a little bit appreciative,” the EP explains. “Because when it all went down, he had them go [on] a goose chase across town to seal them off so they wouldn’t see anything. In their minds, he protected them, and then he did whatever he did. So for the most part, the unit is back to work, albeit on eggshells a little bit.”
At the same time, Voight is carefully watching Lindsay to see what actions she may or may not take against him.
“Obviously, he cares for her. He doesn’t want to pressure her to do anything she doesn’t want to do,” Olmstead describes. The sergeant recognizes that his detective protégé “needs to make her own decisions,” so if her choice comes down to “cooperating with the ivory tower on what she saw or didn’t see, then he’ll have to roll the dice. But he would never collude with her or tell her to go one way or the other. So his state’s really in her hands.”
Click on the gallery to the right for a character-by-character Season 4 preview, featuring scoop on Lindsay and Halstead’s romantic future, Intelligence’s new partnership, Olinsky’s past and more.