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CHICAGO P.D. Recap: ‘A Good Man’ Says Goodbye

October 5, 2022 by  

CHICAGO PD Recap A Good Man

CHICAGO P.D. — “A Good Man” Episode 1003 — Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Wednesday, October 5 episode of CHICAGO P.D.]

CHICAGO P.D. said goodbye to Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) with season 10’s “A Good Man.”

Halstead found himself unintentionally in the middle of a mess when a robbery gone awry led to a good Samaritan, Lenny, taking a bullet. Jay quickly found himself connecting with the man, a vet…only to discover Lenny was in on the robbery, which was an attempt to get materials to cook meth.

Halstead and Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) went to speak to Lenny, who admitted his role–but also confessed he was dying, and asked them not to ruin his name to his family.

Upton wanted to call it in, but Halstead balked. “One bad act doesn’t make you a bad person,” Halstead said. “You and I both know that.”

Upton confronted her husband about his changed behavior over the past few weeks, and admitted she didn’t know what to do, but wanted to help him. Halstead, however, wanted to make the case another way, and set about getting to the bottom of the case without ruining Lenny’s name.

While investigating, Halstead was jumped—and killed the man while defending himself. Voight (Jason Beghe) and Upton found him on the scene and immediately started coming up with a cover story.

Halstead, realizing they had done this before, couldn’t take the pressure and opted to resign…and reenlisted.

“You were right, about me.,” Halstead told his devastated wife. “I’ve changed.”

“I didn’t mean resign,” Upton replied.

“I had to,” he replied. “It was the right thing to do.”

As such he was leaving immediately to go to Bolivia—for at least eight months.

“We’re gonna get through this, because you’re the love of my life,” Halstead said. “And if I’m yours—”

“Of course you are,” Upton interrupted.

“You know that you’re going to have to let me go,” he finished.

Voight caught up with his former colleague at the airport, and lamented Halstead opting to leave, knowing he could have been assigned anywhere and he would have helped make it happen.

“You don’t want to be me,” Voight said.

“It’s worse than that…I do,” Halstead replied. The two men said a solemn goodbye, and Halstead left Chicago.

“We did our very best to keep it fully grounded and authentic to who Halstead is,” showrunner Gwen Sigan said before the episode. “And really wanting it to be a showcase for Jesse, who has done such great work for 10 years, and wanting him to go out [on a high point]—which he did. He put in this beautiful performance. So we tried to take it really seriously.”

What did you think of Halstead’s exit?

CHICAGO P.D., Wednesdays, 10/9c, NBC


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