Chicago P.D. Season 10: Which 3 characters won’t be back in the new season?

Chicago P.D. Season 10: Which 3 characters won't be back in the new season?
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Here is the list of characters who are reportedly not coming back in the latest season of the beloved show.

If you want to know which characters will not be returning this season, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the confirmed actors who fans are also aware of and who will definitely not return to the series as hinted by the writers in the present or potential future seasons. You can get a head start and know about the crucial details before the new episodes air on NBC.

Here’s a list of everyone we know who won’t be back in Chicago P.D. Season 10. 

Erin Lindsay

Chicago P.D. Season 10: Which 3 characters won't be back in the new season?

Former member of the CPD Intelligence Unit, Detective Erin Lindsay. Jay Halstead, a detective, was her partner. Sophia Bush played the part of her. In Fork in the Road, Lindsay attacked a suspect violently to find the whereabouts of a boy he had abducted and killed. Despite the fact that the suspect was found guilty, Lindsay’s actions led her into a losing conflict with Internal Affairs. She reluctantly accepts the offer to join a narcotics unit based in New York City as a result, and before leaving Chicago, Voight and she say their goodbyes in a tearful exchange.

As highlighted by One Chicago Center, she’s still alive and well on the East Coast, so if the writers ever decided to bring her back for a cameo, it’s possible. But Sophia Bush’s tense relationship with some of the cast and crew is the real reason Lindsay won’t be back for season 11. Bush has been open about her time on the show and how she frequently felt uneasy while it was being shot. It’s safe to assume that Lindsay’s character will stay safely off-screen because the animosity between the two camps hasn’t changed since Bush left.

Alvin Olinsky

Chicago P.D. Season 10: Which 3 characters won't be back in the new season?

Alvin Olinsky was a Chicago Police detective and a member of the Intelligence Unit in Chicago P.D. He was a member of the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Venice, Italy, at some point before he joined the CPD in the 1970s. Making him an intriguing counterpoint for the IU’s younger members. After joining, he was given the “Gang Unit” and “Organized Crime” assignments before being given the “Intelligence” assignment at Voight’s request. Sadly, if you have been watching the series for a while you might be aware of a very crucial part of the Chicago P.D. plot! 

Yes! You guessed it right which is Olinksky’s death in the fifth season that eliminates him from the list of characters who could return to the Chicago Police Department. He was sentenced to prison for murder and was subsequently stabbed to death while incarcerated. It would feel strange to see Olinksy make a comeback because Voight is still grieving the loss of his friend. His absence has more than enough of an effect on the characters. So, he is one of the characters who will definitely not return to the series after finishing his arc in the prior seasons. 

Anna Avalos

Chicago P.D. Season 10: Which 3 characters won't be back in the new season?

Anna Avalos was Voight’s undercover informant in Season 9, which was portrayed by Carmela Zumbado.  If you have watched the last season, you’ll know that Avalos had a son named Rafa with a man she was in a relationship with before she met Sergeant Hank Voight. Her family has a history with the gang she was an undercover member of, the Los Temidos. She kills Javier Escano with a knife after deciding she no longer wanted to be Voight’s CI, then tries to run away but is apprehended by Hank, Upton, and Halstead. 

When they hear police sirens approaching, Anna becomes frightened and shoots Voight in the shoulder; in response, Hailey instinctively shoots her twice in the chest. Voight carries Anna to the hospital, but she tragically passes away from her wounds there, leaving Voight to lament the loss. So, it’s obvious that the way Voight and Upton handle cases going forward will be influenced by the way the Anna situation was handled poorly. Sadly, Anna won’t be coming back to PD in season 10, or any other season for that matter due to her fate.

Chicago P.D. Season 10: When will the new episode premiere?

The 10th episode is scheduled to release on Wednesday, January 4, 2022, at the same time scheduled for 10/9 C on the NBC channel. We would like to highlight that the official episode title and synopsis of the new episodes have not been revealed as of December 9, 2022, but it is expected to continue from the ninth episode, which will follow the basic premise of the show that will be expanded further. In the meantime, we suggest viewers to take a look at the official promo below: 

Chicago P.D. Season 10: A quick recap of the season so far

Episode 1: Let It Bleed – September 21, 2022: The episode is directed by Chad Saxton and written by Gwen Sigan. The episode was viewed by 5.48 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Still reeling from the death of informant Anna, Voight faces a new threat as he tries to keep the neighborhood clean; new wrinkles develop in the Upton, Halstead, and Voight dynamic; the team gets a new chief.”

Episode 2: The Real You – September 28, 2022: The episode is directed by Lisa Robinson and written by Gavin Harris. The episode was viewed by 5.44 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When a convicted murderer hijacks a prison van, the team scrambles to find him and the abducted prison guard before it’s too late; Burgess questions Ruzek’s motives in a case, creating tension between the two.”

Episode 3:  A Good Man – October 5, 2022: The episode is directed by Carl Seaton and written by Scott Gold. The episode was viewed by 5.95 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The team investigates a string of brutal pharmacy robberies, and Halstead connects with one of the victims about their Army careers; Upton suspects there is more to the story and confides in Voight.”

Episode 4: Dónde Vives – October 12, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Kevin Deiboldt. The episode was viewed by 5.65 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “A shocking murder pulls rookie officer Dante Torres into his own neighborhood; as Voight and Atwater help him navigate the case and manage tricky personal dynamics with wary neighbors, Torres realizes his life may be forever changed.”

Episode 5: Pink Cloud – October 19, 2022: The episode is directed by Chad Saxton and written by Gwen Sigan. The episode was viewed by 5.58 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Upton’s dogged pursuit of a missing teenage girl leads the team into a dark web of human trafficking; chief O’Neal becomes involved with the unit’s investigation when it becomes evident his son, Sean, has a connection to the missing girl.”

Episode 6: Sympathetic Reflex – November 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Bethany Rooney and written by Ike Smith. The episode was viewed by 5.06 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Atwater’s reactions during a tense arrest are called into question; the team must dig in to uncover key evidence that could aid in the ongoing investigation and clear Atwater’s name.”

Episode 7: Into the Deep – November 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Takashi Doscher and written by Scott Gold. The episode was viewed by 4.74 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When actionable evidence finally surfaces against Sean O’Neal, Upton and the team work relentlessly to build a case in secret; they discover Sean is more elusive and dangerous than anticipated.”

Episode 8: Under the Skin – November 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Marc Roskin and written by Gavin Harris. The episode was viewed by 4.74 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “To distract Intelligence from the investigation into his son, Chief O’Neal forces the team to handle a “dead fish” case; when that dead fish turns into a complicated heater case, Burgess is thrown back into difficult memories from her past.” 

Episode 9: Proof of Burden – December 7, 2022: This episode was recently released at the same time scheduled for 10/9 C on NBC. The episode is directed by Chad Saxton and written by Gwen Sigan. It was viewed by 5.39 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “After a shocking discovery, the team begins closing in on Sean O’Neal with every shred of evidence they can find; determined to keep his son out of prison, Chief O’Neal hires a lawyer.” 

Chicago P.D. Season 10: Where to stream the new episodes?

When available, the entire One Chicago franchise will be available to stream on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel in their respective time slots. The previous seasons of the One Chicago franchise are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV,  based on the user’s location.

Catch up on the prior episodes while you wait for more updates on Chicago P.D. Season 10.

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