Halstead Chicago PD Head
Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead on the Chicago P.D. forged. Pic credit score: Lori Allen/NBCUniversal

The Chicago P.D. forged is dropping Jesse Lee Soffer, bringing an finish to his run as Detective Jay Halstead on the present.

It was a surprising revelation when Soffer announced he was leaving Chicago P.D., elevating a whole lot of questions on what’s going to occur with Intelligence.

Not a whole lot of particulars have been revealed in regards to the plot factors that result in Halstead’s exit, nevertheless it has been famous that it will likely be early in Season 10.

It was lately introduced that Benjamin Levy Aguilar is returning for more episodes of Chicago P.D., and he was one among a number of One Chicago actors who spoke to Today about Soffer’s exit.

“It’s been like artwork imitating life in a manner, as a result of Jesse and I turned actually good pals and he’s been like a mentor for me. The identical manner he took within the character, he took me in as properly,” Aguilar stated whereas referencing his character, Dante Torres, and the way Jay Halstead welcomed him on the present.

“He’s an excellent human being and I’m gonna miss him,” Aguilar added about Soffer.

Soffer’s on-screen brother speaks about exit

Actor Nick Gehlfuss, who performs brother Dr. Will Halstead on Chicago Med, additionally spoke to Right now about Soffer leaving One Chicago and the void of not having Jay Halstead on the present any longer.

“It was not stunning to listen to you say that, that he welcomed you in, as a result of that’s precisely what he did for me,” Gehlfuss famous whereas referencing what Aguilar had additionally acknowledged.

“I’ll always remember that. It just a little intimidating for me when this all began. He took me beneath his wing,” Gehlfuss added.

Extra reactions to Soffer leaving Chicago P.D.

“The entire One Chicago household is certainly dropping a really properly cherished, very proficient actor. And so I really feel I really feel for the followers,” Chicago Hearth actress Kara Killmer acknowledged (she performs Sylvie Brett).

She echoed the sentiment that has been shared by many individuals who’ve labored with Soffer on the trio of exhibits which have crossed over up to now on NBC.

There are prone to be a whole lot of goodbye messages posted by his pals and associates when his closing episode airs this fall, however we don’t but know when that’s going to happen.

Just lately, the P.D. cast went out for drinks together whereas filming the brand new season of the present, so this might probably be a sign that they already know once we will final see Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead.

Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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