November 26, 2022

Jesse Lee Soffer Speaks Out After His Exit From ‘Chicago P.D.’

Jesse Lee Stoffer Speaks Out After Exit From Chicago PD

Jesse Lee Soffer

Is that this the top? Jesse Lee Soffer addressed his exit from Chicago P.D. after Jay Halstead made the troublesome choice to maneuver on.

“I left all of it on the market for this one. Episode 1003 of Chicago PD, ‘A Good Man’ airs tonight at 10/9 central on NBC. Who’s watching with me?” the actor, 38, captioned a number of stills from the episode on Wednesday, October 5.

Through the episode, viewers adopted Jay as he made the choice to go away Chicago. After breaking the regulation whereas on a case, the detective selected to resign from Intelligence. He revealed to his spouse, Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), that he can be becoming a member of an Military group in Bolivia for eight weeks to cope with his private points.

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Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead and Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton.
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“I took the job. I’ll be posted in Bolivia. It’s black and white. It’s good and dangerous. It’s proper and incorrect. It’s no extra of this. I would like that. I would like that again,” Jay defined throughout the emotional second. “It’s not eternally. It’s eight months, perhaps somewhat longer. However I swear to you that we’re going to get via this since you’re the love of my life, and if I’m yours, then you definately’ll know that you must let me go.”

Soffer, who has performed the character throughout a number of Dick Wolf reveals since 2014, shocked followers when he revealed earlier this yr that he can be leaving the NBC sequence.

“I wish to thank the unimaginable followers for his or her unwavering help throughout the previous 10 years and wish to categorical my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everybody at Wolf Leisure, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan, NBC, Common Tv, my fellow castmates and our unimaginable crew,” the New York native instructed Selection in an announcement in August. “To create this hour drama week after week has been a labor of affection by everybody who touches the present. I’ll all the time be happy with my time as Det. Jay Halstead.”

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Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead
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On the time, Soffer’s onscreen love curiosity confirmed her help for his choice, writing through Instagram, “Jesse, what can I say, you’re the very best. Thanks in your kindness, your steerage and your friendship. You’re the best onscreen husband a woman may ask for. I’ll miss being on set with you each day. I can’t wait to see what the world has in retailer for you subsequent. #upsteadforever.”

Forward of his departure, showrunner Gwen Sigan opened up about how Jay and Hailey’s marriage shall be affected.

“It’s actually been a problem, however I’m actually happy with the place we got here out of it, as a result of I believe we’ve given Upton a extremely fascinating story this season as to how she offers with this. She’s somebody that’s so loyal and so hooked up to him,” she instructed Selection in September. “It’s not only a marriage, in addition they are companions and so they’re companions in a job that may be a stress cooker. Their lives are in danger on a regular basis, particularly how we play it on the present.”

The screenwriter continued: “To all of the sudden not have that second half of who you’re places you in a really susceptible and uncooked place. As we all know, Upton could be very robust and he or she’s additionally somebody who’s very guarded and likes to have management of her feelings and likes to have the ability to cope with issues. This places her in an fascinating spot, and we positively see the way it falls out. That’s been actually thrilling to jot down and I believe shall be one thing actually fascinating for Tracy to play. She’s been killing it.”