Chicago police department’s detectives Erin Lindsay and Jay Halstead are one couple fans shipped for several seasons. Fortunately, “Chicago P.D.” Season 4 finally saw the pair move in together. The next logical step for the lovers is to get engaged. Will Halstead pop the question to his lady love?
Not so fast. Sophia Bush, who plays Lindsay, and Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Halstead on the NBC series, told TVLine that there are no plans for their characters to walk down the aisle anytime soon. Soffer cautioned Linstead shippers, “People live together for a while. We’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. They’re career cops. Hold on a second! Let them focus on their professionalism for a minute!”
Bush agreed with her co-star on her character getting engaged, “I don’t think that’s Erin’s priority in any way.” The “Chicago P.D.” actress also revealed that, for now, Lindsay and Halstead are going to enjoy living together, “It’s two people who’ve been in a relationship a long time, who said, ‘Alright, let’s give it a try,’ and they’re just seeing how it goes … It’s cool that it’s just sort of working. There doesn’t need to be any drama.”
The upcoming episodes on the police procedural will show the duo cohabitating at Lindsay’s apartment.
The most interesting upcoming storyline for the couple is the introduction of Lindsay’s absentee father Jimmy Sanguinetti (Tony Crane). Her dad reenters her life and creates a lot of family drama for the ace cop. Fortunately, his arrival will also strengthen her relationship with her boyfriend.
Lindsay is also going to learn some things about her deadbeat dad. “I know that a couple of facts that Erin thought she knew about her dad turn out to not be true,” Bush said.
Instead of leaning on her mentor Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) for support, Lindsay will take Halstead’s support.
“Chicago P.D.” Season 4 returns with episode 6 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.