‘Chicago P.D.’ Boss Reveals How Sophia Bush’s Departure Will Be Handled In Season 5

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Come season five of Chicago P.D., the cop drama will have a new showrunner, and he’s going to make sure that we know exactly what happens to Sophia Bush’s character Detective Erin Lindsay.

Ahead of the new season of the NBC series, The Hollywood Reporter chatted with P.D.’s new showrunner Rick Eid, and he revealed that when the series returns, we will know Det. Lindsay’s future right away, which is great, because saying goodbye to Bush is going to be hard enough without wondering where her character is headed all season.

“I think they’ll probably handle it differently because they’re different characters but I think her absence is definitely something they’ll feel. And we’ll see it at different times,” Eid told The Hollywood Reporter about how he sees Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) dealing with Erin’s departure.

The good news is that it will all be explored during the season five premiere episode. “It’s definitely addressed in the season premiere and from time to time, we’ll feel it, whenever it feels right for the characters,” Eid continued. “Sometimes you might not even be talking about it but you might think that’s what’s going on, for example with Halstead. Her loss will impact him in a meaningful way.”

You’ll have to tune in next month to see how much of Bush’s character’s new role at the FBI in New York (which was teased last season) is explained, but in the meantime, you can focus on Jon Seda’s return to the cop series. At least that’s a big positive.

Chicago P.D. returns for season 5 on September 27, 2017 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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