Fans of One Chicago are well accustomed to character and actor departures. Like other long-running franchises, the Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD shows from the One Chicago franchise have experienced their fair share of cast changes throughout the years.
While some of these casting departures were anticipated, the majority have surprised fans and resulted in the exits of several cherished characters over the franchise’s combined 20-plus seasons.
Sophia Bush’s resignation from her role as Detective Erin Lindsay after four seasons and close to 100 episodes was one of the most unexpected departures in the franchise’s history.
After being a major part of the programme for the first four seasons, Bush left the series following the season four finale, with her character moving to New York City to work for the FBI. Even after all these years, fans continue to speculate about the reasons of Lindsay’s resignation and the likelihood of her returning to the Intelligence Unit.
Why Did Sophia Bush Decide to Quit Chicago PD?
While the majority of One Chicago cast members have left due to the natural progression of their characters’ plotlines or the actor’s decision not to sign on for additional seasons at the end of their contracts, Sophia Bush’s leave was somewhat more controversial.
Bush confirmed after her departure that she left the show for personal reasons due to what she described to Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert as “a continual onslaught of abusive conduct.”
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According to Bush, she remained with the show for as long as she did because she was concerned about the crew and cast losing their jobs if she left. However, when situations did not change, she opted to leave the show, resulting in the departure of her character.
“What I’ve realised is that I’ve been so conditioned to be a nice girl, a workhorse, and a tugboat that I’ve always put the crew, the performance, and the group ahead of my own health,” Bush explained. My body was really breaking apart because I was so miserable.
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Will Sophia Bush Return to Chicago PD in the Future?
Although we would love to see Erin Lindsay return, even if just to solve one more case with her former partners, it is quite doubtful that Sophia Bush will ever return to Chicago PD due to the circumstances surrounding her resignation.
Despite the fact that we’ve learned never to say never, Bush has never looked back since leaving Chicago PD, and it’s evident that she encountered a number of troubling situations during the show’s early seasons. Given that she left the programme on poor terms, it seems unlikely that she would be interested in returning, even in a guest role.
Sophia Bush is shedding some light on why she decided to walk away from being Detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago PD: https://t.co/Rs0xmu7TtD
— E! News (@enews) December 18, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chicago PD Scheduled to End in 2022?
NBC has confirmed that Chicago P.D. will return for its tenth season in the fall of 2022.
Where May We View Chicago PD?
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Why Did Chicago Fire Get Cancelled?
Chicago Fire has not been cancelled, so fans need not fear! In 2020, NBC renewed the series for a total of three seasons, thus there is still one more season to come.
Has Chicago Med Been Cancelled?
NBC Insider has good news for One Chicago fans: Chicago Med will return for its eighth season in the fall of 2022.
Is There Actually an Intelligence Unit in Chicago?
The majority of Chicago P.D. is fictitious and not based on actual police work. However, a portion of it is based on reality. Chicago P.D. is a spinoff of the classic television series Chicago Fire that focuses on a police intelligence unit led by Detective Sergeant Henry “Hank” Voight.