Warning: The next incorporates spoilers from Wednesday’s Chicago P.D. Proceed accordingly.
Chicago P.D.‘s Tracy Spiridakos discovered herself diving in a large water tank in Los Angeles this previous January, filming her a part of the frilly stunt that kicked off Wednesday’s episode.
The harrowing sequence noticed Upton (performed by Spiridakos) exit for a jog, the place she witnessed a automotive swerve after which plunge into the Chicago River. With nobody else round, the Intelligence cop dove into the freezing water and rescued the driving force, who wasn’t a lot a sufferer as he was the principle suspect of their case.
Spiridakos’ stunt double Kelli Scarangello braved the partially frozen Chicago water — barges had been used to maneuver chunks of ice away — whereas the actress labored with an underwater stunt crew in tanks on the West Coast to make all the pieces come collectively seamlessly on display.
“I needed to dive into the water sporting a winter coat… and I’m not a terrific diver,” Spiridakos tells TVLine. “I’m extra of a cannonball particular person, so making an attempt to learn to how to do this half gracefully took some apply.”
In preparation for the massive stunt, which was filmed over a number of days, she labored carefully with diving instructors to study vital security protocols like accessing the oxygen tank in addition to the way to look snug within the water whereas hitting her particular cues.
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Through the episode, titled “Nonetheless Water,” Upton grappled with the guilt of rescuing the person, who was a serial stalker and had assaulted dozens of different girls. By the top of the hour, she discovered herself once more holding his destiny in her arms: Ought to she assist somebody who’d damage so many, or let him drown within the pool after their massive scuffle?
“That was that second, simply sitting on high and pondering that she may [let him drown] after which deciding to not and going again in,” Spiridakos explains. In the long run, Upton selected to avoid wasting the person quite than cross that metaphorical line as she’d achieved previously.
“The choice to go in is that progress in her,” she provides. “There was no person round, and he or she’s like, ‘I wish to do the appropriate factor… She had a second of fascinated about what she was going to do, who she was going to be, after which made the choice.”
After an emotionally tasking hour, balanced with refreshing Atwater/Upton banter, Spiridakos hopes the Chicago officer’s journey within the remaining episodes this season consists of extra of these uncommon on-screen moments together with her Intelligence buds.
“Burgess [Marina Squerciati] and I haven’t actually had any episodes collectively the place we’re simply mates and having a dialog, so I hope to see extra of that,” Spiridakos shares.
As for Upton’s husband Jay Halstead, “there are going to be some Halstead moments, for positive. I don’t doubt that.”