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Why Chicago P.D. Fans Can't Stop Talking About Upstead After Season 9 Episode 10

Over the course of its nine-season run, the TV series "Chicago P.D." has drawn a number of fans, both of its own, and from the larger "One Chicago" TV universe, which also encompasses fellow NBC series "Chicago Med" and "Chicago Fire." While some viewers are invested in the ongoing storylines, others are drawn to the characters that populate the 21st District police station.

One of the romantic pairings that have drawn the attention of fans is that of Hailey Upton, played by Tracy Spiridakos, and Jay Halstead, played by Jesse Lee Soffer. Halstead has been on the show for the entirety of its run, first appearing in the pilot episode, while Upton made her first appearance in the 4th season. Following the departure of Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) in the 5th season, Halstead and Upton were paired together, and their professional relationship turned romantic, culminating in a proposal and engagement in the Season 9 premiere.

Fans of the show have chosen the portmanteau Upstead to signify the duo and were unable to stop talking about them after Season 9, Episode 10, "Home Safe." Here's why the pair caused such a stir among "Chicago P.D." viewers.

The rest of the team found out about the duo's marriage

Hailey Upton and Jay Halstead finally tied the knot in "A Way Out," which was Episode 9 of Season 9, following their engagement. This is when the rest of the team finds out, as characterized by Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) spotting the wedding band on Upton's hand as she's putting on gloves at a crime scene. He then looks to Halstead's hand and notices a ring there, too, causing him to say "You guys got married," which Halstead confirms with a "Yeah, we did."

Fans were giddy about the development on Twitter, with user @5021_chuckles writing, "The shirt, the rings, him on her desk, I can't do this guys," highlighting a scene from the episode where the two are talking about a suspect. Twitter user @upstcad pointed out how the two were displaying their wedding rings without concern, saying "being casually married is so them." 

Fellow tweeter @thingthatworks focused on another scene where Upton and Halstead work together to apprehend a fleeing suspect, listing it as "the husband and wife takedown," while fellow "Chicago P.D." fan @imjustwritingg quipped "he found the time," contrasting Halstead's confirmation of the marriage with a scene earlier in the series where he replied to a question about being married with, "I haven't really found the time for that."

Fans are sure to keep discussing the married couple with every new episode of "Chicago P.D.," which airs on Wednesday nights on NBC.