"There's something really primal about the idea of being a rookie—it hits that horrible, eternal sense of feeling like a fraud, like a kid dressed in grown-up clothes, trying to pretend you know what you're doing. And I thought, what if you were feeling just like that—but with a gun?"
- Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer
Last season the officers at 15 Division unearthed their sins of the past – dug through it, aired it out, and paved the way to move forward. They have all grown and are more resilient than ever. During Season 6, they will have to learn to embrace living in the gray areas, because life is complicated and the best laid plans are just that. But sometimes it’s the unpredictable things life throws our way that turn out to be exactly what we need.
Season 5 picked up with two lives hanging in the balance. Officers Sam Swarek and Chloe Price had been shot in the line of duty and both were in critical care at Memorial Hospital. But life at 15 Division had to go on. Our officers swore an oath to serve and protect, no matter the consequences. But as the shell-shocked officers struggled to pull the pieces of their lives back together, they couldn't help but wonder -- would things ever work out the way they're supposed to? It was a season of life-altering decisions, and with Andy McNally's heart torn in two between Sam and Nick Collins, she welcomed the professional distraction of training challenging new rookie Duncan Moore, and learned that sometimes even making the right choice can have serious consequences.
Meanwhile, Dov Epstein found himself reeling from Chloe's marriage revelation and had to decide if he could still trust her. Dov's friendship with Chris Diaz was also be tested as Chris headed down a dark path - one that threatened not only his friendships, but his job. Traci Nash progressed as a detective and in her relationship with Det. Steve Peck, until Leo's father, Dex, launched a nasty custody battle, prompting Steve to get in the middle. Gail Peck opened up more and more to Holly, but despite her newfound happiness, she had to learn how to deal with conflict without resorting to her "Gail" way to keep her.
Season 4 was a rollercoaster ride of change and growth for every single one of our officers, with some embracing and adapting to their new realities better than others.