The latest intelligence recruit in the 10th season of Chicago Police makes Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and his team look silly. The NBC police series, set in Chicago, is preparing for its tenth year, and with it new surprises for fans. This includes bringing in another member of the intelligence team, Hank Voight (Jason Bech), who could help them investigate more cases and make the city safer.
While Intelligence has so far kept most of its members intact throughout the Chicago Police force, the series created by Dick Wolf has also undergone some cast changes over the years. Voight’s team has suffered significant losses, including the departure of Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) and Antonio Dawson (John Seda), to name just a few. It’s been a couple of years since Intelligence unveiled a new face, and it’s finally going to happen in the 10th season of Chicago Police, when the team expands with one new member.
When the 10th season of “Chicago Police” returns, Voight will welcome a new member – Officer Dante Torres. The character, played by Benjamin Levi Aguilar, first appeared as a guest star in season 9 as a rookie with a troubled past. Despite his far from perfect past, he has proved that he is ready to join the Force. The problem is that Aguilar has already played another character in the procedural created by Dick Wolf. In the premiere of the seventh season of “Chicago Police”, the actor played Franco Chavaro — one of the suspects in the murder of the newly elected Brian Kelton (John C. McGinley). It’s so strange that Intelligence, especially Halstead, who led the operation against Chavaro, does not understand how similar he and Torres are. Since Voight and his team are well trained to notice even the smallest details in order to solve a case, he or anyone else in the squad should have at least made this observation to smooth out Aguilar’s abrupt double spell.
Why Benjamin Aguilar Plays Two Characters in the Chicago Police
From a narrative point of view, there is no connection between Torres and Chavaro — which means that Aguilar playing them both is nothing but a casting coincidence. In the narrative of the 10th season of the Chicago Police, Torres and Chavaro are two different people. Otherwise, it would be a big problem if the Intelligence missed the connection between the pair, and the characters could not be more different from each other. While Chavaro continues to do illegal things in Chicago, Torres comes from a Force training camp and has an imperfect past, but works hard to get on the right path and stay on the right path by joining the Force. At this point, it’s unlikely that NBC will try to link them to justify one actor playing different roles in the same series.
It is unknown why NBC decided to re-involve Aguilar in the Chicago police force, knowing that he had previously played another character. It might just be because of his acting abilities, not to mention his chemistry with Voight and Halstead, as well as the rest of the Intelligence. In any case, moving forward shouldn’t be a problem; and can ultimately be seen as a welcome development, since it’s been a while since Intelligence got a new member, let alone someone who was directly taken from the training pool.