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Erin Lindsay

Erin Lindsay Season 3 (Original)

Erin Lindsay Season 1 (Original)

Full Name Erin Lindsay
Alias Shelby Lindsay, Catrina Lay
Status Alive
Information
Affiliation FBI
Chicago Police Department (Former)
Department Narcotics
Intelligence Unit (Former)
Occupation Police Officer
Rank Narcotics Agent
Detective (Former)
Relationships Jay Halstead
(Ex-Boyfriend/In Love With)
Kelly Severide
(ex-boyfriend;fling)
Landon
(drunk fling)
Family Hank Voight
(Foster father)
Camille Voight
(Foster mother)
Justin Voight
(Foster brother)
Barbara "Bunny" Fletcher
(mother)
Teddy Courtney
(half-brother)
Friends Nadia Decotis
(bestfriend)
Kim Burgess
(close friend;sisterly)
Appearances
Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4
First Appearance Stepping Stone
Last Appearance Fork in the Road
Portrayed by Sophia Bush

Detective Erin Lindsay is a former member of the CPD Intelligence Unit, and was partnered with Detective Jay Halstead, whom she was in a romantic relationship with.

At the end of Season 4, Lindsay accepts a job application for the FBI in exchange for the freedom of her mother, who was a murder suspect at the time. Her last appearance thereafter is in a photo found in her emptied apartment room by Jay.

Biography Edit

Little is known about Lindsay's early childhood except that her dad abused her and her mother was a drug addict. Lindsay grew up on the street and by the age of 14, she had already been arrested 5 times. The charges included misdemeanor, simple battery, retail theft, solicitation, and unlawful possession of cannabis.

At some point in her early teens, she became Sergeant Hank Voight's CI. Later, Voight and his wife took her in and raised her along with their own son, Justin Voight. When she was 16, Voight had her enrolled in the St. Ignatius School for a new start, however the girls at the school quickly found out about her past. St. Ignatius made a deal with Voight that if Lindsay was in a fight, she would be expelled. Lindsay opted to tolerate the bullying instead of disappointing Voight. Eventually she joined the CPD and joined the Intelligence Unit.

One of her first weeks of uniform she caught a young boy shop lifting. The boy took it out from his pocket and put it back. She got whatever she was getting and then heard gunshots. She ran outside and saw the boy lying dead on the ground while two men drove off. She still feels guilty about this and tells Lieutenant Kelly Severide about it.

She has a close working partnership with Detective Jay Halstead that could develop into something more personal later on. However, Voight has strictly forbidden any non-professional relationship between the two. This is partly due to Lindsay's implied commitment issues stemming from her rough childhood.

Lindsay has compassion for vulnerable young people as she can relate. She tries twice unsuccessfully to get a 17-year-old prostitute and heroin addict, Nadia, to enter drug rehab. In the season 1 finale, Lindsay has successfully helped Nadia with her drug addiction and currently helping her find a job. Nadia moves in with Lindsay and eventually becomes the administrative assistant for Intelligence Unit. Lindsay helps motivate Nadia to become a Chicago Police Officer. In season 2, Nadia is kidnapped, tortured, and killed by Dr. Greg Yates and Lindsay takes her death extremely hard, blaming herself and taking responsibility for "getting her killed."

The guilt proved too much to bear so she started unravelling. She hooked up with an old friend and did drugs and drank in excess, causing her to be late for work. In the season 2 finale, she resigned from the Intelligence Unit in order to get some space at her mother's discretion.

Lindsay's life kept spiraling downward, with Voight having given up on her and her mother taking advantage of her situation. Jay met Lindsay at some point and they part ways angrily, with Jay telling her to "tell" the real Lindsay that she made a bad call if she ever sees her again. But when Jay is kidnapped, Olinsky calls her and she comes back to get Jay out of the kidnapper's hand. Voight accepts it, albeit begrudgingly. After saving Jay, Voight gives Lindsay two conditions: She has to live with him and do weekly drug tests, and she has to cut off all ties with her mother, Bunny. Bunny tries to call her a lot, but Lindsay does not answer and when they finally meet, Bunny tries to convince her that Hank is making her do this, but Lindsay tells her that its her own decision.

At the end of Season Four, Lindsay committed brutality on a suspect in order to get the location of a boy he kidnapped and killed. Though the suspect was proven guilty, Lindsay's actions caused her to get snared into a losing battle with Internal Affairs. With her career in Chicago doomed and under threat of going to prison, Lindsay is forced into a job offer for the narcotics unit in New York. She is last seen bidding a tearful farewell to Voight, although she does not go to see the other members of the Intelligence Unit, including Jay.

Detective Lindsay Lindsay is portrayed by Sophia Bush.

In Chicago FireEdit

During a blackout, Lindsay visits Firehouse 51 to warn the firefighters about possible unsavory characters in or around the firehouse. She is first on scene when a thug named Vince Keeler attempts to attack a young man at the firehouse (revenge for Keeler's niece being hit by a car driven by the young man's drunk brother); Lieutenant Kelly Severide forces Keeler outside and is given a death threat.

Shortly after the blackout, Keeler and his gang kidnap Severide's sister Katie in retaliation. Lindsay is a go-between for updates on the case. Severide beats information about Katie's whereabouts out of one of Keeler's accomplices. This results in a successful reunion between Severide and Katie.

Lindsay talks to Katie in the hospital and it is implied that Keeler beat and raped her. Keeler manages to use a higher up in the CPD to be released. This angers both Severide and Otis, Katie's boyfriend. The two begin to plot revenge with two other firefighters, Capp and Clarke. Katie leaves Chicago for a fresh start and to be away from Keeler.

Keeler is discovered to be missing, with the keys to his Cadillac in the ignition. Lindsay immediately suspects both Severide and Otis. She runs an investigation of the two but comes up empty. It is implied that Severide and Katie's father, Benny, had murdered Keeler. Voight and Lindsay immediately remove Severide and Otis as suspects and bury the case.

Trivia Edit

  • She was born April 11-12 1985.

Gallery Edit

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Appearances
"Stepping Stone" "Wrong Side of the Bars" "Chin Check" "Now Is Always Temporary" "Thirty Balloons"
"Conventions" "The Price We Pay" "Different Mistakes" "A Material Witness" "At Least It's Justice"
"Turn the Light Off" "8:30 PM" "My Way" "The Docks" "A Beautiful Friendship"
Season 2 Appearances
"Call It Macaroni" "Get My Cigarettes" "The Weigh Station" "Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw" "An Honest Woman"
"Prison Ball" "They'll Have to Go Through Me" "Assignment of the Year" "Called in Dead" "Shouldn't Have Been Alone"
"We Don't Work Together Anymore" "Disco Bob" "A Little Devil Complex" "Erin's Mom" "What Do You Do"
"What Puts You On That Ledge" "Say Her Real Name" "Get Back to Even" "The Three Gs" "The Number of Rats"
"There's My Girl" "Push The Pain Away" "Born Into Bad News"
Season 3 Appearances
"Life is Fluid" "Natural Born Storyteller" "Actual Physical Violence" "Debts of the Past" "Climbing Into Bed"
"You Never Know Who's Who" "A Dead Kid, a Notebook and a Lot of Maybes" "Forget My Name" "Never Forget I Love You" "Now I'm God"
"Knocked The Family Right Out" "Looking Out For Stateville" "Hit Me" "The Song of Gregory Williams Yates" "A Night Owl"
"The Cases that Need to be Solved" "Forty-Caliber Bread Crumb" "Kasual with a K" "If We Were Normal" "In A Duffel Bag"
"Justice" "She's Got Us" "Start Digging"
Season 4 Appearances
"The Silos" "Made a Wrong Turn" "All Cylinders Firing" "Big Friends, Big Enemies" "A War Zone"
"Some Friend" "300,000 Likes" "A Shot Heard Around the World" "Don't Bury This Case" "Don't Read the News"
"You Wish" "Sanctuary" "I Remember Her Now" "Seven Indictments" "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"
"Emotional Proximity" "Remember the Devil" "Little Bit of Light" "Last Minute Resistance" "Grasping for Salvation"
"Fagin" "Army of One" "Fork in the Road"