After they establish that someone intentionally set fire to the warehouse and killed tons of kids partying at the rave, Intelligence is on the hunt to figure out who is responsible.
Voight’s team worked every possible angle. Their first – a serial arsonist who lived near the warehouse and had a history of lighting things on fire, including his own family.
They weren’t able to track him down but their friend led them to a dead-end.
Then they found out the owner of the warehouse was apparently getting threatened by someone and owed them money. Through a vigilant neighbor, they were able to find their their next lead. After some rough housing with Voight, he admitted to threatening to the owner, but not to burning down a building. Voight’s not buying it until they get a call from Med that one of the victims who suffered severe burns had some information that might help their case.
Tara revealed that she saw a man wearing a skull ring carry a paper bag, which he then placed behind a couch and stepped on. After that, he ran for the door and she was blinded by an exploding light.
Shortly after, Intelligence got the call that Olinsky’s daughter Lexi didn’t make it and they were more than determined to find their arsonist.
After Bowden told them that a pyro always returns to the scene of the crime, they geared up and went to the vigil being held at the warehouse. There, Lindsey spotted a man that matched Tara’s description standing in the crowd. When he realized she was watching him, he made a break for it, bumping into Halstead and Rozek along the way. Eventually, he was cornered in an alley and confronted by a very pissed of Voight.
Despite having the whole city involved, Voight wasn’t going to play this by the books 100%. After all, he needed to get justice for his longtime friend who suffered a sever loss. Unfortunately, we never got to see Voight in beast mode because Olinsky crashed the party, ready to take this guy out.
Voight knew that there was no way they could get away with killing this 20-year-old – they needed to give 39 families some closure. When Antonio came by, Olinsky lied and said the kid confessed. Voight backed him up on it, knowing damn well it was a lie, but it was the least he could do for his friend….
Seriously, poor Olinsky.
Important to Note
- We didn’t touch upon that kiss shared between Burgess and Rozek
- Voight didn’t question why Rozek had returned and replaced Kenny Rixton.
- We don’t know if we’ll see Kenny again.
- The case takes a personal toll on Halstead who shoots and kills a suspect. Definitely not the outcome he was hoping for but this is the job.
To be continued….