The Chicago PD winter finale ended with one officer down and one detective gone.
- The storyline this week surrounded Nadia’s friend, who was overdosing in Lindsay’s apartment. That led intelligence to a strip club, where they staged a robbery, in order to stop a heroin ring.
- Olinsky is patching things up with his wife. When he goes home, he finds two of the drug dealers holding her hostage. They want all of their “product” back. If not, she dies. Olinsky goes with one of them to the precinct, gives him the drugs, but shoots and kills him before giving it to him. He then enlists Voight’s help and saves his wife.
- All criminals have one thing in common; a judge, which leads them to a judicial clerk whose the kingpin of the whole operation. Ding, ding, the case is solved. Although, not the easiest day for IU.
- Burgess suffered through a brutal day working with Roman and his ex-partner/crush Jen. They bickered, they fought, they called each other names. All in the life of a police officer on the dangerous streets of Chicago.
- Jen and Roman had a fling but she moved on with someone else. Things got ugly when Roman crashed the engagement party starting a huge fight with the new fiancee.
- Platt assigned the trio to check out some potentially dangerous terrorist hoping to attack a foreign president on his visit to Chi-town. While the exes are too caught up in their love drama, Burgess goes to knock on one of the “suspects” doors and gets shot. That’s how the episode ended. It was extreme, heartbreaking, and an example of what police go through every day.
- Anyone else think of how heartbreaking it will be when Ruzek finds out about his girl and the fact that she might not make it? There goes the lid on that secret relationship.
- Lindsay continues to debate whether she should take the new position running her own federal task force. She’s fed up with solving gang crimes on the streets. After she gets Voight’s blessing, she decides to go for it, leaving intelligence.
- With Lindsay gone there’s a spot for one more. Burgess would have been top choice… but now what? Talk about bad timing.
- With Lindsay off the unit, is it finally time for that long awaited, highly anticipated Lindsey and Halstead relationship?
- I don’t want to see Lindsay go. Can she stay???
What do you think will happen during the winter premiere? Will Burgess survive? Will Lindsay go through with the new job? Will IU remain all male for awhile or will Nadia get her big break and fill in? Sound off below!
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Chicago PD Review – Instinct (8×07)
The only thing more dangerous than a drug dealer taking out other drug dealers is an unstable CI.
And that’s just what Intelligence encountered on Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 7.
Man, that was one hell of an episode. It was messy, emotional, heartbreaking, and, at times, frustrating.
It’s been a while since an episode focused solely on Adam Ruzek kept me on the edge of my seat, but Patrick Flueger brought his all to this episode. I felt every single one of his emotions.
Chicago PD Review – Equal Justice (8×06)
It’s been a while since we’ve had an episode dedicated to Jay Halstead, but some things never change.
On Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 6, Halstead once again got too personally invested in a case featuring a suspect-turned-unlikely-ally.
There was nothing wrong with the episode, per se, as it was a solid standalone episode with a strictly procedural-format. However, compared with other recent episodes that took a more personal approach, it fell flat.
There was a feeble attempt at making the situation personal to Halstead as he briefly mentioned seeing his own father in Latrell, a man who would do anything for his son, but it didn’t come close to the greatness that we’ve seen from the Burgess and Atwater-focused episodes lately.
Chicago PD Review – Burgess Makes a Big Decision (8×05)
Burgess started off the hour getting drunk and hooking up with Ruzek, but by the end of Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 5, she was driving home as a foster mom.
As they say, a lot can change in the span of 24 hours!
Burgess-centric episodes are always top-notch; they’re right up there next to Atwater-centric episodes. And the powers that be even blessed us with a Burgess and Atwater scene, which has become all too scarce these days.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Burgess and Ruzek team-up, but as this episode proves, it’s nice — and even enlightening — when other members of Intelligence interact with each other. They don’t have to be siloed to their romantic partners all the time.
Burgess and Atwater had such a close relationship in the early seasons of the series that it makes sense that he would be her go-to for advice. It was nice to see that acknowledged again.
While Burgess seemed to have her mind mostly made up about wanting to foster Makayla, running it by Atwater, who could remain impartial (unlike Ruzek) and had some personal experience with raising kids, helped solidify her decision.
Burgess obviously understands the hardships of fostering a child, especially a child that has undergone trauma, but with everything going on in the world, it was important that she also factored in race and her career into her decision.
After having considered every angle, Burgess determined she was up for the challenge. My only hope is that the series specifically addresses how she’s going to juggle being a foster mom with her demanding career. Will she take on less while she navigates motherhood?
It was also important for Ruzek to weigh in on her decision, and I’m glad she ran it by him because it’s an acknowledgment that it will affect their relationship as well.
Prior to her decision to foster, #Burzek spent the night together. He even suggested that they start seeing each other on a regular basis. Admittedly, I get way too giddy whenever Burgess and Ruzek are together; they fit so well and their chemistry is palpable.
If you keep going back to the same person over and over again, you’re either crazy or in love. In this case, I think they’re crazy in love but choosing to remain cautious.
When Burgess mentioned that she wanted the whole “mess” of a boyfriend, a wedding in a banquet hall, and babies, she may have been trying to scare Ruzek away, but it wasn’t working because he wants all of that too.
Adding Makayla into the equation obviously shakes things up, but I think Ruzek will step up to the plate and be a huge source of support for them.
And hopefully, Burgess will accept the help and stop pushing him away. It’s about time that they just admit that they have feelings for each other and that they’re better off together than apart.
Either way, we know Ruzek is going to be involved in this child’s life in some shape or form because, romantic relationship or not, he’s always going to be in Burgess’s life.
Whereas Atwater came from a place of acknowledging that the journey is tough but rewarding, Ruzek wanted to make sure that Burgess wasn’t trying to replace what they lost when she miscarried.
It was a valid concern.
The thought that Burgess was just trying to fill a void crossed my mind, but you can tell Burgess cares about Makayla and feels genuinely connected to her.
They’ve both gone through trauma, so maybe together they can start the healing process.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t turn into a ball of mushy goo when Burgess looked into her rearview mirror and saw Makayla smiling back at her. It’s the first time we’ve seen that precious little girl smile, which means that Makayla feels comfortable and trusts Burgess.
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