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Chicago PD Review – Pink Cloud (1005)

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Pink Cloud" Episode 1005 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)



After that action-packed hour, all I have to say is whoa, I didn’t see that coming!

Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 5 kickstarted a brand new, multi-episode case involving the chief’s son, Sean. And while I initially suspected him, much like Upton, I was totally convinced by his charade that he’s a good guy. Sean was helpful, knowledgable, and seemed well-intentioned. 

The episode kicked off with Hailey Upton trying to distract herself from the pain of losing Halstead by taking on all the overtime work that she possibly could. It’s not a terrible solution, but it’s also not a sustainable one. Eventually, she’s going to have to face the music head-on, but the latest case, involving a young woman who was being trafficked for sex, is a good one to keep her occupied for the time being. 

Upton found the girl in a factory while working another overtime case, but when she tried to free her, she was clunked in the head and knocked unconscious.

When one of the cops found her shortly after, she was disoriented but certain that they needed to help the young woman she encountered. From there, the case got a new life on its own as Upton poured everything into finding Abby.

Without any leads or any information about the girl in the abandoned factory, Intelligence went off of footage that they found roughly 36 hours prior that showed a white male bringing her to the location. They located a trap house nearby and decided to check it out, which is where they found Sean, the son of Chief Patrick O’Neal. Naturally, Upton brought him in for questioning as he claimed to be there looking for the same girl, Abby, which didn’t sit well with the Chief. He was mad (very mad) that his son was being interrogated and basically chewed out Voight loudly enough for everyone to hear, even dragging Upton’s personal life into the mix to try to discredit her.

This, in turn, motivated her more than ever, and when Sean offered to help find Abby, she jumped at the opportunity. Since Abby had no record, no parents, and was basically a runway from DCFS, Intelligence had absolutely nothing to go off of, but Sean was their only lead and he was a good start as he had a lot of information about her. He allowed Upton to ask questions at the safe house he ran for troubled teens, which is where she found Blake, a teen who had access to Abby’s cellphone number. 

Sean helped convince Blake to turn the phone over to help find Abby, and when they did, they were able to locate a suspect, Kenning, a finance bro who matched the description of the offender in the abandoned factory. When they got to his house, they confirmed that he was involved when they saw photos of Abby on the computer. He was selling her for sex, which at least guaranteed that she was still alive. 

They decided to check out all of the other properties connected to Kenning, including an abandoned warehouse owned by his brothers in Humboldt Park, but on their way, Upton got a call from Sean who informed her that he got a distress call from Abby who gave him the location of where she was being kept. 

When they got to the address, there was no sign of her, but Sean spotted a pink shirt. From there, they moved out to the warehouse in Humboldt Park that they were initially going to check. Upon arrival, they heard gunshots on the roof, and when Upton ran up there, she saw Abby standing over Kenning’s body. She said he tried to kill her so she acted.

She was terrified and panicked, which was understandable given everything she’s been through, and Upton did her best to try to calm her and move her away from the ledge. When she saw that nothing was working, she mentioned that Sean has been assisting in the case, noting that he’s gone above and beyond to find her, and shortly after, Abby jumped to her death. 

The whole situation after Upton mentioned Sean was unsettling, which triggered an even deeper investigation on her part. By the next morning, Upton had a stack of “missing girl” files that she claimed linked back to Sean, who has been using the safehouse as a cover while trafficking girls. The claims were bold, but they weren’t unwarranted as Sean did lend himself to the investigation in a way that largely allowed him to control it. And though Upton didn’t have proof connecting Sean to the man who took Abby, she theorized that he told them about the fake distress call to buy the man time so that he could kill Abby and tie up loose ends. 

When that didn’t happen and Upton saw Abby’s pain and fear firsthand, she knew something was wrong and something more sinister was at large. 

Of course, given the Chief’s initial reaction to his son getting interrogated, they have to be very careful with how they pursue this case and make sure they have airtight evidence. Sean needs to pay the price for his actions, but if they don’t play their cards right, his daddy will find a way to protect him. This is a dangerous man who has been taking advantage of the poor girls that have nowhere to go and no one to turn to by becoming someone they can trust. It’s sickening. 

The expression on Voight’s face proved that he knew this wasn’t an easy situation, but he seemed to believe Upton as she did the legwork. She may be going through a personal hell, but she was finally seeing clearly and not allowing yet another man to blindside her any longer. 

And personally, I’m excited for any case that will span a few episodes and allow us to really dig into it. It also allows us to get away from the whole Halstead situation a bit, which is nice. It’s clear Upton will have to face it eventually, but right now she’s on her pink cloud, and if it means she brings down a really bad guy and gets justice for a handful of forgotten women in the process, well, I think that’s a really great outcome. Upton is likely still processing Halstead’s exit so the grieving part hasn’t even fully settled in yet.

The promo for the Nov. 2 episode reveals it will be an Atwater-centric episode—finally—but I think the writers will find a way to weave this ongoing investigation into the episode in a way that feels natural. 

Season 10 of Chicago PD has been nothing short of amazing; they really are bringing their all to the stories they are telling. 

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    Chicago PD Review – Deadlocked (1016)



    Chicago PD Recap Season 10 Episode 16 Deadlocked

    Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 16 took it back to the basics—the dark and gritty vibe, the cage, and Voight going rogue for all the right reasons. 

    And that was all part of the plan—Jesse Lee Soffer’s plan, that is. The actor, who played Jay Halstead for 10 seasons, jumped into the director’s seat, told Hello that he wanted the episode to have an “old school PD vibe.” And that it did. There’s honestly no one who knows the show better than the man who has been on set making the magic happen in front of the screen for a decade. 

    It’s safe to say, Halstead’s first time directing was impressive, delivering yet another compelling hour of television—and cementing my belief that this truly is one of Chicago PD’s strongest seasons to date. 

    There was also something so poetic about putting Voight at the center of it all and giving him his own badass moment that involved him taking down two of Arturo Morales’ henchmen singlehandedly, bringing Julia back home, and ensuring that he sought the case through from beginning to end—with Morales finally getting what was coming to him and seeing a life sentence. 

    Once the jury verdict was announced, you could tell Morales was frazzled as he was sure that he had it in the bag. Little did he know, Voight was on the case, and unlike ASA Chapman, he was willing to bend the rules to get the right outcome. 

    It’s why Hank Voight has withstood the test of time—despite some questionable approaches over the years—as the hero that Chicago not only wants but needs. For the most part, he makes the city a better and safer place. He gets the bad guys any way that he can. The reputation that he has is there for a reason, and while many might not agree with his decisions and tactics, he’s also respected for a reason. He’s resourceful and provides results, and isn’t that what you want from the men protecting you?

    Some of the best episodes of PD are when they go off-book. It might not always be what’s right in the eyes of the law, but it is what allows them to do the job that they are so good at. Why would he want to blow his own operation before he even had a shot at proving himself? If he went by the book, he would’ve cemented Julia’s fate and Morales’ case would’ve been rescheduled, allowing for the possibility that justice would never be served and that a dangerous and violent man with zero regard for other human beings would walk away.

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    CHICAGO P.D. — “Deadlocked” Episode 1016 — Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

    Voight couldn’t just stand around and allow Morales to get away with killing yet another person.

    I’d think Chapman would be grateful that someone is willing to do the dirty work considering how much this case meant to her personally, but I’m not surprised she’s weary and feels complicit. She wants the verdict and the charges to stick, and if anyone found out what Voight did, that might not happen.

    I’m a little bummed that the end result wasn’t a bonding night of drinking and letting loose between Voight and Chapman because, let’s face it, they both need it. And they complement each other so well, even if we veer away from making any romantic connections and keep them strictly as peers who see eye-to-eye. Chapman can stand her own against Voight, which can’t be said for many people, plus he respects the hell out of her. 

    There’s a good vibe there, so hopefully, they can find their way back to being supportive colleagues who can depend on each other when the pressures of the job get too much. Voight needs someone outside of his own unit—and who is a little closer to his age and mindset—to decompress with! Chapman isn’t Al Olinksy or Antonio Dawson, but she’s gone through her fair share of hardships, and she’s a good person to have in your corner. 

    Torress and Hailey definitely played a role in helping bring down Morales and find Julia, but it was very much Voight’s show, as he even went dark before going into the safe house, which is something that others would have gotten in trouble for in the past, and that could’ve ended terribly. The decision seemed to stem from his desire not to drag anyone else into a situation that may be held against them in the future, but I do hope he realizes that he can always count on his team—whenever and wherever. They all try to do their best, but if there’s one thing they—and the audience—know all too well is that when it comes to the law, things are never really black and white; we always operate in that gray area, and they’ve gone above and beyond to navigate it the best they can while making decisions that they can live with. 

    The case was a bit of a race against the clock—not just because of the jury deliberations but also because of Julia’s condition. Morales’ men never planned to return her in one piece, so they didn’t care that she suffered blunt trauma to the head and lost too much blood, which meant that Voight needed to act quickly if he wanted a positive outcome. He was looking for any way in, and he found it when they stumbled upon Ochoa’s cancer-stricken brother at the stash house filled with copious amounts of cocaine. Voight knew he found Ochoa’s weak spot, and he was eager to exploit it at any cost, though, it’s important to note that this was all just a front—Voight never intended to hurt Felipe, they simply used him as a bargaining chip. Voight may take shots, but he never drags down an innocent person to get what he needs.

    As a longtime fan of the show, I truly enjoyed seeing Voight kick some ass. It proves that there are still plenty of stories left to tell where his character is concerned—and even though he’s an ever-evolving human, he won’t apologize for being his authentic self. Also, Voight policing in a dress shirt? Chef’s kiss! 

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    Is ‘Chicago PD’ New Tonight? Everything We Know About Season 10 Episode 16



    Chicago PD The Ghost in You Season 10 Episode 13

    Chicago PD fans, there’s a bit of a wait until new episodes return to NBC.

    The police drama will not air a brand new episode tonight (March 8, 2023) as the show goes on a several-week hiatus yet again. 

    The last episode, Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 15, also the drama’s milestone 100th episode, aired on March 1, 2023, but the next installment, Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 16 won’t premiere until Wednesday, March 22.

    There’s no official title or synopsis for the episode, but it is going to be a special as it marks Jesse Lee Soffer’s directorial debut. Soffer exited PD earlier this season in hopes of getting some time behind the camera, and it seems to be paying off as the teaser reveals that fans are in for a wildly good episode. 

    It kicks off with a jury member informing Voight that he’s been threatened by the suspect’s men, and unless he delivers a “not guilty” verdict, they are going to kill his loved one. 

    “We’re here to help,” Voight assures him before going to Hailey Upton and revealing, “the second that trial is over, they will have that woman killed.”

    Intelligence urgently races against the clock to find the missing woman and save her life—we even see Voight kick in some doors and shout “where is she” as he interrogates someone.

    How will it all pan out? We’ll have to wait until later in the month to find out! 

    For now, check out the trailer for the next episode below:

    Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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    Chicago PD Review – Blood and Honor (1015)



    Chicago PD Recap Season 10 Episode 15 Blood and Honor

    Chicago PD kicked off yet another multi-arc episode, this time bringing back Samantha Beck, a prior kidnapping victim, and her father, Richard, back into the fold.

    A quick refresher—we met the Becks on Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 12 after Sam was kidnapped and her father refused to pay the ransom to get her out of the bind out of fear of incriminating himself and his criminal activity.

    It’s a case deserving of a follow-up since it was very intriguing, so I’m glad that we’re looping back to it to dig deeper into the fractured father-daughter relationship and their shady involvements. 

    Ruzek, who was spending the day with Makayla, Atwater, and Jordan, responded to a crime scene that was initially assumed to be a murder-suicide. Immediately upon entering the premise, he knew something was off, and it wasn’t long before he realized the family was poisoned by someone making meth in the “abandoned” building next door. 

    Surveillance footage from the street connected the crime back to Samantha, who was seen near the unit on several occasions. But since they didn’t have any actual proof of her stepping foot inside, Ruzek decided to go undercover to get something they could charge her with. 

    Honestly, if I was Samantha, I’d be a little more skeptical of a random guy who just showed up, saved me from a potential rip, and asked for a job, but it’s clear that she’s also desperate for someone to talk to and rely on. 

    Right off the bat, Ruzek picks up on the fact that things between Samantha and Richard are not exactly on good terms. Samantha doesn’t fit into the drug world. She’s a good mother, so her involvement in dealing meth is questionable. Eventually, Ruzek realizes that she doesn’t have much of a choice as her whole life is connected to her father. He owns her—and everything she has, including her income stream. She has no way to free herself from his grip no matter how much she might want to. 

    And that’s why she’s so eager to bring Ruzek into the fold because he seems like someone she can trust and rely on. He’s there for her, constantly making sure she’s okay and offering a shoulder to cry on if she needs it. 

    When Ruzek went undercover, he never thought it would get this personal or that he’d feel compelled to save Samantha, but he knows that none of this is of her own making. He sees through what’s going on and wants to help her, but unfortunately, it’s not possible without burning himself. 

    The line between personal and professional bleeds, even more, when Richard invites Adam for a little chat to underscore that he’s a white supremacist (Adam agrees that they’re on the same team though we know that couldn’t be further from the truth) as Ruzek promises to keep tabs on Samantha and update Richard on everything she does. It’s extremely weird, but if Adam wants to earn his trust and not raise any flags, he has no choice.

    And unfortunately, he’s going to be in it for the long haul. On the day of the deal, Adam is pulled away when Sam runs into a problem with her son Callum, who is being brainwashed by his racist grandfather. Once again, we see the personal and professional lines blend as Adam has no choice but to stick by Samantha and help her, which means he’s unable to provide any insight into the deal going down. 

    CHICAGO P.D. — “Blood and Honor” Episode 1015 — Pictured: (l-r) LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

    Their only hope of getting anything is through Samantha, so Adam must stay undercover a bit longer and get closer, working her in any way possible. 

    It’s also the exact reason why they tell you not to let it become personal when you’re undercover because it’s going to pain Ruzek to turn her in. He knows he can’t save her since she’s dealing meth—especially meth that killed a whole family—but he’s become quite fond of her and truly feels sorry for the predicament she’s been put in. 

    How will Ruzek handle it?

    Will he find a way to tie Richard to the drugs or does he have to bring down Samantha since she spearheads the whole operation? And even then, would she ever turn on her father? My gut tells me she’d take the fall simply so that Callum would have some family around. 

    Then again, despite the loyalty, she also hates him enough at this point that she might be willing to put him away to save herself and her little boy. 

    Of course, Ruzek, being a father, also has a soft spot for Callum, the young boy who is so impressionable and caught up in the dangers and darkness of a situation that life has dealt him, much like Makayla. These are two kids who don’t deserve the cards that were dealt.

    The episode ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, and with a hiatus until March 22, it’ll be a while before we see how things resolve, especially since the upcoming episode doesn’t feature Samantha at all. I guess this is what it must feel like to be undercover for a lengthy time. 

    There was a brief mention of Burgess’ mental health between Ruzek and Atwater, and it’s nice to know that she’s finally being open about her struggles and trusting her partners enough to confide in them and seek out their support. We all know she and Atwater go way back, so he deserves to know what’s been going on. 

    What did you think of the Ruzek-centric case? It’s kind of nice to see him get the spotlight without Burgess.

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