We could sit here and say that the second 3 finale of “Chicago PD” was emotional, but even if we did that, we still have a feeling that we would not be doing it proper justice. This episode was a bunch in the guy, a shock to the system, and almost everything in between. It’s an episode that you really cannot walk back from, especially if you are Hank Voight.
At first, the return of Justin to the series was a cause for optimism, given that his relationship with his father was a part of the very foundation of the pilot. Unfortunately, this changed quickly as a result of a shooting, which eventually led to Justin’s death. As you would anticipate, this put Voight, who had already lost his wife, on the warpath. He wanted revenge, and there was no one within the Chicago Police Department who was going to stop him from doing what in his mind needed to be done.
As the story built and built, Voight eventually came across who he felt to be his man, and that is when we learned that the title for this episode was “Start Digging.” He was preparing to take the life of someone he felt was responsible for taking his son’s life, and not even Erin Lindsay could stop him at this point. Seeing this man, in some ways her mentor, make this decision broke her heart, and it may change her just as it may change him.
Judging from the closing scene, where Hank put his boot down on the dirt, we know how this story ended. Now, we just need to try to brush ourselves off and try to pick up the pieces from what may be the most horrific end to any “Chicago” franchise series to date. We know Roman also is seemingly gone, but that move somehow pales in comparison to the end of the story. Episode Grade: A-.
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