Going into writing this Chicago PD season 4 episode 20 review, we knew that we were going to have a number of things to say about Voight. Now that we’ve seen this episode, we know that to be true. “Grasping for Salvation” was a powerful story, and a great performance from Jason Beghe.
Specifically, much of the case for Voight revolved around a murder case from 17 years ago, and how he decided to take justice into his own hands once he realizes that the wrong person may have been arrested so many years ago.
If there is one thing that we’ve come to learn about Voight over the years, it’s that he has a tendency to be stubborn to a fault … to many faults. The victim’s father tried to get the case reassigned, using whatever powers that he could as a prominent defense attorney. Eventually, what we ultimately saw was Voight defying some orders to continue to investigate the case and do some of what he does. Specifically, we’re referring here to his common practice of interrogating people, roughing them up, and being terrifying at the same time.
Eventually, Voight’s decisions came back to bite him, as we saw him be carted away by superiors for review. Honestly, it’s surprise this doesn’t happen to him more often given his frequent sentiment that police brutality is a guideline rather than a rule.
Luckily for him, the remainder of the team picked up precisely where he left off, with them trying to get the real suspect in the case to confess to what happened years ago. In doing so, he would be able to help out his son, who was also at the station awaiting his fate after signing a confession to his own crime.
If you love this show for the Voight character, “Grasping for Salvation” is another reminder as to why he’s a great, albeit inherently flawed, character within this world. He excels when it comes to investigating crimes and getting to the bottom of things. However, he struggles when it comes to having a deft touch. His problems came home to roost tonight. Were it not for Lindsay and his team, Voight may have left the episode without a job or worse — their actions were one of the reasons why he still has a job. Meanwhile, his former partner was put on leave for his own actions that were uncovered in the case.
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Meanwhile, head over to the link here in the event want to preview what’s coming up next on the show. Let’s just say that there are some more big things ahead for Voight. (Photo: NBC.)