With this Chicago PD season 4 episode 21 review, let’s start things off with some praise for Amy Morton and Tracy Spiridakos. While the scene between Trudy Platt and newcomer Hailey Upton was short, within that we learned that there was a substantial history between the two. Platt, because of her actions in the Robbery Homicide Unit years ago, was responsible for inspiring her to be a cop.
Is this the point where we start to campaign for Morton to get more screen time? We’re all about that.
The reason why Upton showed up tonight was due to a new investigation into a series of robberies, one that caused tension between her and Voight over jurisdiction. Eventually, we did see the two start to get along for the sake of stopping the responsible party. What was shocking was when the robbers were finally found, and in the midst of a tense standoff, what we ended up seeing was Lindsay shoot someone she learned later was just a 14-year old kid.
Who in their right mind would train a young teenager to go and rob a bank? It was difficult to pin anyone down, at least until Voight and company found an ex-con and former gang member who had developed a program to keep these kids off the streets — and apparently into masks so that they could run around and steal people’s money. Trying to stop him was no easy task, and it took at times some hard testimony. The situation that the team was left with was a pretty impossible one given the fact that they didn’t have enough to lock him up as the responsible party for the bank robberies. However, they were able to get him in handcuffs for violating his probation, and that was going to have to do for now.
Aftermath of the arrest
It clearly seems that Lindsay is going to struggle with the ramifications of what she did. While she may not have had a choice, it doesn’t really matter. You still don’t get over killing someone easy, even if you are a cop and you’re used to doing this sort of thing.
Meanwhile, Voight made an offer for Upton to join Intelligence for the time being after the two bonded. Voight showed a willingness to help one of the kids tonight, giving him a way to stay out of trouble with the law. Anytime we get to see his softer side is something that we’re going to celebrate.
Another great episode of Chicago PD anchored by a serious case, a new character, and some new dynamics that were fascinating to explore. We do miss Burgess and probably will continue to, but the show is doing some interesting things in her wake, including looking at more harrowing crimes. Grade: B+.
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