Chicago P.D. 4×05 “A War Zone” Recap

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And all good things must come to an end.

Case Summary: After Will Halstead calls in the unit to notify them of yet another overdose and a body’s later found, the unit scatters together to find the dealer. Tay’s sent back to her old unit. Jay gives Mouse his blessing to leave and Platt hands him the cleared record.

Review | Analysis: “A War Zone” was solid, but unsurprisingly one of the more heartbreaking episodes. One of the things Chicago P.D. is best at is showcasing the importance of a person’s agency. And in doing so, it’s always done a riveting job of revealing the depth of adoration our heroes carry in their hearts. However, most importantly it reminded us of the fact that soldiers carry admirably selfless passion within them, and we need to remind ourselves of how vital they are everyday.

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Chicago P.D. 4×02 “Made A Wrong Turn” Recap

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There are serious issues in the world we shouldn’t have to deal with in 2016.

Case Summary: When a woman goes missing, racial prejudices rise; thereby, forcing the unit to work extra hard in order to justly fight for the crime in front of them while acknowledging the unfortunate issues the world still has. Jay and Erin officially move in together while Erin begins distancing herself from Voight. Tay and Burgess go on a girl’s night. And Mouse makes a drastic decision about his future.

Review | Analysis: “Made A Wrong Turn” is Chicago P.D. at its absolute finest. The episode showcased the depth of the world’s calamities and struggles masterfully. The unfortunate truth within today’s society is the fact that race is still a predominate concern especially surrounding law enforcement. Through “Made A Wrong Turn” Chicago P.D. acknowledges the fact that while this is a prodigious issue in the real world, these officers are attempting to do the best they can in order to be part of the solution. And the thematic situations “Made A Wrong Turn” explored revealed incredibly valuable emotions beautifully.

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Chicago P.D. 3×17 “Forty-Caliber Bread Crumb” Recap

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Backstory is always the most remarkable type of story telling.

Case Summary: When an operation goes south at Jay’s second job, Terry loses his life. The Intelligence unit questions Brianna then learns the facility was bugged. And we get a little bit more on Jay’s past.

Review | Analysis: Episodes that challenge the characters always manage to be the best. “Forty-Caliber Bread Crumb” took a man away from his family, and as he grieved for his friend, Halstead also dealt with the horrific return of war memories. At this point it’s no surprise that the reason I’ve chosen to review this series is because of the friendships — the subtle moments where we get to see the people behind the uniforms. And these are also the episodes that allow actors to challenge themselves with some of the most gut-wrenching performances.

I may be biased here, but episodes centered around Jay generally tend to be incredibly intriguing. And because we’ve wanted backstory on his character for the longest time, it was delivered in ways better than I had expected. It’s always made sense to me that details of his past couldn’t be revealed due to the fact that it’s anything but easy to open up and talk about them. And while a lot’s been left to our imagination, it’s nice that we’re still able to get fragments.

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