No means NO! (Shout it from the rooftops. Write it on the skyline.)
Case Summary: When Kim’s sister Nicole (Jules Wilcox) is found sexually assaulted in a train station after a night out with friends, the Intelligence unit must do everything in their power to find the rapists.
Review | Analysis: “Last Minute Resistance” is a powerful example of the kind of remarkable story telling this show is easily capable of. And while Chicago P.D. has tackled assault and rape in the past, no episode has screamed louder than “Last Minute Resistance.” It’s 2017 and yet somehow, it’s still hard to process that no means no. Fun fact: no matter what theoretical method of analysis is used to analyze the word, the word “no” alone will never change its definition. And Chicago P.D.’s choice to tackle the subject when it’s evidently still an enormous problem in our world today was brilliant.
“Last Minute Resistance” left viewers with the kind of hourly balance that we’re always longing for. (Or at least that’s what it did for me.) Its mixture of a riveting, powerful case along with the exhibition of friendship and effortless character development made for a compelling hour of television.
Case Summary: When a man is found dead, a young girl becomes the suspect, but when it turns out that she’s the victim of sexual assault and was merely trying to defend herself neighborhood secrets lead the Intelligence unit to a different set of officers.
Review | Analysis: Thankfully, “You Wish” was a great of example of how Chicago P.D. is at its best: a thrilling case and intricately balanced storylines that remind viewers of how wonderful these characters truly are.
“What Do You Do” was yet another solid episode of Chicago PD giving one of its main characters an opportunity to shine impeccably.
Episode Summary: While at breakfast, a man makes a comment about how Burgess has had a routine at the restaurant since he’s seen her, and it puts her in a strange funk where she begins to believe she isn’t aspiring for higher. When she and Roman are on a patrol, Burgess spots a gunmen going into what looks like an abandoned warehouse and they proceed to follow without calling for back up. Back at Intelligence the group’s getting Taser certifications but when Burgess doesn’t answer after the third phone call, Ruzek is forced to let the team in on his concerns. Burgess successfully manages to save herself and Roman, and the episode concludes with her changing up her routines.
Review | Analysis: We’ve seen a lot from Burgess this season, but we’ve yet to see this much character from her and I’m really thrilled with the fact that the series gave her such an episode. Additionally, it’s great that the episode continued to show how much Roman and Burgess’ partnership has evolved – they’re now wonderfully in sync as partners and their scenes are certainly more enjoyable to watch. Chicago PD does a great job with subtly, everything we see on the show is done in a graceful manner and that’s especially evident for the relationships. As always, there’s a great balance between heavy action, emotions, and humor.
April 27 – May 3
Marina Squerciati | Chicago PD