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'Chicago P.D.' recap: So THAT happened

Season 1 | Episode 13 | “My Way” | Aired May 7, 2014

It sure became obvious that Chicago P.D. is in overdrive on its way to the finale! There were all kinds of nifty little reveals that came out of “My Way,” and we were left with a heck of a cliffhanger to boot.

The big story is the prison release of Puipo (Arturo del Puerto), the man responsible for kidnapping Dawson’s son and a bazillion other crimes. He is released to work with the Intelligence Unit as some sort of an aide in capturing Gustov Munoz (Gabriel Ellis), the dude responsible for all of the assassination hits going on around town.

At every corner, the unit overlooks the intelligence of Puipo and his capabilities. Would the story have ended the same if Voight had been allowed to run the case as he saw fit, even after learning they were being played? No. One cop’s decision to honor his word with a criminal leads to his own death — as well as others — and Dawson is bleeding out in the street. Puipo is on the loose. At least Voight doesn’t have to answer to the dead guy any longer.

Stillwell is also back, and he’s not a happy man. Not only are his annual reviews based on how many arrests Voight makes in conjunction with Internal Affairs, but he thinks Voight is taking in cash. It surprised me when Voight tells him he has bad intel, but later he tells Dawson they have a rat, as if that is the reason for the lie about the news Stillwell’s being given.

I’ve never believed that Sumner is a plant by Stillwell. It’s too darn obvious. There is no point  putting someone in the department with a sign saying, “Hello, I’m your new department mole. I’m happy to be here.” Stillwell isn’t stupid.

I wasn’t expecting Sumner to be Stillwell’s lover. I really never saw that coming. In a cockeyed way it shows that Stillwell trusts the work Voight does, because he’s not going to put a woman he loves in the care of just anyone. Of course, it will take a while before Voight can figure out that logic on his own, because he finally went into business with Stillwell.

When Stillwell is turned away from an amorous moment with Sumner, he immediately goes to Voight and tells him he’s in. He wants 25 percent of whatever Voight takes off the streets. It’s too bad they didn’t come to this arrangement a little earlier, when that $8 million in cash was at the ready. It’s difficult to read exactly why Stillwell is making his move at this time, especially since we know who the mole is now.

Jin’s the rat! As soon as Voight asks him to keep an eye on Sumner, a strange look crosses his face and it all makes sense. The goofy demeanor he always has and the way he doesn’t quite fit in — it leaves people guessing. Meeting with Stillwell later in the episode confirmed my suspicions, of course, and it appears Stillwell did something for Jin’s father to get him to work with him. All of the quirky fun Jin plays in the precinct was gone when he was face-to-face with Stillwell.

Since Jin is only sending his eyewitness reports to Stillwell, I suppose Stillwell thinks whatever he does with Voight will go unnoticed — or it’s all part of his game to catch Voight with his hand in the candy jar, so he can send him to prison again. I really wish we better understood Stillwell’s motivations.

In other news, Ruzek decides to give his relationship with Wendy another shot and Burgess is mortified. Platt and Atwater have her back, giving her advice in turn. Platt’s advice — to go into the bathroom, toss some water on her face, and repeat that he was never hers to begin with three times — was really kind. To think I once missed the point of Platt. Now I don’t want Chicago P.D. without her.

Ruzek must have wanted to kick himself for talking to Burgess so soon. It’s only a little while later that Wendy shows up at the station and tells Ruzek their relationship isn’t working — something about the unit has changed him — and she gives his ring back. Ruzek’s first thought is to see Burgess. Atwater stops him in his tracks, knowing she’s been hurt. I wonder if Ruzek was going to throw himself at her mercy and say he made a mistake, or if he would be truthful about the entire incident. I hope we find out before the finale.

The last story of interest is when a man named Charlie (Billy Wirth, from Lost Boys!) comes to see Lindsay. Voight is not happy to hear the guy is back in Illinois, because part of the deal for taking Lindsay in was that he stays out of the state. Who is Charlie? He’s likely the guy she worked for when she was on the streets. He does tell her he’s proud of her, that she made it out and she’s safe — but the fact that he’s looking for her friends doesn’t bode well.

How, exactly, is Lindsay supposed to control when someone crosses Illinois state lines? She was 16 when Voight took her in; that’s hardly an age when you can make or keep those types of promises. I expect he’ll make trouble for her at least until the season ends. It’s kind of easy to see how a young girl would be taken in by him, so that makes her getaway more poignant. Honestly, he’s super-hot, so it won’t be painful having him around from this end of the screen, even if it’s a dilemma for Lindsay.

What did you think about this week’s episode? Are you worried Dawson might not make it? Are you looking forward to finding out Burgess’ reaction to Ruzek’s news — or if he’ll even tell her now that Atwater warned him off? Hit the comments and chat!

Chicago P.D., rated TV-14, airs Thursdays at 10/9 C on NBC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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