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Season 1 | Episode 14 | “The Docks” | Aired May 14, 2014

You never know when it’s your time to shine. That’s what Platt says to a beat cop who is asked to deliver a bomb threat at the request of Ruzek in probably the smallest line that’s crossed during the entire hour of “The Docks.”

This week picks up pretty much right after Dawson was shot by Pulpo. He’s the only cop who made it out alive. If it’s been said once, it’s been said a dozen times: Family comes first with Hank Voight. He fully intends to make Pulpo pay for what he did to Dawson and the others with his life. It’s not even a question. To drive home just how important family is, he pulls Burgess and Atwater off the streets to watch over Dawson’s family at the hospital. They may want in on the action, but there isn’t a more pressing concern than ensuring that Dawson’s loved ones are safe.

Voight makes it clear that when Pulpo is found, he’s to be turned over to either him or Alivin. It doesn’t take the Intelligence Unit long to realize that means Pulpo isn’t going to find justice in the traditional manner. They aren’t going to arrest him and bring him in. Things are going to go down like they did with the legend of Browning — the suspect who killed Olinsky’s partner, got in a car with him and Voight and never made it to the precinct. It’s like déjà vu all over again.

Ruzek isn’t going to ask any questions because he’s four months out of the academy. Lindsay says they just need to find the guy first and ask questions later. Halstead’s conscience weighs upon him like a ton of bricks — after all, he was brought on by Dawson, the only other man to question Voight’s special way of dealing with crime in Chicago.

It’s Dawson and Halstead who have the balls to try to stop another Browning from happening. Dawson wants Pulpo to pay, but he doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life thinking about the guy, with his death on his shoulders. He tells Halstead what he knows about the Browning affair — Voight and Olinsky took him down by the docks and off on a boat, never to be seen again.

Pulpo is locked up in a cage and Voight and Olinsky are waiting for nightfall. Olinsky wonders if Voight is ever bothered by what they did to Browning. Voight sleeps like a baby. Olinsky? Not so much. Did Voight kill Browning because of what he did to Olinsky’s partner, or as some sort of vendetta because he wasn’t able to do anything about what happened to his father? Voight is steadfast; Browning killed one of their own and for that he deserved to die. The same goes for Pulpo. It’s time.

Have ya ever gone swimming with a Chicago necklace? It’s made of cinder blocks and chains, and I don’t think it’s something you wear more than once. Luckily for Pulpo, Halstead makes sure he survives his one time wearing it. Olinsky is filled with relief and Voight just chalks it up to the wrong guy and the wrong time. The thing is, he respects Halstead. They both have convictions and they stick to them. They can’t both win, and they won’t always get their own way, but Voight is a fair man when he has the facts straight.

Unfortunately, he didn’t have the facts straight when he made the decision to let Sumner go. Voight is counting on Jin to give him dirt on Sumner, and Jin delivered. Whatever Stillwell has on his dad is pretty damning and could involve a call to the FBI. When Platt saw Jin at Voight’s computer, I was pretty certain she would bring it up to Voight, and it’s possible that may happen. As it stands now, Sumner is gone and Atwater has been promoted over Burgess. Why not Burgess? Because Voight thinks she should be spending her time proving herself and not dallying in an office romance. Ouch.

Ruzek still hasn’t told Burgess about himself and Wendy, so now she has a double whammy of not getting the guy and being passed over for a promotion. If Jin is outed as the rat, however, Atwater could be sent back down the ranks. Sumner was really good at the job, and she’s a great loss to the Unit. We also don’t know what the repercussions will be from Stillwell when he learns his personal appointee to the Unit has been transferred. Since she rebuffed him, and he needs Jin on the inside, he may not care.

Next week is the season finale, and it looks like Lindsay’s past with Charlie is going to come back to haunt them all. He has something on her that even Voight doesn’t know, and from the looks of it, things go south pretty quickly. She should know better than to think she can get away with hiding whatever it is — but I guess that’s what the finale is all about.

Chicago P.D., rated TV-14, airs Wednesdays 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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