The crossovers don’t just stop at just Chicago, as Law & Order: SVU mad an appearance on Chicago PD Season 1 Episode 6.
(Full Disclosure: I did not watch the SVU portion of the crossover.)
Much like Chicago Fire crossovers, Rollins and Fin were there to add some substance and dimension to the world and the case. Rollins’ brief talk with Erin about not letting payback consume her lent the kind weight and experience that Erin was looking for.
Erin’s talk with Jay near the end, after forgoing her sudden desire to go to her high school reunion, added some credence to Rollins’ advice.
When Erin first ran into her old high school friend in the airport, she was ready to jump back into that world that caused her so much pain after the truth of her past came out, to serve some payback, yet when she saw them again from a distance, any desire for payback is gone.
All she sees are the same teenage girls who tormented her – only in adult form now.
Erin is very much caught in the past world at times. She’s working hard to make Voight proud and she’s turned her life around completely.
Yet there are times when she’s caught in cycles of her past, where she’s only looking for payback for those who wrong her and she reverts back to the girl she once was. The cover story with Jay was a good example of this.
Nonetheless, she is beginning to imagine a future for herself.
I’m all for them getting together, but, for now the tension is good enough for me.
The case itself is one of the more engaging stories Chicago PD Season 1 has told; mostly because the core of the story: Vanessa’s descriptions of what happens. It’s a powerful scene; watching her describe how she’s attacked with as much detail as she can and later describing how she fights him off.
Her situation is tragic, but the courage she shows in fighting him off is remarkable. When she tells Erin that she wants him to know that he didn’t break her, it sends chills down your spine.
Kyle is beginning to take to heart all of the advice and wisdom Olinksy is giving him and it’s really paying off. Going in hot and loud is one thing, but there comes a point when a gentler touch gets more done. He’s willing to be slow and methodical at the pier when there’s another potential victim in the killer’s arms.
Finally, there was the ending with Justin. This kid really needs a reality check. No matter what Voight or Erin say, he’s very much in this mindset that he’s continually being disrespected or he deserves more in life than the hand he was dealt.
There’s no amount of humility or ethics with him yet, and him showing up with blood on his hands at Erin’s apartment only means he’s gone too far; not only that, it’s going to send more people breathing downs Voight’s neck.
What did you think of the Law & Order crossover?
Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.Tags: Chicago PD