Chicago PD Review: Blasts from the Past

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As Chicago PD Season 1 Episode 11 wound to a close, echoes of the past came back to haunt the The Intelligence Unit.

El Pulpo was pulled out of prison as bait just as Sumner finds an old photograph of Willhite and her family.

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It was a bittersweet moment, symbolic of what the unit has lost and a constant reminder of their losses on the job. If the team's vigilance falters even momentarily, there's a chance that all of their hard work could be pulled out from under them.

It's this looming threat that ended up bringing El Pulpo back into their lives. Since Munoz was able to beat the snot out of both Ruzek and Halstead and got away; El Pulpo is the only man who can lure him out again.

As brutal as it was to watch Munoz beat through the two of them, the realism was a welcome site to see. Not every suspects is cuffed immediately and making the team work for it echoes the premiere as well and grounds them a little more than they might otherwise be.

There are still dangerous criminals outside on the streets.

Another blast from the past was Nadia, the same woman Erin left outside the rehab center. While she never took Erin's advice directly in the beginning, she did so eventually.

Her rise and fall from doing drugs chronicled just how quickly someone can change their life around with the right tools and environment, along with just how quickly one can lose it all to their greatest demons.

Nadia, trying to help Erin out and earn Erin's respect once again, was willing to pay that price of admission... so long as she can earn Erin's respect and forgiveness.

With Burgess accompanying Nadia inside the house, she too getting the snot knocked out of her by Munoz; it's probably safe to assume that Burgess might be getting more screen time now that Voight has taken even a cursory interest in her - and she absolutely deserves it since she is forever trying to impress Voight, perhaps to get to Ruzek.

Finally, Sergeant Platt invited Ruzek to meet her father and have dinner with them.

I have to give Ruzek some sympathy here when he wonders why he's bearding for Platt. The entire situation sounds like bearding 101 - meeting the parents one single time - so it was a bit surprising that Platt does end up confirming that she is straight. We all thought Ruzek was on to something.

Is Burgess finally getting closer to Intelligence?


Editor Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (22 Votes)

I agree with you, that both, Jay and Ruzek were beaten up shows how not always the good guy win!
"how is it going with the fireman, haha - like a real charmer that Halstead, changing the subject carefully!"


This show is awesome if you don't like please don't say anything and if you do great it's gonna be awesome it's a show a lot of people like thx guys but it's a show what if you were an actor and your show got cut off because. People be rude or don't like you


Can we be honest about this show? I really wanted to like it (since it's a Dick Wolf production, after all, and I'm a big SVU fan). But this show sucks.

@ Come on

Your mom sucks and she likes to lick too.

@ Come on

If it sucks, why are you watching? Too much time on your hands?


I LOVE this show! The hour is not enough time for it! And I am super sad it will not be on for 3 weeks! Now what do I do?


Who is the actor that played Platt's father?

@ Lyla

I think it was Billy Bob Thornton?

@ Jim

Found him! It is Chelcie Ross. Here's his IMDb page.

@ Jim

Nope. Not him. I checked his creds on IMDb. I've also checked the episode itself and no one is listed as her father. :( My landlord swears that he saw the actor in a movie from the early 80's named "Tank". I checked the male actors of "Tank" as well. Again, nothing. :(


Another amazing episode. All the characters have grown on me so fast, which is rare. Love the Rusek and Platt scenes. And hope we start seeing a little jealousy from both Lindsay and Jay soon.

Sarah silva

Another great episode!
First we get a shirtless Kelly on Chicago Fire and then a shirtless Halstead on Chicago PD, so great!
I am still not sure if I want Burgess to join the team, I liked them as they were before Summers joined the team, however if it comes down to Sumners or Burgess then I say Burgess.
So Burgess just happened to have an outfit in her locker that would work for her going undercover as a prostitute?!?!?
I hope they catch Munoz, he beat up Burgess, Ruzek and Halstead, I do not want to see El Pulpo go free but as long as it works having him be used as bait to catch Munoz and then El Pulpo goes right back to jail then it will all be worth it.
Nadia may not have taken help when Erin offered it before she was sober when she ran into Erin and then when she had to break her sobriety I felt bad for her but she headed right back to rehab.
I love Ruzek, he is super funny, the whole dinner scene was great and when he tried calling her a pet name and rubbed her cheek was super funny and then she dropped him off and told her it was okay to be a lesbian and she said she was not was super funny too!
I am not sure why I find that girl that Halstead slept with annoying but I do, so I hope she does not move back from Phoenix.
It is interesting that Halstead and Lindsay are both okay with them seeing other people, I know they never got together but they do like each other. However it looks like we get more shirtless Kelly so that is fine! :)
So no new episode for 3 weeks! Then we get 4 episodes to end the season!

@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

Shirtless Jay is always a winner, even tough he got beaten up!

@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

Haha we think alike - I tweeted out the same thing that it was funny that Burgess happens to have a Hooker outfit in her locker!?!?!


This was another great episode. So, what would they have to do to get five stars? Wow, Chicago PD is a great show and deserves more accolades than are given. Story lines are great, acting is great, and the idea that the head of the Unit is somewhat dirty is priceless. And the desk sergeant, come on she is quite the character. I love Chicago PD.


Was hoping El Pulpo would come back, I wonder how Voight treats criminals who kills members of his unit.


Awesome episode!! You could see Ruzek was worried about Burgess - but I can also see Voight taking a (personal) interest in Burgess!?!?
Cannot wait for the cross over with Chicago Fire in two weeks!

Sarah silva
@ leesa

It is on in 3 weeks April 30! Just do not want you to tune in and see it is not on. :)

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