Chicago PD Review: Conflict Resolution

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Maybe Katie can stay in the van for a bit because Chicago PD Season 1 Episode 3 went after gun dealers and getting D’Anthony out of the gang.

The final few minutes when D’anthony and Voight talked and waited for his Aunt were almost sugary sweet for Voight as he reassured D’Anthony that he was going to make it and change his life around.

It was a great scene. D’Anthony was able to get out of a bad situation with a little rough justice from Voight and it featured the possibility of echoing what Voight has done with Erin and her history.

Voight is very much still straddling both sides of being good and bad. There are moments where he teeters: in one scene he’s shown taking money from his gang informant for information and later he’s giving that money to D’Anthony to help get him started.

He’s sweet and nice to D’Anthony, even offering his gang boss a more than generous deal until it’s refused (for a beatdown).

The mystery woman who is staying on top of Voight revealed at least what she’s looking for: Voight’s informant. This demand posed the biggest decision for Voight’s new unit yet.

The boss was good about telling Voight the information he needs, but it was an exchange for information. It’s a mutually destructive relationship and it’s a matter of who gets hurt first. Voight might have no rules in his unit, but the oversights begins and ends with this mystery woman.

Adam’s shooting brought out his very real denial. He may not believe he’s conflicted, and maybe he’s not, but he does have a lot of conflict. Every time he resolves one, there’s still another personal one that crops up.

He might have lifted a weight off of his own shoulders when he blabs about everything to his fiance, but she’s only beginning to process what he just told her. He can happily go back to the party, but she’s still left outside running all of his lies through her head with two bombshell developments about his life. If Adam is attempting to sabotage his relationship, he’s certainly going about it the right way so far.

Adam’s latest conflict had him wondering why he’s completely alright with shooting and killing of the drug dealer. Like his therapist told him, he can think rationally about what he did he did, but the experience is still traumatic.

His lack of any emotion is still a reaction and it’s still good to talk about these things. If not with the therapist, then with someone on the team.

Finally, Erin picking up Justin, who I assume is the same kid Casey helped get behind bars after drunk driving, was going so well until he tried to plant a kiss on her. It was just so weird.

What kind of thinking leads to trying to plant a face sucking kiss on your sister? Erin may not be blood, but come on, Jason, contain yourself. You’ve been out of jail for all of 15 minutes. I don’t think the gate was even shut yet.

Three More Thoughts:

  • What was up with Jay? Hoping to learn more about whatever it was that made him go off on that man.
  • Add Jin to the list of people that need more to do along with Atwater and Burgess.
  • I wondered why Antonio's wife was so adamant to meet his CI. She just wanted to thank her.

What do you think, TV Fanatics...will you continue to tune in to Chicago PD?

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