Chicago PD Review: Protect and Serve

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The Intelligence Unit showed signs of fracturing as Stillwell dug his claws deeper into Voight on Chicago PD Season 1 Episode 9

Voight's grip on his team isn't as strong as where he left it even a week ago, as Stillwell quickly established that he's not to be messed with.

Picking up Voight, putting him in cuffs and giving him an ultimatum - help him or head back to jail - Stillwell showing some major signs of distrust in Voight... and ultimately of his entire team as he begins to narrow his sights on Jay.

Jay's not the squeakiest of everyone on Intelligence, that honor belongs to Antonio, but he's usually got a reason or motive for whatever it is he's doing.

Sometimes they're good intentioned, but as he delved in deeper, things begin to escalate. It's what happened to him when he investigated Molly's and slowly brought his danger to Dawson. 

Now, that same principle is beginning to show in Intelligence with Jay's continued harassment of Radigan. Jay suspects the man is a pedophile, but with no proof Jay had been left with empty threats... until now.

With Radigan's body on ice, Jay turned into the top suspect. Voight is already on thin ice with Stillwell, yet he still wants to keep all of his team safe. It echoes back to the time Voight mentions that to best do their job and stay safe everything has to go through him. He will lie for them. 

Is Voight willing to keep that promise as the handcuffs bind his wrists even tighter? 

Ruzek and Burgess took a small step back with each other as Ruzek dropped that he's engaged. The reaction from Burgess was immediate, as her face completely shifted from having fun and being happy to one of sadness and loss.

She's got a thing for him and he's not admitting his feelings either. But, more importantly the interactions between Ruzek and Burgess are different from Ruzek and his wife. There's more argument and a lot more proselytizing. 

The case, albeit mostly boring, had a much greater human element to it than previous ones. Olinksy risked his own career and the unit's to keep her safe and they're all willing to do so without blinking: Tearing up officer notes, going over the gang unit and jeopardizing the case to keep Lexi safe. 

Is Jay guilty?

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