Poor Lindsay. She is a complete mess right now and no one knows how to help her.
It's definitely not for lack of trying as Voight and Halstead both gave it their best shots. Unfortunately, she's not ready to hear them yet.
Will they be able to get through to her before it's too late? We'll have to wait until next season to find out because Chicago PD Season 2 Episode 24 ended with her turning in her badge.
I have to say, the promo was a little misleading. I was under the impression Lindsay was going to lose control and unjustly shoot someone, but that wasn't what happened. She may have been under the influence, but her shot saved a kid.
When Lindsay walked into that bathroom to take the drug test, I was expecting her to take out a clean sample that she might have gotten from someone. Instead she skipped the test and came clean to Voight in one of many emotional scenes.
Voight's solution was to have a doctor backdate a prescription for whatever pills she took. What would he have done if her recreational drug use hadn't been pharmaceuticals? She's lucky to have someone who cares so much about her. I hope she remembers that soon.
Speaking of Voight, we all know he's far from perfect and he tends to bend the rules, but he's escalating. Torturing a guy with a blowtorch is going just a bit too far, don't you think? He didn't even work up to that, he just went straight for it. Granted, if he hadn't, Lindsay would probably be dead.
Lindsay has had a lot of guns pointed at her lately. At least this time she wasn't asking anyone to shoot her. She looked genuinely scared, so that's something. She doesn't want to die.
Atwater burst in to save the day and earn his way back into Intelligence! And now that Lindsay's spot is open, Burgess can stay put for now. I wonder how this whole situation will work out when Lindsay inevitably returns. Is Lindsay quitting the team going to become an annual occurrence?
The rest of the team took a backseat to the Lindsay drama and the case of the week, but that doesn't mean nothing happened with them. Olinsky discovered he apparently has a daughter from his undercover days. Something tells me that's going to cause a riff with his wife and disrupt his home life next season.
Dawson wants to open a boxing gym and Voight helps him out with the finances courtesy of some corrupt cops and drug dealers. It's better than letting the money sit in the evidence locker. I'm pretty sure that whole thing was just to give Dawson something to do in the finale.
But the big news and pretty much the only really happy scene we got was Ruzek proposed to Burgess!! He was all cute and awkward about it and of course Burgess said yes. She was so worried that he had issues with them working together, but nope, he was just nervous. If they can be engaged and working together, surely there's hope for Lindsay and Halstead, right? That is, once she gets her life together.
I mean, it's hard to resist a guy who says stuff like this:
Erin, I'm not your boss. I don't care where you were. But know that I am looking out for you. Whatever you got going on upstairs, you gotta face it head on.Halstead
So what's going to happen when the show returns in the fall? How long until Lindsay finds her way back to Intelligence and gets the hell away from her mother? Things tend to get worse before they get better, but at this point they can't get much worse.
Who else was wishing Lindsay would punch that guy in the face for groping her?
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Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.