Usually it's Law and Order SVU that deals with these types of stories.
I have to say, that was not where I saw Chicago PD Season 3 Episode 7 going based on the previews.
Who else expected something to actually happen at that school?
With all the build up, it was surprising that there wasn't a shooting or there weren't bombs going off. Instead, the Intelligence team stopped the threat within the first few minutes and spent the rest of the time investigating a pedophile.
It still turned out to be pretty interesting, but heavy on drama rather than action.
Halstead made an instant connection to Ethan based on his loner personality. He also related to the bullying he experienced. He really shined throughout the case and had a hard time keeping his emotions in check.
He even got a little teary-eyed at one point. It was really sweet seeing Lindsay have his back.
Halstead: Do me a favor, and don't leave me alone with the swim coach.
Lindsay: Hey, I got you.
She actually had to step in when he asked Voight to let him question the swim coach. One quick look at Lindsay and Voight knew that was not a good idea. Halstead's time was better spent serving as a mentor to Ethan and helping him through this. He's the only one who could get Ethan to open up about what happened to him and Colin.
Speaking of Colin, I assumed he probably didn't kill himself, but the way it all went down was a little surprising. The swim coach is a sick bastard, but I guess he didn't actually intend for the kid to end up dead. At least, that's his story.
In other news, Olinsky came clean to his wife about tearing up the paternity test results. It didn't go well, but I'm glad he didn't lie to her. This has turned into a very messy situation for him, and it doesn't look like it's going to get sorted out any time soon.
The look on Ruzek's face when he and Michelle showed up asking to stay with him was priceless. Even better was when Olinsky suggested Michelle take the bedroom and he and Ruzek figure out how to make the one couch work. Burgess had no idea what she was walking into.
Seriously though, who hasn't had Fettuccine Alfredo? Burgess is missing out if she hasn't had it since high school. Even Michelle loves the stuff. I hope he made extra. That's about to be one seriously awkward dinner.
I liked seeing Lindsay reach out to Roman. We don't see these two interact very often, but their grief gives them something in common.
I wasn't really sure what to make of Atwater's poker game invitation other than it was nice of Olinsky to give him a good word after he messed up by interrupting Captain Whitaker's breakfast. Maybe Olinsky should have gone to Atwater's for a place to crash. He owes him one.
I think this might have been the first episode not to end up at Molly's. Maybe the whole point of the poker game was just to have a new excuse for their mini crossovers.
As always, you can watch Chicago PD online any time.
Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.