I’m behind again, yes, so let me sum up the two episodes I’ve missed:
LINSTEAD FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!!
Enough celebration GIFs. Let’s just watch the scene that matters. Over and over and over again.
Okay, I’m done with the GIF’s, but seriously, how perfect was that makeout scene? I’m happy to report that everything is still peachy in the Land of Linstead- though I’m sure things will get dicey soon as rumor has it Voight is going to find out.
Lindsay is also back on Intelligence. Task Force was not a good fit for her; they were stuffy jerks who cared more about the paycheck than the work itself. A sexist boss who wanted to bring Erin to Bolivia to babysit a suspect’s wife was enough to send her knocking on Voight’s door to ask for her job back. Voight welcomed her back with open arms, but we wouldn’t expect any less.
Case of the Week-
We’re in the second part of #OneChicago, here, so the episode picks up where Chicago Fire left off. Antonio meets Gabby at Adrian Gish’s workplace, where Antonio apprehends him after some not-very-professional police tactics. In the interrogation room, Gish works his creepiness to circumvent all questions asked. Olinsky and Ruzek discover that Gish went to Northwestern, but when Halstead and Lindsay question one of his former professors, we discover that Gish isn’t actually Gish. But more about that later.
Things don’t get real until Voight tasks Burgess and Roman with actively tailing Gish. Burgess and Roman follow him to a pizza place but momentarily lose sight of him. He picks up his pizza and leaves, but not before giving the pizza to Lindsay and Halstead, who he spots staking him out in a car parked outside.
“You’re underestimating me again.” – OMFG SO CREEPY!
He left to put a Molotov cocktail in Burgess and Roman’s car! Also, did anybody else notice how Burgess and Roman parked in the middle of the street? How is that okay? Anyways.
The team eventually discovers Gish’s home, where things get real awkward real fast.
Hey, she looks familiar.
#thatawkwardmoment when your bae finds out his ex-bae has a stalker.
Antonio calls Gabby, but it’s a little too late. The elevator- which I presume leads to a kickass rooftop bar- comes to a screeching halt.
Well, this is awkward.
Gish pours a metric shit-ton of gasoline while Gabby pleads with him. Meanwhile, in the hallway, Antonio storms in in FULL-ON “don’t f**k with my sister” mode. He charges up the stairs with a monstrous machine gun, pries the elevator doors open with his fingertips, lines up the shot and fires in a span of about three seconds.
Big Brother of the Year 2015!!!
Oh, and that lighter Gish was holding? Gabby catches it with her bare hands- open flame, two inches from a puddle of gasoline and all. These Dawson siblings, man, they’re so talented. Do Gabby and Antonio have any more siblings? Are they all equally as badass? The Dawsons could be like the Chicago Fire/PD version of The Avengers- it could take Chicago Med’s place as the next spinoff! I think this sounds promising; it can air right after “Hot Chocolate With Peter Mills.”
The magical Dawsons-
Let’s get real for a second: this #OneChicago crossover was not nearly as awesome as its predecessor. There was considerably less action and the pace was not ideal. What saved this crossover from being a total bust, however, was the scenes between the Dawson siblings. Fans have been begging for more Gabby and Antonio since last year’s crossover (I’m still bitter that Antonio did not roll up on that exploded hospital and get out in a frenzy wanting to know where the hell his sister was), and this crossover gave us all of the action we wanted and more.
I loved seeing both Gabby needing her big brother and Antonio being so worried about his sister because it reminded us that these characters do indeed operate in the same orbit. Monica Raymund and Jon Seda are great together, and it’s also worth noting that both characters are currently going through some shitty things. It’s because of these things that I’m hopeful there will be more interaction between the Dawsons going forward.
Platt and Burgess get into it when Platt starts acting really nice. Burgess asks Platt what is going on, and Platt explains that she is being investigated for anger issues on shift. Burgess goes behind Platt’s back to tell the man watching her that she has “charisma,” but it turns out that he is a reporter for the Sun Times. Burgess’ remarks end up in the paper, and she is humiliated while Platt and Roman laugh. Pretty hilarious stuff.
Other than that, another episode, another Linstead hookup, but that’s about it. Not that I’m complaining, though. None of us should ever complain about that.
That’s about all I’ve got with regards to this episode. The second half of this year’s #OneChicago crossover was tame, but still entertaining. The episode was predictable in some aspects, but kept us guessing in others and also introduced us to one of the creepiest villains of all time in Adrian Gish. The magic of this episode was not in avenging Shay’s death, but instead was the scenes between Gabby and Antonio. With all of that said, however, it was still a great episode and crossover.
What did you think about this year’s #OneChicago crossover? Were you impressed or disappointed? Are you wishing for more scenes between the Dawson siblings in the future? I want to know what you think! Drop me a comment or tweet @GinaWatchesTV and let me know! See you guys for the live-tweet this week!
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