Chicago P.D. 2×15, “What Puts You on That Ledge”

I’m behind again, and I picked the WRONG two episodes to be behind on. They were GOOOOOOOD. What did we miss?

Antonio gettin’ his hookup on with a former colleague from Vice;

Linstead being super flirty and adorable;

This Burzek scene, this amazeballs Burzek scene, and this really cute Burzek scene.

That last one was added simply to hear Ruzek call Burgess “darling” again.

#RelationshipGoals.

Oh, and this totally awkward moment where Voight gossips to Olinsky about CASEY, of all people.

Anyways, as much as I would love to do an entire post devoted to how awesome Burzek has been since Burgess was shot, we have an episode to talk about, and a rather gritty one at that.

Case Of the Week-

Narcotics has lost touch with their guy working undercover for a huge prescription drug trafficking unit. Because they haven’t seen or spoken to him in a few days, they turn to Intelligence to clean up their mess. Turns out Voight has a “detective” who has an in from an old undercover sting. “Which detective?” Voight asks:

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I’m not sure if Voight asked out of sarcasm or because he really didn’t know. Voight had other issues during season one of Chicago Fire, after all.

#tbt, y’all.

Antonio reacquaints himself with his “in” and works his way into the drug ring. When the ring finally decides to hire him, the ringleader tests his loyalty by having him get rid of a “rat in the kitchen.” The “rat” is narcotics’ missing guy, whom Intelligence saves after an epic shootout that includes Atwater with a long gun, Antonio stabbing a guy in the neck and Voight taking a bullet to the arm.

The team later discovers that narcotics’ detective stole $200,000 from the drug ring- so he’s in a shit-ton of trouble, but at least he’s alive?

The episode ends with some sweet time between Antonio and his kids, but not before ripping our hearts out and stomping all over them. Read on…

Pour some out for Linstead…

Guys, Voight KNOWS.

I can’t even talk about it in depth because I feel like Voight is mad at ME. Two seasons gone, and I still find the man terrifying.

He doesn’t explicitly say, “I know you guys are together,” or “I watch this show and I do NOT ship Linstead,” but instead drops very passive aggressive breadcrumbs throughout the show:

“How’s it going?”

“How’s the coffee?”

Lindsay handles it like this:

Which is way better than how I’d handle it, which is more like this:

Later on, he pairs Lindsay and Olinsky together, then drops one more line that is lost on everyone but our favorite lovebirds:

How Lindsay and Halstead don’t run away screaming and crying is beyond me. It’s what I’d be doing.

Erin and Jay eventually realize that it’s in their best interest to “cool it,” but they’re quickly interrupted by  the sound of the entire Linstead fandom screaming, “NOOOOO!!!!” and storming the station with pitchforks and riot gear. The writers upset Jay! NOBODY UPSETS JAY!!!

Honestly, the breakup IS sad, but I’m not too ups- wait a second WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!!?

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Lindsay gets her heart broken, and her first instinct is to get dating advice from Dawson?!!?

I was just about to talk about how Linstead doesn’t deserve this fate, but I take it back. If you’re gonna do dumb shit like choose to be a candidate over making your relationship work, or GET DATING ADVICE FROM YOUR MAN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND, maybe you don’t deserve to be in a relationship right now.

I know that’s harsh, but Lindsay is way too smart for this. Dawson drops some line about it not being worth the risk, and for the first time in my life, I’m rolling my eyes at the TV thinking, “GO AWAY, DAWSON.” This is not good, y’all. Not good at all.

Other Stuff-

The new Jin is an old Army buddy of Jay’s. He’s super smart, but there seems to be a bit of a story between them that I’m hoping we eventually get to hear. Jay mentions that he has trusted “Mouse” with his life multiple times, and Mouse refers to “that day” in conversations with Platt and Halstead both. I know we’re going to meet Halstead’s brother, Ryan, soon, so hopefully Dr. Halstead’s arrival will bring a little more Jay-history with it.

While I’m not a fan of the one-dimensional episodes where the team is only focused one one thing (how many times have they done this with Antonio, now? Could he please have more substantial stuff?), I can’t hate on an episode with an epic shootout. That’s the thing about this show is that even when they strip it down to episodes about one thing, they still keep you on the edge of your seat.

What did you think of the latest episode of Chicago PD? Are you freaking out about Linstead? Who do you think gets back together first: them or Dawsey? I want to know what you think! Drop me a comment or a tweet @GinaWatchesTV and let me know!

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