Alderman Ron Becks stands in Voight’s office and pleads with Voight to help find his missing daughter Alison and her friend Hayden. Voight bristles at the politician, but Commander Fischer makes it an order. Intelligence starts with the only clue – Alison and Hayden ordered an Uber last night, and they track the location of the car to a field outside the city. Away from the vehicle, Olinsky and Voight follow a trail of blood to discover the driver beaten within an inch of his life, the victim of two masked men who kidnapped Alison and Hayden. After a series of dead ends – and a tough meeting between Voight and Becks where Voight warns the alderman to divulge any enemies or risk losing his daughter – Intelligence locates a signal for the Uber driver’s stolen phone. The entire team scours the residential street looking for the cell phone, but before they get too far, Hayden bursts through a second-story window. Intelligence scatters – Lindsay protects Hayden while Antonio rushes into the apartment and, in a close-quarters shootout, kills one of the masked kidnappers. The other one floors it in a getaway car – with Alison in tow.
Meanwhile, Antonio’s 14-year-old daughter Eva surprises him by showing up unannounced at the precinct. Although at first annoyed by the fact she rode the train over by herself, he later realizes she misses him and simply wishes to see her father. He assures Eva that no matter what occurs between him and her mom, he will always be there for both her and Diego.
Another surprise visit occurs when a woman named Olive blindsides Voight at District 21 looking for his son Justin. Turns out she and Justin used to date… and now she’s pregnant. Shocked, Voight verifies her story with Justin (who’s set for leave soon and plans to return to Chicago) and invites her to dinner. Over a home-cooked meal, Voight bonds with Olive and even gives her some cash from his secret safe.
At Chicago Med, Hayden details how she gathered the courage to leap through the window in order to save herself from the kidnappers, although she feels guilty for leaving Alison. Unfortunately, the men wore masks throughout her captivity, and she can’t identify any of them. Lindsay and Voight decide to take a photo of the kidnapper Antonio killed to her anyway, just in case – and the move pays off. Alison recognizes the man… because she’s seen him talk to her dad, Gordon. Turns out, 10 years ago, Gordon hired one of the men to rob an employee embezzling money from his company, and the thief got caught and spent those 10 years in prison. The motivation seems clear for the thief-turned-kidnapper – this is all about revenge.
Voight and Lindsay lean hard on Gordon, but it’s his wife and Hayden that trigger his confession and help lead Intelligence to Reid, the kidnapper in question. They track him to an abandoned school and interrupt a deal between him and Becks, seconds away from handing Reid cash to free his daughter. Voight finds Alison in a soundproof music room, tied to a chair, terrified, but alive. Antonio and Lindsay apprehend Reid and then reunite Alison with Alderman Becks.
A stranger kind of reunion occurs during a gun buyback event when Roman recognizes a gun from an unsolved triple homicide in his former district. He and Burgess report back to Platt, but she warns them not to follow up – accepting guns without asking questions lays at the very fabric of the gun buyback program. The officers disobey her and wind up snagging evidence with prints that match a known criminal. Despite the fact their work will likely secure a conviction, Platt chastises them for breaking the rules.
At the end of shift, Roman runs into Antonio and, noticing the detective’s anxiety over the impending divorce, offers him a job with his part-time security company to help ends meet. The gig pays $500 a night and Antonio eventually agrees – and shows up at an extravagant townhouse for his first foray into private security. The rich client explains that Antonio is tasked with watching his back, not asking too many questions and keeping an eye on his attractive wife. This gig’s not looking too bad after all…
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