Justin shakes out of his daze long enough to tell Lindsay the blood on his hands resulted from a bar fight. Maybe that’s the case, but Lindsay can tell he’s holding something back. When she lets Voight know about the surprise visit, he pushes it aside in favor of bigger fish: the discovery of a body with major connections to upstream criminals. Secretly, though, Voight’s pushing the new investigation to get Internal Affairs (well, Gradishar) off his tail. Voight leans on one of his shadier contacts – a favorite of IA’s named Colo – to squeal on a man in his circle, key murder suspect Catalano. Once Colo concedes, Voight corners the suspect in an alley and is all set to haul him back to District 21 until Catalano threatens to spill a detail that gives Voight pause… Justin was involved in the murder as the getaway driver.
Since he can’t risk the suspect mentioning Justin’s name, Voight releases Catalano and lies to Gradishar about Colo’s involvement. But Gradishar’s been following Voight and possesses photos that reveal Voight cavorting with Colo – photos she shows to Antonio during a secret meeting. After she details the nature of Voight’s agreement with IA, Gradishar offers Antonio a new job as the head of Intelligence, on one condition: he must take down Voight.
Just as Voight throws out the case, Antonio reopens it in front of the whole team. He ID’s Colo and Catalano as the centerpieces and within minutes the unit’s got solid leads. Not that Voight takes this sitting down – he and Antonio butt heads in private, and Voight blinks first. That being said, when they catch a break and head to Wrigleyville to chase down the suspect, Voight loses him on purpose, hoping to buy time while Jin analyzes surveillance footage Voight’s convinced will show his son.
And Voight’s right – he and Lindsay get a first glimpse of undeniable images featuring Justin as an accomplice in the crime. Distraught, Voight revisits Catalano and applies more pressure. Catalano doesn’t budge, but something in Voight’s demeanor worries him…
Meanwhile, Lindsay tracks down Justin alone and makes a bold move – she brings him to District 21 for Antonio to question. When Voight finds out, he berates Antonio for not notifying him, only to discover Antonio’s willing to ignore Justin’s involvement in order to catch the real bad guy, Catalano, and – here’s what sends Voight reeling – he knows about Voight’s agreement with Internal Affairs.
Voight escorts Justin out and they share a brief heart-to-heart moment in the car that is eclipsed by their final destination: an Army Recruitment Center. Justin stares at his father, who instructs him to join and they’ll see each other in four years’ time.
A more pressing matter rises to the surface in the form of another dead body. Antonio takes the call and joins Voight and Gradishar at the Chicago River where Catalano’s bloated corpse lays at their feet. Voight shrugs it off as a revenge killing – Catalano had enemies, after all – but Antonio and Gradishar suspect otherwise. Gradishar tells Antonio as much in her office while she rails against Voight’s tactics. And that’s where Antonio stops her short. He accuses her of burning an ex-partner of his fifteen years ago, stepping on him while she climbed the IA ladder. Antonio never forgot that – and he refuses to be her rat.
Severide, still stinging from Keeler’s release, heeds his impatience with Chicago P.D. and decides to exact justice on his own. He recruits a few others on the down low, eager for revenge on the man who kidnapped Katie. What he doesn’t expect, though, is a visit from his dad, Benny – once again experiencing marital problems and shocked when he hears Keeler’s free. Benny asks to get involved, but Severide shuts him out – too little, too late.
Otis catches wind of Severide’s secret plan and, heartbroken and frustrated, demands to help the cause. As Severide explains why Otis should stay back, Lindsay interrupts them – are they planning to take the law into their own hands? Severide backpedals, but Lindsay’s no dummy – she promises to toss Severide in lockup if she catches even a whiff of revenge. He and the others take note.
Meanwhile, with her ankle mostly healed, Dawson rejoins the firehouse feeling awkward and defeated. Adding insult to injury is the presence of her fellow trainee Jones, ready to impress as Truck 81′s latest candidate. Her first day gets off to a rough start when, much to Casey’s chagrin, she cracks a saw blade during a rescue attempt. She annoys the firehouse even more by demanding someone on Squad run drills with her during down time, a request Herrmann reroutes to a more candidate-appropriate task: mop duty in the showers. Making matters worse, after Jones spies Dawson and Casey together, she warns Dawson not to sabotage her candidacy. Dawson takes the affront personally and makes the same argument Herrmann, Mouch and Cruz echo to him in private – Jones is entitled and cocky. Casey agrees, but believes she deserves a chance nonetheless.
But Jones’ real issue is talking; in an attempt to gain respect and build rapport, she teases the other squad members. This catches the watchful eye of Severide who reminds her of the two main tenants of being a candidate: do your job and keep your mouth shut. Jones is failing point number two. Big time.
However, Jones isn’t alone – an off-hand comment from Mouch to Connie, Boden’s prickly secretary, results in the relocation of his prized possession, the couch. Its absence drives him crazy, and he seeks advice from Boden, only to have the chief shrug in response. So he makes a peace offering in the form of a small cactus and a full apology. His couch magically reappears in its rightful place a few hours later.
A major high-rise fire sends 51 downtown and seems like the perfect opportunity for Jones to redeem herself. With the elevators on the fritz, the whole squad hikes up 18 flights of stairs carrying all their gear, only to find a raging fire within and a wealth of victims inside. Jones struggles to keep her cool as she learns the differences between reality and training. With Casey and Herrmann’s help, she manages to make it through, but the experience serves as a humble reminder of her place on Squad.
Later, everyone ends up at Molly’s for a relaxing pint – until Lindsay snakes her way over to Severide to deliver some unsettling news. CPD found Keeler’s vehicle with the keys in the ignition… and no Keeler. He disappeared.
Severide is getting impatient with the police as Vince Keeler (guest star Jake Weary) walks free. Meanwhile, the house pulls out all the stops to save a girl trapped inside a donation bin, Mouch learns that Boden’s secretary Connie (gust star DuShon Brown) is not someone to mess with and the squad and truck are called to a serious high rise fire inside a 20-story downtown office building.
SunTimes.com – Well after “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel did their Polar Plunges and hopped into their heated cars, stars of the NBC dramas “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” showed up at North Avenue Beach ready to swim.
Taylor Kinney (Lt. Kelly Severide), Jesse Spencer (Lt. Matt Casey), Naperville native David Eigenberg (Christopher Herrmann), Charlie Barnett (Peter Mills), Jon Seda (Det. Antonio Dawson) and others braved the frigid waters, as did a record-breaking 3,200-plus polar plungers who raised an estimated $1 million for Special Olympics Chicago.
The “Fire” and “P.D.” crew seemed to be having a great time going for an icy bath. They certainly were good sports about it, stopping to pose for photos with fans in the crowd. (Taylor Kinney was so pre-occupied the rest of his group took off without him. He caught up fast.)
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Wednesday Primetime Results:
From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Chicago P.D.” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) has set a series record in 18-49 and delivered its best total-viewer result since the show’s Jan. 8 debut. With its first telecast in three weeks, “Chicago P.D.” jumped 29% versus its prior episode (to a 2.2 from a 1.7 on Feb. 5) and was up 34% or 2.0 million persons in total viewers (8.025 million vs. 6.004 million). Note that this week’s “Chicago P.D.” crossed over with “Law & Order: SVU.”
It’s the fourth straight “Chicago P.D.” to match or top its prior rating in 18-49. The only “Chicago P.D.” that has gone down versus its prior telecast was the second episode on Jan. 15. The “Chicago P.D.” track since its Jan. 8 debut is: 2.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.7, 2.2.
Last night’s “Chicago P.D.” finished just a tenth of a point behind CBS’s special “Criminal Minds” for the time-period win among ABC, CBS and NBC (2.2 vs. 2.3) and won the slot among those nets in adults 18-34 (1.7 vs. 1.4). Note that the prior “Chicago P.D.” grew by 59% in L+7 versus these L+SD figures (to a 2.65 rating from a 1.67).
In its first six weeks on the schedule, “Chicago P.D.” has now generated NBC’s six best 18-49 results in the time period, excluding “Saturday Night Live” specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2.0/6 in adults 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) matched its top rating since January 8. With its first telecast in three weeks, “SVU” was up 11% in 18-49 rating versus its prior episode (2.0 vs. 1.8 on Feb. 5) and up 23% or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (7.702 million vs. 6.241 million million). “SVU” was also up 25% versus the same night last year in adults 18-49 (to a 2.0 rating from a 1.6 on Feb. 27, 2013) and up 42% in total viewers (7.702 million vs. 5.438 million). “SVU” grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings category, including gains of 17% in adults 18-49 (to a 2.1 rating from a 1.8), 17% in adults 25-54 (2.7 vs. 2.3) and 18% in women 25-54 (3.3 vs. 2.8).
With its first telecast in four weeks, “Revolution” (1.3/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its prior 18-49 rating, despite last night’s competition from the season premiere of “Survivor.” Note that the prior “Revolution” grew by 70% in L+7 versus these L+SD figures (to a 2.16 rating from a 1.27).
L+7 Time Shifting: The prior telecasts of NBC’s Wednesday dramas were significantly time-shifted: the Jan. 29 “Revolution” increased by 70% in 18-49 going from these next-day “live plus same day” ratings to “live plus seven day” (2.16 vs. 1.27), the Feb. 5 “SVU” grew by 57% (2.86 vs. 1.82) and the Feb. 5 “Chicago P.D.” increased by 59% (2.65 vs. 1.67).
- source: tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com
Voight joins Antonio at a high-profile murder downtown. They stand over the body of a young woman, raped, with her ear cut off, the familiar calling card of another series of rapes in New York City. Under the instruction of Commander Perry, Intelligence contacts the NYPD Special Victims Unit, which sends detectives Fin and Rollins to Chicago to help with the case.
While they’re en route, Voight orders the whole team into action, and they scour the Riverwalk undercover, keeping eyes open for a suspect in a hoodie. Halstead nabs a guy who fits the description, but he’s just a pickpocket. Rather than release him, Antonio leverages the guy’s knowledge of the Riverwalk to ID possible suspects during the time of the murder. It pans out and leads to Jeffrey Baker, a smarmy businessman in town for a conference whose profile matches the serial killer narrative from Fin and Rollins. His cavalier attitude rubs Halstead and Lindsay the wrong way, until Antonio interrupts the interrogation – another rape occurred on the Riverwalk. Good news is, the woman lived.
Vanessa, the victim, fought back during the rape and managed to puncture the man’s eye with her fingernail. Between that and a decent description, Intelligence has enough information to make a new ID and, thanks largely to some quick thinking by Burgess, they get it fast: Neil Vance. They narrow his whereabouts to a downtown hotel where Ruzek and Olinksy stake out, only to spot an unexpected visitor – Baker, apparently moments away from meeting up with Vance. Intelligence arrests Baker, and this time he demands a lawyer.
Rollins posits that Vance and Baker are in a crime partnership – a dyad – where both parties organize the crime but only one commits the act. Usually one is more dominant and the other more passive. Voight’s heard enough, and confident that Baker’s the dominant one, he instructs the other detectives to take a walk while he questions Baker in the cage. When Baker doesn’t budge, Voight pulls out a knife and cuts Baker’s ear – just like the killer does – until he gives up Vance. The extreme tactic pays off – Baker was supposed to meet Vance at Navy Pier.
Intelligence fans out across the busy amusement park, on the alert for any sign of Vance. Ruzek spots him, but fails to apprehend him before Vance takes a hostage. When Vance refuses to back down, Voight gives the word, and Olinksy snipes him, a perfect shot and an instant kill. This frees the hostage and ends the Riverwalk Killer’s spree.
While most of the team celebrates with Rollins and Fin at Molly’s, Halstead joins Lindsay as her “fiancé” at a high school reunion she decided to attend in an attempt to impress some old friends. Except when she arrives, it hits her – this is a stupid idea. Instead, they head to a bar for an intimate chat where Lindsay comes clean about her mother’s drug addiction and the lies she told to keep friends as a teenager. She and Halstead share another moment together – but they both agree not to act on their desire. Maybe some other time.
Back at her apartment, Lindsay unwinds – only to get a furious knock at her door. Is it Halstead, not able to stay away? Nope – it’s Justin. And he’s got blood all over his hands.
Later, Benson’s approached by Detective Lindsay from Chicago P.D. She’s in town due to the recent discovery of a body that resembles an old SVU case – a rapist who cuts off the right ears of the victims he murders. As she sends Lindsay to Fin and Rollins, Benson adds that Lindsay’s sergeant put in a good word for her. Lindsay scoffs, surprised that Voight would say such a thing. It’s true though, and Lindsay leaves with a smile on her face. Benson smiles too, reminded of another impassioned detective out to prove herself to her team.
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District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.
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