It's not very often that the crimes the team investigates are personal, but when they are, they often lead back to Voight's social club.
Voight grew up a kid of Chicago and the social club he has been hanging around for his entire life is more of a mob hangout than anything else. It's always been one of the things that kept us wondering about Hank's commitment to the job.
On Chicago PD Season 2 Episode 2, a week after he revealed his ties to Internal Affairs, he's getting the cold shoulder from his old friends, even when they're dropping like flies.
This episode his dealings with his social club friends, guys he grew up with and whose photos he has in a box in his office, felt a lot less threatening to his career as a cop. When you're faced with your closest friends' deaths, you start to question a lot of things.
Voight couldn't get any intel from his friend Enrietto, and he got even less from one of the widow of one of the deceased; someone he knew well even during his marriage with Camille. Voight is finally feeling the vast divide between his youth and the man he has become.
While he's not interested in treating the thugs he grew up with with kid gloves anymore, he's still not ready to give up his hangout. It seems to me that might change as the season progresses. He's grown beyond that life and cutting ties with it might be best.
Reality jumped up and bit Halstead in the ass tonight when he was forced to take the hit on his life seriously. After his place was ransacked, he hoped to bunk with Lindsay. Their exchange was adorable, and considering what went wrong with Severide, I thought this might be their chance to grow closer.
Unfortunately, seconds after she agreed to his sleepover, a gunman started firing and shot the bartender with whom he was friendly (they played Scrabble, don't you know). The last thing on Halstead's mind is going to be getting fresh with Lindsay. Something tells me they're going to have to hold him back from finding and snuffing out the shooter.
Lindsay has her hands full, as well. Not only is she still reeling from the discovery that, after the importance Voight and his wife placed on honesty and trust when she was taken in, he had been lying to her for a very long time. She's not willing to let it go easily, but her mother's intrusion on her life might make it easier to forgive him.
Bunny is the typical addict who thinks that just because they are trying to make all right with the world, that's the end of the issue. She missed the point with her daughter entirely.
Lindsay: You know what I do remember about the 4th of July?
Lindsay: That time you ODed on the kitchen floor.
Lindsay: I didn't think a 70 pound girl could lift a grown woman like that. I knew I couldn't call 911 for help because I knew CPS would take me from you. Then I dragged you into the bathtub. I kept filling it with ice cubes, just sittin' there hopin' you didn't die.
Bunny: Do we really have to bring up all this negative stuff?
Lindsay: I was nine. And do you know what you said to me when you woke up? [Bunny shakes her head] Get my cigarettes.
Bunny: I made amends with you, Erin.
Lindsay: Oh I know you did. And I know you don't like talkin' about it. But if you want to get back into my life, sometimes I'm gonna have to. Your call.
We have known for a while that Lindsay's past was crap, but geez. Now that Bunny found a new man and has a whole SEVEN MONTHS of sobriety, she thinks she's owed something other than her latest AA chip. In Chicago PD Season 1 Lindsay let go of some pretty bad luggage from her past, and it doesn't seem like giving her mom a second (third, fourth?) chance is worth the effort.
I missed Burgess and her new partner this week, so I hope they make another appearance next week. It never feels quite the same without some Platt lines or a little Officer action on the streets.
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