Richard Thomas and Charisma Carpenter made interesting guest appearances on Chicago PD Season 3 Episode 15. While Thomas was a one-and-done, it looks like Carpenter will be sticking around for awhile.
Below, TV Fanatics Elizabeth Harlow and Stacy Glanzman are joined by super fan Amy Perrin to discuss the unusual partnerships, Halstead's new gig, and new career opportunities.
Which partnership did you enjoy more, Platt/Roman or Lindsay/Burgess?
Amy: I enjoyed them both, but I enjoyed Platt/Roman more because I just love Platt so much. Every time Platt goes out in the field she kicks ass, and we need to see that more often.
Elizabeth: Even Platt isn't awesome enough to make up for Roman's blahness. I loved the vibe between Burgess and Lindsay, so I'm hoping they team up if (when) Kim makes her career move.
Stacy: Platt and Roman were hilarious, and I also love every opportunity we get to see Platt in the field, but I really enjoyed seeing Lindsay and Burgess work together. While Roman and Platt were great for humor, Lindsay and Burgess actually make a great team.
What did you think of the case?
Amy: It was interesting. I like Richard Thomas, so I was already sure that I was going to enjoy the episode. Even though he should have known better, I feel bad for him that he fell for a con man, and that it led to innocent people dying.
Elizabeth: It was good -- lots of twists and turns. I'm still not sure how you trust somebody that's a convicted con man enough to loan him money but I guess everybody has their blind spots.
Stacy: I thought the case was really interesting and kept me guessing. It was sad the professor got duped, but I had a hard time feeling sorry for him considering he made the choice to try to smuggle the drugs. His actions ended up hurting a lot of people.
What are your thoughts on Halstead's new job and boss?
Amy: It is an interesting job for sure, and his boss seems nice. I know that Halstead and Lindsay are kind of a couple, but I wonder if something may develop between Halstead and his new boss.
Elizabeth: I'm looking forward to Charisma Carpenter breaking out of the post Buffy sci-if ghetto she found her self in. I was actually surprised at Halstead's stance on legalization. I'm sure this is going to lead to some other major case, just like Antonio's moonlighting did.
Stacy: I love Charisma Carpenter and definitely agree with Elizabeth that this will lead to some case. I do not trust her and think she's probably involved in something shady. Hopefully Halstead doesn't let her come between him and Lindsay. It would be out of character for him.
Do you want to see Burgess make a permanent move to Intelligence?
Amy: Yes, I think she would be great in Intelligence.
Elizabeth: Yes. I like how she's been the connection to beat cops, but Intelligence is a better fit for her skills and instincts.
Stacy: Absolutely. Burgess is smart and a great cop, she'll be an asset to the unit.
Would Roman make a good field training officer?
Amy: I dislike Roman's character, but he did do a good job when he was out with Platt. I think that he would make a decent field training officer.
Elizabeth: Oh god, a revolving door of young impressionable cops for him to exercise his hero complex on. He did have some good insights, and putting him into the role of FTO will fill the gap if (when) Burgess moves on. It'll bring a Rookie Blue vibe in, which could could work. But dear god, the idea of Roman with a female trainee that he falls for is nauseating.
Stacy: I'm also not a fan of Roman, but I think he proved he can be a decent teacher. Elizabeth does make some good points though.
Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.