Chicago PD 2×18 ‘Get Back to Even’ The Softer Side of Chicago

Chicago P.D.

Another day, another dead body. Except this dead body has Voight’s business card. How did it get there? Will Voight and Halstead finally have it out? And what is Nadia doing getting shot at?

Our little Nadia is all grown up and going on her first ride a long. Sergeant Platt pulled some strings to get Nadia authorized to head out with Roman and Burgess on patrol for a day. I am so excited to see our little puppy play with the big dogs. And what an amazing job she does! On a day when she is supposed to be sititng back and watching Roman and Burgess answer easy calls, Nadia ends up apprehending two thieves. When she sees the bad guys escaping out the back her instincts take over and she follows them in the cop car. Maybe not the best idea considering they end up shooting at her, but she is the reason that the robbers are captured. She does get a yelling at from Mr. Boss Man and I hate to see Nadia cry when I know all she wants is to do the right thing. But it is worth it to see the Erin/Nadia friendship again. I thought it would have been a bigger part of the season. An interesting way to parallel the Hank/Erin relationship, and to add some much needed female bonding into the show. I am happy to see that just because we haven’t seen it doesn’t mean that the friendship has disappeared.

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The character I most want to see is steadily becoming Sergeant Platt. She is such an interesting character. She is a strong, independent, assertive woman who we don’t know too much about. We have seen that she has a softer side, much like Voight, when her friendship with Nadia blossomed. Now she is going out of her way to help Nadia in her career and this episode we see her motherly side emerge. The way Judy acts with Denise is just adorable. Her whole demeanor changes, her voice even goes up an octave. By the way she said goodbye to the little girl and kissed her on the forehead leads me to think that she just might want to adopt the orphaned girl. I think this would let us see a whole other side to Judy Platt. Just imagine her on the phone arguing about permission slips and parties. We have seen Voight’s soft side, his paternal side, now I am interested in seeing Platt’s.

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Source: NBC

We all know that Voight gave Erin a business card that began her path to a better life, but apparently he hands these out a lot more often than we would think. You wouldn’t expect a tough guy like Voight to be a do gooder. When Charles asks him why he helps people like him and his mom, Voight can only reply with “I never really thought about it”. For him, just like for Erin, it is instinct. Voight protects those he cares for, and he cares for his city. It is interesting to think that perhaps Hank Voight wasn’t always this tough maybe years in this city, at this job has hardened him. When you look at the older cops on this show, Voight, Platt, Olinski, they are all hard. Perhaps in a city like Chicago that is full of gangs and crime they need to be tough. I hope that we get to dig more into the veteran’s pasts and see maybe some flashback episodes of the good ol’ days.

Shea McKeown

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