Chicago PD 2×22 ‘Push the Pain Away’ Or Drown it in Whiskey

Chicago P.D.

Erin has gone to the dark side. Just what Voight was afraid of. As a means to ‘push the pain away’ Erin has turned to alcohol to try and cope with the pain she feels at the lose of Nadia and the guilt she feels at what she thinks is her part in it. It couldn’t have come at a worse time either, because some baddies are shooting up the city and Erin’s got her head shoved in a trash can puking up last night’s whiskey.

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Bunny is not surprisingly, thrilled at having Erin passed out on her bunk beds. She tries to act like a caring mother, by telling Erin she is happy that she shared her pain with her, offering her breakfast and providing her with aspirin for her impending headache. What Bunny doesn’t realize is that Erin is just using her as a means to an end. She knows that no one else would let her drink like this, because it is unhealthy and they care about her. But Bunny just wants to be wanted, to be needed and this is how she can weasel her way back in to Erin’s life, she’s needed for something.

Erin’s angry, it’s very clear to see. She is lashing out at suspects and snapping at co-workers, people that are only trying to help her and make sure she is ok. Which is why see ends up right back at Bunny’s bar because Bunny isn’t asking her to talk about it, or telling her to be careful. She is providing her with whiskey and men to sleep with. I don’t think Mama Bunny meant for Erin to sleep with Landon but she seemed to have some type of ulterior motive. Maybe it was a way to drag Erin away from her real family and back into the life she had before. It seems like that is the way she is headed anyways, if those pills on the coffee table are any indication.

It’s a slippery slope Lindsay is balancing on. She is filled with so much pain and anger towards herself and she doesn’t know where to direct it. It keeps leaking out at work in angry bursts, she’d tried drowning it with whiskey to make it go away but nothing has worked so when she has a gun pointed at her face it’s not too much of a stretch to think that maybe a little part of her wanted him to pull that trigger. Maybe she wanted to be punished. She probably thinks that it should have been her instead of Nadia. She was the one putting herself on the line going to meet with the psychopath. Perhaps she feels like she should have kept Nadia safe, she was able to save her from the path she was going down but she wasn’t able to save her from Yates. All of these thoughts must be smashing around in her head, the guilt, the pain, the disappointment in herself and in this moment she just wants it all to end. You can tell the way she says ‘Shoot me’ the final time, her voice shaking that she isn’t bluffing.

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Erin is self-destructing and everyone can see it. She’s right on the edge of a very dangerous cliff and everyone that cares about her is trying to talk her down, except for Bunny who is standing at the bottom with a bottle of whiskey. I can clearly see how this story will play out. Erin will start doing drugs, start drinking at work, showing up high or drunk and possibly get someone hurt. Which you know is the last thing that she wants. She just wants to make the pain go away.

Shea McKeown

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