Chicago PD 3×03 ‘Actual Physical Violence’

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Actual Physical Violence" Episode 303 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Sophia Bush as Det. Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

This was one of those episodes I love. It had an interesting case the team raced to solve, but it also revealed some backstory for our favorite characters. We get to see a little bit more about Voight and some hints into Jay and Mouse’s friendship.

Since Mouse has joined the team we haven’t gotten too much backstory regarding how he and Jay became so close. However when Mouse gets taken hostage by a distraught father, looking for his kidnapped daughter, we get to see how very capable Greg (Mouse’s real name) is of taking care of himself as well as get some insight to the Malstead (too soon?) friendship. He is able to grab the gun from the gunman and turn it around on him. To which Jay replies “took you long enough”. Meaning that Mouse was in no real danger from the beginning because he had the training to effectively disarm the gunman from the start. So we know that Mouse and Jay are very close, they have been through a lot together, to the point where they can communicate with only a look. After the case is done Jay and Mouse also talk about a time when one of their squad was kidnapped and how they ‘did a lot more than hold a gun to a someone’s head’ when they found him. Dr. Will, Halstead’s brother also sheds some light on their relationship when he is speaking to Erin. He says that Mouse was the one that dragged Jay home after ‘what they went through’. So there is clearly some big event that happened with Halstead and Mouse during their army days which has now bonded them for life. Perhaps one day we will know what that is.

Bunny is still on her campaign to take down Hank Voight. She is claiming that Voight lied as a means to gain sufficient evidence to arrest a suspect and she has proof. Like most times on this show we don’t get the whole story, just little facts dropped in here and there, which is slightly annoying because you are constantly wondering about it. However it does serve to keep you interested and engaged in the show, as well as making it more realistic. I greatly dislike when a show tries to casually explain a backstory to the audience through a conversation with a character that should already know all the details. So when it comes to the situation between Voight and Bunny we only find out that the suspects name was James Beckett and Voight lied about witnessing him during a crime. Bunny has proof that Voight wasn’t there that night.

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Later when Erin goes to confront Bunny about attacking the man who has been a better parent to her than her mother has ever been it is revealed that the reason Hank wasn’t there to witness Beckett’s crime was because he was saving Erin and Bunny from being shot by Bunny’s crazy boyfriend. Hank left a surveillance detail he had been on for the past 3 weeks, to go save Erin. He lied because he knew that Beckett was guilty. He had been watching the man for the past three weeks but was not able to get the evidence he needed because at the time he was saving his surrogate daughter and her junkie mother. It just shows you what type of man Voight is and what type of woman Bunny is. Voight puts his life on the line to save a kid he barely knows at the time. He risks his career by lying to put away a man he knows is dangerous and shouldn’t be allowed to roam the streets. Although he does do some bad things they are all for good reasons. Whereas Bunny not only put Erin in countless dangerous situations that Voight needed to step in and rescue her from but now she is punishing Hank for doing so. Hank put a lot on the line for Erin and Bunny can’t be grateful for his help or how much he has done for her daughter. Instead she wants to take the only good parent away from Erin because she is jealous.

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Hank’s real son is also back in town. I can’t for the life of me remember where him and his baby mama ran off to, but Justin, Olive and little baby Danny are back in town to visit grandpa Hank. Unfortunately their visit is a little more exciting then they would have expected. While the family strolls out to the car discussing what restaurant options they have for the night Voight notices a click when he puts the key in the lock. He only has seconds to yell ‘get down’ before the car explodes. Good thing it was a car bomb that was wired to the door and not to the ignition. Perhaps it was meant as a message and not as an attempted murder. Either the person responsible is an amateur or they wanted Hank to live. The question now because who is sending Voight this message? Could it be Eddie, Voight’s prison connection that we found out about last week? A vengeful Bunny who is taking things one step further? Or another unknown enemy? You better believe that Hank will be hunting them down next episode since they have put his family in harms way.

Shea McKeown

Shea McKeown

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