Voight and Al’s past comes back to bite them in the ass. With their old crew being targeted by car bombs, the boys track down an old suspect to try and protect themselves and their families. While Burgess worries about her future with Adam when she learns of his past engagements.
The episode starts off right where the last one ended, with Voight climbing to his feet after the car explosion. He is just as pissed off as I expected him to be and understandably so since his son, daughter in law and grandson also narrowly escaped the blast. Luckily everyone is unharmed, but that doesn’t stop Voight in his mission to find whoever put them in harms way. He is only spurred on when a fellow officer, a member of Al and his old crew, is found dead in a car explosion as well. The prime suspect is the convicted fellow who has just been released because Voight’s testimony, which put him away, has come under question. So Voight and Olinski set out to track down Beckett and put him back behind bars. However a wrench is thrown in the couple’s plan when Beckett reveals someone from their old crew stole a million dollars of his money. Of course he thinks it was either Hank or Al, which causes Voight to question Olinski on the matter, claiming he doesn’t care but just wants to know what they are dealing with. Alvin is understandably upset. After everything these guys have gone through together it would hurt to have your best friend questioning you and not trusting that you wouldn’t have lied to them for the past 15 years. Luckily the boys don’t stay mad for long, making up over some drinks after they have solved the case and put Beckett back where he belongs. Good thing Al stopped Voight from throwing him off of that building or else they could have been having that conversation through bars.
Linstead is back to being partners. There has been no other developments in their relationship however the way that Erin brings up the fact that Voight has let her move back into her apartment makes me think she is hinting at them getting some alone time. They also have a really sweet scene where Jay confides that he was getting really worried that she wouldn’t be able to come back from the place she was headed. She says that she is just happy that there was people there that cared enough for her to help her find her way back. It’s very sweet and the scene is only made sweeter when Voight and Al are discussing how they will never be able to escape their past, Al obviously referring to his newly found daughter, but Voight looks at a smiling Lindsay. Both men agree that they have no regrets.
The parallels are interesting between Voight and his surrogate daughter and Alvin and his troubled daughter. Who by the way has started to turn things around. She has been at the gym training with Antonio and is even baking Alvin his favourite cookies. As wonderful as it is these new developments put Alvin in a tricky position. His wife has asked, no told, him to get a paternity test to see if she really is his daughter. But after the cookies, the smiles, and the kiss on the cheek from the girl who was previously only using him for money you can understand why Alvin might have some reservations to seeing if he is her biological father. For one he is probably starting to like her and would be upset if it turns out she isn’t his. As well he might feel bad wanting to do a test and not trusting that she is telling the truth. When it comes down to it he does decide to go ahead with the DNA test, after all he has already stolen her mouth guard and gotten her DNA without her knowing, there’s no going back now.
The other drama of the episode is between Burgess and Ruzek, although Adam has no idea. It all starts when Atwater tells Ruzek that one of his friends isn’t going to come to the bachelor party, he says after the first 2 he attended he’s not coming out for the third one. Ok, I get that they needed a way to bring up the fact that Ruzek has been engaged twice before, but what kind of person turns down a bachelor party? Either way Kim is not too happy to hear that Adam has had two previous fiancées neither of which he ended up marrying. What does this mean for their relationship? Is she different than the other two or will Ruzek eventually get tired with her as well? These are probably all of the thoughts running through her head while she is on the stake out with Roman, since she can’t stop talking about it. Roman is no help in the matter telling her stuff that just ends up making matters worse. He ends with telling her to do the ‘push test’ which is telling Ruzek that she wants to push back the wedding and seeing if he gets upset or not. Unfortunately Kim takes this to heart and tests Adam, he of course doesn’t answer the way she wants him to, saying ‘ sure, why put a bunch of pressure on it’. I don’t think this is a bad sign. Ruzek asked how long she would want to postpone it, to which Kim answered a year. That is not a long time to wait if you are planning on spending the rest of your life with the person. If anything, I would be worried if he didn’t want to wait. I would think that the reason he is pushing to get married would be because he is not sure about it and wants to get it over with. He thinks about it for a minute and decides that he is ok with that idea, it might be easier and it is what Kim wants since she is asking him so why not. But of course now Burgess is questioning everything. She has been revealed as quite the little worrier. I can relate. But Kimmie, you gotta stop over thinking everything and just be happy with the quirky, funny, sexy man that you got.
I get slightly annoyed at the self promotion between the Chicago PD/Fire/Med shows. Every episode seems to end at Molly’s where one of the Chicago Fire crew is serving up drinks to PD and MED characters alike. It seems like the only reason they are put there is to remind us of their shows and try to entice us to watch. Although I am annoyed and have to say it is sorta working. So if you need me, I will be catching up on the latest season of Chicago Fire and the first season of Chicago Med.