This episode seemed all government conspiracy, secret agent, deep throaty. I loved it! This was one of the first storylines in a while that I couldn’t guess exactly what was going to happen. Plus seeing Mouse use all of his nifty gadgets was just adorable.
Burgess has a lot on her plate. The poor girl starts her day by having her living arrangements questioned by a teenage who is sleeping on her fiancee’s couch. She then is asked to go on a super secret mission to find one, Trudy Platt’s ring size and then she gets asked by her ex partner to drop the charges and release a kid that they caught selling drugs. Seems hectic enough without having to worry about your current partner getting tangled up with a mother who recently lost her young son to leukemia and who’s alcoholic deadbeat ex husband is now hanging around. Oh and did I mention that the kid she arrested and then let go gets arrested again for being a big shot drug dealer named ‘Bass’. Never mind that kid is the son of a high ranking Police Captain that her ex partner is now buddy buddy with and doesn’t want to cross.
Poor Kim has way too much on her mind; I’m surprised she didn’t have a break down this episode. But she made it through, even being able to tell Adam that she wants them to get their own place. This is a demand and not an idea. So does this mean that she is over the whole push test? She’s just used that as a lesson that she needs to be more direct with Adam and actually communicate her thoughts and worries to him? That would be the best thing, but somehow I don’t think that’s the case. On the bright side she was successful in her mission to get Mouch Platt’s ring size. I guess those ‘sociopathic tendencies she displayed well into second grade’ did pay off. My favorite part was Platt’s reaction though. As a ruse to get closer to Trudy’s fingers Burgess pretends she accidentally squeezed too much lotion into her hands and then proceeds to rub it all over Platt’s. Which not only gets her a nice feel of the woman’s surprisingly skinny fingers (size 6.5) but also the best response “I feel like we just made out, like I should make you a mixed tape.”
Atwater is in hot water. Ha, see what I did there? He has made this great connection with Captain Whitaker and has been invited into the man’s inner circle, having a standing invitation to the weekly poker night. However everything comes with a price and Kevin’s price will most likely come back to bite him in the butt. The Captain asks Atwater to talk to Roman and Burgess about a young drug dealer they arrested, his son Nathan. He says that Nathan is a good kid that just got caught with the wrong people. I don’t understand cops and their need to bail their kids out of situations like these. It never ends well! It just makes the kids think that they have a get out of jail free card. Because they do! Let Jr. pay for the crimes he has committed. It would have made life a lot easier for everyone because now after Nathan gets arrested a second time for dealing Kevin is put in the awkward position of deciding what to do. Should he follow the law and possibly make a powerful enemy or should he let the kid go and not only put a dangerous person back on the streets but do something that could possibly ruin his own career. I’d go talk to Voight. He knows a thing or two about bending the rules and not getting caught. That or he could tell you if this is worth the risk. I can just see this coming back to hurt Kevin. You know that the Captain is all kinds of shifty and when it comes down to it he won’t have Atwater’s back. If Internal affairs is looking at the Intelligence team (as they always seem to be) something like this could hurt not only Atwater but Roman and Burgess too.
Favorite Linstead moment of the episode: Jay harassing the lawyer the entire episode only to have her give him her number to which Erin replies ‘I’ll kill her’.