Chicago PD 3×11 ‘Knocked the Family Right Out’ Then Jay put a bullet in his head

Photo from the episode "Knocked The Family Right Out"

The Intelligence team investigates a horrible crime that gets under Lindsay’s skin. Her big heart gets her into a bad situation that ends with blood being spilt.

This episode was clearly Erin centered. Lindsay was invested in this one. Maybe it is because she is a woman and could relate to the victim, maybe it’s because she was the one to discover that 14 year old Caroline had been raped, but whatever the reason Erin is determined to find justice for the family. She is the one who links the nitrous oxide in the family’s blood to the party scene, she is the one who tracks down the supplier through one of her old party buddies, and she is the one who gets kidnapped in the course of trying to identify the suspects.

After hearing of a second robbery and assault the team interview the victim Tawny who says that she got a good look at the suspects. In Erin’s rush to find the suspects and get them off the streets she isn’t around when the team discover that Tawny is linked to their former lead suspect Spence. You know, the guy they let go because he was in custody when the assault on Tawny occurred. Looks like she set the whole thing up to break her boyfriend out of jail. Now Erin has walked right into the suspects lair without any back up to stop them from bashing her over the head and drugging her. As the three criminals contemplate what to do with her, kill her or leave her as they make their escape, Jay is rushing to the scene, probably hating himself for not going with her. Just as the rapist has a knife to her throat and is about to rape her Jay busts in and puts a bullet in his head. Now to give Jay credit he did give the guy a chance to put the knife down and let Lindsay go. About 3 seconds and when he didn’t comply he gave the jerk what he deserved.

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Source: NBC

You could see in Jay’s face that he was so angry at seeing someone treat the woman he loves that way. Seeing the fear in Erin’s face and a man having a knife to her neck, about to abuse her, I’m surprised he even gave the guy 3 seconds. After Erin is out of harms way and has cleaned the blood spatter from her face Jay asks her to promise to never go anywhere without backup, to which she readily agrees. I loved this scene because it shows what good partners Linstead really are. He doesn’t try to keep her out of harms way, doesn’t say he himself has to always be with her, he just wants to make sure she, and everyone else are safe at all times, because they were all fooled by Tawny’s lie. After explaining this to Erin and reassuring her that it wasn’t just her who was fooled he says, “Lecture’s over, wanna go grab a beer.” Not only are they a couple who are dating but they are partners in ever sense of the term. Underneath everything they are still best friends and it is this aspect of their relationship that really rounds out the fact that they are the perfect partners, they are lovers, colleuges, but also friends. Maybe I am reading a bit into a few lines in a small scene, but hey, that’s my job.

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Eddie is back and I am happy to see him. I love to see that a storyline is being fleshed out and followed through with. I have had problems with Chicago PD in the past because there have been cases where they introduce a storyline or a character and then just sweep it under the rug after they get what they want out of it. I am glad to see that Eddie wasn’t introduced for a one-time thing. His relationship with Voight is being explained and it looks like he may bring a little bit of trouble for our favorite Sergeant. Eddie was Voight’s roommate when he was in prison. It appears that the offer Eddie keeps reminding Voight about was a ride upon his release (he made a ride sound like kind of a big deal). Voight sends Roman and Burgess to pick up his bunkmate since he is immersed in the case. This leads to an amusing scene where Eddie tells Ruzek that he’s crazy for not marrying Burgess already ‘she’s a peach’ and he ‘will have to have a talk with him later’. In a show as serious as this it’s nice to have a little comic relief every now and then and this made me chuckle, especially how terrified Adam was at the prospect of a convicted felon wanting to ‘have a talk’ with him. All around Eddie seems like a great guy, Kim even says so, however in his pursuit of a ‘normal life’ it looks like he may need to do something a little sketchy to get the money he needs to go straight. Voight warns him to not to anything crazy and just take it slow; he’s only been out two days. Since we are watching a drama television show I’m going to say that Eddie isn’t going to listen to Voight and will probably get himself in some sort of trouble next episode.

Shea McKeown

Shea McKeown

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