Chicago PD 3×19 “If We Were Normal”

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The Broman ship has set sail. BON VOYAGE! Hope you don’t hit an iceberg. Kim is worried about just that. Is a relationship between two partners doomed to sink? Considering she asked Erin to coffee to talk her out of it means that she thinks it will but is hoping that Erin will convince her it won’t. Since Lindsay is currently dating her own partner she is a little biased in the matter.

Kim forgets that Erin and Jay are actually dating, she says it’s because they make it look so easy. I wasn’t too sure if that was a compliment or not but I suppose in a career such as theirs, filled with life and death situations, it is. I know that I wouldn’t be able to separate my personal life from my work life if my boyfriend was continually put in harm’s way. But it is clear that Kim is a much more emotional person that Lindsay. It seems like she values her personal life a bit more than Lindsay does as well. It’s not that she thinks it is more important than her job. But Erin’s whole life is her job. The only time we see her outside of work is at Molly’s having a drink or getting it on with Jay. Unlike Kim who was planning a wedding, shopping for a new home, and gets tickets to the theatre. Kim wants to have a more balanced life than having it all revolve around the work. But once again she decides that whatever the risks are will be worth it and see kisses her partner, during work hours, in the middle of the precinct. Good thing Platt didn’t see that or she would have given you another speech about being a woman in a male dominated field.

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This week’s case interrupts the Lingess coffee date as a call comes through of a woman brandishing a knife a few blocks away. Turns out the woman is not crazy at all but escaped from captivity. Ruby Baker has been kidnapped and chained in a windowless room for about 2 months. Kidnap storylines always get to me. It’s terrifying thinking that things like this actually happen. Even worse the kidnapper, Drew Stammer, was using Ruby as a surrogate to have a baby with his wife. Who was also a woman he kidnapped and brainwashed into believing she was someone else, someone he didn’t kidnap and rape. Now that I have stopped focusing on what bothers me about the show and paid attention to what I love about it, I enjoyed this episode a lot more. I focused on the case this episode and it was really interesting.

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I know we are being all positive about the show and focusing on the good parts but I need to point out one thing that bugged me. The Linstead scene at the end of the episode seemed to be out of place and solely for the purpose of showing us Jesse Lee Soffer’s muscle-y back #Skinstead. Which I ain’t mad about. But why put that scene in at all? Seems like it is just to placate those of us that actually want to see some scenes centered on the characters and not the case. I don’t like it when writing or editing appears lazy. But that being said I am happy we got to see Linstead being cute and couple-y asnd we got to see Jay’s sexy back.

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