If there was any doubt in our minds whether Voight killed that guy or not they are completely gone now. Considering Erin dug up and moved the body to protect Hank from Commander Crowley’s prying eyes, it’s confirmed that Hank Voight is a murderer. But is that really anything new? We have always known that Voight was a dirty cop. He has used methods that are less than legal and has definitely tiptoed the line of excessive force. However, we have not yet ever seen him actually take someone’s life. Clearly Erin hasn’t either. She is struggling with whether or not to tell Crowley what she knows about Voight, Justin’s murderer and those silos.
It is unclear whether Voight trusts Lindsay with this secret. He continuously asks her if there is anything she wants to talk about. Undoubtedly attempting to get her to discuss what happened the night of Justin’s murder. I’m sure he can see the indecision in her eyes and wants to know what she’s thinking, most likely as a means to convince her to stay on team Voight. The two seem to be in a standoff the entire episode. Hank telling her she can talk to him about anything, starring pointedly into her eyes, possibly even threateningly, while Erin stares back shrugs her shoulders and just responds with “I know, thanks.” Apparently his standoffish approach has the right affect. Erin decides that Voight has saved her life and she wants to return the favor, putting her career and her freedom on the line to protect the only real parent she has ever known. This episode ultimately shows just how far Erin Lindsay will go for Hank Voight. You don’t just dig up and move a body for just anyone. Clearly these two share a unique bond. Even more so now, murder really bonds people together. Hank is the only parent Erin has ever known and now Lindsay is “all he has left.” Will this be the end of the investigation into Hank Voight? Or will Crowley now be as focused as ever to put him away? There’s not really much she can do without a body. Let’s hope Erin learned from her mentor and stashed it somewhere where it will never see the light of day.
I did enjoy the suspense that was placed throughout. Neither Voight nor the audience, probably even Lindsay herself knew what she was going to do. We saw her contemplating it at the Silos and when Crowley comes to collect Voight everyone including Hank thinks that Lindsay ratted him out. Which she probably did, however it is not until no body is unearthed that we realize, Erin wasn’t at the Silos to think, she was there to dig. To move the body somewhere Crowley wouldn’t be able to find it. She may have even been the one to tell Crowley to dig there effectively clearing herself of any suspicion since she is cooperating with the investigation. That or Crowley just got tired of waiting for Erin’s information and decided to jump the gun and dig up the suspected grave site. Too bad for her Erin had already made up her mind.
Burgess has a new partner and I am happy to say that we now have another lady cop on the team. Not only is it nice to see another strong woman (a person of colour as well) added to the cast but with the addition of Officer Julie Tay we also get the addition of what could be a promising story arc. Julie transferred from ‘the worst beat’ having been placed there by a Commander who made a pass at her and was shot down. Even though Chicago PD has a tendency to quickly ‘resolve’ or pass over storylines I hope they spend their time on this one and properly examine the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, especially when it comes to a more male centered career such as law enforcement. Commander Fogel abused his authority over a female officer, punishing her for rejecting his sexual advances; advances that should not have been made in the first place given the fact that he is her superior. Not only do I hope to see Officer Tay sticking around for awhile since she is a badass cop, but I also would love to see her get some justice for what her Commander did to her.