Chicago PD 4×09 ‘Don’t Read the News’

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This week we get two Chicago PD’s in two days. Surprise! This episode Lindsay meets her biological father for the first time. But is he really her bio dad? Between Jay’s offer to run a DNA test ‘in case this whole thing is a fantasy’ and Voight revealing he knew Bunny before Erin was even born, I have a sneaking suspicion Voight might not only be Erin’s surrogate father but her biological one too.

Source: NBC

Source: NBC

All of a sudden Jimmy Sanguinetti has come back in to Erin’s life with a wonderful tale about how he has turned his life around after getting out of prison. Found a wife and a family and has been wanting to meet Erin, saving all of her childhood photos her mom ever sent him. Erin seems reluctant to believe that she could actually have a full and loving family finally. Jay vocalizes the reluctance on her face, offering to run a DNA test to confirm Jimmy is in fact her father and that something more sinister isn’t going on here. After all Bunny hasn’t been the most trustworthy person in the past. Pair that with the subtle clue that Voight let loose last episode and I call DADDY! It was so random and out of the blue that Voight casually mentions to Erin that he knew Bunny long before he met Erin, before the woman was born even. You would think in the 16 years or so that Voight has known Lindsay, neigh been a surrogate father, that such a fact would have surfaced by now. Seems to me it is coming up now as a set up to a future storyline where we discover Voight has been Erin’s father all along. Which is why he has always had a soft spot for her. The reason he could never claim her as his own was because he must have had an affair on his wife Camille to spawn Erin. I am calling it now, Papa Voight is in the future for Erin. I just can’t quite figure out what Jimmy has to do with everything and why he is buying Bunny a salon? Is this Bunny’s sneaky way of trying to get money out of Erin for the salon? Only time will tell.

Source: NBC

Source: NBC

After last night’s episode that presents sexism in the work force, this episode brings up the issue of racism, especially in relation to the police. Almost every episode that involves a non-white victim someone brings up the race dynamics. This episode especially points out how when the victim is white they get more attention and a faster response, or any response at all. Deanna Lewis is the concerned citizen that brings up a concerning pattern of young black women being raped and murdered from 2008 that has gone unsolved. She is angered by the fact that no one is concerned about this pattern seemingly due to the fact that the victims are black. The show doesn’t quite go as far as saying that this is truly the reason the case was buried, instead the new guy, Riggston, suggests that perhaps it was because back in 2008 Chicago had a bid in to host the Olympics and a serial killer may have jeopardized that. Once again Chicago PD does a fantastic job of presenting this social issue to its audience with little bias or opinion, and leaving it up to us to confront it ourselves.

Shea McKeown

Shea McKeown

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