WARNING — The following “As The D.J. Turns” post contains spoilers regarding “Chicago P.D.” If you haven’t seen Wednesday’s (Sept. 21) season four premiere of the show, look away.
When we left “Chicago P.D.” last May, I thought fans of the show were treated to one of the best season finales of any show in recent years.
Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), commander of the Chicago Police Department’s intelligence squad, was seen in the final moments ready to extract revenge on the man who killed his son.
The story resumed Wednesday night as Commander Emma Crowley (Barbara Eve Harris), who is the boss of the CPD’s 21st District which the intelligence unit runs out of and who Voight answers to, is right on his heels about Voight’s actions on that rainy night.
Crowley grills Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) about Voight. In the season finale, we saw Lindsay drive off crying after leaving Voight just moments before what likely happened, happened.
As those who watch the show regularly know, Lindsay owes Voight big time. He took her in at 15 from an unstable family life and with a long list of problems including addiction.
At the end of Wednesday’s episode, Voight has not had to answer for his actions, yet. Lindsay didn’t tell Crowley anything. It was sort of anticlimactic. But they weren’t going to haul off Voight to jail in the season premiere. The character of Voight is the foundation of this show. I firmly believe his actions will come back to haunt him, if not this season, in seasons to come.
The rest of the episode dealt with the intelligence unit investigating a murder caused by the actions of an overly aggressive narcotics detective. And Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) spends an eventful day with her new partner Julie Tay (Li Jun Li). That should be an interesting partnership as the season progresses.
UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .