I really don’t know how this show does it, but it goes above the bar that it sets in the previous season each year. The last season went above and beyond what I had expected for the season and I expect that to happen this year as well. Lindsey’s revenge on the man that killed Nadia comes to a head after he escaped prison. Instead of arresting him, like she should have, she pulls a Voight and kills him. In cold blood? Well, that still remains to be seen.
But someone did kill someone else in cold blood. And that would be Voight. Shocker shocker, I know. In the season finale, his son becomes victim of his bad decisions and it leads to him dying at the hands of a dealer, leaving behind his girlfriend and son. When they find the man responsible for his death, Voight ignores Lindsey’s pleas to let him live, before shooting him in the head and burying him.
We say good-bye yet again to another character that we love. Like SVU, they seem to be getting rid of them like hot cakes. Roman departs from the show as his injury on the job forced him to be behind a desk. Not wanting that kind of life, he left the CPD.
With Roman gone, Burgess gets a new partner in Julie Tay, Li Jun Li. We aren’t sure if this is going to be a long term partnership or a short term one. Considering the fact that Burgess grills her at the beginning doesn’t bode well for the partnership. I for one am excited for Tay to show her up because you know that it’s going to happen. It doesn’t take long for them to be tested as they get a call and come upon a man in the middle of attacking a woman. He decides to go on a little ride with her which forces them to follow.
While Voight is trying to grieve his son’s death he knows that something is going on with Lindsey. She is not doing a very good job at hiding it. I mean, she might as well have a sign on her forehead that says ‘guilty party over here’. Voight is going to crack that nut like it’s no tomorrow. But he will give her the chance to come to him. It doesn’t get any better when he finds out that Olive is moving away with her son.
As they do with many of their shows, they have two cases going on and sometimes it gets confusing as they go back and forth. Tay has her own things going on as we learn that she was placed under a glass ceiling because she shut down advances from her boss and only got her job because of Platt. The rest of the unit focus on trying to find the man who killed Evan for drugs and money. Obviously? What else do you kill for these days?
The show is not as exciting and intense as the season finale, but it certainly set up for another good season. Voight is going to be in the hot seat all season as Crowley is going to be out to prove that he killed Justin’s killer. Lindsey will continue to struggle with her loyalties as that happens and the rest of the unit are going to try and protect Chicago with two people’s minds all messed up with Justin’s death.
In the next episode, a white woman is kidnapped and held hostage in a black ghetto and the unit has to try and figure out a way of getting her out without citing a war.
What did you think of the show?