Chicago PD‘s ‘Before The Fall” was intense. This is going to be a little different than my other reviews, since there was really only one story line this episode. So instead of paragraphs about the different story lines, this article is going to focus on the different aspects of the main, and really the only, story line of this week’s episode. The main one being what we have known for seasons now. Don’t mess with Hank Voight.
Don’t Mess With Hank Voight
Voight is the man. He gets the job done no matter what the cost. I get that that’s not always a good thing, but I have mad respect for Hank Voight. But I will admit that I would not want to be on Voight’s bad side. To quote Trudy Platt, messing with Voight is “not a game many people win”.
For real though, when will people learn not to mess with Hank Voight? That Staples guy clearly hasn’t heard of Voight before. Because if he had, he would know that you don’t want to cross him. Getting on his bad side is not something that will end well for you.
Intelligence Under Cover
Vanessa and Kevin did a heck of a job while undercover this week. Rojas was definitely quick on her feet when she almost got made. Even Marina admitted in a tweet that she almost didn’t recognize Rojas. And I gotta say, Kevin looked good while undercover.
I love when members of intelligence go undercover. Undercover jobs are definitely one of my favorite parts of Chicago PD. And let me say, intelligence does it well. I love seeing the characters they come up with and just watching them roll with it. They are just so good at it. Is there anything the folks in intelligence can’t do?
An Undercover Job Gone Wrong
Of course Paul Staples had to ruin the undercover job. Did I mention I didn’t like him? Yes, it seemed like things were going south, but that doesn’t mean you just go in and blow the whole mission. Especially when Voight tells you to stand down because he has an undercover cop in there. He definitely had a major ego and wanted to call the shots.
But I have to admit, Staples wasn’t the only one to blame for the job going south. The reverend couldn’t get over being dismissed in his own church. If he would have listened and just got out, then maybe none of this would have happened. However, he definitely didn’t deserve to get his skull smashed in because of it.
Stand Out Scene
I was all here for Voight punching Staples. He needed to be put in his place. He deliberately disobeyed Voight’s orders, which is ultimately what blew the case and left the Reverend with a bashed in skull. I would have been pissed if I was Voight, too. It didn’t need to come to that. If you ask me, Staples got what he deserved.
It was a total Voight thing to do. He does not take kindly to people getting in his way and screwing things up. And Jay’s reaction to it all was priceless. It’s like it doesn’t even surprise them anymore. Either that, or they thought Staples had it coming, too.
Hailey: Stay warm, kittens.
Jay: We’re a little cynical, JoJo.
Frank Rochester: This is my church. You can’t dismiss me in my church.
Voight: Do not engage. I’ve got a CI in there and a cop that’s unarmed. Stand down!
Frank Rochester: Cause of death: my own ego.
Staples: I did it by the book.
Voight: Not my book.
Watch Chicago PD Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.