This week’s episode of Chicago PD gave me all the feels. It was such a good episode, even without the Upstead and Burzek goodness. Needless to say, Chicago PD‘s “Tender Age” may be one of my favorite episodes yet.
All the Upstead Feels
It finally happened! Upstead finally took things to the next level. And let me tell you, that scene was worth waiting for. Upton getting emotional while she confessed her feelings to Jay, the longing glances between them, it was all so good! And the moment they both went in for the kiss was everything. I’m ready to see Upstead as an official couple.
I love Linstead. I’ll always love Linstead. But I also love Upstead. Upstead is the perfect match. They get each other, and they offer things that Linstead didn’t. We got to see Upstead be partners first, which is something we didn’t really get to see with Linstead. Upstead gave us the slowburn of partners, to friends, to now what looks like is the start of an official relationship. Linstead will always have a place in my heart, but I am so ready to explore this new side of Upstead.
Upton, The Feds, and a Case of Deja Vu
Poor Jay must hate New York and the Feds by now. They took Erin from him, and they almost took Hailey, too. Lucky for him, though, they weren’t successful this time. As much as Hailey was trying to make it seem like she might take the job, I could tell deep down that there was no way she was going to leave Jay.
While this storyline has some parallels to Erin’s departure to the Feds, it’s not exactly the same. Hank had Erin leave in order to prevent her from protecting Bunny, while Hailey had the choice to stay or go, and she chose to stay with Jay. I’m still not over Erin leaving. I miss Erin Lindsay and Linstead terribly. But it’s time to let Upton, and Upstead, shine.
Burgess and the Kid
Kim Burgess really shined this episode. She really took charge, and I loved to see it. She was quick on her feet, and I loved how she protected Makayla. Burgess knew just what she had to do to protect Makayla and make her feel comfortable, and that is one reason why she would make an incredible mother.
When Kim mentioned her pregnancy to Adam, my heart broke. Burzek was never my favorite couple, but what happened was still awful. Kim and Adam would have been great parents, and this episode was proof of that. While I don’t think Kim would want to be sidelined by a pregnancy, hopefully she can have a kid one day. She deserves that much.
Stand Out Scene
Ruzek and Burgess staying with Makayla at the safe house was so adorable. I loved seeing Ruzek in dad mode. They both were willing to do wat it takes to make sure she felt comfortable and safe, even if that meant sleeping at the edge of her bed. I need more domestic Burzek.
Those two deserve to be parents. They would be great at it, and I hate how the first try ended for them. However, I don’t think now is good timing. They’re both cops, and they both love their jobs. Maybe someday it will all work out.
Hailey: You could tell me you don’t want me to take it
Hailey: I don’t want to take it because of you.
Adam: I know you. You would’ve had instincts for all of it, that’s all
Hailey: It’s been a long time since I saw you as just my partner
Chicago PD airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.
Read Our Season 8 Reviews –
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×01 Review: “Fighting Ghosts”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×02 Review: “White Knuckle”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×03 Review: “Tender Age”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×04 Review: “Unforgiven”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×05 Review: “In Your Care”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×06 Review: “Equal Justice”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×07 Review: “Instinct”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×08 Review: “Protect And Serve”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×09 Review: “Impossible Dream”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×10 Review: “The Radical Truth”