Chicago PD‘s “Unforgiven” gave us so much Upstead content, and I loved every minute of it. But with the good moments come some bad moments, too. I hated seeing Upstead argue. One of the many lessons I took from this episode was that sometimes, no matter how hard we try to forgive and forget, some things just remain unforgiven.
All The Upstead Goodness
I love that the last two episodes have given us amazing Upstead content! We may have only gotten one scene of Upstead being domestic and adorable this week, but it was everything! Jay going back to Hailey’s place after the kiss is officially canon, and I am so here for it!
I am still freaking out over that opening scene, guys. It was just so good! The two week wait for that scene was definitely worth it. Hailey and Jay were so happy and adorable and there was just so much Upstead goodness! I want to see more domestic Upstead.
Hailey and Her Dad
I love every learning about a character’s backstory. That being said, when Hailey got the text that he dad was admitted to the hospital, I thought we were gonna learn more about her childhood and her past with him. Hailey mentioned before that she had an abusive father, but I want to know more. And I still don’t get why she lied to Jay about talking to him.
Why does every character in the One Chicago universe think it’s okay to lie to their partner when they’re in a relationship? I get that Hailey probably didn’t want jay pestering her about her dad anymore, but she’s gotta understand where he’s coming from. Jay’s dad died when they weren’t on the best of terms, and I think he regrets how they left things. I think he regrets that he didn’t get to say goodbye to his dad and that he spent the last moments of his dad’s life hating him, and he doesn’t want the same thing to happen to Hailey.
Twist After Twist
This case really kept you guessing. Just when you thought you had it all figured out, there was another twist that threw a wrench in the whole thing. Normally I have these cases figured out pretty quickly, but I have to admit that this one had me guessing for a while. From wondering if Mike Blaine was dealing drugs, to wondering if he was sleeping with his CI, and any other illegal thing you could think of, this case was full of surprises.
This was not my favorite case ever on Chicago PD, but it also wasn’t the worst. I liked how the analogies and points Jay made throughout the episode hit home for Hailey and made the case more personal for her. I’m all for the cases on PD being personal for the characters. I think it adds another layer to the show and makes the cases more interesting.
Stand Out Scene
So this isn’t exactly a single scene, but more of a stand out moment. We saw a whole different side of Voight this week that I didn’t even really know existed. Voight actually looked into a murdered cop to see if he was corrupt instead of immediately backing one of his own. This was quite a change from the usual Voight we all know and love.
Perhaps Samantha Miller really is making Voight see the error of his ways and helping him experience some major growth. Or maybe he still feels that he rubbed off too much on Hailey before, so he’s trying to set a better example for his team. Either way, Voight showed some major character growth his episode, and I loved to see it.
Jay: That’s what good people do. They realize that people are flawed, they do stupid things sometimes.
Hailey: Okay, now you’re under arrest.
Jay: Without this woman, without this evil cop right here, you’d be dead. You get that, right?
Voight: There was a time we actually forgave people for their mistakes.
Jay: If something happens, and you don’t go see him then you’re gonna carry this for the rest of your life.
Voight: You don’t get to guess, not on this one.
Jay: He made a mistake, just like every other human being on this planet.
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”