Give me all the character-centric episodes. I love episodes that mainly focus on one character and tells us more about them through that. Last week was a Jay episode, Kim got the storyline with Makayla, Atwater got a big storyline startling at the end of last season and continuing into the beginning of this season, and last night’s episode was Adam’s turn. Adam has been a main focus lately, so I’m glad last night was an Adam episode. Chicago PD‘s “Instinct” was an Adam episode, and I loved every minute of it.
Adam and Tommy
Tommy might be one of the best CI’s we’ve seen in a while. His story had such a heartbreaking ending and Adam probably shouldn’t have used him when he wasn’t clean, but he was a hell of a CI. His bond with Adam was so sweet, and I loved that he was willing to do whatever it took to help him. Tommy deserved better.
My heart broke for Adam this episode. He clearly feels guilty about Tommy’s death and feels like he can’t trust his instincts anymore. I just wanted to give him a hug and tell him that everything’s gonna be okay. I hope that the guilt he feels over Tommy’s death isn’t going to cause him to spiral. He needs to know that he did the right thing and that Tommy’s death isn’t his fault.
The Burzek content this episode was amazing. The fact that she was able to calm him down with just a hand motion screams soulmatism. Kim getting so worried when she thought Adam might be shot was adorable. And maybe I’m reading too much into that scene, but I’ll take Burzek content any way I can get it. Burzek are soulmates. Period.
However, they also got into a lot of arguments this episode. They didn’t agree on how to handle Tommy or the fact that Adam promised something to Logan that he had no intentions on fulfilling. They’ve gotten through a lot worse, but they said some harsh things to each other and with Adam dealing with the guilt of his friend’s death I’m curious to see what their relationship is going to look like going forward.
Stand Out Scene
Adam’s talk with Voight in the locker-room at the end of the episode was heartbreaking. He really felt guilty that Tommy’s life ended the way it did. Adam may not trust his instincts anymore, but I sure as hell do. I would never doubt Adam’s instincts. I just want to give Adam a hug and tell him he did good. Adam crying over the loss of his friend nearly brought me to tears. When Adam cries, I cry.
I love that Voight knew that Adam was hurting and went to check on him in the locker-room. Voight lost a friend, too, so I love that Voight went to comfort Adam after the loss of his. Losing a friend can’t be easy, and neither can feeling guilty over it. Something Voight also knows well. Not something I wanted them to bond over, but at least Adam has someone who knows how he’s feeling.
Adam: If it’s too messy for you, look away, please, cause I’ll sleep fine tonight.
Adam: I hesitated and I…didn’t pull the trigger until after he shot my friend.
Voight: Right is still right, Adam.
Adam: Can’t trust my instincts anymore.
Voight: That’s just not the math anymore.
Kim: What the hell just happened?
Adam: I screwed up. Hesitated.