Chicago PD 8×15 “The Right Thing” goes into exactly that, the question of what the right thing is, with a complicated answer. The show has tried to deal with the current reckoning about policing, and this episode attempts to continue that conversation, even if the show doesn’t seem to arrive at any real, actionable conclusion. It just aims to keep driving the conversation.
Sometimes, that’s enough. In this case, I’m not sure it is, but that’s a discussion for after the episode is out. For now, let us try to tease what the characters are doing, and what decisions are being made in Chicago PD 8×15 “The Right Thing”:
- This is an intense hour. Case-heavy episodes don’t always work that well, but this one keeps you on the edge of your seat.
- And it sets up a heart-stopping finale.
- The focus is mostly on Voight in this one, but other characters get a chance to reckon with what’s going on.
- Mostly because the quiet character moments and interactions are really well done.
- For example, even though this isn’t an Upstead heavy hour, I also didn’t feel like I had to scour the episode for Upstead crumbs.
- The show aims to make you second guess your decisions right along Superintendent Miller. I’m not sure it manages it.
- Kevin Atwater gets a moment or two to show what makes his character so good. Now I just really need this show to give him more of a personal life.
- I’ll take all the late-night calls if it means we get to see some of these characters in the comfort of their own homes.
- Also, a big fan of the bedhead, what can I say?
- This is one of those episodes that does a really good job at referencing the past in a way that’s both poignant and realistic.
- Unspoken communication is the name of the game.
- I love it when the female characters on this show are allowed to be both badass and soft within the course of a few scenes. Because that’s what women are, what women can be.
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Chicago PD airs Wednesdays on NBC.