Chicago P.D. 10×01 “Let It Bleed” is a return to a place we know, people we are familiar with, except with a caveat. It has to set up something that makes very little sense, storytelling-wise — and it has to do so while attempting to leave the show in not just a good place, but an interesting one. In that regard, Chicago P.D. 10×01 “Let It Bleed” is a bit of a reset, one that doesn’t actually work as well as the show wants it to.
For one, because we have actually watched this show before, and know who Hank Voight is — all he is. And, of course, there’s also the fact that the first episode mainly focuses on dynamics we won’t have for long, because Jesse Lee Soffer’s Jay Halstead is leaving the show. It’s better than the alternative (Vanessa Rojas), but it’s still not great considering the one thing that makes sense is for the character to stay.
With all of that on the table, here are some teases for Chicago P.D. 10×01 “Let It Bleed”:
- As well done as the first few minutes are …they just did not work for me. At this point, it’s debatable if they will work for anyone.
- It sucks when you see a character start down a path they promised they’d never walk.
- There was one moment, with one character, that made it feel like everything was right with the One Chicago world, at least for a second.
- Little team moments just hurt right now, okay?
- Hailey Upton is always a mood, but Hailey Upton is an entire MOOD this episode.
- I have absolutely no proof the new Chief is suspect, except for the fact that I remember him from The Mentalist and therefore I do not trust him.
- There is one specific Upstead convo that is either setup or …nah, it’s gotta be setup.
- Yeah, I still like Dante Torres.
- I have never agreed with Hank Voight as much as I did at one point in this episode. It was a yes, exactly, what Voight said moment. I haven’t had many of those in my time watching this show.
- After the premiere, I can say I don’t know for sure where the Jay storyline is going, but I do have an idea of where the season is going …and I don’t know that I like it.
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Chicago P.D. returns to NBC on September 21st at 10/9c.