ONE CHICAGO Women: CHICAGO P.D. “Snitch” (5×04) & CHICAGO FIRE “A Breaking Point” (6×04) recap
The women of CHICAGO P.D. and CHICAGO FIRE were pretty bad ass this week with P.D.‘s Upton taking on colleague Ruzek and FIRE‘s Dawson getting caught up in pretty intense situation while off duty. Let’s catch up on what went down in the ONE CHICAGO world these past 48 hours…
Kim Burgess: This week we had a great dose of Burgwater friendship (we never get nearly enough of this duo these days!), kicking off with Burgess over at Atwater’s to celebrate his younger brother Jordan’s 15th birthday. Atwater gets called away by Ruzek for some back up but Burgess stays behind at the party. Later on when someone from Atwater’s neighborhood is found dead (just as Intelligence were discussing getting him into witness protection so that he could help them with the case) and Intelligence are combing through video footage to find a witness, the pair realize that Jordan is that witness.
Trudy Platt: Pretty sure that Platt did not appear in this week’s episode. 🙁
Hailey Upton: What I’m enjoying about this season so far is that show seems to be making more of a conscious effort to share storylines among the characters. The season premiere was very Halstead and Voight heavy, the second week was very Burgess driven, last week was Anotonio-focused and Platt had quite a bit of a role, while this week we got to see more of a storyline for Atwater, Ruzek and Upton. The murder mentioned above was the brother of someone who was also murdered after Ruzek got close to while undercover for this case, so Ruzek’s focus on this case is a lot more intense than it usually is – so much so that while out with Upton he loses it at a suspect and punches him, much to Upton’s disgust. She pulls him away before shoving him and letting him have it, reminding him of the reform that is happening with CPD at the moment and that he can’t just go around hitting people – I’ve never seen her so angry and wasn’t expecting her sudden outburst, but it was great to see her tell it to Ruzek like she did. The next day Ruzek approaches Upton in the locker room and reveals that someone saw him hit the suspect and reported him. He wants to make sure that they’re on the same page when the time comes for them to be questioned, but with today’s modern technology Upton tells him that she has to think about it first, she simply can’t just lie. At the end of episode, with their case wrapped up, Upton, Burgess, Halstead and Ruzek are drinking at Molly’s, toasting to Jordan and Eddie when Ruzek is quick jump at a remark that Upton makes. She tells him this is not the place to have this argument and even Halstead tells him to let it go, but Ruzek won’t. Before she leaves Molly’s, Upton tells Ruzek that no, she did not throw him under the bus, but rather she took care of it and made the case go away by speaking to the witness. Her cryptically has us thinking that it wasn’t as simple as that…
Gabriela Dawson: This week’s FIRE was definitely its strongest episode all season and was pretty intense! With Casey officially being promoted to Captain, Dawson has taken the shift off to run some errands before the big ceremony and the party afterwards. She has just picked up his gift and heading towards her car when she notices some construction at a nearby parking structure is looking pretty shaky and could be a risk to the surrounding area. She goes to warn one of the construction workers, telling him that she’s an off duty paramedic and firefighter but he just brushes her off. Frustrated, she runs into the structure and warns all the people inside to get out because it’s not safe. The construction worker is less than impressed and follows in after her and as she finishes trying to evacuate the lower levels, the structure collapses! Dawson is okay but the worker not so lucky – the collapse has literally split his head open, but Dawson being the bad ass that she is, keeps calm and tries to hold his head together. An army sergeant and anxious bank teller emerge from the debris and announce that the collapse has blocked any exits and they’re trapped down there. A super aggressive (and I’m pretty sure racist) woman and a social worker also emerge. Sadly the construction worker passes away and it’s down to the five strangers to find supplies while they hope that help will come for them. They also later find a man trapped in his car due to a beam falling on it. Dawson warns that they have to get him out slowly otherwise more of the structure will collapse. Eventually they get him out and then the sergeant takes lead of the group, disagreeing with Dawson’s suggestions (he will later eat his words). The man they have just rescued doesn’t speak English but keeps repeating words, obviously worked up about something. The social worker figures out that someone is trapped in the elevator in the structure and when they go to free that person, it’s revealed to be the man’s daughter who then reveals that her father is an electrician and might be able to tinker with the phone in the elevator so that they can contact the outside world. If all that stress and drama wasn’t enough, as the group around her start to get all headachy and weak, Dawson then realizes that they’re suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning – one of the cars had its engine running when the structure collapsed. The army sergeant volunteers to try and make his way into the car and switch the engine off despite Dawson’s warnings that it’s too dangerous. While he’s doing that, the elevator phone is fixed and they make contact with outside. Casey happens to be on the other side and tells Dawson to get to the group to the north exit of the structure, where 51 will dig them out. When the non-English speaking man, his daughter, the bank teller, social worker and cranky woman make it out, Dawson is not with them – she went back to try and find the sergeant. Casey leaps into the wreckage to find her and eventually the three emerge safely. What a gripping ordeal! As he’s being tended to by paramedics, the sergeant thanks Dawson and pretty much admits he was wrong and also tells Dawson she’s a bad ass. Yeah she is! Casey’s ceremony goes ahead and Casey acknowledges that the real hero of the day is Dawson and everyone agrees and applauds her. You’ll find some pics of Dawson’s superwoman moments and also the ceremony, at the bottom of this recap.
Sylvie Brett: Following on from last week’s episode-ending bombshell that Hope stole 10 G from her last boss, Brett confronts her this week. Hope tells her that she had an affair with the boss and the wife found out so being the small town that Fowlerton is, nasty rumors started to fly. She points out to Brett that if she had actually stolen the money, she wouldn’t be in Chicago right now. Brett accepts her explanation and promises to smooth things over for her with Connie. We, on the other hand are not convinced the girl is telling the truth…
Stella Kidd: With Dawson off for the shift, Kidd is filling in on ambo, which is great because we don’t get to see Kidd and Brett in scenes with just the two of them together nearly enough! Both are pretty excited too. Going for a coffee during shift, Brett brings up the rumors about Hope and tells Kidd that it’s all just a big small town drama and that her friend didn’t really steal the money. Kidd may not argue but we can see that just like us, she’s not buying it. As they are ready to go back to the firehouse, a call to the structure accident comes over on the radio. The girls radio back in saying they’re pretty close to the area but the dispatcher says they’ve got it covered and not to worry. If only they knew! Later on, Kidd notices that a task she asked Hope to do at the start of the shift hasn’t been done and she goes to casually confront her about it. Hope is quick to make up an excuse and Kidd can see right through it and remarks that she is quick to have an explanation. Ugh, really not a fan of your friend Brett!
Anna Valdez: While CHICAGO JUSTICE may be over, the ADA returns to the ONE CHICAGO world making an appearance in this week’s P.D. after Voight seeks out her help on their case.
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