The Intelligence Unit goes against the FBI in a case in this episode.
When a powerful congressman found unconscious with a dead young woman in his hotel room, Voight and the team thinks that the congressman might be set up. But here comes when the case gets interesting as Burgess' new boyfriend, who happens to be a prosecutor for the FBI, makes things rocky for the unit to investigate and causes tension between Burgess, Voight and the boyfriend.
After learning that the congressman was set up and was drugged, they find a suspect, who happens to be on the FBI list for a while and they don't want Voight and his unit to mess it up. But Voight and Burgess play the FBI and get their suspect.
Meanwhile for a few weeks now, Ruzek has been the snitch that's trying to take Voight down under Woods' orders. Threatening to put his sister away in jail, Ruzek is running out of time to get something on Voight and has one last shot to get it.
"Politics" was areal thrilling and enjoyable drama. Watching Burgess and Voight's professional relationship with the FBI and Burgess' boyfriend. The writing was solid in the episode. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
"Monster" Fall Finale
In the fall finale, Ruzek makes a tough decision.
As the Intelligence Unit investigates a string of opioid overdose, that includes a daughter of a well respected Chicago Judge and a former officer that worked with Voight.
The deaths lead to an epidemic as it spreads into the family neighborhoods of Chicago. The case leads to one suspect but gets gunned down that happens to be from the judge, whose daughter overdose on opioids. Voight confronted the judge and got a confession, but instead of arresting him, he asked for a favor.
Meanwhile, it's not or never for Ruzek to find something on Voight, and he got something that'll take Voight down. Will or won't he is the question, and everything seemed to be leaning towards turning a video of Voight taking cash until he tells Woods to screw himself and drives back to the house. There's where Ruzek and Al talked about the good old days (Four and a half years still seems long) and asked to join him on Intel. But that ride took a detour and drove to an abandoned warehouse where who else, Voight is coming out and walks up to Ruzek.
"Monster" was a terrific fall finale episode that thrilling from the beginning to the end with a cliffhanger that's one to remember. I was stunned that Ruzek didn't turn Voight to Woods, thinking that he would put his family before his working family. But now might be paying a big price when coming face to face with Voight. The writing was strong and solid. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
You can catch Chicago PD as they return tonight at 10/9c on NBC.