#ChicagoPD S6, Ep 17-18 "Pain Killers/"The City" Recap and Review #ChHards #OneChicago

Pain Killer"

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"Pain Killer" was yet another great episode that what looked to be an active shooter shooting a politician; but there's a twist as a blast from the past unexpectedly comes to Voight. 

After an event for Ray Price, a shot was fired hitting Price. Voight and team search for the active shooter that takes them to another victim, a judge that Voight knows. Soon, the pieces come together of where the shooter has been in the area to where Voight has been in the last day or two. Could someone be targeting Voight? 

After another shot was fired at the courthouse; Atwater chases the suspect but gets away leaving a backpack with the weapon. That weapon belongs to someone, who had been away for a couple of days but knew the suspect. It was soon that the suspect was a blast from Voight's past as a kid that he arrested but got him a deal for turning in other bad guys. Voight learns that the kid didn't get out as they had agreed on;  stayed longer till he was released just a month ago. 

After a call of the shooter taken hostages, Voight tried to go in and reasoned with him. After letting two hostages go, Voight tries everything to make the shooter feel safe, but that wasn't going to happen. As soon as the last hostage escapes, Voight tries to reason with him one more time, but he walks into the window, where a SWAT sniper shot him. 

This episode was a real thrilling episode that just when you thought that it was a policial shooting; it was of Voight's past that would come back to haunt him. Jason Beghe gives another strong performance; the character of Voight has grown and developed this season as a man who's been suffering a lot but still moves on from it. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

The City"

Can two Mayor candidates work together with the Intelligence Unit to solve a gang war before things turn even deadly? Here's a recap!"The City" is another intense and crazy episode that has the Intelligence Unit investigating a gang shooting. Also though they know which two of the gangs it was, Voight has a meeting with both its leaders to have a peace summit. But it goes south pretty quickly when another shooting happens and kills an innocent woman. 

As the investigation moves forward, Voight and the team found an eye witness of the death of her sister; accepts to testify in court after capturing the suspect. Just as things were looking good, Kelton makes a press conference that just put a target on the witness and had to get her out of town before she gets killed. That lead to Voight with the only option, letting one of the gang leaders take the suspect out and it just happens to be the one that the suspect was a member of, so yeah.

 I very much enjoyed this episode. I'm not carrying much about Burgess' love life with this guy that's been on for the last few episodes. I kind of wonder if it's so that she can have a relationship while Ruzek is having with Upton. Anyway, the writing was very good for this episode with outstanding character developments. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.

You can catch Chicago PD Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.