Chicago PD: A Little Devil Complex
“Chicago PD” Season 2 Episode 13 “A Little Devil Complex” aired last Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at 10 PM. This episode is the conclusion of the two-part event that began with “Chicago Fire” Season 2 Episode 13 “Three Bells,” which aired last Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at 10 PM. In this episode, after Firefighter Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund) approached her brother, Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), for help in order to catch an arsonist who caused the fire that killed Paramedic Leslie Shay (Lauren German), the Intelligence Unit launches a full investigation in order to catch the arsonist in the act. During the investigation, they soon discover that his fires, which date back to around 20 years ago, have also affected others such as Firefighter Henry Mills, Paramedic Peter Mill’s (Charlie Barnett) late father, and Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker). However, the stakes become higher after discovering the arsonist’s next target. Meanwhile, Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) and Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) are puzzled at Sergeant Trudy Platt’s (Amy Morton) sudden change in character. Read on to learn more about this episode.
Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) and Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) were both surprised at Desk Sergeant Trudy Platt’s (Amy Morton) very pleasant and sunny disposition, as this was very much not like her. She even went as far as to compliment Burgess’ idea to go back on patrol in the Roosevelt neighborhood. Burgess then noticed that there was a man taking notes while watching her.
Upstairs, the Intelligence Unit welcomed back Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) to the fold and teased her a little bit. Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) then instructed her and Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) to take a look at the docket of still-open cases, but Antonio excused himself for a moment as he had somewhere to go for a while.
Antonio met his sister, Firefighter Candidate Gabriella “Gabby” Dawson (Monica Raymund), who brought him up to speed on their arson case and told him that they were sure that Adrian Gish (Robert Knepper) was responsible for the fire that killed her partner and best friend, Paramedic Leslie Shay (Lauren German). She was sure as he confessed to Lieutenant Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) when he confronted him. Antonio then went to his office, and as Gish refused to come to the station so that they could talk, he pretended that Gish had spit in his eye to give him a reason to arrest him and bring him in, after calling him an arsonist in front of the entire office.
Antonio then brought Voight up to speed and entered the interrogation room together. Inside, Gish mentioned that he didn’t find setting fire to innocent families or an entire city challenging. He told them that the real challenge was how to get away with committing arson over and over again. Voight then started lighting matches and throwing at him to taunt him while asking him how he had done it. However, he told Voight that people always underestimated him, and revealed that he knew Gabby had been a paramedic and was Antonio’s sister. He then warned them not to push him so hard and told them he believed that he had come from the devil. He then told Antonio that by the time Gish was finished tormenting him, he would want to set fire to himself. He then left as soon as his lawyer came in.
Voight then assigned the case to the entire unit. They discovered that he worked as a proofreader for a mortgage company and was classified as an “excitement arsonist” — one who likes the chaos that ensues afterwards. They also discovered that Gish had started the fires that killed Henry Mills, Peter Mills’ father, and had burned Chief Boden (Eammon Walker). As arson was extremely difficult to prove unless they caught him in the act, they had to make him feel like they were watching him, so that they could push him enough to commit another arson.
While Officer Adam Ruzek (John Patrick Flueger) and Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) went over to the company he worked at, the rest tried to find a connection between all of his victims. Lindsay then got to work to try to get a warrant for his house.
Downstairs, Burgess tried to push her limit for the reason why she had to swap shifts with another crew; and, to their surprise, Platt allowed it happily.
At his workplace, they discovered that he had been working there for around more than 15 years and that he had graduated from a Kellogg business school. Thanks to this, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Lindsay were able to connect him to Dr. Henry Mills, who had been part of his advisory committee. However, after talking to Dr. Mills, they discovered that Adrian Gish had been wheelchair bound and wasn’t their man. After talking to Gish’s supposed mother, they discovered that the real Gish had died in an office fire 12 years ago. This annoyed Voight to no end, who was informed by Gish’s lawyer that he had legally changed his name years ago and that his real name was Ross McGowan. Meanwhile, in the break room, Lindsay informed Halstead that she still wanted to have a relationship with him and didn’t mind going behind Voight’s back to do so.
Voight then decided to use Roman and Burgess in order to enact a plan. Later that night, Voight and his team ransacked his house, and Roman and Burgess seemingly followed him into a pizza joint, where they were able to get some slices of pizza and soda, while Gish waited for his box of pizza. Burgess then became a little bit worried as he had spent too much time in the bathroom, but he came back and got his pizza right as she had decided to go in and follow him. After reassuring him that they weren’t following him, as soon as he left, they informed Lindsay and Halstead so that they could tail him in their car, while Roman and Burgess left the joint and made their presence known. Gish then went over to their car and told them that they had underestimated him again. At that moment, Burgess and Roman’s car blew up.
This annoyed Platt to no end, but because she was being watched, she decided to happily give them another car. Later, Platt informed Burgess that the man watching her was from a disciplinary committee from the city government, as someone had lodged a complaint against her, and told Burgess that she was worried about losing her job. Because of this, Burgess told the man that Platt was a good sergeant and had a lot of charisma.
Gabby, Megan and Chief Boden then met up with the Intelligence Unit so that they could show them the fires that they had mapped out to have been started by Gish. They then reassured them that they would definitely get this arsonist, who had been committing arson since the ‘70s. After Lindsay mentioned the name Ross McGowan, Boden told them that that wasn’t Gish’s real name, as that had been the name of a firefighter that had died in the fire that had claimed the life of Henry Mills. Because of this, Voight got extremely angry. Meanwhile, Gabby couldn’t understand why Antonio couldn’t just make up a reason to toss Gish in the prison system. However, Antonio told her that he was going to follow the law in order to properly bring him to justice.
While Halstead had Gish’s prints lifted off the table in the interrogation room, Ruzek and Olinsky followed Gish into a hardware store, where he purposely lined up at a female checker who had burn scars from a school fire years ago. He then showed her that he also had burn scars on his arm from a fire that happened years ago. Because of this and because he had talked about men who had started fires that killed innocent families, they discovered that his true name was Trenton Lamont, who had survived a fire that killed his entire family when he was seven years old.
Thanks to that information, after asking around the neighborhood where the Lamonts used to live, they were able to raid his apartment, where they discovered dozens of pictures of Gabby and a laptop in which he had sent a false text from Sylvie to Gabby to meet up at that moment at a particular area. They informed Olinsky and Ruzek, who went after Gish but lost him after Olinsky and Ruzek split up due to several cans of kerosene on fire at the grocery store. At the same time, Antonio and Voight came speeding towards where Gabby was. Antonio also tried to call Gabby up to warn her that she was Gish’s next target, but was too late as she had already entered the elevator.
Her elevator then got stuck in between the third and fourth floors and asked for assistance. However, all of a sudden, the hatch on the roof of the elevator was removed to reveal that Gish was there. He then poured enough gasoline inside to burn both of them. Gabby tried to reason with him, but Gish refused to listen as he told her that he was going to rise again, just like the phoenix. Just as he lighted the lighter to throw it down inside, Antonio managed to shoot him dead, and Gabby caught the lighter right before it hit the floor.
At the locker room, later that day, Antonio discovered that his hands were shaking really badly.
At Molly’s, Megan, Peter, Boden, Ruzek and Atwater celebrated the fact that Gish had finally been brought to justice, while Gabby comforted Antonio and told her brother that it was because of him that everything was now alright. Elsewhere, Halstead and Lindsay continued to meet up with each other.
The next day, Burgess discovered that the man watching Platt the entire time was just a writer for the local newspaper who had written a fluff piece about her. Platt then asked Halstead where Lindsay was as there was a package waiting for her; however, Halstead informed her that Lindsay had gone to see her mother.
At a restaurant, Bunny (Markie Post) informed Lindsay that she now had a desk job at a rental car company, and had asked to meet her so that she could tell her about a particular customer that rented cars eight times in one month, which was strange. She then told her that she had a bad feeling about that customer, and believed that he had committed murder as she had found a surgical glove with blood on it inside the car.
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