Chicago PD Recap: They’ll Have to Go Through Me
“Chicago PD” Season 2 Episode 7 “They’ll Have to Go Through Me” aired last Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. This episode saw the conclusion of the case of the pedophile ring that was discovered by Lieutenant Kelley Severide (Taylor Kinney) in “Chicago Fire.” In this episode, Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit went to Chicago to help the Intelligence Unit finally close the case that they had started investigating in New York. Read on to learn more about the episode.
The episode began right after the events of the previous episode. The Intelligence Unit met Officers Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) and Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), who informed them that the police officer that died was Officer Ross McAdden, who had been Officer Adam Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) homeroom instructor at the academy. Sean then informed them that the fire alarm had been pulled around the time that Andrew Lewellen, a fire victim that had photographs of the children in the pedophile ring, had been killed so that he would not be able to tell the police anything, as he had been responsive and had already been talking to his doctors. However, the most that they could get from the security camera footage of the hospital was the side view of the shooter.
Two hours later, Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) greeted his unit and presented Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) and Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) from the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, who would be helping them with the case. Together, they brought the unit up to speed.
They informed them that they believed that Andrew Lewellen had been financing the entire operation. Bob Clinton, whom they had arrested in New York, was just a middleman and had been getting children from a youth center, but he had told them that a lot of the children had come from Chicago. He was going to tell them who the head was, but before he could do so, he had been shanked in the shower. Voight told Kim and Sean to try to identify the shooter and told Nick and Ruzek to check out the senior center where Lewellen had been paying for a resident who was not a relative of his. Before they left, Sergeant Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) came in to hand out black bands for their badges in honor of their fallen comrade. Voight also told Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) to find her half-brother, Teddy Courtney (Lou Taylor Pucci), who was now in Chicago, as he was the only one who would be able to identify the head of the ring. She then asked her mother to help her.
At the senior home, Nick and Ruzek discovered that the resident whom Lewellen was paying for, Mrs. Hughes, had no idea who Lewellen was and informed them that her daughter, Matilda, paid her bills there. Nadia, the unit’s secretary, discovered that Matilda Hughes worked at the Department of Children and Family Services and was not at work. She had not been responding to her boss’ phone calls.
At her apartment, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) discovered that Matilda had been shot dead, and her cell phone and computer were missing. They also discovered that Lewellen had been paying for her mother for 15 years, the same number of years that Matilda worked at the Department of Children and Family Services. Because of this, they realized that she had been funneling children to the ring using the department. However, they also knew that she was not the head of the entire operation.
Her boss, Mr. Van Camp, was in shock but allowed them to take a look at Matilda’s office. He also informed them that Matilda was in an abusive relationship with a man named Gary Miller. While looking through her files, Ruzek asked Nick how they handled these cases all the time. Nick just told him that he remembered those that he had saved.
Erin then discovered her half-brother’s, Teddy Coutney’s, file among the folders, as Teddy had been assigned to a family called the Whitings two months before he went to New York, where he had fallen victim to the pedophile ring. They also discovered that two more children were currently under the Whitings’ care — a nine-year-old girl named Amy and a 13-year-old boy named Chris.
Before entering the Whitings’ house, Amanda learned from Ruzek that Sam Whiting’s wife, Jill, who had been listed as a foster parent, died nine years ago. As this was odd, Erin and Amanda decided to enter the house, as Sam was taking some time to put aside the dog. They found him in a room with a gun in hand. However, before they could get to him, he blew his brains out.
At the precinct, they laid out what they knew so far. Matilda Hughes was the one who gave the children to Sam Whiting, a foster parent. With the financial assistance of Andrew Lewellen, they were able to bring the children to Bob Clinton in New York, who photographed and filmed the abuse being done to the children. They still did not know the role that Todd Ledbetter, a registered sex offender and the shooter of Officer McAdden and Andrew Lewellen, played. However, they were able to track him down, as he had been reported entering a particular house.
When they got there, Ledbetter ran from them. In the course of his escape, he fell from a building rooftop, which instantly killed him.
At the house, Amanda, Antonio, Officer Kevin Atwater (Laroyce Hawkins) and Erin found Amy tied to a chair in a locked room. She then told them that a big mean man took Chris away the other day. As Erin would not allow Voight to put her in the system again until they found a family that they could truly trust, Amy stayed with Erin for the night, who reassured her that everything bad that had happened to her was now in her past.
At Voight’s office, he was told by Commander Fisher that he had one day left to solve the case before it was handed over to the Major Crimes Unit. Voight then informed Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) of the the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, who had called, that he needed her help in closing the case that they had started investigating together.
The next day, Erin met up with Teddy and their mother for breakfast. There, she was able to convince him to continue helping them so that they would be able to put the men who hurt him in the past to jail.
At the precinct, Oliva arrived and greeted Amanda and Nick. She was then briefed by Voight, who told her that he had brought her to Chicago as they had a little time left to solve the case before it was handed to Major Crimes and because they were close to closing it.
While Voight and Olivia talked, Erin brought Teddy in. While Erin talked to Voight, Teddy recognized a picture on their board, whom he said was the leader of the entire ring.
Afterwards, Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) and Officer Kevin Atwater (Laroyce Hawkins) arrested the head of the entire operation, Matilda’s boss at the Department of Children and Family Services, Mr. Van Camp.
At holding, Voight tried to intimidate Van Camp into talking. However, Olivia stopped him and asked for five minutes with Van Camp. Because of this, she was able to get Van Camp to tell them where Chris was. Thanks to this, they were able to rescue Chris.
Back at the precinct, the entire department, Oliva, Nick and Amanda saluted Officer McAdden’s wife and daughter, as they brought the box of Officer McAdden’s things out of the precinct.
Afterwards, Erin learned that Teddy was going to stay for a while with their mother and her new husband. Teddy himself could not believe that they were able to put down the ring, as he had lost all hope in that and in himself. Now, he could finally start living his life.
Upstairs, she told Amy that she had found a nice family, whom she trusted, for both her and Chris, and told her that she was going to come over for dinner to make sure that everything was okay.
And that was all for the recap of “Chicago PD” Season 2 Episode 7 “They’ll Have to Go Through Me.” For more news, updates and recaps on “Chicago PD” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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