Chicago PD Recap: The Weigh Station
“Chicago PD” Season 2 Episode 3 “The Weigh Station” aired last Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the entire Intelligence Unit raced against time in order to take out the bounty on Detective Jay Halstead’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) head. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode picked up from where it left off in the previous episode, with Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) firing at the guy who tried to shoot Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). However, instead of him getting shot, his bartender friend, Maddie, got shot in the neck instead. Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer), one of the paramedics at Firehouse 51, came just in time and brought Maddie to the hospital, who later on survived a surgery and was placed in Intensive Care.
At the precinct, much to Jay’s annoyance, his boss, Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), decided to place him under protective custody, which meant that he could not leave the station until they were able to remove the bounty on his head. He was placed under the watchful eyes of Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty).
Meanwhile, Nadia (Stella Maeve), the Intelligence Unit’s new secretary, was running late and confided to Sergeant Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) that the reason why she wanted to persevere at her job was because she wanted to become a police officer one day. However, Platt just told her that since she was a former drug addict it would never happen. However, before running up the stairs to the Intelligence department, she greeted the Sergeant a happy birthday and gave her a birthday card. Erin also met her mother briefly, who had come to tell her that she was getting married that same afternoon.
Erin and Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) went over to Southside Hospital, as they had learned that a man had just come in and was being treated for two gunshot wounds. When they got there, they were able to get him to talk and informed them that he was only the getaway driver for his friend, Carl.
Officer Kevin Atwater (Laroyce Hawkins) and Voight paid Carl a visit and chased him down as he had tried to run away. After beating him up, Voight got him to cooperate with him. However, before bringing Carl up to interrogation, he made sure that Kim and Roman had Jay secure inside his office.
Meanwhile, at County Cook Prison, Detective Alvin Olinksy (Elias Koteas) paid Oskar Bembenek a visit and tried to make a deal so that he could call off the hit on Jay. However, Bembenek did not even try to help Olinksy out.
Back at the station, Carl, who decided to cooperate with them, revealed that he had heard about the hit at a bar and revealed that Jay was not the only one on Bembenek’s hit list. It turned out that Bembenek had a list of those that he wanted to be killed, just in case he ended up in prison.
However, their little conversation was interrupted by Antonio, who had just reported that the daughter of Assistant District Attorney, Steve Cutt, who was in charge of Bembenek’s case, had just been shot in the head.
Officer Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) asked Platt’s help to get in touch with Deputy Charlene Rattigan, who could help them obtain Bembenek’s jail pay phone recordings so that they could learn more about the hit list and who he had given the order to kill Jay to. As Charlene flirted a little bit with Ruzek at the department, Kim, who was Ruzek’s girlfriend, got a little bit jealous.
Since the recordings were in Polish, they were able to get Carl to help translate what was being said. According to the recordings, the man on the other side of the phone told Bembenek that he had the list and that all he was waiting for was his go signal. He was also upset that Bembenek had given the contract out to somebody else first before him, a man whom Olinksy and Voight knew, named JP or Joe Price.
Meanwhile, Nadia, who had been informing Jay of Maddie’s condition the entire day, was surprised by a call from Platt, who was surprised that Nadia knew that it was her birthday that day.
Olinksy and Voight paid a visit to Joe Price, who informed them that he had retired from being a hitman and had turned down the contract that Bembenek had given him. He also informed them that he had no idea how long the hitlist was but reluctantly agreed to go down to the station with them. As they were talking to Joe, Voight learned that the elderly mother of one of the judge’s at Bembenek’s trial had been murdered. Thanks to this new information, they were able to deduce that the relatives of the judges and lawyers who had worked against Bembenek were being targeted.
In one of the conference rooms, they asked Joe if he knew who Bembenek was talking to, as that was the man who was ordered to kill Jay. Joe recognized him as Patrick Shostack, a new kind of contract killer. They then made a deal with Joe so that he could help them catch Shostack. They would make sure that Joe’s son’s record would be clean, as he had been involved in a small incident, in exchange for Joe’s help. Joe then helped them set an entire operation up, that he would bring Jay in alive so that once they had eyes on Shostack, they could grab him.
However, things quickly went south as Joe double crossed all of a sudden, as Shostack was holding Joe’s son hostage in exchange for Jay. The entire unit tried their best to keep up with them, until Joe and Jay parked at an empty lot. There, Jay acted quickly and easily defeated old Joe. However, as Shostack in his red Mustang was getting closer, he told Joe to act as if he had captured Jay so that they could get his son back. However, as Shostack got nearer, he got spooked and started driving off in the opposite direction.
Luckily, Erin and Voight were near them, and they were able to get Shostack to surrender after they flipped his car. There, they were able to find Joe’s son in the trunk, and they called an ambulance for him so that they could treat his injuries. However, everything did not end up well for Joe, as he was also arrested for “doing the right thing.”
Back at the precinct, Voight commended Jay for the brave actions he had done that day. However, as all knowledge of what had happened had to stay “in house” so that they could continue on operating the way that they do, nobody would ever know the truth about what exactly had happened, except for them — their Intelligence Unit family.
Meanwhile, Kim and Ruzek reconciled their differences with each other and agreed to meet up for a date after work.
Erin, after much deliberation, went to her mother’s wedding and congratulated the happy couple. Afterwards, she went back to the station and informed Voight that the only one she considered as family was him.
At Cook County Prison, Olinsky was able to exact revenge on Bembenek by transferring him into General Population instead of in protective custody, where he would be exposed to most of his enemies.
At the precinct, Platt came to Nadia to apologize, as Nadia was the only one who had remembered her birthday. She then reminded Nadia that in Chicago, “records have a way of getting expunged,” which meant that she would help Nadia to pursue her dream to become a cop, but the heavy lifting was all dependent on Nadia.
Meanwhile, at the hospital, both Sylvie and Jay waited for an update on Maddie’s condition. Jay confided that he had felt responsible for what had happened and that he had never experienced someone getting shot with a “bullet that was meant for him.” Thankfully, the doctor informed that Maddie still had to stay in Intensive Care for observation, but she will survive. Happily, Sylvie invited Jay for some drinks at Molly’s with the guys from Firehouse 51. He accepted the invitation but delayed in going, as he sat down on the hospital floor and contemplated about what had just happened to him.
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