‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Actual Physical Violence’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Actual Physical Violence’
CHICAGO P.D. — “Actual Physical Violence” Episode 303 — Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

“Chicago PD” Season 4 Episode 3 “Actual Physical Violence” aired last Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, it was Craig “Mouse” Gurwitch’s (Samuel Hunt) to shine after a desperate father whose daughter had been kidnapped, took him hostage. The team, upon investigating the daughter’s disappearance, then stumbled upon a human trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Barbara “Bunny” Fletcher  (Markie Post) caused more trouble for Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) and Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) by helping get a notorious drug dealer out of prison. Aside from this, Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) decided to finally come clean to his family about his newly found daughter. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) meeting up with Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) at a nearby diner, as Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) had wanted her to talk to him and go to some form of therapy. However, she walked out on him after a couple of minutes.

Back at the squad room, Commander Fischer (Kevin J. O’Connor) warned them that Lindsay’s mother, Barbara “Bunny” Fletcher (Markie Post) had submitted evidence against Voight, that proved that he had provided false testimony in order to put away a dangerous drug dealer named James Beckett behind bars.


Lindsay then tried to fix things, but it was too late. She had already been deposed by Beckett’s lawyer’s, and their State’s Attorney told Voight that Beckett was going to be released, as the District Attorney didn’t want any of the blowback, including the fact that Voight had submitted false testimony, to fall on him.

It also turned out that at that moment in the past, he had been helping Lindsay’s family out, as one of Bunny’s ex-boyfriends had been trying to kill them both with a shotgun.

Meanwhile, a desperate father named Jeff Frazier (Dash Mihok), after realizing that he was never going to get Sergeant Trudy Platt’s (Amy Morton) attention, took Craig “Mouse” Gurwitch (Samuel Hunt) hostage as he had been right in front of him at the sergeant’s desk. Frazier then demanded that they find his missing daughter, Sarah Frazier (Lindsay Stock), who had been kidnapped in their hometown of Iowa,  three months ago, and had traced her to Chicago as her emergency credit card had been used.

While being held hostage, Mouse realized that Frazier had been part of the military- the Marines, and bonded over the fact that they both had served years ago, as Mouse had been with Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), when they were both in the Rangers.

The Intelligence Unit then traced the emergency credit card to a couple, who had gotten the credit card from a purse he had stolen  in an abandoned car at Humble Park.

The then discovered the car parked near a building with periscopes attached to the sprinklers, which made it highly suspicious.


Upon entering the building, they discovered three rather beaten up girls in cages, whom they immediately took to the hospital. Before talking to one of the girls, Lindsay learned from Jay’s brother that Mouse had helped Jay during a difficult time in his life.

They then discovered, thanks to one of the girls that they rescued, that a man named Trevor lured the girls into Chicago, then drugged them.

They then brought her to the precinct in order to tell Frazier that Sarah was still alive and had not yet been totally broken by the men they had been subjected to.

At that point, as Frazier had opened the door already, Mouse managed to knock the gun out of Frazier’s hands.

They then managed to arrest Trevor as he was picking up another girl, who led them to another man who was currently having a party with some of the girls in the city.

However, when they got there, they discovered that Sarah had escaped after shooting the man Trevor had mentioned and was going to kill herself on the train when Voight and her father showed up.

Afterward, Voight realized that Mouse had emptied Frazier’s gun so that his sentence could be reduced, and let him ride with it.

Later that night, while Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) came clean to his family about the existence of Michelle Sovana (Madison McLaughlin), Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) taught her how to box.

Voight, who was going to take his son’s family and grandson out for dinner, suddenly realized, while he was opening the door of his car, that something wasn’t right, and managed to get his family to safety before his car blew up.

How did you like the Mouse centered episode? What “difficult time” do you think Jay had gone through in which Mouse had helped him out in? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the recap on “Chicago PD” Season 4 Episode 3 “Actual Physical Violence.”

Photo Source: NBC Official Website/Chicago PD/Photo by: Matt Dinerstein


About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.