‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Debts Of The Past’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Debts Of The Past’
Photo from the episode “Debts of the Past”. NBC Official Website/Chicago PD

“Chicago PD” Season 3 Episode 4  “Debts of the Past” aired last Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM on NBC. In this episode, the team raced against time to track down the newly released James Beckett (Mark Allan Stewart) after he began to target the police officers who put him away fifteen years ago, such as Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas). Meanwhile, Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) became disturbed after discovering something about Officer Adam Ruzek’s (John Patrick Flueger) past, and Olinsky decided to take a paternity test in order to see if Michelle Sovana (Madison McLaughlin) was truly his daughter. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode picked off from where the previous episode left off, with Sergeant  Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and his family taking cover as the bomb in his car exploded. Thankfully, they were all unharmed, but Voight knew that they had to begin tracking down the newly released James Beckett (Mark Allan Paul), as he was bound to go after the other cops who had put him away fifteen years ago.


The next day, despite the fact that they had a new “Intelliboard,” Voight stuck Beckett’s picture on the board.

Right after that, they discovered that another member of the team that took down Beckett had been burned to death inside his car, which caused Olinsky and Voight to reach out to a former officer named Schultz, in order to warn him about Beckett.

Meanwhile, Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) became disturbed after discovering that her fiancé, Officer Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) had been engaged twice before her, but her thoughts were interrupted as Sergeant Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) assigned them to stake out the house of the Dominguez brothers, who had made the pipe bomb that had gone off in Voight’s car.

During the episode, Olinsky’s relationship with his newfound daughter, Michelle Sovana (Madison McLaughlin) improved, as he dropped by Detective Antonio Dawson’s (Jon Seda) gym to check up on her progress, and as she gave him some cookies. However, in order to oblige his wife, he ordered a paternity test to determine whether she was truly his daughter or not.

The team then managed to corner Beckett just as he got into a taxi thanks to Craig “Mouse” Gurwitch (Samuel Hunt) being able to track one of the five burner phones he had just purchased. However, he was able to walk free as his lawyer came and threatened to sue them and the city.

However, before Beckett walked away, he mentioned that some of his money, around one million of it, had gone missing after the raid, and insinuated that one of the cops in Voight’s old team had taken it, which caused Voight to question Olinsky, who became deeply insulted, as he would never do such a thing.


They then went to Schultz and asked if he took the money, but he denied it as well.

Meanwhile, after making a quick pit stop at the garage in his house, Olinsky, instead of taking his car, decided to take a taxi, and had his car examined as Beckett might have also planted a bomb inside his car, especially as Schultz had told Beckett that it might have been either him or Voight who had taken the one million from the two million that had originally been confiscated.

Back at the squad room, Mouse helped Olinsky look through the transcript of Beckett’s closed court grand jury hearing, as a wiretapped recording had been used as evidence, which gave proof that there had been two million dollars originally in Beckett’s stash.

After looking it over, Olinsky realized that they were looking for Nathan Whitcomb (Shane Woodson), one of Beckett’s men, which was confirmed after the Dominguez brothers, who were captured by Burgess and Roman, identified Whitcomb as the man who had hired them to create and plant the bombs in Olinsky’s and Voight’s cars.

They then used Whitcomb as bait in order to lure Beckett out, which worked, but he saw through their plan, and launched a smoke bomb so that he could get Whitcomb to another level of the parking lot where they arranged for the meet to happen.

Thankfully, Voight and the others were able to get there on time, just as Beckett was about to shoot Whitcomb. Voight then went off the reservation, and was about to shoot him, but Olinsky pulled him off.

Back at the squad room, Olinsky had Mouse remove the board as it didn’t suit the team at all.

Later, at the lockers, Burgess decided to use the “push test” on Ruzek by asking if he was okay with pushing the date of the wedding back, which he agreed to. This then disturbed her as this meant that he wasn’t sincere about marrying her.

At Molly’s, Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) and Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) toasted to the fact that she was returning to her apartment, and Voight apologized to Olinsky for doubting him.

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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.