‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Life is Fluid’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Chicago PD’ Recap: ‘Life is Fluid’
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“Chicago PD” Season 3 Episode 1 “Life is Fluid” aired last Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, during an operation to capture one Chicago’s most wanted, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) ended up getting kidnapped, forcing Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), who had been drowning her sorrows in pills, drugs, parties and alcohol for one month, to step up to the plate again. Meanwhile, Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) discovered her partner, Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) might be hiding something from her, and Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) met up with a daughter of his. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) saving the life of one of his confidential informants, who sold out her cheating husband, Benji “Bones” Keyes (Tyrone Brown), the brother of Chicago’s most wanted drug lord, Derrick Keyes (Bokeem Woodbine), to them, whom they managed to capture, along with his boyfriend, Aaron Whittles (Kyle Scatliffe).

While Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and the others interrogated Aaron and Benji, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) confronted Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), who had just come out of a club. Tomorrow was her last chance to come in so that she could keep her job as a detective. However, Jay walked away disappointed.


Later that day, Benji agreed to set up a meeting with his brother, in exchange for his and Aaron’s freedom. Jay then went undercover but ended up getting abducted after Derrick shot his own brother.

The next day, Voight received a CD, which contained a video of Jay being tortured, and a cellphone, where Derrick called, asking for all of their confidential informant files in exchange for Jay’s life, and instructed them that a female officer should make the drop.

That night, Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) informed Lindsay about Jay’s abduction. It led to her volunteering to do the drop, as Officer Adam Ruzek (John Patrick Flueger) refused to let his fiancée, Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) do it.

However, as Jay wasn’t there, Derrick’s men decided to take Lindsay along with them in order to verify the files in the box, which were all fakes.

Afterwards, as they tried to track down the SUV that had driven off with Lindsay, Eddie Little (Clancy Brown), an inmate whom Voight had asked for help from, and with whom he had a deal with, called to tell him that one of Derrick’s men often visits an inmate serving time for murder for them.

Thanks to that, they managed to track down the house, and burst into the scene just as Lindsay and Jay were fighting for their lives due to the fact that it had been discovered that the files were all fakes.


In the end, Lindsay ended up stabbing her own attacker with a knife Olinsky gave her, and she ended up shooting Derrick, which, later, Voight, in his report, stated that it was done in self-defense.

Later, Lindsay told Voight that she wanted her old job back. Voight then told her that to do so, she would have to stay with him, take weekly drug tests, and she had to sever all ties with her mother, Bunny (Markie Post), who only encouraged her daughter to drink and do drugs.

Meanwhile, Olinsky met up with his daughter, Michelle Sovana (Madison McLaughlin), whom he managed to get off the juvenile detention center. He then told her that he had managed to secure a place for her as her mother, whom he had slept with when he was deep undercover, was going to jail for a while, but she thanked him and drove off with her boyfriend.

That night, at Molly’s, Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) apologized to Burgess for questioning her decision to get married to a police officer, given that Ruzek could easily get kidnapped, like Jay did.

After he left for a while, Roman’s bag got knocked out of his seat, prompting Burgess to put his spilled things into his bag. However, she became worried after seeing an injection within the contents of his bag.

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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.