“Chicago PD” Season 2 Episode 15 “What Do You Do?” aired last Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, Police Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Police Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) found themselves fighting for their lives after they accidentally stumbled upon a smuggling ring. Meanwhile, the rest on the Intelligence Unit had a short workshop in order to get their tazer certifications. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened with Police Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) finishing up her breakfast. As she got her bill, the guy seated next to her correctly guessed how much her bill was and what she was going to do, as she ordered the same thing and did the same thing every day at that diner every morning. This disturbed her, as she had just realized that she was too predictable.
Meanwhile, at the Intelligence Unit bullpen, Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), told Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) about a log cabin that his family owned up in North Wisconsin and told her that it might be nice to live up there someday. He then tried to get Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) to help convince her about it, but he only made it worse.
Downstairs, Burgess’ partner, Police Officer Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) informed her that she was late and discovered that she had been born in 1988, as Sergeant Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) asked what year she had been born before telling them that they would be covering the beat at Roosevelt.
Inside the patrol car, Roman informed her that he was born in 1989 and correctly guessed the song that had been playing at her prom. Afterwards, Burgess asked him if he thought that she was stuck in a rut, as things haven’t been that exciting lately, and she wanted a change. She then started to wonder out loud if she did the right thing to turn down Intelligence when it had been offered to her on a silver platter. However, Roman told her that he loved being a patrolman and that, honestly, nobody really cared.
Afterwards, while they stopped by a convenience store to get some supplies and food, Burgess noticed two guys entering an abandoned industrial building, and she thought that she saw a gun. She then told Roman that they didn’t need to wait for back up as it also might be nothing. After knocking on the door, an Asian man came out, and they were surprised when he fell on the ground as he had been shot. Because of this, Roman called for back up on his dispatch radio but stopped short as the second man inside came out and put a gun to Roman’s head. He then trained his gun Burgess and forced them to give up their guns and dispatch radios. Afterwards, he ordered them both to get in, shot the already bleeding man to death, grabbed Roman and shut the door, leaving Burgess outside.
At the precinct, Officer Adam Ruzek (John Patrick Flueger), Burgess’ boyfriend, called her up to tell her that he was planning on getting early lunch with her somewhere as they were having a particularly slow day. However, before he could do anything else, Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) came in with a man named Dan Jenkins, who had gone there in order to give a short workshop so that they could get their tazer certification. However, both Voight and Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) managed to skip it.
Meanwhile, Burgess managed to find another way in and armed herself with a metal pipe which she dropped on the floor after she saw that Roman was lying unconscious and bloody on the floor. However, this was a mistake as the man who had grabbed Roman tried to get the metal pipe. The two struggled, and he tried to choke her and was only stopped after he was shot by a man who was bleeding behind him. He then trained his gun on Burgess, who moved slowly and told him that she was just going to help Roman, who had gotten hit on the head and was bleeding from there.
Back at the precinct, Ruzek became the unwilling first volunteer to be tazered, followed by Jay, who was tazered by Erin, much to her and the other’s delight.
Meanwhile, inside the building, Burgess told the man her name and discovered that he and his crew sold soap and baby formula as the Chinese in the area paid a lot for it. She then told him that she wanted to help him as he was bleeding internally and because she didn’t want anyone else to die. However, they were interrupted as a cell phone beeped on the floor, and the person on the other line ordered the man inside to open the door. However, Burgess took the phone and told whoever was on the other line that there were cops inside, and they were surrounded. Because of that, the man outside left. She then tried to use the phone to try to get help but dropped the phone after the man discovered what she was doing and shot the phone.
Back at the precinct, Lindsay and Atwater got tazed, and Voight told Olinsky over lunch about the time when a firefighter from Firehouse 51 had hit him hard. Meanwhile, Ruzek called Burgess again to tell her that he was going to be a little bit late for lunch.
Back at the building, Burgess tried to gain rapport with the man by asking what his name was. However, he refused to get any help as he didn’t trust the police at all, as he believed that cops usually bragged about nailing people like him down and dragging them to jail. However, she told him that she wanted to save her partner, and that most cops didn’t talk about those things, but about instances in which they got really lucky and managed to save lives. After a while, he told her that his name was Aubrey. While they were talking, Roman had gained consciousness and tried to get the metal pipe that had just been abandoned on the floor. After Aubrey noticed Roman, he kicked him several times to make him stop and told Burgess that she had just been tricking him.
As she was tired of trying to gain his trust, she decided to get Roman and leave the building and gave Aubrey the chance to run before the other cops came. However, two other men came in and forced Burgess to stay. At that moment, Aubrey fell on the floor and started to convulse. One of the men, his cousin, told Burgess to help him, while the other one wanted to kill him. Roman then told them that he knew what to do to help and told them to get a straw, a wire and a knife. Aubrey’s cousin then went off to buy those things, and Roman warned the other man not to hurt Burgess. While waiting Roman tried to tell him that he had a choice and that he could choose not to be a murderer and to use all the energy that they used to put up their smuggling ring to do something better for the city. However, Aubrey called the other man by his name — Orion — which made him want to kill Aubrey. Thankfully, he didn’t kill him as Aubrey’s cousin came in and stopped him from doing so.
Roman then told Burgess that since Aubrey had a collapsed lung, she had to make an incision somewhere near his clavicle and told her to insert the straw with the wire inside it in the incision. Afterwards, she had to remove the wire. She was successful, and Aubrey’s cousin clapped with relief. However, Orion killed Aubrey and his cousin, forcing Burgess to get Roman and to try to escape.
Back at the precinct, Ruzek decided to ask Platt where Roman and Burgess were as he couldn’t get a hold of her. Platt then radioed it in and asked someone to figure out where exactly they were. He then walked into the break room where Lindsay and Jay had been sharing a short and sweet moment together, and Lindsay told him that would be nice to go up to Wisconsin together. Ruzek then told them that he had a feeling that something bad was happening to Burgess. After informing Voight of this, Voight decided to get the whole team to Burgess and Roman’s last known location.
Meanwhile, back at the building, Roman and Burgess reached the top of a flight of stairs. As there was a window there, Roman told Burgess to take the opportunity to go and get help. However, Burgess wouldn’t hear any of it. When Orion came up the second flight of stairs, he saw Roman near the wall, and was taken by surprise after Burgess hit him from the back. Both then struggled with each other and fell down the flight of stairs. As soon as Orion started to stir, Roman forced himself to try and get the gun which was at the bottom step of the second flight of stairs. Then instead of going for Burgess, he went for Roman, and they struggled with the gun until Burgess stabbed him in the neck.
As they went down the stairs, she apologized for not calling for back up in the first place and told him that she would have never left him alone. However, as soon as they got down, they encountered another Asian man who shot at them as he tried to get into a van. However, as soon as he opened the garage door, he encountered the entire Intelligence Unit, who had gotten ready for action after they had arrived at where their patrol car was and had heard shots being fired from that building. They then took him down, which meant that the entire operation was now down and called an ambulance for Roman, who told them that Burgess had saved his life.
Back at the precinct, Platt couldn’t believe that Burgess had singlehandedly saved her partner and had taken down a smuggling ring at the same time. After Commander Fisher commended her and shook her hand, Platt and the entire precinct lobby clapped for her.
At the locker rooms, Ruzek told her that he had been worried about her and told her that the Asian guy that they had arrested was the one that she had scared off earlier. She then cried while Ruzek comforted her.
The next day, she went to the same diner and decided to order something else for breakfast. She then introduced herself to her usual seatmate and discovered that his name was Patrick, and he worked in marketing. After asking what she did for a living, she just smiled.
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