Season 2 Episode 3
Voight grounds Halstead while Intelligence hunts down his assassin - but how long will he comply? [button color="white" size="small" link="http://www.nbc.com/chicago-pd/episodes" target="blank" ]Official Site[/button]
The action picks up right where it left off - Halstead dives behind the bar to tend to his wounded friend, Maddie, conscious but losing blood. Lindsay rushes outside and manages to fire off a few shots as the shooter and his driver disappear down the street. Seconds later, Sylvie Brett, the paramedic from Firehouse 51, responds to the call and moves Maddie to the ICU at Chicago Med. Doesn't look good.
At District 21, Voight grounds Halstead as a precautionary measure and orders Burgess and Roman to keep him in their sights at all times. A tip sends Antonio and Lindsay to an urgent care where they find the getaway driver, and with some extra pressure, he gives up the shooter's hideout. Voight and Atwater pay him a visit and after a brief chase they toss him in the cage at District 21. Seething from the shooter's attempt on Halstead's life, Voight subjects him to an intense interrogation and learns Oskar Bembenek released an entire hit list of names, all people associated with his arrest and trial. Moments later, Voight and Antonio confirm it - the daughter of the attorney prosecuting Oskar winds up dead in an alley. This case just got a whole lot bigger.
Meanwhile, Bunny interrupts Lindsay at the station to plead for her presence at the wedding. Lindsay hesitates, still frustrated with her mom, but eventually shows up anyway... only for her mom to blow her off after a brief conversation. The experience leaves a sour taste and Lindsay winds up in Voight's office, eager to recount an old story about borrowing cash from him to help support Bunny's drug habit. She admits that he's her only family... and Voight feels the same way.
When Atwater discovers the mother of Bembenek's judge murdered, Voight and Olinsky lean on a retired contract killer, Joseph "JP" Price, to help connect them to Oskar. He admits Oskar offered him the job, but refuses to cooperate - until they agree to expunge an arrest on his son's record. JP gives Intelligence the name of the hit man Oskar did hire (Shostak), and after Voight lays on some pressure, he contacts the hit man and pretends that he took Halstead hostage. Shostak, however, remains unimpressed - he wants to see Halstead alive, a risk Voight is not willing to take. Except Halstead overhears the call and, against Voight's orders, insists JP agree to prove that he's got the detective. So much for house arrest.
JP drives Halstead to the site of the exchange, but when he arrives Shostak changes plans... and texts JP a photo of JP's son. That's all the former hit man needs to see - he immediately puts a gun on Halstead and races away, desperate to save his son's life. He loses the rest of the squad en route to a half-demolished lot - but Halstead manages to break free and suddenly JP's staring at his own gun. They decide to go ahead with the exchange... except Shostak suspects something's wrong when he arrives. He peels out of the lot, followed by a speeding Voight and Lindsay, both alerted to the location by Halstead. An intense chase ends with Shostak slamming his car into a parked vehicle and not resisting arrest. Voight finds JP's son in the trunk, bloody and bruised, but alive.
Similar news comes down at Chicago Med when Maddie's doctor finally emerges with an update - she sustained some serious injuries, but the bullet missed her jugular and she will recover. Halstead - joined at the hospital by Brett - sighs in relief, thankful that a bullet meant for him did not result in an innocent death. But after Brett leaves and Halstead lingers alone in the waiting room, he sinks to the floor, hit by a wave of emotion.