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Chicago PD - Little Bit Of Light - Review

“No matter how much money you have, I land every killer in the exact same place.”

Bobby Trent, a well-known (in the police realm) crime videographer is found dead in his car and Intelligence is on the case. We’ve met Bobby before, though under much better circumstances. Olinsky and Ruzek find a hidden drive in the walls of Bobby’s house, and the drive has video footage of a man and woman having what appears to be a heated argument. The man’s face is never seen, but the woman is quickly identified as Sarah Huntley, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Chicago.

The Huntleys tell Olinsky and Voight that they haven’t had contact with their daughter in over a year due to her being an addict. That story is quickly proved false when the pieces of the case begin to fall into place. What goes well with an uber-wealthy family? Criminal cover-ups, obviously. When audio of the previously silent video is found, Intelligence learns Sarah was raped by her dad when she was nine, and Bobby knew it. Not only that, but Bobby and Sarah knew each other. When Bobby learned of Sarah’s rape, he used it to blackmail the Huntley’s, as the video of Sarah confronting her dad is worth millions. But after several payments, Mr. Huntley decided to get out from under Bobby’s thumb—his solution? Kill him.

Sarah knew, too—her dad made a deal with her to come back into the family fold and say nothing about the Bobby murder. Thankfully, Erin and the team talk her out of it and she tells them everything.

The case this week was much simpler than usual, and I greatly appreciated it. It wasn’t any less provoking or moving—in fact, I think I felt more for this case because of its simplicity. Instead of trying to keep up with the suspect of the minute, I could really sink into the case itself. And as a bonus, we got a bit more personal with our favorite police officers.

“All of this is going to be here in the morning.”

Thankfully, things haven’t been weird between Burgess and Ruzek since his return and that kiss. With Burgess’ sister Nicole coming to town, all seems amicable and friendly between the two exes, though Burgess hilariously tells Ruzek that her sister now hates him. Totally fair. Nicole might not like Ruzek, but she already loves Platt! Apparently, Burgess really talked her up, to Platt’s surprise. But really, how could you not talk up Platt? She’s incredible. Hands down, the highlight of the hour was Jay’s reaction to the awkward encounter between Nicole and Adam. Priceless.

Of course, Nicole’s visit is setting up next week’s episode, in which I believe Nicole is attacked or goes missing or a combination of both. Stay tuned…

“I think I just need some time.”

Speaking of Jay…what’s the deal with him and Erin? We know he’s temporarily staying with Will, but are they on a break? Also, why the bump in the road? I understand a show needing to insert a little drama and trouble into a steady relationship, but this all feels so manufactured. They’re taking some time apart because he has a past? Even though this bump feels a bit forced, I do appreciate that it didn’t have anything to do with commitment insecurities on Erin’s part—I would have bet money (and lost, apparently) that that issue would have been their downfall. Voight also noticed the iciness between the two and reminded Jay to either get it under control or get out of the unit. Does anyone else have a tough time with these scenes? Come on—Jay isn’t going anywhere and these two are clearly endgame. There’s nothing to worry about. I’m just annoyed that suddenly, they both “need time.”

“It gave him a little bit of light.”

The secondary storyline proved the best when all was said and done. Early in the Bobby Trent investigation, Atwater comes across hours of footage of a young girl who witnessed her mother’s death. Not only did this story show Bobby’s compassion, but Voight’s as well (we all already know Atwater is full of compassion). Taja, the young girl, proves to be quite the talented piano player. From prison, her father sends all he can to pay for her lessons, and Voight does one of the most fatherly and compassionate things he’s ever done on this series—he pulls strings to get Taja’s father out of prison for an afternoon to see Taja’s piano recital, just for him. Voight! You old softie.

What did you think of the episode? What will happen to Nicole? What’s on the horizon for Jay and Erin? Share your thoughts below!