Chicago PD season 1, episode 13 rewatch: My Way

The Chicago PD season 1 cast. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC.
The Chicago PD season 1 cast. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC. /

Look back at where Chicago PD began this summer. Read our retrospective on the thirteenth episode as we rewatch Chicago PD season 1, episode 13.

Over the One Chicago summer break, we’re looking back at where it all began by rewatching the first seasons of our shows—and today we’re revisiting Chicago PD season 1, episode 13.

If you want to rewatch this episode along with us, you can find Chicago PD season 1 on iTunes and DVD.

The thirteenth episode, “My Way,” brings back the character of drug dealer Pulpo, who kidnapped Diego Dawson earlier in the season. Naturally, there’s a renewed conflict because now, the team (and the audience) are asked to trust him.

It’s a pretty typical “bad guy becomes good guy” story, but Jon Seda is always so watchable that he makes it worth the first, or in this case second, look.

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The writing of “My Way” should be recognizable for anyone who has watched other crime dramas. The bad guy becomes a good guy, but it turns out that he was never really a good guy and he double-crosses the heroes.

It’s been done before, and Chicago PD does a decent job of it, but it’s not really a remarkable story.

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The drama in the episode comes more from Seda’s performance, and Antonio having to react to working with this person he understandably doesn’t trust.

The episode that parlays this into another reveal at the end, as we’re getting close to the conclusion of Chicago PD season 1.

But aside from Seda’s work and a few action sequences, there’s nothing that’s super-memorable about this episode. It may move the season-long story along, but it’s not a fantastic installment on its own.

This episode does deliver more action, this time involving a bad guy targeting a local festival, and the sniper skills of Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). And given the episode’s placement near the end of the season, it’s no surprise that the Internal Affairs material about Voight, which has been part of the entire set of episodes, starts to come to a head.

It’s another fairly average episode but you can rewatch it again on iTunes and DVD, and at least be happy for Antonio that he still has a family—for now, because as fans know, it all changes and his personal life is very different now than it was here. That’s the beauty of looking back on episodes; sometimes you learn things, like never trust a career criminal.

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