Will Chicago PD reveal anything in its latest political story? Look ahead to tonight’s episode with our Chicago PD season 6, episode 11 preview.
The next episode of Chicago PD is treading some very familiar ground, but it could also provide One Chicago fans some answers about the season’s ongoing subplot.
Wednesday’s episode “Trust” focuses on a death at a political fundraiser, which is nothing new for this show. Political storylines have run throughout the series; there was even an episode that was called “Politics” last season.
But while the general concept is nothing new, it still has a certain degree of relevance, because it’s also poking right at the underlying story the show has been trying to tell all season.
Fans will remember that the midseason premiere set up a political alliance between Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan (recurring guest star Anne Heche). So as Intelligence dives into the subject again, will they uncover anything that affects Brennan, her boss, or any of their friends?
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Chicago PD has teased this political undercurrent all season, but audiences haven’t really been told why they should care about it. This episode could change that—if something comes out that Voight has to help with, expose, or that otherwise directly affects the team.
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The big question mark in this episode isn’t about the plot; it’s about the casting. NBC viewers are going to recognize the actor playing the candidate; that’s John C. McGinley.
You’ll know him from his comedic roles as Dr. Perry Cox on NBC’s long-running series Scrubs, or as one of the useless managers in the cult hit movie Office Space. He’s done drama before, too, but he’s so good at comedy that it may be hard for viewers to take him seriously at first—and will that unintentionally undercut the episode, if he’s supposed to be a major player and we can’t stop thinking about all the times he’s made us laugh?
A big plus for “Trust” is that it’s a wide open episode. Everyone should be involved and hopefully get their own share of the screen time. This case isn’t connected to anyone’s past, no one that our characters know is going to be a suspect or an informant—it’s just a garden variety case of the week.
After so many episodes this season have had an angle specific to one character, it’ll be good to have a story where everyone can play equally (and give us an idea of where each of them are, especially Antonio, who appears to be back on duty this week). As long as it doesn’t repeat itself too much, this episode could be a great marker as to the quality of this Chicago PD season.
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