Chicago PD season 6, episode 12 recap: Outrage

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Outrage" Episode 612 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Outrage" Episode 612 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Outrage” Episode 612 — Pictured: (l-r) LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

The boss’s orders

It wasn’t long until Superintendent Kelton (returning guest star John C. McGinley) found out that Intelligence was investigating Garrett. He denied Voight’s request for the funds to make the drug bust, and told him to walk away from the case.

That didn’t go over well with Halstead, or the teenage victim’s mother, who had also somehow heard the news and came to the district to personally confront Jay about screwing up the case the first time. Halstead wanted to go ahead anyway; Voight needed some convincing, especially after seeing that an official complaint had been filed against Jay before.

But in the end, he couldn’t let a sleazeball go free, so he allowed Ruzek and Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) to go ahead with the buy. After listening to Garrett’s slimy talk about women, Burgess decided to change the plan and disappeared into the bathroom to try and talk some sense into his next victim. She even handed her money to make her escape!

However, Burgess’s absence raised Garrett’s suspicions and he rescheduled the deal for the next day and sent two of his henchmen instead. Now it was the team’s turn to change plans; they got an address and decided to finish the deal themselves.

Unfortunately, Halstead was the first person through the warehouse door (the exact thing Voight had told him not to do), and found Garrett shot in the neck. He died shortly thereafter, leaving Jay without the location of the murdered girl’s body—and looking like he could have murdered Garrett himself. That made him a perfect target of opportunity for Kelton, who was now downright furious that Intelligence had proceeded with the investigation.