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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Finding the real killer

Intelligence descended on the warehouse, along with Detective Tillman (guest star David Alan Anderson), the latest investigator who had to breathe down the team’s neck. At least he was nice about it unlike some other outside officers Chicago PD has introduced in the past.

Voight told Halstead to lie and say Garrett died before he got there, instead of in front of him. But that was only half of their problem: they still didn’t know where Garrett’s drugs were, and it didn’t take a genius to assume the murderer also stole the heroin. The show had another one of Ruzek’s informants tip Intelligence off to another deal, where they busted one of Garrett’s associates. But he swore he was only moving the product, not killing his boss.

His alibi was easily proven by surveillance video, which then made Chicago PD circle back to Jay; he was forced to tell Upton about finding Garrett alive as a way of proving he didn’t kill the man. But his partner pointed out that not helping a dying suspect was still a crime. So what would Halstead tell Tillman when he was called into Homicide?

Actually, nothing. While Jay asked for his lawyer rather than answer the “dead or not dead” question, Voight stormed into Kelton’s office to criticize his handling of the case. The two got into an argument that could only be solved by finding the actual killer.

But the bullet found in Garrett matched a gun used in a separate robbery by another one of the drug dealers, who was easily apprehended. He, however, mentioned the gun had been taken from him as evidence. And you know who used to work Narcotics? Voight’s old friend Gus. Yes, this was a classic Chicago PD ending.

Voight returned to Gus’s house to personally confront him, and Gus admitted that he “snapped” after Garrett’s release and killed him. Although no one would miss the sleazy drug dealer, Voight refused to look the other way because that would mean leaving Halstead on the hook. And when Gus asked for some time alone, everyone knew he was going to commit suicide.

While Chicago PD killed off two of Voight’s friends in two weeks, Halstead ended the episode by brooding in a bar. He’d be okay technically, but was he actually okay? Well, that was anybody’s guess. Maybe he needed some more therapy.

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