Chicago PD season 6, episode 15 takeaways: Good Men

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Good Men" Episode 615 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton, Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Good Men" Episode 615 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton, Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein) /

What should One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago PD? Look closer at the latest episode with our Chicago PD season 6, episode 15 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from the latest Chicago PD episode? Here’s what we took away from this week’s installment, “Good Men.”

“Good Men” featured the Intelligence Unit on the trail of a robbery crew after Chicago Fire proved that a firefighter had been involved—and later killed. While the team tried to find the killer, there was also more political nonsense for Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) to navigate through.

If you missed any of this week’s episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re about to discuss, you can catch up with our Chicago PD recap.

Below are our takeaways from this week’s episode:

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1) The power-hungry alliance

Was anyone else surprised to find out that Alderman Ray Price (returning guest star Wendell Pierce) had aligned himself with Chicago Fire‘s fire commissioner Carl Grissom (Gary Cole)? Now that’s one heck of a crossover.

Price and Grissom have been the antagonists on their respective shows for a while, so it makes a certain kind of sense that they’d work together. It’s just not something One Chicago fans would have been looking for, or even thinking about.

At the same time, doesn’t the idea of Wendell Pierce sharing scenes with Gary Cole sound awesome? It could be positively amazing if this gets fleshed out beyond just a mention to make this week’s episode more complicated.

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2) Halstead and Upton deserve more love

“Good Men” highlighted how the partnership between Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) has really solidified and become one of the best parts of Chicago PD. It saw Halstead out on an island with his skepticism—more on that in a second—and Upton telling him that she’d follow him.

This partnership is great because in a lot of TV shows, the male-female friendship doesn’t really exist. It usually is just the basis for a future romantic relationship, but the truth is that there are a lot of great platonic friendships. And Halstead and Upton have developed into one of those: just a great partnership between two people who respect and value one another.

Especially with so much emphasis being given to who Upton’s dating recently, it’s nice that the show hasn’t forgotten about her partnership.

3) Was this episode a little too dramatic?

One Chicago crossovers have to stretch story over two hours, and they’re supposed to be big, so everything feels bigger. That being said, a lot of the disagreements in this episode felt bigger than they needed to be.

Yes, the firefighters wouldn’t want to think of another firefighter being accused. But it was weird to see Cruz so defensive about it, since he was the very one who proved the guy was involved! He came across as overly sympathetic to the situation for someone who witnessed a criminal act.

Ditto for the other firefighters seen here; we know you have a brotherhood, but that really means enough to potentially obstruct an investigation into murder and robbery? And then for Halstead to be the only person who realized something else might be up, felt like his colleagues were skeptical of him just for the sake of disagreeing. It created drama, yes, but maybe a little too much of it.

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