Chicago PD season 6, episode 16 takeaways: The Forgotten

CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Forgotten" Episode 616 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Forgotten" Episode 616 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

What should One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago PD? Look closer at The Forgotten with our Chicago PD season 6, episode 16 takeaways.

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

“The Forgotten” featured the Intelligence Unit chasing a serial killer who had abducted a longtime informant of Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe). When he found out that Superintendent Kelton (guest star John C. McGinley) had shut down the original investigation that could have caught the man a long time ago, Voight set out to get revenge.

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) Is Chicago in trouble?

Chicago PD has only introduced two candidates for mayor, and “The Forgotten” confirmed that both of them aren’t great.

Kelton was already proven to be associated with some bad elements, and this episode also showed he allowed a serial killer to get away in order to protect himself. He has no business being the new Mayor of Chicago.

But Alderman Ray Price (guest star Wendell Pierce) is no saint either. Price’s first episode proved he knew a drug dealer. He’s the definite lesser of two evils, but with him in charge the city may not be that much better off.

So how will Chicago PD handle this mayoral election? Somebody has to get elected, but the writers have made it very hard to support either of them.

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2) Homicide history

The homicide cop in this episode was a classic stereotypical character: an incompetent cop who’s just following orders to make the main character’s life more complicated. But as the episode did reference, Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) was also in Robbery Homicide when she first worked with Intelligence at the end of Chicago PD season 4.

It’s surprising that Chicago PD didn’t make more use of that fact. These could have been people that Upton knew or worked with, depending on when they joined Homicide; she’s been in another unit for probably about two years now. That would’ve added an even more interesting wrinkle to an already complex episode.

3) Burgess’s new boyfriend

That escalated quickly! Chicago PD went from Blair Williams (guest star Charles Michael Davis) asking Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) out a few episodes ago, to showing us that they’d slept together.

There’s no reason Burgess can’t date somebody else, since her ex-fiance has moved on with Upton. But it’d be nice to see the relationship on screen so that the audience can get invested in it, rather than just depicting the afterglow.

Plus, this probably won’t end well: Blair works for Kelton, and Voight is about to take Kelton down. Will Voight once again come between Burgess and her love interest, the way he did when she was with Matt Miller last season? Let’s see if this storyline goes any place that one didn’t.

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