Chicago PD season 6, episode 19 recap: What Could Have Been

CHICAGO P.D. -- "What Could Have Been" Episode 619 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "What Could Have Been" Episode 619 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “What Could Have Been” Episode 619 — Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein) /

The killer Voight knows

It’s no surprise that Chicago PD has Nate claim he didn’t do anything and doesn’t know what anyone is talking about. If he said anything else, “What Could Have Been” would be a short-lived episode. This frustrates Burgess, who goes to her locker and reads the note that Blair left with his gift, which says “I can’t wait for what the future holds.”

Ruzek walks in on her and tries to get her to talk again; she finally tells him everything, that she was falling in love with Blair—even though she previously told Atwater she was going to break up with him. Well, that’s a big 180. Ruzek shares Burgess’s belief that Blair isn’t involved with drugs, and encourages her to tell Voight. He also apologizes to her for what could be any number of things.

Burgess emotionally appeals to Voight, asking for 48 hours to re-examine the case. Chicago PD doesn’t show him saying he trusts her, but the next scene is Burgess trying to get Intelligence to work the political angle instead. She asks if they ever looked past Price and into his family: namely, his daughter Jasmine (guest star Alexis Louder). Jasmine confirms she previously dated the not-Reverend Dennis, but hasn’t spoken to him in a year.

Price pulls Voight aside and apologizes for not being forthcoming, saying he was trying to pretend that his kid’s lapses in judgment didn’t happen. He also says that they’re “going to do some great things together.” But will they really?

Voight asks his team to quietly look into Jasmine and Dennis’s history, trying to figure out what Blair might have uncovered about them. Atwater recognizes someone on social media: a woman named Anna Welk who died of a cocaine overdose. A video confirms that Jasmine and Dennis were both with Anna when she died, and Jasmine mentions “selling to my girl Anna,” which would make her responsible for her death. Bingo.

So our fearless leader goes immediately to Ray Price and tells him about the video, plus his suspicions that Price had made the problem go away…until now. Under pressure, Price says he got a phone call from Blair, who was using it to force him to withdraw from the mayoral race. Price refused.

And then his wife Alicia (guest star Nicki Micheaux) comes in and explodes, admitting that she committed both murders to protect her family and what they had built. Alicia sobs in her husband’s arms, while Voight looks on floored. “I don’t know what to say,” Price says. “I don’t know what to do.”

Chicago PD winds the episode down with Voight wordlessly returning to the district with the new Assistant State’s Attorney, telling him that he’s got an off the record confession to the murders. He’s going to destroy that evidence unless the State’s Attorney’s Office cuts a deal for seven years. But the person confessing isn’t Alicia—it’s Ray, who has decided to take the fall for his wife.

“What Could Have Been” shows Price being led out of his home in handcuffs, walked through the district and put into lockup. Blink and you miss the look Atwater gives Price before walking away; so much has changed since Price tried to make Atwater his new best friend in “Night in Chicago.”

It’s all a shock to Burgess, who has no idea how she’s supposed to process the truth that she was searching for. She reconnects with Maya and finally tells her that she was dating Blair. “I think it could’ve been something truly amazing,” she says, and Maya just awkwardly smiles because that is some unnecessary information.

The episode ends with Voight paying Price a visit behind bars, giving him the stiff drink he needs at the moment. He confirms that the deal has been done, so now instead of being mayor of Chicago, Price will be spending most of a decade in prison. “I was so close, Hank,” the other man reflects. Voight agrees that his election “would have been a hell of a thing.”

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