Chicago PD season 7, episode 2 recap: Assets

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Assets" Episode 702 -- Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Assets" Episode 702 -- Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Assets” Episode 702 — Pictured: (l-r) Lizeth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater– (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD debuted a couple of new characters in Assets. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 2 recap.

This week’s Chicago PD gave fans some fresh faces, not to mention some good news for one of their own.

Wednesday’s installment “Assets” introduced us to undercover cop Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) and do-good crime boss Darius Walker (Michael Beach).

Besides the new characters, Chicago PD delivered a stellar storyline which spotlighted Officer Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) as he went undercover to stop Darius’ drug lord ways.

Click through our slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode, starting with:

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Assets” Episode 702 — Pictured: Paul Adelstein as Superintendent Crawford — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Adam Ruzek

Chicago PD began with Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) coming into Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe) office to talk about his upcoming court case.

Adam was worried that he wouldn’t be able to sit by himself in a cell for 23 hours (aka: solitary confinement or more protective custody), and asked Voight if it was possible for a cop to be put into general population.

Ruzek wasn’t the only one who asked Voight questions, as Internal Affairs came to talk to Hank about Adam’s case again. Voight shut them down and made it very clear that the only reason Ruzek’s case was reopened was because of Brian Kelton (John C. McGinley). With Kelton dead, Voight thought the case should simply disappear.

In fact, he even suggested that IAD go chat with the Assistant State’s Attorney and see what they could do about getting Adam some leniency. After all, the only thing Adam Ruzek was guilty of, as  Voight said, was “being a good partner and a loyal friend.”

While Voight went to bat for Adam, Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) had to bail Adam out of trouble when he punched a guy after he found him selling drugs to kids in the middle of the day. Trudy reminded him that he couldn’t be pulling stunts like that anymore, as he no longer had any police power.

But, Adam’s luck turned around, as the ASA came through, and the prosecutor cut him a deal. 12 months, he would serve six. If he lost at trial, he was looking at three to five years.

While Adam mulled it over, Voight cut his own deal with Interim Superintendent Jason Crawford (Paul Adelstein), which effectively got Adam his badge back, as well as the charges dropped. Guess it pays to have friends in high places…or in Voight’s case, powerful connections.