Chicago PD season 7, episode 4 takeaways: Infection, Part 3

CHICAGO P.D.- "Infection Part III" Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead, Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt DinersteinNBC)
CHICAGO P.D.- "Infection Part III" Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead, Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt DinersteinNBC) /

What can Chicago PD fans learn from Infection, Part 3? Look closer at this week’s episode with our Chicago PD season 7, episode 4 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from the latest Chicago PD episode? Here’s what we took away from this week’s installment, “Infection, Part 3.”

“Infection, Part 3” featured the Intelligence Unit hunting a disgruntled research scientist who had unleashed his super-virus on Chicago. Understandably, the fear of violent deaths ruined the city’s Oktoberfest parade, and politics still managed to get in the way.

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) Where was Crawford?

The point of every One Chicago crossover is that it’s a crisis so massive, it requires the teams from all of the shows to solve it.

As a result, most of them also feature an appearance from at least one high-ranking person. After all, if the whole city of Chicago is threatened, the people who are in charge ought to notice.

However, interim Police Superintendent Jason Crawford (recurring guest star Paul Adelstein) was noticeably absent from “Infection.” Crawford did get a mention by Trudy Platt (Amy Morton), but for a situation this huge, you’d think that he would have made an appearance to personally check in on the investigation.

Was Adelstein unavailable to appear on Chicago PD because of another project? Or was a scene with him cut for time? There are explanations for him not being there, and we’d like to hear them. Even Jerry Gorsch showed up for the last three-hour crossover.

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2) How was Will okay?

Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) continued to get knocked around in this episode, brawling with the evil doctor and getting himself a head wound as a result.  But even though Will was seen with a very large amount of blood on his head, he was quickly fine and running around to finish manufacturing a cure for the bacteria.

Uh, what?

His injury looked pretty serious, so how was he able to look and act as if nothing was fine just a few scenes later? Or if it wasn’t meant to be that serious, someone overdid it on the stage blood. Either way, Will’s had a time of it recently. He was almost shot in last season’s midseason ender, in a car accident in last season’s finale, and now he’s getting pummeled. Ow.

3) Does Jay have terrible luck?

Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) was almost forced to infect himself with the bacteria at the end of this episode. Luckily, he was rescued by several of his teammates in time. But did anyone feel bad for Jay, considering that in last season’s three-show crossover, he was shot during the conclusion of that Chicago PD episode?

Granted, he was wearing a bulletproof vest, so he was bruised instead of wounded, but that’s two of the last three crossovers where something bad has happened to Halstead. He really shouldn’t have approached that conference room alone. Hopefully next season, he’ll get through the event without a life-threatening incident.

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