Chicago PD season 7, episode 5 recap: Brother’s Keeper

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Brother's Keeper" Episode 705 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Brother's Keeper" Episode 705 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Brother’s Keeper” Episode 705 — Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton, Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD dealt with Adam Ruzek making another enemy in Brother’s Keeper. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 5 recap.

This week’s Chicago PD was one of the show’s more unbelievable installments.

Wednesday’s episode “Brother’s Keeper” saw Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) get into a disagreement with a veteran patrol officer that had consequences for the entire Intelligence Unit. And since it was Ruzek’s fault, he was the one who was expected to fix it.

Meanwhile, the unit investigated the murder of a local restaurant owner, and the killers wound up getting into some trouble themselves.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

Where’s the beef?

Chicago PD starts with a cranky Ruzek on his second cup of coffee. He and Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) are on canvass duty to try and find out who’s behind some home invasions, but Atwater is concerned about his partner’s caffeine intake.

It’s a short-lived concern, as a patrol officer bumps into Ruzek and spills his coffee. The kid apologizes, but his training officer chews him out for it, and then chastizes Ruzek when Adam tries to stand up for the rookie. The bullying doesn’t go over well with Ruzek, though Atwater doesn’t think it’s bullying, just being tough.

The two are diverted to an emergency call, where a young man is covered in his uncle’s blood after a robbery. They enter the crime scene, and find the uncle barely clinging to life. He says something in Bulgarian and then something that sounds like “candles” before he dies. Clearly, the plan for the day has changed.

The rest of Intelligence arrives, and they’re convinced this is the same crew from the recent home invasions. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) introduces Ruzek to the victim’s brother Vasil, who confirms what his brother said before dying was “Buy yourself candles,” which is an expression referring to some kind of forgiveness. He also warns that the neighborhood won’t cooperate with the murder investigation.

That’s confirmed back at the district, when no witnesses have come forward. Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) arrives saying that one of her informants saw a vehicle matching the one at the scene being dropped off at a salvage yard. Atwater and Ruzek head there, but are soon confronted by the owner of the salvage yard, who tries to kick them out. Ruzek wants to snap his head off, but Atwater tells him to walk away.