Chicago PD season 7, episode 7 recap: Informant

CHICAGO P.D.- "Informant" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D.- "Informant" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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Business partners

Barr arrives, and Upton poses as a possible buyer with a rich yet stupid clientele. He agrees to let her deal carfentanil, but reneges on the deal when he shows up for their next meet. He wants her to meet his business associate. What he means is he wants to drag her along to a drive-into robbery. This forces Upton to blow her cover, as Book is an idiot and rips open a bag of carfentanil, getting it all over the street and into the air.

He promptly dies, leaving Intelligence’s investigation at a literal dead end. (And ironically, this is followed by a commercial for a new movie, Queen & Slim, that has the police as villains.)

Chicago PD returns with the paramedics and Hazmat having arrived to de-escalate the situation. Upton’s CI is chomping at the bit to find another lead, but she tells him to calm down and joins a briefing that includes Crawford. He is not impressed by what he hears.

But a new suspect soon materializes: it turns out that the guy Book was trying to rip off was his own boss, a guy named Mackie. Intelligence sets their sights on Mackie, but Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) brings Voight video footage of Mackie and Darius. This leads Voight to re-arrest Darius, who refuses to give up his business partner even while locked up in the cage.

“I do that,” he tells Voight, “I’m dead.” Voight assures him that he’ll be protected, but how many times have TV fans heard that before?

Upton fits Darius with a wire and a camera, then gets thrown when her CI shows up at the office unexpectedly. How did he even get in? The informant tells her everything she already knows, and she cuts him off; now that he’s been seen going into a police station, he’s burned. This doesn’t go over well with the guy who uses snitching to pay his bills. It’s pretty clear he’s going to be an even bigger problem later.