Chicago PD season 7, episode 7 takeaways: Informant

CHICAGO P.D.- "Informant" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D.- "Informant" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

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

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

“Informant” featured Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) both leaning on confidential informants to stop the distribution of a lethal street drug. The problem was, Voight’s informant was Darius Walker (guest star Michael Beach), and he probably had Upton’s informant killed.

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) Was this too obvious?

If you’ve been watching Chicago PD long enough, you probably saw both this episode’s plot twists ahead of time. The show is notorious for double-crosses, so it was no surprise that Darius was misleading Voight about his involvement with the case.

And as soon as Upton said her informant Cameron was a little hard to control, that made it pretty clear he wouldn’t live through the episode. That’s the kind of character who usually dies on a TV crime drama, and it also provided the kind of dark ending that this show loves to use more often than not.

That didn’t make this a bad episode, but it was one of the more easy to figure out.

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2) Darius still isn’t worth it

We were hoping this episode would drop some hints as to what Chicago PD has planned with the Darius Walker character, but it didn’t. In fact, we’re still not seeing the value of the deal Voight has cut for him either. He just seems like a guy who belongs behind bars. It’s hard to argue that he’s a “Robin Hood” type when he’s trying to stop kids from overdosing and yet still lies to the police.

And how vague was his last scene? If Darius is so tough, what would’ve been wrong with him just coming out and saying he ordered Cameron killed? That would have been more impactful than the winding, kind of rambling monologue he gave to Voight. Instead, the show opted for an ending that didn’t tie things up as well as it could have. Some fans may not even be sure what happened because of how obtuse that scene was.

3) Was Voight blaming Upton?

Speaking of confusing, Voight wasn’t exactly great with Upton when he told her how Cameron’s death was on her. Was he being metaphorical and saying that she’d carry the guilt because he was her informant? Or was he saying she was responsible for the death because she was the officer in the equation? Or both?

Either way, this is another one of the numerous Chicago PD scenes where Voight has to tell some character how it is in the “real” world, and sometimes he comes off like he’s talking down to them because of it. It’d be nice if he wasn’t the one dispensing advice (or lectures) once in a while, but that would require someone to step up and be on his level, which none of the team are yet.

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