Chicago PD season 7, episode 10 recap: Mercy

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Mercy" Episode 710 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Officer Vanessa Rojas, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Mercy" Episode 710 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Officer Vanessa Rojas, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO PD — “Mercy” Episode 710 — Pictured: Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD put the Intelligence unit on an emotional rollercoaster as they awaited the fate of one of their own in “Mercy.” Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 10 recap.

This week’s Chicago PD finally revealed the fate of Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), and gave the rest of the team a tricky case that tested how they worked when their personal lives intersected with their professional ones.

While the main focus of the episode was on Jay clinging to life, the writers gave other Intelligence members – like Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) –great material to work with. Kevin had a link to Intelligence’s illegal arms dealer when his younger brother Jordan ended up being involved in the case.

Kevin wasn’t the only one who had someone to worry about though, as Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) remained concerned for his ex-fiancé Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), who is carrying their baby.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters. Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comments at the end of this piece.

A waiting game

The episode opened from Jay’s point of view, giving audiences insight into who was by his side through the first few minutes of his ordeal. Of course, his partner Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) was seen first, saying “Stay with me,” as he was put onto a stretcher.

Viewers then saw a glimpse of Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), as well as Burgess, who both helped create a pathway for Halstead to get into the ambulance. The last thing you saw before the opening credits was Hailey jumping into the ambulance to ride with Jay to Med.

We then cut to the waiting room of the hospital, where all of Intelligence gathered to await news of Jay’s condition. His brother Will Halstead (Chicago Med‘s Nick Gehlfuss) approached and told them that the bullet nicked an artery, but they were working on repairing the damage.

“Is he going to be okay?” Voight asked him. Will paused for a moment, before staring into the eyes of Jay’s team. “He’s lost a lot of blood.” So, things aren’t exactly looking up for the fan-favorite detective.

Kim came back into the waiting room to grab Hank, and told him that Angela Nelson (the woman who shot Jay in the midseason finale) was going to be just fine. She and Hank stormed Angela’s hospital room, informing her that she was charged with the attempted murder of a Chicago police officer. Voight also delivered the chilling line: “If Jay Halstead dies, you’re going to wish you never lived.”

Angela remained unfazed, as she told Kim that Jay got what he deserved, and that pretty soon, the whole city was going to know what Jay did to her husband, Marcus West.

Their visit was cut short, as Superintendent Jason Crawford (recurring guest star Paul Adelstein) called them to the scene of a home invasion. There were multiple offenders, and the homeowner took nine bullets from an MK-18 assault rifle.

According to Crawford, a military base was robbed, and he needed Intelligence to figure out who’s moving the guns before more people dropped. Voight agreed, and the team reconvened at the district.

Ruzek announced that they had identified the homeowner as Kirby Reed; Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) jumped in to note that a neighbor saw two African-Americans get into a blue Nissan and flee from the scene.

On the way to follow up on that lead, Ruzek stopped Burgess in the hall, and she revealed that she has decided to have their baby. She left a shell-shocked Adam in the hall, but he somehow pulled it together to roll out with the rest of the team.

Meanwhile, Hailey hadn’t left the hospital, as she wanted to know Jay’s prognosis. Vanessa showed up with her favorite Greek food and some clean clothes from their apartment, for which Hailey was eternally grateful.

Hailey opened up to Vanessa about Jay, saying how she sometimes can’t figure him out. “He’s the first one through the door – a war vet– but he hates needles. He’d rather take a bullet than get a flu shot.”

When she said this whole thing had been hard to deal with, Vanessa chimed in with: “It’s hard because you love him.” Hailey, in her own way, copped to it, replying: “Of course I love him, he’s my partner.”