Chicago PD season 7, episode 16 recap: Intimate Violence

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Intimate Violence" Episode 715 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Intimate Violence" Episode 715 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Intimate Violence” Episode 715 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD gave Hailey Upton and Jay Halstead a personal case in Intimate Violence. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 16 recap.

The latest Chicago PD had Detectives Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) take the lead this week on a complicated case where nothing was quite as it seemed.

When domestic violence emerged as a theme, Chicago PD fans could tell that it would hit close to home for Upton, whose mother was a domestic violence victim. But what viewers might not have guessed was how personally Halstead took everything—and what started as an Upton story ended up being equally a Halstead story.

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 article.

What’s wrong with this robbery?

This Chicago PD episode began in a relative calm manner, unless you consider a shirtless Jay Halstead to be overstimulating. Jay was back at the doctor’s office for his thousandth visit to check up on his injured shoulder. He thankfully got the all-clear, which was great news to Hailey, as she asked to be partnered with him again. Upstead fans everywhere rejoiced when she told him that Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) had given his stamp of approval to the duo reuniting.

Halstead and Upton were immediately dispatched to a robbery in progress, where the offenders shot into a crowded street. When one man was hit by a bullet, Jay rushed to assist him and was assisted by a bystander named Michelle Taylor, whom he questioned afterward.

She insisted that she didn’t hear or see anything, since she was shopping at a store down the street and as soon as she heard the gunshots, she hid behind a car. The only reason she was on the scene was that she’d seen the other man get shot and decided to help.

Chicago PD then cut over to the rest of Intelligence, who’d arrived on scene. Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) and Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) were waiting to fill in Voight, Hailey, and Jay with the specifics of the crime.

There were three suspects—two went inside while one was a getaway driver. They were wearing masks, but they were both white and over six feet tall. The only evidence they left behind were zip ties used to restrain the victims. Atwater added that the offenders also spray-painted the security cameras.

Back at the district, Burgess met Ruzek in the locker room to give him a gift: hockey tickets. She explained they were a thank-you: “From when I was pregnant to when I wasn’t, you were there for me and I appreciate it.” And because Ruzek is such a sweetheart, when Burgess walked away, he whispered that he still was with her. Burzek fans, do we need a tissue yet?

Chicago PD then had Rojas wrangle a kid on a bike named Jamal, who was presumed to be a lookout for the robbery attempt. Ruzek and Atwater questioned the kid, who didn’t cop to any involvement in robbery, but he did give up a mysterious woman he saw near the area where it occurred.

That suspicious woman was Michelle Taylor, who had spoken to Jay earlier at the scene. Cue Halstead at the floral shop where Michelle worked, demanding that she tell him the truth this time around. She confessed that her real name was not Michelle Taylor, but Michelle Sullivan. When Jay asked if she was involved in the robberies, she didn’t answer.

Instead she was preoccupied with a man on the phone outside her shop. That was her husband Shane, who popped back into the store and unknowingly put an end to the questioning. Michelle shockingly didn’t give Jay up as a cop, instead saying that he was a customer. Jay played along and bought flowers for his “girlfriend.”

Halstead walked back out to his truck with a bouquet of red roses, and Hailey smiled at him after saying “what a guy” he was—jokingly, of course. But you decide if Chicago PD was foreshadowing there or not.