Chicago PD season 7, episode 18 recap: Lines

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lines" Episode 718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lines" Episode 718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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The truth comes out

Armed with this new information, Rojas confronted Luis at his auto shop. She joked to him that “if a girl avoids you, sometimes it’s just about you,” and slyly tried to find out why he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Luis got angry and insisted that all he did was make cars disappear. He reminded her of his “three years inside”—as in, three years inside prison. She said okay, and Chicago PD tabled that conversation.

Back at the district, Tyrell Young was Intelligence’s best bet to make a mass re-order to TJ, who needed Gael’s approval for a second deal. When Voight announced that the State’s Attorney was going to need every last bit of info logged on the wire, Vanessa got worried. She pulled Upton aside, admitting that Luis was on the wire and that she deleted the footage. Upton warned her that what she did was obstruction and she could go to jail.

Rojas insisted that Luis always had her back and she knew that he wouldn’t hurt anybody. She thought he wasn’t involved. Upton seemed to buy this, and told Vanessa she would take care of the situation. Meanwhile, Intelligence had Ruzek go undercover as a buyer, while Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) and Burgess logged in all the drug buys from the district’s undercover officers.

As they suspected, TJ made a call to Gael; too bad Luis’s name came up. Rojas panicked again, and went to confront him about it. He didn’t outright admit anything, but he also reminded Rojas of the fact that he went to prison so she wouldn’t have been standing where he was. Rojas’s past had definitely caught up to her.

When Rojas arrived home, Voight arrived and said he knew where she was. They needed to talk. But would she come completely clean about her past? Since Voight knew she lied, Rojas told him everything. She confessed that she and Luis got caught jacking cars way back when, but he took the full rap so she could walk away. Voight reminded her that she decided to stay on the “cop side” of the line that was drawn between police and criminals.

As he went to leave, Upton was idling on the staircase. He told her he hoped she didn’t know all of what he’d just learned. She admitted to knowing some, but not all of it. She wanted to protect Rojas, and told him that’s what she thought he would do. Upton was slowly turning more into Hank as this Chicago PD episode ticked by.

When Intelligence got into position to do their next drug buy, Luis showed up alone. No TJ in sight. He made the exchange, and Voight announced that they were going to let the drugs walk with Tyrell, and then they would take Luis down instead. Upton cuffed him, much to the dismay of Rojas. Luis’ face was heartbreaking. He was betrayed, and he had a right to feel that way. Poor Rojas. She had made her choice as to what side of the line she stood on, but at what cost?