Chicago PD season 7 finale recap: Silence of the Night

CHICAGO PD -- "Silence Of The Night" Episode 719 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO PD -- "Silence Of The Night" Episode 719 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO PD — “Silence Of The Night” Episode 719 — Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

The Chicago PD season finale Silence of the Night saw Kevin Atwater make enemies. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 20 recap.

The Chicago PD season finale a Kevin Atwater episode, and it certainly wasn’t a small one.

Wednesday’s episode “Silence of the Night” saw Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) working with the cop who had crossed him during the Chicago PD season 6 episode “Night in Chicago” and it was a terrible partnership.

When the unexpected team-up took a violent and tragic turn, it was up to Atwater to navigate the fallout and decide how he was going to handle the situation. Ultimately, he made what could be a life-changing decision.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

Old enemies reunited

Chicago PD kicks off with a phone call between Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), who is still in New York. He asks if she misses him; she tells him playfully to shut up and ends the call. Well, good to know she’s still doing well.

Halstead walks into a briefing about a gun-running operation, and how Intelligence is trying to find the gun runners and get their weapons off the street. Atwater is going undercover as a potential buyer, with the case that much more interesting because the gun dealers happen to be a bunch of racists.

He meets the middleman, then a bunch of his other racist buddies, one of which happens to be Tom Doyle—the cop that Atwater tangled with (and beat up) during “Night in Chicago.” Doyle is also undercover, on the other side. The two of them get a little physical before Kevin leaves, and goes to ask the rest of Intelligence why he didn’t know about this.

It turns out that Doyle has been promoted to detective and his new boss (played by Brent Sexton of Life fame) forgot to “de-conflict” the situation. So because of fumbled paperwork, Atwater and Doyle (and their respective teams) get to work together. Doyle’s boss assures Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) that everything will be fine. It won’t, because this is Chicago PD.

The combined team agrees that the way forward is setting up another buy, and Doyle comes over to apologize to Atwater, saying that the prior confrontation was all an act. He also wants to move on from their bad history. “I come in peace,” he says, and Atwater shakes his hand. Doyle makes good on his words in the next scene, as he, Atwater and Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) are able to arrest the middleman. Not only that, but Doyle steps between Atwater and a loaded gun when the suspect pulls his weapon.

Once the dust settles, Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) has gotten a hold of the guy’s cell phone, which is blowing up with messages from the head gun runner, Tony Reed. Voight has Doyle pretend to be the middleman and set up a meeting with Reed. Once the baby Uzis are on the table, Intelligence runs in and arrests Reed and all of his friends. Job done.