Chicago PD season 8, episode 3 recap: Tender Age

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Tender Age" Episode 803 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Tender Age" Episode 803 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Tender Age” Episode 803 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD season 8, episode 3 recap.

This week’s Chicago PD started off with a brutal triple homicide and ended up in a completely different place.

Wednesday’s episode “Tender Age” involved Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) finding a child, who was the only survivor of what appeared to be a drug-related murder spree.

Meanwhile, Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) got a job offer from the FBI, leading her to make a huge decision about that thing she’d been putting off since last midseason.

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

What happened to the family?

Burgess is telling her doctor that she has “no plans to get pregnant again” before Ruzek returns. They’re still not dating, but they’re still not dating other people either. She doesn’t see anything wrong with that.

But Chicago PD pivots quickly when they nearly hit a young girl walking unattended through traffic. She’s clearly traumatized as she won’t say a word to Burgess, who finds her name written in her shirt. Ruzek calls the district with that information, and they go to take the girl home—but Kim sees a bullet hole in the front window and a lot of blood. Ruzek and Burgess force entry to find the girl’s family murdered.

The rest of Intelligence arrives on the scene. Ruzek briefs Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) on what he describes as “absolute overkill.” Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) adds that he doesn’t believe it was a robbery as they found money laying out in the home. So who slaughtered an entire family and why would they kill three people?

But here comes another shocker: Chicago PD has recruited Chicago Justice‘s Richard Brooks to guest star! Not as Paul Robinette, but as another cop with experience in child-related cases. He tells Burgess to stay on the case since she was the girl’s first contact. “How am I supposed to make this kid feel safe after what happened?” Kim asks Trudy Platt (Amy Morton). But if anyone can do it, it’s Kim Burgess.