Chicago P.D. 4×14 “Seven Indictments” Recap

Spoilers Ahead

Case Summary: When an LGBTQ building is burned to shreds and a body’s discovered, the Intelligence unit must find the culprit. They must also learn whether it was an accident or purposely done. After a few of the team members hear that they should be cautious of Rixton, they take matters into their hands to find out what happened with the gang unit he previously worked with. Antonio briefly returns, but Ruzek is back for good.

Review | Analysis: “Seven Indictments” had a great flow to it and kept me intrigued the entire time. It was especially great to see moments where the team fought for justice while standing up for the LGBTQ community. We’ve dealt with races on this show, but we’ve never actually dealt with the LGBTQ community, so it was a pleasant change. On another note, one of the things I’ve loved about this show is how honorable the men truly are. And honor doesn’t mean perfection, but it means having the courage to stand up for what’s right, even if that means admitting they were wrong. Additionally, the team’s admiration towards those less fortunate continues to be an absolute blast to watch.

Most Exquisite Moment: There won’t be a performer this week, but instead, I’ve decided to talk about a few of my favorite scenes because sometimes when you’re coming out of a cold, you just wanna focus on the positive.

Ruzek returns. Call me petty and salty, but so much of my “breakup” with Chicago P.D. was stemmed from how ridiculous the fight between Adam and Kim got, so I loved watching Ruzek come forward with honesty. He went away because he wasn’t ready to work alongside her. He wasn’t strong enough. He wasn’t courageous enough. And it felt right that he’d admit to that. It also felt right that they’d hug, but the kiss wasn’t expected. But somehow, with those two, they’ve always worked best at the most random. In some weird, unearthly way, they’ve always been surprising. Wherever they go from here, I’m excited to see it hopefully develop organically. And I hope there’s a better round of communication this time.

Antonio’s momentary return was everything. And his relationship with Lindsay has always been one of my favorite parts of this show. To see him kiss her forehead was absolutely adorable. And their fist-bump, can’t forget the fist-bump. Sigh, I miss him. Antonio and I both cry ourselves to sleep over this seperation. (I actually don’t, in case it isn’t clear that this is sarcasm.)

Jay’s choice to apologize to Rixton in front of everyone was admirable. Let’s be real, it’s never easy for men to admit that they’re wrong, and it especially isn’t easy to do it in front of a crowd. So when Jay admitted to the fact that digging into the rumors was wrong, it was a phenomenal moment to showcase character. And Atwater following was all I needed.

Rosie coming back to her owner was e v e r y t h i n g. Nothing is more precious than owners and pets reuniting.

On a final note, it was great to see Jay and Erin stand up for the LGBTQ community when the man confessed to two men were kissing was upsetting. Funny isn’t it? How could you possibly be upset by people kissing? And while I’m no fan of PDA, how could you possibly get violent toward them? Plus, let’s be real, we know this person wouldn’t have felt the same way if it was a straight couple. But our team cares, and that’s an important thing to showcase.

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Remember if there’s anything you’d like us to discuss, let us know in the comments below.

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