Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 3 Review: Tender Age

Intelligence is kicking off 2021 on a excessive notice.

Following Atwater’s highly effective storyline,Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 3shook issues up and reminded followers of the great old days when the main target remained largely on the case-of-the-week.

It’s been some time since we have seen the group go full-in on a case, particularly one as compelling because the homicide of Makayla’s complete household.

While gang retribution was the go-to motive, the case took a stunning twist when it was revealed that each one three relations died defending the little woman from her father, Tareek, who was not too long ago launched from jail.

The case was attention-grabbing even with out a private connection, however hinging the plot on a younger, harmless woman not solely offered an emotional hook, however it additionally allowed the narrative to revisit Burgess’ miscarriage from Chicago PD Season 7.

Burgess: That’s the advantage of being scared. Sometimes it is like this reminder that you need to be courageous, you need to battle. So I fought.
Makayla: But I ran.
Burgess: That’s okay. Running is a type of preventing.


Voight was decided to nail down a suspect and get justice for the household, so the “by the ebook” police reform storyline type of went out the window. Sometimes, I ponder if the collection even remembers the plotlines it is introducing.

There wasn’t even any reference to Atwater’s scenario with the racist cops; it is virtually as if it by no means occurred.

However, it was good to see that Burgess was nonetheless coping with the aftermath of the miscarriage.

Following such a traumatic expertise, Burgess satisfied herself that she did not need kids. It was a tactic to guard herself from getting damage once more.

But after forming a private reference to Makayla, she started to see the chances that she might have all of it: a household and a profession.

Her motherly instincts kicked in when she noticed that the woman was in peril — motherly instincts she did not even know she had.

It was such a deal with to see her in “mama bear” mode.

Their bond by no means appeared compelled both as Burgess genuinely cared for the younger woman and located her goal in defending her. She even put her job on the road to make sure that she might keep by Makayla’s facet till they discovered the folks searching her down.

Upton: No, why? You assume I would like it? Are you attempting to inform me I ought to take it?
Halstead: No, I’m saying it is a good job for a superb cop.
Upton: You might inform me you do not need me to take it. It’s an choice.
Halstead: I would like you to do no matter you wish to do. I’m simply practising self-preservation right here.


But it begs the query . . . what occurs subsequent? Was this the show’s approach of warming everybody as much as the thought of a Burzek child once more?

They already allow us to down as soon as; I do not wish to get forward of myself and get my hopes up once more.

However, I used to be at all times a fan of the storyline and hated that they took such a violent flip to create relationship drama.

There’s a lot potential in introducing a motherhood storyline centered round a younger cop.

There are lots of of hundreds of cops who juggle elevating kids and defending civilians. It’s doable to have each and never on the expense of the opposite.

The collection might actually profit from showcasing a powerful and succesful lady in all sides of her life as a result of that is the truth for thus many ladies.

Pregnancy and child storylines are likely to sideline a personality, however I’m not against Burgess embracing this new chapter if achieved proper.

Plus, it might shake issues up on a collection the place having a household is taken into account considerably of a burden and comes with such a unfavorable connotation.

Everyone on the group has both misplaced a toddler because of the job or has chosen to stay a lone wolf out of the worry that the job would inevitably carry loss and ache.

Let’s see the opposite facet of the coin. Dare I say, let’s enable somebody to be pleased for as soon as!

It additionally comes at a time the place Ruzek and Burgess lastly appear to be on the identical web page.

After experiencing a loss, they’ve put their friendship first and grown nearer than ever. Not to say, he is at all times been there for her and supported her each resolution.

Burgess: I’m a cop, I like being a cop. I’m good at it. I did not assume I’d have the instincts to be a mother too. And then what occurred, occurred.
Ruzek: No, you’ll have been good at each.
Burgess: You’re at all times giving me the advantage of the doubt
Ruzek: No, I’m not. I do know you. You would have had instincts for all of it, that is all. It’s simply how it’s.
Burgess: Yeah, perhaps it makes me higher at each.


At the start of the episode, the dialog about monotony and craving change virtually foreshadowed one other being pregnant storyline. Why else would they provide followers a glimpse of what parenthood would appear to be for the 2 of them whereas they had been taking good care of Makayla?

However, I used to be satisfied that the collection was happening a unique route that may discover Burgess and Ruzek agreeing to undertake Makayla after she was left with none household. And I wasn’t against it.

There is not only one avenue to motherhood!

Burgess and Ruzek weren’t the one ones getting private — Upstead additionally lastly had their second.

If you are not invested within the collection’ private relationships, otherwise you’re not a fan of Upstead, then this did not make your coronary heart skip a beat.

But you knew it was coming. The collection has been constructing as much as this second for fairly a while, and I’ll be the primary to say that the anticipation made it lackluster.

Or perhaps it was the best way Halstead attacked Upton’s face? I’m undecided. It was bizarre.

Again, the connection got here at Upton’s expense, accepting what was offered as a greater job provide. Why cannot she have each?

It’s infuriating that we at all times must see characters select between a satisfying relationship or a satisfying profession.

It additionally continues portray Upton as Lindsay’s substitute as a substitute of her personal individual.

Both of them had job presents in NYC, however Upton selected Halstead whereas Lindsay selected to advance her profession. I suppose that makes Upton the fitting alternative moderately than simply second-best?

It would have been more practical to go away out the entire job provide state of affairs altogether and have these two admit that they have the hots for one another!

Alright, I’m turning it over to you, TV Fanatics.

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Lizzy Buczak is a employees author for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and skim her private weblog at CraveYouTV.



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