It appears the Sean O’Neal case is nowhere near getting resolved.
And sadly, by the tip of Chicago PD Season 10 Episode 7, the chief discovered about Sean and is in denial, and Sean is formally tipped off concerning the unit coming after him with Hailey main the cost.
Now their job is more durable than ever in the event that they’re attempting to take down a prolific trafficker protected by a cop who already is aware of they’re coming for him.
Kudos to the collection as a result of they’ve heeded a number of the criticism and are engaged on it. For starters, they will not have us coming for them over continuity when Hailey has been rocking that scar on her brow for a superb minute.
It coincides properly with the timeline that reminds us it hasn’t been that lengthy since Halstead’s departure, however she hasn’t been functioning effectively since then.
We had just a few moments the place we received some perception into her psychological and emotional state relating to her husband. It could communicate to how laborious a time she’s having that she will be able to’t even say his identify.
Hailey hasn’t gone dwelling since he left. It does not really feel prefer it’s her dwelling anymore with out him there, in order that’s one in all many causes she’s thrown herself into working a lot that she’s getting reprimanded about it.
She’s not getting any sleep both, and there is solely so lengthy she will be able to sustain this routine with out it catching as much as her. It is a punishing tempo she’s preserving, and taking a toll on her.
Her obsession with this case solely allows her poor sense of self-care nowadays. And there have been various moments the place it felt as if her psychological and emotional state or maybe lack of sleep may’ve value them every little thing.
Thus far, she’s fortunate in that she’s been on level and dealt with herself in addition to one can hope for from her. Even the temporary second the place it appeared she had gone off-book and jeopardized every little thing was a refreshing fake-out.
Everyone seems to be conscious of the state that she’s in and attempting to help her as finest as they will and as a lot as she’ll enable. However as with most issues, Hailey solely opens up on her personal phrases.
I have never actually been dwelling shortly. I have never actually needed to.
Hailey [to Kim]
We received a short second with Kim the place she talked a little bit bit about her lack of ability to go dwelling, and it has been genuinely good to see these two ladies working collectively extra and speaking and speaking like precise associates.
Regardless of the void Halstead left behind for a lot of, a constructive from this unlucky improvement is how a lot the crew opens up to one another and works collectively.
On the sooner matter of the season working to rectify a lot of its points, the crew ingredient of this season has been a breath of recent air.
Everyone seems to be contributing to the installment and the investigation, displaying that even after they middle on a particular character throughout an installment, it does not have to come back on the expense of everybody else.
Irrespective of how many individuals attempt to get on Hailey’s case about getting some sleep, gaining focus, and taking a beat, she’s not listening.
Voight: You’ll be able to’t do it this manner.
Hailey: What does that imply?
Voight: You bought to show down the warmth. You bought to go dwelling and sleep.
However probably the most weak and sincere she’s been about her emotions, and the loneliness she feels since Halstead left was when she sat down with Sean.
Typically, one of the best lies are those closest to the reality. She was capable of mislead and disarm him as a result of she was really being sincere when she talked about her difficulties returning dwelling and the void in her life since Jay left.
By that dialog with the person she’s attempting to take down, we be taught she hasn’t spoken to Jay since he left for Bolivia. She has no thought the place he’s or what’s taking place to him. He is merely gone, utterly lower off from her life.
It is no marvel she’s doing no matter she will be able to to distract herself. It has to harm, and it is shocking how simply they’ve leaned into this notion that Halstead lower ties and deserted his spouse, to place it bluntly.
Blessedly, they did not waste time studying the remainder of the crew on this case. It was thrilling to see how Trudy orchestrated a complete decoy investigation to cowl their tracks whereas they appeared into Sean.
And never solely did we see the return of the cage, though it did not get a throwback exercise, we additionally noticed the crew utilizing one of many stash/undercover flats as their operation base whereas they appeared into Sean.
We received plenty of the police work on show as they labored to give you leads and adopted them, whether or not they bore fruit or not.
And among the finest sequences of all was Hailey, Trudy, and Kim all taking time to speak some sense to Birdy. What I would not give for an all-woman episode of the collection with the three of them working a case collectively.
Hailey’s obsessive surveillance produced Sean’s reference to Victor, the trafficker. And Ruzek heading undercover and taking place throughout Birdy additionally gave them a major lead shifting ahead.
Voight: I am not investigating Sean for medication. I am investigating him for intercourse trafficking. Minors.
As soon as Hailey needed to shoot him, Victor was a lifeless finish, and it is a shock that somebody who was slippery sufficient to go free always had such a fundamental remaining destiny.
They may’ve nailed Sean as soon as and for all in the event that they did not have that challenge with the warrant for that warehouse tipping of Chief O’Neal.
The warehouse was a treasure trove for his or her case, or no less than it will’ve been if folks hadn’t gone via and eliminated the entire incriminating knowledge, information, and different proof.
The second they confirmed all of the bleach cans, it was obvious what had occurred. Sean provides off the impression that he is taking part in chess whereas everybody else is taking part in checkers, so he manages to cowl his tracks.
Sean: I feel not with the ability to go house is probably the most pure factor on the earth, however why did you come right here?
Hailey: I can not cease serious about her, Abby. The whole lot that occurred, I simply cannot. I have never stopped working the case.
Sean: Good. You discover something?
Hailey: Possibly. A reputation that got here up. Victor Holmes.
It is upsetting that they did not get to these ladies and could not save them in time. Sadly, one thing taking place to a kind of ladies will doubtless result in the unit’s subsequent crack on this case.
However for now, I do not know the place issues stand with this investigation. Sean now is aware of that Hailey is surveying him and certain intent on taking him down.
He is now conscious that he’ll must cowl his tracks extra and put an finish to all of this.
Sean is taking part in with hearth proper now, however so is Hailey. It will likely be an attention-grabbing factor to witness.
Chief O’Neal’s confrontation with Voight shifted every little thing, too. He could not wait to put into Voight, calling upon their historical past and explaining why Voight must be extra indebted to him.
He was pissed that Voight did not give him a heads up, however he needed to perceive how they normally play these items and why Voight operated as he did.
Chief O’Neal is in denial about his son. He was so busy assuming they have been going after Sean due to his drug behavior.
Sean could also be sober, however he is a pedophile and abuser, and there is not any quantity of saving him from what, so who is aware of what O’Neal’s subsequent steps are?
He is my child. He is my son. Me and also you, we got here up collectively. And you’ve got by no means had a greater good friend within the Ivory Tower.
His response to the information indicated that he wasn’t concerned with Sean’s operation, however he is so strongly in denial that he wouldn’t help them both.
And what can they do now that Sean is aware of one thing is up, and the chief has the facility to close issues down for them? The unit is working in uncertainty now whereas the lives of many younger ladies rely on a decision.
I am curious to see how they handle to pull this out and what it even appears to be like like for them after their investigation was uncovered to the O’Neals.
It could really feel bizarre to go about issues as enterprise as traditional as they deal with a brand new case, however we all know that is doubtless what is going to occur.
Over to you, Chicago PD Fanatics. What are your predictions? How will they take down Sean, and can O’Neal be in the best way? Hit the feedback.
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