We’ve all heard of a Series Finale – we just had one yesterday for The Newsroom. A series had its run and then the curtain comes down for the last time. Then there are Seasonal Finales which means see you later, as in next year.
Last Wednesday, I watched a Fall Season Finale. Now I hadn’t heard of this term before, or said differently, I hadn’t paid the strictest attention. What the Fall Season Finale means, in this case, is that we are taking a few weeks off, and don’t really want to collide with the Holiday season.
Case in point is Dick Wolf’s Chicago PD on NBC. The fall season finale aired on Wednesday, December 10th. Chicago PD will resume in January, 2015.
The episode, called Called in Dead centered around the squad taking down a vicious heroin ring. As the show aired five days ago, and is off the air for a while, I plan to discuss the cliff hangers which Wolf and co handed to us. So there will be some spoilers ahead; you’ve been warned.
We find out about the heroin as it arrives right in Lindsay’s apartment via a girl OD’ing. Nadia brought the girl to the apartment. This girl is able to tell Lindsay that she scored the H called Passion at a club. Right away we get the first mini-cliff hanger, as this club is soon robbed at gun point by a truly well-organized crew – all dressed completely in black with everything concealed – black jackets, pants, and shoes. Black balaclava masks with dark sunglasses.
Who did the robbery – why none other than Sgt. Voight and his merry band of coppers. Why? To squeeze the club manager. Who, once brought in for question on the basis of wire taps and security footage, is between a rock and hard place. Either he helps the cops by setting them up with a meet with the big boss, or they bust him for the H lab, or they’ll turn him loose, and the big boss will want answers or his 20 million worth of heroin back.
Worked like a charm – as the robbery went down we had no idea who it was. And getting the club manager to roll over was effective but not so brilliant. I mean, what choice did this guy have.
So the meet is set up and the cops take in this guy Blue, only Blue isn’t the very top – he’s just near the top. And not so easily intimidated. So the case is stalled.
With the case stalled, Olinsky heads home. He’s graduating from the garage to the main house, a sure sign that his estranged wife is ready to take him back. But he’s in for a surprise.