After-Take: Chicago PD “Forget My Name”
Name of the Episode: Forget My Name
Beware – the follow contains spoilers!!!
Detectives Dawson and Halstead try to make an NSA agent a confidential informant regarding a drug deal. Dominic insists he doesn’t want the money, and doing this deed is for the greater good. The intelligence team gathers the information and scopes out the drug run. With Halstead and Lindsay posing as patrol officers, they pull over the suspect to inspect his vehicle. Except the suspect pulls a gun and Halstead has no choice but to kill the driver.
Officers Roman and Burgess come onto the scene and discover there is a dead man’s body in the bed of the truck; and his right hand has been chopped off. With only a few numbers saved in the driver’s phone, it’s a rocky start to the case. And when Mouch (Christian Stolte from CHICAGO FIRE) confides in Burgess that he wants to propose to Trudy, Burgess promises she will find out Trudy’s ring size without her knowledge.
Ignacio Perez, the gunned down suspect, does not have any trace of heroin or any other drug in the truck. Intelligence finds the identity of the dead body, Roger, an engineer employee who makes encryption devices for the Pentagon. Roger’s boss tells Lindsay and Halstead some of the devices went missing, but no one will admit to it.
More problems occur when Dawson’s C.I. says the case needs to be dropped and they need to get somewhere safe. Dawson finds out that the case was not approved to be brought to the team; now the NSA thinks their agent might be going rogue.
Burgess lovingly tells Ruzek that they need their own place. So, once Al and Michelle can get back on their feet, the loving couple can get their own place. With the clock ticking, the team deduces Roger’s widow Nora might be running the operation to sell the encryption chips.
A few of the members go to her house and input surveillance. Nora receives a visitor, and her first instinct is to turn on the stereo. She may not have made the team, but she is more nervous than she originally let on. The visitor is Aaron Franceur; it’s possible he wants to sell the devices on his own accord. Once in the interrogation room, Aaron spins the story that Nora knew about Roger stealing from his company. That story seems to hold when a gas leak is reported at Nora’s house and the fire department will not allow the police onto the property.
Mouse uses his technological devices to track her phone tendencies to a storage unit. But when the unit is found empty, the team hears a commotion above them. They find two men with the missing devices. A suspect flees the scene in a vehicle, but is soon pinned in with nowhere to go. Aaron is apprehended and found with about $2 million in cash; in the interrogation room, Aaron confesses that he and Nora were involved.
She convinced Roger to steal the devices, and then Aaron killed Roger to keep the devices for his own gain. After the dust settles, Burgess is able to disclose to Mouch Trudy’s ring size for the proposal. But even after a nice moment, Burgess watches Roman step out with Wendy. Her son Andrew had passed away even with Roman’s effort to help cure the boy; Burgess worries Roman could be getting in too deep with her because she also has to worry about an alcoholic, violent ex husband.
A grisly murder is investigated and Voight puts his badge on the line, to make a deal with the mob. Lindsay tries to warn the sergeant of the dangers, but Hank is not hearing her. Stay tuned next week to see how it all plays out!