After-Take: CHICAGO PD “Some Friend”
Name of the Episode: “Some Friend”
Burgess is on patrol with her new partner, Mike Sorensen. They respond to a noise complaint in a residential neighborhood. The home has several dogs barking and upon entry, no locks or alarms were in use. Sorensen recognized the home as baseball player’s Jake McCoy. They enter the home and come across a teenage girl laying in a pool of blood in the living room. She seems to have died from head trauma, and the scene is a mess. Glass is shattered from the trophy case and most of his memorabilia was taken. Jake’s lawyer was called, and says his client was on his way back from a hunting trip. Dawson finds a photo of Olinsky and Jake together and wonders how it will affect the case going forward. Olinsky ensures Voight there will not be a conflict of interest.
Lindsay receives a bouquet of daisy’s and thinks Halstead is behind the gesture; he is not and seems a little jealous. Maya Collins, the teenage victim, fell through the cracks in the juvenile system. Through the investigation, Antonio seems very suspicious about Olinsky’s involvement in Jake’s past. Olinsky did help Jake avoid a DUI charge about six months ago; however, Jake pleads innocence for Maya’s death. He threatens to shoot himself because the public already believes his guilt. The team jumps into action and prevents the shooting. At the station, Jake insists he was doing volunteer work and Maya needed help escaping from her pimp. He recorded all of his conversations, but they were on his laptop; not listed in the home, he supposes it was stolen as well. Jake believes Maya’s pimp is the one who killed her at his home. The team’s next lead comes from Jake’s daughter, Marley. He stopped at her house while on his way home, but she admits her dad got in after 1am. With this fact, his alibi becomes very weak. Halstead is suspicious of the flower delivery because whoever purchased them, paid in cash and called from a number located near the florist’s location.
The commander stops by and goes to Olinsky; he is taken off the case because there is already enough press on Maya. Olinsky is also threatened to have his badge taken away if he interferes with the investigation. A tip comes in from a pawnshop dealer; Jake’s trophies were just brought in. At the suspect’s home, he insists everything was dumped in the trash. One of the items including Jake’s missing laptop. On the laptop, the team finds the video files Jake said would be there. He was trying to help young girls get in touch with their families as an intervention. Maya’s friend, Alisha was tracked down and she admits her pimp Saint will be by later for his payment. Saint is arrested and an “All Star” ring is found in the glove box of his car.
Saint insists it was a present from Maya. Olinsky goes to Marley and asks more questions. She slips up and told Olinsky her dad called Freddy, a former assistant on her phone, not his. Olinsky decides to visit Freddy and find out more information. Freddy threatens to blackmail Olinsky with party photos because of the phone call that was made. Olinsky grabs a bat and threatens to smack Freddy around. Freddy complies and is taken into custody. The commander steps out to let Olinsky finish the interview, but not before, she suspends him for ten days. Olinsky gets Jake’s confession about Maya; she was stealing from him and he felt betrayed. However, when he pushed her, she fell on the glass table and smashed her head. He didn’t call anyone because she was dead after a couple minutes. He asked Freddy to help cover up his accident and make it look like a robbery. Olinsky feels guilt from not turning Jake in for the DUI, maybe Maya would still be alive if he acted different.
At the end of the episode, the florist clues lead to a “peeping tom” type who does weird tricks like what happened to Lindsay. The location prompts Lindsay to mention her dad served time out in Leavenworth years back. Halstead may not be done searching into the reasoning of the flower delivery. Come back next week for another after take!