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 realized about Sean and is in denial, and Sean is formally tipped off in regards to the unit coming after him with Hailey main the cost.
Now their job is tougher 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 sequence 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 great 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 nicely since then.
We had a couple of moments the place we obtained some perception into her psychological and emotional state relating to her husband. It might converse to how laborious a time she’s having that she will be able to’t even say his title.
Hailey hasn’t gone house since he left. It would not really feel prefer it’s her house anymore with out him there, in order that’s one in every of 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 conserving, and taking a toll on her.
Her obsession with this case solely allows her poor sense of self-care today. 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 the whole lot.
To this point, 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 the whole lot was a refreshing fake-out.
Everyone seems to be conscious of the state that she’s in and attempting to help her as greatest as they will and as a lot as she’ll permit. However as with most issues, Hailey solely opens up on her personal phrases.
I have not actually been house shortly. I have not actually wished to.
Hailey [to Kim]
We obtained a quick second with Kim the place she talked just a little bit about her lack of ability to go house, 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 optimistic from this unlucky growth is how a lot the staff opens up to one another and works collectively.
On the sooner matter of the season working to rectify a lot of its points, the staff component of this season has been a breath of contemporary air.
Everyone seems to be contributing to the installment and the investigation, exhibiting that even once they heart on a selected character throughout an installment, it would not have to return on the expense of everybody else.
Regardless 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 possibly can’t do it this manner.
Hailey: What does that imply?
Voight: You bought to show down the warmth. You bought to go house and sleep.
However essentially 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 truly being sincere when she talked about her difficulties returning house 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 concept the place he’s or what’s occurring to him. He is merely gone, utterly reduce 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 stunning how simply they’ve leaned into this notion that Halstead reduce ties and deserted his spouse, to place it bluntly.
Blessedly, they did not waste time studying the remainder of the staff on this case. It was thrilling to see how Trudy orchestrated a complete decoy investigation to cowl their tracks whereas they regarded 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 staff utilizing one of many stash/undercover residences as their operation base whereas they regarded into Sean.
We obtained a variety 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 top-of-the-line 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 sequence 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 occurring throughout Birdy additionally gave them a major lead shifting ahead.
Voight: I am not investigating Sean for medicine. I am investigating him for intercourse trafficking. Minors.
As soon as Hailey needed to shoot him, Victor was a useless finish, and it is a shock that somebody who was slippery sufficient to go free always had such a fundamental remaining destiny.
They might’ve nailed Sean as soon as and for all in the event that they did not have that difficulty with the warrant for that warehouse tipping of Chief O’Neal.
The warehouse was a treasure trove for his or her case, or not less than it might’ve been if individuals hadn’t gone by and eliminated the entire incriminating knowledge, data, and different proof.
The second they confirmed all of the bleach cans, it was obvious what had occurred. Sean offers 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 essentially the most pure factor on this planet, however why did you come right here?
Hailey: I am unable to cease desirous about her, Abby. Every part that occurred, I simply cannot. I have not 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 occurring to a kind of ladies will probably 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 sure intent on taking him down.
He is now conscious that he’ll need to 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 is going to be an attention-grabbing factor to witness.
Chief O’Neal’s confrontation with Voight shifted the whole lot, 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 often play this stuff and why Voight operated as he did.
Chief O’Neal is in denial about his son. He was so busy assuming they had 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 upon a decision.
I am curious to see how they handle to tug 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 regular as they deal with a brand new case, however we all know that is probably 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 way in which? Hit the feedback.
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