Voight shows up to shake hands and schmooze at a politician’s party. He runs into Burgess and meets her new boyfriend Matt, a federal prosecutor himself. The congressman’s big speech is about the state of the city and how much support the police department needs.
Halstead talks to Voight about a call he got from IAD about the bar fight while he was undercover. Voight tells him to keep it simple and then asks who knew about it. Atwater, Upton, two narcotics cops and Ruzek but it couldn’t have been Ruzek, Halstead says. He asks Upton if it was her and she tells him no. She also recommends he talk to someone about potential triggers from the case.
Seems they have a new case. Voight shows up at a hotel. There’s a dead Jane Doe and a male hotel guest. Voight goes to see the guest. It’s his congressman friend. The unit takes the case so Halstead and Upton are looking at the scene. Voight and Olinsky question the congressman. He claims he was drugged and framed.
Atwater and Ruzek go to see the security footage. It cuts out while the congressman was at the bar. They talk to the security guard but come up empty there. Voight goes to see Price about Congressman Graynor’s potential enemies. He has a lot.
Antonio and Burgess go to see one but he has an alibi. The unit goes over the case and Upton gets a lead on the gun. It was used in another shooting. Voight and Olinsky go to see the victim. Turns out she is the Jane Doe’s mother. Her daughter has been missing. The mother gives them some information and they run with it.
They get enough to clear Graynor so Voight lets him out. They have a suspect for the shootings but no ID. Burgess remembers that her boyfriend is working a mob case and that it might be related so she asks him about it. He can’t talk but wants to have a sitdown with Voight.
Ruzek found footage of the shooter with the security guard so he and Atwater go to bring him in. They find him dead instead. They report back to Voight about it but the conversation is cut short because Voight has a meeting with the feds. They ask him to sit on the case and he says yes.
He’s Voight though so he doesn’t listen. Instead the unit uses the information the feds gave him to get an ID. There’s another girl missing too so Platt sends patrol out with photos of her. She also warns Burgess about being close to this case given the boyfriend situation.
Price meets with Voight. He wants a crime scene photo of Graynor for blackmail. Voight talks about it with Olinsky. Upton gets a lead on the missing girl. She and Antonio move in and talk to her. They set up a sting but their suspect doesn’t show up.
He’s been tipped off though and Voight knows exactly who to blame. Burgess’s boyfriend and he tells her as much. He tells her to pick. She’s upset about it after and runs into Ruzek. He gives her a pep talk.
She goes and talks to Matt about the case some more but it’s a setup. Voight and Olinsky were running surveillance on the whole thing. They know where the suspect is holed up. Voight gives orders and the unit moves in.
Nothing is ever easy though so there’s a chase and a shootout before Ruzek and Burgess catch up with the guy. The feds are pissed and yell at Voight. He doesn’t back down. Price reaches out about that favor he asked for. Voight gives it to him. Burgess goes to see her boyfriend and he slams the door in her face.
I liked that there was more Olinsky in this episode but now there is no Antonio. I don’t know if it was always like this and I didn’t notice it or if they just don’t have a balance now or what. It just seems different.