Antonio Dawson is no longer working as a police officer working for the Intelligence Unit in Chicago’s police department. The fall/mid-season finale of NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” Season 4 saw Gabriela Dawson’s brother officially accept a job offer from Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone.
Dawson (Jon Seda) is now the lead investigator at the State Attorney’s Office.
The two-hour fall finale kicked off with two interesting cases. The first was one in which a rich hotelier’s kid was accused of raping and murdering a woman. But with daddy’s money and an expensive lawyer, he is able to walk out of the interrogation room a free man. Even the only eye witness – an immigrant named Tariq from Sudan with a family and steady job – dies. There seems to be very little evidence stacked against this rich boy named Oliver.
Fortunately, the team, lead by Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), are able to prove that Oliver’s sister paid $300,000 to a hitman named Runovic who also happens to be Oliver’s security personnel and a disgraced former police officer. She paid him to get the witness to recant his statement, not to kill him.
Olinsky (Elias Koteas) gets Runovic to talk and they finally nail Oliver for the charges of rape and murder.
The second hour of “Chicago P.D.” was even more depressing. It involved a suspect killing cops and luring them to certain places in order to get them killed. Voight finds out that the suspect is a boy whose father was killed in the line of duty. He suffers from delusions. In the end, the police officers had no choice but to gun him down since he was close to killing two hostages – a woman and her daughter.
Fortunately, the police procedural had two good news to share: Antonio finally got to lead his own team as the lead investigator. He not only got better pay, weekends off and steady work hours but now the former officer can spend time with his children. The career move is perfectly timed since his ex-wife has decided to travel the world with her rich boyfriend and wants to leave the parenting responsibilities to her former husband.
The other good news is that Patrol Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) finally joined the Intelligence Unit! She deserves it. Voight officially offers her the job at Molly’s and, of course, she accepts it.
“Chicago P.D.” Season 4 returns on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.