Chicago PD (S05E22) “Homecoming” Season Finale

Okay guys, let’s just take a breathe in and out. This was the most powerful season finale of Chicago PD. So let’s just get to it.

After a quick recap, Voight was about to tell what really happen to Woods. That was til he gets a call about how Al is at Med with severe stab wounds. He gets there just in time to see Al before heading to surgery. After waiting, waiting and waiting, Voight finds the surgeon  and gets the news that Al had died.

After informing the team, who’s in disbelief, they pull every heart and energy to finding the man that killed Al. As the team recovered the security tapes that showed the security guard letting the suspect to stabbed Al. Voight had lesser words for the suspect, even if he wasn’t answering questions.

It all laid down to a man getting even with Al for arresting a family member. But Voight didn’t get any answers from the wife but it was Burgess and Upton sure got answers. The team went to the warehouse where they take down the leader and his men. Voight had a one on one stand alone with the suspect. Thinking that no one was around, Voight shot the suspect twice. The suspect dies, but witnesses saw a different picture than Voight tells Antonio.

Woods meets with an eye witness, who saw Voight take out the man who shot his son from the bar. Woods gets her information and meets with her and after hearing her story. He takes her story and not only fixes it but gives half of her money. Soon Woods phones Voight for a meeting. They discuss of knowing each other for over 30 years. Voight admits that he isn’t a dirty cop but the one person that will do anything to protect the city.

Woods informs Voight about a witness that had come forward seeing him taking away the man who killed his son. Voight asked how did he find “her.”  And with a surprised look, Woods and was taken away.

After all is done, Voight grieves in pain of all that has happened. From punching the door to drinking and standing on the edge of the rooftop. But it was Voight crying that made it the most powerful moment of the past five seasons of the show.

“Homecoming” might be ranked as one of the best season finales of CPD so far in the series. Leading with so emotional and intense from Al’s death to getting Woods. The writing was strong and throughout the season that really closed the chapter of this season story arc.  Jason Beghe gives one of his best performances. I thought when I first saw Voight on Chicago Fire that he was a dirty cop. After the first season of CPD I had a change of heart.

Overall, I give this episode a 10/10 and the season overall a 9.5/10.

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