Warning: General spoilers ahead
Tonight being the the season 5 finale of Chicago P.D. is actually bittersweet for me. On the one hand, even though I screened the episode on Sunday, watching it live tonight with everyone else is still stressing me out. Over the past few months, I have been extremely busy with some personal issues, and watching any live TV is a rare event. So, even though I have already seen the finale, I still plan on carving out 1 hour tonight to watch with the rest of the fans. That should tell you something right there. On the other hand, while I am sad that the season is ending (and with no renewal yet, as of today!) and the episode stressed me out to no end, I am relieved that Wednesday is finally here because not being able to say a word about the episode’s climactic events has only compounded the stress 10-fold. So, yay, happy Wednesday!
Obviously, I can’t say much but here’s the official synopsis from NBC:
Tensions run high as Intelligence seeks justice for Olinsky (Elias Koteas) after he’s stabbed in prison. Antonio’s (Jon Seda) loyalty is put to the test and Woods (guest star Mykelti Williamson) looks to take down Voight (Jason Beghe) once and for all.
No further details from me here because honestly, you don’t want to be spoiled on this one. The episode is that good. The one thing I can say is the writers did a exceptional job pulling together multiple loose ends and bringing the Voight/Woods/Bingham arc full circle and wrapping things up. The brilliant part is they pull this off in just 60 short minutes, and so, as you probably can imagine, not a moment is wasted. What’s more, with the summation of multiple storylines, the episode could have easily served as a series finale, but I wouldn’t worry much about that, folks. Even though the series hasn’t been formally renewed yet, Chicago P.D. is the most successful show in the Chicago franchise, and I can’t imagine it going any other way.
The season 5 finale of Chicago P.D. is titled “Homecoming” and airs Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC.
UPDATE — An hour before the east-coast airing of the finale, it was announced that SVU and all 3 Chicago shows had beed renewed.
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