The Chicago franchise has been going so well the past couple of seasons, that the network (NBC) has decided to broaden it’s universe even more and add the medical drama Chicago Med. There is a supposed backdoor pilot coming during Chicago Fire this season (Season 3), but until then we will have to let ourselves be entertained by the two shows we already have and the Chicago Fire/PD Crossover that aired the past two nights. So, let’s talk about what happened and beware of Spoilers ahead!
I was looking forward to this crossover for such a long time! Despite characters from each show appearing in the other one every now and then, a proper crossover is just so much better. But I have to say that the promo for it really had me fooled. As you could see above, it looked all exciting and thrilling and dangerous, but as much as I love Chicago Fire, the first part of the two night event was rather unexciting. Of course that doesn’t mean it wasn’t emotional. We had Shay’s sister stopping by and see her deal with the loss of Leslie after an especially emotional scene where Brett gets attacked. Severide showed some real restraint when that crazy arsonist Gish, who killed Shay (and it turns out Peter Mills’ dad and unfortunately many others as well), provoked him in the open and Gabby and Casey seemed to get closer again as well. All that isn’t a bad thing for an episode, but you may start wondering: Where is the action? Where are the guys from CPD? (Because that would make it a real crossover.) Well, in the last five seconds or so Gabby calls her brother Antonio for help with the investigation and that’s how Chicago Fire leaves us. Barely anything from the promo has happened yet and you feel tortured until the next day to see how things unfold.
Then again, Chicago PD really stepped up the game and was everything they promised. It had exploding squad cars, Platt acting weirdly nice and Gabriella in great danger. We even got a little Linstead conversation where they obviously decided they won’t stop seeing each other just because Lindsay is back with Intelligence (Big YAY! to that). But the best part in my opinion was Antonio. He’s a good cop and he likes to do things by the book, but with his sister’s life at risk he had no other choice than to shoot Gish and I think it shows real character that he is not alright with that. Everyone was happy that Gish is dead, and I understand that, but having to kill someone should never be easy and it certainly doesn’t look like it was for him. Very well done Jon Seda!
So all in all it was another great crossover and I can’t wait to see more of both shows, especially if they intertwine every now and then. What was your take on the #OneChicago event?