The BEST Episodes of Chicago P.D.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Network: NBC

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.


#1 - Reckoning

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 22, 2019

With Kelton’s election all but assured, Voight and his team must go off-book in a last-ditch effort to save Intelligence from getting axed.

star 8.21
860 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gwen Sigan, Rick Eid
Start Digging

#2 - Start Digging

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 25, 2016

In the Season 3 finale, the team investigates the murder of a single mom who was in contact with Voight's now-reformed son, who was himself brutally assaulted. Meanwhile, Roman makes a major decision and Crowley plans to make changes within the unit.

star 8.20
1,667 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
Homecoming (2)

#3 - Homecoming (2)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 9, 2018

Tensions run high as Intelligence seeks justice for Olinsky after he's stabbed in prison; Antonio's loyalty is put to the test; Woods looks to take down Voight once and for all.

star 8.19
1,071 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Rick Eid, Timothy J. Sexton
Silence of the Night

#4 - Silence of the Night

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Atwater goes under cover to take down a gun trafficking ring, but discovers an officer from his past is under cover in the same organization.

star 8.14
584 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
Now I'm God (3)

#5 - Now I'm God (3)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 2016

A doctor connected to Voight is investigated after four patients with chemo overdoses are sent to Chicago Med; Platt and Burgess work to clear Roman's name. (The Beating Heart (1) Chicago Fire S04E10) (Malignant (2) Chicago Med S01E05)

star 8.10
1,323 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Jamie Pachino
A Shot Heard Round the World

#6 - A Shot Heard Round the World

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

When a young officer is shot dead in the lobby of an apartment building, Intelligence looks to the latest known offenders who have threatened the police. But when a second officer is killed, the team finds that they are dealing with someone who is highly trained and knowledgeable. Voight works to keep the case contained as they deal with Chicago's ever-present war against the police. Meanwhile, Lindsay confronts Antonio about his new job with the State's Attorney.

star 8.09
935 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: Gwen Sigan, Matt Olmstead
The Number of Rats (2)

#7 - The Number of Rats (2)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2015

After arriving in Chicago to assist Voight and the team with a rape/murder case that has distinct similarities to a decade-old case from New York, Sgt. Benson asks Fin and Amaro to help; the prime suspect asks for a meeting with Lindsay. (We Called Her Jellybean (1) Chicago Fire S03E21) (Daydream Believer (3) Law & Order: SVU S16E20)

star 8.09
1,241 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Cole Maliska, Matt Olmstead, Warren Leight
Actual Physical Violence

#8 - Actual Physical Violence

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2015

The team is terrorized by a gun-wielding father who is desperate to find his missing daughter. Bunny stirs up accusations of misconduct from Voight's past.

star 8.08
1,277 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Eduardo Javier Canto, Ryan Maldonado
They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)

#9 - They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2014

The intelligence unit joins forces with detectives Rollins, Amaro and Benson to bring down a child pornography ring once and for all. (Nobody Touches Anything (1) Chicago Fire S03E07) (Chicago Crossover (2) Law & Order: SVU S16E07)

star 8.07
1,347 votes
Writers: Dick Wolf, Maisha Closson, Matt Olmstead
The Forgotten

#10 - The Forgotten

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 27, 2019

Voight and the Intelligence Unit focus all their effort and resources into investigating the disappearance of an exotic dancer who served as a long-time criminal informant for their team and uncovers the details surrounding a prolific serial killer.

star 8.06
823 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris
An Honest Woman

#11 - An Honest Woman

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2014

While trying to help out, Olive Voight is attacked and taken. Ruzek and Atwater prove they belong on the team when they demonstrate smarts and savvy tracking down a lead that will hopefully bring them to Voight. Burgess and Roman try to track down a girl who runs off with a police badge.

star 8.05
1,248 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Michael Weiss
I Was Here

#12 - I Was Here

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

After receiving a distressing 911 call, Burgess enlists the team’s help to track down a girl caught up in a sex-trafficking ring.

star 8.04
708 votes
Writers: Gwen Sigan
Emotional Proximity (2)

#13 - Emotional Proximity (2)

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

Olinsky's daughter is in critical condition following a massive warehouse fire; Voight investigates the fire's potential origins; intelligence examines connections between the building owner, those who were inside, and potential arson suspects. (Deathtrap (1) Chicago Fire S05E15) (Fake (3) Chicago Justice S01E01)

star 8.04
2,273 votes
You Never Know Who's Who (2)

#14 - You Never Know Who's Who (2)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

The team investigates a band of rogue operatives.

star 8.03
741 votes
Directors: Lin Oeding
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
The Cases That Need to Be Solved

#15 - The Cases That Need to Be Solved

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 24, 2016

When a young boy is executed, Intelligence turn to the boy's parents for information and upon further investigation, discover the father has a criminal background and was a part of a local gang.

star 8.03
1,297 votes
Writers: Matt Olmstead
Infection (3)

#16 - Infection (3)

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

After zeroing in on a suspect responsible for bioterrorism, the P.D. prepares to undertake its biggest manhunt yet; Upton is torn between helping track down the perp and providing emotional support to a scared young girl who needs her. (Infection (1) Chicago Fire S08E04) (Infection (2) Chicago Med S05E04)

star 8.03
862 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gwen Sigan

#17 - Doubt

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

When Kelton is found murdered, Voight's grudge against the mayor-elect puts him under suspicion. Upton and Halstead are eager to prove their sergeant's innocence, but the more evidence they gather, the closer they come to doing the opposite.

star 8.01
920 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
Called In Dead (1)

#18 - Called In Dead (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2014

A friend of Nadia’s leads the intelligence unit to a huge heroin bust. Unfortunately this bust results in Olinsky arriving home to find the suspects are holding his wife. Voight and the team think they’ve found a common thread with the suspects but it’s not who they think. Meanwhile Burgess and Roman are given an assignment where they get paired with a K-9 officer, Jenn Cassidy who is Roman’s former partner and girlfriend.

star 8.01
1,282 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
The Weigh Station

#19 - The Weigh Station

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2014

The bounty on Halstead’s head becomes a serious reality as an innocent bartender takes a bullet meant for him. Olinsky tries to reason with Bembenek to call off the hit. Voight and the team keep this investigation in-house to find the hired assassin. After a tense interaction at district, Platt and Nadia come to an understanding.

star 8.01
1,378 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Michael Batistick
Wrong Side of the Bars

#20 - Wrong Side of the Bars

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2014

Antonio’s son was kidnapped and he has a feeling the Columbian drug gang is to blame. Pulpo, the Columbian gang leader, is being held in jail and suggests his release may trigger the release of Diego. During the investigation, Halstead learns some new information about Lindsay. Voight offers Antonio a new approach to get information on Diego’s whereabouts.

star 7.99
1,942 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt
The Silos

#21 - The Silos

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2016

After Voight is suspected of the murder of his son's killer, Lindsay becomes the target for intense questioning; Burgess gets a new partner with an intriguing history.

star 7.99
1,924 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Derek Haas, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt
Call It Macaroni

#22 - Call It Macaroni

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2014

As the Sheldon Jin murder investigation moves forward, Voight is under close watch by Internal Affairs but he’s still in complete command of the intelligence unit. A routine undercover job becomes anything but when Voight’s SUV is T-boned while trailing an armored car carrying Ruzek. Burgess meets her new partner, Sean Roman and tension is high from the start, and she soon realizes there’s more to his story. After a long day, Lindsay pays a visit to someone she hasn’t seen in a very long time.

star 7.99
1,508 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Matt Olmstead

#23 - Assets

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2019

When Atwater goes undercover in a dangerous South Side drug syndicate, he learns there may be more to its kingpin than meets the eye. Halstead tries to join Atwater undercover, but finds himself at a disadvantage. Voight petitions the brass to show Ruzek leniency in his court case.

star 7.98
863 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
White Knuckle

#24 - White Knuckle

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2020

When the son of an influential former officer is implicated in a murder, Moore pressures Voight to charge him quickly. The stakes are raised in Atwater's fight against the blue wall after patrol officers stop responding to his team's calls.

star 7.98
449 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Gwen Sigan
Knocked the Family Right Out

#25 - Knocked the Family Right Out

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

Intelligence hunts down a crew responsible for a rape and robbery rampage. Lindsay is abducted on an undercover operation.

star 7.98
1,324 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Mo Masi