The BEST Episodes of Chicago P.D.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019

Network: NBC

The men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. The vast responsibilities that these jobs entail extend far beyond the walls of the precinct, often taking an emotional toll on personal lives of these men and women.

Reckoning

#1 - Reckoning

Season 6 - Episode 22

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 8.24
695 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gwen Sigan, Rick Eid
Homecoming

#2 - Homecoming

Season 5 - Episode 22

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 8.20
935 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Rick Eid, Timothy J. Sexton
Start Digging

#3 - Start Digging

Season 3 - Episode 23

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 8.17
1,450 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
The Number of Rats (2)

#4 - The Number of Rats (2)

Season 2 - Episode 20

Benson has traveled into Chicago to help Voight and intelligence with a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. She calls in Fin and Amaro to assist. The prime suspect, Yates is let go after rigorous questioning. He then requests a meeting with Lindsay and he warns of unintended consequences from what intelligence is doing. (We Called Her Jellybean (1) aired on Chicago Fire, season 3, episode 21. Daydream Believer (3) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 16, episode 20.)

star 8.12
1,000 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Cole Maliska, Matt Olmstead, Warren Leight
The Forgotten

#5 - The Forgotten

Season 6 - Episode 16

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 8.10
676 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris
A Shot Heard Around the World

#6 - A Shot Heard Around the World

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 8.06
759 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: Gwen Sigan, Matt Olmstead
Infection (3)

#7 - Infection (3)

Season 7 - Episode 4

After zeroing in on the suspect responsible for the bioterrorism that’s gripping Chicago, the PD prepares to undertake their biggest manhunt yet. Upton is torn between helping track down the perp and providing emotional support to the scared young girl that needs her. Voight fears his team is being sent on a wild goose chase.

star 8.05
611 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gwen Sigan
8:30 PM (2)

#8 - 8:30 PM (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12

The Intelligence Unit works to find the bombers. Even with government agencies in the mix, Voight and his team work the case from their own angles and connections. Lindsay and Antonio question doctors who handled the transplant surgery for an Ambassador from Syria, but no clues emerge. Olinsky gets some solid intel and the team work from there. It’s a race against time as they realize there may be additional bombs targeted to detonate. Meanwhile Burgess sits vigil for her niece whose life hangs in the balance. (A Dark Day (1) aired on Chicago Fire, season 2, episode 20.)

star 8.05
1,088 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Derek Haas, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt
Assets

#9 - Assets

Season 7 - Episode 2

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 8.04
613 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
Emotional Proximity (2)

#10 - Emotional Proximity (2)

Season 4 - Episode 16

Olinsky's daughter remains in critical condition following a massive fire - leaving Intelligence on edge, but more determined than ever to track down the suspect. Voight opens up the case, knowing that he has Stone and his team's full support in the investigation, and all of Firehouse 51 behind him to examine potential origins of the fire. Intelligence works to connect the dots between the building owner, those who were inside, and a string of potential suspects.

star 8.04
2,071 votes
An Honest Woman

#11 - An Honest Woman

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.03
987 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Michael Weiss
They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)

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

Season 2 - Episode 7

The intelligence unit is joined by detectives from New York’s SVU to help solve the pedophile ring case. Ruzek, Amaro, Halstead and Antonio continue to hunt for the link to foster care and child trafficking. Burgess and Roman try to find the shooter from the hospital after using surveillance footage to identify him. Platt shows her deep respect for police and the dangerous work they do by honoring their fallen brother. (Nobody Touches Anything (1) aired on Chicago Fire, season 3, episode 7. Chicago Crossover (2) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 16, episode 7.)

star 8.03
1,034 votes
Writers: Dick Wolf, Maisha Closson, Matt Olmstead
Descent

#13 - Descent

Season 6 - Episode 9

In an attempt to dig himself out of a hole and save someone close to him, Antonio crosses a line that puts the entire team at risk.

star 8.02
706 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Rick Eid, Timothy J. Sexton
Doubt

#14 - Doubt

Season 7 - Episode 1

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 8.02
684 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
The Weigh Station

#15 - The Weigh Station

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.99
1,025 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Michael Batistick
Call It Macaroni

#16 - Call It Macaroni

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.98
1,088 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Matt Olmstead
Actual Physical Violence

#17 - Actual Physical Violence

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.98
1,013 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Eduardo Javier Canto, Ryan Maldonado
A Beautiful Friendship

#18 - A Beautiful Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 15

Atwater is settling into his new gig on intelligence as Antonio is relegated to desk duty while recovering. Lindsay finally realizes she has no way out and confides in Voight for help. Meanwhile Jin is confronted about his secret meetings with Stillwell.

star 7.98
999 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Mike Batistick
The Silos

#19 - The Silos

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 7.98
1,724 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Derek Haas, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt
Fork in the Road

#20 - Fork in the Road

Season 4 - Episode 23

In the season finale, when Lindsay receives a panicked call from her mother Bunny whose boyfriend had just been shot, Lindsay must figure out the best way to approach the situation, as her mother is now a murder suspect. The case opens up when a group of high school students OD, and the drugs in question relate back to the situation with Bunny. In addition to her mother's issues, Lindsay finds herself up against the review board dealing with consequences of her actions.

star 7.98
1,795 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Mike Weiss
At Least It's Justice

#21 - At Least It's Justice

Season 1 - Episode 10

Voight pulls Halstead's badge when Lonnie Rodiger is found dead. After a car accident Severide and Clarke discover the torso of Dr. Elliot who has been instrumental in putting away high profile criminals. With Intelligence down one Sumner is given an opportunity to prove herself. Meanwhile during all the investigation Lindsay and Severide share a moment.

star 7.98
1,024 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
What Do You Do

#22 - What Do You Do

Season 2 - Episode 15

Burgess begins to regret her recent decision to stay on the beat. While at a convenience store she sees some suspicious activity and pursues it without calling in for backup. It's a slow day in Intelligence as they spend their time receiving taser certification.

star 7.97
846 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt
Absolution

#23 - Absolution

Season 7 - Episode 9

Halstead's secret ongoing relationship with a woman connected to another case puts him in jeopardy.

star 7.97
327 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Gavin Harris
My Way

#24 - My Way

Season 1 - Episode 13

Commander Perry notifies the Intelligence unit that Pulpo has been released to help track down a dangerous cartel leader. This doesn’t sit well with our team as he kidnapped one of their own and no love is lost between sides. Meanwhile, Ruzek gets some difficult news as a blast from Lindsay’s past comes back, giving us a glimpse at where she came from. Voight reminds her that she’s come too far to screw it up. At the same time we learn something about Jin that is bound to be a problem.

star 7.96
1,022 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Matt Olmstead, Mike Batistick
Wrong Side of the Bars

#25 - Wrong Side of the Bars

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.96
1,327 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt