The BEST Episodes of Chicago P.D.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 1, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - Homecoming
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.
#4 - Now I'm God (3)
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 2016
A doctor with personal connections to Voight is under investigation when four of his patients are committed to Chicago Med after an overdose of chemo. The doctor denies Lindsey and Halstead access to his files, but after obtaining a warrant the team is able to track down his patients and discover all of them have been poisoned with unnecessary chemo. Meanwhile, Burgess and Platt work together to clear Roman's name. (The Beating Heart (1) aired on Chicago Fire, season 4, episode 10. Malignant (2) aired on Chicago Med, season 1, episode 5.)
#5 - The Number of Rats (2)
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2015
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.)
#6 - 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.
#7 - A Shot Heard Around 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.
#8 - They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2014
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.)
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - You Never Know Who's Who (2)
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2015
The team investigates a band of rogue operatives.
#12 - Infection (3)
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019
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.
#13 - Emotional Proximity (2)
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 1, 2017
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.
#14 - 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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Descent
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2018
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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Climbing into Bed (1)
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2015
Ruzek's job is on the line after an ill-fated undercover op.
#25 - Fork in the Road
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired May 17, 2017
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.