The BEST Episodes of Chicago P.D.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2020

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.


#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 8.23
748 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 8.21
1,611 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh

#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.

star 8.19
993 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Rick Eid, Timothy J. Sexton
Now I'm God (3)

#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.)

star 8.12
1,266 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Jamie Pachino
The Number of Rats (2)

#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.)

star 8.11
1,179 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Cole Maliska, Matt Olmstead, Warren Leight
Say Her Real Name

#6 - Say Her Real Name

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 25, 2015

With a World Trade conference in Chicago, all members of intelligence are undercover in various protest groups to determine potential threats. Ruzek, infiltrates the Black Grid group and befriends Sierra. When she ends up dead intelligence is suspicious of an Argentine Secretary, Fabian Sosa. Voight and Olinsky question Sosa about the death and the team enlists Mouse to help with their tech needs in tracking Sosa. Meanwhile Halstead’s brother, Dr. Will Halstead shows up in town for an undetermined amount of time and is already stirring up trouble.

star 8.10
231 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
A Shot Heard Around the World

#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.

star 8.09
886 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: Gwen Sigan, Matt Olmstead
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 8.09
1,223 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Eduardo Javier Canto, Ryan Maldonado
The Forgotten

#9 - 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 8.09
718 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris
They'll Have to Go Through Me (3)

#10 - 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.)

star 8.09
1,277 votes
Writers: Dick Wolf, Maisha Closson, Matt Olmstead
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 8.07
1,178 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Michael Weiss
You Never Know Who's Who (2)

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

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

The team investigates a band of rogue operatives.

star 8.06
699 votes
Directors: Lin Oeding
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh
Infection (3)

#13 - 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.

star 8.06
701 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gwen Sigan
I Was Here

#14 - 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 8.05
493 votes
Writers: Gwen Sigan
Emotional Proximity (2)

#15 - 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.

star 8.05
2,210 votes
The Cases That Need to Be Solved

#16 - 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 8.04
1,237 votes
Writers: Matt Olmstead

#17 - 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 8.03
698 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
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 8.03
1,210 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Craig Gore, Tim Walsh

#19 - 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 8.02
760 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Gavin Harris, Rick Eid
The Weigh Station

#20 - 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
1,306 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Michael Batistick

#21 - 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.

star 8.01
742 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Rick Eid, Timothy J. Sexton
Knocked the Family Right Out

#22 - 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 8.00
1,263 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Mo Masi
The Silos

#23 - 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 8.00
1,859 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Derek Haas, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt
Wrong Side of the Bars

#24 - 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 8.00
1,857 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt
Call It Macaroni

#25 - 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
1,428 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Matt Olmstead