Written by M.
When the crushed body of a young girl is found, Halstead goes undercover at a home for troubled girls. It doesn’t take long for him to find out that the girls are trading sexual favors for something in return. Meanwhile, Platt feels guilty because the victim was brought into the District last year and she doesn’t remember her.
It turns out that there is an easy way for the girls to get in and out of the home undetected. One of the girls there, bullies other girls into prostitution. With the help of one of the guard she ran the whole operation. And when the victim showed she was ungrateful, she was killed, to make sure she would tell anyone.
In this episode it was interesting to see Halstead struggle with this case. The things that were happening in the home were clearly getting to him. And when he was accused of statutory rape, he felt like his team believed the accusations.
Most interesting person though was Platt. The fact that this girl came in the year before, been with her for hours and that she didn’t remember her, it clearly eat her up. So she did the only thing left she could do for her. Make sure her body was claimed and grant her final wish.
I think this is an important message, that we seem to forget so many times. As first responders they see so many terrible things, that we think nothing gets to them anymore. But we forget, first responders are human too. There are cases you forget as soon as it’s wrapped up. There are cases that get to you and are harder to forget. But there are also cases that will stay with you forever, and that can’t be easy.
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