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S08.E15: The Right Thing

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Voight and the team pursue a ruthless crime ring whose business has hit close to home. As they dig deeper, the extent of the danger becomes more apparent. Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller second-guesses her decisions.

Airdate: 05/19/2021

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Ok, I'll have to give the show credit - I didn't see that last minute coming.  They actually surprised me.  In hindsight, I should have predicted it, but oh well... maybe not paying much attention and having low expectations is actually helping my viewing experience.

An episode focused on Hank with a bigger dose of Atwater than usual, and it was a decent episode.  No Upton crap was so nice!

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If my child were in peril and I was in Miller’s place, I would have told Voight to do what he does best. Eff the rules! I thought it was a good, exciting episode.

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2 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

If my child were in peril and I was in Miller’s place, I would have told Voight to do what he does best. Eff the rules! I thought it was a good, exciting episode.

Same. If that were my child, I'm breaking every rule imaginable. I'm making up new rules to break if need be. I wouldn't care how big a hypocrite it made me. 

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I actually enjoyed this episode and seeing Miller break was heartbreaking.  She was determined to do things the right way without realizing the possible consequences.  In hindsight, she would have probably been ok with Voigt doing things his way, but who knew?  Surprised at the ending which was a nice change from a roll in the sack with Voight Jr. and Jay.  Very little Upton which is always nice!

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I was wondering how long it would be before they tried to make Miller look bad or make it seem like her way of doing things don't work. I admire the way the she stood on her square and the way she's committed to doing things the right way which on this show is refreshing.  It's unfortunate what happened to her son but I don't want this to be a situation where she comes around to Voight way of doing things.  

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15 hours ago, mommalib said:

I was wondering how long it would be before they tried to make Miller look bad or make it seem like her way of doing things don't work. I admire the way the she stood on her square and the way she's committed to doing things the right way which on this show is refreshing.  It's unfortunate what happened to her son but I don't want this to be a situation where she comes around to Voight way of doing things.  

Totally agree. 

Can someone tell me what was up with Atwater’s attitude? When his brother was caught up didn’t he get special treatment? I am at a loss as to why he had a stick up his butt. Miller wasn’t asking for special treatment. She wanted things done above board so again what was Atwater’s problem?

And Kim. You’re sitting there with the window down?! Really?

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12 minutes ago, GodsBeloved said:

 

Can someone tell me what was up with Atwater’s attitude? When his brother was caught up didn’t he get special treatment? I am at a loss as to why he had a stick up his butt. Miller wasn’t asking for special treatment. She wanted things done above board so again why was Atwater’s problem?

 

I am wondering that myself. I guess it's setting up the 'fight' between him and Ruzek next week when he will do whatever to find Kim & Atwater will be against it. Which makes zero sense. I hate the way they change characters to fit the story than write the stories for the characters.

Apart from that, one of the best episodes for the season, not sure why they need to constantly beat the shit out of Burgess. Upton is still useless, she looked clueless when interviewing that girl, also looked like she was three sheets to the wind. 

I am glad they didn't do the heavy handed ship stuff like they usually do when they are about to torture one of them, case driven stories are when this show is at it's best.

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1 hour ago, GodsBeloved said:

Can someone tell me what was up with Atwater’s attitude? When his brother was caught up didn’t he get special treatment? I am at a loss as to why he had a stick up his butt. Miller wasn’t asking for special treatment. She wanted things done above board so again why was Atwater’s problem?

Well Marina said that Jay, Atwater and her are more on trying to do the right thing, while Ruzek, Upton and Voight go rogue . Laroyce said that the team will be divided on how they handle things 

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I really love this episode, case driven, no personal drama unrelated to the case, less Hailey! 👍

This near-death plot with Kim, is BurZek finally happening (again)?

This show loves killing cops’ offsprings. Run Makayla, runnnnnnnnn!

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I understand why they give all these storylines to Marina, and by extension to Paddy....they totally will own them. Could you imagine Bender Barbie & Snorestead trying to over emote their way through this? 

They need to give Marina a break though, and Burgess. They do not know what else to do with her, they can't possibly let her be happy for more than a week.

Upton is an emotional clusterfuck...who seems suddenly to be triggered by everything, someone looks at her wrong and she's having a crisis. Her talking to Ruzek in the preview annoyed me. She has never show one iota of concern for Burgess. Why now? But her bitch squad of screaming tweens on twitter are of course trying to make this all about her and how 'soft' she is and how upset she will be because her bestie is missing.

Burgess can't die, who would actually do any of the grunt work and solve the cases? Atwater can't lose his whiteboard photosticking buddy. 

Hopefully there is a huge twist and somehow Burgess escapes & 'accidently' shoots Upton instead.

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15 hours ago, Jaelyn96 said:

Well Marina said that Jay, Atwater and her are more on trying to do the right thing, while Ruzek, Upton and Voight go rogue . Laroyce said that the team will be divided on how they handle things 

Ugh great have to see Ruzek and Voight prop the Showrunner obession. 

7 hours ago, Guildford said:

I understand why they give all these storylines to Marina, and by extension to Paddy....they totally will own them. Could you imagine Bender Barbie & Snorestead trying to over emote their way through this? 

They need to give Marina a break though, and Burgess. They do not know what else to do with her, they can't possibly let her be happy for more than a week.

Upton is an emotional clusterfuck...who seems suddenly to be triggered by everything, someone looks at her wrong and she's having a crisis. Her talking to Ruzek in the preview annoyed me. She has never show one iota of concern for Burgess. Why now? But her bitch squad of screaming tweens on twitter are of course trying to make this all about her and how 'soft' she is and how upset she will be because her bestie is missing.

Burgess can't die, who would actually do any of the grunt work and solve the cases? Atwater can't lose his whiteboard photosticking buddy. 

Hopefully there is a huge twist and somehow Burgess escapes & 'accidently' shoots Upton instead.

I wish for that but nothing will happen to Eid's favorite character except her being propped by other characters and skate by of any real consequences 

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3 hours ago, Josh371982 said:

I wish for that but nothing will happen to Eid's favorite character except her being propped by other characters and skate by of any real consequences 

I watch Law & Order OC, I keep thinking what if Hailey Upton is played by Charlotte Sullivan. The character could be likeable, I may like her because I like the actress.

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This thread is getting seriously off-topic. Please keep discussion to events that transpired in this episode. Posts have been hidden or moved into appropriate topics. Thank you. 

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On 5/20/2021 at 12:22 AM, LittleIggy said:

If my child were in peril and I was in Miller’s place, I would have told Voight to do what he does best. Eff the rules! I thought it was a good, exciting episode.

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On 5/20/2021 at 3:02 AM, SadieT said:

Same. If that were my child, I'm breaking every rule imaginable. I'm making up new rules to break if need be. I wouldn't care how big a hypocrite it made me. 

If Miller chose that path, she would have to admit to herself that her policies are at best situational.

I think she is more upset that those children were murdered as a result of her policies and more so her son's stupidity.  I think in her mind the bigger deal to her are those murdered children than her own son's murder.  Her son thought he was entitled and that he could talk his way out of everything, which is what got him and the others killed.  If I understand it correctly, he didn't grow up with his mom, but his mom's beliefs are that her new policies are not only a better way, but are also absolute.  Meaning, regardless of situations and who are involved, those polices are strictly enforced.  Her son put himself in the position he found himself in, those innocent murdered young teenagers are a totally different story.

If Miller had told Voight to do whatever he needed to do to save her son, I wouldn't have been happy.  She would come off as an A#1 hypocrite.  That would have leaked out, and her policies would have either have been shit canned and/or she would have been fired.

I understand Kevin's point of view, he wants everyone treated the same, not special privileges for the entitled.  Miller's son did receive special treatment, and he still had gotten killed.

I wasn't surprised that Burgess found herself in a horrible situation.   Once it was abundantly clear that she was going to end up at the new location alone, it was bound to end badly.

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I was saying what I would do in the situation. I would rather be an A#1 hypocrite with a live son than a saint with a dead one.

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19 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

I was saying what I would do in the situation. I would rather be an A#1 hypocrite with a live son than a saint with a dead one.

There is no guarantee that her son would still be alive if Voight had done what he had wanted to do.  The only thing that is known for sure, is that the way things were allowed to play out, that her son and a bunch of young girls were murdered.

People don't always react the same way to any given situation.  One sized fits all approaches don't guarantee success.  If Voight had done what he had wanted to do, it is very possible that Miller's son would still be dead.  That said, most of the girls would have stood a better chance of still being alive.

Maybe the bad guys would have gone down without a fight.  Maybe the first thing the bad guys do is shoot Miller's son.

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Finally, a good episode. Looking forward to this weeks.

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26 minutes ago, TM101 said:

Finally, a good episode. Looking forward to this weeks.

Yes it was!

I'm looking forward to Wednesday too!

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14 hours ago, AnnA said:

Yes it was!

I'm looking forward to Wednesday too!

For me it was finally the first episode where the plot was straightforward throughout and didn’t take twenty different turns in the team dialing in on the suspects.

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44 minutes ago, TM101 said:

For me it was finally the first episode where the plot was straightforward throughout and didn’t take twenty different turns in the team dialing in on the suspects.

Yes and there wasn't any romantic nonsense on display in the unit.   I don't know why the writers feel obligated to focus on in house romances.   It's supposed to be a police procedural not a soap opera.

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On 5/21/2021 at 2:26 AM, SnazzyDaisy said:

I really love this episode, case driven, no personal drama unrelated to the case, less Hailey! 👍

This near-death plot with Kim, is BurZek finally happening (again)?

This show loves killing cops’ offsprings. Run Makayla, runnnnnnnnn!

It is actually even more dangerous to be related to Makayla than to anyone on the Intelligence Unit. In the episode where Makayla first appeared, three of her relatives were murdered.  So she is a good fit to the team.

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