'Chicago PD' Season 8: When will Episode 4 air? A cop's murder points fingers at Intelligence Unit

A cop is murdered and suspicion falls on someone who has been holding a grudge against the officer


                            'Chicago PD' Season 8: When will Episode 4 air? A cop's murder points fingers at Intelligence Unit
LaRoyce Hawkins and Jason Beghe on 'Chicago PD' (NBC)

The 'Chicago' shows are finally back after an extended break with new episodes to NBC. The shows were set to return the previous week, however, the events on Capitol Hill saw the 2021 return for the shows pushed by a week.

However, the return of 'Chicago PD' was more than enough to make up for the long wait. The third episode saw an intense case where Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) ran into a little girl wandering the streets alone. On taking her home, they realized that her whole family had been shot dead, and the little girl, whose name is Mikayla, saw the whole thing.

'Chicago PD' (NBC)

Because Burgess was the first to establish contact with the girl, she has to continue to keep the girl feel safe — something that makes Burgess feel uncomfortable at first because she is still going through the trauma of her miscarriage from the last season. However, as Burgess helps Mikayla heal, we see Mikayla help Burgess heal as Intelligence Unit races against time to find the culprit whose target is now Mikayla. Burgess becomes adamant to protect Mikayla on her own, even though it is not protocol.

Viewers may be worried if 'Chicago PD' will go on a break again, but from what we know based on details from IMDb, 'Chicago PD' will not be going on break for at least two more weeks. Read on to know when the next episode will air and what to expect.

When will Episode 4 air?

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'Chicago PD' Season 8 Episode 4 will air on Wednesday, January 20, at 10/9c.

What to expect from Episode 4?

The official synopsis for 'Chicago PD' Season 8 Episode 4 states: "A cop is murdered, and suspicion falls on someone who has been holding a grudge against the officer; intelligence works hard to solve the case, but Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller is hesitant to defend him until she knows the whole story."

There are two possibilities on whom the fire could be for the murder of the cop. The first person to come to mind is, of course, Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) who has ruffled way too many feathers through his unconventional style of carrying out his job.

LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater (NBC)

The more likely candidate is Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), who came under fire from White police officers who resented that he ratted out another officer's racist attitude after he was killed in friendly fire. Atwater was being pressured to quit, but he managed to find a way to stay in his job, by threatening the cop in charge of his harassment that he will make all details public.

Could Atwater's words come back to bite him? We hope not. Atwater had all the rights to say what he did. The cops went so far as to bug his home and follow his family. Atwater needs to be protected and we hope that he gets some moments of peace. 

No matter what, we are sure Intelligence will stand up for Atwater. Ruzek has made it clear to his former partner in the past and we look forward to what the episode holds for viewers.

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