It’s not every day that Chicago P.D. fans see Sergeant Platt looking downright terrified. But here we are.
In the above sneak peek at a scene from this week’s P.D.–Fire crossover, Platt (Amy Morton) already looks rather shaken as she approaches her desk with the mail. Burgess is questioning Platt even coming to work that day, presumably given the explosion we’ve already seen in the preview for the episode: “You know, if there was ever a day to take off, it would be the day after someone tried to blow you up,” she says. “You could take a day, you know? Get your hair done.”
As Burgess continues to ramble about her grandmother getting her hair done, Platt looks at the note fixated to the box on her desk. It reads, “Once again, an innocent man blown up by the engine of fake news. The CPD, further perpetrators of the fake news engine, will burn.”
Not surprisingly, Platt, who’s typically cool, calm, and blunt as hell, looks downright terrified as she orders everyone to evacuate the station. Yikes!
“This is the most fully integrated or most immersive Fire–P.D. two-hour episode we’ve done,” Chicago Fire showrunner Derek Haas tells EW. “We don’t do what we’ve done in the past sometimes where we just hand off in the last minute and say, ‘Okay, crime’s been committed, now you guys go tell them, then it becomes a P.D. episode.’… Our line producers and Dick Wolf said, ‘Use as many characters as you want, full-on go big, big explosions, big action, keep the pace relentless.’ You know, when Dick says to do something, we do it.”
The crossover kicks off with Chicago P.D.‘s 100th episode on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET and concludes with Chicago Fire on Thursday at 10 p.m., both on NBC.