Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10 Recap “Home Safe”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10 “Home Safe.” The team searches for a missing child in what turns out to be a very complicated case. Burgess and Ruzek are in for a shock when someone from Makayla’s past comes forward. Here’s what you missed!

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Watch Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10 “Home Safe”

Previously on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 9, Det. Will Halstead was forced to choose his freedom and Det. Hailey Upton’s freedom over Sgt. Hank Voight’s. Federal Agent North wanted Voight for the murder and cover-up of Roy Walton but Halstead threw him a curveball and blackballed him.

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Det. Burgess and Det. Ruzek visit Makayla's school on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

Det. Burgess and Det. Ruzek visit Makayla’s school on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

On Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10, Makayla Ward Burgess is the adopted daughter of Burgess. In the past season, she witnessed her mother’s brutal murder by her father. However, Ruzek is her legal guardian too. Det. Ruzek picked up Makayla from school and he was stopped because he wasn’t authorized to pick her up. Det. Burgess arrived and authorized it… she forgot to add him to the list.

Child Molester

Then Ruzek got a call from Voight about a missing child. They spoke to the mother, Simone, and she was distraught about her daughter, Brianna, being missing.

At the briefing, the crew noticed Halstead and Upton got married. The congrats was brief and they got back to work. They found door cam footage of Brianna who seems frightened but the angle was limited. They started with neighbors and sex offenders in the area. One neighbor let it slip that the parents fight about the child often.

When the father came home he was torn apart about the news. Upset with how Simone raised their child. Then the team got a hit on a man they previously interviewed, Charles Kalzenski, and breached his home. Searching the house revealed the man painted a portrait of Brianna.

The team got a hit on Kalzenski’s possible location. Searching a warehouse lead them to the man and they apprehended him. While being interrogated, Kalzenski claimed he didn’t take Brianna and doesn’t know her whereabouts.

Bad Lead

Burgess had been avoiding Ruzek’s questions about not adding him to Makayla’s school authorization list. She tried to swerve it again and he confronted her. She felt they needed more boundaries and he wanted to be in her life… not just some guy sleeping on her couch.

Ruzek took the case personally and was charged with interrogating Kalzenski. He pressed the man hard with his past pedophilia cases. Kalzenski was tearful and seemed to want to tell Ruzek something.

Suddenly, Atwater interrupted to show him footage of Brianna being abducted by another man in a hood. She tussled with him, pulling away, and accidentally knocked herself out running into a brick wall. The man put her into a white car and drove away.

Ruzek recalled a white car Kalzenski mentioned and returned to ask him about it and the man clammed up and said he wouldn’t tell him anything!

Hitting Home

The case is personal for Det. Ruzek on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

The case is personal for Det. Ruzek on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

Ruzek personally escorted Kalzenski and Brianna’s father plastered his house with posters of pedophilia all over his house. He broke in and ransacked the place. Police had arrested the man.

Ruzek went chatted with him about Makayla as a mechanism to relate and get him to open up. Kalzenski didn’t see the driver but noticed a decal. Before leaving, Ruzek heeded him a warning of hell he would pay if he ever harmed a child again.

That tip led to another neighbor they already interviewed, Joespeh Defranco, the one who tipped them about the parents arguing. When they breached his home, he tried to take off in a car but crashed. When he tried to run, he was immediately taken down!

Unexpected Family Ties

Det. Ruzek searches for Brianna on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

Det. Ruzek searches for Brianna on Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10

The man was nearly catatonic when they interrogated him. Prior to the kidnapping, he had purchased children’s furniture figuring since he lost his own daughter he was trying to make her his own. They got a hit on a warehouse where he was holding her and recovered the girl!

Later on, Ruzek and Burgess finally talked about Makayla. He felt like he was on standby but wanted security knowing he can be in her life going forward. They came to an agreement about the child. Ruzek chatted with Makayla about him moving in permanently and she was happy about it.

She mentioned a man who approached her at school and talked to her. They went to the school to see the security footage and tracked him down. Turns out he was related to Makayla and filed a petition for full custody of her

What did you think of Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 10? Let’s talk about Chicago P.D. in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: January 5, 2022

Chicago P.D. Cast

  • Jason Beghe as Hank Voight
  • Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead
  • Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess
  • LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater
  • Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton
  • Amy Morton as Trudy Platt
  • Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek
  • Nicole Ari Parker as Samantha Miller

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Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
9 22 “You and Me” Chicago P.D. Season 9 Finale May 25, 2022
9 21 House of Cards May 18, 2022
9 20 Memory May 11, 2022
9 19 Fool's Gold April 20, 2022
9 18 New Guard April 13, 2022
9 17 Adrift  April 6, 2022
9 16 Closer March 16, 2022
9 15 Gone March 9, 2022
9 14 Blood Relation March 2, 2022
9 13 Still Water February 23, 2022
9 12 To Protect January 19, 2022
9 11 Lies January 12, 2022
9 10 Home Safe January 5, 2022
9 9 A Way Out December 8, 2021
9 8 Fractures November 10, 2021
9 7 Trust Me November 3, 2021
9 6 “End of Watch” October 27, 2021
9 5 Burnside October 20, 2021
9 4 In the Dark October 13, 2021
9 3 The One Next to Me October 6, 2021
9 2 Rage September 29, 2021
9 1 Closure” Chicago P.D. Season 9 Premiere September 22, 2021

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