Following the death of a 10-year old girl the intelligence unit have one option to gain access to their suspect, go on the inside. Ruzek and Atwater act as inmates to work the case from the inside. Outside prison, Voight and Olinsky follow-up on a good lead to answer some questions about the shooting. Meanwhile, Burgess and Roman show three boys around district thinking they are part of the Police Explorers program, only to realize that's not quite the case.
District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups: The uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the intelligence unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses, such as organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders. Leading the intelligence team is Sgt. Hank Voight, a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice.
Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight's command. Take Det. Antonio Dawson, for example. Despite a troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit. If that means facing off against Voight every day, he'll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, life on the job is a daily challenge.