The Chicago Code

Season 1 Episode 10

Bathhouse & Hinky Dink

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 02, 2011 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Wysocki and Colvin are meeting with ASA Harvin about the Killian corruption case)
      Wysocki: There's a common thread...Alderman Ronin Gibbons. He has a blind, controlling interest in Ferguson Construction, and he sits on the board of directors of the other two companies.
      Colvin: The CPD would like you to file a formal request with the US Attorney's office to begin a secret Grand Jury investigation into Alderman Ronin Gibbons possible ties to organised crime, money laundering and racqueteering.
      Harvin: Er...Superintende-Teresa. Come on, Killian, I get. Let's milk this for all it's worth and close the noose, but-
      Colvin: I am not moving on Killian until it gets us Gibbons. There are not Killian's in the world without the protection of a 'Gibbons.' That is the head of the snake.
      Harvin: And this is Chicago. Secret investigations don't stay secret long. Come on, you do realise you're declaring open war on the most powerful man in the city?
      Colvin: (Smiling) I know.
      Harvin: And if you lose-
      Wysocki: Can't lose.
      Colvin: I know what happens.
      Harvin: ...OK. I'll file the papers.
      (Harvin leaves the room. Wysocki turns to Colvin)
      Wysocki: There's no backing out now.

    • (Vonda and Isaac are kissing, when Vonda suddenly pulls herself back.)
      Vonda: Isaac, hold on, hold on. Hold on...I'm gonna tell my uncle about us. If that's a problem for you, we should stop now.
      Isaac: He's the one try'na split us up, as partners and a couple.
      Vonda: My father once told me, if you're doing something you're not comfortable telling your family about, you shouldn't be doing it. Either we get comfortable, or we're not doing it.
      Isaac: ...I can get comfortable.

    • Evers: Really? Unbelievable. I mean, we just burned an FBI investigation.
      Wysocki: No, boy, we protected our case. Besides, those J. Edgar Hoover panty sniffers, they only suspect we burnt them. They don't know for sure.
      Evers: You're gonna get me fired one of these days!
      Wysocki: (Sarcastically) Well, there's always the FBI. Oh, hang on, not any more, you're right.

    • Liam: (Voiceover) Going undercover is like living in limbo. You step out of your life, and you're still walking and breathing and talking, but it's not really you. And the longer you're under, the harder it is to remember who you really are. I was the youngest of seven kids. Six boys, and my sister who got whatever she wanted. My life was hand-me-downs and waiting for the bathroom. And privacy...forget that! Everyone knew everything about you. There were no secrets and you were never alone. I'd give my left arm to have Sunday supper with my family again...but that's gonna have to wait.

    • (Wysocki and Evers are arguing about Liam's suggestion to launch a sting against Hugh Killian)
      Evers: Is this about Liam or is this about your brother?
      Wysocki: What?
      Evers: 'Cos it's not the same situation.
      Wysocki: What?
      Evers: I read your brother's case file. He was under for how long? A year?
      Wysocki: Nine months. Vincent was undercover for nine months. He had zero idea he'd been made. He got two bullets in the back of the head. OK? Vincent had twice the instincts Liam's got and he never saw it coming.
      Evers: Liam's on the inside. He knows the situation. Better than you, or me, or anybody. He's the point. You gotta let him make the call.

    • (Isaac is on the phone to a prospective buyer of his car. Vonda is walking with him.)
      Isaac: Wait a minute, it's not four thousand, it's fifteen grand. (Hangs up) What the hell? Is every single person in this entire country on drugs?
      Vonda: What's going on?
      Isaac: That's the sixth call today try'na buy my car for four thousand. I put in the ad fifteen and I need every penny or that Firebird goes away.
      Vonda: Well, that's weird. Why would everyone be offering you exactly four thousand?
      Isaac: Yeah...I'm getting punk'd here. And when I find out who it is, there will be blood.
      Vonda: (Sarcastically) Shouldn't be too hard to figure out. It's probably just one of the boys.
      Isaac: Woh, woh, woh, hold You went online and changed the price of my ad?
      Vonda: Oh, cops play jokes on each other, right?
      Isaac: OK, point made. But now I'm never gonna get that car.
      Vonda: You'll thank me later. Come on, we got work to do, buddy!

    • (Colvin is addressing several police officers)
      Colvin: No offender is too small. I want you to get people inside, I want you to flip 'em if you can, because I want guns, I want drugs and I want warrants. And here's the good news, people. Overtime will be extended to all beat coppers for the next thirty days. (Everyone starts clapping) That's it, let's go after it!

    • Wysocki: (Voiceover) Vincent Wysocki was my brother. Our old man was a cop. He ran our mother off when I was two, I guess. I didn't see her again for another twenty years. My father worked a lot'a OT and side jobs so mostly it was just me and Vin. We grew up together, got into a lot of trouble, chased a lot'a girls, loved the 'Sox. Stood up at each others weddings, became cops together. Vinny was the best man I ever knew. The night I got a call my brother was murdered doing his job as an undercover police officer, I made a promise to make it right. It's a promise I haven't been able to keep...yet.

    • Juror: I would've liked nothing better than to put that skunk away. State didn't make it's case. Shadow of a doubt and all that.
      Wysocki: You mean reasonable doubt?
      Juror: Whatever. Sure.

    • Wysocki: So, what's our next move?
      Colvin: He showed his cards, now I'm gonna play mine. Let him think his magic's working. In the meantime, you start in with the jury.
      Wysocki: Yeah, I'll get Boy Wonder on it.

    • (In Gibbons' office discussing the Darren Wall corruption case)
      Gibbons: I'll tell you what. I'll get the overtime money approved for your beat coppers. We'll get this job done right.
      Colvin: (Surprised) There hasn't been overtime money for beat coppers in over three years. You're willing to do that for me?
      Gibbons: Teresa, when I helped put you in this job, I did that because I want you to succeed.
      Colvin: And what do you want for all this generosity, Alderman?
      Gibbons: Two things. I need for my ward to be a priority. Arrests go up in my part of town first. And when the media starts saying the praises of 'Superintendent Teresa Colvin', Teresa Colvin doesn't forget who brought her to the dance.
      Colvin: Anything else?
      Gibbons: When the time comes, I'll let you know. Do we have a deal?
      Colvin: Well, you get the money for my coppers and then we'll talk.

    • Colvin: This was a clear-cut, slam-dunk case and two people vote 'not guilty.' How does that happen?
      Wysocki: We gave you Wall with a bow tag. You want us to try your cases for you too?
      Harvin: You think you could do better?
      Wysocki: Certainly couldn't do any worse.

    • (Colvin arrives at the courthouse, where she is greeted by a crowd of reporters)
      Reporter #1: Superintendent! Hey, the jury's in. Do you think you won your case?
      Colvin: Well, I think we did something very important here today. As a public official, Darren Wall violated the voters trust.
      Reporter #1: It sounds like you're already taking your victory lap?
      Colvin: (Smiling) Well, we still have to wait for the jury, but I did bring my running shoes!
      Reporter #2: Superintendent, can you make corruption a thing of the past in Chicago?
      Colvin: Can we make corruption disappear? Probably not. But can I put the fear of God into people, make them think twice before stealing from my city? Absolutely. And that's what my administration is all about.

    • Colvin: (Voiceover) Political corruption in Chicago was like the pizza. Other cities do it, but noone better than us. Guys like Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna and "Bathhouse" John Coughlin - politicians who ran the notorious gang-infested First Ward for four decades. Since then, over fifteen hundred Chicago officials have been charged with corruption. Darren Wall's the first one arrested and tried by my administration. And once his ass is in prison, I'll be coming after the rest of them.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: July 14, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: April 13, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • Wysocki: Besides, those J. Edgar Hoover panty sniffers, they only suspect we burnt them. They don't know for sure.

      J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972) was the first Director of the United States' Bureau of Investigation in 1924, and was later instrumental in the foundation of its successor, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 1935. During his forty year term as Director, he became a very controversial figure, with many believing he overstepped the FBI's jurisdiction. It was because of his long and controversial career that FBI Directors are now limited to a ten year term. Controversy aside, J. Edgar Hoover has had many things named after him, including the FBI headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

    • Isaac: Yeah...I'm getting punk'd here. And when I find out who it is, there will be blood.

      Punk'd is an American hidden camera series that details practical jokes played on unsuspecting celebrities by series producer and host, Ashton Kutcher. The show ran on MTV from 2003-2007 and, as a result of its success, the word "punk'd" soon became synonymous with "practical joke."

    • Title: "Bathhouse & Hinky Dink"

      The title of this episode refers to both "Bathhouse" John Coughlin (1860–1938) and Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna (1858–1946), two aldermen of Chicago's First Ward during the early-20th century. Both men were known as "Lords of the Levee", after a district in their ward which provided them with the support of prostitutes, pimps, tavern-owners, and gamblers. They were also known for hosting the First Ward Ball, an annual fundraiser which brought together a number of criminals and prostitutes as well as politicians and businessmen - until it was closed down by Mayor Fred Busse, in 1909. In 1923, Kenna stepped down as Alderman, due to a new law which asserted there could be only alderman per ward. Coughlin continued in the position until his death in 1938.