Season: 1
Episode: 1
Original airdate: March 1, 2017
Written by: Michael S. Chernuchin
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Episode chronology
Next episode: Uncertainty Principle

Fake is the first episode of the first season of Chicago Justice.


Firehouse 51 responded to a horrific warehouse fire that killed 39 people. This led the Chicago P.D. on a manhunt for the suspect. Now with someone in custody for both arson and multiple murders, it is up to Peter Stone and his team, including lead investigator Antonio Dawson to step in to bring some peace and resolution to so many families and friends of those lost - including one very close to home. When the team comes face to face with a hotshot attorney, they find themselves up against a dicey confession, incriminating evidence, and a questionable motive.


Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Guest Stars

  • Peter Coventry Smith as Dylan Oates
  • Julie Lauren as Mrs. Oates
  • Teal Wicks as Joan Perry
  • Matt Mueller as Todd Anders
  • Tim Kazurinsky as Judge Emerson
  • Tovah Feldshuh as Judge Danielle Melnick


  • Jazlyn Yoder as Tamra Collins
  • Thom McCloud as James Oates
  • Grace Ransom as Chloe Phillips
  • Anne-Stark Gallagher as Mrs. Collins
  • Ari Khatib as Reporter #1
  • Nick Freed as Reporter #2
  • Cynthia Abernathy as Gallery Member #1
  • Matthew Quentin Fahey as Gallery Member #2
  • Katie Caussin as Court Clerk


  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Derek Haas as Developer
  • Michael Brandt as Developer
  • Matt Olmstead as Developer
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Michael S. Chernuchin as Executive Producer
  • Matt Olmstead as Executive Producer
  • Derek Haas as Executive Producer
  • Michael Brandt as Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Donald Petrie as Co-Executive Producer
  • Richard Sweren as Co-Executive Producer
  • Bill Chais as Co-Executive Producer
  • Lawrence Kaplow as Co-Executive Producer
  • Carla Corwin as Producer
  • Jonathan Strauss as Co-Producer
  • William N. Fordes as Consulting Producer
  • Peter Lauritson as Associate Producer
  • Lisa Wiegand as Director Of Photography
  • Dan Clancy as Production Designer
  • Jacques Gravett as Editor
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Jonathan Strauss as Casting
  • Philip Huffman as Casting
  • Marisa Ross as Casting
  • Christal Karge as Casting
  • Allison Intrieri as Executive Story Editor
  • April Fitzsimmons as Story Editor

Background information and Notes

Crossover event that that begins with the Chicago Fire episode "Deathtrap", continues with the Chicago P.D. episode "Emotional Proximity" and concludes with the Chicago Justice episode "Fake".

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