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CHICAGO P.D.: Gwen Sigan Previews Burgess Seeing Ruzek in ‘a Different Light’

December 21, 2022 by  

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Let it Bleed” Episode 1001 — Pictured: (l-r) Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess, Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek– (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

After years of messy entanglement, CHICAGO P.D.’s Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) are—thankfully—entering 2023 in a relatively good place.

“I mean, of course, they’re still complicated—they’re them…They have this interesting relationship that no one else would probably be able to make work, but they do and it works for them,” CHICAGO P.D. showrunner Gwen Sigan tells Give Me My Remote in the video below. “They’ve been co-parenting very well.”

But with Burgess still struggling with the emotional fallout from her near-death experience in 2021, the show will be digging into how she’s coping with it—and the way it impacts the people who care about her. “As we saw in episode 8, she had some unprocessed trauma that came up, and that was not the end of it,” Sigan teases. “So we will see that continue to play out this season…[the Burgess and Ruzek] relationship is enhanced by that…he’s really the one person that sees it, and sees what’s going on with her. And is very much there for her, in a very Ruzek way.”

“They always have that, their constant fallback is that no matter what, they will be there for the other person,” she continues. “So we see that as she’s struggling with what she’s going through, PTS, and how that’s going to affect her life and her job. And through the confrontation of that, through her dealing with it, there’s a lot of revelations about her and Ruzek for her in that. I think she starts seeing him in a bit of a different light, that maybe [her vision] has been clouded because of so much that she’s gone through that has sort of narrowed her life a bit. So we’ll get into all that fun psychology coming up.

While Sigan acknowledges “their relationship will just keep growing and getting stronger in different ways,” she does note that Burgess’ new perspective is “not necessarily romantically.”

“She, the past few seasons, has pushed him away,” Sigan acknowledges. “It’s kind of an instinctual thing. And we’ve seen it, and it’s self preservation. Especially with Makayla in her life…[she’s] wanting to protect all that [and it’s] that instinctual push away. Also, it’s coming from a lot of the things that have happened to her, and is almost a trauma response in some way. So that’s what we get into.”

“And once you know that, and once you realize like, ‘Yeah, I have, maybe, been pushing him away and…it’s taking me so long to just accept that he is going to be here and he is going to be a good father figure,’ it gives you a new value to that person, of seeing them differently,” she continues.

Watch the video for more from Sigan on Burzek’s relationship…

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