CHICAGO P.D.'s Marina Squerciati and Patrick John Flueger Preview the 'Ambitious,' 'Firing on All Cylinders' Episode 200 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHICAGO P.D.’s Marina Squerciati and Patrick John Flueger Preview the ‘Ambitious,’ ‘Firing on All Cylinders’ Episode 200

February 16, 2023 by  

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CHICAGO P.D. celebrates its milestone 200th episode on Wednesday, February 22 with the wildly ambitious, and character-driven, “Trapped.”

“We want to do something that gives credit to the fact that we’ve done this show for 10 years, and also to how many really talented people work on this show,” CHICAGO P.D. boss Gwen Sigan previously told Give Me My Remoter. “We’re going to do a production feat…it will be a bit of an action movie, but also a very emotional Burgess storyline.”

“I’m excited for it,” she continued. “It’s going to be a fun, very challenging one, but I think we can do it…it’s really about Intelligence as it is now and how far these characters have come in the past 10 years.”

When the hour kicks off Burgess (Marina Squerciati) is forced to contend with her lingering PTSD, which has been flaring up in recent months.

“I think Kim has been in a really hardcore state of denial the past couple years, and shut down,” Squerciati explains to Give Me My Remote in the video below. “I think it’s primarily, in the way that the audience sees it, has affected her relationship with Ruzek. Yes, she’s forgotten her gun and there’s been a couple of hiccups [with her job], but that’s I think less on the audience’s mind than, ‘She’s living with this person, in this sort of sexless relationship, sort of like co-dependence, but shut down.'”

As her partner on-and-off the job, Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) is initially trying to go at Burgess’ pace. “I think he tries to do as best he can to give her space to deal with it on her own,” Flueger acknowledges. “I think he’s got a mad amount of respect for what she’s capable of. I think he doesn’t want to step on toes, or, you know, treat it like something that it’s not. I think once things get a little more extreme, he’s aware of it.”

And it becomes unavoidable in “Trapped.” “This event that happens in the beginning of the episode, I think it’s probably the most extreme version of this ugly thing that’s reared its head so far,” Flueger says. “I think it’s scary. And it happens right in front of [their daughter] Makayla. They’re so protective and they both care about her so hard that I think that changes things, changes the approach. Changes just how quickly this needs to be dealt with and how drastically. Like, I think before, [it was], ‘We’ll all figure it out, we’re all human.'”

“It hits the fan,” adds Squerciati.

“So now we’ve got to take a more drastic approach,” Flueger says.

There is, however, a possible light at the end of the tunnel: “I’m hoping that this trauma and breakthrough will bring her to a place where she’s able to unnumb herself and extend to be with the person that she wants to spend the rest of her life with,” Squerciati admits.

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Trapped” Episode 1014 — Pictured: (l-r) Tireni Oyenusi as Jamie Bagley, Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

But, of course, work throws them a curveball. When Burgess and Ruzek come across an active shooter situation, they quickly try to find the suspect and save the victim…aboard an L subway train.

“I mean, there wasn’t a person who rested on their laurels every single second,” Squerciati gushes. “If we weren’t filming, someone was putting blood on me, taking blood off of me. Resetting the train. People were literally rocking the train because we couldn’t film in a moving train. It was an ambitious feat. All hands on deck, for every single second. People cried. I think at the end of the day, everyone was grateful and happy, but it was a hard journey, I’m not gonna lie.”

Even filming the train scenes was more complicated than it would appear, because they had to reuse the same car—but having it get redressed with different props/set dec/extras—leading to a lot of headaches as everyone tried to figure out exactly where they were in the episode.

“It was crazy, but everybody was firing on all cylinders,” Flueger praises. “Every department delivered. Marina had a really tough lift. I look good in the episode because everybody else worked so hard.”

Watch more from Squerciati and Flueger…

CHICAGO P.D., Wednesdays, 10/9c, NBC


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