About Last Night...CHICAGO FIRE, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, CHICAGO P.D., and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


March 30, 2023 by  


CHICAGO P.D. — “Out of the Depths” Episode 1017 — Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

Let’s talk about Wednesday night’s TV!

CHICAGO MED: I thought this was a beautifully done episode, and Brian Tee did such a great job. Love that he got to make his own imprint on the series via the documentary footage. I also love how fiercely Sharon protected the family during the filming of the doc, because, yes, press and attention are good, but not at the expense of the family’s well-being.

The Maggie and Dean scene? Yeah, I burst into tears. There were obviously real-life shades to that, but it was also two great actors being vulnerable.

I’m not sure what to make of the Dean and Hannah chemistry, though. It’s not romantic, but it’s not not romantic…

[For more on the episode, here’s what Tee shared about directing.]

THE MASKED SINGER: I’m sorry to all involved, but I was extremely underwhelmed by all three singers this week. Alas.

CHICAGO FIRE: Not to be dramatic, but Bamford deserves way worse than Cruz dished out. But at least he’s finally gone, thank God.

The Severide update was extremely bittersweet. I’m happy he’s happy. I’m happy Stella’s happy for him. I understand why the show is mentioning him. It just feels…bittersweet right now.

But Cindy!!! All good news. I was hoping with the earlier tragedy of the season that this would be a tough storyline with a happy ending, and we got that. (Though I do not blame her for the frustration at her appointment being delayed, multiple times. But yay good news.)

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: I was so worried about Greta and Katherine going into this episode, because we know their history. Her parents could have been understandably upset about the heartbreak Greta went through. Is it bad I’m just really glad the only relationship falling apart was Greta’s parents? (Sorry to them.)

Love that Maggie is gonna work with Dr. Jessica. I didn’t see that coming, but it’s a good way to let Maggie have a little bit of everything. (And Dr. Jessica gets the platform she’s looking for.)

Every once in a while it hits me how close we are to the show ending: With Rome and his brother reaching peace, this may be really it for the conflict we see from them. That’s bittersweet.

Not loving that Charlie is in danger!

CHICAGO P.D.: Yes, yes, yes.

Look, obviously part of this is about Burzek. And I’ll get to that in a moment. But even before that reunion happened, I loved the episode.

Burgess has been through so much, but we got to see her working on herself. Actively taking steps to get better, going to therapy, and trying to utilize things outside of that to help her PTS. That’s important. There is strength in struggle, strength in being vulnerable. Burgess saw she was not the person she wanted to be and rather than passively accept that and just exist, she chose to put her energy toward trying to get better.

And Marina Squerciati was incredible as Kim navigated dealing with a traumatized rape victim, Ruby, who was also involved in Intelligence’s case of the week. Kim was kind, patient, and used what she had learned within her own therapy to try and reach the young woman.

So frequently character work on procedural shows has to take a backseat, because they have to solve a crime (or whatever the format is) within the 40-ish minutes of the episode. It’s easy for the deeper, personal scenes to be cut, because at the end of the day, you need the case to make sense. But it was actually fantastic that CHICAGO P.D. ended its case fairly early in the episode and then had Kim ask Adam to go to therapy with her. Honestly, I would have been happy if they had even just taken that step. But then they showed it and their therapist pushed them to face the crux of their issue head-on. And even if Kim couldn’t express it in that room, she did when they got home. She used her words and admitted the truth: She was scared. (And why shouldn’t she be? So much could go wrong, and they’re risking the unconventional family they’ve built together.)

But Kim also faced that fear head-on for a chance to be happy. Of course it won’t be all rainbows and sunshine. In the meantime, I’m so glad the show has actually explored how she’s trying to get better—for herself, for her kid, for her partner—and let us live in some of those bigger moments with her.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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