NBC’s repeats of One Chicago this fall continued with the 2 hundredth episode of Chicago P.D., which initially aired on February 22, 2023 and centered the motion on Marina Squerciati’s Kim Burgess and Patrick John Flueger’s Adam Ruzek. Known as “Trapped,” the episode wasn’t a lot enjoyable for the 2 characters as she continued to battle with the trauma from the capturing that almost killed her. I spoke with the 2 stars again in February earlier than the SAG-AFTRA strike started, and the repeat on November 1 impressed me to revisit that interview. Not solely did they share insights on Burzek, however additionally they dropped some feedback that also make me chortle in the present day.
The 2 hundredth episode milestone wasn’t the primary time that I used to be fortunate sufficient to interview Squerciati and Flueger as a pair, they usually had been as a lot enjoyable the second time as they had been the primary. Once I revisited their feedback about “Trapped,” I noticed that I simply hadn’t shared a few of them on CinemaBlend simply but, together with what they stated once I thanked them for talking with me:
- Patrick John Flueger: “Thanks for being with us.”
- Marina Squerciati: “I am consuming chocolate, however I am out there.”
- Patrick John Flueger: “She’ll be all caffeinated up and able to rock and roll when she’s finished with that piece.”
The duo delivered loads of perception earlier than and after the episode, together with a preview of Burzek “turning a nook” in Season 10 and the Easter egg that followers might need missed within the 2 hundredth episode. They had been each keen about their characters and the connection as Burzek raised their daughter, and stated this once I requested them to explain what sort of group Burgess and Ruzek had been:
- Marina Squerciati: “Nice! Like, the concept that I may put away my home life if I labored with my associate? Ha! [laughs] I would be like, ‘I will get the again. Additionally, you didn’t do the freaking dishes!’ There is not any line! They’re actually good at it.”
- Patrick John Flueger: [laughs] “‘Shut the bathroom seat!’”
- Marina Squerciati: “‘I fell in final evening!’”
- Patrick John Flueger: “‘Chicago P.D.!’”
Burzek could not have had that precise alternate within the 2 hundredth (or any) episode of Chicago P.D., however Marina Squerciati and Patrick John Flueger pitching their characters having home squabbles whereas additionally on the verge of busting a nasty man was undoubtedly humorous. P.D. is not the cop procedural that delivers quite a lot of laughs on a weekly foundation, so it is enjoyable to think about Burzek bending the foundations of the hit drama.
Flueger additionally shared his insights Burzek as a group “going round in circles” in Season 10 and appreciating that “this 12 months, the bumps within the street that we have now usually are not relationship bumps within the street, or us like, ‘Oh, we simply do not perceive one another anymore.'” He speculated in regards to the thought of Burgess and Ruzek determining their relationship when there is a “quieter time to take action.”
Since there was no approach of figuring out on the time that Burzek would lastly soar again into romance in simply over a month, I commented that possibly we would be ready one other 200 episodes. Flueger stated:
Hey, if Regulation & Order: SVU could be at 538 episodes and counting, why could not P.D. hit 400? Thankfully, followers didn’t actually have to attend one other 200 episodes to see Burgess and Ruzek get again collectively, however that does not imply all is quiet on the Burzek entrance. Season 10 ended with Patrick John Flueger’s character probably on dying’s door after being shot. When the tenth season finale aired again in late Might, the wait to seek out out Ruzek’s destiny appeared more likely to solely final till September or October, as per common.
Then not solely did the WGA writers strike final for almost 150 days with out a cope with the AMPTP, however the SAG-AFTRA actors strike started in mid-July and nonetheless has not been resolved. Members of the Chicago P.D. solid donated to assist crew members in want over the summer season, and there is nonetheless no saying when the present may start manufacturing on Season 11. It was introduced just lately that one other sequence common will probably be leaving: Tracy Spiridakos as Detective Hailey Upton.
For now, you possibly can all the time preserve watching NBC’s One Chicago repeats on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET or revisit your favourite episodes streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription. I just lately did simply that with Chicago P.D.‘s first massive Upton episode, and I would suggest it!