Warning: spoilers forward for the 2 hundredth episode of Chicago P.D., known as “Trapped.”
Chicago P.D. has formally hit a milestone that few community TV exhibits final lengthy sufficient to succeed in, however that doesn’t imply that the Intelligence Unit was celebrating within the 2 hundredth episode. “Trapped” shifted the main focus over to Burgess and Ruzek after she was triggered by what appeared like a gunshot exterior of her house with him and Makayla. The case of the week was elevated past what followers normally see from P.D., and actors Marina Squerciati and Patrick John Flueger opened as much as CinemaBlend in regards to the case, plus the Easter egg that followers may need missed.
It was clear from very early within the episode that Burgess wanted to take a break and confide in someone greater than she wanted a case involving a ugly dying and a lacking baby. Regardless of Ruzek’s help, there have been some shut calls when her unresolved trauma from being shot affected her on the job to the purpose that she was practically immobilized. The episode ended with Burgess realizing that she must actively work on her restoration to forestall any additional points on the job, if she desires to stick with CPD.
Whereas “Trapped” wasn’t a milestone episode that targeted on the bigger ensemble of cops within the Intelligence Unit, it did contain some really cinematic scenes, together with Burgess and Ruzek on an “L” subway practice, Ruzek on a chase in a practice tunnel, and Burgess trapped in a effectively with a freezing little boy. When the celebrities spoke with CinemaBlend about Episode 200, Marina Squerciati weighed in on whether or not the effectively sequence was as cramped because it regarded:
Govt producer Chad Saxton directed “Trapped,” and evidently took a danger in whether or not or not Squerciati and the required crew members might all match down into the effectively set. Plus, Burgess needed to undergo an entire emotional journey whereas caught down in that effectively with no clear manner out, so it wasn’t so simple as merely squishing all of them down right into a small area. Fortuitously, the actress isn’t claustrophobic, and I believe followers can agree that Squerciati delivered a standout efficiency as Burgess.
After all, the effectively scene wasn’t the one one within the 2 hundredth episode that meant Marina Squerciati performing in a really tight spot. When Patrick John Flueger requested his co-star if the effectively was as tight because the practice, she set him straight after which went on to explain the challenges of filming on the L:
Frantically making an attempt to save lots of the sufferer’s life in a small space of an actual L practice meant that Squerciati didn’t have plenty of room to do a good quantity of motion, and the top consequence was some bruising and a few ripped pants! Filming on a practice additionally meant that the P.D. staff couldn’t simply take away partitions or make adjustments to present the star extra room, as may need been potential on a extra conventional set.
One of many outcomes of the tight quarters with a bleeding younger man in Burgess’ arms was that she was lined in blood by the point he died. The blood stood out on Burgess garments, and once I famous that the character might have chosen a nasty day to put on a white sweater, Squerciati defined that the white shirt was an Easter egg for followers:
On condition that Burgess’ kidnapping after which near-death expertise from being shot had been a few of the greatest private blows to the Intelligence Unit in latest seasons, followers might have made the reference to the white sweaters, despite the fact that the director didn’t have the room to get the shot he needed for a callback. Fortuitously, Burgess appears to be on the emotional mend as of the top of “Trapped,” however the 2 hundredth episode was harrowing for Ruzek as effectively.
On prime of his concern for Burgess that began when she minimize her hand at house and didn’t cease all by means of the remainder of the hour, Ruzek had a high-stakes sequence of his personal on the practice after which out within the tunnel. Though he stated that Squerciati “had it so much harder on the practice,” Patrick John Flueger shared what his expertise was like taking part in Ruzek for that sequence, saying:
Although Ruzek was removed from secure when chasing a suspect by means of the L subway tunnels, the Chicago P.D. staff made positive that filming was secure for the forged and crew who made the sequence occur. And it’s good to know that Patrick John Flueger now not felt sick out in these tunnels! The actor continued:
Apparently, being a sequence common on a TV present can imply lavatory privileges even below situations which might be extra intense than common! Now that “Trapped” has aired, followers can see simply how “lovely and dramatic” the completed product is. I do know that I can respect that the Chicago P.D. staff labored out all of the logistical points to movie the practice sequence each in tight quarters and within the tunnels.
The completed product was actually a standout episode, however was it what followers anticipated of a 2 hundredth episode milestone? That’s as much as every of us to determine for ourselves, however there’s no denying that it wasn’t fairly as celebratory as what Chicago Fireplace delivered in Season 10 with its 2 hundredth, despite the fact that that was additionally the episode that stated goodbye to Jesse Spencer as Matt Casey. It must be attention-grabbing to see if Burgess actually does pursue remedy shifting ahead and we see the consequences on her character, however at the least it’s secure to say that Burzek are going robust as a unit.
Preserve tuning in to NBC on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET for brand spanking new episodes of Chicago P.D., beginning with #201 on March 1. The ten p.m. slot on community TV is about to get much more aggressive with the upcoming premiere of True Lies over on CBS, but it surely’s no coincidence that Chicago P.D. has been dominating the final hour of primetime on Wednesdays for years. You can even revisit previous episodes of the sequence streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription.