It’s only taken four seasons, but Burgess is finally getting a much-needed, much-deserved promotion on Chicago P.D.
On Wednesday’s episode, Burgess approached Voight and again voiced her interest in joining his Intelligence team. Now that Antonio is leaving P.D. for Chicago Justice, this would be the perfect opportunity for her to do so. If viewers thought that was only a tease and it will never happen, break out the bubbly to celebrate, because it’s definitely happening.
While chatting with reporters at NBC’s One Chicago Day event, executive producer Matt Olmstead said, “That’s one of the things we’re dealing with in the fall finale,” about Burgess officially working her way up the ladder. “In [Episode] 8, the fall finale, we have this kind of double move where Antonio’s going to Justice, there’s a spot open, and that’s when Voight basically says, ‘Welcome aboard.’ So, she is going to be moving up to Intelligence.”
It’s about time, right? Not only is Burgess fantastic at her job, but she’s been working hard on patrol and knows what it takes to be a successful police officer. Plus, she’s an all-around badass. You know what else this means? Lindsay won’t be the only woman in Intelligence anymore, which also means more Lingess. Voight’s task force has been way too male-oriented for so long, it’ll be nice to see another woman showing the men how it’s done.
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Who knows whether Burgess’ promotion means she will get back together with Ruzek or whether it’ll just be awkward, but Marina Squerciati is happy she gets to play a single Burgess. “I think for some people it’s important because they want to see a woman not talking about a man all the time,” Squerciati told reporters at the One Chicago Day about playing Burgess without a man in her life.
“You know, just being a whole person without a man, and I think that’s great and I think it’s important. I do like working with [Patrick John Fleuger, aka Ruzek] just as an actor, and I do like the Burzek story lines, so I do miss that,” she said. “Also, with Atwater being best friends with both characters, there’s something fun to play. I like being established without him, but I’d like, to be honest, to go back a little.”
Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.
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