‘Chicago PD’: Marina Squerciati, Showrunner Gwen Sigan Talk Major Burgess and Ruzek Twist

by Shelby Scott
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Chicago PD‘s” lead characters Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek have been through the wringer throughout season 9. And the latest episode dealt the prominent characters a major emotional twist further driving them apart. However, now, series showrunner, Gwen Sigan, and Burgess actress Marina Squerciati are speaking about what made Ruzek’s decision so selfless.

Before this week’s episode, “New Guard,” debuted, the focus remained on fan-favorite characters Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess. The episode concluded after the not-couple recovered their adopted daughter Makayla after she became kidnapped. However, just because their little family was again intact, Fansided reports things didn’t exactly improve afterward.

Adam Ruzek Makes a ‘Selfless’ Decision

Instead, the hardships that have driven Burgess and Ruzek farther and farther apart have mounted a new challenge. “Chicago PD’s” episode, “Adrift,” saw the two decide it best, for Makayla, if her adopted mother and father lived apart.

In making the decision to leave, “Chicago PD” fans saw Ruzek return to what the outlet deemed his “depressing” apartment. Now, ahead of the next episode, Sigan and Squerciati shared with Cinema Blend why the move was selfless on the couple’s part.

“I like that the inclusion of a child makes you sort of navigate your relationship differently,” the Kim Burgess actress began. She explained, “I think if Makayla wasn’t there, they’d take the time to work through it and build back.”

Sadly, as we’ve seen this season, and as Squerciati emphasized, the characters don’t have that opportunity at the moment.

She concluded, “they want to be together and take that time to build, but they don’t have that space, which is also pretty selfless and lovely.”

‘Chicago PD’ Showrunner Reveals Burgess and Ruzek’s Struggle Continues

Clearly, “Chicago PD” writers can’t exactly force Ruzek and Burgess back into their normal routine. And that’s especially given the former’s near-death ordeal last week. And with the theme of “Chicago PD’s” current season “home,” Sigan shared the couple’s relationship will see further development.

“We will continue to play with [their relationship] for the rest of the season,” Sigan shared, which has just six episodes left.

She continued, “you’ll see them deal with that new dynamic and navigate that new space and see if it is better for Makayla, if it isn’t better for Makayla, and how they react to it as well.”

Fortunately, whether or not Burgess and Ruzek manage to work things out for the better during the current season of “Chicago PD,” we can breathe easier knowing that it, and its sister shows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med,” have been renewed for more installations.

Meanwhile, follow up with Burgess, Ruzek, and the rest of the “Chicago PD” team when the latest episode debuts Wednesday, April 20th.