Chicago P.D. dropped some huge pregnancy news a couple of weeks ago and sent Burgess, who;s already a “little broken” in Season 7, into the land of difficult decision-making. After discovering she was pregnant, it didn’t take long for Burgess to tell Ruzek, and they the only ones who know for now. Who will be the next to learn about her pregnancy, however?
There’s a line in an upcoming episode [where she says], ‘As soon as I tell Voight [I’m pregnant], I’ll be placed on desk duty.' I think she wants to hide [the pregnancy] for as long as possible.
It’s easy to understand why Burgess isn’t ready to reveal the big secret to anyone right now. She and Ruzek (Patrick Flueger), who hooked up post-crossover, are going through a lot and there are still decisions she needs to make about whether or not she wants to keep the baby. If she does decide to keep it, Burgess might have to stop working in Intelligence, and telling Voight would just make things all the more real.
However, there’s only so long this secret can stay under wraps. That means that Burgess’ coworkers and close friends will find out about the news eventually. In fact, Marina Squerciati told TVLine that LaRoyce Watkins' Atwater will find out very soon that Burgess is pregnant.
He is the next one to find out. But the fact that she doesn’t confide in anyone really hones in on the fact that Burgess is really just kind of [in a place of] willful ignorance. She doesn’t want to think about it right now.
It sounds like Burgess is really dealing with a lot, and this pregnancy hasn’t made things any easier for her. Even her relationship with Ruzek could change down the line, though it seems like they’ll still be working through processing the news for a while longer. How they’ll both choose to handle it, as well as how that affects their already complicated relationship in the future, remains to be seen.
All these unresolved issues with Burgess will only make the winter hiatus feel that much longer, especially after Chicago P.D. left off with that potentially game-changing Halstead cliffhanger in the fall finale. If only CBS would suddenly announce that the Chicago shows were combining for a Christmas special.
Chicago P.D. returns with new Season 7 episodes on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. In the meantime, be sure to check out our complete TV guide for every new and returning show premiering through the end of the year.