Chicago P.D. delivered a huge development on the Burzek front in Season 7, and this twist promises to be a permanent one barring a tragedy. Burgess became pregnant after they hooked up at the end of the flesh-eating bacteria-filled "Infection" crossover, and she ultimately decided to remain pregnant. Ruzek's involvement has seemingly been minimal, with Burgess preferring to handle it herself. According to Patrick John Flueger, Ruzek has "always loved" Burgess, but that doesn't mean there won't be friction now that she's pregnant with his child.
Patrick John Flueger weighed in on whether Ruzek and Burgess should consider jumping back into a romantic relationship now that they have a baby on the way, saying this:
Despite Ruzek's efforts to be part of the pregnancy process so far, Burgess has been going it alone. Based on Patrick John Flueger's comments to TVLine, his patience with her making decisions without including him may be running thin. After everything they've gone through, up to and including the brief Upton/Ruzek relationship in Season 6 (which will presumably not be revisited), Ruzek still loves her and wants to be with her.
That's not to say that Ruzek won't have a few things to say to Burgess about how she's handling her pregnancy with regard to her job! Patrick John Flueger shared that Ruzek wants Burgess "to take a step back because it’s such a dangerous job," then explained:
Considering Halstead nearly just died after being abducted, beaten, and then shot because of his work in Intelligence, not to mention what happened to Burgess and Upton last season and even Burgess injuring herself on the job in Season 7, it's hard to blame Ruzek for worrying about the woman he loves who also happens to be carrying his child!
Of course, Halstead was abducted when he went off-book in a pretty ill-advised way, so Ruzek probably doesn't have to worry about Burgess following the kind of instincts that landed good old Jay in the hospital. Once Voight finds out about the pregnancy (although he won't be the next to learn the truth), he might agree with Ruzek about Burgess riding a desk rather than racing into firefights while pregnant.
Patrick John Flueger revealed a scene in particular that will lead to friction between Burgess and Ruzek:
Apparently, Burgess dropping the pregnancy bombshell on Atwater will be a sore spot for Ruzek! Although Atwater and Burgess are good friends going back to the beginning, he and Ruzek are closer in Intelligence nowadays. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing Atwater's reaction to the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Burzek, and I'm also curious if he'll start telling the others, since Patrick John Flueger commented that the news "spreads that way." Or will Burgess decide the cat's out of the bag and start letting others know?
Find out when new episodes of Chicago P.D. air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET as the final hour of the One Chicago block on NBC, following new episodes of Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. ET and Chicago Med at 8 p.m. ET.
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