NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” finally gave fans one important character what they’ve always wanted: A chance to be in the Intelligence Unit of Chicago’s police department.
Patrol Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) has been dreaming of a spot in Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe) elite team of cops. Until now. The Season 4 fall finale saw the Sergeant offer her a job while they were drinking at Molly’s and she accepted it.
This is the perfect time for Kim to step up and fill in Antonio Dawson’s (Jon Seda) shoes since he left Intelligence after taking the job of lead investigator at the District Attorney’s office. He now works for Assistant District Attorney Philip Stone (Philip Winchester).
While many “Chicago P.D.” fans (including us) welcome Burgess’ promotion, her transition from Patrol to Intelligence may not be a smooth one. In fact, it creates the fodder for drama on the police procedural. “She will have to start at the bottom,” Sophia Bush, who plays Detective Erin Lindsay, told TVGuide, “She’s being supervised by somebody who will certainly be able to make sure she’s learning how to be a part of our unit in the right way.”
Who could this supervisor be? The website cites that the role may be filled in by Officer Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger). He is also her ex-fiancé. That would certainly create some drama in Burgess’ life. It could also jump start their romance.
Alternatively, Burgess’ supervisor could also be Bush, the only female on the team. She could also help her learn how to be part of a team since she is the only woman in it. Furthermore, Bush can dole out some good advice to her subordinate.
Whatever the case may be, it’s high time we see the Patrol Officer become a member of the Unit.
“Chicago P.D.” Season 4 returns Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.