Chicago PD’s 5 best Kim Burgess moments

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Payback" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Payback" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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2. Proving a Man’s Innocence

We can all agree that Burgess’ is not someone who gives up on a person or a case easily. In Season 5, we got to see Burgess attempt to protect a man she knew so well and prove to the rest of the Intelligence squad that he was not the terrorist they thought he was.

We were two episodes into Season 5 when we got to witness Burgess in all her glory, and it started off with a simple street festival. Burgess, Atwater and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) were in uniform, helping out with the patrol when they stumbled upon an old friend of Burgess, Frank Roma (guest star Ben Youcef). To Burgess, Toma seemed off but claimed it was nothing more than a hangover, but things quickly went array when Atwater discovered a bomb in a van that promptly exploded, injuring those in the closest proximity. Our favourite officers got away from the bomb, but one was unaccounted for:Toma.

After talking to his partner and his parents, Burgess and the rest of the crew search his house to try to find something. Burgess promptly finds a terrorist website on Toma’s computer causing Voight to tell Burgess she needs to stop looking at him as a friend and more as a suspect, but Burgess refuses.

When talking to Toma’s boyfriend, she finds out that he had left him a voicemail saying he made a mistake, but not saying what the mistake is. He went on to say he’s been depressed because his colleague has been harassing him over his faith and his homosexuality.

Just as a press conference was about to be made, Ruzek announced that Toma’s car had been found and the man himself was not too far away with a gun to his head. Even with Burgess telling him not to shoot himself, Toma tells her about an envelope in her backpack, thanks her and then pulls the trigger. With Toma now dead, Burgess’ mission becomes a chance to clear his name posthumously.

She goes to the location that had planned the attacks and found a journal that proved Toma was running his own undercover operation. He blamed himself for having failed to stop the attacks.

Burgess really stepped up in this episode and showed us that she would go to great lengths to protect the legacy of her friends. She went against the orders of Voight and pretty much everyone in order to stand up for what she thought was right.