Chicago PD season 7 character preview: Kim Burgess

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Bad Boys" Episode 602 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Bad Boys" Episode 602 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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What should happen

Kim Burgess’s lack of screen time last season was noticed by One Chicago fans, and needs to be rectified in Chicago PD season 7. While some viewers still have hope for a reunion between Burgess and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), others simply want to see more of Burgess in action. Who could blame them? Burgess definitely deserves her own individual storyline this season, ideally one without a relationship involved.

The above could benefit her character’s development in a lot of ways. While we know about her past exes, we haven’t seen many other people close to Burgess appear on-screen in some time. The last time we saw her sister Nicole was in season 4, and when Nicole was the victim of a violent crime; season 7 could be a time for them to reconnect. With everything that’s since happened in her personal life, Kim could use some family time.

Another aspect of Burgess’s character that could be developed is her grittier, more no-nonsense attitude that came with moving up to Intelligence. We did see some bolder moves from her this season (such as her confrontation with Antonio in “Descent”), and it would be interesting to see her push the envelope a little more.

That being said, Burgess wouldn’t be Burgess without her huge heart, and her compassion for people should also be on display in the first few episodes of season 7. First, there’s the wrap-up of Antonio’s storyline, which will once again leave Kim without a partner. How will she deal with this? Will she blame herself for his departure or take it personally in some way?

Then there’s Ruzek’s predicament. In “Reckoning” she was seen telling Adam that the team would go downstairs to support him. Despite their old wounds, she was still there for him, and he was there for her when Blair died. To see their relationship continue to flourish, whether or not they get back together, would be lovely.