Chicago PD season 7, episode 11 recap: 43rd and Normal

CHICAGO P.D -- "43rd and Normal" Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D -- "43rd and Normal" Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO PD — “43rd and Normal” Episode 711 — Pictured: (l-r) Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess, Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD shined the spotlight on Burzek’s relationship this week. Find out what happened in our Chicago PD season 7, episode 11 recap.

This week’s episode of Chicago PD gave Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) quite a few curveballs to deal with in regards to Kim’s pregnancy. While they tried to balance their work and their child, Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) finally tracked down his brother, Jordan.

While some of their detectives had personal issues to contend with, the rest of Sergeant Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe) unit worked a string of vandalism acts that centered around Canaryville, where loyalty was greater than anything else.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters. Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comments at the end of this piece.

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CHICAGO P.D — “43rd and Normal” Episode 711 — Pictured: LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Family matters

The episode kicked off with the resolution of the Jordan Atwater’s whereabouts from last week’s “Mercy.” Kevin had tracked him down, and went to ask him why he hadn’t returned any of his calls. Jordan said that he didn’t know Kevin anymore, and that his girlfriend, Christy was his family now.

Kim also had her own growing family to worry about, as she went to her first ultrasound appointment for her baby. She told Adam that she was sorry she didn’t tell him, but she wanted to go to the appointment alone. He was okay with that, and was amazed when he saw the ultrasound photo of their baby.

As they were walking out, Ruzek reminded Burgess that they would need to talk about this at some point in time. What were they going to do? How were they going to move forward? All of these questions were tabled for the time being, as the duo heard a break-in happening down the street.

They rushed to the scene and found that a store had been ransacked. The owner was trapped underneath a table, and couldn’t move. Adam and Kim cleared the scene before racing to help the man. Adam tried to keep Kim a safe distance away, as there was a piece of metal equipment that looked like it was ready to fall.

That didn’t seem to matter much to her though, as she helped Adam pull the store owner to safety by breaking the table’s leg off its center. A few minutes later, the scene was buzzing with the rest of Intelligence.

While walking with Kim, Kevin asked her how she and Ruzek caught the call. Kim nonchalantly told him that it was because they were out together, as she had come from an appointment. Oh, and she was pregnant – and yes, the baby was Adam’s.

Back at the district, fans would be happy to see that Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) was back at work, albeit on desk duty for another week, until his arm was out of the sling. Detective Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) recapped the case facts for everyone, saying that there were three robberies in seven days, all taking place in Canaryville.

Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) added that they didn’t get anything from forensics, and that the black SUV they caught fleeing the scene of the crime had no license plates. Voight wasn’t one to give up so easily, as he instructed his unit to re-interview everyone from the robbery scenes.

Before they headed out, Kim stopped Adam in the bullpen. She told him that she had told Kevin about her pregnancy. But, she was worried, as she knew if she told Voight that he would most likely make her man a desk instead of work out in the field. While Adam didn’t think that was such a bad idea, Kim didn’t like it one bit. She got angry at him for that, and told him that she’d figure it out on her own.