Chicago PD season 7, episode 13 takeaways: I Was Here

CHICAGO P.D. -- "I Was Here" Episode 713 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "I Was Here" Episode 713 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “I Was Here” Episode 713 — Pictured: Amy Morton as Sergeant Trudy Platt — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Chicago PD changed Kim Burgess’s life forever in I Was Here. Look deeper into the episode with our Chicago PD season 7, episode 13 takeaways.

The latest Chicago PD delivered one of the show’s biggest Kim Burgess moments, but what can we learn from an episode that rendered One Chicago fans speechless?

Wednesday’s installment “I Was Here” saw Burgess (Marina Squerciati) take a disturbing call on her shift as a 911 dispatcher.  Convinced that something was wrong, Burgess took it upon herself to investigate and uncovered a sex trafficking ring operating in Chicago—while also putting her life and the life of her unborn child at risk!

SPOILER ALERT: This postmortem contains detailed spoilers from the latest Chicago PD episode. If you haven’t seen the entire episode, you can catch up with our recap here.

Here are the biggest takeaways from this week’s Chicago PD and why they’re moments you need to know. Let us know your thoughts about this episode in the comments at the end of this article.

1. Burgess and Platt reunited!

The scene: Burgess isn’t allowed to follow up on her 911 call since she’s on desk duty, so she convinces Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) to leave the desk at the 21st District and come with her. The two are the first to discover the crime scene, and we get more Burgess and Platt screen time than we’ve gotten in a long time.

The takeaway: Chicago PD fans love the combination of Platt and Burgess, and that team-up has largely gone by the wayside since Burgess officially became part of the Intelligence Unit. After all, she’s no longer under Platt’s purview! So we’ve been left clamoring to see more of them together for awhile, and this episode delivered a decently-sized helping of our favorite friendship.

Between this and Platt gifting Burgess with that new mug earlier, this season seems to have realized that their chemistry has been missing from the show (although it still can’t quite figure out what to do with Platt individually). Hopefully what we saw in this episode might be a start to getting more Burgess and Platt scenes in the remaining episodes.

While Kim’s relationship with Ruzek is great, we also don’t want to focus so much on that, that we ignore her friendships with characters like Platt and Atwater. And if supporting her also gives more screen time to the underused Platt, then it’s a win-win for Chicago PD.