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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3. About that ending

The scene: Burgess takes a terrible beating at the hands of suspect Daniel Lopez, and is rushed to the hospital once Intelligence arrives on the scene. Chicago PD concludes with a doctor telling her, and by extension the audience, that the attack has caused her to lose her unborn child. Burgess is last seen staring numbly off into space, despite Adam Ruzek’s (Patrick John Flueger) promise that he’ll continue to support her.

The takeaway: Fans are distraught at the revelation that Kim has lost her baby, which is a terrible conclusion to the episode (though not the first time One Chicago has dealt with this issue—first with the Dawsey miscarriage on Fire, and then April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) also lost an unborn child on Chicago Med). It’s heartbreaking, and Burzek fans are likely upset that their favorite couple isn’t going to get that happy family experience, too.

And there’s a third point of contention: we can’t blame you if you’re asking why the show started this whole pregnancy storyline if it was just going to get rid of the baby a few episodes later. If you play devil’s advocate, the end of “I Was Here” might make it feel like the pregnancy was just a prop to create more relationship drama on a show that’s already had a lot of it.

But if you step back from the scene for a moment, you realize that it’s not all that surprising. Yes, it’s emotional and sad and difficult, but not surprising. We said this as soon as Burgess was first revealed to be pregnant—Chicago PD isn’t the show where you can have a baby in the picture. It’s too dark and too violent for that. The writers were going to find some way to get themselves out of the pregnancy story, and this was the way they chose to do it.

It’s a difficult ending, and one that certainly will cause some controversy. But it has fans talking, too, which is probably what the producers were going for when they came up with it.

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