Chicago PD season 7, episode 15 recap: Burden of Truth

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Burden of Truth" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess, Brian Geraghty as Sean Roman -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Burden of Truth" Episode 716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess, Brian Geraghty as Sean Roman -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Burden of Truth” Episode 716 — Pictured: Brian Geraghty as Sean Roman — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Who’s the real killer?

In the aftermath, Voight arrives and surveys the scene. Upton suggests that Logan was shot by his supplier, who was angry at him for all the recent overdoses. And Burgess asks Ruzek why he still has her sonogram in his locker. “It doesn’t really make sense to keep it,” she says, but he doesn’t want to get rid of it. After all, he points out, they never really talked about the miscarriage. So Burgess decides they’re going to talk right then and there.

She expects that he’s angry at her. Ruzek is aghast at this and says he’s not upset with her; she saved someone’s life, and she couldn’t have waited or that girl would have died. But Burgess wants him to be angry, “as angry with me as I am,” because she wasn’t supposed to be on the job the day she lost their child. He refuses to do that, and she walks out.

Rojas confirms the guy Burgess found in the warehouse is not Logan’s killer, just another addict. That makes Chicago PD‘s prime suspect the guy who owns the warehouse: Leon Miller. Burgess goes to update Roman, who doesn’t get much relief from Logan’s death. He’s started to internalize what his father said. “My sister needed me,” he insists, saying that Sarah’s death is on him. From how Chicago PD lingers on Burgess’s face, she understands where he’s coming from.

Burgess returns to the district, where Upton has just finished speaking with a potential witness. He saw a black Range Rover leave the scene and provided a partial license plate, which allows Intelligence to track down Miller. Yet another shootout erupts on the scene, but Voight personally knocks Miller down. He also uncovers the dude’s entire drug lab.

It’s time for another Chicago PD interrogation scene, where Voight is unimpressed by everything. He also says he’s never been to that warehouse in years, and that’s verified in the next scene by video that puts him elsewhere. Instead, Ruzek has found a photo of a blue Nissan, and it makes her pause for a second.

She asks the witness, who claims that he didn’t see anything but the Range Rover. But he has the details of his story mixed up, and when Burgess calls him out for lying he leaves. Could he be a suspect instead? And who is Tamra Riley, whose name Burgess sees in the computer? Platt answers the first question: the witness is a former confidential informant. And Burgess needs Roman to answer the second.

She tells him that the evidence is now pointing to him. The witness, Christian Lewis, was his former CI. And Tamra Riley is his cousin! But she’s in Florida, so who’s been driving her car? Roman doesn’t take kindly to these accusations and Burgess leaves upset. The next day she debates whether or not to tell Voight, but all she volunteers is that Christian’s story “did have some holes in it.”

The final few minutes of Chicago PD, and of this One Chicago crossover, have everyone looking for Christian and the money that he’s recently come into. Voight has figured out that Burgess sucks at lying and quasi-confronts her about it but ends up just telling her to go to Sarah Roman’s funeral. She does, along with other members of both Chicago PD and Chicago Fire.

Voight makes a typical Voight entrance, strolling in last just before Roman gets up to deliver his eulogy. That’s because Burgess made a phone call before she got there. “You did the right thing to call me,” Voight assures Burgess. Roman unravels during his eulogy, in what might be Brian Geraghty’s best Chicago PD scene ever, and afterward he tells Voight and Burgess he appreciates them waiting until after the service is over. That’s right, he’s the killer!

“We’re not,” Voight informs him. “Peters deserved what he got. As for the person responsible, we’re going to continue our investigation.” He tells Roman they’ll keep him posted with any new information and wishes him the best. A confused Roman asks Burgess what just happened, and Burgess and Roman share one last moment. “Maybe we should be required to carry this pain,” she agrees, “but then don’t we get to decide what we do with it?”

And the last shot of Chicago PD is Burgess leaving Roman behind, as she rejoins the combined PD and Fire crew and they all walk out of the church together.

Behind the scenes of the One Chicago crossover. dark. Next

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