Chicago PD season 7, episode 19 takeaways: Buried Secrets

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Buried Secrets" Episode 720 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Buried Secrets" Episode 720 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

What can Chicago PD fans learn from Buried Secrets? Look closer at this week’s episode with our Chicago PD season 7, episode 19 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from the latest Chicago PD season 7 episode? Here’s what we took away from this week’s installment, “Buried Secrets.”

“Buried Secrets” featured Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) witnessing an abduction, and having to reveal to Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) that he’d been sleeping with someone else since they had lost their baby.

If you missed any of this week’s episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re about to discuss, you can catch up with our Chicago PD recap.

Below are our takeaways from this week’s episode:

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1) Is the Burzek storyline more confusing now than ever?

Many Chicago PD fans watching were more interested in how this episode would affect Burzek, and it was kind of a head-scratcher. Adam kind of looked like he was out of control, but that’s more because the show doesn’t seem to have a complete idea of what to do with him.

To quickly recap: the writers want us to invest in Adam and Kim’s renewed relationship, to the point that it gave them a baby, But it’s not willing to put them “officially” together. Ruzek has feelings for Burgess, but he turns down her invite to go see the bartender he’s been sleeping with instead. Yet, the bartender tells Burgess that Ruzek is “hung up on his ex.”

Based on the last scene in this episode, we’re supposed to believe that Ruzek has been using this casual fling to try and make himself feel better, but that he’d really rather be with Kim. Burgess is understanding, too, because she’s all smiles by the end of that conversation. So why not just let Ruzek and Burgess be a couple and work through stuff as a team, instead of this convoluted thing where they’re together but not together and sleeping with other people as a coping mechanism?

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2) Whatever happened to that car?

This is inconsequential given all the crazier stuff that happened in the rest of the episode, but did anyone else wonder what the fallout would be from Ruzek crashing a bystander’s car in the open of this Chicago PD episode?

There’s the obvious part where he damaged their vehicle, if not outright wrecked it, so someone will have to pay for the damage (hopefully they had good insurance). But also, he identified himself as a cop when he commandeered their car. Could they pursue some kind of legal action against him or the department for the damage? And since he was drinking before he got behind the wheel, would that expose him/them to further liability?

These are questions the show will never answer, since this plot was well wrapped up, but it’s one more instance of the One Chicago cops being able to get away with stuff, intentionally or not.

3) The Upton of it all

Hailey Upton did not appear in this episode, owing to the fact that she was sent to New York at the end of the prior episode (and Tracy Spiridakos was appearing in an episode of FBI). That was a nice touch, since the One Chicago shows don’t always keep close tabs on their continuity. And the scene referencing her prompted a couple of questions.

The length of Upton’s stint in New York was said on FBI to be a few months, but Spiridakos was only in that one episode, so Upton’s canonly supposed to be away longer than the actress playing her. Does that mean Spiridakos will be MIA from next week’s season finale as well? Could there be a time jump?

And was Trudy Platt’s (Amy Morton) comment about her absence meant to set up some kind of cliffhanger where Upton might get a job offer with the FBI, and Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) would experience a lot of deja vu—perhaps leading to the Upstead moment that so many viewers are begging for? There are so many ways this could go, and we may or may not get a clear idea by the time the season ends.

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