What will Chicago PD season 8 have in store for Adam Ruzek?
With Chicago PD season 8 coming in just a few weeks, it’s time once again to preview the new season for each character and look ahead to fresh episodes.
Where did your favorite character leave off when we saw them last? What are the big facts that fans need to remember before the season premiere? Where should they go next in season 8 for the best outcome? And is that where they’ll actually end up, or what direction is the show likely to take them in based on what we know so far?
Check out our detailed character preview, and let us know your thoughts on where you’d like to see each character go and why in the comments.
In this article, we’re profiling Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger).
Where we left off
Chicago PD season 7 gave Adam Ruzek a lot to think about, but it was largely because of things that happened around him, not necessarily his own individual storylines. Most fans will remember this season for Ruzek as the one where he hooked up again with ex-fiancee Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and got her pregnant.
Much of Ruzek’s arc after Burgess learned she was pregnant in “No Regrets” was about their relationship and her pregnancy. He supported Kim as she decided what to do with the baby, then they were planning for a potential future together (at one point he was talking about moving in), and then he attempted to support her after she lost the child in the later episode “I Was Here.”
Despite Burzek seeming to be making a serious go of it again, though, the season’s penultimate episode “Buried Secrets” revealed that Ruzek had a little thing going on with a random bartender. Even though he clearly still had feelings for Kim, and took her to dinner afterward. Who knows what that was about, but mostly this was a Burzek season rather than a Ruzek season.