Chicago PD Season 9: Burgess returns to action in exclusive episode 2 photo

CHICAGO P.D. -- Season: 9 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- Season: 9 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC) /

If there is one thing the One Chicago dramas do better than any other franchise around, it’s crafting dramatic cliffhangers which leave fans on the edge of their seats and with countless questions to puzzle. The One Chicago writing team’s ability to leave us wanting more was once again on full display this May as the season finales of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD capped off the seasons with a wave of shocking cliffhangers to end their respective seasons.

Much like its sister series Chicago Fire, Chicago PD‘s biggest cliffhanger came in the form of a question over whether one of the show’s beloved cast members would soon be departing the show after being thrust into a life-or-death situation.

We’re, of course, referring to Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) who was last seen in critical condition and recovering at Chicago Med after being abducted, shot, then left for dead by a pair of dangerous criminals.

Although season 8 ended with revealing Kim had made it to Med in time and it was hinted that she should make a full recovery, fans have been anxious to know whether Kim will indeed pull through.

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Burgess fans can breathe a major sigh of relief! Although Kim spent most of the season 9 premiere unconscious and fighting for her life at Med, in the back half of the episode Kim finally came and is on a path to a full recovery.

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Given how touch and go things were, there was definitely a reason for concern over whether Kim wouldn’t survive. Fortunately, Kim pulled through, and judging by our exclusive first look at the upcoming second episode of the season it seems she’s going to be back on her feet and on the job far sooner than fans might anticipate!

New Chicago PD season 9 photo teases Burgess’s return

After her brush with death, Burgess finally returns to action in the second hour of the season and appears to waste no time in diving right back into work. In fact, it seems she might already be gearing up for her first undercover role since her accident!

In One Chicago Center’s exclusive sneak peek at season 9, episode 2, “Rage,” (airing Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10/9c), Kim appears to return to the field in helping the Intelligence team to work their latest case. Given Kim’s expression, untidy hair and the fact that she’s drawn her gun, something tells us Kim will get her guy.

CHICAGO P.D. — “Rage” Episode 902 — Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. — “Rage” Episode 902 — Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

Although Burgess seems to have made a recovery from her physical injuries, it’s going to be interesting to see how the show explores her mental recovery as a brush with death as a new parent is sure to have some effects on Burgess’s storylines this season — at least, we’re hoping the writers will explore that journey.

Considering the official synopsis for the episode teases Voight (Jason Beghe) and Ruzek )Patrick Flueger) strategize to help Burgess, we have a feeling Kim might put on a brave face and it’s nice to know her team will be looking out for her best interest.

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