Chicago PD is arguably the most versatile show in the One Chicago franchise. More than Chicago Fire or Chicago Med, the police procedural likes to shift the focus of episodes from week-to-week, so that each of the members of the IU team can get their time to shine.
Season 11 has delivered on this front. The first episode focused on Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and the second episode delved into the complicated road to recovery for Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) after he was shot in season 10.
Burgess takes center stage in Chicago PD 1103
The next episode will be about Ruzek's partner-in-crime and partner-in-romance, Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati). It's been a difficult couple of years for the character, but she appears to be improving thanks to a strong family unit and her decision to address her PTSD through therapy.
The synopsis for season 11, episode 3, titled "Safe Harbor", is as follows:
"Burgess works an extra shift at the 13th District and gets caught in the middle of a drive-by attack on refugees; the team works together to track down the shooter and uncover the true motive behind the attack."
The promo photos and the teaser at the end of last week's episode validate the notion that Burgess will be spearheading the case this time around, but "Safe Harbor" will also stand out because the IU will be bringing in a brand new recruit: Danny Alvarado (EJ Bonilla).
Burgess will help mentor an IU newcomer
The aforementioned photos see Burgess and rookie Alvarado navigating several dangerous situations at what appears to be a junkyard. The officers can also be seen standing next to each another in the house of a suspect.
Chicago PD showrunner Gwen Sigan teased the addition of IU recruits in season 11, especially with the absence of Dante Torres (Benjamin Levy Aguilar), but as we previously mentioned, there are some hints that Alvarado may not last very long with the team...
Burgess hasn't really gotten the chance to mentor another officer, so the fact that she will be helping Alvarado through a pretty hair-raising case involving refugees means that we will get a chance to see her in a different light. Consider us hyped.