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Chicago P.D.’s Ruzek Walks a ‘Fine Line’ With Pregnant Burgess

Chicago PD Patrick Flueger Ruzek Is Walking Fine Line With Burgess During the Pregnancy
Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess and Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek on ‘Chicago P.D.’ Matt Dinerstein/NBC

How exactly will Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) venture through a pregnancy in the unit? Things may get complicated as season 7 of Chicago P.D. goes on, Flueger told Us Weekly exclusively at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour.

“I’ve always thought about it as though she’s the great love of his life, regardless of other girls that he dated — Haley included, which was kind of a tryst that turned into something that it probably never should have been,” Flueger told Us. “I think that he would like to get it there. That’s always been my mind.”

However, their relationship isn’t quite there yet — and Flueger understands why.

“She doesn’t really know if she can trust him. In the past, he was nervous about the wedding, and she did this push test that Sean Roman told her she should do — and he was left kind of standing there,” he explained “Now, it’s his fault for being too prideful and too angry to chase after her, get on his knees, beg and apologize.”

Chicago PD Patrick Flueger Ruzek Is Walking Fine Line With Burgess During the Pregnancy
Patrick John Flueger at NBC Universal TCA Winter Press Tour on January 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AFF-USA/Shutterstock

He continued: “It had nothing to do with whether or not he actually wanted to get married to her. I think he really did. He was just trying to find his way. So, based on that, he’s trying to be really careful with her and how he approaches it.”

That said, Ruzek wants to be as much of the process as Burgess will allow.

“He’s just trying squeeze his way into being cool enough. He wants to be a part of the baby’s situation and his life and the pregnancy. And that’s a fine line to walk right now,” the 4400 alum added. “She feels like, ‘I love you, but I don’t know if I can trust you to continue to be there. I don’t want to get my hopes up. Also, you’re not my boyfriend, my husband or my fiancé.’”

On a positive note, the pregnancy will be an easy one physically. The road bump for Burgess, of course, comes with telling the unit. “She loves her job, and she doesn’t like sitting on the sidelines,” Flueger said. “The decision to tell Voight is a big one.”

Chicago P.D. airs on NBC Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.


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