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Chicago P.D. Season 9, Episode 21 hints at explosive consequences – TK

A new Chicago P.D. episode called House of Cards will provide an intense night for viewers. This serves as the penultimate episode for Season 9, and an explosion caps the TV promo currently running on NBC.

“As the team closes in on drug kingpin Javier Escano, Voight is forced to lie to his undercover informant Anna to keep her on track. Their deteriorating trust threatens an increasingly tenuous operation,” reads the full synopsis for Chicago P.D. Season 9, Episode 21.

It appears that the conclusion of the investigation into Escano is at hand and that the key component to bringing him down is going to be Voight’s latest informant. But will he end up pushing her too far?

This new episode of Chicago P.D. will air for the first time on Wednesday, May 18, and it might lead right into the season finale that is airing on May 25. That’s how close we are to the end of Season 9 for Chicago P.D.

TV promo for Chicago P.D. Season 9, Episode 21

Below is the promo that NBC is running for the May 18 episode of Chicago P.D. This new installment is called House of Cards, and it wraps up an all-new night of fresh episodes for One Chicago.

The introduction of actress Carmela Zumbado as Anna Avalos on the Chicago P.D. cast always seemed like something that would end with a very memorable moment. Now, as Intelligence continues to push its lead informant, the promo above shows that there might be some repercussions.

More news and notes from One Chicago

All of the One Chicago shows have been renewed, giving the writers a lot of room to play with cliffhangers on the upcoming season finales.

Last season, Chicago P.D. ended with Burgess getting shot and Upton killing a suspect who had taken Voight’s gun. It led to an intense coverup that drew the FBI to the front door of Intelligence.

And speaking of season finales, some Chicago Fire set photos were leaked of the final episode this season. The show had to return to filming earlier in May, and nearby fans snapped some photos of a big event taking place.

Rumors about a former Chicago Fire cast member returning to the show have also been floating around.

To catch up on any of the previous episodes for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D., viewers can stream them using Peacock. This is also a great way to re-watch some of the earlier seasons of the shows.

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Why Harold Capp From Chicago Fire Looks So Familiar – TK

Over the past 10 years, one of the most recognizable recurring characters in NBC’s “Chicago Fire” has been Harold Capp. The Firehouse 51 veteran has been around since the series’ first episode, and though he has never held the limelight as a main character, his constant presence has left an impression on the series. A protagonist he is not, but there is still no shortage of moments where Capp puts his life on the line or plays an integral role in saving the day.

If you’re a fan of the “One Chicago” franchise, it may feel like Capp’s actor always has and will be a part of the series. After 10 years of being on “Chicago Fire,” with numerous cameos in “One Chicago” crossovers, he seems irrevocably tied to the franchise. He is a constant familiar face. But while Harold Capp has proved to be the actor’s most well-known role, it may not be the only reason that he looks familiar to the audience.

Randy Flagler has been in a lot of the major crime-dramas

Randy Flagler is the actor who plays Harold Capp on “Chicago Fire,” and he has always been a frequent flyer in the world of procedural crime dramas. Though it would take a while for him to land a solid recurring role as Capp, he spent most of his early career in the 2000s ping-ponging between different TV shows. His first television role was in the horror series “FreakyLinks,” after which he broke into the crime show world with an episode of “NYPD Blue” in 2002.

He followed this up with stints in “Medical Investigation,” “NCIS” (where he played the unnamed commanding officer of Mark Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs), “Prison Break,” “24,” “Monk,” and more. By the end of the 2000s, he had established himself as someone who could confidently take on a number of side roles in any TV drama worth its salt. Unfortunately, however, none of these roles had any staying power in their own series. Flagler, lucky as he was to have touched so many different popular shows, had no such luck when it came to playing characters with actual names. Even when he landed his first recurring role in a popular drama, it was as yet another unnamed character.

Flagler was the bailiff on The Young and The Restless

As far as soap operas go, “”The Young and The Restless” practically needs no introduction. The series has been going strong for almost 50 years at this point, and shows no real signs of stopping. For three of those years, however, you could catch Randy Flagler in select episodes of the show. As we mentioned previously, his roles in “The Young and The Restless” weren’t incredibly high-profile. Back in 2008, when he first appeared on the soap, he played a deputy sheriff. In all subsequent appearances, he played a simple bailiff, oftentimes uncredited. As said bailiff, he presided over numerous melodramatic court cases, including the “Fenmore vs Fenmore” case of Season 38.

“The Young and The Restless” proved to be Flagler’s very first recurring TV role. It may not have been as endearing and ever-present as Capp is today, but it was still a noteworthy addition to Flagler’s resume. Besides, with “Chicago Fire” right around the corner, it wouldn’t be long before Flagler got the recognition he deserved as the loveable Capp. Before that, however, Flagler had to make a return trip to Hollywood.

Flagler was in several films as well

Far be it from us to presume that Randy Flagler only has potential as a TV star. While the bulk of the actor’s credits can be attributed to the small screen, he also has a few notable roles on the big one. His career actually began with a feature film in 2000, where he played a minor role in the military film “Men of Honor,” starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr.

The film tells the real story of the Navy’s first black Master Diver, Carl Brashear (Gooding). According to IMDb, Flagler’s role in the film was as an unnamed Bomb Chief, and he doesn’t play a major role in the story of Brashear or his mentor, Master Chief Billy Sunday (De Niro). Despite that, however, it would mark the start of a successful acting career.

His next film, which came over a decade later in 2011, was the spy-thriller “The Double” starring Topher Grace, Richard Gere, and Martin Sheen. Flagler played the role of Miller, a CIA analyst who helps track down the location of a dangerous Russian operative. Unfortunately, the film flopped, scoring just a 21% on Rotten Tomatoes. But while it’s regrettable that Flagler’s first major film role in years was a critical failure, we can be thankful that the year after would see him stepping into the beloved fire-proof boots of Harold Capp.

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The Chicago P.D. Scene Fans Can’t Believe Was Shot In One Take – TK

“Chicago P.D.” is a single-camera show, meaning only one camera is used to capture everything the viewer witnesses in a scene. There are not multiple cameras recording the same thing from different angles as you’d typically see in a sitcom like “The Big Bang Theory.” All these shots are pieced together in the editing process for perfect one-hour episodes where we watch the beloved Intelligence Unit of the CPD handle the city’s most outrageous crimes.

There’s a unique “Chicago P.D.” scene that gives the impression it took several different takes with its single-cam, as it features the five main cast members in one room but at different times. The scene involves the team members being interviewed, but they all do it at different times. However, some tricky camerawork and perfect choreography from the cast and cameraperson made this a one-take scene. Some fans found it hard to believe until they saw the incredible behind-the-scenes footage.

Protect and Serve has an incredible one-take scene

Season 8, Episode 8 (“Protect and Serve”) of “Chicago P.D.” kicks off with the members of the Intelligence Unit sitting down with a CPD investigator in a bland room. The woman asks the members of the team questions to determine if they might have future problems that could affect their work. The camera spins around the room the entire time, with the investigator as the only constant. Every few seconds, a new character is sitting in a chair across from or next to her, and it looks like it was edited together.

However, the Wolf Entertainment Twitter account shared that this scene was done in one take, and the behind-the-scenes video (via TikTok) of it being shot is astounding. The breakdown depicts the scene playing out as it did on-screen, with the footage of the camerawork directly below it. The behind-the-scenes video shows the choreography the actors had to follow to make sure they were never in the shot at the same time as a colleague. Marina Squerciati, Tracy Spiridakos, LaRoyce Hawkins, Patrick Flueger, and Jesse Lee Soffer all seamlessly work together, bobbing and weaving perfectly. There are moments where you can see Flueger lying down on a chair to avoid being in the shot while Soffer keeps his head from popping into frame.

“Chicago P.D.” fans are normally surprised to find out the Season 8 scene was shot in one take, with u/ciaraelyse01 writing on the show’s subreddit, “I loved to see the behind the scenes of this! It was so cool to see how it was done. I also thought it was editing!” Fellow Redditor Mysterious-Success45 added, “Props to the cameraman, this ain’t easy at all,” with a clapping emoji. Another “Chicago P.D.” fan applauded the camera work here, as u/Rebeca-A wrote, “That was so cool! It was almost like a perfect dance. And how did they look so calm and settled when they just jumped in and out of the scene?! SO GOOD!!”

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‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 Recap: Ruzek and Burgess Take a Major Step Forward – TK

NBC’s Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, “Memory,” brought Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess to the forefront. The exes continued to focus on Makayla after her kidnapping. But the episode also brought a few surprises into their relationship. Additionally, a double homicide brought the Intelligence Unit to a man victimized as a child. Here’s a Chicago P.D. recap.

[Spoiler alert: Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, “Memory,” spoilers ahead.]

‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 recap: Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek talk about Makayla

The Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 recap begins with Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek together again. They’re talking to a professional about Makayla. Burgess claims Makayla is doing quite well after the kidnapping, and the little girl doesn’t seem to remember a thing. But the professional said Makayla’s memory of the kidnapping may return, and Ruzek and Burgess must prepare for that day.

After seeking professional help, Burgess and Ruzek discuss their living situation. Previously, Ruzek planned to move in with Burgess and Makayla into a three-bedroom apartment, but plans changed. Burgess tells Ruzek she still wants to take the three-bedroom apartment just for herself and Makayla. This surprises Ruzek. He tells Burgess he’s heading to visit his dad next.

A new double homicide leads the team to an old victim

The crime in Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 centers around a double homicide in a row home. The Intelligence Unit enters the home and finds dinner ready on the table and a lullaby playing. When Kim Burgess and Hailey Upton head upstairs, they notice a bathtub full of bleach. They then enter a bedroom, showing the two bloody victims dead in the bed.

The Intelligence Unit notices the entire house is scrubbed clean with bleach, indicating the murderer has likely done this before. Burgess then ran “bleach bath” and “lullaby” through their systems, and an old case came up. The case centers on a young child named Daniel Smith. Old video footage of an interrogation shows Daniel telling an investigator he was bathed in bleach while living in his RV. Daniel’s parents were nowhere to be found.

Burgess and Adam Ruzek go find Daniel during the present day. He’s now 31 years old, and he wants nothing to do with the police at first, as they didn’t believe the story he painted in his childhood. Burgess later heads to Dr. Magnuson’s house, as the doctor evaluated Daniel in the past. The doctor gives Burgess files and states he believed Daniel all those years ago.

Burgess finds drawings Daniel drew as a child, and one of them shows a pink roof on a house. She returns to the present crime scene and ascends to the attic, where there’s pink insulation. She realizes every row house is accessible through the attic. After digging into who built the row homes, Burgess and Ruzek head to different row homes built by the same company. While there, they spot a bald man with no eyebrows looking suspicious. After a car chase, they track him down.

Jim Wheaton is the assailant’s name. The P.D. crew doesn’t have any specific evidence against him, but he does have quite a record. They then interrogate him and lie, stating they have evidence that proves he committed the crimes.

The team needs more evidence, though — so, they go to Daniel. Burgess shows Daniel what they have so far from the active crime scene, and Daniel points out a photo showing the book Rumpelstiltskin. Daniel recalls the man reading that book to him. He then points to a photo of the Diamond Deer Inn, as he claims he had been there before. When Ruzek heads to the inn, he spots the same pink insulation in the attic.

The team then goes on a search through the woods. During the search, they find an abandoned RV. The RV has photos of Daniel from his childhood. Cadaver dogs later find the remains of Daniel’s parents, and Jim Wheaton’s DNA was found on the remains.

Adam Ruzek plans on buying his father’s house and giving it to Kim Burgess

This Chicago P.D. Season 9 recap concludes with Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess. Burgess visits Ruzek at his father’s house, and Ruzek shares that his dad isn’t returning to the house. Additionally, Ruzek plans on buying the house.

Finally, Ruzek tells Burgess he wants to purchase the house for Burgess and Makayla to live in, though he doesn’t plan on moving in with them. Burgess resists at first, but Ruzek insists — especially after everything that happened with Makayla.

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Chicago Fire boss teases ‘complications’ for Gallo and Violet – TK

Chicago Fire has had no shortage of drama in season 10. The most unexpected source of drama, however, has come from Gallo (Alberto Rosende) and Violet (Hanako Greensmith). The exes have been subject to multiple ups and downs stemming from their complicated romantic feelings.

This has been especially notable with the addition of Chief Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas), who has made it clear he’s in love with Violet. Gallo has backed off, and tried his best to become a loyal friend, but Chicago Fire showrunners have suggested that there’s still plenty more to explore.

Here’s what you need to know about Gallo and Violet in season 10.

Do Violet and Gallo get back together on Chicago Fire?

During a recent interview with TV Line, showrunners Derek Haas and Andrea Newman spoke on the current state of the Gallo/Violet/Hawkins love triangle, and how Gallo has a better chance at winning Violet back than he realizes.

“Gallo has been sidelined a bit in the friend role”, Newman explained. “And that’s going to get a little shaken up in the last couple of episodes, because he’s really going to step up for Violet in unexpected ways and that’ll kind of bring him back into this triangle and make the triangle even more complicated than it already was.”

This makes sense, given the recent pivot Gallo has made from jealous ex-lover to supportive friend. He tried to protect Violet and Hawkins from getting in trouble with the higher-ups, and went as far as to defend them from other employees, despite his romantic feelings.

The increased interest in Gallo also suggests that Hawkins may be headed for some mistakes, or actions that rub Violet the wrong way. The character has been pretty upstanding so far, and Haas has even teased a “hot scene” between him and Violet in the next few episodes, but there’s bound to be problems if Violet starts reconsidering her feelings towards Gallo.

If these hints weren’t enough, the showrunners teased the presence of Jacobs (Caitlin Carver), who has tense dynamics with both Gallo and Violet, and who’s promised to bring “plenty of trouble and upheaval” to the season 10 finale. We can’t wait to see how Gallo and Violet navigate these issues, and whether the resolution of one has to do with the other. After all, solving a crisis can do be just the thing to bring them back together.

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Inside Chicago Fire Star Joe Minoso’s Marriage – TK

Their fictional loved ones have to worry about them putting their lives on the line all the time, but have you ever wondered what the real-life partners of the “Chicago Fire” cast are like? Fans of New York native Joe Minoso got to see him in a tux when his character, heroic firefighter Joe Cruz, married the love of his life, Chloe (Kristen Gutoskie), during Season 8. “I can definitely say it’s the biggest wedding we’ve ever done,” Minoso told Give Me My Remote ahead of the emotional episode.

According to Minoso, he’s matured along with his character, who’s a caring, nurturing guy, and the actor’s real love life has evolved in a similar way. “I used to be a real fool for love, still am really. But I definitely fell in love with all the wrong women,” he told Occhi magazine in 2019. “Cruz definitely had this problem. I’m just glad to see it seems he’s grown out of that a bit.” While speaking to Us Weekly in April 2022, Minoso described how different his life was when the first episode of “Chicago Fire” aired in 2012. “I started Season 1 living with Yuriy Sardarov and Charlie Barnett and going out for all hours of the night and on constant random dates and doing crazy stupid things,” he recalled.

Before he left bachelorhood behind and became a happily married man, Minoso did something that his character did on the show: He fell in love at work.

Joe Minoso met his future wife on the Chicago Fire set

Joe Minoso told “The Jam TV Show” that he first met Caitlin Murphy Miles when she was working as a makeup artist on Season 2 of “Chicago Fire,” which aired from 2013 to 2014. By October 2016, the lovebirds were husband and wife. “OK.. honestly you tell me. How do I NOT Marry this woman!” Minoso captioned an Instagram photo of himself and his bride posing in front of one of Chicago’s firehouses.

In his appearance on “The Jam TV Show,” Minoso revealed that their wedding officiant was his “Chicago Fire” co-star Christian Stolte, who was given free rein to do as he wished during the ceremony. “So we had no idea of what to expect of our own wedding,” Minoso said. Two of his other multi-talented castmates, Miranda Rae Mayo and Jesse Spencer, also participated in the ceremony by playing stringed instruments.

Miles occasionally mentions members of the “Chicago Fire” cast on Instagram. After Yuriy Sardarov’s character, Otis, was killed off in 2019, she wrote, “Yuriy was the first person to befriend me when I came to Chicago and didn’t know anyone else. He’s one of the kindest, funniest, & most thoughtful people I’ve ever come across.” She also revealed that she approves of Minoso’s on-screen wife. In an interview with “Meet Us at Molly’s,” Minoso described his “Chicago Fire” nuptials as “surreal” because so many of the same people had attended his real-life wedding.

Joe Minoso’s proud of his wife’s work as a paramedical tattoo artist

In a 2019 interview with TrunkSpace, Joe Minoso revealed that Caitlin Murphy Miles had moved on from making the “Chicago Fire” cast look hot and sooty full-time and was putting her artistic skills to use as a paramedical tattoo artist. “I’m super proud of her,” Minoso said.

The actor often uses his Instagram account to show off his wife’s work, which includes tattooing breast cancer survivors to boost their confidence. “This is an art form. One that changes lives,” reads one of his posts. “My beautiful wife Murphy has chosen this career path for the next chapter in her journey. If you know her you know exactly how perfectly suited an artist she is for this beautiful, sensitive, & compassionate work.” Miles also tattoos burn victims to camouflage their scars, and she does artistic tattoo work, as evidenced by a video on actor Taylor Kinney’s Instagram page. In 2019, Minoso’s “Chicago Fire” co-star filmed Miles working on an intricate tattoo on his right thigh, and he seemed pleased with the results. “She’s a boss,” Kinney wrote.

When Minoso and Miles aren’t busy at work, they enjoy hanging out with their two adorable dogs, Bugsy Two Toes and Leroy Shortstack, and playing Mario Bros. games on Nintendo Switch, per Nice Girls TV. They have also done a bit of traveling, with Minoso revealing that they realized they were meant to be during a 2013 trip to New Orleans.

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Matt Casey Won’t Be The Only Surprise Guest On Chicago Fire’s Season 10 Finale – TK

It was the departure no one saw coming. Jesse Spencer left “Chicago Fire” mid-way through Season 10, bringing an end to Matt Casey’s storyline in the drama series. Casey is mentioned from time to time, as he and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) are still a couple who are battling the issues that come with being in a long-distance relationship. Many fans believed Spencer might come back for the highly-anticipated Stellaride wedding, which is set to take place during the Season 10 finale, as Casey promised Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) he’d be his best man. Deadline confirmed the news that Spencer would guest star in the finale, but fans shouldn’t expect him to appear in Season 11.

Deadline is also reporting that Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund) will not be at the Stellaride wedding. Raymund departed “Chicago Fire” after Season 6 but had one-episode appearances in Season 7 and Season 8. Some fans thought Gabby might show up for her close friend Stella Kidd’s (Monica Ray Mayo) wedding, but for unknown reasons that won’t be happening.

The good news is, we know another special guest will show up for the Stellaride wedding, meaning there is much to look forward to come May 25.

At least one more surprise guest will be at the Stellaride wedding

“Chicago Fire” showrunner Derek Haas told Variety that fans can expect someone other than Matt Casey to appear in the Season 10 finale. “The wedding is not going to go as planned. Plus, there’ll be at least one surprise guest at the wedding besides Jesse. It became a matter of how many people could we get in one day availability-wise, so we put together a wish list,” Haas noted. Co-showrunner Andrea Newman said they tried to get a handful of guest stars for the Stellaride wedding but couldn’t confirm how many would be showing up. “We had kind of endless wish list that went on pages, but that being said, we also have all these twists and turns in the wedding itself. People that we wanted to get there might not make it,” Newman admitted.

Fans of “Chicago Fire” have been vocal about who they want to appear at the Stellaride wedding. Some of the big names being floated around include Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett), Emily Foster (Annie Ilonzeh), and Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae). There’s also hope the Stellaride wedding serves as a “One Chicago” crossover event. Whether “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” characters show up remains to be seen, but we’ll be crossing our fingers.

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‘Chicago P.D.’: 5 Likeliest Characters to Die Before the End of Season 9 – TK

Chicago P.D. Season 9 is approaching the end, and the season hasn’t had any significant deaths so far. Voight, Upton, and Halstead risked prison time after the murder of Roy Walton, Burgess and Ruzek nearly lost Makayla to kidnappers, and Atwater found a new love interest. It seems possible that a significant character death could be coming before the end of the season. Here’s who we think might get the ax.

Anna Avalos is in danger working undercover for Voight

Chicago P.D. Season 9 introduced Anna Avalos, a C.I. who started working with Hank Voight to bring down Los Temidos. Anna has had a rough life, and many of the people close to her have died. She and Voight have that in common.

As Anna continues her undercover work, things get more and more dangerous. Anna managed to befriend Javier Escano and is working to take him down. Showrunner Gwen Sigan stated that Anna will appear in the final two episodes of season 9.

“We will definitely see more,” Sigan told TVLine. “You’ll see [Anna] in the penultimate episode, and you will see her in the final episode as well.” Anna is certainly in a position where she could get killed, which would be a devastating blow to Voight.

Burgess or Ruzek could meet their end in ‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9

It seems a little far-fetched to think that any members of Voight’s small intelligence unit (Burgess, Ruzek, Atwater, Voight, Halstead, and Upton) will die before the end of Chicago P.D. Season 9. It would be a big shake-up to the show’s cast, but a central character’s death isn’t impossible. If one of these characters does lose their life, Burgess and Ruzek seem like the most likely options.

Patrick Flueger and Marina Squerciati aren’t ruling it out. While speaking with US Weekly, the actors joked that they frequently think about the possibility of their characters getting killed off. “Every episode!” Squerciati told the outlet. “You just never know.” At the end of the interview, the actors stated, “If the series finale was tomorrow, I think that they would have like … ” Squerciati said. Flueger interrupted: “Me, die!”

Celeste might get caught in the crossfire; Torres could have a tragic end
Some of the more minor characters introduced this season could get killed off before the Chicago P.D. Season 9 finale. Atwater had a romantic relationship with Celeste, but things ended when she found out he was hiding the fact that he is a police officer. Celeste hasn’t been seen since the breakup, but she may reappear before the end of the season.

Additionally, Halstead joined forces with a police recruit named Dante Torres from the academy in the episode “New Guard.” Torres has a compelling backstory, and Halstead could learn from him too. However, Torres could also meet his end during a dangerous mission if he returns.

Chicago P.D. Season 9 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 Episode 20 Recap: Emma Jacobs Can’t Be Trusted – TK

NBC’s One Chicago shows are back, and Chicago Fire brought a new, untrustworthy face to the forefront. Violet Mikami suspected Emma Jacobs was gunning for her job, and the truth was revealed in episode 20. Additionally, Christopher Herrmann dealt with an eager family friend hoping to open their own bar, and Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd dealt with differences regarding Blake Gallo. Here’s a Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 20 recap.

[Spoiler alert: Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 20, “Halfway to the Moon,” spoilers ahead.]

‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 Episode 20 recap: Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd fight about Blake Gallo’s future

Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 20 opens with Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd together. They briefly discuss that they have wedding plans, and it seems they’ve fully repaired their relationship since Kidd’s return from Girls on Fire. While their relationship remains solid, they have a serious disagreement about Blake Gallo’s fate.

Gallo works with Kidd on Truck 81, and she deeply values what he brings to the table. He assists in an emergency rescue during the episode, which involved a construction worker getting stuck on a suspended hook block crane. Gallo successfully rescued the worker, impressing both Kidd and Severide. Later on, after Kidd expressed how impressed she was with Gallo’s rescue, he tells her he wants to try out for Squad. Kidd then goes to Severide about the situation, and Severide admits he’s been training Gallo for Squad on the side. Kidd warns Severide to “back off” from her Truck team.

While in a firetruck together, Severide explains his professional past to Kidd, which makes her rethink holding Gallo back on Truck. In the end, and after speaking to Jason Pelham, Gallo decides he wants to stay on Truck after all. He tells Kidd he doesn’t want to break up what they have.

Christopher Herrmann deals with a family friend who desperately wants to have a bar like his

While Stella Kidd, Kelly Severide, and Blake Gallo are dealing with their professional situation, Christopher Herrmann has troubles of his own in Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 20. Sean DeGrimes knows of Herrmann due to Herrmann’s wife, Cindy, knowing Sean’s wife in a local book club. Sean hopes to open his own bar — and he wants to ask Herrmann for advice, as he loves Herrmann’s bar, Molly’s.

Herrmann offers advice to Sean, and Sean invites Herrmann to the soft launch of his bar. Herrmann attends and feels startled by the name of the bar, which is Olly’s. When Herrmann enters the bar, he realizes the interior looks exactly like Molly’s.

Herrmann goes off on Sean, insinuating Sean’s a manipulator and a fraud for copying his bar. Later on, Herrmann softens to Sean. He visits Olly’s and tells Sean he has to “find” his “own thing,” as that’s the only way his bar will take off.

Emma Jacobs blackmails Chief Hawkins to fire or transfer Violet Mikami

The Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 20 recap wouldn’t be complete without Emma Jacobs’s drama. Violet Mikami begins the episode distrusting Emma, and Emma can feel it. Violet and Blake Gallo steer clear of Emma when possible, and Emma later approaches Mason and tells him she feels uncomfortable, as it’s clear Violet and Gallo have something against her.

Later on, Violet and Emma respond to an emergency call for an asthmatic woman. Violet realizes their jump bag is missing the nebulizer mask, and she believes Emma purposely sabotaged their emergency call. Emma suggests Violet simply forgot to put the mask in the bag, though Violet states she would never forget something so important.

Emma seems innocent until the end of the episode. Finally, Emma approaches Chief Evan Hawkins with a threat. She tells Hawkins that Violet forgot to put the nebulizer mask in the jump bag, which nearly cost a woman her life. When Hawkins questions the validity of Emma’s statement, she tells him she knows he and Violet are sleeping together. She then gives him two options — either transfer Violet to another house due to her “mistake,” or she’ll file a report with witness statements, resulting in Violet’s firing.

“So think on it, OK?” Emma tells Hawkins.

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‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 Hints at Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek Getting Back Together – TK

NBC’s Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 featured more of Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess. While it seemed like the couple may be on the fast track to getting back together, Makayla’s kidnapping threw their relationship for a loop. Now, they’re back to living apart. But the episode may have hinted that there’s still hope for their romance to blossom.

[Spoiler alert: Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, “Memory,” spoilers ahead.]

What happened with Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess? They had plans to move in together

Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess have a long relationship history. The on-again, off-again couple has gone through pregnancy, an engagement, and multiple breakups since Chicago P.D. Season 1. Now, in Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20, new issues are at the forefront.

Ruzek and Burgess made plans to move in together so they could both assist in raising Burgess’s daughter, Makayla. But Makayla’s kidnapping earlier in season 9 resulted in yet another rift between Ruzek and Burgess. The exes didn’t communicate well during the emergency, as they disagreed on how to find the child. Now that Makayla’s back home safe, there’s still emotional distance between Ruzek and Burgess.

In episode 19, Ruzek goes undercover to track down a drug dealer, and he rents out an old apartment as a result. He ultimately ends up abandoning his plans to stay with Burgess and Makayla full-time. Instead, he stays in the apartment he rented out as part of his drug-busting scheme.

‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 9 Episode 20 hints at the exes getting back together

Adam Ruzek and Kim Burgess still have a long way to go before they can solidly co-parent Makayla under one roof. But Chicago P.D. Season 9 Episode 20 seemed to hint that the exes would make it work eventually.

Burgess tells Ruzek at the beginning of the episode that she still plans on renting out the three-bedroom apartment they looked at — but it’s just for her and Makayla. By the end of the episode, Ruzek has a better idea. He wants to purchase his father’s home and give it to Makayla and Burgess to live in full-time. Ruzek suggests the change of scenery would greatly benefit Makayla after her kidnapping, and he also verifies he doesn’t plan to live in the home with them.

“You can’t buy me a house,” Burgess tells Ruzek at first.

“Why not?” he answers. “I get it, we’re not perfect right now. I get that. But, why not this? Kim, she might remember. Either way, we can give her all the best memories in the world to protect her from that. We can give her that here, together. Why not?”

Adam Ruzek actor Patrick John Flueger believes they’ll end up together

If Adam Ruzek really does buy Kim Burgess and Makayla his father’s house, then we’re willing to bet he moves in with them soon afterward, reigniting his romance with Burgess. Ruzek actor Patrick John Flueger also still has hope that Burgess and Ruzek are endgame.

“Will they? Won’t they? Well, they will, but not going to in the way that you think they’re going to,” Flueger told Us Weekly. “I think at the end of the day, they’ll end up together, but I don’t think it’s an easy road to get there.”

Whether the exes make another attempt at a romance or not, Flueger also noted Makayla and Burgess are “everything” to Ruzek. “That’s the be all, end all,” he added. “When I go and I read a script, when I read these stories, that’s all it is. It’s just them.”

Chicago P.D. Season 9 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.