Chicago P.D.’s Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek’s Relationship Timeline: Relive the Characters’ Ups and Downs
26.05.2023 - 17:31
Love at first whistle? Chicago P.D.’s intense crimes and skilled detectives are the heart of the show — but the complex romance between Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek is what keeps many fans coming back.
Viewers first saw sparks fly between Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) during season 1, episode 8, while Ruzek was in another relationship. Their banter, however, made it clear that something romantic could transpire between them down the line.
“This is complete horses—t,” Ruzek quipped in the episode while assisting with crossing guard duties alongside Burgess, who insisted he was “doing it wrong.” She proceeded to show him the right way to navigate traffic, saying, “You gotta get your hips into it … like this.”
Ruzek got a big grin on his face and responded, “You’re kind of full of it you know that?” Burgess, for her part, just smiled and replied, “Am I? Or am I awesome at it.”
By season 2, the coworkers were in a serious relationship and Ruzek popped the question. “I wanted to keep this informal, so I thought, you know, ‘What’s more informal than the locker room?’” he joked during the “Born Into Bad News” episode, which aired in May 2015. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you. You and I are freaking awesome. I know this is quick, but I don’t care because I love you.”
While Burgess said “yes” at the time, she later called off the engagement and went back to being friends … sort of.
“They’re two adult people who have an undying love for one another,” Flueger exclusively told Us Weekly in October 2019, alluding to a possible spark for the characters during season 7. “He’s always going to be a little in love with her, regardless of whether or not they’re in a full-functioning relationship.”