Burgess, Atwater and Rozek
Burgess has been doing everything in her power to get into the intelligence and work under Voight. Marina Squerciati who plays Kim Burgess on the hit show talked to Entertainment Weekly about her character’s determination.
“I think that scene in ‘Turn the Light Off’ was really a seminal moment for my character, to see if she could do that, to see if it was within her,” she says. “I don’t think she knows exactly what joining Voight’s unit entails, that there’s a bit of a gray area, and I don’t think Burgess has really delved into that gray area, so I don’t know that she’s going to be OK with everything. It was interesting to see how, in this moment where she has to do something that was out of her character, if she was able to step up. And she was, and I as an actor was excited by that ability as well, by the chance to do that,” she explains.
Burgess is a fun and joyful character who really just keeps getting kicked around, most recently by Voight when he picked Atwater to join intelligence when a space freed up. To make matters worse, he told Burgess its because of her relationship with Rozek.
“It’s always tricky in any sort of a relationship when one person is more successful than the other, and sometimes you can navigate it well and sometimes you can’t,” she says referring to how her relationship with Atwater will change now that he got the position she was trying for.
As for her relationship with Rozek– there’s definitely going to be some resentment towards him as he’s the real reason why she didn’t get to be on the intelligence unit. But will she be able to stay away from him? Probably not!
“I kind of wonder whether, if you don’t get your professional life going well, if you’re willing to sacrifice your personal relationship as well. I think yes, she would be bitter, but if Ruzek came to her, I feel like since the biggest thing in her life has just been taken away from her, I don’t know that she could turn him away. That’s my guess,” Squerciati said.
She also admits she’s totally a Rozek/Burgess shipper. They actually have their own name now– Burzek! “I do feel like they are in this together and there’s a certain thing that happens when you work with someone in that high-adrenaline situation that really just bonds you to someone for better and for worse,” she said.
As for Wendy, well no one really thinks her relationship with Adam was very strong. She didn’t realize how much a stressful job would change him and she wasn’t ready to change with him.
Here’s the light at the end of the tunnel. By the end of tonight’s season finale, something works out for Burgess. Whether it be romantic or professional, we haven’t found that out yet.
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A lot is focusing on Antonio in this big season finale. He’s had a rough season. First his son was kidnapped and then he was shot.. twice. His wife is ready to have him quit the force and settle down in a happy home life, but obviously Antonio is not feeling that. He lives for his job! His struggle between career and family will be something the show delves into deeply next season.
Lindsay & Voight
Lindsay will have significant moments in the season finale mainly focusing on the blast from her past, Charlie. She finally confides in Voight for help dealing with him. Meanwhile, we learn something disturbing about Voight’s past! Charlie asks Lindsey for a favor that could potentially ruin her career. “It’s a favor that risks her career, but she doesn’t really have a choice because he’s in possession of a secret from her past that could derail not only her career but her life,” executive producer Matt Olmstead says. “She’s in a horrible situation.” This will also coincide with another return from Lindsey’s past; Nadiya. Yikes, those two characters meeting would be a disaster!
Voight and Jin
Voight also finds out that Jin was the actual mole/rat and well, he probably doesn’t take it very well. Soffer admitted that Jin’s betrayal has a huge affect on the whole unit.“I think it’s almost like Meet the Parents. It’s like, you’re in the circle of trust until you’re not, and if you’re not in the circle of trust, then [it’s] not good for you.”
An unexpected death
What can you really expect from a show that killed off one of its main characters in the first episode? The drama will end the finale with another fatality as a result of Jin’s secret betrayal meetings with Stillwell. Hmm. Stillwell has been threatening Jin’s father if he doesn’t co-operate, but why would we be distraught about a character we don’t even know dying? Or does Jin himself die?
“It hits critical mass in the finale and one of the characters involved in all this dies,” Olmsted told TVGuide.com. “Not only do you have an unexpected death in the finale, you know who the suspect is — you know who did it. So there’s a major bomb that drops at the end of the episode which is going to have big ramifications going forward into Season 2. That whole story line hits a shattering climax.”
Everyone is a little shaken up by the death, but it hits Voight the hardest.
“[It impacts] the game that Voight’s playing a little bit in terms of giving internal affairs a little bit of what they want. But was he a dirty cop? Is he a dirty cop? Will he continue to be a dirty cop? Was he ever?” Olmstead says. “It has ramifications because it takes Voight out of his comfort zone — [it’s] the one thing in his life and his business that he doesn’t have full control over.”
“In our finale, it’s really just about our team and our unit,” Jesse Lee Soffer told Entertainment Weekly. “And something so surprising happens, we didn’t even see it coming when we opened the script.
Apparently, a lot has to do with Lindsay’s backstory and shady Charlie. “Lindsay gets into a lot of trouble. Charlie might be deeply involved. He might have information that can incriminate her,” Soffer teased. Like what? Ratting her out to the CPD? Letting everyone know she was once a druggie? What could it be? It’s difficult to speculate since we’ve never really gotten a deep insight into her past.
So how does Halstead play into this? “I think he ends up making some decisions about what kind of cop he is or what kind of cop he wants to be. He decides where his boundaries are a little bit, where his morals lie, and I think he realizes that he’s maybe not willing to do certain things but he’s capable of allowing things to happen for the sake of the greater good. It’s like you might have to kill one guy to save 100. Morally, how do you feel about that? And every character on the show is going to have a different feeling,” Soffer explained.
While he doesn’t say that the reason he helps Lindsey has anything to do with romance, we are sure it’s going to lead there eventually. He did promise that fans would get so Linstead scenes! As for Charlie, well there might be a show-down/conflict just waiting to happen.
“He definitely gets pulled in, definitely has to test his boundaries and figure out what he’s willing to do and how far he’s willing to go to help his partner,” he said.
Advice for the finale
“[The finale] is very sticky, and then there’s a really big cliffhanger at the end. Something crazy happens. You’re not going to see it coming, and it’ll be a really good segue into season 2.” So make sure you pay attention to the last 60-seconds folks! In such a high-stakes show, with people playing dirty on the streets, death and foul play is inevitable. So now, whose excited for tonight?!
Photo Credit: Chicago PD/NBC
The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates: See When ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘All American’ and More
Summer may be in full swing, but The CW is already looking forward to the fall… and all the upcoming premiere dates!
The network dropped a lineup of premieres for their hit shows including Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Walker and more.
Newcomers Legends of the Hidden Temple and 4400 also snagged premiere dates.
Nancy Drew moves to Friday’s for its third season.
The Flash and Riverdale will grace Tuesday nights starting November 16.
Walker and Legacies will resume on October 28 in their usual Thursday night spots.
Check out the CW’s fall 2021 lineup below:
Friday, October 1
8-9 p.m. ET/PT Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 8 premiere)
Friday, October 8
8-9 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Season 3 premiere)
Saturday, October 9
8-8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 10 premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original episode)
9-9:30 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Season 2 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Original Episode)
Sunday, October 10
8-9 p.m. Legends of the Hidden Temple (New series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Killer Camp (Season 2 premiere)
Wednesday, October 13
8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (Season 3 premiere)
Thursday, October 14
8-9 p.m. Coroner (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Season 4 premiere)
Monday, October 25
8-9 p.m. All American (Season 4 premiere)
9-10 p.m. 4400 (New series premiere)
Thursday, October 28
8-9 p.m. Walker (Season 2 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Original episode)
Tuesday, November 16
8-9 p.m. The Flash (Season 8 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Riverdale (Season 6 premiere)
‘Cruel Summer’ Renewed for a Second Season at Freeform Ahead of Finale
Cruel Summer may be airing its season finale tonight, but fans can already look forward to more spine-tingling thrills.
Freeform has picked up the psychological drama for a second season, according to TVLine.
“Renewing Cruel Summer for a Season 2 was an easy decision,” Freeform President Tara Duncan said.
“It’s the biggest series debut in Freeform’s history and the audience response has been overwhelmingly positive. [Executive producers] Jessica [Biel], Michelle [Purple] and [showrunner] Tia [Napolitano] did a phenomenal job telling an addictive story that’s tapped into the cultural zeitgeist. I’m excited to see where they take the series next,” she added.
Napolitano also noted: “Collaborating with Iron Ocean, our dedicated crew, charismatic cast, and our partners at Freeform and eOne has been the best first showrunning experience I could ask for. I am beyond grateful and excited by the amazing fan response to our show! Continuing to bottle Cruel Summer magic for a Season 2 is an absolute dream come true.”
The freshman drama stars Olivia Holt (Kate Wallis) and Chiara Aurelia (Jeanette Turner) whose worlds collide when Kate goes missing and later accuses Jeanette of knowing who kept her captive and not telling the police. Jeanette is adamant that she never saw Kate in captivity. The story is told over three timeliness in 1993, 1994, and 1995.
The mystery is set to be resolved in tonight’s finale.
Per Deadline, Biel revealed that the mystery could return with a new story and the same characters or feature a new cast of characters.
You can recap all of the Cruel Summer reviews below!
2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed
We’re entering the season of refreshing the page to see if your favorite shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2021-2022 TV season.
Since COVID-19 affected production on many shows and delayed their premieres, the criteria for what gets the green light and what ends up on the chopping block has become more stringent this go-around.
As usual, The CW gave an early renewal for most of their shows including Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Walker, Batwoman, and more.
In a shocking twist, Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18 along with sibling series Station 19.
Unfortunately, not every show shared the same fate as Prodigal Son on FOX was given the ax after two seasons.
Check out the list below to see which shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW have been renewed, canceled, or on the bubble. (TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!)
Law & Order: SVU
This Is Us
This Is Us
Law & Order Organized Crime
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
The Good Doctor
A Million Little Things
United We Fall
Call Your Mother
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
In the Dark
Roswell, New Mexico
Superman & Lois
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Burden of Truth
Republic of Sarah
Call Me Kat
The Great North
9-1-1: Lone Star
Bless the Harts
Last Man Standing
Blood & Treasure
Bob Hearts Abishola
FBI: Most Wanted
NCIS: Los Angeles
SEAL Team (Paramount+)
United States of Al
NCIS: New Orleans
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