Chicago P.D.’s Patrick Flueger, Marina Squerciati On 200th Episode

Chicago P.D. pulls out all of the stops each week — however nothing fairly in comparison with its 2 hundredth episode, which discovered Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) making an attempt to piece collectively a darkish case whereas caught aboard the busy “L” subway practice.

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“It’s a fairly chaotic course of. There have been so many shifting components to this. I don’t bear in mind yesterday a lot much less a couple of episodes in the past, however that certain felt like probably the most formidable factor,” Flueger, 39, solely informed Us Weekly of “Trapped,” which aired on Wednesday, February 22. “You’ve acquired among the grip boys rocking the practice with two-by-fours to make it appear to be we’re shifting. You’ve acquired hair and make-up who’re all speeding round as a result of we’re capturing utterly out of order. … It’s everywhere in the map. And so, all people’s making an attempt to trace the place they’re, and Marina is within the midst of it and its chaos. Persons are yelling and like, not out of anger, however making an attempt to get issues performed.”

The Princess Diaries actor in contrast the manufacturing to a blockbuster movie. “A film would shoot this sequence for what, two months?” he requested Squerciati, 38, through the joint interview. “One thing like that for a very long time. And we tried to do it in three or 4 days. God bless our crew.”

Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati.
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The NBC procedural retains it shifting when capturing every scene. “You don’t get a ton of takes in TV,” Squerciati defined. “There’s simply no time. Our govt producer is basically form and beautiful and if I would like it, he’ll positively give it to me, however I strive to not. Our crew is working their tater tots off, so it’s not like I need to be pushing everybody to the restrict. I’ll use that card once I really want it, however you actually attempt to hit it on the primary or second strive.”

Burgess’ trauma has slowly been catching as much as her in season 10. And through Wednesday’s episode, the Intelligence cop is pressured to confront her previous expertise whereas engaged on the case with Ruzek. (She beforehand was kidnapped, shot and practically killed, and commenced to point out indicators of PTSD when her hand involuntarily started to shake in episode 8.)

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“Marina actually carried [this episode] and I haven’t seen the entire thing, however crush city, inhabitants one, Marina,” Flueger gushed of his costar. “Backside line is she would have 19 individuals in her face shifting her garments round, placing blood on, taking garments off as a result of they had been too bloody, this, that and the opposite factor. After which it might be motion. And her capability to snap out of that … [maybe] that chaos happening round us helped her. However I used to be constantly impressed.”

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Marina Squerciati.
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Burgess has a panic assault in “Trapped,” which Squerciati ready for by watching movies on-line. “There’s an ABC journalist that had a panic assault on air. There’s a mannequin that was having a photograph shoot and had a panic assault on her Instagram and posted it,” she defined to Us. “I did a ton of labor. And I hope that it reveals as a result of … I actually needed it to be grounded in actuality.”

Flueger chimed in: “I can’t think about how exhausted she was on the finish of the day. After which she’s acquired her actual life to return to, which can also be rather more sophisticated than mine. Can’t think about.”

The actress and her husband, Chicago-based lawyer Eli Kay-Oliphant, are dad and mom of a daughter, whom they welcomed in 2017. “You’ll be able to’t inform your child, ‘Pay attention, are you able to get your self to highschool at the moment? Trigger mama’s drained,’” she teased. Flueger added: ”’Mother held a pretend dying man in her arms for the final two days. So faculty lunch must be made by you.’ That’s not a actuality.”

Flueger and Squerciati have labored on the crime drama since its 2014 debut. The present additionally stars Jason Beghe, LaRoyce Hawkins, Amy Morton and Tracy Spiridakos.

To have fun its 2 hundredth episode, the forged and crew did a cake reducing on set, however they’ll more than likely discover one other time to soak up the large milestone collectively.

“I feel on the finish of the season. There’s simply a lot work that goes into this present. It’s actually onerous to seek out time to have fun,” Squerciati mentioned.

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Flueger famous that “there was no slowing down” as a result of the episode was “so formidable.” He went on to joke that making an attempt to recall the previous 200 episodes has additionally confirmed to be tough.

“I’d say 99.9 % out of the time that I catch an episode that wasn’t filmed yesterday, I’m like, ‘What? That’s shocking,’” he informed Us. “That is gonna paint an image of me extra. I bear in mind what occurred after that day of labor greater than I bear in mind the day of labor. Like, ‘Oh, I keep in mind that. That’s the place we went that weekend, and we acquired the get together bus to wherever.’ That’s sort of how I measure time — much less moments of labor and extra moments of large enjoyable.”

For Squerciati, she will pinpoint an episode based mostly on what the climate circumstances had been like. “The one factor I’ll bear in mind is that if it was significantly chilly. Significantly sizzling or if I acquired injured. I used to be like, ‘Oh, proper. I busted my kneecap on that one.’”

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

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