I love Adam Ruzek. He’s one of my favorite members of intelligence and when he hurts, I hurt. Which is why this episode was a hard one to watch. I just wanted to hug Adam and tell him that everything’s gonna be okay. Protect Adam Ruzek at all costs. Please. Chicago PD‘s “The Radical Truth” was a hard episode for my emotions.
I’ll be honest: since the promo came out last week I wasn’t sure if Disco Bob was going to survive this episode. Can you blame me? One Chicago doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to parents, particularly dads. My anxiety levels were high, both for Adam and Disco Bob’s sake. If Disco Bob didn’t make it, Adam would have been crushed, and he would have spiraled for sure.
Disco Bob is still alive, and I think it’s safe to say he’s the luckiest dad in all of One Chicago. Think about it. Benny Severide died, Cornelius Rhodes died, Papa Halstead died, and Hailey’s dad is in the hospital so who knows if he’ll end up surviving. Disco Bob already survived being in danger once, and he did it again. Luck is certainly on his side. Disco Bob should be counting his blessings.
Protect Adam Ruzek At All Costs
My heart hurt for Adam this episode. Not only did his dad go missing, but he found out that his dad sold him out to spare his own life, and then he found out that Kim, the love of his life and the person he thought knew him better than anyone, didn’t know him as well as he thought she did. He lost his father and the love of his life in the same moment. His relationship with both of them will probably never be the same. I just know that as composed as Adam was on the outside for the majority of this episode, he was falling apart equally as hard, if not harder, on the inside.
Protect Adam Ruzek at all costs. Legit, please stop hurting him. He’s been through so much between Kim and the miscarriage, the stuff with Kevin, and now this stuff with his dad, and Kim again with her not trusting him. When Adam said “WHERE’S MY DAD?!” I instantly got flashbacks to him saying “where’s my partner” in 5×12. Can we please stop messing with the people Adam loves and cares about? Please?
My heart hurts, guys. I hurt when Adam hurts, and Kim really hurt him this time. I get it, I do, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. He’s broken and he feels betrayed. Not just by Kim, but I think her betrayal hurt more. She was supposed to know him, really know him, down to his core, and she just doesn’t. Part of me thinks that when Adam slammed the door on Kim, he was also slamming the door on their relationship.
I’ve gotta say, I don’t know what the future looks like for Burzek. I’d like to think they can move past this, but Adam literally feels like she doesn’t know him. The women he loved, that he thought knew him better than anyone else and knew his heart, doesn’t know him as well as he thought she did. That’s not exactly an easy thing to get over. She didn’t trust him, she thought he was capable of doing something as horrible as shooting a man in the back, and I’m not sure their relationship, or whatever it is that they have, can survive that.
Stand Out Scene
I know I already mentioned it in the previous section, but that Burzek conversation at the end hurt. Like it really hurt. I’ve never been the biggest Burzek shipper, but I was warming up to them. Hearing what Adam was saying to Kim and seeing how hurt he was saying it, I felt for him. Kim really should have known his heart.
Even though my heart hurts, I’m proud of Adam for standing up for himself. He’s pushing back at the people who are doubting him, and it hurts when those people are Kim and Kevin, but I’m glad he’s doing it. Those two are supposed to be the ones who know him and his heart better than anyone, and lately it doesn’t seem like they do. Adam’s a god cop, and he deserves people who know that. Like really, truly know that.
Adam: I’d have thought you know my heart. You’re supposed to know.
Adam: One of the many reasons that I fell in love with you is that I felt like you believed in me, like you believed in me in a way that nobody in my entire life has, even me.
Disco Bob: Or I’m gone for good son. I’m gone for good.
Voight: You do this to a cop, put a gun to his head, pull him from his home, you’re not doing that to Disco Bob, you’re doing it to the Chicago Police.
Adam: WHERE’S MY DAD?! WHERE’S MY FATHER?!
Adam: If he would ever have to choose between you and me, he’d choose you. It’s the choice I’d make.
Chicago PD airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.
Read Our Season 8 Reviews –
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×01 Review: “Fighting Ghosts”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×02 Review: “White Knuckle”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×03 Review: “Tender Age”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×04 Review: “Unforgiven”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×05 Review: “In Your Care”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×06 Review: “Equal Justice”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×07 Review: “Instinct”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×08 Review: “Protect And Serve”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×09 Review: “Impossible Dream”
- ‘Chicago PD’ 8×10 Review: “The Radical Truth”