Anything can occur within the One Chicago universe — work debacles, love triangles and, in fact, the occasional killing off of a favourite couple. A personality’s destiny retains the actors on their toes, together with Chicago P.D. vets Marina Squerciati and Patrick Flueger.
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The costars, who’ve performed Kim Burgess and Adam Ruzek, respectively, for the reason that NBC present’s debut in 2014, joked that they at all times are fascinated about the likelihood.
“Every episode!” Squerciati completely advised Us Weekly. “You just never know.”
“We always think so. Always,” Flueger chimed in. “Especially when we get toward episode 22, 23. It’s kind of like, ‘Oh, am I dying?’”
With the drama at present in manufacturing on its last season 9 episodes, Squerciati is crossing her fingers that they keep out of hurt’s approach — actually. “We’re on, like, 20 now!” she exclaimed.
Squerciati and Flueger have banked over 180 episodes on the collection, starring alongside Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, LaRoyce Hawkins, Amy Morton and Tracy Spiridakos. While some acquainted faces have since exited the present — Jon Seda, Sophia Bush and Brian Geraghty — Elias Koteas‘ Olinsky was truly killed off on the finish of season 5 when he was stabbed in jail and later died within the hospital.
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“It just evolved from a storytelling perspective,” showrunner Rick Eid advised Us on the time of the choice. “When we talked about everything, [Koteas] was really protective of his character and wanted me to be protective of his character and death and how he went out. He said that Olinsky wasn’t a sentimental character, he didn’t want his death to be overly sentimental in the show. He didn’t think it would be right. I promised him I would do our best to give Olinsky the send-off he deserved. That was something we collaborated with Elias on. He’s a man from the streets, kind of, and his character lived that way and died that way. It felt real, it felt honest. People don’t always die the way you want them to at the time you want them to. You don’t always get these moments of goodbyes. That felt like Alvin Olinsky.”
It’s been an extended street since Olinsky’s goodbye, with a revolving door of newcomers which have since joined the franchise. Even the best way the cast bonds has modified through the years.
“We don’t club as much as we did season 1!” Squerciati advised Us, laughing.
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“I’ll say this,” Flueger added. “I feel like you hear people talk about, like, ‘Oh, we’re a family’ when they talk about their shows and stuff. And I don’t know that that’s always true. But with our specific show, with our crew, our cast, man, these are people that take care of each other, look out for each other. We’ve got a family situation going. … We’re very lucky.”
As for story line predictions if the present ever ultimately got here to an finish?
“If the series finale was tomorrow, I think that they would have like … ” Squerciati stated, earlier than Flueger interjected: “Me, die!”
Chicago P.D. airs on NBC Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
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