Burgess (Marina Squerciati) looks like she will not be missing former partner Roman (Brian Geraghty) in the upcoming season of "Chicago P.D."
Recently, it has been announced that "Quantico" alum Li Jun Li has been tapped to play the role of Julie Tay, Burgess' new associate. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is set to appear in three episodes, with the option to become a series regular. Julie and Burgess will now work together as a team. Voight (Jason Beghe) assigned the pairing after Roman left the force last season. He asked Burgess to run away with him to San Diego and leave everything behind. She turned down his offer and he left broken-hearted.
Last installment was troublesome for Burgess. She broke things off with Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) when she realized he did not want to get married. Soon after, she became attracted to Roman and they started dating. When he was shot while on patrol with her, the higher-ups questioned whether their relationship was detrimental to their jobs. Voight told Roman he would have a new partner, but he said no. When Burgess rejected his offer to come and live with him in a different city, he decided to quit his job.
The series is currently in production. A behind-the-scenes photo of Burgess and the newcomer has been posted on the show's Facebook page. In the still, both women were smiling brightly at the camera and goofing around. It remains unclear though how Burgess and Julie's dynamics will be. Fans have been leaving comments that it is unrealistic to have work partners who are both women. They said they already miss seeing Roman on screen and wished he never left. The show, however, seems confident that the pairing will work out fine.
"The girl power is strong with these two. Get excited to meet Burgess's new partner on September 21 when Chicago PD Season 4 premieres!" the caption on the photo reads.
"Chicago P.D." season 4 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.