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Chicago PD Season 4 Spoilers: Is Ruzek Demoted For Good

Things are looking complicated for Officer Adam Ruzek in Chicago PD. It seems like Ruzek is back from his undercover assignment only to find out his spot in the team which is filled by Kenny Rixton. Will he ever get his position back? Let’s break down all the details we know so far.

Ruzek Back On Chicago PD

In the clip released by Chicago PD on NBC’s site, Ruzek (played by Patrick John Flueger) is seen coming back from his assignment and approaching Sergeant Henry “Hank” Voight (played Jason Beghe) about being replaced. But according to Voight, he has no plans to put Ruzek back in the team and bumping off Rixton for now.

Voight’s explanation? Ruzek apparently left them with a lot of people asking questions that the sergeant couldn’t answer. “You left me one man short,” Voight said.

Ruzek is on patrol duty for now. He doesn’t seem all too thrilled about being demoted. He did tell Voight he wanted to stay but Voight only replied that he’ll keep that in mind if something opens up. The sergeant seems a little harsh for treating Ruzek that way, don’t you think? Maybe we’ll find out why on future episodes.

Previously On The Show

Back in episode 10 “Don’t Read The News”, we learned that Ruzek left an undercover assignment from Voight. Voight added that he doesn’t know what Ruzek’s case is nor does he know for how long. The sergeant then introduced Rixton (played by Nick Wechsler) to the team.

Rixton doesn’t seem to be on the team’s good side. He even went behind Voight’s back in episode 12 “Sanctuary”. The team also learned recently that Rixton’s previous unit is slammed with Indictment charges which they believe that Rixton had something to do with it.

Early on, Voight believed in Rixton’s potential. But that doesn’t seem to be the case now as there seems to be all this mystery behind him. Now that Ruzek has returned, we might be able to see the team getting back together and uncover why Rixton is with them in the first place.

We’re not sure whether Ruzek being demoted is permanent or not. We’ll just have to continue to watch the show to find out.

The next episode of Chicago PD “Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will” airs 10/9c on Wednesday, Feb. 22 on NBC. To watch the previous episodes, just head to NBC’s official website to stream.

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