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What Character Does Molly Burnett Play On Chicago P.D.?

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While Molly Burnett gives a memorable performance as Raquel Landry in “Chicago P.D.,” the part itself creates a bit of an odd discrepancy with her role in the “Law & Order” franchise. As veteran fans are likely aware, these two juggernauts of the procedural genre actually take place in the same continuity. “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Units” have even crossed over on several occasions. Despite the shared universe, the character that Burnett plays in the “One Chicago” saga is completely unrelated to her “Law & Order” persona.

In “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” Burnett portrays Grace Muncy, a young detective who joins the SVU team for a stint as the partner of Joe Velasco (Octavio Pisano). In terms of character composition and personality, Grace and Raquel couldn’t be more different from one another. Nonetheless, the shared canon between “One Chicago” and “Law & Order” means that the pair are essentially doppelgängers of one another, apart from having different hair colors.

Of course, Molly Burnett is far from the first or the only actor to find herself in this situation. Some major actors have played multiple, unconnected characters across the various “One Chicago” shows. One particularly egregious example sees a certain actor playing two characters on “Chicago P.D.” alone, but the series’ millions of fans never seem to mind.

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