People rush to help Olinsky in prison. Voight gives Denny shit about locking him up. Voight says Olinsky dedicated his life to the city and Denny says that he dedicated his life to Voight. Voight is willing to talk but nothing will be recorded until he’s got a deal. They bring in an attorney to make the deal legit. All charges against Olinsky will be dropped. Before Voight starts talking though he finds out something happened and goes running.
He sees Olinsky as they rush him into surgery. He waits just outside the door for hours until someone finally comes out that he can ask. Olinsky didn’t make it. Voight goes down to the waiting room and tells the rest of the unit. He gives them a moment and then tells them that the way to get justice will be to catch the guy who did it. On his way out, Voight runs into his judge friend. He blames the judge for the murder. He’s the one that put Olinsky there.
Voight goes to see the warden. He tells him that he is running the show and sets the unit up in the jail. Voight talks to the guard that had been walking Olinsky to his cell. He brings up with scuffle Olinsky had a few days prior so Voight and Atwater talk to that guy. He plays dumb at first. Then he tells them the race of the guy who did it. That’s all he knows. Ruzek has the security footage. He runs it. The see that the guard let it happen. He was in on it.
They bring him in and he admits he got paid to look the other way and rats who did it. They bring him in and Voight beats the crap out of him. Antonio is not happy. The unit regroups at the district. It feels like a contract hit so they are going to try that angle. Voight also tasks Burgess with cleaning out Olinsky’s desk. Denny and the judge talk it out. They don’t know what their next move is since all they have is circumstantial.
The judge mentions a potential witness and Denny pushes him until he gets the lady’s contact info. He meets with her and the details are fuzzy. Then she admits that she knew the information was valuable. She wants $20K or she won’t help. Upton comes up with a lead on who wired the money for the guard and they chase it. Ruzek and Voight get the guy and again Voight roughs him up. Then he talks and they bring the information back to the district.
Turns out Olinsky was on loan to DEA years back. He tried to bust a guy named Carlos and got his brother instead. While the feds tried to flip the brother he ended up dying in jail. Olinsky’s death was payback. The unit moves on Carlos. He’s not home but his wife is. She doesn’t back down from Voight so Burgess and Upton handle it. Burgess gets in her face while Upton looks into the wife’s mother. She’s illegal and they threaten to call ICE. She sells out her husband.
Seems he’s at a warehouse with his cousin. They all move in on it and meet some resistance. When they get Carlos, Voight takes him outside. Carlos offers money but Voight isn’t having it. He tells Carlos to put his hands up, and he does, then Voight shoots him. Antonio comes running out and Voight claims he was reaching for a gun. Antonio checks and finds a gun. Then a witness across the way starts yelling that he saw the whole thing.
He says the shooting was in cold blood. The unit is talking about the witness on the news when Antonio comes in. He talks like a lawyer and Ruzek gets in his face about it. Platt comes in and splits them up. HQ wants to talk to Antonio. He goes downtown to do so. Voight is there too, waiting his turn. He goes in and tells his version of the events. Denny meets with the witness again. He’s willing to pay if she tells the story he wants. She agrees.
Denny calls Voight and invites him over. They talk about their history. Voight isn’t willing to hurt the innocent. Denny tells him that he did what he had to do. They talk about Voight getting a deal but first he wants to hear about the witness. It was a setup and Voight takes Denny down for bribing a witness. As the cops take Denny away, Voight walks over to a parked car and thanks the judge for his help. He later drinks on a rooftop alone, punching a wall and howling at the moon.
Poor Olinsky. He was hardly in this season though so I’m not all that surprised. Now they are setting up this whole Antonio versus Voight thing…. again. I hate when they do that. Why can’t the unit be on the same page and fight the bad guys together. I also really expected Erin to turn up. Like I thought she would be in that car at the end or something. I was surprised that she wasn’t.