1) Olinsky’s fake murder charges
There’s nothing more infuriating Denny Woods could do than what he’s done over the last few Chicago PD episodes. After uncovering the body of Jason Bingham, the man who killed Voight’s son, Woods pushed for Alvin Olinsky to be charged with Bingham’s murder—a choice that now has Olinsky’s life hanging in the balance.
Let’s be fair: there is a legitimate, if shaky, case against Olinsky. It’s Olinsky’s DNA that was found with the body, and Olinsky that a witness saw moving the corpse (along with Erin Lindsay). But Chicago PD fans know that it was Voight who actually killed Bingham, and there’s no way that Woods doesn’t at least have a reasonable suspicion about that, too.
If you really want to give Denny Woods the benefit of the doubt, you could say that he’s just seeing the evidence in front of him, and he’s charging Olinsky in hopes of getting to Voight through his best friend. But that would also be underestimating Woods’ utter lack of morals that we’ve seen throughout the season.
With everything he knows about Voight (he used to work with him, remember?) he has to suspect that Voight actually pulled the trigger. His comment to Voight last week, pointedly asking him who did kill Bingham, seems to suggest that he knows Olinsky is not the killer. Which means again, he’s willing to let an innocent man fall for his own ends. And this time, that innocent man could die.
That’s what makes Denny Woods a memorable Chicago PD villain. He thinks he’s on this crusade to stop a corrupt cop and make things right, but he’s just as wrong and he knows it. Two wrongs don’t make a right—so let’s hope that in the Chicago PD season finale, Woods gets justice; not the kind he wants but the kind he so richly deserves.
What’s the most frustrating, infuriating thing you think Denny Woods has done? Tell us in the comments and then tune into the Chicago PD season finale tomorrow to see if he gets busted!
Chicago PD airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.