Which One Chicago season had the worst villain?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Allegiance" Episode 521 -- Pictured: Mykelti Williamson as Denny Woods -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Allegiance" Episode 521 -- Pictured: Mykelti Williamson as Denny Woods -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “Devil in Disguise” Episode 315 — Pictured: Rachel DiPillo as Sarah Reese — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med: Robert Haywood

BACKSTORY: Robert (Michel Gill) was introduced as the estranged father of Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo), who re-entered her life seemingly to reconcile—but truthfully, that reconciliation was self-motivated because he was ill with a serious heart condition and expecting his daughter to take care of him.

MISDEEDS: The full extent of Robert Haywood’s transgressions is unclear, but if we contain our focus to just what he was responsible for on the show, he’s a master manipulator with a severe case of entitlement. He was actually diagnosed by Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) as having a personality disorder, while manipulating Reese away from Charles and delighting in tearing both of them to shreds. The scene in which he verbally denigrates his daughter after his heart transplant is one of the most shocking and appalling moments in the whole season.

Plus, there’s that completely random plot twist where the show implied that Robert has killed at least one student during his teaching tenure. He’s physically ill, mentally ill and a murderer. That is one heck of a trifecta.

VERDICT: Though Robert Haywood is the least powerful antagonist in One Chicago, having no actual authority over any of the main characters on Chicago Med, he climbs to the top of the list for a few simple reasons. For one, he’s completely self-aware of his own villainy and he actually revels in it, as opposed to the other two who are out for themselves and distracted by their own egos.

For two, he has literally killed someone. Chicago Med didn’t explicitly have him confess or show us a body, but he’s the only character with a direct hand in someone’s death (no matter how much PD wants us to blame Woods for the murder of Alvin Olinsky).

And that’s a whole other degree of evil. Grissom and Woods were largely messing up things for our main characters out of ambition and perceived slights, but Robert’s scope of evil went beyond that and was pure evil just for the sake of evil. Luckily for One Chicago, he appears to be dead, so he shouldn’t be around to menace Reese or anyone else. We hope.

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Which of the three One Chicago villains was the worst to you? Let us know which character you loved to hate the most in the comments, and then don’t miss the new One Chicago season when it begins Sept. 26 on NBC.