Chicago PD season 5 episode 17 review: Could Olinsky sell out Voight?

Chicago PD season 5 episode 17

There were a couple of different selling points at the heart of Chicago PD season 5 episode 17, with one of the most exciting ones being a car chase that happened right in the middle of a snowy Chicago winter.

For the sake of this review, though, we want to focus first on the long-term story of Denny Woods and his attempts to take down Hank Voight. Tonight, he went at someone especially close to him in Olinsky, whose DNA was found in the form of his hair on the body of Justin’s killer. This was enough to make him at least consider the idea of turning on his longtime colleague, given that he is so close to his pension and being able to live out the rest of his life in relative peace. It was a tantalizing offer for Olinsky and while he at first refused it, as time went on he started to ponder more about what he really wanted.

Eventually, Olinsky’s decision did get factored in somewhat to the main case of the week, as Intelligence was forced to look into the corruption that existed in a neighborhood run by a late Alderman. Who killed him, and why? This was a typical case at first that eventually morphed into becoming one about suspected gang and drug activity.

As the case continued to unravel, that’s when some of the chases begna. The car chase itself was especially exciting, as was the one that almost happened with the escape near the end. Eventually, the guilty parties were brought in and, because of a classic game of smart police interrogation, they were able to get their suspects to turn on each other. Ultimately, Voight and Olinsky actually used a suspect’s sickle-cell diagnosis in order to ensure that they get the information that they needed.

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What did Olinsky decide?

He didn’t decide tonight — yet, by the end of the episode he ended up starting to become a little more conflicted as to what he wanted to do. “Breaking Point” was the name of this episode, and that proved interesting both for the case and also what would potentially cause Olinsky to flip on Voight. He pointed out to Hank that his own breaking point was Lindsay (hey, she was mentioned!), and for him, it could be something different altogether.

CarterMatt Verdict

This was a very good episode, and also a heck of an intense one given the cliffhanger that we’ve got at the moment with Voight and Olinsky. Hopefully, next week will allow us a chance to see Al make an official decision as to what he will do.

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