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'Chicago P.D.' Fans Are Still Not Over Al's Tragic Season 5 Death — With Good Reason


After five seasons, Chicago P.D. fans should have been used to unexpected, gut-wrenching deaths of beloved characters, but the death of Al Olinsky in the Season 5 finale was such a shock that we're still reeling from it, even though it happened over a season ago. 

Portrayed by Elias Koteas, Al was not only an essential member of the Intelligence Unit but extremely important personally to Sergeant Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe. In fact, it's precisely because Hank loves Al so much that the writers decided they had to kill the undercover detective off.

Here's a reminder of what happened to Al on the Chicago PD Season 5 finale.

As upsetting as Al's death was, his fate seems to have been sealed in the middle of Season 5 when Hank avenged his son Justin's death by murdering his killer, Kevin Bingham. 

It was a major crossing of the line for the sergeant, and Al's death while in prison for Hank's crimes is payment for the renegade cop taking the law into his own hands.