Only 2 episodes until the BIG and WONDERFUL FINALE that’s definitely going to make me cry and weep for ages.
And yet, Fox hasn’t announced Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s renewal. Even thinking about doubting the merits of the show’s renewal makes me livid.
Anyway, this episodes is centred about an active shooter situation in which Rosa is involved and the entire squad is extremely worried about her. As they should!
3 OUT OF 3
The show started off perfectly normally: Jake and Charles go off to a meeting led by a supposedly cool guy but it turns out, he got in an accident and another officer is replacing him. That officer? An old buddy from the Academy who Jake accidentally injured, screwing up his depth perception.
And who plays him? None other than 1/3 of The Lonely Island, Akiva Schaffer!
CHARLES’ SPEED RACER COSTUME
SHOW ME GOING
The writers did an amazing job. It was a difficult episode: they had to talk about being a policeman, giving up your own life to save that of other people, how dangerous it is and on top of that, they had to make it funny. Because this is a comedy.
We don’t see anything related to the crime, we only get the squad’s perception and their feelings. They are scared, anxious and terrified that something bad might happen to their friend.
JAKE AND HOLT
It’s in episodes like this one that we see the great character development Jake has gone through. He still fights against Holt’s order to remain in the precinct, but he does it because he cares about Rosa and he truly wants to help her.
Had this happened in season 1, Jake would have thrown himself in the middle of the action, regardless of the consequences, and just to be the hero who saves the day.
Instead, Holt’s words get to him. He is not particularly capable of dealing with emotions and he asks Jake for help. He knows there is nothing he can do. Something useful would be checking in with the others, seeing if everything is okay with them.
Jake then realises that he is getting married, he won’t be alone anymore and if something happened to him because of some dumb shit he did himself, he would hurt others. (Specifically Amy, but let’s not forget Charles.).
Another great great great episode with a fantastic message.
Moreover, the “conversation about feelings” happens between three male members of the squad. I thought it was fantastic that they showed that man can talk freely about their feelings and insecurities.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
Speaking of things I love…
Sure, Amy and Jake’s “I love you” moment was adorable and perfect and cute but… CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIPS?!?
I said it in the last review, but Brooklyn 99 is the best at this. People being supportive and not stabbing each other in the back is what everybody should broadcast.
Gina and Amy working super hard to fix the toilet that Rosa had asked to be fixed, Jake thinking about Rosa every single moment of the day, worrying about his friend and her safety, trying to compartmentalized his feelings and miserably failing.
It was perfect.
GINA LINETTI IS DA KWEEN
“Dear Beyoncé, Solange, Rihanna, someone cool that’s white, Cardi B—please bless this flush. A-woman.”
HITCHCOCK AND SCULLY “Penis Punch 69”
HOW ARE THEY SO PURE!?
Only two episodes left!!!
Still no confirmation of a renewal from FOX, but please keep tweeting at them. I heard people both of Twitter and on Tumbr saying that by this Friday we’ll have the news.
I’m terrified. So. Fucking. Scared.
Please, tweet at “@FOXTV” and use the hashtags “#RenewB99”, “RenewBrooklyn99” and “RenewBrooklynNineNine”. We all need a 6th season and if enough people politely demand it, it is more likely to happen.
Anyway, 600 words later, I’m done! There is obviously more to talk about.
Let me know your thoughts either here or on Twitter! I’m always happy to talk about the show!!!