TV Review – Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Bimbo

TL;DR – A fun episode that lets us have some great character moments and shift the dynamics of the cast a little

Score – 4 out of 5 stars

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Bimbo. Image Credit: NBC.


As we continue along this surprise extra season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, we have had big episodes, we have had funny episodes, we have had dramatic episodes. Well, today what we get is a smaller affair, but it takes a moment to use that contained nature to develop relationships more.

So to set the scene, Jake (Andy Samberg) arrives late to the briefing and gets punished in the cruellest way, okay that is just the cold open. We actually start with Keven (Marc Evan Jackson) leaving Holt’s (Andre Braugher) office and them sharing a public handshake before leaving. However, Kevin is not going straight to work because he needs to have a quiet word with Jake. For you see, a number of important coins had gone missing in the office that he works in, and he can’t go straight to Holt because Holt can become a bit out of place when there is a case where Kevin is involved. So they plan to do the case in secret, and that goes about as well as you can expect. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Bimbo. Image Credit: NBC.
It is always great when Kevin (Marc Evan Jackson) pops by. Image Credit: NBC.

One of the things I really liked about this episode is how it examined characters that we already knew but from a different perspective. In this case, it was with Holt feeling that he was out of his depth when it came to Kevin’s colleagues. Holt has this reputation that he rarely gets flustered, however, he needs to have Kevin’s peers see him in a positive light and not just a ‘hot piece of ass’, indeed the bimbo in the title refers to Holt. This also meant that we got to see Kevin and Jake interact and show how their relationship had developed since the Safehouse incident. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of those shows that can boast in its guests and recurring cast, but more me, I always love when Marc Evan Jackson pops in for an episode, and today is no exception. Indeed, his ending kerfuffle gave me a good belly laugh. I also liked that it was not Holt that cracked the case and that was completely unimportant to Holt because he is a professional.

While this is all going on the rest of the gang are having lunch wars, with Terry (Terry Crews) and Santiago (Melissa Fumero) trying to outdo each other. It was a fun distraction that let Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) have some great moments. But it also was there to reinforce that the squad is still suffering under the commissioner that is still holding a grudge. We’re getting towards the end of the season, so at some point, he is going to rear his ugly head again, which means these little reminders really help. Also, everything in this episode was well produced, with some great direction from Joe Lo Truglio who is continuing the march of actors in the show directing this season.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Bimbo. Image Credit: NBC.
There is this growing sense that there will be a reckoning with the big bad of the season soon. Image Credit: NBC.

In the end, do we recommend The Bimbo? Yes, we do. In some respects this was an episode that felt a bit like the show was going to its roots with the story, however, it also made sure to twist things up a little bit. As the show continues to grow in this sixth and not last season I look forward to more character moments like these.                  

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

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Credits –
All images were created by the cast, crew, and production companies of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Directed by
– Joe Lo Truglio
Written by – Madeline Walter & Paul Welsh
Created by – Dan Goor & Michael Schur  
Production/Distribution Companies – Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal & SBS Viceland.
Starring in Season Five – Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller & Andre Braugher with Marc Evan Jackson, Oliver Muirhead, Bob Stephenson, Drew Tarver, Sarah Claspell, Brandon Raman,

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