After eight beautiful seasons, all good things have to come to an end, an end that could have been much sooner had people not been as passionate as they were. So it is in that vein that today we are a little happy/sad, happy for all the fun we’ve had and sad because there is no more to come. Today, we will look at first the finale double-part episode, The Last Day, and then take some time to look at the season as a whole.
So to set the scene, we open in on Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) and Raymond’s (Andre Braugher) last day in the 99, but as the gang wake, they don’t find their loved ones there but instead a waiting Jake (Andy Samberg). Because today is the day of the Final Heist, to crown The Grand Champion of the 99. It is time for hijinks to ensue as everyone picks their teams. However, one betrayal has already happened because Amy and Jake are working together. For you see, it is also Jake’s final day in the 99 and the NYPD. Because we will be looking at the season as a whole, there will be [SPOILERS] ahead for the whole season, so if you have not watched, please be aware before continuing.
TL;DR – A lighter follow up episode that has its moments
Disclosure – I watched this on SBS On-Demand
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Review –
In last week’s The Good Ones, we got a taste of the tone the show will be setting in its final season as we explore what it means to be police in this new era. This week we get a slight course shift back to the comedic as everyone comes together to help one of their own.
So to set the scene, last week Amy (Melissa Fumero) discovered that Raymond (Andre Braugher) and Kevin (Marc Evan Jackson) have separated, and while that was meant to be a secret, now everyone knows. The whole group decided to help Raymond out by going up to his “lake” house and supporting him in this trying time. But Jake (Andy Samberg) has other plans/schemes/stratagems. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – A fun episode with a returning great guest star but a lacklustre b-plot
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Like most half-an-hour comedy shows Brooklyn Nine-Nine usually has an A and a B plot that different character appears in and maybe come together in the end. However, sometimes one of the plot points just works so much better than the other that it can’t help but overshine it. Well, this might be the problem we have today.
So to set the scene, Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) decided last week that they were not going to hold off having a baby and that they would start trying right away. Well, things are progressing but everything gets turned on its head when Pimemento (Jason Mantzoukas) burst into the precinct stating that someone is trying to kill him, but then he can’t remember more than 24 hours ago and that 24 hours is from 5 months in the past. Now we will be looking at the episode as a whole so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – An episode that looks to both the past and the future at the same time.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Well if there is one thing better than having a new episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, well it is having two new episodes back-to-back and today that is just what we get. We’ve already looked at Manhunter, so now let take some time to explore Captain Kim, both the character Captain Kim (Nicole Bilderback) but also the episode.
So, to set the scene, with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) no longer a captain after his year-long demotion, the Nine-Nine needs a new captain and no one is really happy about that. Well, that’s not a problem, sure the captain is probably a spy planted there to make their lives a misery, but then they have dealt with this before … well, maybe not quite this before. Now we will be looking at the episode as a whole so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – A fun episode that
lets us have some great character moments and shift the dynamics of the cast a
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
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
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.
TL;DR – Honeymoon brings everyone back together, hits all the right beats,
and propels the show forward, so a great opening episode of a season.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
I have been around long enough that the list of shows that I love that got cancelled
without closure is a decently long list. When it happens you always hear of
trying to get it picked up by another network, but this barely ever happens. So
when Brooklyn Nine-Nine got cancelled,
I lamented the stupid decision, but I knew it was unlikely to change, and if
there was ever a time I was happy to be wrong this is it. Well, now we are back and even more extraordinary
we have a full season pick up, so let’s dive into
the first episode of the season Honeymoon.
TL;DR – Safe House shows that five seasons in Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting better and better, blending humour and emotion into an amazing episode.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Now, I have to say that Brooklyn Nine-Nine might be one of the best gems out there on TV at the moment, and one of the few shows that I actively seek out these days. It is created by Dan Goor & Michael Schur who have been the creative minds behind The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and more. So right from the start, you have an amazing creative team that extends out to all the writing staff. As well as this, you have an amazing and diverse cast that is committed to working together as a team. They all have an amazing rapport with each other, which feels effortless. It is from this platform that they keep getting better each season.