TL;DR – A fun family story but they may have picked the wrong story to focus on
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
One of the things that can help cement a long-running TV show is those recurring themes and events that you can keep going back to, like How I Met Your Mother’s slap or Deep Space Nine’s O’Brien-must-suffer time. However, as times goes on it can be hard to balance the return of an episode with the necessary escalation you need to pull it off. Well, today we have a similar time because it is a holiday so let’s begin the heist.
So to set the scene, we open in as two patrol officers are coming up the elevator, with everything being fine bar when they open the doors and the room is full of fighting rabbits in impeccable suits and glasses. Before you go have time to wonder what is going on we hear “Is this still going on” and cut back 6 months to Halloween because it is heist time and this time to stop betrayals, everyone is getting cuffed to their partners. Now we will be looking at the episode as a whole so you better believe that there will be [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – Brooklyn Nine-Nine delves into the Me Too era in an episode that shows that B99’s consistent strength in drama still shines.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Over the last few years, we have seen an outpouring
of discussion from a number of industries
about the toxic workplaces that exist, especially for women. We have seen big-name Hollywood producers, politicians,
comedians, and members of finance be called to account for their behaviour, and
the Me Too movements has spread across
the world and into every industry. This is such an important issue that when you
first hear that a comedy show is going to
tackle the issue you take pause because this is not an issue that you should be
making light of. However, when you hear that show is Brooklyn Nine-Nine you give it a pass because B99 has shown in the past it is able and willing to tackle important
issues like this.
So to set the scene, in the morning briefing the team find out that there has
been an investment banker admitted to hospital with a broken penis, which leads
to an array of amusing wonderings as to which drug-fuelled
shenanigans lead to such an injury. Only for them to then find out that it was alleged
that he tried to attack a colleague only for her to protect herself from assault
with his golf club. Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Jake (Andy Samberg) are put on the
case and so they interview both sides. Seth (Jonathan Chase) has no idea why
she would do such a thing, maybe she’s just crazy. Well Kari (Briga Heelan) has
a very good idea why it happened, but there is no evidence creating a ‘he said,
she said’ situation. Meanwhile, Captain
Holt (Andre Braugher) gets the news he has been dreading the Disco Stranger (Richard
Finkelstein), his first big collar, has died and now he has to evaluate what that means for his life. Now from
here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – Today is a goodbye,
but then it also was the perfect goodbye to have
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
The last-minute renewal of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was both a joy, but it was also tinged with a little bit of sadness. This is that even though B99 got a half and then a full season pick up, it was also announced that Chelsea Peretti would be leaving the show. Well, that time has come, but with all things Gina, it was a joy to watch.
So to set the scene, at the end of The Tattler Jake (Andy Samberg) had a heart to heart with Gina (Chelsea Peretti) about where she saw her future, and was she being held back at the 99? Well at the start of Four Movements we get to hear her answer as she announces to the whole team that she is leaving the 99 and then she hands in her two-week notice with a four-part interpretive dance movement. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.