Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 2 Episode 19 Review: “Sabotage”

(Beware, spoilers below!)

Jake’s having a ridiculously bad week and he believes that he’s being sent up by a previous perp. While Jake is temporarily suspended Boyle is paired with Hitchcock and Scully. Neither Terry or the Captain forgot to see Gina’s concert and whilst Terry managed to bluff that he managed went the Captain blows his cover. When Gina finds out the two didn’t go she shreds her spandex in rejection.

Jake gets annoyed when he feels that Gina and Amy aren’t working hard enough on his case, but he soon finds out that Hoytsman is the one behind his demise. Scully and Hitchcock manage to solve the case which startles Boyle. When he wants to tell people about them doing their jobs they tell him not to say anything because they like their comfy cushy jobs. The Captain makes up for upsetting Gina hiring Dancy Regan to perform. Meanwhile in the ice cream Jake attempts to escape but fails – when he’s worried that he’ll be killed Rosa and Amy finally show up and save him.

It was another Jake-centric episode of development, which at least made up for the fact that everything else about his plot was a little flat. It was clear that his abductor was never going to win but even Jake’s sad mention of his dad doesn’t have has as much gravitas as it should because it follows the fact Jake would have obviously got out of the scrape in the end anyway. Funnily enough it was great to see Hitchcock and Scully get some development for a change. The usually ineffective detectives are mainly question marks on the force as to why they’re even still around, but it’s clear that the’ve had their time being the Jakes and Boyles of the force and just want to be able to relax and enjoy themselves. However, it’s clear Nine-Nine could have gone a little further with the episode, even if Terry speaking about bunnies and getting his daughter to eat lettuce was one of the funniest things he’s said all season.

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