Meanwhile, Boyle panics at the crime scene when he sees blue cabinets, because he thinks he remembers Carlene predicting that the drugs would be found in “something blue” (she didn’t); Boyle assumes if she’s right about the drugs she’ll be right about his chances with Diaz. However, Santiago finds the cocaine hidden in the baseboards behind the yellow clothes hamper and Boyle’s won (for now).
Back at the office, Boyle calls out Carlene’s shyster predictions, but Gina uses her hilarious logic to convince him that Carlene is right. “Blue and yellow combined make green. She also said the letter L and B. And another name for ‘hamper’ is…?” In Boyle’s head, this makes perfect sense. During another encounter, Carlene warns Boyle to never leave his chair or he’d be terribly injured.
Jake hands in his “perfect” report to Captain Holt, but hesitates on arresting Trevor: “Ill end up on the street selling my beautiful body for a can of beans.” Holt thinks Jake should make the arrest, but Jake decides to ask his colleagues for advice. Later, Deputy Commissioner Podolski shows up at the station to pick up Trevor, who claims to have done nothing. When Jake tries to argue his case respectfully (the kid got caught red-handed and did thousands of dollars of property damage), the deputy orders him to “let it slide” and throws away his report.
Later, Diaz punches Boyle in the arm while he’s wheeling into the kitchen. “There. Now you’re hurt in this chair. You can get hurt anywhere…you make your own destiny.” At morning briefing, Boyle decides that Diaz is into him since she convinced him that Carlene the shyster psychic was wrong.
Captain Holt uses reverse psychology on Jake to convince him to arrest Trevor, and goes with him as backup after convincing him to arrest Trevor. When the Deputy Commissioner threatens Holt and Jake, Captain Holt stares down his threats down and says, “I do my job, and I do it right.” Jake’s learning his lession slowly (very slowly) but surely.
So I’ll definitely be watching and enjoying Brooklyn Nine-Nine (and not just for recaps). Even in just the second episode, the writers are doing well with balancing humor with character development, and with keeping those two details consistent in story lines.