In tonight’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Jake learns the meaning of the old adage “Don’t meet your heroes” as he bends over backwards to impress his idol, writer Jimmy Brogan (Stacy Keach). Jake swears by Brogan’s book The Squad, a nonfictional account of New York City cops in the 1970s. Jake views the “Golden Age” through rose-colored glasses, but Captain Holt warns him that he might not find Brogan to live up to his standards. (more…)
Tonight is “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”‘s Halloween episode, and it focuses on the relationship between Jake and Captain Holt–this time in a match of wits. Jake’s not only eager to prove that he’s a great detective, but he also wants to prove that he’s not so predictable to the highly observant Captain Holy.
Jake’s caught a banana trying to rob a bank, and with the parade of petty costumed criminals in the station, Jake declares that he’d make a better criminal than anyone. He somehow convinces Captain Holt to accept his challenge–if Jake fails to steal the medal by midnight, he’ll work the next five weekends without overtime and still complete his regular coursework. If he succeeds, Holt will stay behind on Halloween to complete all his work, and (more importantly to Jake’s ego) announce that Jake is a brilliant detective. (more…)
This week’s “Brooklyn Nine-NIne” revolves around Jake’s murder case of a wealthy Brooklyn man–he’s been working on it for weeks, and the DA’s office is pressuring the precinct to find the murder weapon. Captain Holt asks Jake if he needs resources, but Jake insists on working alone. Once Santiago and Holt convince him that the Captain wants department cooperation, he chooses Doyle as his second (because he won’t steal his thunder).
Jake and Doyle are re-combing the building for clues by questioning the doorman (Andy Richter) and other neighbors when Diaz calls with an important tip: the murder victim’s wounds resemble those of a murder she solved a while back, where the weapon was a corkscrew. (more…)
In the primary storyline of tonight’s episode of “Brooklyn NIne-Nine,” Captain Holt assigns Jake and Diaz to Boyle’s DOA case; Santiago warns Boyle that Jake’s a horrible secondary due to his inability to take orders and give up control. Although Jake wants to prove Santiago wrong, he’s quickly taking lead at the crime scene investigation, deciding that it’s an natural death case while making a string of lazy fat jokes due to the victim’s size.
Doyle easily rolls over, but Diaz takes Jake aside and tells him to lay off from bulldozing Charles on the lead. Jake petulantly takes a backseat until he spots the attractive medical examiner Dr. Rossi (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) and shameless flirts with her (over a dead body). He volunteers to “follow up” with Dr. Rossi over dinner while Doyle is running the investigation, and Boyle thinks Jake’s embracing his status as second banana.
In “The Slump,” Jake hasn’t been able to solve any of his cases in weeks–his pile of open cases is significantly higher than his unsolved case pile, and he’s losing the running competition to Santiago. Although everyone rags on him for being in a slump, Jake is in denial. “I’m in the opposite. I’m in a pmuls [i.e., slump spelled backwards]. I’m pmuls all over this bitch.”
Jake’s in a rush to close his easiest case, a missing grandma, but the old lady he picks up is actually a dementia patient from the nearest senior center. His next plan involves trading an unsolvable murder case with the inept Detective Hitchcock for a seemingly open-shut drug bust, but Jake ends up storming in on a clueless old man obsessed with birds. To add insult to injury, Hitchcock gets a win when the killer returns to the scene of the crime and turns himself in.
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