Episode two of Brooklyn Nine-Nine does another funny job in taking the odd couple cop partner trope and creating a fresh and humorous cast chemistry. The theme of this episode (and, I’m guessing everyone hereafter)? Convincing Jake to get his act together.
The episode opens with Captain Holt calling out Jake for his disorganization, holding up two pictures: “One is your locker, the other is a garbage dump in the Phillippines. Can you tell which is which?” (Trick question: they’re both of his locker). He’ll face some repercussions later.
Santiago, Diaz, and Boyle are assigned to a cocaine bust on Jay Street, while Jake is in charge of a minor vandalism case in which someone’s defacing squad cars with penises. Sergeant Jeffords offers his minivan as an undercover car (“SUVs roll!”); to Jake’s disappointment, Captain Holt decides to accompany him on the stakeout as a baby-sitter. (more…)