January 5, 2015 by Rebecca VanAcker
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s second season resumed last night with a quite enjoyable outing. The premise: Jake, Amy, Boyle, and Co. are headed to Boyle’s beach house for their annual “Detectives Only Getaway”, the main draw for them being that, it is in fact, detectives only. However, this changes when the Captain tells Jake that as a black, gay detective he was never invited to “josh around” with his fellow detectives. Feeling bad, Jake invites him along, leading to a boring weekend, then a half boring/half fun weekend, and then just a fun one, when Jake encourages the Captain to let loose a bit.
I enjoyed this episode overall. The relationship between Jake and Holt is quite often the focus on this show, but somehow I never get tired of it. It was nice to see the Captain included (if only for that shot of everyone in a jet-less hot tub), especially when he finally relaxed a bit at the end. The inclusion of x-drink Amy was fun, and reminded me how great Melissa Fumero is at physical comedy. I also really like the kind of begrudgingly budding friendship (on Gina’s part anyway), that Gina and Amy have. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on paper, but sometimes those are the relationships that are the most fun. I also enjoyed the storyline with Rosa seeking Boyle’s help in texting Marcus. For one, it’s nice to see Rosa in a relationship, and it was clear from her scene before they left that she genuinely likes the guy. I also liked that Boyle was the one who helped her with the texts. So much of their relationship is Rosa teasing him, so it was great that she actually sought out his help and recognized that he had something to contribute. These big group episodes (that are really B99’s bread and butter) don’t always advance the plot forward, so it was nice to see all of the different relationships that actually deepened in this episode.
That’s all for this week! What are your thoughts on this episode? Let me know in the comment section!