Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Bad Beat
November 9, 2017 3:59 PM - Season 5, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Official FOX synopsis: To track down the infamous arms dealer Dan “Daniel” Valdano (guest star David Figlioli), Jake and Terry go undercover at an illegal gambling club, but when Holt gets involved to coach the two in the art of poker, his addiction resurfaces. Meanwhile, Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders without telling his investor, Amy, and Hitchcock and Scully challenge Rosa to a “Butt-lympics”.
posted by Strange Interlude (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
boyle plots remain frustrating for me to watch but i really enjoyed seeing the team interacting in groups outside the standard norm for the show.
posted by poffin boffin at 4:29 PM on November 9, 2017 [2 favorites]

Eh...not my favorite episode but Holt's tell and general savage gambling demeanor, and the Best Man proposal, cracked me up.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:25 PM on November 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

I could tell they were trying out a couple of new team-up dynamics for the show with the Amy/Charles and Rosa/HitchScull subplots, and neither one felt particularly in-character for the players involved. In some ways, they felt like Season 1 storylines with Season 5 characters, which was weird.

I'm not sure I even thought the A-plot for Holt really fit what we knew about him from the past 4 years either. Considering that one of the show's yearly traditions (Halloween Heists) is essentially a bet between Jake and Holt, and that there's been at a handful of other wager-related subplots that have also come and gone, I feel like if gambling addiction were actually a part of Holt's makeup, we would have seen it before now.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:32 AM on November 10, 2017 [2 favorites]

Good point, though the Halloween shows show that Holt is competitive, and gambling seems like a competitive/adrenaline-rush sort of activity as well.

Where I thought things were out of the blue was, wait, Charles and Amy are buying a food truck?
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:45 AM on November 10, 2017 [2 favorites]

it actually kind of felt like watching a canon-compliant yuletide fanfic.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:48 PM on November 10, 2017 [4 favorites]

You know what I'd like, I'd like an episode of this show with Rosa and Amy and NOT JAKE getting the a-plot for once. I'm finding they've really lost their way with those two, who are getting short shrift.
posted by jeather at 7:49 PM on November 10, 2017 [3 favorites]

I've sat in my office chair for 8+ hrs once with maybe a few times getting up to go to the bathroom and heating up lunch, around 5+ minutes total.

32 hours sounds like a great challenge.
posted by numaner at 2:00 PM on November 15, 2017

I just want to be greeted every day by Holt's dramatic recitation of the phrase
posted by D.Billy at 7:34 PM on November 17, 2017 [2 favorites]

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