Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nutriboom
April 15, 2018 7:15 PM - Season 5, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Official Fox synopsis: "Jake and Charles realize that they’ve been suckered into the cult-like NutriBoom pyramid scheme, and must find a way to sever their contracts."

(Not mentioned in the synopsis: In her first week as sergeant, Amy must learn to deal with her own "Amy", in the form of an eager subordinate. Also guest starring Broken Lizard member/veteran sitcom director Jay Chandrasekhar as himself.)
posted by Strange Interlude (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
This show needs ...










a lot more Amy story lines.
posted by Pendragon at 10:06 AM on April 16 [6 favorites]


Also more Rosa. Much, much more Rosa.
posted by jeather at 2:11 PM on April 16 [9 favorites]


I wish they'd spent a bit more time showing Amy dealing with An Amy rather than having Amy talk about dealing with An Amy; following on The Puzzle Master, it felt like yet another episode that turned an Amy plot into an ensemble plot that was more than half Amy-talking-with-the-cast while Jake & Charles get to have their own side-plot.

'Boom-boom!' as the dark mirror of 'Nine-Nine!': unintentional, I think?
posted by cjelli at 8:53 AM on April 17 [3 favorites]


i'm still continually surprised when this show really goes off the typical sitcom route and throw us something new. so now we have a big "villain" for the season that will lead to the finale with something crazy going on. i'm all for that!

agree in general with more Amy and Rosa stories.
posted by numaner at 12:22 PM on April 18


Yeah I don’t like that Rosa seemed to get lumped in with Hitchcock and Scully now. There’s more to Rosa than just tossed out punchlines!

I did like that the moral of Amy’s story was that “Amys” are actually good, and our Amy is actually good. On a network sitcom a sweet wholesome takeaway like that isn’t guaranteed. They more prefer to pick on “nerds” as inscrutable trouble makers. Also I like that on her way out of the nest, Amy finally got that validation from Holt that she’s been needing this whole time. Because it’s not out there in the world if you’re an Amy. (I am also “an Amy”).

Also I like that they made Amy a patrol Sargent and I hope that this opens up the plot lines more. I feel like Jake spends all his time running after whoever he personally feels like taking down; it would be nice if the show grounded itself a little more.
posted by bleep at 3:09 PM on April 18 [7 favorites]


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