Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Honeymoon
January 11, 2019 5:45 AM - Season 6, Episode 1 - Subscribe

The Nine-Nine is back, now on Thursdays on NBC! (Spoiler inside!)

Picking up from last year's cliffhanger: While on their honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Jake and Amy unexpectedly run into a despondent Captain Holt. Can they cheer him up and save their honeymoon? Meanwhile back at the Nine-Nine, Terry struggles with leading the precinct in Holt's absence, and Charles tries to pry some confidential info out of Gina.
posted by Strange Interlude (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
This was fun, if scattered, and a good way to get everyone back into the swing of things.
posted by Etrigan at 6:17 AM on January 11 [3 favorites]


Jerk Jerms! 📻
posted by Monochrome at 8:14 AM on January 11 [3 favorites]


I was a little bit worried that there would be some noticeable under-the-hood changes to the B99 formula with the jump to a new network, but so far so good. This one felt maybe just a little bit busy with the two B-plots covering a lot of the same office security-hygiene humor territory, but the A-plot was gold. Holt wearing terrible Spring Break t-shirts is my new fashion aesthetic.

I was surprised by the lack of "re-piloting" in this episode, in that they basically just continued from last season as though they'd been on NBC the whole time. I guess in the day and age of Hulu, it's semi trivial for new viewers to catch up, but I had assumed there would be a little bit more of a reboot, and less focused on stuff like the weird Boyle/Linetti family issues. I guess it shows that NBC and the producers have a lot of confidence in both existing fans following the show and newer viewers picking it up. Apparently last night's premiere had its best ratings in two years, so I feel like the show is off to a good start!
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:45 AM on January 11 [6 favorites]


This was amazing! I didn't realize that yesterday was the day it came back, so seeing it popup on my tv was a huge, awesome, surprise.
posted by Carillon at 9:21 AM on January 11


I was surprised by the lack of "re-piloting" in this episode, in that they basically just continued from last season as though they'd been on NBC the whole time.

I cracked up at the fact that the didn't even spruce up the opening credit sequence. Like, if ever there was a season to swap in some new establishing shots, S6 on a whole new network would seem to be the time, but, nope, there they are, same shots as every previous year.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:35 PM on January 11 [9 favorites]


I knew that they moved to NBC but since I follow on Hulu I forgot about that fact the entire time. It wasn't any different.

Having just been to a vacation resort, I found their ABC very relatable, even though I was drinking out of actual coconuts and not coconut-like cups. I want to go back already.

The Holly and Dewey outfits were hilarious and so great.
posted by numaner at 12:57 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


It seemed to me like Chelsea Peretti was a little off when she came back partway through last season. But I feel like Gina is finally back at full strength here, and the show needs her!
posted by rikschell at 5:16 AM on January 12


Yay! So glad it's back!

My disappointment to not finding out how Holt would answer the question "What is God?" is second only to never actually getting to hear his thoughts on Beyonce's Lemonade.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 6:40 AM on January 12 [7 favorites]


Almost all my laughs in this episode came from that cold open, and...yep, episode still worth it. I'm glad the John Kelly gag came back after last year. It occurs to me (especially with the sweetly vicious portrayal of The Good Place's good people fresh in my mind) that "going to war" with your backwards-thinking government boss means that this season might be more overtly political than past seasons. I'm eager to see how the show handles it!
posted by grandiloquiet at 7:19 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


My only complaint is that I’d think Amy would be in tune with the organizational world to know that Dewey was a sexist dick, and not find that sexy, but hey that’s me nitpicking *points at username.*

Oh the shirts. What even was that pineapple?
posted by librarianamy at 4:35 PM on January 12 [6 favorites]


"What is God?"




...baby don't hurt me
posted by pykrete jungle at 7:22 PM on January 12 [7 favorites]


I think Holt was so despondent because he was so far away from Cheddar. Also where was Kevin?

(Of course, with Kevin you cannot do all the great Holt-as-third-wheel jokes...)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:32 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]




Someone should rank Holt's tee shirts. Has anyone thought of doing that?
posted by paper chromatographologist at 10:23 AM on January 13 [14 favorites]


Two of those links are identical content, so one of the sites is simply an aggregator/trawler. As for the others, here's a summary of their findings. (For some reason the "Fan-sided" list is in a totally scrambled order, but I'm going by the numbers rather than the sequence.)

5. All three lists agree the 5th-best (i.e worst) shirt was 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, FLOOR. One list notes that it fits symbolically, because that's when he declares his intention to quit.

4. No consensus; one said it was DTF: Down To Fiesta, another chose the wordless muscle tee (noting that we don't get to see him standing up in it), another the What's Up Beaches (that was my personal #1, because "Beaches" substitutes "Bitches", for humor reasons).

3. Almost a rearrangement of 4th place, with one vote for What's Up Beaches and another for the muscle shirt (or in its words, "bodybuilder" shirt) -- but a surprise choice from the third list for Pineapple Slut this far down. The source knew such a choice would be controversial and said "Not a typo" in its explanation.

2. Down to Fiesta, What's Up Beaches, Pineapple Slut.

1. The three left for first place provide no consensus either. The muscle shirt (in context, probably my favorite after Beaches because it needed no commentary), DTF, and Obviously the Pineapple "Slut" Shirt.
posted by InTheYear2017 at 10:51 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


It occurs to me (especially with the sweetly vicious portrayal of The Good Place's good people fresh in my mind) that "going to war" with your backwards-thinking government boss means that this season might be more overtly political than past seasons. I'm eager to see how the show handles it!

As a New Yorker, I sometimes have to watch this show with the mindset that it takes place in an alternate universe, where the NYPD is the most lovable police department on Earth. Corruption has come up a few times, but it's always been foiled by Our Heroes pretty quickly. I'm really excited to see them address that tension between the 99 and the actual NYPD head-on.
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:08 PM on January 13 [5 favorites]


I was a little bit worried that there would be some noticeable under-the-hood changes

I did feel like the "This B needs a C in her A" and "We're allowed to say 'labia' again?" jokes were direct remarks on the new editorial standards they are writing under, but maybe that's just me.
posted by solotoro at 10:49 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Holt lying down on the floor when they were getting their massages made me guffaw. Andre Braugher is comedy gold as Holt.
posted by Julnyes at 12:11 PM on January 14 [4 favorites]


I thought it was a weak episode,which is forgivable, given the situation. I don’t particularly like wacky Holt.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 12:54 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


It occurs to me (especially with the sweetly vicious portrayal of The Good Place's good people fresh in my mind) that "going to war" with your backwards-thinking government boss means that this season might be more overtly political than past seasons.

Tune in to NBC on Thursday night for "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" followed by "policing is a corrupt institution".
posted by tobascodagama at 4:22 PM on January 20 [6 favorites]


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