Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Cinco de Mayo
May 10, 2019 9:03 PM - Season 6, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Its the Halloween Cinco de Mayo Heist! In order to distract Terry from the stress of his upcoming lieutenant's exam, Jake, Holt and the squad decide to hold the annual Halloween Heist on a new date, Cinco de Mayo.

Cold open: Terry hates tests! Terry is stressed about the Lieutenant's exam.

Jake: “Welcome, one and all, to the first-ever Cinco de Mayo Halloween Heist 6. We’re still working on the title.”
Boyle: “No need. I love it.”
Jake: “Thank you, Charles.”

AV Club writeup
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sarge knows what's up with Birdo.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:02 PM on May 11, 2019 [5 favorites]

I have to give this episode a lot of credit, I was (emotionally) with Terry when he was saying he hated the heist and I was also emotionally with Terry when he won!

Always nice to see Kevin. And I am relieved Bill is not dead!

Plus the feel-good ending that Terry is already a lieutenant.

Amy had one of my favorite lines (last sentence here):
Amy: “And I would love to defend my crown after I destroyed you all last year.”
Jake: “Well, I mean—the proposal was all part of my plan.”
Amy: “All I remember is you bowing to me on your knees.”
Jake: “Yeah, I was asking you to marry me.”
Amy: “Well you looked like a fool.”
posted by Emmy Rae at 4:38 PM on May 11, 2019 [4 favorites]

I was complaining that last week's episode totally lost the show's zip - but it came back in force fo this one! Awesome heist episode!
posted by tzikeh at 6:01 PM on May 11, 2019

Also bringing Kevin into the heist is objectively the best thing
posted by tzikeh at 6:02 PM on May 11, 2019 [7 favorites]

JAKE: "They were actors! Oh thank god. I felt so bad about poking that guys wound to prove it was fake."
ROSA: "You should still feel bad about doing that."
posted by Navelgazer at 6:45 PM on May 11, 2019 [6 favorites]

We were very happy to see Kevin. Kevin and Cheddar.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 6:56 PM on May 11, 2019 [4 favorites]

The captain taking this Extremely Seriously is my favorite thing. Also, "Cheddar, you can inform me when you are done. By bark."
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:18 PM on May 11, 2019 [9 favorites]

Kevin at the end, coming up with an elaborate off the cuff torture scenario was fun too. Though I got a little demon from the good place vibe.
posted by gryftir at 5:17 AM on May 12, 2019 [4 favorites]

I am having unexpected feelings about Marc Evan Jackson's very very good beard.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:55 AM on May 12, 2019 [6 favorites]


Rosa needs to win a heist, if she cares, I suppose.

If Boyle/Hitchcock/Scully win, teh horrorz.

I felt a little confusing at this point, but that's also to be expected after all of this, right?
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:16 PM on May 12, 2019

Upon rewatch, another fav line:

Captain Holt: How many cummerbunds are you holding? Zero! It's one 'bund to none, son!
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:00 PM on May 13, 2019 [10 favorites]

Holt and Rosa had all the best lines.

Holt: "And what did you win? A lifetime of mediocre, heterosexual intercourse with Jake."

and then:

Charles: “And you thought Shlomo Ben Israel wouldn’t come through.”
Rosa: “No, I said the name and costume were offensive, bordering on actionable.”
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:10 PM on May 13, 2019 [7 favorites]

Rosa: "Five heists was enough, we've exhausted every possibility of this thing. Literally, nothing new can happen. It's boring."

Everyone (including Rosa): *does literally nothing new, but does so much more of it that it's amazing anyway)
posted by solotoro at 8:18 AM on May 14, 2019

Rosa needs to win a heist, if she cares, I suppose.

I can imagine it now:

Rosa: "I'm going to win this time."
Jake: "How?"
- a loud bang sounds with a flash of light
- when the smoke clears, everyone but Rosa is on the ground slightly injured
- she holds up the trophy, everyone is afraid to take it from her
- episode ends 27 minutes early
posted by mmoncur at 8:48 PM on May 14, 2019 [11 favorites]

With a "X hours later" jump cut, that really could be the cold open for the next Halloween episode, I wouldn't even be mad.
posted by solotoro at 1:14 PM on May 15, 2019 [4 favorites]

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