Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Manhunter & Captain Kim (Episodes 1 & 2)
February 10, 2020 10:53 AM - Season 7, Episode 1 - Subscribe

The two part season 7 premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine shows the squad adjusting to life with Holt as a uniformed officer and a new captain.

Manhunter: Jake leads a manhunt after an assassination attempt on a city councilor; Holt adjusts to his new position as a uniformed officer.

Captain Kim: The new captain of the Nine-Nine invites the squad over to her house for a dinner party.

AV Club review
posted by numaner (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I loved these, perhaps most because two hours in and I didn’t hear Terry mention Yogurt once, meaning that the writers remembered that there are other things that they can do with his character and Crews’ specific comic skills.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:01 AM on February 10, 2020 [3 favorites]

I liked that Captain Kim turned out to be really great, and they played themselves. This seems like a logical extension of any really clubby group -- you can start questioning outsiders even when you really shouldn't.
posted by grandiloquiet at 11:21 AM on February 10, 2020 [14 favorites]

Storytelling tropes being what they are, I kept waiting until Fremulon for Kim to be revealed as a secret bad person. I was pleasantly surprised when she was not.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:39 AM on February 10, 2020 [5 favorites]

(added Sepinwall's recap)

IMHO Vanessa Bayer was probably the best cameo of the series so far. (I'm not counting Craig Robinson anymore because he's practically a regular at this point.)
posted by General Malaise at 12:09 PM on February 10, 2020 [5 favorites]

Bayer was great. I still don’t like it when Holt is “bad”—unprofessional, petty, etc., but I appreciate that his character can’t always be ramrod straight in character.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 2:48 PM on February 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

The AV Club comments are mostly about wanting to see more of Vanessa Bayer's Officer Debbie, and I get it, because holy shit was she funny. But I hope they're smart enough to use her sparingly. Much like Matt Walsh's character, the humor in her comes largely from the Nine-Nine not really knowing her, and thus being shaken by every new thing they learn.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:59 PM on February 10, 2020 [6 favorites]

I will never get tired of an Andre Braugher dramatic tour de force being used as the slow wind-up for a joke.
posted by whuppy at 8:44 AM on February 11, 2020 [6 favorites]

Rosa being rock solid support for Amy was my favorite part.

My second favorite part was Holt attempting to cause a scene.
posted by Emmy Rae at 5:50 PM on February 11, 2020 [4 favorites]

Yay, we're back! I enjoyed this set of episodes. I think my favorite bit was the completely-missing-the-mark-from-different-angles accusation of Holt being a bad boy.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 1:51 PM on February 12, 2020

More Vanessa Bayer please
posted by Monochrome at 6:03 PM on February 12, 2020 [4 favorites]

I really enjoyed Captain Kim. What a sweetie! I liked having a nice captain in the Holt mode for a change.

Also, bodegas are THAT dicey about pregnancy tests? Oy, New York.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:39 PM on February 12, 2020

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