Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ding Dong
March 12, 2020 9:05 PM - Season 7, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Capt. Holt deals with a personal loss; Jake must decide whether to take Terry or Charles to an exclusive event.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is one of the best Rosa episodes in a long time! Was really hoping for Kevin to be jealous of Holt's new friendship, though.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:31 PM on March 12, 2020 [5 favorites]


Wow, I love this season! And Andre Braugher should submit this episode to the Emmys -- he did so much! So well!

also...it was easy to foresee the eventual solution to Jake's invitation problem, so I'm glad they managed to fit the "strawberry basket" gag in TWICE before getting there
posted by grandiloquiet at 12:48 PM on March 13, 2020 [3 favorites]


"Fate's a bitch. You make the choice."
posted by numaner at 1:36 PM on March 13, 2020


OMG I did not expect Boyle's "IT HAPPENED" at the end there

This was such a great episode.
posted by numaner at 1:46 PM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]


I know Andy is an executive producer and all, but honestly the less he is involved in an episode, the more I enjoy it. Is that just me?
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:41 PM on March 13, 2020 [3 favorites]


It is absolutely not just you.
posted by jeather at 5:17 PM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]


Terry crushing the quarter was such a good gag I don't know how it took them until season seven to land on it.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:19 PM on March 13, 2020 [6 favorites]


Callback to last season’s Disco Strangler.
posted by Monochrome at 6:54 PM on March 13, 2020


The fact that Cagney, Lacey, and Nikolaj are three children in total made the resolution of that storyline a little too obvious, but otherwise it was good.

It was interesting that the responsibility of observing the objective awfulness of Holt's behavior went to someone who is extra emotional by her own admission, but Melissa Fumero held it up. As did Andre Braugher in simply saying "... now it just feels like I'm insulting a helpless dead person."

The improv-group reveal made for a post-hoc justification of his "first run" with the celebratory balloon arches: He just wanted to give it a try because he knew he could get away with doing so.
posted by InTheYear2017 at 6:58 PM on March 13, 2020 [4 favorites]


It just occurred to me that as frenzied as kids can get about their favorite movies, would they (or rather, their parents by proxy) really care about a premiere so much? Especially of something that is presumably animated, and thus doesn't have quite the same meet-the-actors appeal to people young enough to not mentally connect voices with faces. (I suppose I could mentally substitute the fictional Kwazy Kupcakes with something like Frozen II and get a sense of the importance there.)
posted by InTheYear2017 at 7:04 PM on March 13, 2020


I know Andy is an executive producer and all, but honestly the less he is involved in an episode, the more I enjoy it. Is that just me?

At this point I thought I should stop adding that sentiment into 50% of the FanFare threads I comment in about this show. I am with you 100%.

The improv-group reveal made for a post-hoc justification of his "first run" with the celebratory balloon arches: He just wanted to give it a try because he knew he could get away with doing so.


Didn't he previously reveal a weakness for balloon arches?

These last few episodes, Stephanie Beatriz has really just shone playing everyone's friend who hits the vibe of the situation perfectly. If she wasn't such a strong personality with a firmly established story, she would be doing kind of a weird mimic thing. Instead it plays perfectly to me each episode - Rosa has her own issues going on and doesn't want to talk about it, so she goes all in on being the best person to face any situation with.
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:19 PM on March 13, 2020 [8 favorites]


The fact that Cagney, Lacey, and Nikolaj are three children in total made the resolution of that storyline a little too obvious, but otherwise it was good.

I thought when Jake left the room after telling Charles & Terry that he'd take the kids himself, they were going to reveal that Charles & Terry had been faking their insane competition in order to manipulate Jake into doing exactly what he did, so that they wouldn't have to go to the movie themselves -- I mean, it would be out of character for Charles to want to avoid spending more Dad-time with Nikolaj, but it's the kind of double-cross this show loves to pull.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:41 PM on March 13, 2020 [5 favorites]


Didn't he previously reveal a weakness for balloon arches?

For Rosa and Pimento's botched wedding. He was very intent on building them a balloon arch. Because the arch is the most graceful of structures and the balloon one of society's most whimsical items.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:14 AM on March 14, 2020 [16 favorites]


This was the funniest episode for me in a long time. I loved watching Holt's emotional journey. He's such a rare character and they're all doing a great job of exploring how someone can be in the world in a way that's emotional but controlled and honest and intelligent but still flawed and susceptible to blind spots. Just brilliant.
posted by bleep at 5:59 PM on March 14, 2020 [4 favorites]


Michael McDonald played Adam! I knew he looked familiar!
posted by pykrete jungle at 11:07 AM on March 15, 2020


From the AV Club review: "But how did Wuntch die? And how did she resist framing Holt for her murder?" DAMN RIGHT.

Holt and Rosa egging him on was a delight, as were the purple and pink balloons. I figured out halfway through the guy was a plant, but not that Holt had a fake funeral. Good job, sir.

I will miss Wuntch. I guess they saw a body, but is she really, really gone?
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:54 PM on March 15, 2020 [3 favorites]


I love the AV recaps, and I love how they remind me of my favorite lines from the episode:

Rosa: “He wasn’t a monster.”
Holt: “He caused a real commotion.”

Crying Amy: “I wish I had taken the LSATS. Not to be a lawyer, just… seems like a fun test.”

Amy: “When did she record this?”
Rosa: “Judging by the flames around her, it could be a live stream.”
posted by Emmy Rae at 5:13 PM on March 15, 2020 [4 favorites]


"But how did Wuntch die? And how did she resist framing Holt for her murder?"

I think one of her videos implies that she was diagnosed with a chronic ailment, and I'm guessing it would be difficult even for her to forge evidence that Holt somehow "gave" her whatever condition it was. The only way to successfully pull off a framing would entail suicide, and she wasn't willing to go quite that far.
posted by InTheYear2017 at 7:20 AM on March 16, 2020


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