Brooklyn Nine-Nine: AC/DC
April 26, 2015 6:31 PM - Season 2, Episode 20 - Subscribe

B99 is back! After Jake is forced to take some time off after injuring himself on a case, he pretends to take an Atlantic City vacation with Boyle in order to stake out his perp. Meanwhile, Diaz and Capt. Holt find themselves in a strange new social-proximity predicament when Kevin invites Diaz and Marcus (returning guest star Nick Cannon) to dinner.
posted by Strange Interlude (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Ooof that was too long between B99 episodes. Let's not do that again.
posted by dry white toast at 8:34 PM on April 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


I've missed this show!

Hitchcock and Scully blithely sitting back down after hearing the gigantic crash made me laugh far too much.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 9:01 PM on April 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


This was a fun episode, but I agree with a lot of the points brought up in the AV Club review with regard to the uncertain continuity.

Why would Jake trick Boyle into coming along for a week-long stakeout so soon after nearly destroying their friendship with the week-long stakeout in -- wait, what was that episode called? -- oh yeah, "Stakeout".

The same goes for the Rosa/Marcus storyline. It's really hard to invest in (or at least believe in the reality of) the relationship when Marcus might as well be a tennis ball on a stick, with Nick Cannon CGI'ed over it in post-production.

I realize that maybe I'm asking a bit much for a goofy workplace sitcom, but the creators have done such a good job of making us like the core group of characters that it's annoying when that level of care isn't evenly applied on an episode-to-episode basis.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:05 AM on April 27, 2015


"What orchids can you name?"
posted by drezdn at 10:51 AM on April 27, 2015


Why would Jake trick Boyle into coming along for a week-long stakeout so soon after nearly destroying their friendship with the week-long stakeout in -- wait, what was that episode called? -- oh yeah, "Stakeout".

Jake thinks Boyle will have just as much fun as he will on a stakeout (regardless of whether they've had fun on a stakeout before -- this one will be different), because Jake is almost solipsistically self-centered. Similarly, Boyle can't imagine not being Jake's best friend.
posted by Etrigan at 5:28 PM on April 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Point taken. On a show like this we probably shouldn't expect too much in the way of character development, and lessons learned in one episode will eventually give way to the characters' essential nature in subsequent ones. But as soon as the word "stakeout" left Jake's mouth, I automatically flashed back to the "Stake Me Out Tonight" song and the no-nos list, so I'm surprised that we didn't at least get a callback from either Jake or Boyle.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:28 AM on April 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised that we didn't at least get a callback from either Jake or Boyle.

Yeah, I feel like they dropped the ball. Terry should have definitely said something when he was metaphorically knocking their heads together.
posted by Etrigan at 8:20 AM on April 28, 2015


Boyle showed his own self-centeredness with his "that's not possible. We hadn't met yet" comment.
posted by dry white toast at 6:54 PM on April 28, 2015


So based on the presence of Let's potato chips, it seems that "Brooklyn 9-9" exists in the same universe as "Community", "New Girl", "Orange Is The New Black", among others.
posted by dry white toast at 6:59 PM on April 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


I wonder if they also have Ed O'Neill's newspaper.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:28 AM on April 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Boyle showed his own self-centeredness with his "that's not possible. We hadn't met yet" comment.

Boyle being livid at Jake having other friends is one of my favorite running gags.
posted by griphus at 9:41 AM on April 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


I guffawed heartily at the sun door gag in the opener. Made the episode!
posted by bq at 3:35 PM on May 16, 2015


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