Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Boyle's Hunch
October 13, 2015 5:57 AM - Season 3, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Boyle runs into his dream woman (played by guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) at the courthouse, but it's going to take some work on Jake's part to get them out on a proper date. Meanwhile, Rosa and Terry are hot on the trail of serial thieves at the precinct, and Capt. Holt looks for ways to improve the NYPD's image.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Boy, this one was all over the place, and it never really came together for me. If they'd cut or trimmed one of the plotlines, I think it would have worked better overall.
posted by Etrigan at 6:30 AM on October 13, 2015


Yet again, Gina was my standout. "This campaign, like three-out-of-five Backstreet Boys, is inconsequential." - which led to us trying to figure out which two?
posted by librarianamy at 6:48 AM on October 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm glad they finally brought up the NYPD image thing. But this one was definitely not fantastic.
posted by chaiminda at 7:28 AM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


"This campaign, like three-out-of-five Backstreet Boys, is inconsequential." - which led to us trying to figure out which two?

Whichever two you pick, I guarantee you're wrong.
posted by Etrigan at 7:43 AM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Let's put up posters with the e-mail address of an incredibly prominent black and gay police officer, and let's have him vow to personally respond to each and every one. What could possibly go wrong?
posted by meese at 7:49 AM on October 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


What could possibly go wrong?

I would watch an entire season of "Holt discovers the Internet". No, wait. Six seasons. And a movie.
posted by Etrigan at 7:59 AM on October 13, 2015 [7 favorites]


I'm glad they finally brought up the NYPD image thing.

I am too although personally just for me I hate not being able to pretend anymore that B99 exists in a magical pocket universe where NYC cops are not murderous racist douchebags.
posted by poffin boffin at 8:00 AM on October 13, 2015 [10 favorites]


HZ'sSF, thanks for posting in my stead! I was sick Sunday and most of Monday, so I only got to see the episode a couple of hours ago. I thought this one was really fun! Mary Lynn Rajskub and James Urbaniak are natural guest actors for a show like this, and I'd forgotten how much I missed Peralta and Boyle's undercover disguise act.

Having Holt/Amy/Gina acknowledge real-world NYPD wrongdoing felt like a well-intended stab at real-world relevancy, but I don't want to imagine that the Nine-Nine exist in the same milieu as the Eric Garner killing. At its best, B99 is one of the most effortlessly diverse and egalitarian TV series this side of the original Star Trek, but I don't think it's really cut out (at least in its current form) to address the issues about police brutality and the need for real community-based law enforcement that have been raised in the last few years. I appreciate that they tried, though.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:26 PM on October 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Has anyone tried sending an email to Holts' address on the poster? (I'm curious, but, not curious enough to risk getting on some ABC spam-list.)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:35 PM on October 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Loved the bit at the art show and Boyle declaring that they would make love for twenty five hours.
posted by drezdn at 6:34 AM on October 14, 2015


idk if we are allowed to talk about casting spoilers for future episodes here so instead i will just say SCREAM
posted by poffin boffin at 1:43 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


YES YES AGREED THIS IS GOOD.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:06 PM on October 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked this one, though maybe I am swayed because I also love takoyaki/fish doughnuts, although I do not sleep on the floor. "Shut up, Ray!" from Amy was awesome, and I liked Jake's "art world" disguise and his brief fantasy that he could be an artist creating a Jesus made out of cigarettes called "Holy Smokes." Gina's shirt was pretty great, though I am worried they're going to go to the well of "Gina is always right" too often.

I'm also more comfortable with the 99 as a fantasy police department, but it's nice that they addressed the elephant in the room, though I'm not sure how far they can take it and still be a comedy.

I've already told my "tarantulas on me" story recently on MeFi, so I won't here, but the opening did result in some flashbacks.
posted by ilana at 9:34 AM on October 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


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