Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 9 Days
January 20, 2016 6:31 PM - Season 3, Episode 12 - Subscribe

When Jake tries to raise a lonely/depressed Holt's spirits with a long-abandoned case, they both end up in a nine-day mumps quarantine. With Holt out sick, Terry finds himself in charge of the precinct and unsure of his leadership abilities. Meanwhile, Rosa helps Charles deal with the tragic (mid-humping) death of his beloved dog.
posted by Strange Interlude (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoyed this episode right up to when my DVR cut off the last 10 seconds and I don't know what Holt gave Peralta and I'm very mad.
posted by Uncle at 6:34 PM on January 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

Holt gave Jake a bowl of sour candies, which caused Jake's face to implode in pained gratitude.

TBH, when I heard the concept for the ep I was expecting sort of a retread of last year's "Stakeout", which wasn't quite what we got here. I was somewhat disappointed that they didn't spend more time with Jake and Holt, slowly going fever-crazed with the mumps, all the while following hallucinated leads in the cold case. I admire B99's dedication to giving every character something to do every week, but I would have gladly sacrificed the fairly generic B-plots for a tighter focus on the quarantine. On the other hand, they were a good excuse for some entertaining visual bits, namely Terry's door-slamming destruction of the captain's office, and Arlo the puppy melting through Rosa's cool reserve. Not an all-timer, but entertaining as always.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:51 PM on January 20, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by poffin boffin at 6:55 PM on January 20, 2016

posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 3:56 AM on January 21, 2016

Was it the broadest, stupidest and probably least sophisticated episode of the run so far? Yes. Was it among the most hilarious? Yes.
posted by General Malaise at 6:01 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

Plus, for being broad and stupid and overly dependent on fake goiters, it had probably the most natural "[CHARACTER] learns to be more mature" resolution I can remember from B99.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 6:05 AM on January 21, 2016

posted by meese at 10:26 AM on January 21, 2016

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