Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Cruise
January 27, 2016 7:22 PM - Season 3, Episode 13 - Subscribe

The Pontiac Bandit rides again! When Jake and Amy go on their first romantic cruise, they discover that the ship's piano lounge entertainer is none other than Jake's hated archnemesis-slash-secret best bro Doug Judy. (special guest star Craig Robinson) Back at the precinct, Charles and Rosa wage dueling charm offensives to snag an amazing apartment that belonging to the vic in a murder case, and Holt must endure a visit from his brassy sister Debbie. (guest star Niecy Nash)

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posted by Strange Interlude (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I did not get the main plot here. Why did Doug Judy have to flee? Was the assassin really after him or just a ruse to let him get away with... something?
posted by Etrigan at 8:02 PM on January 27, 2016


The assassin was out to get him. But once the assassin is caught, he can't be on the boat when it enters American waters again or Jake will arrest him.
posted by Gary at 8:19 PM on January 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Thrilling escapes and illogical schemes are all part of Doug Judy's unmistakably Lupinesque joie de vivre. I've been outspoken in my love of the previous Doug Judy episodes, and this one solidified that love.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:25 AM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Ah, okay. I was kind of thinking of the "arrest in American waters" bit, but I guess I just missed it, and Doug Judy overdramatizing his escape makes sense.
posted by Etrigan at 7:09 AM on January 28, 2016


"You take that back! I was never fun."
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:17 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oh god how I loved the blanket fort.
posted by poffin boffin at 9:01 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'd also like to take a moment of appreciation for Paul F. Tompkins' first (and probably only) B99 cameo appearance. The fact that he shows up on basically everything all the time (What does PFT's day planner look like? Dude gets around.) takes nothing away from those occasions when he does so completely unexpectedly.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:42 PM on January 28, 2016


This was the first episode where I noticed camerawork and wardrobe camouflaging MF's pregnancy. Way to work the giant purse!
posted by bq at 11:00 PM on January 28, 2016


The only reason I watch this show is for Andre Braugher and his herculean efforts, and success, raising the whole endeavor. Watching this episode with the brilliant Craig Robinson, I thought this is what the show is missing - it's not the writing, it's the main guy - he's got a quarter of the charm he needs. But I will still watch every episode because the whole is greater than the parts.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:02 PM on February 3, 2016


So happy to see Doug Judy/Mr. Robinson, Lounge Singer. He's my favorite recurring character. I just love how happy he is and how confidently he asserts that he's Peralta's best friend.
posted by Margalo Epps at 6:05 PM on February 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


Craig Robinson is always excellent as Doug Judy--so much buoyant nemesising!--and the exchange of ILUs at the end made me realize just how much I actually like how the Amy/Jake relationship has been developing. I recoiled from the very idea of it in the first season, but they've won me over.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 8:44 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


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