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Brooklyn 9-9 Season 7 Episode 4
It’s been some time since we final Jimmy Jabbed, however clearly these video games ought to have made a comeback rather a lot sooner. “The Jimmy Jab Video games II” is the primary standout episode of Season 7, reveling within the high-stakes world of getting enjoyable with your folks. Actually, that’s what the episode is all about; hanging out with the characters we get pleasure from and watching them in more and more foolish conditions. A enjoyable competitors or recreation, just like the Halloween Heist or Tactical Village, actually brings out one of the best in Brooklyn 9-9, and it’s no completely different right here.
The video games come about as a result of Jake is left answerable for the precinct when Terry and Amy plan on leaving for the day for a convention. Jake expects to be lectured on behaving, however Terry provides Jake the good thing about the doubt, noting that he’s matured rather a lot since his youthful days. Jake instantly takes being known as accountable (a praise) as a problem to his rebellious aspect, naturally, and goes about planning the Jimmy Jab video games earlier than Terry and Amy also have a likelihood to depart. Hilarity ensues.
No, truly plenty of humorous stuff does occur, together with the return of Debbie and her allergic response to turkey, Jake falling from the ceiling, then having a ceiling fall on him, and Hitchcock ingesting random capsules. Jake doubles down on reckless conduct when Hitchcock bets him that if he’s capable of beat Jake within the video games, Jake should give him his brand-new, wise automotive. Realizing that’s irresponsible and silly, Amy sticks round to ensure Jake doesn’t lose their brand-new sedan, and she or he takes a spot within the video games too.
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All through the competitors, Rosa and Holt determine one another as threats, contemplating that their brains are made out of brains, and get ultra-competitive with each other. Rosa and Holt are an under-utilized tandem, most likely as a result of it’s powerful to have a scene with that a lot monotone. I child; I truly assume Rosa and Holt share sufficient similarities however radical variations that make them a very fascinating pair and I want we may see them in aspect plots collectively extra usually. Holt takes his aggressive spirit too far and finally ends up uncovering that Rosa simply suffered a nasty breakup, and being the caring pal that he’s, he decides to console Rosa as a substitute of collaborating in ending the video games.
In the meantime, Charles Is in all of his glory because the present host, channeling The Biggest Showman to his delight and everybody else’s chagrin. The one person who’s really impressed by his showmanship is Debbie, and Charles takes that avenue as an opportunity to type of mentor Debbie and push her to take part within the video games. Having Charles be the “suave” one of their pair immediately makes me love the Charles and Debbie scenes, and Charles is so efficient at inspiring Debbie to step out of her shell, that she finally ends up robbing the precinct of all its medicine by the top of the episode! Not solely is that this a shift in how most episodes on this present resolve, but it surely additionally means that this story will proceed, and I all the time encourage this sequence to mess around with some extra serialized parts.
As said above, Jake injures himself all through the video games, and he should deal with Hitchcock, who’s “doping” by taking a bunch of Scully’s capsules. Earlier than the come down from the capsules narrows the taking part in area for Jake they usually each limp their manner by way of the ultimate impediment course, Jake tells Amy he solely made the wager so he may ultimately spend extra time with their child. When Jake actually wants an additional enhance on the finish of the problem, Amy is correct by his aspect with one in all Debbie’s EpiPens to make sure that they don’t lose their automotive. If that aint love, what’s?
“The Jimmy Jab Video games II” was a well-paced, enjoyable installment of Brooklyn 9-9 the place just about everybody was given time to shine. I wouldn’t be mad if we noticed the video games return once more in Season 8. I’m excited to see how they follow-up with that twist ending and whether or not Debbie’s flip to crime can have any affect on getting Holt restored to Captain, or whether or not he’ll stay a uniformed officer for a short time longer.
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