This BROOKLYN NINE-NINE assessment incorporates spoilers.
Brooklyn 9-9 Season 7 Episode 8
It feels prefer it’s been a while since we’ve had an excellent bottle episode of Brooklyn 9-9, however “Dillman” primarily retains our major solid cooped up collectively, although with an outsider of their midst. J.Okay. Simmons pops as much as play the titular grasp detective, made out by Holt to be some kind of Hercule Poirot. Simmons’ no-nonsense persona is just not solely a praise to Holt’s personal dryness, however an added foil for the remainder of the squad, notably Jake.
Jake is determined to get a referral from Holt to affix a brand new
emergency activity drive that the Captain is beginning, however earlier than he can begin
schmoozing Holt for the referral, an explosion goes off on the 9-9 bullpen
ground, grabbing everybody’s consideration. By look, it seems like a glitter-bomb
prank left for Jake malfunctioned and, within the course of, prompted important
property injury and destruction of some proof. Holt is pissed and
instantly needs to know who’s accountable, and fortuitously, the most effective detective
that he is aware of is on the town from San Francisco visiting and keen to take the
Detective Dillman has the quiet depth of all of Simmons’
greatest characters and he instantly begins stepping on Jake’s toes. Jake thinks
that if he can clear up the case earlier than Dillman, he’ll show to Holt that he
belongs on the duty drive, however Dillman makes a present of stomping out Jake’s
theories. It’s one more instance of Jake being made to look lower than competent
this season, which is getting a little bit previous. Dillman decides to begin wanting
into the officers one after the other, humorously sparring with each Terry and Rosa
earlier than clearing them. He then turns his focus to Peralta and deduces that Jake
was chargeable for the glitter bomb himself.
Determined to clear his personal title, and with some added
encouragement from Amy, Jake pulls out the entire stops and uncovers that
Dillman is a fraud, fired from the San Francisco P.D. and visiting Holt solely to
discover his method again into police work. Earlier than Jake can incorrectly tie Dillman to
the crime, Boyle steps ahead to crack the entire thing himself. It’s a terrific
search for Boyle, giving him the credit score he deserves to being a quiet, dutiful
employee and very competent detective. Higher than that, it permits the episode
to handle the inequity in Jake and Boyle’s friendship.
Seven seasons in, Jake and Boyle’s friendship has began to
look extra one-sided than ever, with Jake routinely negging his pal or
complaining about Boyle to others whereas Boyle stays steadfastly loyal to a
fault to Jake. Midway by way of the episode, Jake learns that Holt has already
provided the duty drive position to Boyle, however Boyle instantly says that he plans
on turning the gig down, not due to Jake, however due to his duties
as a father. Jake by no means as soon as thinks to congratulate his associate, solely considering
about himself. It takes Boyle clearing Jake’s title for Jake to not solely reward
his pal’s abilities, however for him to confess that Boyle was a terrific option to take
the duty drive job. He encourages Boyle to rethink the place, as Boyle
hilariously nonetheless tries to vary to his greatest pal/idol. This was a terrific and
crucial reminder that Jake cares about Boyle virtually as a lot as Boyle cares about
“Dillman” works each as a terrific little “who has performed this?” and as a crucial exploration of Jake and Boyle’s relationship. As at all times, I additionally respect Brooklyn 9-9 staying centered with only one plot that features the entire characters. A bottle episode through the time of social distancing? How acceptable.
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