'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' season 6 episode 3 takes us to an epic high school reunion and gives us a peek at Rosa's love life
This may contain spoilers from 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 episode 3: 'The Tattler.'
NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is back again with another cracker of an episode and this time, the investigative hunt is not for a perp, but for a truth that would only be bittersweet for the parties involved. For the first time ever, there's an active storyline and participation from every single main character on the show, and yes, we are talking about the infamous Hitchcock and Scully too. At the same time, all of these people are involved in gripping subplots that are in no way related to the fictional 99th precinct of New York, making it more of a slice-of-life depiction of our beloved detectives from the Nine-Nine.
First of all, there's a lot going on in this episode. As the official synopsis describes, "Jake and Gina revisit their past when they attend their 20th high school reunion with Amy; at the Nine-Nine, Charles helps Rosa with a thorny problem concerning her love life; Holt, Terry, Hitchcock, and Scully get caught up in an acoustical dilemma." But the one wholesome theme common in all of these subplots is a skeptic turning into a believer, be it Jake (Andy Samberg) with Gina (Chelsea Peretti), Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) with Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) or even Captain Raymond Holt (Andrew Braugher) with Terry (Terry Crews). It might seem like Amy (Melissa Fumero), Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) aren't all that involved but trust me, they do have pretty significant roles to play too.
In Jake and Gina's case, the two of them, along with Amy (now that she's Jake's wife) go to attend a high school reunion, thus sparking troubles surrounding Jake's infamous high school nickname, 'The Tattler.' Almost everybody seems to recall Jake as the kid who tattled to the principal, thus explaining the coinage of the hilarious nickname, only adding to Jake's frustration because Gina seems to be having a wonderful time at the reunion. This leads Jake and Amy to bust the rumor from his childhood after he insists it was a false story since he was never the once to tattle.
And once they get to the end of the story, guess who the culprit is? That's right, Jake's closest friend from school, Gina. But here's the whole touching aspect to it. Turns out, Gina pretended to be Jake and tattled to the principal to put him in the bad books of the 'cool kids' thus creating a rift between them, only so he wouldn't fall into their actually not-so-great company. Jake, in turn, gives Gina the pep talk that her talents are being wasted in the precinct and she should pursue her business dreams, hinting to viewers that this is Chelsea Peretti's last season on the show. Clearly, the showrunners are wasting no time in familiarizing viewers to a Gina-less Nine-Nine once she finally leaves the precinct.
Aaah, nothing like a cup of Joe in the morning. pic.twitter.com/11ffsEuDsd— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) January 18, 2019
On the other hand, we have the ever so dark, mysterious, and closeted Rosa warming up to the polar opposite of her aura, Charles when it comes to spilling details about her extremely guarded personal life. This is a big episode for Rosa aficionados as after coming out as bisexual in the preceding fifth season, we find out that Rosa is also polyamorous and that's glorious. More Rosa love to spread! But it is always so touching to witness her letting Charles into her hushed up romantic life because, for the longest part, people didn't even know where Rosa lived. And now, the most private person on the precinct is taking relationship advice from the worst secret keeper around and that in itself is progress for both of them. Rosa is opening up and Charles is getting better at keeping things confidential. For now, that is.
But it is probably Captain Holt engaging in frivolous, trivial radio games along with his detectives, Terry, Hitchcock, and Scully, that is the peak point in this episode. That Holt is warming up to the idea of not doing actual police work and just taking a break, and focusing on a radio contest is pretty big, knowing his personal distaste for petty games and especially wasting time in those. We're not considering the Halloween Heists here because that's beyond a game, that's an emotion. Also, this is probably the only time we'll ever get to see Holt actively indulging in something Hitchcock and Scully are also a part of and that should do it for fans: it's official, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has peaked!
Gina Linetti Spaghetti Confetti, Gina Linetti Spaghetti Confetti, GINALINETTISPAGHETTICONFETTI! #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/ivI9R2pxKz— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) January 22, 2019
Overall, the third episode of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's sixth season, and its debut season on NBC, only goes further to establish that bleeps and censors aren't the only big changes we can expect from this season. There will be characters doing a full 360-degree turn and Jake and Amy's married life will only be one of the many big things the show has to offer.