This may contain spoilers for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 episode 4: Four Movements.'
There was forewarning ahead of this episode and it's not that hard to come to a possible conclusion about what, or more importantly, who this episode is going to center around, but just in case you have been living under a rock and decided to just come out for this phenomenal episode, this is your final chance to see Gina Linetti in her true and most epic form ever. After six years of wowing and entertaining us as the ever so hilarious, self-absorbed, and narcissistic Gina, actor Chelsea Peretti is finally quitting the show and moving on to greener pastures in the world of comedy and let's just say this episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine does the most brilliant job ever to encompass the 'human form of the 100 emoji' in all her outstanding glory. In that, the episode allows Gina to leave with one final grand life-advice for those important to her in the precinct and spoiler alert, it gets pretty damn emotional. Hint: Rosa cries!
As fans have already witnessed, Jake (Andy Samberg) took the opportunity in the last episode to advise Gina about how her true potential was being wasted at the precinct as an assistant to Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). Gina - who pretty much never listens to anybody except her own mind - surprisingly agrees with Jake and decides to pursue her career prospects outside the precinct, and preferably invest more time and attention in establishing a career in dance, or even as an entrepreneur (hints of which we also saw in the previous episode). But of course, Gina wasn't going to leave without giving everybody else a piece of her mind one last time, and in that aspect, the show truly comes full circle this time.
The episode starts with Gina announcing her grand exit to the Nine-Nine in true Gina style - through an interpretive dance sequence fully accompanied by trained dancers and whatnot as she proceeds to give the Captain her two weeks notice. And then begins her saga of parting advice, starting with Holt himself. It has to start off with Captain Holt, the man who had hired her and has mentored her all these years, much like he has with everybody. But Gina and Holt's relationship has been slightly more personal, and that's not just because she was his assistant. Gina was there for Holt when he had been demoted to Public Relations and she was the one who kept him driven despite him finding the job profile so odd.
So at the brink of her exit, Gina decides to train Holt in smack talk, as he, in turn, trains her in chess. That's right, Gina agrees to learn chess no matter how unlikely it seems of her personality, and through their first few games of chess, Holt even tries to slide in life lessons for her, asking and reasking her if she has thought this whole change of profession out. It is through these sequences that the wonderful nuances of their relationship come out and honestly? Major tearjerker alert right there!
Next in line has to be Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) whom Gina had decided to bully and keep around her a personal favorite punching bag, but true to the Nine-Nine's style of comedy, things never got offensive even at that. Amy wishes to plan a farewell lunch for Gina, and gets teary-eyed, while Gina said wishes to toughen her up when it comes to exhibiting her emotions. So when as a parting gift, Amy does the unthinkable, and for real turns all of Gina's tweets into a book, as Gina had mentioned on the show previously, what does Gina do to toughen up the newly appointed Sargeant? She asks her to burn that book. Of course, we won't spoil how that goes down because therein lies the true lesson of Gina who just wants Amy to be unapologetically her own self. That's all. (Yes, this is the part that makes Rosa cry.)
Next in line has to be Gina's childhood buddy Jake - the reason behind her leaving the Nine-Nine, for all the right reasons though. And this gets particularly exciting because not one, but two guest appearances happen in this slot of life lessons. Jake and Gina - true to their grand gesture styles - decide to invite Mario Lopez to Gina's going-away-party at Shaw's and on their way to mingling with Manhattan's finest, they come across a receptionist at the club who is none other than Eugene Lee Yang from BuzzFeed's Try Guys! This would prove to be quite the crossover episode, if it weren't for Gina once again stealing the thunder and proving she is just above and beyond any human in general as she teaches Jake the biggest life lesson of all - she doesn't need a big splash, she just needs her friends from the Nine-Nine! Aww, Gina, who thought you were capable of sentimental feels...
There's also mentions of Charles' (Joe Lo Truglio) contribution in Gina's life, as she admits she is surprisingly the closest to him. And of course, she leaves behind a giant yogurt stock for Terry (Terry Crews) after not even mentioning a parting gift for him throughout the episode, making him end up more frustrated as ever. But the biggest parting gift Gina left her fans with was a vulnerable, emotional aspect to her character, something we have barely seen before. To see Gina Linetti, the kick-ass everything sorted civilian in the Nine-Nine stalling her departure from the precinct out of a fear of what lies ahead was wholesome as it only humanized the character and made her more relatable.
In the end, Gina Linetti left just the way she had arrived into our lives six years ago - like a spontaneous summer breeze out of nowhere - redefining the idea of friendship, love, support, and motherhood in a manner never seen before. And for that, we are truly grateful!