'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 7 Episode 11: Savage Amy snarks at Holt on heist day and fans absolutely love it
Spoilers for Season 7 Episode 11 'Valloweaster'
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's latest episode is the one the fandom eagerly awaits every season — the Halloween heist. And even though Season 7's original heist from 2019 got postponed for a bunch of reasons all the way to 2020 Easter, the Nine-Nine's spirits weren't dimmed to celebrate the grand annual event with just as much gusto as Jake Peralta introduced the concept of friendship and decided the partnering duos be handcuffed throughout the duration of the heist as they compete for the gauntlet.
Under all that pressure to prove oneself as the best detective slash genius in the Nine-Nine, some people crack, but not Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). Putting her heist persona on, a sassy, snarky, scheming, competitive Amy came out to play on tonight's 'Valloweaster' as she told off pretty much everyone — from Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) to his dog Cheddar and fans are applauding Amy for character development.
It started off with Amy claiming she's the rightful winner of their fifth Halloween heist (from Season 5) and Holt accusing her of 'sleeping her way into winning' as that year's heist ended with Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) proposing to Amy through a fake cummerbund. Clearly Amy isn't having any of that sexist dish and hits Holt back with how she's sorry that no one wants to 'bone' his 'dusty skeleton'.
Now old Amy would have never dared snark at her boss like that, considering the suck up she has always been, but this new Amy doesn't shy away from putting it how it is and calling out haters in the process as well.
Noting this, fans shared on Twitter "Amy saying no one wants to bone Holt was top comedy and character development." Another added how the changing dynamics between both the characters from being mentor-mentee, afraid to act unprofessionally, to evolve to this level of free rapport is commendable, tweeting: "I love how amy and holt bicker, they have come a long way!" But Holt wasn't the only one Amy fired at, as we see her calling out his dog Cheddar for distracting them from the heist.
Technically, Amy calls out Holt and Jake's team for using Cheddar as a distraction by claiming he swallowed the gems from the prize, but the fact that she doesn't stop until a visit to the vet to see for herself that the gems are really inside Cheddar speaks for itself. "Love me a sassy Amy like nothing else." wrote a fan, while another added: "Amy didn't win but she won in my heart by being an absolute savage to EVERYONE."
For other fans it was the fact that she actually spied on Jake's therapy session (which was revealed to be fake later on, by the way) to learn of his plans surrounding the heist. How did she do it? By hiding in the vents and listening to Jake talk to his fake-therapist. Taking their excitement to Twitter, a fan shared: "But amy being in the vents. jake has taught her well. what a couple."
It's true though. Amy has not only learned Jake's scheming trickster ways but also improvised on them and made them 10 times better. But she took things to a whole other level by actually paying an actress to act as her stunt double the way Jake used Charles Boyle's (Joe Lo Truglio) look-alike Bill in the past for his heist pursuits. Noting that, a fan shared: "I'm still not over amy paying an actress to help her husband but also wreck him for a heist."
The couple truly has come a long way and there's only further to go! But of course it managed to rile up some viewers, as one critic remarked on Twitter: "Amy spying on Jake's fake therapy sessions seems like a horrific invasion of privacy. Jake's comment about Jane Jetson is also horrific, but in a different way."
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 7 airs on Thursdays at 8.30 PM only on NBC.