May 13, 2015

TV Recap: Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Chopper"

Left to right: Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg
The Golden Globe-winning comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns for a second season of hilarity and crime. After an impressive first season that chronicled one of the best new ensembles solving problems and forming unexpected relationships, the series is back to tackle bigger things. Will it be as great as the first season? Stay tuned every Wednesday for the recap on that week's episode to find out through interesting tidbits including the best jokes and what the crew is up to that week.

Crime of the Week: After one of the conspirators are murdered, it's up to the precinct to arrest the other men associated with a group of robbers who stole over a million dollars.

Peralta Problem: He must convince Holt (Andre Braugher) to have fun as they try and capture their criminal.

Chelsea Peretti
Subplot of the Week: The precinct has children come in to learn about the force only for things to turn to the morose real quick.

Terry Crews
Best Joke: While trying to get Gina (Chelsea Peretti) to look up from her phone, Jeffords (Terry Crews) decides to change his marital status online only to have immediate conflicts with his wife.

Culprit: They find the stash location and retrieve the million dollars as well as arrest the various criminals.

Resolution: Peralta captures his criminal. Holt reveals that he has been doing this crime to stick it to Wunch (Kyra Sedgwick), who promotes him anyways. In a last ditch effort, Gina manages to unveil that the children's day full of morose education paid off, as the children now knew how to take care of a crime scene. Jeffords, who has a school attendant visit, is saved the humiliation because of this and his children can go to the college.

Verdict: Another very strong episode that continues the Holt/Wunch rivalry with a lot of humorous moments. It was also great to see Holt get in on the Peralta action and have some fun, even bringing back the slow motion gag with M.O.P.'s "Ante Up." Even the plot with the children pays off nicely with them being able to recite morose details with ease. Overall, a very strong episode full of laughs and character moments. The show works best when it is about the team, and this episode has it in spades.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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