JOSH: I was just innocently checking Facebook on my phone while waiting for a bus a few hours ago when I came across this Entertainment Weekly headline: “Jon Stewart Leaving The Daily Show.” My heart practically skipped a beat. I began to check around the Internet and, sure enough, the rumor was true.
Jake hasn’t been coping too well after ending things with Sophia, so this week’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was all about Terry and Boyle’s version of catharsis, which they dubbed “catharting.” Meanwhile, Amy and Rosa battle it out to see who gets Saturday off and Gina and Holt realize they’re more similar than they seem.
On this week’s episode, Jake’s defense attorney girlfriend Sophia returns and confronts him about some issues their relationship is facing, while Amy tries to settle Gina and Boyle’s argument about the future of the relationship between their parents and Holt seeks out Rosa’s advice regarding Wuntch.
We shouldn’t still have to note this, but it was nice to see “Mindy” use its entire ensemble well again. Every member of the cast got a moment or two to shine, and the guest stars brought their A-games. There was one scene, though, that stood out from the rest:
In the first episode of the new year, the squad goes all out in an attempt to bond and arrange their annual detectives only getaway (Or, as Jake called it, D.O.G. party) to take place at the beach house Boyle got from his divorce. What was meant to be a weekend of drinking, gossiping and cracking jokes at the expense of their boss is destroyed when Jake, after learning that Holt was often excluded from his own squad’s “joshing around,” invites the captain along. In other news, Rosa seeks Boyle’s help in flirting with her new boyfriend Marcus, “Vacation Terry” refuses to feel any stress, and Gina tries really hard to get Amy “six-drink drunk” in hopes that she’ll be able to befriend that version of her.