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.
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.
With any great pair of best friends comes a decent amount of struggle, and this week on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” we saw Jake and Boyle get in their very first fight during an eight day stakeout. Things at the precinct were equally tense, as Terry’s children’s book forced Amy and Gina to deal with their character flaws and Rosa found romance somewhere very unexpected.
The Pontiac Bandit, or the man otherwise known as Doug Judy (Craig Robinson), returned to make life miserable for Jake this week while Amy struggled with Holt’s no gift policy. Gina and Boyle were left to deal with their parents’ unlikely but growing relationship (and by “dealt with” I mean completely sabotage) and Rosa still dedicated all of her time to the gigglepig task force.