REVIEW: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 6, Episode 2 – ‘ Hitchcock & Scully’

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After a fairly successful return last weekBrooklyn Nine-Nine returns with what might be one of their best episodes yet. It’s a nice change of pace, with this episode’s main focus revolving around Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), who normally provide comedic segments. Both actors haven’t had an episode centered around them, so I was very excited to see what this episode would do with these characters.

The episode starts with a much younger Hitchcock and Scully making a big arrest that earned them a huge amount of praise in the precinct. Back in present time, they’re being called into question for that very same case. Jake (Andy Samberg) and Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) are in charge of questioning them about a missing piece of evidence from the case. Meanwhile, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) is helping Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) prepare for a televised interview to talk about the Commissioner’s plans for the NYPD. Still getting accustomed to their situation, Amy (Melissa Fumero) ends up having an argument with Terry (Terry Crews) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz).

Having watched the episode, I can honestly say that my appreciation for Hitchcock and Scully has increased. The backstory that they’re given was incredible. It makes me realize that they’re honest and brave cops, even though they’re usually getting teased for who they are. This episode proves that NBC can deliver great character development and not tarnish the show. Both Blocker and Miller had their time to shine and they went above and beyond. I’m hoping we get to see more of these episodes for other characters in the future.

The story with Gina and Holt definitely caught my attention. Again, the episode puts in some political elements to Holt wanting to do the interview, but it doesn’t overdo it. By the end of the episode, he realized that seeking justice isn’t his only obligation. He truly cares for the 99th precinct and everyone who works there. This doesn’t mean that he completely give up on protecting the NYPD, but it shows how much he’s progressed as a person since the very first episode of the show.

The plot with Rosa, Terry, and Amy focuses on workplace rank issues but adds a spin to it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, incorporating comedy to get the point across. Much like with Captain Holt’s story,  they learn that there are bigger things to worry about. Their disputes bring them closer together, which they’ll need to be to get accustomed to sharing a floor.

Overall, I really enjoyed the episode. With the network change, one can’t help to worry that the show would suffer or just fall apart from the start. The first episode was a step in the right direction, but this episode solidified that the show will deliver yet another great season. It doesn’t miss a step in terms of comedic timing and all the characters continue to entertain us every week. I’ll be eagerly waiting for next week’s episode.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs every Thursday at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST on NBC!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Episode 2
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TL;DR

Overall, I really enjoyed the episode. With the network change, one can’t help to worry that the show would suffer or just fall apart from the start. The first episode was a step in the right direction, but this episode solidified that the show will deliver yet another great season. It doesn’t miss a step in terms of comedic timing and all the characters continue to entertain us every week. I’ll be eagerly waiting for next week’s episode.