The show last touched on any potential romance or feelings between Jake and Amy on their outlandish fake date. Here Boyle, ever the romantic, talks to Jake about whether or not he likes Amy. Obviously Jake scoffs at the suggestion, but is jealous enough to sacrifice his shot at “Coolest Kill” in order to help the Nine-Nine beat the record set by a guy who was flirting with Amy. Based on Jake’s usual level of maturity, it makes sense that his interest in Amy really surfaces only after another cop is interested in her - he’s like a little kid who wants something just because he can’t have it, regardless of what that is. This potential for romance between the two character has obviously been the intention from the near beginning, and has slowly been sprinkled in throughout the year. The best part of the story was Boyle’s line to Jake that the other cop has the advantage when it comes to dating Amy, because he actually asked her out - which helps. Although Jake didn’t have any success this time, the story will most likely come up once more before the end of this season, though if anything ever happened between the characters it would most likely be short-lived and disastrous.
Do you think these romantic(ish) failures will cause Rosa and Jake to hook up, as the unlikely couple forecasted in THIS piece of TVLine news? Who knows, it’s probably something more outrageous.
While Rosa and Jake can’t get what they want, the Captain gets too much of a…good? thing. Gina turns him onto “Kwazy Cupcakes” (with a backwards “w”), a “Candy Crush”/”Bejeweled”-type game, with crack-like addictive powers. It was a silly story, but fun to see Gina and Holt switch places in terms of craziness. Also, I’m 99% sure that the story was put in just to hear Andre Braugher say “Kwazy Cupcakes” in his deep, robotic voice.
Finally, Holt tried to get Rosa to do the impossible - apologize. This lead to a couple of great moments, including a monotone apology-off between the two of them, and a horrified Holt burning Rosa’s notepad with an apparently terrifying “apology” written on it. Since Rosa’s embarrassing rage outbursts at a young cop are motivated by a frustration with the cop screwing up, it makes sense that the way to get through to her is to encourage her to help the cop fix the problem by teaching him how - that way she doesn’t have to worry about his mistakes, and he doesn’t get humiliated in front of his co-workers. Best line goes to Captain Holt in response to Rosa’s “I’m sorry”: “No need to make a scene.”
What did you think of these two episodes? Do you think B99 is really hitting their groove as they cruise into their last few episodes for the season? Who do YOU think might hook up in the finale? Let us know below!
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