‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ season 7: Here’s all you need to know
Fox really let golden comedy go when they cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While the show was great during its first five seasons, everyone can’t stop talking about how much better the show is with its jump to NBC during its sixth season. Now that it’s comfortably settled into NBC’s Thursday line-up, and Mike Schur finished breaking our hearts with The Good Place series finale, it’s time for Jake Peralta and co. to make their return.
A lot happened last season if you managed to miss the memo that Brooklyn Nine-Nine moved to NBC. So if you need a quick refresher, or just want to finally understand why Andy Samberg is comedy gold, here’s a quick recap of season six’s biggest events.
Gina (Chelsea Peretti) has left the chat
The most tragic news of all coming out of season six was our dear weirdo Gina was finally giving up her job that she couldn’t do properly for something better. It’s always been known that Gina was too good for the nine-nine, and she started having that crisis at the beginning of the season.
So by episode four, Gina knew her true dream: becoming a successful internet personality. “Four Movements” was Peretti’s last episode as a regular cast member, but considering she guest-starred later on in “Return of the King”, we know Gina’s still going to be around. We want one more Gina moment.
Holt (Andre Braugher) vs. Kelly (Phil Reeves)
Now that we’ve mourned Gina’s presence in our lives, let’s move on to the real conflict on season six: our dear Captain Holt lost the commissioner title to John Kelly. He drinks his depression away in Mexico, conveniently at the same hotel as Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) on their honeymoon. After a motivational speech from the two, Holt uses his newfound confidence to tell Kelly how it is and stand up to him.
So naturally, Kelly abuses his power and sticks the majority of the building on the 99th precinct’s floor. He also tries to send in a spy when Holt and Jake are trying to find a replacement for Gina as Holt’s assistant. While unhappy, the crew deal with Kelly’s antics and even solve a crime while reluctantly using an anonymous tip from his app he created.
But when Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and Jake discover the tip came from wire-tapping through the app, the precinct pulls in CJ (Ken Marino), the Vulture (Dean Winters) and Chief Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) to help bust Kelly, and even with some issues, they bust him and Wuntch becomes interim commissioner.
The (not) Halloween Heist is back!
As cute as season five’s heist/proposal was, it wasn’t true to the formula that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has created. Plus, no one got declared ultimate human/genius, so someone has to get the champion’s belt. To help relieve some of Terry’s (Terry Crews) stress, the gang decides to do a Cinco De Mayo heist instead.
Terry and Jake team up, with Holt and Amy, and Charles and Rosa forming the other two teams. In the end, Terry ends up getting his first win, making him feel a lot better about the test. But in a twist, Terry actually took the test a while ago, and made it to the title of Lieutenant. He just really wanted another shot at finally winning a heist.
Super-fan Lin Manuel Miranda gets his time to shine
While definitely a smaller plot, getting to see Miranda, who was easily the loudest in the revival campaign for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, get a role is rewarding. Miranda stars in “The Golden Child” as Amy’s older brother David who’s also a lieutenant and the favorite of their parents. It’s great getting to see Furmero and Miranda play brother and sister, and we hope to see more of Miranda in the future.
The future of the precinct in season seven
So with season seven, what are the stakes? First off, Holt’s off-hand comment to Wuntch during the Kelly bust is about to get him in serious trouble. He told her that he only spent a month as a uniformed policeman before he became a detective, so Wuntch forces him to go back on the streets to make up for lost time.
Another issue with Terry is after his promotion to lieutenant, he has to be transferred to Staten Island due to budgeting issues in the Nine-Nine. Terry tries to save money in the Nine-Nine by having Brian in data entry quit his job to go into Broadway. But just as hope seems lost, Wuntch uses her interim commissioner powers to increase the Nine-Nine’s budget and keep Terry on board.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns with back to back episodes on Thursday, February 6th at 8 and 8:30pm on NBC. Season 7 airs Thursdays at 8:30pm on NBC.