One of the finest American sitcoms of the 2010s was Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The series has ended after eight seasons. The last season has been shown in the UK, after a long wait for British fans. Since Amy gave birth to her first child, the Nine-Nine has undergone significant transformations. Recent political events have prompted Rosa to resign from the NYPD, Holt, and Kevin to divorce, and Hitchcock to retire and relocate to Brazil.
The NYPD-community relationship is at an all-time low, prompting Amy and Holt to propose police reform. However, they confront antagonism from Patrolmen Union President Frank O’Sullivan (John C. McGinley). George Floyd’s death had a significant influence on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It sparked large protests across the country, fueled a contested election in 2020, and sparked the ‘Defund the Police’ campaign.
The police are supposed to enforce the law, so they must be held to the greatest standard. O’Sullivan, on the other hand, was a one-dimensional straw man. He came out as a caricature who would stand up to corrupt and aggressive cops. O’Sullivan even said that he relished getting officers off easy. O’Sullivan was meant to be despised, but I despised him because he was so poorly written. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has already addressed political issues.
Holt’s biography involved his being a gay, black officer who rose through the ranks. Bolt had faced racism and would not be pushed or pressured by his superiors. The Nine-Nine confronted figures at One Police Plaza who tried to take advantage of their positions and corrupt cops, and it was handled much more discreetly and nuancedly. Rosa leaving the NYPD to work as a private detective was one of the most significant developments for this season. It was a major issue in the season premiere, where she collaborates with Jake to expose a cop who falsely arrested a woman. They had to contend with institutionalized corruption since police personnel of all ranks defend one another. Rosa was hanging out with the squad and going to the police station after that, making her a private detective with no actual bearing on the show.
Season Eight also included Jake and Amy as new parents, in addition to the plot of police reform. They needed to strike the proper work-life balance. It was made more difficult because Amy was in charge of the police reform proposal. Even for a die-hard fan, it felt like the same old, same-old.”Game of Boyles” was the series’ most innovative episode. Jake and Terry accompanied Boyle to a family burial in this episode, and Jake suspected murder. It was a parody of Knives Out in which Jake played the role of Benoit Blanc as he investigated the death but unintentionally discovers a major revelation about Boyle. It was a lighthearted, enjoyable episode that stood out from the rest of the season.
Season Eight was repetitive, although it had some humorous moments. Some of my favorite scenes were when Rosa was high on edibles and Rosa and Amy went blind stinking drunk, resulting in Amy taking on an English accent and Rosa collapsing on a bicycle. The two-part season finale was the season’s best episode. Because Brooklyn Nine-Nine was such a successful program, it deserved a grand finale, which “The Last Day” supplied. The gang was competing for a medal in a final robbery, but several of the members had ulterior reasons. The Heist episodes were among the greatest the show had to offer, and the finale featured major moments such as an attempted hijacking of an armored truck. The squad attempting to force Terry through a wall was a running gag in the episode. The goal of “The Last Day” was to be both a farewell and a love letter to the series. There were numerous references to earlier incidents in the show’s history. Some characters were reintroduced, and key locations were revisited. The performance had an appropriate conclusion.
The final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was sadly the show’s poorest. It was overly focused on its political message. The season was more formulaic, but there were still some amusing moments for fans. The ending provided a suitable conclusion to the show.