Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap 6.7: Jake & Holt Are In The Midst Of Their Own Spy Thriller

by Gary Catig

Charles brings in a personal coffee brewing machine to the office and Holt, Rosa and Jake are enjoying it. Suddenly, Boyle barges into the room talking and moving in slow motion, warning his colleagues that they’re drinking too much of the caffeinated beverage. In actuality, the three are so doped up on caffeine that they’re the ones functioning at super high speeds. 

[*Spoilers For 6.7 Ahead!]

Holt needs a new assistant but is yet to find someone. Jake offers his services to help since he paired him up with Gina before. His search lands on Gordon Lundt, who seems by his monotone speaking and serious demeanor to be a good fit. Maybe a too good fit as there is so much sexual tension between the captain and his would-be aide. After digging into Lundt’s résumé, Jake finds that he used to work with Commissioner Kelly and is probably a spy to gain intel on Holt.

To gain more concrete evidence on Gordon, Captain Holt must go on a date at the Barrel Museum to distract him while Peralta downloads the contents of his laptop. They come up empty handed but luckily for them, Lundt confesses how he’s a plant for the commissioner and was to seduce Holt to find out what other officers were siding with him in their dispute. Because of their outing, he’s fallen in love with the captain and can’t go through with it. Afterwards, Jake wants to flip the spy into a double agent and have him meet with Kelly. Gordon would wear a wire and hopefully record Commissioner Kelly admitting to spying on his policemen. That would certainly be a scandal that the Nine-Nine could leverage.

During the meet, Lundt triple crosses them and informs his former boss of the wire. Letting the mayor know Holt set up a sting on the current police commissioner would be disgraceful so Kelly wants Holts resignation. Not to be outdone, Holt admits he’s bugged the entire area and set up surveillance cameras to record everything from Kelly’s initial spying to his blackmailing. Using his recordings as clout, the captain is able to change the department’s controversial policies and reopens up the first floor of the precinct.

Meanwhile, the rest of the precinct is trying to alleviate the stresses from the overcrowding. Amy is enlisted to fix the mess and create more space. At first, she tries to help everyone unclutter, Marie Kondo style, but when no one is willing to throw anything away, she takes more drastic actions. Santiago implements the Munkensmat Method where people must throw away everything but one item. For the most part, it’s effective but Terry has an extra hard time parting with a pair of nice suspenders. He purchased them before he took the lieutenant’s exam hoping to wear them once he was promoted but he failed the test. Later, Amy gets the sergeant a new pair of suspenders along with study materials. She offers her help to prepare Terry for the lieutenant’s exam.

This was a fun episode with so many twists and turns and double crosses it was like a spy movie. As the middle of the season approaches, it was good to finish up the over-arching Holt versus Kelly storyline and bring the Nine-Nine back to normal. I’m looking forward to seeing what new conflict our crew will encounter and how it will lead into the midseason finale. Also, they set up a subplot for the second half, Terry’s pursuit to be a lieutenant.

My Favorite 3 Lines:

Holt: Did you see his tie? A single Windsor. The easiest knot to undo. Why bother wearing any clothes at all?

Scully: Hello unsolved case. Do you bring me joy? No because you’re boring and too hard.

Rosa: Well, what one thing should I keep. Hatchet or Blu-ray of The Intern?

Amy: You can always watch The Intern online.

Rosa: Not the extras. There’s a virtual tour of Jules’ kitchen. You monster!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Thursdays at 9:00 pm on NBC.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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